2013 USL Pro season

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USL Pro
Season 2013
Champions Orlando City
Supporters' Shield Richmond Kickers
Matches played 182
Goals scored 559 (3.07 per match)
Top goalscorer Dom Dwyer ORL
José Angulo PIT
(15-USL Pro Record)
Biggest home win TAM 8, ANT 0
(June 7)
Biggest away win HAR 4, CHE 0
(June 1)
Highest scoring ORL 7, CHE 4
(September 7) (Championship)
Longest winning run 5 CHB & WIL
Longest unbeaten run 22 RIC
(April 6 – August 2)
Longest losing run 26 ANT
(Entire Season)
Highest attendance 20,886 Orlando City S.C. vs. Charlotte Eagles
(September 7) (Championship)
Lowest attendance 100
CHB @ HOU (MLS Reserve)
(May 19)
Total attendance 464,723
Average attendance 2,611 [1]
2012
2014

The 2013 USL Pro season is the 27th season of third-division soccer in the United States, and is the third season of the United Soccer Leagues' (USL) PRO professional competition.[2] The number of teams increased from eleven to thirteen with Phoenix FC and VSI Tampa Bay FC joining the league as expansion franchises.[3]

Teams[edit]

Stadiums and Locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Antigua Barracuda St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda Stanford Cricket Ground[4] 5,000
Charleston Battery Charleston, South Carolina Blackbaud Stadium 5,100
Charlotte Eagles Charlotte, North Carolina Dickson Field 2,500
Dayton Dutch Lions Dayton, Ohio Beavercreek Stadium 5,000
Harrisburg City Islanders Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Skyline Sports Complex 5,000
Los Angeles Blues Fullerton, California Titan Stadium 10,000
Orlando City Orlando, Florida Fifth Third Bank Field at the Citrus Bowl 65,000
Pittsburgh Riverhounds Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Highmark Stadium 3,500
Phoenix FC Phoenix, Arizona Sun Devil Soccer Stadium 3,400
Richmond Kickers Richmond, Virginia City Stadium 22,000
Rochester Rhinos Rochester, New York Sahlen's Stadium 13,768
VSI Tampa Bay Tampa Bay, Florida Plant City Stadium [5][6] 6,700
Wilmington Hammerheads Wilmington, North Carolina Legion Stadium 6,000

Personnel and kits[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Manager Captain Kit supplier Shirt sponsor
Antigua Barracuda England Adrian Whitbread Antigua and Barbuda George Dublin Nike Antigua and Barbuda Tourism
Charleston Battery United States Michael Anhaeuser Republic of Ireland Colin Falvey Nike Sparcet
Charlotte Eagles United States Mark Steffens United States Eric Reed Nike Powerade
Dayton Dutch Lions Netherlands Patrick Bal United States Joel DeLass LAONE Dayton Outpatient Center
Harrisburg City Islanders United States Bill Becher United States Jason Pelletier Adidas Capital Blue Cross
Los Angeles Blues Spain Jesus Rico-Sanz Scotland Allan Russell Nike Hilton Anaheim
Orlando City England Adrian Heath Mexico Miguel Gallardo Lotto Orlando Health
Pittsburgh Riverhounds United States Justin Evans United States Rich Costanzo Nike #1 Cochran
Phoenix FC Scotland David Robertson United States Andrew Weber Nike None
Richmond Kickers England Leigh Cowlishaw United States Michael Callahan Adidas Health Diagnostic Laboratory
Rochester Rhinos Canada Pat Ercoli United States Troy Roberts Admiral Bimbo Bakeries USA
VSI Tampa Bay United States Joel Harrison (Interim) United States Kyle Hoffer Admiral None
Wilmington Hammerheads England David Irving Scotland Tom Parratt Nike New Hanover Regional Medical Center

MLS-USL Pro Alliance[edit]

On January 23, 2013, USL Pro announced an alliance with Major League Soccer. For the 2013 season, four MLS teams will affiliate with USL Pro teams in lieu of participating in the MLS Reserve League system. These MLS clubs will loan at least four of their reserve players to their USL Pro affiliate club for development purposes.

