2006 United Soccer Leagues

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The 2006 Season was the 20th edition of the United Soccer Leagues season.

General[edit]

Honors[edit]

Competition Champion Runner-Up Regular Season Champion/Best USL team
USL First Division Vancouver Whitecaps Rochester Raging Rhinos Montreal Impact
USL Second Division Richmond Kickers Charlotte Eagles Richmond Kickers
USL PDL Michigan Bucks Laredo Heat Carolina Dynamo
U.S. Open Cup Chicago Fire (MLS) Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) Carolina Dynamo (PDL)

Standings[edit]

First Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L D GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Montreal Impact 28 14 5 9 31 15 +16 51 Commissioner's Cup, bye to semifinal round of playoffs
2 Rochester Raging Rhinos 28 13 4 11 34 21 +13 50 Bye to semifinal round of playoffs
3 Charleston Battery 28 13 8 7 33 25 +8 46[a] First round of playoffs
4 Vancouver Whitecaps 28 12 6 10 40 28 +12 46[a]
5 Miami FC 28 11 11 6 47 44 +3 39
6 Puerto Rico Islanders 28 10 10 8 38 36 +2 38
7 Seattle Sounders 28 11 13 4 42 48 −6 37
8 Atlanta Silverbacks 28 10 13 5 36 42 −6 35
9 Virginia Beach Mariners 28 8 12 8 26 37 −11 32[b]
10 Toronto Lynx 28 8 12 8 30 36 −6 32[b]
11 Portland Timbers 28 7 15 6 25 39 −14 27[c]
12 Minnesota Thunder 28 7 15 6 34 45 −11 27[c]
Source: [1]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b CHA: 4 pts; VAN: 1 pt
  2. ^ a b VBM: 7 pts; TOR: 4 pts
  3. ^ a b POR: 9 pts; MIN: 3 pts

Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals and Semifinals 2-game aggregate
Higher seeded team hosted first game

  • Exception: Montreal hosted second game vs Vancouver
Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
1 Montreal Impact 0 0 0
4 Vancouver Whitecaps 4 2 6 4 Vancouver Whitecaps (a.e.t.) 0 2 2
5 Miami FC 1 0 1 2 Rochester Raging Rhinos 0
4 Vancouver Whitecaps 3
2 Rochester Raging Rhinos 1 0 1
3 Charleston Battery 2 1 3 3 Charleston Battery 0 0 0
6 Puerto Rico Islanders 2 0 2

Awards and All-League Teams[edit]

First Team
F: Romario (Miami FC) (Co-Leading Goalscorer); Cam Weaver (Seattle Sounders) (Co-Leading Goalscorer)
M: Ben Hollingsworth (Charleston Battery); Luke Kreamalmeyer (Portland Timbers); Zinho (Miami FC); Joey Gjertsen (Vancouver Whitecaps) (MVP)
D: Gabriel Gervais (Montreal Impact) (Defender of the Year); Geordie Lyall (Vancouver Whitecaps); Mauricio Segovia (Puerto Rico Islanders); Andrew Gregor (Seattle Sounders)
G: Greg Sutton (Montreal Impact) (Goalkeeper of the Year)
Coach: Michael Anhaeuser (Charleston Battery) (Coach of the Year)

Second Team
F: Alen Marcina (Puerto Rico Islanders); Greg Simmonds (Virginia Beach Mariners)
M: Leonardo Di Lorenzo (Montreal Impact); Jeff Clarke (Vancouver Whitecaps); Rodrigo Rios (Atlanta Silverbacks); Gavin Glinton (Charleston Battery))
D: Nevio Pizzolitto (Montreal Impact); Matt Bobo (Atlanta Silverbacks); Kenney Bertz (Rochester Raging Rhinos); Steve Klein (Vancouver Whitecaps)
G: Scott Vallow (Rochester Raging Rhinos)

Second Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L D GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Richmond Kickers 20 13 3 4 50 20 +30 43 Regular season champion
2 Charlotte Eagles 20 8 4 8 29 27 +2 32 Playoff berth clinched
3 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 20 8 6 6 27 20 +7 30
4 Cincinnati Kings 20 9 8 3 28 27 +1 30
5 New Hampshire Phantoms 20 9 10 1 27 43 −16 27[a]
6 Western Mass Pioneers 20 8 9 3 31 28 +3 27
7 Harrisburg City Islanders 20 8 9 3 34 35 −1 27
8 Wilmington Hammerheads 20 4 9 7 30 31 −1 19
9 Long Island Rough Riders 20 3 12 5 15 40 −25 14
Source: [2]
Notes:
  1. ^ New Hampshire was penalized 1 point for use of an ineligible player in a game.

Playoffs[edit]

Semifinals Finals
        
1 Richmond Kickers 2 0 2
4 Cincinnati Kings 1 0 1
1 Richmond Kickers 2
2 Charlotte Eagles 1
3 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 0 1 1
2 Charlotte Eagles 4 2 6

Premier Development League[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USL First Division 2006". USLsoccer.com. United Soccer Leagues. Archived from the original on 11 November 2006. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  2. ^ "USL Second Division 2006". USLsoccer.com. United Soccer Leagues. Archived from the original on 11 November 2006. Retrieved 3 April 2020.

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