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  USL Premier Development League - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The USL Premier Development League (PDL) is the amateur league of the United Soccer Leagues in the United States and Canada, forming part of the American Soccer Pyramid.
It's main purpose was to improve soccer capabilites to many urban areas throughout thr USA and Canada.
Today some of the PDL teams serve as farm teams to United Soccer Leagues and Major League Soccer clubs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Premier_Development_League   (213 words)

  
 USLFans.com -- For the Fans, By the Fans
The PDL is one of five leagues under the umbrella of the USL.
PDL rosters must also include at least three players who are under the age of 19.
PDL teams also have the opportunity to compete against teams from Major League Soccer, the A-League and the D3 Pro League on an annual basis in exhibition games and in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.
www.a-league.com /news/2002/news,2002,0769.shtml   (1589 words)

  
 Cascade Surge Soccer - About the US League
As the largest organization of soccer leagues in North America, United Soccer Leagues is dedicated to growing the sport at the grassroots level in every community across the US and Canada.
The PDL provides top US and Canadian players under 23 years of age with the opportunity to perform in a professionalized setting during the summer months while maintaining their collegiate eligibility.
In the PDL and W-League, at least three players in a full 26-player roster must be under 19, in accordance with guidelines set by the USASA and USSF.
www.open.org /~surgerks/about_the_us_league.htm   (967 words)

  
 Nashville Metros - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Metros continued to play indoors until 1996, winning only six matches in six seasons, but began playing outdoors as well, in the USL Premier League from 1991 through 1996, with significantly better results.
The Metros then moved to the A-League second division in 1997, and began play in Ezell Park, after years of using high school and municipal stadia in Nashville and Franklin.
In 2002 the Metros moved down from the A-League to the PDL, due to Ezell Park's substandard facilities, such as the lack of a press box.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nashville_Metros   (232 words)

  
 United Soccer Leagues (USL)
Despite numerous dangerous chances, the 2005 PDL championship between the Des Moines Menace and El Paso Patriots was decided in a dramatic seven-round penalty kick showdown with the visiting Menace prevailing in the tiebreaker 6-5 in front of 6,792 after a scoreless 120-minute game.
United Soccer Leagues announced Friday that Daniel Frias of the PDL finalist El Paso Patriots has been honored as the 2005 Most Valuable Player for the past regular season as voted on by team coaches and general managers.
United Soccer Leagues announced Thursday the Premier Development League Coach of the Year award as voted on by the league’s coaches and general managers, honoring Indiana Invaders coach Methembe Ndlovu.
pdl.uslsoccer.com   (369 words)

  
 Super Y League
The Pro Select League name, in part, dates back to the Pro and Select monikers used in 1996 when USL’s third division was split into two tiers (Pro and Select Leagues) with the anticipation of the Select League receiving Division II status the following year.
The Pro League was renamed D3 Pro League to be representative of its Third Division status and the Premier League was redubbed Premier Development Soccer League, reflecting its position as North America’s top developmental soccer league.
The PDSL simplified its name to Premier Development League as United Systems of Independent Soccer Leagues (USISL), as it was then known, became USL in 1999.
www.superyleague.com /mediacenter/H/48830_E.html   (227 words)

  
 About the Shadow
Whether it’s continued improvement on training facilities, continuing education opportunities, or leagues and tournaments to play in, the club is duty bound to develop its players and be a leader in doing so.
Premier is word that has long been used to describe teams competing in the highest level leagues offered by the Washington State Youth Soccer Association.
The typical league schedule is based on travel partners and will have a Spokane team traveling to the West side of the state three times during the fall season.
www.spokaneshadow.org /shadow.htm   (1643 words)

  
 Local Boca U18 members make college decisions
Jersey Shore Boca was awarded a Premier Development League franchise from the United Soccer Leagues Nov. 25.
The Premier Development League is the only national men’s U23 amateur league in the United States.
PDL rosters can have up to 26 players, eight of whom can be over the age of 23.
independent.gmnews.com /News/2003/0507/Sports/042.html   (270 words)

