2010 PDL season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
USL Premier Development League
2010-PDL-Championship-logo.png
Official 2010 PDL Championship logo
Season 2010
Champions Portland Timbers U23's
...
Matches played 544
Goals scored 1791 (3.29 per match)
Top goalscorer Brandon Swartzendruber, Thunder Bay Chill, 15
Biggest home win 9-0, Portland Timbers U23's over Spokane Spiders
Biggest away win 7-1, Tacoma Tide over Yakima Reds
7-1, Reading United over New Jersey Rangers
Highest scoring 9 goals, Orange County Blue Star 7-2 Fresno Fuego
9 goals, Spokane Spiders 2-7 Washington Crossfire
9 goals, Lancaster Rattlers 3-6 Hollywood United Hitmen
9 goals, Des Moines Menace 2-7 Thunder Bay Chill
9 goals, Spokane Spiders 0-9 Portland Timbers U23's
9 goals, Abbotsford Mariners 4-5 Spokane Spiders
9 goals, Central Florida Kraze 2-7 Mississippi Brilla
Highest attendance 3,764, Des Moines Menace vs Rochester Thunder
Lowest attendance 20, Chicago Fire Premier vs Forest City London
Average attendance 550
2009
2011

The 2010 USL Premier Development League season was the 16th season of the PDL. The regular season began on April 24, 2010, and ended on July 26. The playoffs began on Friday, July 30 and concluded with the PDL Championship Game on August 8. As in previous years, the PDL Championship Game was broadcast live on Fox Soccer Channel in the United States, with commentary by Kenn Tomasch and Jon Billings.

The Portland Timbers U23's ended the season as national champions, beating Thunder Bay Chill 4-1 in the 2010 PDL Championship game. The Timbers also had the best regular season record, winning all their 16 games, scoring 53 goals and conceding just six along the way. In doing so the Saplings became the first team to post a perfect PDL regular season record since the Jackson Chargers in 1998,[1] the first regular season champion to win the playoffs since the Central Coast Roadrunners in 1996, and the first team in PDL history to go through an entire PDL regular season and playoff campaign without posting a loss or a tie.

Portland Timbers U23's striker Brent Richards was named League MVP and Rookie of the Year for his stellar campaign with the national champions, while Timbers head coach Jim Rilatt was named Coach of the Year. Joe Tait of the Baton Rouge Capitals was named Defender of the Year after scoring six goals and an assist in 12 games, and helping his team to the national final four. Ryan Meara of Newark Ironbound Express was named Goalkeeper of the Year after recording an impressive eight shutout wins in only 12 games played, and ranking fourth in the league in goals-against average at 0.666.[2]

Players from Canadian side Thunder Bay Chill led the majority of the statistical categories, with striker Brandon Swartzendruber leading the league with 15 goals, while his teammate Gustavo Oliveira led the league with 13 assists. Portland Timbers U23's goalkeeper Jacob Gleeson enjoyed the best goalkeeping statistics, allowing just five goals in 15 games and earning a 0.360 GAA average.[3]

Changes from 2009[edit]

Name changes[edit]

New franchises[edit]

  • Eight franchises have been announced as joining the league this year:[10]
Team Name Metro Area Location Previous Affiliation
Flag of New York.svg Albany BWP Highlanders Albany area Schenectady, NY expansion
Flag of Bermuda.svg Bermuda Hogges Bermuda Hamilton, Bermuda USL Second Division
Flag of New Jersey.svg Central Jersey Spartans Central New Jersey area Lawrenceville, NJ expansion
Flag of Ohio.svg Dayton Dutch Lions Dayton area Bellbrook, OH expansion
Flag of Florida.svg Fort Lauderdale Schulz Academy Fort Lauderdale area Lauderhill, FL expansion
Flag of Maine.svg Portland Phoenix State of Maine Portland, ME expansion
Flag of Vermont.svg Vermont Voltage State of Vermont St. Albans, VT returning from hiatus
Flag of Massachusetts.svg Western Mass Pioneers Springfield (MA) area Ludlow, MA USL Second Division

Folding[edit]

Standings[edit]

Purple indicates division title clinched
Green indicates playoff berth clinched

Note: The first tie-breaker in PDL standings is head-to-head results between teams tied on points, which is why some teams with inferior goal differences finish ahead in the standings.

