2016 USL season

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United Soccer League
Season 2016
Champions New York Red Bulls II
Regular Season Title New York Red Bulls II
Matches played 435
Goals scored 1,140 (2.62 per match)
Top goalscorer Sean Okoli (16)
Biggest home win STL 7–1 TUL
(June 11)
RGV 6–0 SEA
(August 13)
Biggest away win HAR 0–5 NYR
(August 2)
TUL 0–5 RGV
(August 18)
Highest scoring STL 7–1 TUL
(June 11)
Longest winning run 7 games
New York Red Bulls II
(August 2 – September 7)
Longest unbeaten run 17 games
Louisville City
(April 9 – July 17)
Longest losing run 8 games
FC Montréal
(March 25 – May 21)
Highest attendance 24,376
CIN 1–0 ORL
(September 17 – USL regular season record)
30,187
CIN 1–2 CHS
(October 2 – USL all-time and postseason record)
Lowest attendance 58 at MON (date and opponent unknown)
Total attendance 1,496,493
Average attendance 3,439 [1]
2015
2017
All statistics correct as of September 25, 2016.

The 2016 USL season was the sixth season of the United Soccer League and the twenty-second season of USSF sanctioned Division III play organized by the United Soccer Leagues.

On August 6, 2015, the league announced that the season would consist of 30 games rather than 28 games played from 2013–2015.[2] This was the first increase in the number of games since the league went from 24 games per season in 2012 to 28 games in 2013.

The league expanded from 24 to 29 teams in 2016.[3] Six franchises were officially announced by the league: Swope Park Rangers, Orlando City B,[4] Rio Grande Valley FC,[5] FC Cincinnati,[6] Bethlehem Steel FC,[7] and San Antonio FC.[8] The Austin Aztex were on hiatus for the 2016 season, due to stadium availability issues, but planned to return in 2017 pending construction of a new, soccer-specific stadium.[9]

Teams[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity Manager Kit Sponsor MLS Affiliate/Partnership
Arizona United SC Peoria, Arizona Peoria Sports Complex 12,339 Canada Frank Yallop Food City
Bethlehem Steel FC Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Goodman Stadium 16,000 United States Brendan Burke Lehigh Valley Health Network Philadelphia Union
Charleston Battery Charleston, South Carolina MUSC Health Stadium 5,100 United States Michael Anhaeuser Teamphoria! Atlanta United FC
Charlotte Independence Charlotte, North Carolina Ramblewood Soccer Complex 4,300 United States Mike Jeffries OrthoCarolina Colorado Rapids
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC Colorado Springs, Colorado Switchbacks Stadium 3,500 United States Steve Trittschuh Penrose-St. Francis Health Services  
FC Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio Nippert Stadium 40,000 United States John Harkes Toyota  
FC Montreal Montreal Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard 3,500 France Philippe Eullaffroy Montreal Impact
Harrisburg City Islanders Harrisburg, Pennsylvania FNB Field 6,187 United States Bill Becher Capital Blue Cross  
LA Galaxy II Carson, California StubHub Center Track and Field Stadium 2,000 United States Curt Onalfo Herbalife LA Galaxy
Louisville City FC Louisville, Kentucky Louisville Slugger Field 13,131 Republic of Ireland James O'Connor Humana  
New York Red Bulls II Harrison, New Jersey Red Bull Arena 20,000 United States John Wolyniec Red Bull New York Red Bulls
Oklahoma City Energy FC Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Taft Stadium 7,500 Denmark Jimmy Nielsen First Fidelity Bank FC Dallas
Orange County Blues FC Irvine, California Anteater Stadium 2,500 England Barry Venison  
Orlando City B Melbourne, Florida Titan Soccer Complex 3,500 England Anthony Pulis Orlando Health Orlando City SC
Pittsburgh Riverhounds Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Highmark Stadium 3,500 United States Dave Brandt Allegheny Health Network Columbus Crew SC
Portland Timbers 2 Portland, Oregon Merlo Field 4,892 United States Andrew Gregor Alaska Airlines Portland Timbers
Real Monarchs SLC Sandy, Utah Rio Tinto Stadium 20,213 United States Freddy Juarez LifeVantage Real Salt Lake
Richmond Kickers Richmond, Virginia City Stadium 22,000 England Leigh Cowlishaw Woodfin Home Comfort Systems D.C. United
Rio Grande Valley FC Toros Edinburg, Texas H-E-B Park 9,400 Colombia Wilmer Cabrera   Houston Dynamo
Rochester Rhinos Rochester, New York Sahlen's Stadium 13,768 United States Bob Lilley New England Revolution
Saint Louis FC Fenton, Missouri Soccer Park 5,500 United States Tim Leonard (interim) Electrical Connection, NECA/IBEW Local 1 Chicago Fire
Sacramento Republic FC Sacramento, California Bonney Field 11,569 England Paul Buckle UC Davis Children's Hospital San Jose Earthquakes
San Antonio FC San Antonio, Texas Toyota Field 8,296 England Darren Powell Toyota
Seattle Sounders FC 2 Tukwila, Washington Starfire Sports Complex 4,500 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Ezra Hendrickson Xbox Seattle Sounders
Swope Park Rangers Kansas City, Missouri Swope Soccer Village 3,557 Canada Marc Dos Santos Ivy Funds Sporting Kansas City
Toronto FC II Vaughan, Ontario Ontario Soccer Centre 3,500 Canada Jason Bent Toronto FC
Tulsa Roughnecks FC Tulsa, Oklahoma ONEOK Field 7,833 England David Irving Oculto
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 Vancouver, British Columbia Thunderbird Stadium 3,500 South Africa Alan Koch Bell Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Wilmington Hammerheads FC Wilmington, North Carolina Legion Stadium 6,000 England Mark Briggs New Hanover Regional Medical Center New York City FC
  Affiliate
  Partnership

