2014 in American soccer

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Soccer in the United States
Season 2014
USL Pro Sacramento Republic
NPSL New York Red Bulls U-23
PDL Michigan Bucks
US Open Cup Seattle Sounders FC
2013 United States 2015

The 2014 season is the 102nd season of competitive soccer in the United States.

National teams[edit]

Men[edit]

Senior[edit]

Wins Losses Draws
6 3 2

Goalscorers[edit]

Rank Name World Cup Friendly Total
1 Clint Dempsey 2 1 3
Chris Wondolowski 0 3 3
3 Jozy Altidore 0 2 2
4 Jermaine Jones 1 0 1
John Brooks 1 0 1
Julian Green 1 0 1
Alejandro Bedoya 0 1 1
Michael Bradley 0 1 1
Fabian Johnson 0 1 1
Aron Jóhannsson 0 1 1
Mix Diskerud 0 1 1
TOTALS 5 11 15

Under-23[edit]

Under-20[edit]

Under-18[edit]

Under-17[edit]

Women[edit]

Senior[edit]

Wins Losses Draws
7 2 3

Under-23[edit]

Under-20[edit]

American club leagues[edit]

Major League Soccer[edit]

Conference tables[edit]

Eastern Conference
Pos
Team
Pts
GP
W
L
T
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 D.C. United 51 30 15 9 6 46 34 +12 2014 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals
2 New England Revolution 45 30 14 13 3 44 42 +2
3 Sporting Kansas City 45 30 13 11 6 45 37 +8
4 Columbus Crew 43 30 11 9 10 43 36 +7 2014 MLS Cup Knockout Round
5 New York Red Bulls 41 30 10 9 11 48 46 +2
6 Toronto FC 40 29 11 11 7 42 45 −3  
7 Philadelphia Union 38 30 9 10 11 45 44 +1
8 Houston Dynamo 36 29 10 13 6 35 50 −15
9 Chicago Fire 31 29 5 8 16 37 45 −8
10 Montreal Impact (E) 24 30 6 18 6 34 54 −20

Updated to matches played on September 29, 2014 12:10, EDT
Source: MLSSoccer.com
(E1) = Eastern Conference champion; (E2) = Eastern Conference runner-up; (E3) = Eastern Conference third seed; (WC) = Qualifies for playoffs via wild-card.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs, but not yet to the particular round indicated; (E) = Eliminated from playoff contention.

Western Conference
Pos
Team
Pts
GP
W
L
T
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 Seattle Sounders FC (Q) 57 30 18 9 3 57 46 +11 2014 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals
2 LA Galaxy (Q) 57 30 16 5 9 63 31 +32
3 Real Salt Lake 49 30 13 7 10 50 38 +12
4 FC Dallas 48 30 14 10 6 52 40 +12 2014 MLS Cup Knockout Round
5 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 40 30 9 8 13 38 40 −2
6 Portland Timbers 39 30 9 9 12 54 51 +3  
7 Colorado Rapids 32 30 8 14 8 41 54 −13
8 San Jose Earthquakes 29 29 6 12 11 34 42 −8
9 Chivas USA (E) 24 30 6 18 6 25 58 −33

Updated to matches played on September 28, 2014 20:30, EDT
Source: MLSSoccer.com
(W1) = Western Conference champion; (W2) = Western Conference runner-up; (W3) = Western Conference third seed; (WC) = Qualifies for playoffs via wild-card.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs, but not yet to the particular round indicated; (E) = Eliminated from playoff contention.

Overall table[edit]

Note: the table below has no impact on playoff qualification and is used solely for determining host of the MLS Cup, certain CCL spots, the Supporters' Shield trophy, seeding in the 2014 Canadian Championship, and 2014 MLS draft. The conference tables are the sole determinant for teams qualifying for the playoffs.