Central Conference[edit]

Great Lakes Division[edit]

Place Team Pld. W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Michigan Bucks 16 11 3 2 43 14 +29 35
2 Forest City London 16 10 1 5 42 14 +28 35
3 Dayton Dutch Lions 16 8 3 5 20 12 +29 29
4 Chicago Fire Premier 16 9 5 2 28 12 +16 29
5 Indiana Invaders 16 8 7 1 23 25 -2 25
6 Cincinnati Kings 16 6 6 4 31 28 +3 22
7 Toronto Lynx 16 4 11 1 15 37 -22 13
8 Kalamazoo Outrage 16 3 13 0 17 55 -38 9
9 Cleveland Internationals 16 2 12 2 15 41 -26 8

Heartland Division[edit]

Place Team Pld. W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Thunder Bay Chill 16 12 2 2 40 12 +28 38
2 Rochester Thunder 16 10 3 3 22 10 +12 33
3 Real Colorado Foxes 16 7 3 6 26 18 +8 27
4 Des Moines Menace 16 6 3 7 30 23 +7 25
5 St. Louis Lions 16 5 7 4 23 21 +2 19
6 Springfield Demize 16 1 12 3 10 37 -27 6
7 Kansas City Brass 16 1 12 3 14 44 -30 6

Eastern Conference[edit]

Mid Atlantic Division[edit]
Place Team Pld. W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Reading United 16 10 2 4 40 14 +26 34
2 Newark Ironbound Express 16 10 3 3 29 12 +17 33
3 Central Jersey Spartans 16 8 5 3 31 23 +8 27
4 Carolina Dynamo 16 7 5 4 30 23 +7 25
5 Northern Virginia Royals 16 6 6 4 24 28 -4 22
6 Ocean City Nor'easters 16 5 6 5 23 25 -2 20
7 West Virginia Chaos 16 6 9 1 21 26 -5 19
8 Hampton Roads Piranhas 16 4 7 5 18 31 -13 17
9 New Jersey Rangers 16 5 11 0 18 37 -19 15
10 Bermuda Hogges 16 4 11 1 9 25 -16 13
Northeast Division[edit]
Place Team Pld. W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Ottawa Fury 16 11 2 3 33 10 +23 36
2 Portland Phoenix 16 10 2 4 37 14 +23 34
3 Albany BWP Highlanders 16 10 4 2 32 21 +11 32
4 Long Island Rough Riders 16 8 4 4 25 20 +5 28
5 Vermont Voltage 16 5 7 4 22 31 -9 19
6 Western Mass Pioneers 16 4 6 6 17 20 -3 18
7 New Hampshire Phantoms 16 3 9 4 10 23 -13 13
8 Brooklyn Knights 16 3 12 1 24 42 -18 10
9 Westchester Flames 16 1 9 6 13 32 -19 9

Southern Conference[edit]

Mid South Division[edit]
Place Team Pld. W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Laredo Heat 16 9 5 2 36 19 +17 29
2 Houston Leones 16 7 5 4 24 20 +4 25
3 DFW Tornados 16 7 5 4 23 19 +4 25
4 West Texas United Sockers 16 6 7 3 20 24 -4 21
5 Chivas El Paso Patriots 16 6 6 4 18 21 -3 19*
6 Rio Grande Valley Bravos 16 3 10 3 12 30 -18 9*

*Note: Chivas El Paso Patriots and Rio Grande Valley Bravos deducted three points for league rules infringement

Southeast Division[edit]
Place Team Pld. W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Mississippi Brilla 14 11 0 3 41 14 +27 36
2 Baton Rouge Capitals 14 9 2 3 30 15 +15 30
3 Atlanta Blackhawks 14 6 4 4 27 31 -4 22
4 Central Florida Kraze 14 6 5 3 22 17 +5 21
5 New Orleans Jesters 14 6 6 2 30 22 +8 20
6 Bradenton Academics 14 5 5 4 19 15 +4 19
7 Nashville Metros 14 1 10 3 8 34 -28 6
8 Fort Lauderdale Schulz Academy 14 0 12 2 5 34 -29 2

Western Conference[edit]