Other venues[edit]

The Real Monarchs played three home games at other sites while Rio Tinto Stadium was being resurfaced: Aces Ballpark in Reno, Nevada, Clyde Field at Utah Valley University and Ute Soccer Field at The University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

Rio Grande Valley FC Toros played their first three games at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Soccer Complex while their stadium was being completed.

The September 7 game between New York Red Bulls II and Harrisburg City Islanders was played at Pucillo Field at Millersville University in Millersville, Pennsylvania.

Relationships with MLS clubs[edit]

There are 11 USL teams owned and operated by MLS clubs and 9 USL-MLS affiliations among the 29 USL clubs.[10]

The two relationship types are treated the same by Major League Soccer.[11]

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Incoming manager Date of appointment
Pittsburgh Riverhounds United States Mark Steffens [12][13] Released May 21, 2016 United States Dave Brandt May 22, 2016 [14][15]
Saint Louis FC United States Dale Schilly [16] Released August 15, 2016 United States Tim Leonard (interim) August 15, 2016 [17]
Orange County Blues Switzerland Oliver Wyss Promoted to Front Office August 19, 2016 England Barry Venison August 19, 2016 [18]

Player transfers[edit]

Competition Format[edit]

The season started on March 25 and ended on September 25. The top eight finishers in each conference qualify for the playoffs.[19]

League table[edit]