Pos
Team
Pts
GP
W
L
T
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 Seattle Sounders FC 57 30 18 9 3 57 46 +11 Supporters' Shield & 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League 1
2 LA Galaxy 57 30 16 5 9 63 31 +32  
3 D.C. United 51 30 15 9 6 46 34 +12 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League 2
4 Real Salt Lake 49 30 13 7 10 50 38 +12  
5 FC Dallas 48 30 14 10 6 52 40 +12
6 New England Revolution 45 30 14 13 3 44 42 +2
7 Sporting Kansas City 45 30 13 11 6 45 37 +8
8 Columbus Crew 43 30 11 9 10 43 36 +7
9 New York Red Bulls 41 30 10 9 11 48 46 +2
10 Toronto FC 40 29 11 11 7 42 45 −3 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League 3
11 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 40 30 9 8 13 38 40 −2  
12 Portland Timbers 39 30 9 9 12 54 51 +3
13 Philadelphia Union 38 30 9 10 11 45 44 +1
14 Houston Dynamo 36 29 10 13 6 35 50 −15
15 Colorado Rapids 32 30 8 14 8 41 54 −13
16 Chicago Fire 31 29 5 8 16 37 45 −8
17 San Jose Earthquakes 29 29 6 12 11 34 42 −8
18 Montreal Impact 24 30 6 18 6 34 54 −20
19 Chivas USA 24 30 6 18 6 25 58 −33
As of September 28, 2014 20:30, EDT Source: MLSsoccer.com

(SS) = MLS Supporters' Shield
1The highest ranked U.S.-based MLS club qualifies to the 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League seeding Pot A (Canadian teams normally do not qualify for the Champions League through MLS, qualifying instead via the Canadian Championship, but see note 3.) The other U.S. representatives in the 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League are:

3 For this season only, the highest placed Canadian team will be awarded Canada's place in the 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League, as a result of the rescheduling of the Canadian Championship in 2015.[3]

North American Soccer League[edit]

Spring Season[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or qualification
1 Minnesota United (C) 9 6 2 1 16 9 +7 20 2014 NASL Spring Season Winner
2 New York Cosmos 9 6 1 2 14 3 +11 19
3 San Antonio Scorpions 9 5 2 2 13 9 +4 17
4 Carolina RailHawks 9 4 2 3 11 15 −4 14
5 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 9 4 1 4 18 18 0 13
6 Ottawa Fury FC 9 3 1 5 14 13 +1 10
7 Tampa Bay Rowdies 9 2 4 3 11 16 −5 10
8 Atlanta Silverbacks 9 3 1 5 12 20 −8 10
9 FC Edmonton 9 2 2 5 11 11 0 8
10 Indy Eleven 9 0 4 5 14 20 −6 4

Source: [1]
(C) = Season Champion; (H) = Will host the Soccer Bowl; (SB) = Qualified for the Soccer Bowl; (WC) = Woosnam Cup Winner
(ES) = Eliminated from the Season Championship; (EB) = Eliminated from Soccer Bowl Contention; (EW) = Eliminated from Woosnam Cup Contention
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
Standings updated as of June 8, 2014

Fall Season[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or qualification
1 Minnesota United 12 8 3 1 25 12 +13 27 2014 NASL Fall Season Winner
2 San Antonio Scorpions 13 8 1 4 20 13 +7 25
3 Carolina RailHawks 13 6 1 6 22 21 +1 19
4 FC Edmonton 13 5 4 4 15 15 0 19
5 New York Cosmos 13 4 5 4 19 20 −1 17
6 Tampa Bay Rowdies 11 5 1 5 15 15 0 16
7 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 12 4 3 5 11 15 −4 15
8 Ottawa Fury FC 12 3 3 6 14 17 −3 12
9 Indy Eleven 13 3 3 7 14 23 −9 12
10 Atlanta Silverbacks 12 3 2 7 16 20 −4 11

Source: [2]
(C) = Season Champion; (H) = Will host the Soccer Bowl; (SB) = Qualified for the Soccer Bowl; (WC) = Woosnam Cup Winner
(ES) = Eliminated from the Season Championship; (EB) = Eliminated from Soccer Bowl Contention; (EW) = Eliminated from Woosnam Cup Contention
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
Standings updated as of September 28, 2014

USL Pro[edit]

Main article: 2014 USL Pro season

Overall table[edit]

