2013 in American soccer

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Soccer in the United States
Season 2013
Supporters' Shield New York Red Bulls
NASL New York Cosmos
USL Pro Orlando City
NPSL RVA Football Club
PDL Austin Aztex
US Open Cup D.C. United
MLS Cup Sporting Kansas City
2012 United States 2014
The professional soccer clubs of the United States and Canada for 2013.

The 2013 season is the 101st season of competitive soccer in the United States.

National teams[edit]

Men[edit]

Senior[edit]

Wins Losses Draws
16 4 3
Goal Scorers[edit]
Player Goals
Jozy Altidore 8
Landon Donovan 8
Clint Dempsey 6
Chris Wondolowski 6
Eddie Johnson 5
Joe Corona 2
Clarence Goodson 2
Michael Orozco Fiscal 2
Brek Shea 2
Graham Zusi 2
Alejandro Bedoya 1
Geoff Cameron 1
Brad Evans 1
Mix Diskerud 1
Herculez Gomez 1
Stuart Holden 1
Aron Jóhannsson 1
Own Goals 1

Under-20[edit]

Under-18[edit]

Under-17[edit]

Women[edit]

Senior[edit]

Wins Losses Draws
13 0 3

Under-23[edit]

Under-20[edit]

Under-17[edit]

American club leagues[edit]

Major League Soccer[edit]

The Major League Soccer season began on March 2, 2013, following preseason events in Tucson, Arizona, Orlando, Florida, and Charleston, South Carolina. The regular season ended on October 27, 2013.

Conference tables[edit]

Eastern Conference

Pos
Team
Pts
GP
W
L
T
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 New York Red Bulls (SS) (E1) 59 34 17 9 8 58 41 +17 2013 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals
2 Sporting Kansas City 58 34 17 10 7 47 30 +17
3 New England Revolution 51 34 14 11 9 49 38 +11
4 Houston Dynamo 51 34 14 11 9 41 41 0 2013 MLS Cup Knockout Round
5 Montreal Impact 49 34 14 13 7 50 49 +1
6 Chicago Fire 49 34 14 13 7 47 52 −5
7 Philadelphia Union 46 34 12 12 10 42 44 −2
8 Columbus Crew 41 34 12 17 5 42 46 −4
9 Toronto FC 29 34 6 17 11 30 47 −17
10 D.C. United 16 34 3 24 7 22 59 −37

Updated to matches played on October 27, 2013 6:55 p.m. EDT. Source: MLSSoccer.com
Notation Key:

(SS) = Supporters Shield winner
(E1) = Eastern Conference champion

Western Conference

Pos
Team
Pts
GP
W
L
T
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 Portland Timbers (W1) 57 34 14 5 15 54 33 +21 2013 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals
2 Real Salt Lake 56 34 16 10 8 57 41 +16
3 LA Galaxy 53 34 15 11 8 53 38 +15
4 Seattle Sounders FC 52 34 15 12 7 42 42 0 2013 MLS Cup Knockout Round
5 Colorado Rapids 51 34 14 11 9 45 38 +7
6 San Jose Earthquakes 51 34 14 11 9 35 42 −7
7 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 48 34 13 12 9 53 45 +8
8 FC Dallas 44 34 11 12 11 48 52 −4
9 Chivas USA 26 34 6 20 8 30 67 −37

Updated to matches played on October 27, 2013 8:00 p.m. PDT. Source: MLSSoccer.com
Notation Key:

(W1) = Western Conference champion

Overall table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pts
GP
W
L
T
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 New York Red Bulls (SS) (E1) 59 34 17 9 8 58 41 +17 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League 1
2 Sporting Kansas City 58 34 17 10 7 47 30 +17
3 Portland Timbers (W1) 57 34 14 5 15 54 33 +21
4 Real Salt Lake 56 34 16 10 8 57 41 +16
5 LA Galaxy 53 34 15 11 8 53 38 +15
6 Seattle Sounders FC 52 34 15 12 7 42 42 0
7 New England Revolution 51 34 14 11 9 49 38 +11
8 Colorado Rapids 51 34 14 11 9 45 38 +7
9 Houston Dynamo 51 34 14 11 9 41 41 0
10 San Jose Earthquakes 51 34 14 11 9 35 42 −7
11 Montreal Impact 49 34 14 13 7 50 49 +1 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League 2
12 Chicago Fire 49 34 14 13 7 47 52 −5
13 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 48 34 13 12 9 53 45 +8
14 Philadelphia Union 46 34 12 12 10 42 44 −2
15 FC Dallas 44 34 11 12 11 48 52 −4
16 Columbus Crew 41 34 12 17 5 42 46 −4
17 Toronto FC 29 34 6 17 11 30 47 −17
18 Chivas USA 26 34 6 20 8 30 67 −37
19 D.C. United 16 34 3 24 7 22 59 −37 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League 1