Eastern Conference
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 New York Red Bulls II (C, X) 30 21 6 3 61 21 +40 69 Conference Playoffs
2 Louisville City FC 30 17 9 4 52 27 +25 60
3 FC Cincinnati 30 16 8 6 41 27 +14 56
4 Rochester Rhinos 30 13 12 5 38 25 +13 51
5 Charlotte Independence 30 14 8 8 48 29 +19 50
6 Charleston Battery 30 13 9 8 38 33 +5 48
7 Richmond Kickers 30 12 9 9 33 26 +7 45
8 Orlando City B 30 9 8 13 35 49 −14 35
9 Wilmington Hammerheads FC 30 8 10 12 37 47 −10 34
10 Harrisburg City Islanders 30 8 7 15 37 54 −17 31
11 Bethlehem Steel FC 30 6 10 14 32 43 −11 28
12 Toronto FC II 30 7 5 18 36 58 −22 26
13 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 30 6 7 17 31 50 −19 25
14 FC Montreal 30 7 2 21 35 57 −22 23
Source: 2016 USL Standings
Rules for classification: 1) total wins; 2) total goal differential; 3) total goals scored; 4) points earned against top four Conference finishers; 5) disciplinary points; 6) coin toss or drawing of lots
(C) Champion; (X) Regular Season League Champion.
Western Conference
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Sacramento Republic 30 14 10 6 43 27 +16 52 Conference Playoffs
2 Rio Grande Valley Toros 30 14 9 7 47 24 +23 51
3 Colorado Springs Switchbacks 30 14 7 9 37 27 +10 49
4 Swope Park Rangers 30 14 6 10 45 36 +9 48
5 LA Galaxy II 30 12 11 7 52 42 +10 47
6 Vancouver Whitecaps 2 30 12 9 9 44 44 0 45
7 Oklahoma City Energy 30 10 13 7 32 30 +2 43
8 Orange County Blues 30 12 4 14 39 41 −2 40
9 Portland Timbers 2 30 12 4 14 38 42 −4 40
10 San Antonio FC 30 10 8 12 36 36 0 38
11 Real Monarchs 30 10 6 14 31 41 −10 36
12 Seattle Sounders 2 30 9 8 13 35 50 −15 35
13 Arizona United 30 9 7 14 40 46 −6 34
14 Saint Louis FC 30 8 10 12 42 44 −2 34
15 Tulsa Roughnecks 30 5 4 21 25 64 −39 19
Source: 2016 USL Standings
Rules for classification: 1) total wins; 2) total goal differential; 3) total goals scored; 4) points earned against top four Conference finishers; 5) disciplinary points; 6) coin toss or drawing of lots

Results table[edit]

Abbreviation and Color Key:
Arizona United SC – AZU • Bethlehem Steel FC – BET • Charleston Battery – CHB • Charlotte Independence – CLT • FC Cincinnati – CIN • Colorado Springs Switchbacks – CSS • Harrisburg City Islanders – HAR • LA Galaxy II – LAG
Louisville City FC – LOU • FC Montréal – MON • New York Red Bulls II – NYR • Oklahoma City Energy FC – OKC • Orange County Blues FC – OCB • Orlando City B – ORL • Pittsburgh Riverhounds – PIT • Portland Timbers 2 – POR
Real Monarchs – RMO • Rio Grande Valley FC Toros – RGV • Richmond Kickers – RIC • Rochester Rhinos – ROC • Sacramento Republic FC – SAC • San Antonio FC – SAN • Saint Louis FC – STL • Seattle Sounders FC 2 – SEA
Swope Park Rangers – SPR • Toronto FC II – TOR • Tulsa Roughnecks – TUL • Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 – VAN • Wilmington Hammerheads – WIL

