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  USL First Division - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is the second division of soccer in the United States and Canada league pyramid behind Major League Soccer.
The costs of moving to a higher division are usually not recouped with higher attendance at the First Division level.
On January 26, 2006, the USL announced that it was expanding USL First Division in 2007 to include a new team in Cary, North Carolina.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/USL_First_Division   (691 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: USL First Division   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
It is the second division of soccer in the United States league pyramid behind Major League Soccer, and is effectively the top division in Canada.
The United Soccer Leagues Second Division is a professional men's soccer league in North America, part of the United Soccer Leagues (USL) league pyramid.
It is the third division of soccer in the United States behind Major League Soccer (top division) and the USL First Division (second division).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/USL-First-Division   (531 words)

  
 sounders 33   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Competing in the USL First Division's single table format, the Sounders face a 28-game primarily balanced schedule in which all teams in the First Division play each other home and away once supplemented by an equal number of additional rivalry games.
USL First Division opponents for the Sounders include the Atlanta Silverbacks, Charleston Battery, Minnesota Thunder, Portland Timbers, Puerto Rico Islanders, Richmond Kickers, Rochester Raging Rhinos, Toronto Lynx, Vancouver Whitecaps, Virginia Beach Mariners and the defending champion Montreal Impact.
The restructuring of the USL professional division has initially set the USL First Division Championship Playoffs to consist of eight teams if there are greater than 14 teams in the league and six if there are fewer than 14, which is the case with 12 in 2005.
www.wsysa.com /news/sounders33.asp   (373 words)

  
 United Soccer Leagues (USL)
The two tiers of USL’s professional division will be officially referred to as the USL First Division and USL Second Division, eliminating the A-League name adopted by the then independent American Professional Soccer League in 1995.
The USL Second Division will be eastern-based in 2005 with the 2004 finalist Charlotte Eagles, Harrisburg City Islanders, Long Island Rough Riders, New Hampshire Phantoms, Northern Virginia Royals, Pittsburgh Riverhounds, Western Mass Pioneers and Wilmington Hammerheads all returning with the addition of a new franchise in Cincinnati.
USL also announced that overtime has been eliminated for both tiers of the professional division for the regular season.
www.uslsoccer.com /home/86556.html   (855 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Rochester Raging Rhinos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Rochester Raging Rhinos are a USL First Division professional soccer team in Rochester, New York.
The Portland Timbers are Portland, Oregons entry in the USL First Division, the second tier of professional soccer in the United States.
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.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Rochester-Raging-Rhinos   (2498 words)

  
 Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first European record of a landing on the Washington coast was by Spanish Captain Don Bruno de Heceta in 1775, on board the Santiago, part of a two-ship flotilla with the Sonora.
What was to become Washington State's first family was that of Washington's founder, the Black pioneer George Washington Bush and his White wife, Isabella James Bush, from Missouri and Tennessee, respectively.
Property tax was the first tax levied in the state of Washington and its collection accounts for about 30 percent of Washington's total state and local revenue.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Washington   (3210 words)

  
 United Soccer Leagues (USL)
United Soccer Leagues announced Monday its USL First and Second Division Teams of the Week for the 16th week of the season, honoring Joey Gjertsen of Vancouver and Almir Barbosa of New Hampshire as the USL First and Second Division Players of the Week, respectively.
United Soccer Leagues announced Monday its USL First and Second Division Teams of the Week for the 15th week of the season, honoring Fabian Dawkins of Atlanta and John Krause of Cincinnati as the USL First and Second Division Players of the Week, respectively.
United Soccer Leagues announced Monday its USL First and Second Division Teams of the Week for the 14th week of the season, honoring Gavin Glinton of Charleston and David Flavius of Pittsburgh as the USL First and Second Division Players of the Week, respectively.
aleague.uslsoccer.com /honors/index_E.html   (1105 words)

  
 USL Second Division - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was known as the USL Pro Soccer League until 2005.
For 2006, the Richmond Kickers have dropped down from the USL First Division, while the Northern Virginia Royals will leave for the amateur PDL.
In 1996, the USISL established the new Select League consisting of its strongest teams from the Pro League and Premier League in hopes of gaining FIFA Division 2 sanctioning.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/USL_Second_Division   (569 words)