All USL Pro teams played two matches each with the remaining MLS Reserve League teams. Those matches counted toward the USL Pro standings, giving each team a total of 26 games.[7]

The following teams affiliated:

USL Pro teams played MLS Reserve teams as listed below. Except for Antiqua Barracuda (who played two MLS reserve teams on the road), each set was a home-and-away arrangement.

USL Pro teams compiled a 11 Win, 9 Tie and 6 Loss record against MLS Reserve Teams in 2013. [8][9]

Player transfers[edit]

For full article, see List of USL Pro transfers 2013.

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Phoenix FC Expansion team Scotland David Robertson 15 July 2012[10]
VSI Tampa Bay Expansion team England Matt Weston 22 November 2012[11]
Los Angeles Blues United States Charlie Naimo Pre-Season Spain Jesus Rico-Sanz 12 December 2012[12]
Antigua Barracuda England Tom Curtis Pre-Season Antigua and Barbuda Fernando Abraham 2013[13]
VSI Tampa Bay England Matt Weston 5th Place United States Joel Harrison (Interim) 8 May 2013[14]
Rochester Rhinos United States Jesse Myers 12th Place Canada Pat Ercoli 19 May 2013[15]
Antigua Barracuda Antigua and Barbuda Fernando Abraham 13th Place England Adrian Whitbread 12 June 2013[16]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
GP
W
T
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification
1 Richmond Kickers (CC) 26 15 10 1 51 24 +27 55 Commissioner's Cup, Playoffs
2 Orlando City (A) 26 16 6 4 54 26 +28 54 Playoffs
3 Charleston Battery (A) 26 13 6 7 48 29 +19 45
4 Harrisburg City Islanders (A) 26 14 2 10 55 39 +16 44
5 Charlotte Eagles (A) 26 10 11 5 44 39 +5 41
6 Los Angeles Blues (A) 26 11 7 8 52 37 +15 40
7 Pittsburgh Riverhounds (A) 26 10 8 8 36 33 +3 38
8 Dayton Dutch Lions (A) 26 10 7 9 43 46 −3 37
9 Wilmington Hammerheads 26 11 4 11 35 39 −4 036
10 VSI Tampa Bay 26 9 5 12 41 39 +2 32
11 Rochester Rhinos 26 6 10 10 25 39 −14 28
12 Phoenix FC 26 5 7 14 28 41 −13 22
13 Antigua Barracuda 26 0 0 26 11 91 −80 0

Source: USL Pro official standings
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(CC) = Commissioner's Cup (best regular season record); (A) = Advances to USL Pro Playoffs; (D) = Divisional winners.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified for the USL Pro Playoffs, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (E) = Eliminated from playoff-contention.

Wilmington were deducted one point for fielding an ineligible player on July 21 against Pittsburgh. [17]

Results table[edit]

Abbreviation and Color Key:
Antigua Barracuda FC – ANT • Charleston Battery – CHB • Charlotte Eagles – CHE • Dayton Dutch Lions – DDL • Harrisburg City Islanders – HAR
Los Angeles Blues – LAB • Orlando City S.C. – ORL • Phoenix FC – PHX • Pittsburgh Riverhounds – PIT
Richmond Kickers – RIC • Rochester Rhinos – ROC • VSI Tampa Bay FC – TAM • Wilmington Hammerheads – WIL
MLS Reserve Teams:
Chicago Fire – CHI • Columbus Crew – COC • Colorado Rapids – COR • FC Dallas – DAL • Houston Dynamo – HOU • Los Angeles Galaxy – LAG • Montreal Impact – MTL
New York Red Bulls – NYR • Portland Timbers – POR • Real Salt Lake – RSL • Seattle Sounders – SEA • San Jose Earthquakes – SJE • Toronto FC – TOR • Vancouver Whitecaps – VAN