Home  • Away  • Win  • Loss  • Draw

Club Match
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Arizona United SC LAG SEA SAC CSS RMO POR OKC OCB CSS LAG OCB STL RGV SAC TUL SPR SEA RMO TUL VAN OCB SAN SAN VAN RMO LAG SAN POR RMO POR
0–2 2–0 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–3 1–4 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 1–1 2–3 3–0 1–2 3–2 3–1 1–0 2–3 1–3 0–1 1–2 1–1 1–2 3–2 2–3
Bethlehem Steel FC MON CIN NYR RIC CHB LOU ORL MON HAR ROC NYR CLT WIL RIC CIN TOR PIT WIL HAR ROC TOR CLT PIT MON LOU HAR NYR CHB PIT ORL
1–0 1–2 0–4 2–1 0–0 0–0 2–2 2–1 1–3 2–2 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 2–3 2–0 3–0 0–1 1–1 2–3 2–2 1–2 2–3 0–1 2–2 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–2
Charleston Battery CIN ORL WIL CLT BET PIT ROC HAR TOR WIL LOU PIT ORL HAR TOR RIC LOU ORL NYR CIN CLT MON WIL CLT RIC ROC MON BET RIC NYR
1–0 0–0 2–1 2–3 0–0 1–1 2–3 3–2 2–0 1–0 0–2 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–2
Charlotte Independence LOU HAR CIN CHB RIC NYR MON WIL ROC ORL TOR BET RIC HAR ORL WIL NYR PIT MON CHB BET WIL ORL CHB CIN TOR PIT RIC ROC LOU
0–1 2–1 1–2 3–2 3–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–2 2–2 0–1 1–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 1–2 3–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 4–0 0–1 3–2 5–1 4–0 0–0 0–1 1–1
FC Cincinnati CHB BET CLT LOU TOR WIL ORL HAR PIT HAR RIC MON TOR LOU BET ROC STL NYR LOU CHB MON RIC ROC NYR CLT STL WIL PIT ORL PIT
0–1 2–1 2–1 2–3 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–3 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–0
Colorado Springs Switchbacks OKC AZU SEA SAN LAG OCB POR AZU OCB STL LAG SAN RMO RMO POR SEA SAC SPR STL VAN POR RMO TUL RGV OKC RGV LAG VAN SEA OCB
2–1 2–0 0–1 1–0 2–3 3–0 1–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–2 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–2 2–0 1–2 3–0 2–0 2–1 0–4
Harrisburg City Islanders RIC CLT ORL LOU ORL ROC CIN CHB BET TOR CIN WIL NYR CHB MON CLT PIT RIC TOR PIT BET ROC NYR LOU TOR PIT BET NYR WIL MON
1–3 1–2 1–0 2–3 2–1 1–2 1–1 2–3 3–1 2–1 0–2 2–3 0–1 0–1 2–3 1–3 0–0 0–3 2–4 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–5 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–4 1–1 3–1
LA Galaxy II AZU STL RMO OCB SAN VAN RGV CSS SAC VAN SEA AZU SAC CSS TUL TUL OCB POR SAN OCB POR OKC OCB SPR AZU CSS SAC RGV SAC RMO
2–0 3–0 3–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 3–2 0–2 3–4 1–1 4–1 2–2 0–0 2–2 2–0 2–1 4–1 3–2 0–2 3–4 0–0 0–2 1–2 2–1 0–3 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–1
Louisville City FC CLT NYR ORL CIN HAR PIT BET TOR STL RIC CHB ORL WIL ROC TOR CIN MON CHB WIL CIN ORL PIT HAR ROC NYR BET MON RIC STL CLT
1–0 0–2 4–1 3–2 3–2 2–2 0–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 2–0 4–3 2–2 1–0 4–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 4–1 0–2 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 5–1 1–1
FC Montréal BET TOR WIL ROC ORL CLT BET NYR RIC ROC CIN TOR PIT HAR ORL LOU NYR ROC CLT CIN RIC PIT CHB BET TOR WIL LOU CHB NYR HAR