Northwest Division[edit]
Place Team Pld. W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Portland Timbers U23's 16 16 0 0 53 6 +47 48
2 Kitsap Pumas 16 12 2 2 38 14 +24 38
3 Tacoma Tide 16 9 4 3 33 20 +13 30
4 Victoria Highlanders 16 7 6 3 27 24 +4 24
5 Washington Crossfire 16 6 8 2 35 31 +4 20
6 Vancouver Whitecaps Residency 16 4 9 3 27 37 -10 15
7 Abbotsford Mariners 16 4 11 1 25 44 -19 13
8 Yakima Reds 16 4 12 0 18 42 -24 12
9 Spokane Spiders 16 2 12 2 26 64 -38 8
Southwest Division[edit]
Place Team Pld. W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Ventura County Fusion 16 11 4 1 35 12 +23 34
2 Hollywood United Hitmen 16 10 3 3 41 20 +21 33
3 Orange County Blue Star 16 9 3 4 42 24 +18 31
4 Fresno Fuego 16 8 4 4 42 33 +9 28
5 Southern California Seahorses 16 6 7 3 25 28 -3 21
6 Los Angeles Azul Legends 16 5 8 3 27 33 -6 18
7 Lancaster Rattlers 16 3 8 5 27 51 -24 14
8 BYU Cougars 16 4 10 2 17 27 -10 14
9 Ogden Outlaws 16 2 11 3 22 50 -28 9

Playoffs[edit]

Format[edit]

The 2010 PDL playoffs will feature 16 teams, down from 24 the previous year. The format will have each division winner play against the second-place team in their counterpart division within their respective conference.

Bracket[edit]

  Conference Semifinals Conference Finals PDL Semifinals PDL Championship
                                     
NW1  Oregon Portland Timbers U23's 2  
SW2  California Hollywood United Hitmen 1  
  NW1  Oregon Portland Timbers U23's 2  
Western Conference
  NW2  Washington (state) Kitsap Pumas 1  
SW1  California Ventura County Fusion 1 (3)
NW2  Washington (state) Kitsap Pumas (AET/PSO) 1 (5)  
  NW1  Oregon Portland Timbers U23's 2  
  MA1  Pennsylvania Reading United 1  
NE1  Ontario Ottawa Fury 2  
MA2  New Jersey Newark Ironbound Express 0  
  NE1  Ontario Ottawa Fury 2
Southern Conference
  MA1  Pennsylvania Reading United 3  
MA1  Pennsylvania Reading United 2
NE2  Maine Portland Phoenix 1  
  NW1  Oregon Portland Timbers U23's 4
  HL1  Ontario Thunder Bay Chill 1
HL1  Ontario Thunder Bay Chill 1  
GL2  Ontario Forest City London 0  
  HL1  Ontario Thunder Bay Chill (AET) 2
Central Conference
  GL1  Michigan Michigan Bucks 1  
GL1  Michigan Michigan Bucks 2
HL2  Minnesota Rochester Thunder 0  
  HL1  Ontario Thunder Bay Chill 2
  SE2  Louisiana Baton Rouge Capitals 1  
MS1  Texas Laredo Heat 1 (5)  
SE2  Louisiana Baton Rouge Capitals (AET/PSO) 1 (6)  
  SE2  Louisiana Baton Rouge Capitals 2 Third place
Eastern Conference
  MS2  Texas Houston Leones 1  
SE1  Mississippi Mississippi Brilla 2 (5)
MA1  Pennsylvania Reading United 2 (2)
MS2  Texas Houston Leones (AET/PSO) 2 (6)     SE2  Louisiana Baton Rouge Capitals (PSO) 2 (4)

Conference Semifinals[edit]

July 30, 2010
3:00 PM EDT
Minnesota Rochester Thunder 0 – 2 Michigan Michigan Bucks
Bonilla Booked 31' (Report) Uzoigwe Goal 14'
Robles Booked 16'
St. Louis Goal 54'
Chapples Park Stadium
Thunder Bay, ON
Attendance: 515
Referee: David Barrie (USA)

July 30, 2010
5:30 PM EDT
Ontario Forest City London 0 – 1 Ontario Thunder Bay Chill
Morris Booked 17'
Haworth Booked 46'
Cekic Booked 68'
Bibby Booked 90'
(Report) Swartzendruber Goal 5'
Buthelezi Booked 45'
Heck Booked 65'
Colaizzi Booked 69'
Chapples Park Stadium
Thunder Bay, ON
Attendance: 1,485
Referee: Gianni Facchini (USA)

July 30, 2010
5:00 PM CDT
Louisiana Baton Rouge Capitals 1 – 1
(AET)
Texas Laredo Heat
Williams Booked 7'
McCubbin Booked 17'
Chagnard Goal 78'
(Report) Garcia Goal 17'
Gunderson Booked 21'
Bayona Booked 63'
Lewis Booked 73'
Mulamba Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 80'
Lara Booked 85'
Ibarra Booked 97'
  Penalties  
Callon Penalty scored
Anderson Penalty scored
Tait Penalty scored
Hayers Penalty scored
Williams Penalty missed
Chagnard Penalty scored
Gordon Penalty scored
6 – 5 Penalty scored Galvan
Penalty missed Hernandez
Penalty scored Bautista
Penalty scored Garza
Penalty scored Abalos
Penalty scored Hergert
Penalty missed Lewis
Harper Davis Stadium
Jackson, MS
Attendance: 215
Referee: Arthur Odom (USA)

