2005 United Soccer Leagues

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The 2005 Season was the 19th edition of the United Soccer Leagues season.

General[edit]

Honors[edit]

Competition Champion Runner-Up Regular Season Champion/Best USL team
USL First Division Seattle Sounders Richmond Kickers Montreal Impact
USL Second Division Charlotte Eagles Western Mass Pioneers Western Mass Pioneers
USL PDL Des Moines Menace El Paso Patriots Orange County Blue Star
U.S. Open Cup Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) FC Dallas (MLS) Minnesota Thunder (Lost in Semi-final)

First Division[edit]

      Commissioner's Cup, bye to semifinal round of playoffs
      Bye to semifinal round of playoffs
      First round of playoffs

Pos Club Pts Pld W L T GF GA GD H2H Pts
1 Montreal Impact 61 28 18 3 7 37 15 +22
2 Rochester Raging Rhinos 51 28 15 7 6 45 27 +18
3 Vancouver Whitecaps 45 28 12 7 9 37 21 +16
4 Seattle Sounders 44 28 11 6 11 33 25 +8
5 Portland Timbers 39 28 10 9 9 40 42 −2 POR: 4 pts
RIC: 1 pt
6 Richmond Kickers 39 28 10 9 9 28 30 −2
7 Puerto Rico Islanders 38 28 10 10 8 46 43 +3
8 Atlanta Silverbacks 33 28 10 15 3 40 52 −12
9 Charleston Battery 32 28 9 14 5 27 36 −9
10 Minnesota Thunder 31 28 7 11 10 37 42 −5
11 Virginia Beach Mariners 28 28 7 14 7 26 39 −13
12 Toronto Lynx 17 28 3 17 8 26 50 −24

Playoffs[edit]

Each round except the final was a two-game aggregate goal series decided by extra time and a penalty shoot-out immediately following the second game of the series, if necessary. The away goals rule was not used as a tie-breaker. Tournament was re-seeded after the first round.
  First Round     Semifinals     Final
                                   
      1  Montreal Impact 2 1 3  
  4  Seattle Sounders 1 2 3     4  Seattle Sounders 2 2 4    
  5  Portland Timbers 0 0 0         4  Seattle Sounders (aet) (p) 1 (4)
      6  Richmond Kickers 1 (3)
      2  Rochester Raging Rhinos 1 1 2    
  3  Vancouver Whitecaps 0 0 0 (4)     6  Richmond Kickers 3 1 4  
  6  Richmond Kickers (aet) (p) 0 0 0 (5)  

Second Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA Points
1 Western Mass Pioneers 20 13 3 4 41 22 43
2 Charlotte Eagles 20 13 5 2 44 20 41
3 Harrisburg City Islanders 20 12 3 5 43 24 41
4 Wilmington Hammerheads 20 12 6 2 45 23 38
5 Cincinnati Kings 20 7 8 5 28 23 26
6 Long Island Rough Riders 20 7 13 0 29 42 21
7 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 20 6 11 3 32 25 21
8 New Hampshire Phantoms 20 6 11 3 29 38 21
9 Northern Virginia Royals 20 2 18 0 16 90 6

Playoffs[edit]

  Semifinals Final
                         
1  Western Mass Pioneers 0 3 3  
4  Wilmington Hammerheads 1 1 2  
    1  Western Mass Pioneers  2 (4) 
  2  Charlotte Eagles (aet) (p)  2 (5) 
2  Charlotte Eagles 0  4 (aet) 4
3  Harrisburg City Islanders 1 1        2  

Charlotte lost 0-1 and then on the second leg won 2-1. The tied series in aggregate then went into overtime periods where Charlotte scored 2 goals.[1][2]

Premier Development League[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2005 USL-2 Season in Review
  2. ^ United Soccer Leagues (RSSSF)

External links[edit]