Jackson Chargers

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Jackson Chargers
Jackson Chargers Logo.gif
Full name Jackson Chargers
Nickname(s) Chargers
Founded 1995
Dissolved 1999
League USL Premier Development League
1999 1st, Southeast Division
Playoffs: Eastern Finals

The Jackson Chargers were an American soccer team based in Jackson, Mississippi that played in the PDL (formerly the USISL Premier League) from 1995 to 1999. The team had very successful consecutive seasons in 1998 and 1999, becoming regular season champions in both years and going undefeated, 16-0, in the 1998 season before losing the championship match to Southwest rivals San Gabriel Valley Highlanders.[1] The team dissolved following the 1999 season.

History[edit]

The Chargers became a founding member of the newly reorganized fourth tier of the American soccer pyramid, joining the USISL Premier League in its inaugural 1995 season. The league, operated by United Soccer Leagues, would later become the Premier Development Soccer League (PDSL) in 1997 and the Premier Development League (PDL) (the name it is known as today) in the Chargers final active season in 1999.

The Chargers became an annual contender early in league history, claiming the regular season championship and recording a perfect season by winning every regular season match in 1998.[1][2] They followed this up with a strong performance in 1999, again earning the regular season championship but stumbling in the playoffs.

Following their season in 1999, the team folded.[citation needed]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs Open Cup
1995 4 USISL PDL 4th, Eastern Division Conference Semifinal Did not qualify
1996 4 USL PDSL 2nd, Northern Division Conference Finals Did not qualify
1997 4 USL PDSL 2nd, Mid-South Division Conference Finals Did not qualify
1998 4 USL PDSL 1st, Southeast Final Did not qualify
1999 4 USL PDL 1st, Southeast Conference Finals Did not qualify

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1998 PDL Season in Review". www.USLsoccer.com. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Timbers Make History at Kitsap". USL Soccer. July 18, 2010.