July 30, 2010
7:30 PM CDT
Texas Houston Leones 2 – 2
(AET)
Mississippi Mississippi Brilla
Eastman Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 68', 95'
Vallentine Goal 69'
Simon Goal 112'
(Report) Buffington Goal 56' Goal 104'
  Penalties  
Penalty scored
Penalty missed
Penalty scored
Penalty scored
Penalty scored
Penalty scored
Penalty scored
6 – 5 Penalty scored
Penalty scored
Penalty scored
Penalty missed
Penalty scored
Penalty scored
Penalty missed
Harper Davis Stadium
Jackson, MS
Attendance: 1,453
Referee: Jared Peeler (USA)

July 31, 2010
4:00 PM EDT
Maine Portland Phoenix 1 – 2 Pennsylvania Reading United
Reilly Red card 6'
Weightman Booked 8'
Banks Goal 55'
(Report) Mulholland Goal 73'
Frimpong Goal 89'
Algonquin College
Ottawa, ON
Attendance: 126
Referee: Joe Audi (USA)

July 31, 2010
1:30 PM PDT
California Hollywood United Hitmen 1 – 2 Oregon Portland Timbers U23's
Whitfield Goal 3' Booked 90'
Corona Booked 31'
Morales[disambiguation needed] Booked 56'
Spitz Booked 90'
(Report) Braun Booked 34' Goal 63'
Evans Goal 66'
Dugoni Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 73', 88'
Ogunyemi Booked 90'
Bremerton Memorial Stadium
Bremerton, WA
Referee: Manuel Soleded (USA)

July 31, 2010
7:00 PM EDT
New Jersey Newark Ironbound Express 0 – 2 Ontario Ottawa Fury
Konopelsky Booked 21'
Grato Booked 63'
Niebles Booked 72'
(Report) Rigby Booked 17'
Theissen Booked 44'
Struthers Goal 67' Goal 72'
Algonquin College
Ottawa, ON
Attendance: 528
Referee: Marvin Mohring (USA)

July 31, 2010
5:00 PM PDT
Washington (state) Kitsap Pumas 1 – 1
(AET)
California Ventura County Fusion
Gordley Goal 2'
Scott Booked 45'
Besagno Booked 77'
(Report) Da. Berrera Goal 30' Yellow cardRed card 42', 112'
Guerrero Yellow cardRed card 54', 120'
  Penalties  
Hepple Penalty scored
Hyde Penalty scored
Cascio Penalty scored
Gray Penalty scored
Wallace Penalty scored
5 – 3 Penalty scored Johnson
Penalty missed Nicholson
Penalty scored Becerra
Penalty scored Jagne
Bremerton Memorial Stadium
Bremerton, WA
Attendance: 1,194
Referee: Nestor Chavez (USA)

Conference Finals[edit]

July 31, 2010
5:30 PM EDT
Michigan Michigan Bucks 1 – 2
(AET)
Ontario Thunder Bay Chill
Uzoigwe Goal 79'
Fuzetti Booked 87'
C. Givens Booked 99'
(Report) Robertson Booked 20'
Abegar Booked 37'
Intermoia Booked 76'
Swartzendruber Goal 84' Goal 118'
Chapples Park Stadium
Thunder Bay, ON
Attendance: 1,496
Referee: David Barrie (USA)

August 1, 2010
4:00 PM EDT
Pennsylvania Reading United 3 – 2 Ontario Ottawa Fury
Witmer Goal 35' Goal 49'
Hogan Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 58', 75'
Mulholland Goal 76' Booked 76'
(Report) Theissen Booked 31'
Dasah Goal 73' Goal 90'
Algonquin College
Ottawa, ON
Attendance: 436
Referee: Mathew Arduini (USA)

August 1, 2010
7:00 PM CDT
Texas Houston Leones 1 – 2 Louisiana Baton Rouge Capitals
Richards Goal 39' Booked 60'
Zelko Booked 51'
Phillips Booked 82'
(Report) Settle Goal 76'
Anderson Goal 88' Booked 89'
Harper Davis Stadium
Jackson, MS
Attendance: 156
Referee: Doug Ferguson (USA)