Home  • Away  • Win  • Loss  • Draw

Club Match
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Antigua Barracuda FC CHE WIL CHB TAM ORL HAR RIC PIT DDL TAM ORL RIC HAR ROC PIT LAB PHX PHX LAB SJE DAL DDL ROC CHE CHB WIL
0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 2–7 0–4 1–4 0–2 1–3 0–8 0–2 0–4 1–3 1–2 1–4 0–6 0–1 0–1 0–4 0–6 1–3 1–3 0–1 0–5 0–3 1–4
Charleston Battery RIC ANT PIT HAR DDL WIL CHE HOU ROC HAR CHE HOU PIT ROC TAM ORL ORL TAM DDL PHX LAB WIL RIC LAB PHX ANT
1–4 4–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 4–2 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–2 2–2 4–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–2 2–4 1–0 5–1 3–0 1–2 5–2 1–2 1–0 3–0
Charlotte Eagles ANT ROC ORL PIT RIC CHB PHX LAB HAR CHB CHI TAM WIL DDL CHI PIT ROC WIL DDL LAB PHX RIC HAR ANT TAM ORL
2–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 3–3 1–0 2–2 3–4 0–4 2–2 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–2 2–1 3–2 2–2 3–2 0–0 3–3 0–4 0–1 2–1 5–0 3–3 0–1
Dayton Dutch Lions PIT TAM ORL CHB PHX PIT ANT LAB COC TAM PHX LAB CHE ROC RIC COC ORL CHB CHE HAR ANT ROC WIL WIL RIC HAR
2–1 1–0 0–4 0–1 4–3 2–2 3–1 0–0 4–4 2–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 3–1 2–3 1–3 3–3 0–1 0–0 1–5 3–1 3–1 0–1 1–2 2–5 3–1
Harrisburg City Islanders PIT COR ROC CHB ROC ANT ORL RIC CHB CHE WIL COR ANT PIT PHX WIL LAB RIC TAM ORL DDL PHX LAB CHE TAM DDL
2–1 2–1 5–1 1–2 1–0 4–0 2–2 0–2 2–1 4–0 2–0 1–3 3–1 3–4 2–1 1–2 2–4 0–1 2–0 1–3 5–1 3–1 2–2 1–2 3–1 1–3
Los Angeles Blues PHX TAM ORL PHX ORL TAM WIL PIT LAG RIC WIL CHE ROC DDL LAG DDL ANT PIT HAR ANT RIC CHE CHB HAR CHB ROC
2–0 0–1 1–0 3–1 2–3 2–3 4–0 0–0 3–4 1–1 1–2 4–3 2–2 0–0 1–1 0–1 6–0 2–1 4–2 4–0 1–2 3–3 0–3 2–2 2–1 2–1
Orlando City S.C. PHX LAB ROC LAB CHE DDL ANT SEA HAR ROC WIL PHX ANT RIC WIL CHB CHB DDL PIT HAR PIT TAM TAM SEA RIC CHE
3–1 0–1 3–1 3–2 1–1 4–0 7–2 2–0 2–2 1–0 4–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 2–1 3–3 0–0 3–1 0–1 3–0 3–2 2–0 0–2 1–0
Phoenix FC LAB TAM ORL LAB RSL WIL PIT PIT DDL CHE RIC WIL ORL TAM RSL DDL HAR ROC ANT ANT RIC CHB CHE HAR CHB ROC
0–2 1–0 1–3 1–3 0–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 3–4 2–2 0–1 1–2 0–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 1–5 4–0 1–3 0–1 3–4
Pittsburgh Riverhounds RIC HAR DDL CHE CHB PHX LAB PHX DDL ANT ROC TOR CHB HAR ANT CHE LAB ORL WIL TOR TAM ORL ROC TAM WIL RIC
0–0 1–2 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–2 2–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 4–3 4–1 2–3 1–2 0–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 3–2 1–4 1–1
Richmond Kickers PIT CHB ROC WIL CHE ANT LAB HAR PHX WIL ANT VAN ORL TAM DDL ROC HAR PHX LAB VAN TAM CHE CHB DDL ORL PIT
0–0 4–1 4–1 2–0 3–3 4–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 3–2 1–1 1–0 2–2 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 2–5 5–2 2–0 1–1
Rochester Rhinos TAM ORL CHE RIC HAR HAR WIL ORL CHB LAB PIT MTL TAM CHB ANT PHX DDL CHE RIC WIL MTL ANT DDL PIT PHX LAB
0–3 1–3 0–0 1–4 1–5 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 2–2 0–3 1–1 3–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–3 2–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–3 1–0 4–3 1–2
VSI Tampa Bay FC PHX LAB POR ROC LAB DDL ANT WIL POR ANT PHX ROC DDL CHE CHB RIC CHB HAR WIL RIC PIT ORL ORL HAR PIT CHE
0–1 1–0 1–2 3–0 3–2 0–1 3–1 1–0 4–4 8–0 1–0 0–3 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 4–2 0–2 2–1 0–0 1–2 0–3 2–3 1–3 2–3 3–3
Wilmington Hammerheads ANT LAB PHX RIC ROC CHB LAB ORL TAM PHX HAR RIC NYR CHE NYR ORL HAR CHE ROC PIT TAM CHB DDL DDL PIT ANT
2–0 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–1 2–4 2–1 1–4 0–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–2 2–1 2–3 0–0 1–2 1–2 2–1 1–0 2–1 4–1 4–1