  
 WSC Legacy - About the Legacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Premier Development League is the highest level of soccer in which a college or high school player can participate while retaining their NCAA eligibility.
The league consists of 48 teams nationwide with the new Williamsburg “Legacy” participating in the South Atlantic Division along with teams from Richmond, Washington/Baltimore, Greenville and Raleigh.
The Premier Development League is one of five leagues under the umbrella of the United Soccer Leagues.
www.williamsburglegacy.com /about.htm   (890 words)

  
 RichmondKickers.com
PDL owners voted prior to the 2000 season to transform the league into a Under-23 entity creating an opportunity for college players to fine tune their skills for future pro careers in the US and overseas.
Pro coaches view the PDL as a key factor in the ever-growing player identification process, as well as, a direct route for those collegians that have a goal to play at the professional level.
The PDL is an amateur league affiliated with the United States Amateur Soccer Association.
www.richmondkickers.com /pdl/About/index_E.html   (504 words)

  
 Soccer365   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
United Soccer Leagues announced today the statistical award winners and the All-League Team for the Premier Development League (PDL) for the 2003 season.
For his efforts, he was also named to the PDL All-Eastern Conference team along with fellow Future teammate, defender Cristian Neagu, a rising senior at Virginia Commonwealth University.
The Premier Development League (PDL) is the highest level of amateur soccer in North America.
www.soccer365.com /Home/page_89_55576.shtml   (309 words)

  
 United Soccer Leagues (USL)
Many professional teams from Major League Soccer, the A-League and the USL Pro Soccer League, have initiated youth development programs for the elite level players in their area.
The major amateur clubs in the Premier Development League and the top women’s league in the world, the W-League, have developed their youth teams in the Super Y-League.
In addition to the ODP system that the league has created, the introduction of other player identification and development programs known as Player Development Opportunity (PDO) programs also are being created within the league.
supery.uslsoccer.com /2005/LeagueOverview/index_E.html   (751 words)

  
 United Soccer Leagues (USL)
When the leagues merged back together in 2002, he led the team to the postseason only to be knocked out in the first round.
The 2003 PDL Rookie of the Year Eric Vasquez was one of the leading contributors to the Central Florida Kraze reaching the postseason for the first time in the team's six-year history this season.
Although he is new to the PDL, the 2003 PDL Coach of the Year Kenny Farrell of the New Orleans Shell Shockers is not new to USL.
wleague.uslsoccer.com /honors/60589.html   (847 words)

  
 United Soccer Leagues (USL)
United Soccer Leagues announced Friday evening the Rookie of the Year, Defender of the Year, Coach of the Year and Most Valuable Player honors for the 2005 USL Second Division season as voted on by the league’s coaches and general managers.
United Soccer Leagues announced the Teams of the Week for Week 3 of the season, honoring Charleston’s Greg Simmonds, Charlotte’s Sam Casey and Orange County’s Kei Kamara as the Players of the Week in the USL First Division, USL Second Division and Premier Development League.
United Soccer Leagues announced today the Team and Players of the Week honors for the A-League, USL Pro Select League, Premier Development League and W-League for the fourth week of the season, honoring Montreal's Ze Roberto, Wilmington's Junior Zarate, Cape Cod's David Bulow and New York's Noelle Meeke as Players of the Week.
aleague.uslsoccer.com /honors/index_E.html   (3506 words)

  
 About the Ottawa Fury   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The PDL is a branch of the United Soccer Leagues and is considered the male equivalent to the W-League.
The league provides top US and Canadian players under 23 years of age with the opportunity to perform in a professional setting during the summer months while maintaining their collegiate eligibility.
The 400 team league is designed for talented youth players destined for collegiate, professional or international careers and has the objective of pitting the best youth players in North America against each other week-in and week-out in league play.
www.ottawafury.com /about.htm   (1021 words)