Updated to matches played on October 2013. Source: MLSSoccer.com
Notation Key:

(SS) = Supporters Shield winner
(E1) = Eastern Conference champion
(W1) = Western Conference champion

1The highest ranked U.S.-based MLS club qualifies to the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League seeding Pot A. (Canadian teams cannot qualify for the Champions League through MLS; the Canadian qualifier is the winner of the 2014 Canadian Championship.) The other U.S. representatives in the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League are:

2013 MLS Cup Playoffs[edit]

East Knockout
     
E4 Houston Dynamo 3
E5 Montreal Impact 0
West Knockout
     
W4 Seattle Sounders FC 2
W5 Colorado Rapids 0
  Conference Semifinals Conference Finals MLS Cup 2013
                                     
E1  New York Red Bulls 2 1 3  
E4  Houston Dynamo (a.e.t.) 2 2 4  
  E4  Houston Dynamo 0 1 1  
Eastern Conference
  E2  Sporting Kansas City 0 2 2  
E2  Sporting Kansas City (a.e.t.) 1 3 4
E3  New England Revolution 2 1 3  
  E2  Sporting Kansas City (p) 1 (7)
  W2  Real Salt Lake 1 (6)
W1  Portland Timbers 2 3 5  
W4  Seattle Sounders FC 1 2 3  
  W1  Portland Timbers 2 0 2
Western Conference
  W2  Real Salt Lake 4 1 5  
W2  Real Salt Lake (a.e.t.) 0 2 2
W3  LA Galaxy 1 0 1  

North American Soccer League[edit]

The North American Soccer League has been split into spring and fall tournaments for the 2013 season, similar to the Apertura and Clausura league system commonly found in Mexican and Central American soccer leagues. The winner of the Spring season will host the winner of the Fall season in the 2013 Soccer Bowl championship.[3] The Spring season will begin on April 6, 2013.[4] The Fall season will begin on August 3, 2013.[5]

Spring Season[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or qualification
1 Atlanta Silverbacks (C) 12 6 3 3 20 15 +5 21 2013 NASL Spring season winner H
2 Carolina RailHawks 12 5 5 2 20 16 +4 20
3 San Antonio Scorpions 12 6 2 4 19 15 +4 20
4 Tampa Bay Rowdies 12 5 3 4 21 16 +5 18
5 FC Edmonton 12 3 5 4 13 12 +1 14
6 Minnesota United 12 4 2 6 18 23 −5 14
7 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 12 2 2 8 10 24 −14 8

Updated to games played on 4 July, 2013.
Source: NASL Standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(H) - Will host Soccer Bowl 2013.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.


Fall Season[edit]

The New York Cosmos will join the league during the Fall season.[6] Puerto Rico Islanders, originally planned to take part in this season, announced taking one year off due to restructuring.[7]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or qualification
1 New York Cosmos (C) 14 9 4 1 22 12 +10 31 2013 NASL Fall season winner
2 Carolina RailHawks 14 7 2 5 21 16 +5 23
3 Tampa Bay Rowdies 14 5 5 4 30 27 +3 20
4 Minnesota United 14 6 2 6 21 19 +2 20
5 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 14 5 3 6 18 20 −2 18
6 FC Edmonton 14 3 7 4 13 14 −1 16
7 Atlanta Silverbacks 14 4 4 6 14 22 −8 16
8 San Antonio Scorpions 14 3 1 10 15 24 −9 10

Updated to games played on 2 November, 2013.
Source: NASL Standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.


Soccer Bowl 2013[edit]

Soccer Bowl 2013 was contested by the winners of the spring and fall seasons. The game was hosted by the winner of the spring season.[8][9][10]


USL Pro[edit]

Main article: 2013 USL Pro season

For the first time, all USL Pro teams will play every other team in a home-and-away arrangement, like most European leagues. The only exception will be Antigua Barracuda FC, which will play all their matches on the road, giving every other team 13 home matches against other USL Pro teams.

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 will play two matches each with the remaining MLS Reserve League teams. Those matches will count toward USL Pro standings, giving each team a total of 26 games.[11]

The following teams will affiliate:

USL Pro teams will play MLS Reserve teams as listed below. Except for Antigua Barracuda FC (who will play two MLS reserve teams on the road), each set will be a home-and-away arrangement.

