Western Conference (USL)

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Western Conference
League United Soccer League
Sport Soccer
Founded January 21, 2015
Teams
No. of teams 17
Championships
Most recent Western Conference champion(s) Swope Park Rangers
(2nd title)
Most Western Conference titles Swope Park Rangers
(2 titles)

The Western 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 Orange County SC 34 20 6 8 70 40 +30 66 Conference Playoffs
2 Sacramento Republic 34 19 8 7 47 32 +15 65
3 Phoenix Rising FC 34 19 6 9 63 38 +25 63
4 Real Monarchs 34 19 3 12 55 47 +8 60
5 Reno 1868 FC 34 16 11 7 56 38 +18 59
6 Portland Timbers 2 34 17 4 13 58 49 +9 55
7 Swope Park Rangers 34 15 8 11 52 53 −1 53
8 Saint Louis FC 34 14 11 9 44 38 +6 53
9 San Antonio FC 34 14 8 12 45 48 −3 50
10 OKC Energy FC 34 12 7 15 43 46 −3 43
11 Colorado Springs Switchbacks 34 11 6 17 36 39 −3 39
12 Fresno FC 34 9 12 13 44 38 +6 39
13 Rio Grande Valley Toros 34 8 14 12 36 42 −6 38
14 LA Galaxy II 34 10 7 17 60 67 −7 37
15 Las Vegas Lights FC 34 8 7 19 50 74 −24 31
16 Seattle Sounders FC 2 34 6 7 21 40 71 −31 25
17 Tulsa Roughnecks 34 3 12 19 36 77 −41 21
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]

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Shared facility; not a soccer-specific stadium
  2. ^ a b c Baseball park
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]

Las Vegas Lights FCFresno FCReno 1868 FCSwope Park RangersEastern Conference (USL)Saint Louis FCSan Antonio FCRio Grande Valley FCWhitecaps FC 2Tulsa Roughnecks FCSeattle Sounders FC 2Sacramento Republic FCReal MonarchsPortland Timbers 2Orange County SCOrange County Blues FCOklahoma City Energy FCLA Galaxy IIColorado Springs Switchbacks FCAustin AztexPhoenix Rising FCArizona United SC

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

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]

Western Conference Playoff champions by year[edit]

Bold USL Champions
Season Champions Score Runners Up
2015 LA Galaxy II 2–1 OKC Energy FC
2016 Swope Park Rangers 3–0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2
2017 Swope Park Rangers 0–0 (7–6 PK) OKC Energy FC

Western Conference regular season champions by year[edit]

Bold USL Regular Season Champions
Season Team Record Playoffs result
2015 Orange County Blues 14–9–5 (+4) Lost Conference Semifinals
2016 Sacramento Republic FC 14–10–6 (+16) Lost Conference Quarterfinals
2017 Real Monarchs SLC 20–5–7 (+28) Lost Conference Quarterfinals
2018 Orange County SC 20–8–6 (+30) TBD

USL Champions produced[edit]

  • None

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Expanded USL Unveils 2015 Format". United Soccer League (USL). January 21, 2015. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  2. ^ Kevin Reichard (July 28, 2015). "Aces Look To Add Pro Soccer In 2017". Ballpark Digest.
  3. ^ "2016 USL Alignment and Format Announced". United Soccer League (USL). January 20, 2016. Retrieved January 20, 2016.
  4. ^ "USL Announces 2017 Conference Alignment". www.uslsoccer.com. United Soccer League (USL). January 9, 2017. Retrieved November 4, 2017.