2011 in American soccer

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Soccer in the United States
Season 2011
Supporters' Shield Los Angeles Galaxy
NASL NSC Minnesota Stars
USL Pro Orlando City
PDL Kitsap Pumas
NPSL Jacksonville United
US Open Cup Seattle Sounders FC
MLS Cup Los Angeles Galaxy
2010 United States 2012
The professional soccer clubs of the United States and Canada, year 2011. Not pictured: NASL or USL Pro clubs based off the mainland.

The 2011 Season is the 99th season of competitive soccer in the United States.

National teams[edit]

The home team or the team that is designated as the home team is listed in the left column; the away team is in the right column.

  Win   Draw   Loss

Men[edit]

Senior[edit]

Wins Losses Draws
6 8 3

Under-20[edit]

Under-18[edit]

Under-17[edit]

Women[edit]

Senior[edit]

Wins Losses Draws
13 3 4
Friendlies[edit]
2011 Four Nations Tournament[edit]
2011 Algarve Cup[edit]
2011 FIFA Women's World Cup[edit]

Under-23[edit]

Under-20[edit]

Under-18[edit]

Under-17[edit]

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing Manner Date Table Incoming Date Table
C.D. Chivas USA Martín Vásquez Fired October 27, 2010 8th (Western Conference)
15th (Overall)
Robin Fraser January 4, 2011[1] Pre-season
Chicago Fire Carlos de los Cobos Fired May 30, 2011 8th (Eastern Conference)
16th (Overall)
Frank Klopas May 30, 2011[2] 8th (Eastern Conference)
16th (Overall)
United States Bob Bradley Fired July 28, 2011 Not Available Jürgen Klinsmann July 29, 2011[3] Not Available
New England Revolution Steve Nicol Mutual Consent October 24, 2011 9th (Eastern Conference)
17th (Overall)
Jay Heaps November 15, 2011[4] Post-season
Colorado Rapids Gary Smith Fired November 7, 2011 5th (Western Conference)
6th (Overall)
[5]

League Tables[edit]

Men[edit]

Major League Soccer[edit]

Pos
Team
Pts
GP
W
L
T
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 LA Galaxy (SS) (W1) 67 34 19 5 10 48 28 +20 2012–13 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage 2
2 Seattle Sounders FC 63 34 18 7 9 56 37 +19
3 Real Salt Lake 53 34 15 11 8 44 36 +8
4 FC Dallas 52 34 15 12 7 42 39 +3
5 Sporting Kansas City (E1) 51 34 13 9 12 50 40 +10
6 Houston Dynamo 49 34 12 9 13 45 41 +4 2012–13 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage 2
7 Colorado Rapids 49 34 12 9 13 44 41 +3
8 Philadelphia Union 48 34 11 8 15 44 36 +8
9 Columbus Crew 47 34 13 13 8 43 44 −1
10 New York Red Bulls 46 34 10 8 16 50 44 +6
11 Chicago Fire 43 34 9 9 16 46 45 +1
12 Portland Timbers 42 34 11 14 9 40 48 −8
13 D.C. United 39 34 9 13 12 49 52 −3
14 San Jose Earthquakes 38 34 8 12 14 40 45 −5
15 Chivas USA 36 34 8 14 12 41 43 −2
16 Toronto FC 33 34 6 13 15 36 59 −23 2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League Preliminary Round 3
17 New England Revolution 28 34 5 16 13 38 58 −20
18 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 28 34 6 18 10 35 55 −20

Updated to matches played on October 22, 2011 (NER v TFC). Source: MLSSoccer.com
Notation Key:

(SS) = Supporters Shield winner
(E1) = Eastern Conference champion
(W1) = Western Conference champion


Playoffs[edit]
  Knockout Round Conference Semifinals Conference Finals MLS Cup 2011
                                       
    E1 Sporting Kansas City 2 2  
8 Colorado Rapids 1     WC Colorado Rapids 0 0    
  E1 Sporting Kansas City 0  
9 Columbus Crew 0     Eastern Conference
  E2 Houston Dynamo 2    
E2 Houston Dynamo 2 1
   