0–1 1–2 0–2 1–2 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–1 2–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 1–2 3–2 1–3 0–2 2–4 1–3 0–1 0–2 1–2 4–1 3–1 3–2 4–3 2–2 0–1 2–1 0–4 1–3
New York Red Bulls II TOR LOU BET ROC WIL CLT PIT RIC MON PIT BET HAR ORL WIL ROC MON CLT CIN CHB RIC HAR ORL LOU TOR CIN BET HAR ROC MON CHB
2–2 2–0 4–0 0–0 1–0 0–2 3–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 4–0 0–0 4–2 2–1 2–1 2–3 1–2 5–0 5–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 4–1 1–1 4–0 2–1
Oklahoma City Energy FC CSS STL SPR SEA AZU SAN SAN RMO TUL RGV SPR VAN RGV SAN SPR OCB TUL STL SAC RGV LAG TUL CSS TUL STL POR SEA SPR VAN STL
1–2 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 2–0 0–3 3–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–1 3–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 0–4 2–2 0–3 1–2 2–2
Orange County Blues FC VAN STL LAG SAN POR SAC CSS AZU RMO CSS SEA AZU RMO SAN RGV LAG SAC OKC SPR LAG TUL AZU VAN POR LAG SAC SAC RMO RGV CSS
0–1 1–3 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–3 1–1 1–3 1–1 5–2 0–2 1–0 2–3 2–1 1–2 3–3 1–2 0–3 2–0 2–1 1–3 1–0 1–2 2–0 0–1 1–2 2–0 0–1 4–0
Orlando City B WIL CHB LOU HAR PIT HAR MON CIN BET ROC CLT LOU CHB NYR MON CLT ROC CHB WIL LOU TOR NYR CLT RIC RIC PIT WIL TOR CIN BET
1–2 0–0 1–4 0–1 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–3 2–2 2–1 2–1 3–4 2–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–5 0–4 1–1 0–1 0–2 0–3 1–2 0–1 2–0
Pittsburgh Riverhounds ROC TOR ORL LOU CHB NYR CIN TOR NYR CHB RIC MON ROC HAR BET RIC HAR CLT WIL LOU MON BET ROC WIL HAR ORL CLT CIN BET CIN
0–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 1–1 1–3 0–1 2–1 0–1 1–2 1–3 2–1 1–2 0–0 0–2 0–2 1–2 0–3 4–1 1–2 1–4 2–1 0–3 4–1 1–1 2–0 0–4 0–0 1–1 0–1
Portland Timbers 2 SPR VAN RGV SAC OCB TUL AZU RMO CSS VAN SEA SPR SAN SEA VAN STL CSS LAG SEA CSS LAG OCB RMO SAC SEA OKC RGV AZU VAN AZU
1–2 1–3 0–2 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 0–1 1–3 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–4 0–1 1–1 4–3 2–1 1–2 0–4 1–2 4–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 3–2
Real Monarchs STL LAG TUL AZU RGV SEA POR RGV OCB OKC VAN VAN SAC SAC OCB CSS CSS VAN SAC AZU SEA CSS SPR POR AZU TUL OCB SAN AZU LAG
1–0 3–3 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–3 1–1 3–1 1–3 2–2 1–0 0–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 3–2 0–3 1–4 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–3 1–3
Richmond Kickers HAR WIL ROC BET CLT TOR WIL TOR NYR LOU MON CIN PIT CLT BET CHB HAR PIT TOR NYR ROC MON CIN ORL ORL CHB LOU CLT CHB WIL
3–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 2–3 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 3–1 0–1 0–0 0–2 3–0 2–0 3–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–2 0–0 1–2 0–2
Rio Grande Valley Toros TUL POR SEA RMO LAG SAN RMO SPR SAN STL SAN SPR OKC SAN AZU OCB OKC TUL VAN SAC OKC SEA TUL CSS CSS SPR POR LAG OCB SAN
0–2 2–0 2–2 1–0 0–2 3–2 1–1 4–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–4 3–0 2–3 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 4–0 0–0 0–0 6–0 5–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 3–0