USL Pro published schedule and results.[18][19]

Playoffs[edit]

Format[edit]

The 2013 USL PRO Playoffs will include the top eight finishers in the table, with the quarterfinals (No. 1 vs. No. 8, No. 2 vs. No. 7, etc.) set for the weekend of August 23–25. The semifinals featuring the four remaining teams will be played the following weekend, with the 2013 USL PRO Championship set for the weekend of September 6–8. All playoff rounds feature a single-game knockout format and teams will not be re-seeded following each round. [18]

Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals USL PRO Championship
                 
1 Richmond Kickers 1
8 Dayton Dutch Lions 0
1 Richmond Kickers 1
5 Charlotte Eagles 2
4 Harrisburg City Islanders 1
5 Charlotte Eagles 3
5 Charlotte Eagles 4
2 Orlando City 7
2 Orlando City 5
7 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 0
2 Orlando City 3
3 Charleston Battery 2
3 Charleston Battery 2
6 Los Angeles Blues 1




Statistical leaders[edit]

Goalkeeping[edit]

(Minimum of 1080 Minutes Played)

Rank Goalkeeper Club GP MINS SH SVS GA GAA W-L-T SHO
1 United States Andrew Dykstra Richmond Kickers 22 1980 177 75 19 0.863 13–1–8 10
2 Mexico Miguel Gallardo Orlando City 15 1221 122 44 13 0.958 8–3–3 5
3 Cuba Odisnel Cooper Charleston Battery 22 1980 144 50 24 1.090 11–6–5 7
4 United States Carl Woszczynski Los Angeles Blues 13 1170 71 50 15 1.153 8–4–1 6
5 United States Hunter Gilstrap Pittsburgh Riverhounds 21 1890 155 67 25 1.190 8–5–8 5
6 United States Alex Horwath VSI Tampa Bay FC 23 2044 124 67 33 1.453 8–11–4 6
7 United States Andrew Weber Phoenix FC 14 1215 69 41 20 1.481 1–8–5 3
8 United States Nick Noble Harrisburg City Islanders 26 2340 203 105 39 1.500 14–10–2 5
9 United States Eric Reed Charlotte Eagles 25 2238 167 101 38 1.528 10–4–11 8
10 Germany Kristian Nicht Rochester Rhinos 24 2074 185 88 36 1.562 4–10–10 8
11 United States Phil Tuttle Wilmington Hammerheads 14 1260 93 28 22 1.571 7–7–0 2
12 United States Matt Williams Dayton Dutch Lions 26 2289 182 105 45 1.769 10–9–7 4
13 Antigua and Barbuda Molvin James Antigua Barracuda 17 1485 216 94 63 3.818 0–16–0 0

