2002 PDL season

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The 2002 USL Premier Development League season was the 8th PDL season. The season began in April 2002 and ended in August 2002.

Cape Cod Crusaders finished the season as national champions, beating Boulder Rapids Reserve 2-1 in the PDL Championship game. Des Moines Menace finished with the best regular season record in the league, winning 15 out of their 18 games, suffering no losses, and finishing with a +49 goal difference.

Changes From 2001[edit]

Name Changes[edit]

New Franchises[edit]

  • Twelve teams joined the league this year, including eight brand new franchises:
Team Name Metro Area Location Previous Affiliation
Alberta Calgary Storm Select Calgary area Calgary, Alberta expansion
California Chico Rooks northern Sacramento Valley area Chico, CA previously in D3 Pro
Texas Houston Toros Houston area Houston, TX expansion
Tennessee Memphis Express Memphis area Memphis, TN expansion
Tennessee Nashville Metros Nashville area Nashville, TN previously in A-League
North Carolina Raleigh CASL Elite Raleigh area Cary, NC expansion
Rhode Island Rhode Island Stingrays Providence area East Providence, RI previously in D3 Pro
Virginia Richmond Kickers Future Richmond area Richmond, VA expansion
California Santa Barbara Sharks Santa Barbara area Santa Barbara, CA expansion
Virginia Williamsburg Legacy Williamsburg area Williamsburg, VA expansion
Wisconsin Wisconsin Rebels Fox River Valley area Menasha, WI returned from hiatus
Massachusetts Worcester Kings Worcester area Worcester, MA expansion

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Folding[edit]

Standings[edit]

Central Conference[edit]

Great Lakes Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Bonus Points
1 Chicago Fire Reserves 18 14 3 1 43 15 +28 7 64
2 Mid-Michigan Bucks 18 11 5 2 48 36 +8 9 55
3 West Michigan Edge 18 11 6 1 49 28 +21 8 53
4 Kalamazoo Kingdom 18 9 8 1 37 32 +5 6 43
5 Indiana Invaders 18 8 7 3 32 25 +7 5 40
6 Dayton Gemini 18 3 12 3 26 48 -22 3 18

Heartland Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Bonus Points
1 Des Moines Menace 18 15 0 3 68 19 +51 11 74
2 Boulder Rapids Reserve 18 11 3 4 49 23 +26 6 54
3 Sioux Falls Spitfire 18 9 6 3 34 33 +1 6 45
4 Chicago Eagles Select 18 6 11 1 37 38 -1 5 30
5 Kansas City Brass 18 5 12 1 39 56 -17 6 27
6 Thunder Bay Chill 18 5 12 1 35 58 -23 5 26
7 Denver Cougars 18 4 9 5 25 45 -20 3 24
8 Wisconsin Rebels 18 1 17 0 11 76 -65 0 4

Eastern Conference[edit]

Mid Atlantic Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Bonus Points
1 Williamsburg Legacy 18 14 4 0 44 26 +18 9 65
2 Raleigh CASL Elite 18 11 7 0 42 35 +7 7 51
3 Richmond Kickers Future 18 9 9 0 40 37 +3 4 40
4 Chesapeake Dragons 18 5 13 0 27 44 -17 4 24
5 Greenville Lions 18 4 14 0 22 57 -35 4 20

Northeast Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Bonus Points
1 Vermont Voltage 18 14 2 2 48 18 +30 8 66
2 Cape Cod Crusaders 18 12 4 2 39 17 +22 8 58
3 Rhode Island Stingrays 18 8 9 1 38 38 = 7 40
4 Worcester Kings 18 6 12 0 29 51 -22 4 28
5 Brooklyn Knights 18 6 12 0 23 36 -13 3 27
6 Jersey Falcons 18 5 12 1 25 42 -17 2 23

Southern Conference[edit]

Mid South Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Bonus Points
1 Memphis Express 18 12 4 2 45 19 +26 10 60
2 Texas Spurs 18 12 6 0 48 30 +18 8 56
3 Austin Lightning 18 8 8 2 36 42 -6 6 40
4 Nashville Metros 18 7 9 2 37 34 +3 6 36
5 Louisiana Outlaws 18 5 12 1 39 38 +1 7 28
6 Houston Toros 18 4 13 1 27 60 -33 2 19

Southeast Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Bonus Points
1 Tampa Bay Hawks 18 14 4 0 51 27 +24 8 64
2 Bradenton Academics 18 10 7 1 43 31 +12 7 48
3 Central Florida Kraze 18 9 8 1 34 33 +1 6 43
4 Palm Beach Pumas 18 7 11 0 32 42 -10 5 33
5 Cocoa Expos 18 4 13 1 35 61 -26 7 24

Western Conference[edit]

Northwest Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Bonus Points
1 Spokane Shadow 18 11 6 1 39 23 +16 8 53
2 Cascade Surge 18 9 9 0 31 32 -1 4 40
3 Calgary Storm Select 18 5 10 3 21 44 -23 2 25
4 Yakima Reds 18 5 11 2 30 33 -3 5 26
5 Seattle Sounders Select * 14 9 3 2 33 22 +11 4 42

Southwest Division[edit]

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Bonus Points
1 Chico Rooks 18 13 4 1 40 22 +18 8 61
2 Southern California Seahorses 18 11 7 0 43 28 +15 6 50
3 Orange County Blue Star 18 7 9 2 29 26 +3 5 35
4 Los Angeles Heroes 18 6 10 2 24 38 -14 4 30
5 Central Coast Roadrunners 18 5 13 0 19 37 -18 3 23
6 Santa Barbara Sharks * 13 3 10 0 20 37 -17 3 15

* Santa Barbara and Seattle folded during the season.

Playoffs[edit]

Conference Semifinals Conference Finals National Semifinals PDL Championship Game
                       
MA1 Virginia Williamsburg Legacy 0
NE2 Massachusetts Cape Cod Crusaders 2
NE2 Massachusetts Cape Cod Crusaders 1
MA2 North Carolina Raleigh CASL Elite 0
NE1 Vermont Vermont Voltage 0
MA2 North Carolina Raleigh CASL Elite 1
NE2 Massachusetts Cape Cod Crusaders 3
Eastern Conference
Southern Conference
SE2 Florida Bradenton Academics 2
MS1 Tennessee Memphis Express 0
SE2 Florida Bradenton Academics 1
SE2 Florida Bradenton Academics 3
SE1 Florida Tampa Bay Hawks 2
SE1 Florida Tampa Bay Hawks 4
MS2 Texas Texas Spurs 2
NE2 Massachusetts Cape Cod Crusaders 2
HL2 Colorado Boulder Rapids Reserve 1
HL1 Iowa Des Moines Menace 1
GL2 Michigan Mid-Michigan Bucks 2
GL2 Michigan Mid-Michigan Bucks 0 (6)
HL2 Colorado Boulder Rapids Reserve 0 (7)
GL1 Illinois Chicago Fire Reserves 1
HL2 Colorado Boulder Rapids Reserve 3
HL2 Colorado Boulder Rapids Reserve 2
Central Conference
Western Conference
SW2 California Southern California Seahorses 1
SW1 California Chico Rooks 0
NW2 Oregon Cascade Surge 1
NW2 Oregon Cascade Surge 2
SW2 California Southern California Seahorses 3
NW1 Washington (state) Spokane Shadow 0
SW2 California Southern California Seahorses 2

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