Rochester Rhinos PIT RIC NYR MON HAR CHB CLT ORL BET MON TOR LOU PIT NYR CIN ORL MON TOR BET HAR RIC WIL LOU PIT CIN WIL CHB NYR CLT TOR
1–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 3–2 0–0 1–2 2–2 2–0 1–2 0–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–0
Sacramento Republic FC SEA AZU VAN POR STL OCB LAG SEA SPR LAG RMO RMO RGV AZU SEA RMO OCB CSS VAN RGV OCB SAN STL POR OCB VAN OCB LAG LAG TUL
1–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 2–1 3–2 1–1 2–1 2–3 3–3 0–1 1–2 0–0 1–0 1–1 4–3 4–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 4–0
Saint Louis FC RMO LAG OCB OKC TUL SAC SPR LOU TUL VAN RGV CSS TUL AZU POR SPR SEA CIN TUL CSS OKC SPR SAC SPR SAN OKC CIN SAN LOU OKC
0–1 0–3 3–1 2–2 0–0 1–0 3–0 0–2 5–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 7–1 1–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–2 0–2 2–1 0–0 1–1 3–4 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–5 2–2
San Antonio FC SEA SPR LAG OCB CSS TUL RGV OKC OKC RGV RGV POR CSS OCB TUL OKC VAN LAG SPR SAC AZU AZU SEA STL SPR AZU STL RMO TUL RGV
3–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 3–1 2–3 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 3–2 2–1 0–0 2–0 2–3 1–2 1–1 0–1 3–2 1–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 2–0 0–3
Seattle Sounders 2 SAC AZU SAN RGV CSS RMO OKC TUL SAC LAG POR OBC VAN POR SPR SAC STL CSS AZU POR RMO VAN RGV SAN POR VAN VAN OKC CSS SPR
0–1 0–2 0–3 2–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–1 2–5 3–2 2–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 2–1 3–2 1–0 4–1 1–1 0–6 0–1 2–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 1–2 0–2
Swope Park Rangers KC POR TUL SAN OKC VAN STL TUL RGV SAC POR RGV VAN OKC SEA STL AZU OKC CSS OCB SAN STL RMO STL LAG SAN RGV TUL OKC TUL SEA
2–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–3 2–1 1–4 1–1 1–2 4–0 2–3 1–3 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–2 3–0 3–0 3–1 2–0
Toronto FC II NYR MON PIT CIN RIC LOU RIC CHB PIT HAR WIL CLT ROC MON CIN LOU CHB WIL BET HAR ROC RIC BET ORL HAR NYR MON CLT ORL ROC
2–2 2–1 2–2 1–2 0–1 0–2 1–0 0–2 1–2 1–2 1–3 2–2 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–4 0–1 0–3 3–2 4–2 1–1 0–3 3–2 1–2 0–1 0–1 3–4 1–5 2–1 0–1
Tulsa Roughnecks FC RGV SPR RMO STL POR SAN VAN SEA SPR STL OKC STL LAG LAG AZU SAN RGV STL OKC AZU OCB CSS RGV OKC OKC RMO SPR SAN SPR SAC
2–0 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–2 1–3 2–3 2–1 1–2 2–5 0–2 1–7 2–2 0–2 3–2 1–2 0–0 2–0 0–3 2–1 1–2 0–1 0–5 0–2 0–1 1–1 0–3 0–2 1–3 0–4
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 OCB POR SAC LAG SPR TUL LAG POR STL RMO RMO SEA SPR POR OKC RMO RGV SAN SAC CSS AZU SEA OCB AZU SAC SEA SEA CSS POR OKC
1–0 3–1 0–0 2–2 2–1 3–2 4–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 0–1 2–3 3–2 1–2 1–1 2–1 0–4 0–2 2–1 1–1 2–3 1–1 0–1 3–1 0–0 1–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 2–1
Wilmington Hammerheads ORL RIC CHB MON NYR CIN RIC CLT CHB TOR HAR LOU BET NYR TOR CLT BET LOU ORL PIT ROC CLT CHB PIT ROC MON ORL CIN HAR RIC
2–1 0–0 1–2 2–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 3–1 3–2 2–2 1–1 0–4 3–0 2–1 0–3 1–4 2–2 1–4 0–2 0–1 1–1 1–4 2–2 2–2 3–0 0–2 1–1 2–0