  E3 Philadelphia Union 1 0  
    E2 Houston Dynamo 0
  W1 LA Galaxy 1
  W2 Seattle Sounders FC 0 2    
W3 Real Salt Lake 3 0    
  W3 Real Salt Lake 1
7 FC Dallas 0   Western Conference
  W1 LA Galaxy 3  
10 New York Red Bulls 2     W1 LA Galaxy 1 2
 
    WC New York Red Bulls 0 1  

Note: The LA Galaxy, as MLS Supporters Shield winners, were assured of playing the lower seeded Wild Card series winner (New York Red Bulls) in the Conference Semifinals, while Sporting Kansas City would play the higher seeded Wild Card series winner (Colorado Rapids).

MLS Cup[edit]

North American Soccer League[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or qualification
Head-to-head
1 Carolina RailHawks (C) 28 17 3 8 50 26 +24 54 2011 NASL Playoffs semifinals
2 Puerto Rico Islanders 28 15 7 6 41 32 +9 52
3 Tampa Bay Rowdies 28 11 8 9 41 36 +5 41 2011 NASL Playoffs quarterfinals
4 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 28 9 11 8 35 36 −1 38
5 Edmonton 28 10 6 12 35 40 −5 36 EDM: 8 pts
MIN: 2 pts
6 NSC Minnesota Stars 28 9 9 10 30 32 −2 36
7 Montreal Impact 28 9 8 11 35 27 +8 35
8 Atlanta Silverbacks 28 4 4 20 25 63 −38 16

Updated to games played on September 24, 2011.
Source: NASL Standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.
In the case of two or more teams are tied on points, the first tie-breaker is the head-to-head record among the tied teams.[6]
(C) denotes regular season champion.

Playoffs[edit]
  Quarter-Finals     Semi-Finals     Final
                                   
      1 Carolina RailHawks 0 4 4  
  3 FC Tampa Bay 0     6 NSC Minnesota Stars 1 3 4    
  6 NSC Minnesota Stars 1         4 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 1 0 1
      6 NSC Minnesota Stars 3 0 3
      2 Puerto Rico Islanders 1 1 2    
  4 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 5     4 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 3 2 5  
  5 FC Edmonton 0  
Finals[edit]

USL Pro[edit]

American Division[edit]
Pos
Team
GP
W
T
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification
1 Orlando City SC (C) 24 15 6 3 36 16 +20 51 2011 USL Pro Commissioner's Cup, 2011 USL Pro Playoffs
2 Wilmington Hammerheads (A) 24 14 3 7 42 30 +12 45 2011 USL Pro Playoffs
3 Richmond Kickers (A) 24 12 5 7 35 21 +14 41
4 Charleston Battery (A) 24 10 5 9 24 25 −1 35
5 Charlotte Eagles 24 9 6 9 32 29 +3 33
6 Antigua Barracuda 24 9 2 13 32 32 0 29

Source: USL Pro official standings
Rules for classification:Points, then tiebreak: 1) Head-to-head record based on total points in League games, 2) Total wins in League games, 3) Goal difference in League games, 4) Goals scored in League games, etc.[7]
(CC) = Commissioner's Cup (best regular season record); (A) = Advances to USL Pro Playoffs; (D) = Divisional winners.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified for the USL Pro Playoffs, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (E) = Eliminated from playoff-contention.

National Division[edit]
Pos
Team
GP
W
T
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification
1 Rochester Rhinos (A) 24 12 4 8 31 23 +8 40 2011 USL PRO Playoffs
2 Harrisburg City Islanders (A) 24 10 7 7 37 30 +7 37
3 Los Angeles Blues (A) 24 8 9 7 34 29 +5 33
4 Pittsburgh Riverhounds (A) 24 7 6 11 23 32 −9 27
5 F.C. New York 24 6 7 11 27 37 −10 25
6 Dayton Dutch Lions 24 2 6 16 21 54 −33 12

Source: USL Pro official standings
Rules for classification:Points, then tiebreak: 1) Head-to-head record based on total points in League games, 2) Total wins in League games, 3) Goal difference in League games, 4) Goals scored in League games, etc.[8]
(CC) = Commissioner's Cup (best regular season record); (A) = Advances to USL Pro Playoffs; (D) = Divisional winners.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified for the USL Pro Playoffs, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (E) = Eliminated from playoff-contention.

