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]

Pos Team Pld W L D GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Montreal Impact 28 18 3 7 37 15 +22 61 Commissioner's Cup, bye to semifinal round of playoffs
2 Rochester Raging Rhinos 28 15 7 6 45 27 +18 51 Bye to semifinal round of playoffs
3 Vancouver Whitecaps 28 12 7 9 37 21 +16 45 First round of playoffs
4 Seattle Sounders 28 11 6 11 33 25 +8 44
5 Portland Timbers 28 10 9 9 40 42 −2 39[a]
6 Richmond Kickers 28 10 9 9 28 30 −2 39[a]
7 Puerto Rico Islanders 28 10 10 8 46 43 +3 38
8 Atlanta Silverbacks 28 10 15 3 40 52 −12 33
9 Charleston Battery 28 9 14 5 27 36 −9 32
10 Minnesota Thunder 28 7 11 10 37 42 −5 31
11 Virginia Beach Mariners 28 7 14 7 26 39 −13 28
12 Toronto Lynx 28 3 17 8 26 50 −24 17
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b POR: 4 pts; RIC: 1 pt

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.
Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
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 (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 1 3 4
6 Richmond Kickers (p) 0 0 0 (5)

Awards and All-League Teams[edit]

First Team
F: Fabian Dawkins (Atlanta Silverbacks); Jason Jordan (Vancouver Whitecaps) (MVP & Leading Goalscorer); Mauricio Salles (Puerto Rico Islanders)
M: Hugo Alcaraz-Cuellar (Portland Timbers); Mauro Biello (Montreal Impact); Steve Klein (Vancouver Whitecaps); Kirk Wilson (Rochester Raging Rhinos)
D: Gabriel Gervais (Montreal Impact); Taylor Graham (Seattle Sounders) (Defender of the Year); Scot Thompson (Portland Timbers)
G: Greg Sutton (Montreal Impact) (Goalkeeper of the Year)
Coach: Nick De Santis (Montreal Impact) (Coach of the Year)

Second Team
F: Dan Antoniuk (Portland Timbers); Johnny Menyongar (Minnesota Thunder); Melvin Tarley (Minnesota Thunder)
M: Darren Caskey (Virginia Beach Mariners); Jeff Matteo (Minnesota Thunder); Rodrigo Rios (Atlanta Silverbacks); Petter Villegas (Puerto Rico Islanders))
D: Ben Hollingsworth (Charleston Battery); Peter Luzak (Richmond Kickers); Nevio Pizzolitto (Montreal Impact)
G: Preston Burpo (Seattle Sounders)

Second Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L D GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Western Mass Pioneers 20 13 3 4 41 22 +19 43 Regular season champion
2 Charlotte Eagles 20 13 5 2 44 20 +24 41 Playoff birth clinched
3 Harrisburg City Islanders 20 12 3 5 43 24 +19 41
4 Wilmington Hammerheads 20 12 6 2 45 23 +22 38
5 Cincinnati Kings 20 7 8 5 28 23 +5 26
6 Long Island Rough Riders 20 7 13 0 29 42 −13 21
7 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 20 6 11 3 32 25 +7 21
8 New Hampshire Phantoms 20 6 11 3 29 38 −9 21
9 Northern Virginia Royals 20 2 18 0 16 90 −74 6
Source: rsssf.com

Playoffs[edit]

Semifinals Finals
        
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 (aet) 0 4 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". Archived from the original on 2013-07-22. Retrieved 2014-08-06.
  2. ^ United Soccer Leagues (RSSSF)

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