  
 The Voyageurs: Canadian Soccer Supporters - A-league now called USL First Division
The new name is United Soccer Leagues First Division, not to be confused with United Soccer Leagues Second Division, which will be the new designation of what was called the Pro Soccer League last year after being Pro Select and D3 Pro before that.
sorry, USL First Division owners voted overwhelmingly in favor of the new approach, which required a two-thirds majority after a strategic planning committee recommended the changes and the executive committee approved them.
It will most likely be the teams in Division II who have a strong enough financial position and fan support will be asked to join the higher level, while failing teams in Division I will be asked to step down.
www.canadian-soccer.com /forum/link.asp?topic_id=5240   (2210 words)

  
 Seattle Pitch 2004 News
This may cause some minor confusion because the first division in the US is Major League Soccer, the second division in the US is the USL First Division, and the third division in the US is the USL Second Division.
Of course, the USL First Division is the first division in Canada.
USL 1st Div (it is too long to spell out all of the time) will consist of last year's A-League minus Milwaukee, Calgary, Edmonton and Syracuse.
seattlepitch.tripod.com /news/news2004.html   (1502 words)

  
 United Soccer Leagues (USL)
United Soccer Leagues announced Friday the 2005 USL First Division Defender of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year and Most Valuable Player honors as voted on by the league’s coaches and general managers.
United Soccer Leagues announced Thursday the 2005 USL First Division All-League Teams, honoring 22 of the top players in the organization’s top flight as voted on by the league’s coaches and general managers.
United Soccer Leagues announced the USL Second Division All-League Teams as voted on by the league’s coaches and general managers for the 2005 regular season, honoring 22 of the best players in the league.
www.uslsoccer.com /honors/index_E.html   (242 words)

  
 2005 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Structure Announced
The addition of the two expansion Division I teams has led to the creation of a qualifying round prior to the first round.
After the Qualifying Round on June 8, the first round will be played on June 15 with the remaining 12 qualifiers from the USASA and PDL, as well as two USL Second Division teams joining the qualifying winners.
In the third round, the four remaining USL First Division teams join the fray along with four MLS teams.
www.soccerhall.org /news/2005/2005USOpenCupStructure_232005.htm   (1231 words)

  
 Northeast Conference - Di Buono, Ali To Continue Soccer Careers In USL First Division
Di Buono was selected in the first round of the USL's College Player Draft and was the 11th overall pick, going to the Montreal Impact.
A first team All-NEC selection, the forward was held scoreless for the first five games of the season before exploding for 17 points in 14 games.
He was named the USL Pro-League Rookie of the Year after finishing third in the league in points and second in goals.
www.northeastconference.org /News/msoc/2005/1/28/rmu_dibuonoali.asp?path=msoc   (496 words)

  
 RichmondKickers.com
USL First Division Championship for the second time in franchise history and will travel to Seattle to face the #4 seed Seattle Sounders this Saturday, October 1st.
Traveling to Richmond for the first time in franchise history, Seattle handed the Kickers their first home loss of the season on June 3rd by a margin of two goals.
All playoff rounds are a two-legged aggregate score series with the exception of the USL First Division Championship, which is a single-game, winner takes all on Saturday, October 1st at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington.
www.richmondkickers.com /home/110026.html   (692 words)