[20]

Playoffs[edit]

This is the logo for the USL Cup, first used in 2016.

The team with the best record across both conferences earned the 2016 USL Regular Season title. The top eight teams in each conference advanced to the 2016 USL Playoffs, which were a single-elimination bracket crown two conference champions. The two conference champions advanced to the 2016 USL Championship.[19]

The playoffs took place over the course of four weeks. The fixed seed format concluded with the USL Championship, which was held at the venue of the conference champion with the best regular season record.[21]

 
First Round
Conference Semi-FinalsConference FinalsUSL Championship
 
              
 
October 2 – Red Bull Arena
 
 
#1 New York Red Bulls II 4
 
October 7 – Red Bull Arena
 
#8 Orlando City B 0
 
#1 New York Red Bulls II (pen.)3 (5)
 
October 1 – Rochester Rhinos Stadium
 
#4 Rochester Rhinos3 (4)
 
#4 Rochester Rhinos 3
 
October 16 - Red Bull Arena
 
#5 Charlotte Independence 1
 
#1 New York Red Bulls II (pen.)1 (4)
 
October 2 – Nippert Stadium
 
#2 Louisville City FC1 (3)
 
#3 FC Cincinnati 1
 
October 8 – Louisville Slugger Field
 
#6 Charleston Battery 2
 
#6 Charleston Battery0
 
October 2 – Louisville Slugger Field
 
#2 Louisville City FC1
 
#2 Louisville City FC (a.e.t.)2
 
October 23 - Red Bull Arena
 
#7 Richmond Kickers 0
 
#1 New York Red Bulls II 5
 
October 1 – Bonney Field
 
#4 Swope Park Rangers1
 
#1 Sacramento Republic FC 0 (4)
 
October 9 – Swope Soccer Village
 
#8 Orange County Blues FC (pen.)0 (5)
 
#8 Orange County Blues FC1
 
September 30 – Swope Soccer Village
 
#4 Swope Park Rangers (a.e.t.) 2
 
#4 Swope Park Rangers 3
 
October 15 - Swope Soccer Village
 
#5 LA Galaxy II 0
 
#4 Swope Park Rangers3
 
September 30 – Switchbacks Stadium
 
#6 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 20
 
#3 Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC1
 
October 8 – Thunderbird Stadium
 
#6 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 2
 
#6 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 23
 
October 1 – H-E-B Park
 
#7 Oklahoma City Energy FC2
 
#2 Rio Grande Valley FC Toros 2
 
 
#7 Oklahoma City Energy FC 3
 


Eastern Conference[edit]

Western Conference[edit]

USL Championship[edit]

Championship Game MVP: Brandon Allen (NYRB)

Attendance[edit]

The following table shows average home attendances, ranked from highest to lowest.

Team GP Total High Low Average
FC Cincinnati 15 259,437 24,376 11,278 17,296
Sacramento Republic FC 15 172,711 11,569 10,745 11,514
Louisville City FC 15 108,269 10,062 5,298 7,218
San Antonio FC 15 92,546 8,466 4,326 6,170
Oklahoma City Energy FC 15 74,249 6,455 3,753 4,950
Saint Louis FC 15 73,841 6,004 4,209 4,923
Richmond Kickers 15 59,941 6,123 2,647 3,996
Tulsa Roughnecks FC 15 59,247 5,328 3,323 3,950
Rochester Rhinos 15 54,819 5,124 2,442 3,655
Charleston Battery 15 53,563 5,481 3,150 3,570
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC 15 47,284 4,308 2,212 3,152
Wilmington Hammerheads 15 44,996 3,837 1,809 3,000
Bethlehem Steel FC 15 38,596 3,664 422 2,573
Real Monarchs 15 37,919 5,182 376 2,528
Pittsburgh Riverhounds 15 37,412 3,440 1,711 2,494
Portland Timbers 2 15 34,849 4,352 1,528 2,323
Rio Grande Valley FC 15 29,903 2,646 1,448 1,994
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 15 26,683 3,057 857 1,779
Swope Park Rangers 15 26,301 6,812 926 1,753
Harrisburg City Islanders 16 24,758 2,853 227 1,547
Arizona United SC 15 22,045 3,374 753 1,470
Seattle Sounders FC 2 15 21,017 1,835 1,182 1,401
Charlotte Independence 15 20,620 1,801 1,018 1,375
LA Galaxy II 15 18,159 2,715 503 1,211
Toronto FC II 15 15,396 1,300 576 1,026
Orange County Blues FC 15 15,156 2,455 463 1,010
Orlando City B 15 14,363 2,078 642 958
New York Red Bulls II 14 8,250 2,096 214 589
FC Montréal 15 3,647 966 58 243
Total 435 1,496,493 24,376 58 3,439

One New York Red Bulls II home game was moved to Millersville, Pennsylvania because of a scheduling conflict.

