Eastern Conference (USL)

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Eastern Conference
League United Soccer League
Sport Soccer
Founded January 21, 2015
Teams
No. of teams 16
Championships
Most recent Eastern Conference champion(s) Louisville City FC
(1st title)
Most Eastern Conference titles Louisville City FC
New York Red Bulls II

Rochester Rhinos
(1 title each)

The Eastern Conference is one of United Soccer League's two conferences.[1]

Current standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 FC Cincinnati 20 12 5 3 39 21 +18 41 Conference Playoffs
2 Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC 17 9 7 1 21 7 +14 34
3 Charleston Battery 19 8 8 3 27 19 +8 32
4 New York Red Bulls II 20 8 7 5 43 31 +12 31
5 Louisville City FC 17 8 5 4 25 19 +6 29
6 Indy Eleven 18 8 4 6 23 20 +3 28
7 Nashville SC 17 7 6 4 17 11 +6 27
8 Charlotte Independence 20 7 6 7 28 29 −1 27
9 Penn FC 19 6 7 6 23 24 −1 25
10 Ottawa Fury 18 7 3 8 17 23 −6 24
11 Bethlehem Steel FC 20 6 6 8 31 28 +3 24
12 Tampa Bay Rowdies 18 6 4 8 26 26 0 22
13 North Carolina FC 18 5 5 8 25 25 0 20
14 Richmond Kickers 17 5 2 10 19 34 −15 17
15 Atlanta United 2 17 3 5 9 19 38 −19 14
16 Toronto FC II 17 0 3 14 17 43 −26 3
Updated to match(es) played on July 18, 2018. Source: 2018 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

Members[edit]

Current[edit]

Club City Stadium
Atlanta United 2 Lawrenceville, Georgia Coolray Field [i]
Bethlehem Steel FC Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Goodman Stadium [i]
Charleston Battery Charleston, South Carolina MUSC Health Stadium
Charlotte Independence Matthews, North Carolina Sportsplex at Matthews
FC Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio Nippert Stadium [i]
Indy Eleven Indianapolis, Indiana Lucas Oil Stadium [i]
Louisville City FC Louisville, Kentucky Louisville Slugger Field [ii][iii]
Nashville SC Nashville, Tennessee First Tennessee Park
New York Red Bulls II Montclair, New Jersey MSU Soccer Park at Pittser Field
North Carolina FC Cary, North Carolina WakeMed Soccer Park
Ottawa Fury FC Ottawa, Ontario TD Place Stadium [i]
Penn FC Harrisburg, Pennsylvania FNB Field [ii]
Pittsburgh Riverhounds Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Highmark Stadium
Richmond Kickers Richmond, Virginia City Stadium [i]
Tampa Bay Rowdies St. Petersburg, Florida Al Lang Stadium [ii]
Toronto FC II Toronto, Ontario Lamport Stadium

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f Shared facility; not a soccer-specific stadium
  2. ^ a b c Baseball park
  3. ^ Team has announced plans to move into a soccer-specific stadium
Locations of announced teams for the 2018 United Soccer League season
Blue pog.svg MLS-owned club; Red pog.svg MLS-affiliated club; Green pog.svg no MLS affiliation; Yellow pog.svg Future club; Orange pog.svg On hiatus

Conference Lineups[edit]

Clubs timeline[edit]

North Carolina FCNashville SCIndy ElevenAtlanta United 2Ottawa Fury FCTampa Bay RowdiesOrlando City BBethlehem Steel FC (USL)FC CincinnatiWilmington Hammerheads FCToronto FC IIWestern Conference (USL)Saint Louis FCRochester RhinosRichmond KickersPittsburgh RiverhoundsNew York Red Bulls IILouisville City FCFC MontrealPenn FCHarrisburg City IslandersCharlotte IndependenceCharleston Battery

Conference Member   Club moved to Western Conference   Club moved to PDL   Former clubs

Orlando City B & Rochester Rhinos went on hiatus after the 2017 season.[2][3]

2015[edit]

Lineup for 2015[edit]

2016[edit]

Lineup for 2016[edit]

Changes from 2015[edit]

2017[edit]

Lineup for 2017[edit]

Changes from 2016[edit]

2018[edit]

Lineup for 2018[edit]

Changes from 2017[edit]

Eastern Conference Playoff champions by year[edit]

Bold USL Champions
Season Champions Score Runners Up
2015 Rochester Rhinos 1–0 Louisville City FC
2016 New York Red Bulls II 1–1 (4–3 PK) Louisville City FC
2017 Louisville City FC 1–1 (4–3 PK) New York Red Bulls II

Eastern Conference regular season champions by year[edit]

Bold USL Regular Season Champions
Season Team Record Playoffs result
2015 Rochester Rhinos 17–1–10 (+25) Won USL Championship
2016 New York Red Bulls II 21–3–5 (+40) Won USL Championship
2017 Louisville City FC 18–6–8 (+27) Won USL Championship

USL Champions produced[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Expanded USL Unveils 2015 Format". United Soccer League (USL). January 21, 2015. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved January 3, 2016. 
  2. ^ Tsujimoto, Ben (November 30, 2017). "Rochester Rhinos to take hiatus from United Soccer League". Buffalo, NY: Buffalo News. Retrieved December 2, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Orlando City B Elects to Forgo 2018 USL Division II Season". Orlando City SC. January 12, 2018. Retrieved January 12, 2018. 
  4. ^ "2016 USL Alignment and Format Announced". United Soccer League (USL). January 20, 2016. Archived from the original on January 27, 2016. Retrieved January 20, 2016. 
  5. ^ "USL Announces 2017 Conference Alignment". www.uslsoccer.com. United Soccer League (USL). January 9, 2017. Retrieved November 4, 2017.