August 1, 2010
5:00 PM PDT
Washington (state) Kitsap Pumas 1 – 2 Oregon Portland Timbers U23's
Hyde Booked 40'
Lee Goal 42'
Phillips Booked 58'
Fishbaugher Booked 88'
(Report) Ramsey Goal 24'
Farfan Goal 81'
Bremerton Memorial Stadium
Bremerton, WA
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Armando Villareal (USA)

PDL Semifinals[edit]

August 6, 2010
5:00 PM PDT
Louisiana Baton Rouge Capitals 1 – 2 Ontario Thunder Bay Chill
Williams Goal 75' (Report) Abegar Goal 78'
Intermoia Goal 81'
Heck Booked 85'
PGE Park
Portland, OR
Referee: Paul Northman (USA)

August 6, 2010
7:30 PM PDT
Pennsylvania Reading United 1 – 2 Oregon Portland Timbers U23's
Houapeu Goal 74' (Report) Ogunyemi Goal 48'
Braun Goal 78'
Granger Booked 79'
PGE Park
Portland, OR
Attendance: 2,359
Referee: Artem Sher (USA)

Third-Place Game[edit]

August 7, 2010
1:00 PDT
Louisiana Baton Rouge Capitals 2 – 2 Pennsylvania Reading United
Hedges Goal 26' (o.g.)
McCubbin Booked 26'
Tait Goal 45'
Magill Booked 89'
(Report) Sapong Goal 2'
Mulholland Goal 28'
  Penalties  
Tait Penalty scored
Settle Penalty scored
Ju. Portillo Penalty scored
Williams Penalty missed
Callon Penalty scored
4 – 2 Penalty missed Reid
Penalty scored Houapeu
Penalty scored Wenger
Penalty missed Mulholland
PGE Park
Portland, OR
Referee: Desmond Miller (USA)

PDL Final[edit]

August 7, 2010
4:00 PM PDT
Ontario Thunder Bay Chill 1 – 4 Oregon Portland Timbers U23's
Heck Red card 16'
Oliveira Booked 22' Goal 45'
Colaizzi Booked 72'
(Report) Hasson Goal 30'
Richards Goal 51' Goal 62'
Ogunyemi Booked 52'
Evans Booked 54'
Braun Goal 76'
PGE Park
Portland, OR
Attendance: 3,729
Referee: Maurizio Laudani (USA)

Award winners and finalists[edit]

MVP: Brent Richards (POR) (winner), Moses Aduny (MIS), Andrew Rigby (OTT), Brandon Swartzendruber (TB)
Rookie of the Year: Brent Richards (POR) (winner), Fredrik Brustad (CF), Dominic Reinold (NJ)
Defender of the Year: Joe Tait (BR) (winner), Matt Hedges (REA), Mark Lee (KIT), Alexis Pradié (OTT),
Goalkeeper of the Year: Ryan Meara (NWK)
Coach of the Year: Jim Rilatt (POR) (winner), Brendan Burke (REA), Dave Dixon (MIS), Martin Painter (LON)

All-League and All-Conference Teams[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

F: Will Beaugé (OTT), Dominic Reinold (NJ), C. J. Sapong (REA)
M: Frank Alesci* (NWK), Luke Mulholland (REA), Scott Rojo* (CAR)
D: Chris Christian (CJ), John Fletcher (OcC), Matt Hedges* (REA), Alexis Pradié* (OTT)
G: Ryan Meara* (NWK)

Central Conference[edit]

F: Gustavo Oliveira (TB), Brandon Swartzendruber (TB), Kenny Uzoigwe* (MIC)
M: Steven Beattie (CIN), Alan McGreal (LON), Jeremy Warman (KC)
D: C.J. Brown (KAL), Stewart Givens (MIC), Logan McDaniel (DM), Sebastian Stihler (LON)
G: Oscar Moens (DAY)

Southern Conference[edit]

F: Moses Aduny* (MIS), Ben Callon (BR), Ryan Maloney (ATL)
M: Jonathan Mendoza (CF), Lucas Paulini (MIS), Carl Reynolds (NO)
D: Willie Hunt (MIS), Ryan McDonald (NAS), Guilherme Reis (BRD), Joe Tait* (BR)
G: Leif Craddock (WTU)

Western Conference[edit]

F: Jaime Chavez (HU), Brent Richards* (POR), Amani Walker (OrC)
M: Freddie Braun* (POR), Cameron Hepple (KIT), Jordan Hughes (VIC)
D: Mo Aziz (ABB), Ryan Kawulok (POR), Mark Lee* (KIT), Daniel Scott (KIT)
G. Jake Gleeson (POR)

* denotes All-League player

See also[edit]

References[edit]