  
 USL First Division: Seattle takes third title over Richmond in penalty kicks.
SEATTLE (Saturday, October 1, 2005) -- The Seattle Sounders captured the United Soccer Leagues First Division championship, defeating the Richmond Kickers 4-3 in a tense seven-round penalty-kicks tiebreaker after playing a 1-1 draw with the Richmond Kickers in the title match before 8,011 at Qwest Field tonight.
First, Delicate received a cross from Robert Ssejjemba, but his low, bouncing shot was cleared by the Sounders defense.
Seattle opened the first 15-minute period of overtime with a shot from the top of the box, but Pascale scooped the ball up.
www.soccertimes.com /proleagues/a-league/2005/oct01.htm   (783 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - USL shuffling could lead to Euro-style league   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The USL announced Wednesday that it would eliminate the name "A-League" and re-brand its two professional leagues as the USL First Division and USL Second Division.
The lineup for the 2005 First Division: Atlanta Silverbacks, Charleston Battery, Minnesota Thunder, Portland Timbers, Puerto Rico Islanders, Richmond Kickers, Rochester Raging Rhinos, Seattle Sounders, Toronto Lynx, Vancouver Whitecaps, Virginia Beach Mariners and the defending A-League champion Montreal Impact.
The Second Division will have limited travel costs because all the teams are in the East — 2004 Pro Select League finalist Charlotte Eagles, Harrisburg (Pa.) City Islanders, Long Island Rough Riders, New Hampshire Phantoms, Northern Virginia Royals, Pittsburgh Riverhounds, Western Mass Pioneers, Wilmington (N.C.) Hammerheads and a new franchise in Cincinnati.
www.usatoday.com /sports/soccer/2004-11-11-usl-divisions_x.htm   (871 words)

  
 Colorado Rapids. The official site of the Colorado Rapids Major League Soccer Team.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Colorado Rapids will begin their march towards their first U.S. Open Cup title when they take part in a fourth round match to be contested on Wednesday, August 3rd.
However, the Rapids fell just short of winning their first championship trophy, as the team was upset by the Rochester Raging Rhinos in the Final by the score of 2-0.
With the addition of the two expansion Division I teams - CD Chivas USA and Real Salt Lake - a qualifying round has been created that will be completed prior to the first round.
www.coloradorapids.com /news/newsdetails.asp?ID=954   (481 words)

  
 USL’s US Call-Ups Headed Home - OurSports Central
Among those who highlighted the training camp roster was two-time USL First Division Goalkeeper of the Year Dusty Hudock, who was recently signed by the Rochester Raging Rhinos after six successful seasons with the Charleston Battery.
USL First Division 2003 Assist Leader and 2000 Co-Goal Scoring Champion Greg Howes was joined by Michael Burke as former USL First Division Rookies of the Year while Ryan Trout was Premier Development League Rookie of the Year in 2000.
The USL Second Division’s outstanding scoring tandem from 2004, Jacob Coggins and Dustin Swinehart of the Charlotte Eagles were also on the roster.
www.oursportscentral.com /services/releases/?id=3119391   (612 words)

  
 USL 2005
The release of the new logos and updated website is the completion of the re-branding process that began with the restructuring of its professional division in November to a two-tiered format that saw the league names become USL First Division and USL Second Division.
The individual league logos feature the league name across the top of the crest where United Soccer Leagues is in the USL logo.
The USL Second Division features the numeral 2 next to USL with PDL, W and Y representing the Premier Development League, W-League and Super Y-League in their respective logos.
soundercentral.com /museum/2005/usl_2005.htm   (1279 words)

  
 A-League Soccer in TutorGig Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
It was a FIFA sanctioned Division 2 league of soccer in the United States and Division 1 league of soccer in Canada.
In 1994, the APSL became the first FIFA sanctioned Division 2 league in the United States since the second American Soccer League folded in 1983.
In 1996, it was recognized as the officially sanctioned Division 1 league for Canada.
www.tutorgig.com /ed/A-League_Soccer   (260 words)

  
 OregonLive.com: Timbers Sportslog
With the exception of the title game, the USL First Division playoff structure is that of a two-game, aggregate goal series, where the team with the most goals after two contests advances to the next round.
Since joining the USL as an expansion club in 2001, Portland's 69 victories rank fourth in the league and its four playoff appearances are tied for second-most in that five-year span.
Finally, midfielder Edwin Miranda, 24, was included on the USL First Division's Team of the Week after the second-year Timber hit for two goals and an assist in wins over Atlanta and Richmond, while defender Scot Thompson, 24, garnered the same honor for scoring the game-winner against Richmond on Saturday.
www.oregonlive.com /sportslogs/timbers/index.ssf?/mtlogs/olive_timbers/archives/2005_09.html   (3217 words)

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