Source:[20]

League Awards[edit]

[21]

  • Most Valuable Player: José Angulo (PIT)
  • Rookie of the Year: Nate Robinson (RIC)
  • Defender of the Year: Colin Falvey (CHB)
  • Goalkeeper of the Year: Andrew Dykstra (RIC)
  • Coach of the Year: Leigh Cowlishaw (RIC)

All-League Teams[edit]

[22]

First Team[edit]

F: José Angulo (PIT), Dom Dwyer (ORL), Sainey Touray (HAR)
M: Matt Dallman (PIT), Joseph Ngwenya (RIC), Jamie Watson (ORL)
D: Colin Falvey (CHB), Henry Kalungi (RIC), Rob Valentino (ORL), William Yomby (RIC)
G: Andrew Dykstra (RIC)

Second Team[edit]

F: Gibson Bardsley (DAY), Matt Fondy (LAB), Lucky Mkosana (HAR)
M: Michael Azira (CHB), George Davis IV (LAB), Jorge Herrera (CHE)
D: Danny Earls (ROC), Josh Rife (TAM), Andrew Marshall (PIT), Daniel Steres (WIL)
G: Nick Noble (HAR)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Taking Attendance 9/13/2013: Final USL Pro Numbers". Kenn.com. Retrieved September 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Phoenix FC Joins USL PRO in 2013". Phoenix FC. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "VSI Tampa Names Weston As Coach". USL Soccer. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  4. ^ All Antigua's games will be played on the road.
  5. ^ VSI Tampa Bay FC Full Schedule
  6. ^ VSI Tampa Bay FC announces 2013 USL Stadium Venue
  7. ^ http://uslpro.uslsoccer.com/home/690349.html
  8. ^ "USL Pro 2013 Schedule". United Soccer Leagues (USL). September 8, 2013. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  9. ^ "2013 Reserve League Schedule". www.mlssoccer.com. October 21, 2013. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  10. ^ "New USL PRO Team Owners Met With LFR 1881 Yesterday; Team Name, Team Colors & Head Coach Announced". AzKicksIt.com. 2012-07-16. Retrieved 2012-07-19. 
  11. ^ "Weston joins VSI Tampa Bay FC". VSI Tampa Bay FC. November 22, 2012. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Blues Name Rico-Sanz Coach". USL Soccer. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  13. ^ Baptiste, Neto. "Cash strapped ’Cudas’ confirm USL participation". Antigua Observer. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  14. ^ "VSI Tampa Bay Announces the Departure of Coach Weston". VSI Tampa Bay FC. May 8, 2013. Retrieved May 9, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Ercoli Takes Reins For Rhinos". United Soccer Leagues (USL). May 19, 2013. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Barracudas Appoint Whitbread". United Soccer Leagues (USL). 12 June 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  17. ^ "Hammerheads Have Point Deducted". www.uslsoccer.com. July 26, 2013. Retrieved July 27, 2013. 
  18. ^ a b "USL PRO 2013 Schedule Announced". United Soccer Leagues. 
  19. ^ Schedule/Results
  20. ^ a b c "USL PRO – Top 10 Stats Leaders". Retrieved September 5, 2013. 
  21. ^ "USL PRO Awards Winners Announced". United Soccer Leagues. September 6, 2013. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  22. ^ "USL PRO All-League Teams Announced". United Soccer Leagues. September 3, 2013. Retrieved September 3, 2013.