The USL Pro season will begin on March 23, 2013. The first matches with MLS Reserve League teams will take place on April 7, 2013.

Overall 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 Head-to-head; 2nd number of matches won; 3rd goal difference.
(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.

USL Pro Playoffs[edit]

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

USL Pro Championship[edit]

September 7, 2013 (2013-09-07)
7:30 pm EDT
Orlando City 7–4 Charlotte Eagles
Dwyer Goal 33'42'61' (pen.)69'
Chin Goal 70'90'
Boden Booked 71'
Mbengue Goal 85'
Report
Report
Report
Report
Okiomah Goal 20'
Ramirez Goal 43'58'
Asante Booked 86'
Meza Goal 88'
Citrus Bowl
Attendance: 20,886
Referee: Ismail Elfath

National Women's Soccer League[edit]

The inaugural NWSL season began on April 13 and concluded on August 18. The Portland Thorns won the first NWSL Championship, defeating NWSL Shield winner Western New York Flash 2-0 on August 31.

Overall table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Western New York Flash 22 10 8 4 36 20 +16 38 2013 NWSL Playoffs
2 FC Kansas City 22 11 5 6 34 22 +12 38
3 Portland Thorns FC 22 11 5 6 32 25 +7 38
4 Sky Blue FC 22 10 6 6 31 26 +5 36
5 Boston Breakers 22 8 6 8 35 34 +1 30
6 Chicago Red Stars 22 8 6 8 32 36 −4 30
7 Seattle Reign FC 22 5 3 14 22 36 −14 18
8 Washington Spirit 22 3 5 14 16 39 −23 14

Source: soccerway.com

NWSL Playoffs[edit]

Semi-Finals Championship
           
1 Western New York Flash 2
4 Sky Blue FC 0
1 Western New York Flash 0
3 Portland Thorns FC 2
2 FC Kansas City 2
3 Portland Thorns FC (AET) 3

NWSL Championship[edit]

US Open Cup[edit]

The 100th edition of the annual national championship, the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, ran from May 7 through October 2. Sporting Kansas City, the defending champions, were eliminated in the fourth round (round of 16) by USL Pro side Orlando City.

D.C. United defeated Real Salt Lake 1–0 in the final to qualify for the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage.

Honors[edit]

Professional[edit]

Amateur[edit]

American clubs in international competition[edit]

Club Competition Final round
Houston Dynamo 2012–13 CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals
Los Angeles Galaxy Semifinals
Seattle Sounders FC Semifinals
Houston Dynamo 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League Group stage
Los Angeles Galaxy Quarterfinals
San Jose Earthquakes Quarterfinals
Sporting Kansas City Quarterfinals

2012–13 Champions League[edit]

Houston Dynamo[edit]

Los Angeles Galaxy[edit]

Seattle Sounders FC[edit]

2013–14 Champions League[edit]

Houston Dynamo[edit]

LA Galaxy[edit]

San Jose Earthquakes[edit]

Sporting Kansas City[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canada to host U.S. in Olympic semifinal rematch later this year". The Canadian Press. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "2013 Schedule and Results". US Soccer. Retrieved May 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ "NASL Announces Split-Season Format". atlantasilverbacks.com (Atlanta Silverbacks). 
  4. ^ "North American Soccer League Announces 2013 Spring Schedule". NASL. 10 January 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Classic Rivalry Heralds the Return of the New York Cosmos". NASL. 11 February 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Cosmos to Play in Fall Championship Season". nasl.com (North American Soccer League). 
  7. ^ "Islanders Committed to the Future". 
  8. ^ North American Soccer League (September 5, 2012). "NASL Announces Split-Season Format for 2013". nasl.com. Retrieved January 22, 2013. 
  9. ^ North American Soccer League (July 24, 2013). "NASL Soccer Bowl 2013 To Be Played On November 9". nasl.com. Retrieved July 27, 2013. 
  10. ^ North American Soccer League (November 9, 2012). "New York Cosmos Win NASL Soccer Bowl 2013". nasl.com. Retrieved November 9, 2013. 
  11. ^ http://uslpro.uslsoccer.com/home/690349.html
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  13. ^ "Match Recap: Houston Dynamo 2, W Connection 0". Houston Dynamo. September 25, 2013. 
  14. ^ "CCL Match Recap: LA Galaxy 1, Isidro Metapan 0". LA Galaxy. September 18, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Recap: Sporting KC stays unbeaten in Champions League with 1-1 draw against Nicaragua's Real Esteli FC". Sporting Kansas City. September 17, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Recap: Sporting KC advances to quarterfinals of 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League". Sporting Kansas City. October 23, 2013.