Pos
Team
GP
W
T
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification
1 Orlando City (CC) 28 19 5 4 56 24 +32 62 Commissioner's Cup, Playoffs
2 Sacramento Republic FC (A) 28 17 4 7 49 28 +21 55 Playoffs
3 LA Galaxy II (A) 28 15 6 7 54 38 +16 51
4 Richmond Kickers (A) 28 13 12 3 53 28 +25 51
5 Charleston Battery (A) 28 11 8 9 36 31 +5 41
6 Rochester Rhinos (A) 28 10 8 10 29 25 +4 38
7 Wilmington Hammerheads (A) 28 9 11 8 35 33 +2 38
8 Harrisburg City Islanders (A) 28 10 7 11 45 46 −1 37
9 Arizona United SC 28 10 5 13 32 47 −15 033
10 Oklahoma City Energy FC 28 9 5 14 32 37 −5 32
11 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 28 9 5 14 35 49 −14 32
12 Charlotte Eagles 28 9 4 15 33 40 −7 31
13 Orange County Blues FC 28 9 1 18 31 54 −23 28
14 Dayton Dutch Lions 28 6 4 18 28 63 −35 22

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.
Standings updated as of September 7, 2014
Arizona was deducted two points for fielding an ineligible player on June 21 against LA Galaxy II.[4][5]


Arizona was deducted two points for fielding an ineligible player on June 21 against LA Galaxy II. [6][7]

National Women's Soccer League[edit]

Overall table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Seattle Reign FC 24 16 6 2 50 20 +30 54 2014 NWSL Playoffs
2 FC Kansas City 24 12 5 7 39 32 +7 41
3 Portland Thorns FC 24 10 6 8 39 35 +4 36
4 Washington Spirit 24 10 5 9 36 43 −7 35
5 Chicago Red Stars 24 9 8 7 32 26 +6 35
6 Sky Blue FC 24 9 7 8 30 37 −7 34
7 Western New York Flash 24 8 4 12 42 38 +4 28
8 Boston Breakers 24 6 2 16 37 53 −16 20
9 Houston Dash 24 5 3 16 23 44 −21 18

Updated to matches played on 20 August 2014
Source: NWSLSoccer.com
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified for the NWSL Playoffs; (E) = Eliminated from playoff contention.

US Open Cup[edit]

Honors[edit]

American clubs in international competition[edit]

Club Competition Final round
LA Galaxy 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals
Sporting Kansas City Quarterfinals
San Jose Earthquakes Quarterfinals
D.C. United 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League
New York Red Bulls
Sporting Kansas City
Portland Timbers

2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League[edit]

LA Galaxy[edit]

Sporting Kansas City[edit]

San Jose Earthquakes[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "World Cup: USMNT match vs. Ukraine to be moved to Cyprus due to political upheaval". MLSsoccer.com. Major Soccer League. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Changes for future Amway Canadian Championships". CONCACAF.com. March 21, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Arizona United SC deducted two league points". Arizona United SC. July 26, 2014. Retrieved July 26, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Arizona United SC Deducted 2 Points". United Soccer Leagues (USL). July 26, 2014. Retrieved July 27, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Arizona United SC deducted two league points". Arizona United SC. July 26, 2014. Retrieved July 26, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Arizona United SC Deducted 2 Points". United Soccer Leagues (USL). July 26, 2014. Retrieved July 27, 2014. 
  8. ^ "LA Galaxy grab early goal and hold on for a 1-0 win against Club Tijuana". LA Galaxy. March 13, 2014. 
  9. ^ "LA Galaxy eliminated from CONCACAF Champions League by Club Tijuana". LA Galaxy. March 18, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Recap: Sporting KC secures 1-0 victory over Cruz Azul in CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal". Sporting Kansas City. March 13, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Earthquakes draw Toluca 1-1 via 95th-minute equalizer". Soccer Wire. March 12, 2014. 
  12. ^ "San Jose Earthquakes drop heartbreaker to Deportivo Toluca on PKs in CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals". SoccerWire.com. March 19, 2014.