  
 Super Y League
The A-League will play in a set of two-leg aggregate score series to determine its entrants with the D3 Pro League and Premier Development League teams playing four qualification matches to determine who advances.
In the D3 Pro League, the 2002 Champion Long Island Rough Riders will receive an automatic berth into the tournament with the remaining berths, amount to be determined by the Open Cup tournament format, to be filled by the teams with the best point total in four qualification matches.
TAMPA, FL — Thirty Premier Development League players were honored as NSCAA All-Americans in the I, II, and III divisions of NCAA soccer Thursday, including former North Jersey Imperials and current University of Virginia forward Alecko Eskandarian, who was honored as the 2002 Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy winner.
www.superyleague.com /mediacenter/H/48683_E.html   (707 words)

  
 Jersey Shore Boca Jr. FC - The Official Web Site
Jersey Shore Boca was awarded a Premier Development League franchise from the United Soccer Leagues on November 25, 2002 and began play in the 2003 season.
The USL consists of two professional leagues (A-League and ProSelect League), men's amateur league (PDL), women's open league (W-League) and the elite youth Super Y-League.
PDL teams also have the opportunity to compete against teams from Major League Soccer, the A-League and the ProSelect League on an annual basis in exhibition games and in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.
www.jerseyshoreboca.com /main.php?zone=pdlteam   (282 words)

  
 Bucks enter Conference playoffs Friday
The PDL Championship, which will be nationally televised for the third consecutive year by Fox Sports World, will be played on August 7th.
Fire Reserves forward Julian Nash finished the season among the top 20 points leaders in the PDL with 12 goals and four assists for 28 points in 13 games played while forwards Hamid Mehreioskouei and Thabiso Khumalo ended the campaign among the top five assists leaders with nine and seven helpers, respectively.
No team has ever been undefeated and won the league, so we're going to try to be the first to do that.
www.mysoccer.com /usl4/mb0720.phtml   (630 words)

  
 United Soccer Leagues (USL)
Continuing Kalamazoo Kingdom Soccer’s tradition of developing hometown heroes, the 10th-season franchise has signed eight locally based players for the team’s 2005 roster.
Per League and team policy, the terms of the deals were not disclosed.
As the Des Moines Menace prepare for their 12th Premier Development League (PDL) season they are proud to announce Casey Mann as head coach.
pdl.uslsoccer.com /transactions/index_E.html   (446 words)

  
 RichmondKickers.com
Development League (PDL) Eastern Conference Championship last night for the first time in the team’s four-year history.
The most significant change in the league is a reduction in the season to a 16-game schedule from 18.
The PDL Richmond Kickers Future ended the weekend with a 0-0 tie against the Charlotte Eagles of the Pro Select League after beating the PDL Williamsburg Legacy 4-0 on Friday.
www.richmondkickers.com /pdl/news/index_E.html   (1027 words)

  
 Cocoa Expos, PDL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Since their induction into the Premier Development League of the USL, the Cocoa Expos have been one of the most successful teams in the league.
The United Soccer League was founded in 1986, as a youthful, authentic soccer entertainment experience, celebrated at the grassroots level.
USL consists of two men's professional leagues (A-league -18 teams, D3 Pro League- 18 teams), women's "open" league (W-League - 36 teams), men's amateur league (Premier Development League - 47 teams), youth league (Super Y-League - 250 teams) and national summer camps in 40 U.S. states and Canadian provinces.
www.cocoaexpo.com /soccer/expos   (190 words)

  
 2001 US Open Cup   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The four USASA regional champions will be joined by the four runners up in the tournament for the first time, while two additional PDL teams will earn berths to bring the total number of teams representing the PDL to eight.
In the second round six teams from the USL Pro Soccer League and two A-League teams join the mix to take on the first round winners.
The qualifying teams will be paired up against teams from the PDL squads in the first round, which will be completed on June 2 and 8.
www.3rddegree.net /season/usoc.htm   (1153 words)