Statistical leaders[edit]

Top Goalkeepers[edit]

(Minimum of 50% of Team Minutes Played)

Rank Goalkeeper Club GP MINS SVS GA GAA W-L-T SHO
1 United States Tomas Gomez Rochester Rhinos 16 1440 39 11 0.688 9–2–5 7
2 United States Ryan Meara New York Red Bulls II 21 1812 54 16 0.796 13–2–6 11
3 United States Dominik Jakubek Sacramento Republic FC 18 1620 31 15 0.833 10–4–4 7
Trinidad and Tobago Greg Ranjitsingh Louisville City FC 24 2054 50 19 0.833 12–3–9 10
5 United States Devala Gorrick Colorado Springs Switchbacks 28 2451 82 23 0.846 14–7–7 13
6 United States Mitch Hildebrandt FC Cincinnati 30 2608 72 25 0.862 16–6–8 10
7 United States Josh Ford San Antonio FC 17 1509 53 15 0.893 5–5–7 3
8 Puerto Rico Cody Laurendi Oklahoma City Energy 26 2340 80 24 0.923 9–6–11 12
9 United States John Berner Charlotte Independence 20 1782 51 19 0.960 8–6–6 7
10 Greece Alexander Tambakis Charleston Battery 19 1709 70 20 1.053 10–4–5 6

Source:[22]

League Awards[edit]

Individual Awards[edit]

All-League Teams[edit]

First Team

F: Brandon Allen (NYRB), Jack McBean (LAG), Sean Okoli (CIN)
M: Danny Barrera (SAC), Villyan Bijev (POR), Enzo Martinez (CHA)
D: Harrison Delbridge (CIN), Amer Didic (SPR), Aaron Long (NYRB), Hugh Roberts (RIC)
G: Mitch Hildebrandt (CIN)

Second Team

F: Irvin Herrera (STL), Corey Hertzog (PIT), Cameron Iwasa (SAC)
M: Jose Barril (HAR), Kenardo Forbes (ROC), Yudai Imura (RIC)
D: Zach Carroll (NYRB), Joe Farrell (ROC), Bruno Perone (WIL), Josh Suggs (COL)
G: Devala Gorrick (COL)

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Week USL Player of the Week
Player Club Position Reason
1 United States Scott Goodwin Louisville City FC Goalkeeper SO, saved PK attempt
2 United States Vince Cicciarelli Saint Louis FC Midfielder 2G
3 United States Taylor Mueller Charleston Battery Defender GWG
4 United States Chandler Hoffman Louisville City FC Forward Hat Trick vs. FC Cincinnati
5 United States Tyler Turner Orlando City B Defender 2G
6 Canada Ben McKendry Vancouver Whitecaps 2 Midfielder GWG
7 United States Sammy Ochoa Tulsa Roughnecks FC Forward 4G in 2 games
8 United States Tommy Thompson Sacramento Republic Midfielder 2G
9 El Salvador Irvin Herrera Saint Louis FC Forward 4G vs. Tulsa
10 United States Ricardo Velazco Real Monarchs Midfielder 2G
11 United States Kyle Parker Wilmington Hammerheads Midfielder 2G GWG
12 Cape Verde Kévin Oliveira Swope Park Rangers Midfielder 1G 3A
13 United States Cameron Iwasa Sacramento Republic Forward 2G
14 Mexico Lalo Fernández Real Monarchs Goalkeeper SO 8SV
15 United States Sammy Ochoa Tulsa Roughnecks FC Forward 1G 2A
16 United States Brandon Allen New York Red Bulls II Forward Hat Trick vs. FC Montreal
17 United States Memo Rodriguez Rio Grande Valley FC Toros Forward 2G
18 Cuba Maikel Chang Charleston Battery Midfielder 1G 1A
19 United States Cristian Mata Tulsa Roughnecks FC Forward 2G
20 United States Chris Cortez Arizona United SC Forward 2 GWG
21 Canada Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla FC Montreal Forward 2G 3A
22 United States Thomas Sanner Vancouver Whitecaps 2 Forward Hat Trick vs. Arizona United
23 United States Matt Cardone San Antonio FC Goalkeeper 7SV SO vs. Saint Louis FC
24 Uruguay Enzo Martinez Charlotte Independence Midfielder 2G
25 El Salvador Irvin Herrera Saint Louis FC Forward Hat Trick vs San Antonio FC
26 Bulgaria Villyan Bijev Portland Timbers 2 Forward 1G 2A
27 Trinidad and Tobago Trevin Caesar Orange County Blues Forward 2G

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