Playoffs[edit]
Divisional Semifinals Divisional Finals USL PRO Championship
                 
A1 Orlando City (a.e.t.) 3
A4 Charleston Battery 1
A1 Orlando City 3
American Division
A3 Richmond Kickers 0
A2 Wilmington Hammerheads 0 (4)
A3 Richmond Kickers (pen.) 0 (5)
A1 Orlando City (pen.) 2 (3)
N2 Harrisburg City Islanders 2 (2)
N1 Rochester Rhinos 4
N4 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 0
N1 Rochester Rhinos 1
National Division
N2 Harrisburg City Islanders 2
N2 Harrisburg City Islanders 3
N3 Los Angeles Blues 2
Final[edit]

Premier Development League[edit]

Women[edit]

Women's Professional Soccer[edit]

Green denotes team has spot in 2011 Women's Professional Soccer Playoffs.

Place Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Western New York Flash 18 13 3 2 40 18 +22 42
2 Philadelphia Independence 18 11 3 4 31 18 +13 36
3 magicJack 18 9 2 7 29 29 0 28*
4 Boston Breakers** 18 5 4 9 19 24 −5 19
5 Sky Blue FC 18 5 4 9 24 29 −5 19
6 Atlanta Beat 18 1 4 13 7 32 −25 7

Source: WPS standings
*magicJack was docked one point on 12 May for various violations of league standards.
[9]
**Boston wins head-to-head 2–1–1 over Sky Blue.

Women's Major League Soccer[edit]

Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Third Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                       
New York Red Bulls 2
F.C. New York 1
Chicago Fire 4
New York Red Bulls 0
Rochester Rhinos 0
Chicago Fire 1
Chicago Fire 2
Richmond Kickers 1
Columbus Crew 1
Richmond Kickers 2
Sporting Kansas City 0
Richmond Kickers 2
Sporting Kansas City 3
Chicago Fire Premier 0
Seattle Sounders FC 2
Chicago Fire 0
FC Dallas 3
Orlando City 2
FC Dallas 2
Real Salt Lake 0
Real Salt Lake 2
Wilmington Hammerheads 0
Seattle Sounders FC 1
FC Dallas 0
Seattle Sounders FC 2
Kitsap Pumas 1
Seattle Sounders FC 3
Los Angeles Galaxy 1
Los Angeles Galaxy 2
Los Angeles Blues 1

Home teams listed on top of bracket. (AET): At Extra Time

Final[edit]

Honors[edit]

Professional[edit]

Amateur[edit]

American clubs in international competitions[edit]

Club Competition Final round
Columbus Crew 2010–11 CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals
Real Salt Lake Finals
Colorado Rapids 2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage
FC Dallas Group Stage
Los Angeles Galaxy Quarterfinals
Seattle Sounders FC Quarterfinals

Columbus Crew[edit]

Real Salt Lake[edit]

Colorado Rapids[edit]

FC Dallas[edit]

Los Angeles Galaxy[edit]

Seattle Sounders[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chivas USA end coaching search, appoints Fraser as Head Coach". 4 January 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Fire part ways with Carlos de los Cobos". 30 May 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Klinsmann Named Head Coach of U.S. Men's National Team". 29 July 2011. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Revolution parts ways with head coach Steve Nicol". 24 October 2011. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Rapids fire coach Gary Smith". ESPN.com. 7 November 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "NASL Standings". 
  7. ^ See Rule 2.11 League Regulations
  8. ^ See Rule 2.11 League Regulations
  9. ^ "WPS Imposes Punishment on magicJack with Point Deduction, Loss of Draft Picks". allwhitekit.com. 12 May 2011.