  
 BigSoccer Boards - PDL develop or 28 yr old men league?
Maybe I am wrong about the intent of the PDL and maybe no one agrees that it should be about the best high school and college age kids but like the poster said until we have a reserve system PDL is all we have for the summer to develop the young talent
I thought it was a summer development and my point is the 30 yr old plumb is not going any where and not going to teach.
Chicago Fire Premier (formerly CFR) field a squad of virtually all U23's, are extremely competitive, and have had significant success in the MLS draft, by comparison to the Kraze.
www.bigsoccer.com /forum/printthread.php?t=199458   (2007 words)

  
 Men's Soccer Standouts Dan Kennedy, Drew McAthy, And Matt Kubota Advance To The Premier Development League Semifinals ...
The USL oversees the "farm" leagues too both the MLS and the WUSA, with the A-League on the men's side and the W-League on the women's side.
The PDL, in which the Blue Star compete, is considered to be the United States' Fourth Division and is the highest semi-professional division that an amateur can compete at.
Second in the PDL with 12 wins, Kennedy posted a 2-0 shutout in the Western Conference Finals in Spokane, Washington against the Fresno Fuego, one of the top amateur teams in the nation.
ucsbgauchos.collegesports.com /sports/m-soccer/spec-rel/073003aaa.html   (766 words)

  
 California Gold Soccer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Premier Development League landscape will change slightly for the upcoming season with the BYU Cougars moving from the Southwest Division to the Northwest Division.
The stocky midfielder for the California Gold, an amateur team in the United Soccer League's Premier Development League, is the team leader in goals and points heading into this weekend's games at his old stomping grounds, Hilmar High Stadium.
Open Trials For The 2005 PDL Season To Be Held At Hogan Sports Complex In Escalon, CA The first round of open trials brought out top players from USF, UC Riverside, Stan State, Sac State, MJC, UC Davis, Wisconsin, and Scotland.
www.calgoldfc.com   (2871 words)

  
 New Orleans Shell Shockers
TAMPA, FL – United Soccer Leagues announced the 2005 Premier Development League All-Conference Teams Monday, honoring the top 44 players of the season as voted on by the team coaches and general managers.
The Chicago Fire Premier and Ocean City Barons led the way with four players recognized in their respective conferences while the Richmond Kickers Future, Cascade Surge and regular season champion Orange County Blue Star saw three players honored.
The 2005 PDL finalists Des Moines Menace had one representative honored with two-time league MVP Tomas Boltnar receiving the nod in the Central Conference.
www.noshellshockers.com   (390 words)

  
 Marshfield News Herald - High-profile soccer game returns to Rapids   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
WISCONSIN RAPIDS - Organizers expect a Premier Development League soccer game - one of the highest levels of soccer played in the area - to draw a crowd to Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday.
Both teams are part of the Premier Development League, a 51-team national league that allows amateurs and professional to play together.
While this league game involves some serious soccer, fun is still the name of the game.
www.wisinfo.com /newsherald/mnhlocal/283487597639642.shtml   (447 words)

  
 United Soccer Leagues (USL)
It was also announced that its men’s Premier Development League franchise is changing its name to Chicago Fire Premier.
United Soccer Leagues is releasing the 2005 W-League schedule on Wednesday, February 2nd.
With the addition of the yet-to-be named MLS reserve league, Amadan Soccer LLC has changed the name of the men’s PDL franchise to Chicago Fire Premier, reflecting the team’s membership in the PDL.
uslsoccer.com /home/91487.html   (520 words)

  
 Yakima Reds Soccer Club :: Welcome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Player Development is the cornerstone of the USL's vision of advancing soccer in every community across North America.
Designed to help prepare players for professional and international careers, the focus of the USL PDL is to provide top college and high school players with the opportunity to compete in a professionalized setting while maintaining their college eligibility.
The league is made up of a series of regional leagues within the framework of a North American league containing the top clubs and players from the United States and Canada.
www.yakimareds.com   (234 words)

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