2005 PDL season

The 2005 USL Premier Development League season was the 11th PDL season. The season began in April 2005 and ended in August 2005.

USL Premier Development League
Season2005
ChampionsDes Moines Menace
2004
2006

Des Moines Menace finished the season as national champions, beating El Paso Patriots 6–5 on penalty kicks, following a 0–0 draw in the PDL Championship game in El Paso, Texas on 13 August 2005.

Orange County Blue Star finished with the best regular season record in the league, winning 15 out of their 16 games, suffering just one loss, and finishing with a +39 goal difference.

Cape Cod Crusaders striker Andy Metcalf and Cocoa Expos forward Frederico Moojen were the league's top scorers, each knocking in 18 goals. Richmond Kickers Future's Christian Neagu led the league with 12 assists, while Orange County Blue Star keeper Nate Pena enjoyed the best goalkeeping statistics, with a goals-against average of 0.466 per game, and keeping 7 clean sheets in his 14 games.

Changes from 2004Edit

Name changesEdit

New franchisesEdit

  • Seven new teams joined the league this year, including four brand new franchises:
Team Name Metro Area Location Previous Affiliation
  Augusta FireBall Augusta area Augusta, GA expansion
  Bakersfield Brigade Bakersfield area Bakersfield, CA expansion
  California Gold Modesto area Modesto, CA previously in USL Pro Select
  Ottawa Fury Ottawa area Ottawa, ON expansion
  San Diego Gauchos San Diego area San Diego, CA previously in USL Pro Select
  Springfield Storm Springfield area Springfield, MO expansion
  Westchester Flames northern suburban New York area New Rochelle, NY previously in USL Pro Select

FoldingEdit

StandingsEdit

Legend
Division champion
Team qualified for playoff berth

Central ConferenceEdit

Great Lakes DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts
1 Chicago Fire Premier 16 14 1 1 47 11 +36 43
2 Michigan Bucks 16 11 4 1 44 17 +27 34
3 Indiana Invaders 16 11 5 0 34 21 +13 33
4 Fort Wayne Fever 16 7 9 0 32 46 −14 21
5 Kalamazoo Kingdom 16 6 8 2 23 28 −5 20
6 West Michigan Edge 16 6 9 1 30 35 −5 19
7 Cleveland Internationals 16 5 8 3 28 31 −3 18
8 Toledo Slayers 16 2 12 2 15 53 −38 8

Heartland DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts
1 Boulder Rapids Reserve 16 13 2 1 53 18 +35 40
2 Des Moines Menace 16 12 3 1 45 16 +29 37
3 Kansas City Brass 16 8 8 0 43 38 +5 24
4 Thunder Bay Chill 16 6 9 1 29 37 −8 19
5 Springfield Storm 16 5 10 1 24 40 −16 16
6 Colorado Springs Blizzard 16 4 11 1 20 46 −26 13
7 Sioux Falls Spitfire 16 3 12 1 25 46 −21 10

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Mid Atlantic DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts
1 Richmond Kickers Future 16 12 2 2 43 23 +20 38
2 Carolina Dynamo 16 9 6 1 41 27 +14 28
3 Raleigh CASL Elite * 15 8 4 3 40 29 +11 27
4 Augusta Fireball * 13 6 7 0 24 25 −1 18
5 West Virginia Chaos 16 5 10 1 22 45 −23 16
6 Williamsburg Legacy 16 4 9 3 23 32 −9 15

Northeast DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts
1 Cape Cod Crusaders 16 13 2 1 50 22 +28 40
2 Ocean City Barons 16 12 3 1 47 21 +26 37
3 Ottawa Fury 16 9 7 0 42 29 +13 27
4 Albany Admirals 16 8 7 1 31 29 +2 25
5 Vermont Voltage 16 7 9 0 28 38 −10 21
6 Reading Rage 16 6 8 2 27 24 +3 20
7 Rhode Island Stingrays 16 6 9 1 35 44 −9 19
8 Brooklyn Knights 16 4 10 2 25 54 −29 13[a]
9 Westchester Flames 16 3 13 0 23 47 −24 9
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ 1 point deducted

Southern ConferenceEdit

Mid South DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts
1 El Paso Patriots 16 11 3 2 54 23 +31 35
2 Laredo Heat 16 9 7 0 32 26 +6 27
3 Austin Lightning 16 7 7 2 33 36 −3 23
4 DFW Tornados 16 7 8 1 27 31 −4 22
5 Nashville Metros 16 7 9 0 32 43 −11 21
6 New Orleans Shell Shockers 16 6 9 1 21 31 −10 19
7 Memphis Express 16 5 10 1 27 41 −14 16

Southeast DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts
1 Cocoa Expos 16 11 3 2 40 26 +14 35
2 Central Florida Kraze 16 8 6 2 27 19 +8 26
3 Bradenton Academics 16 8 8 0 38 25 +13 24
4 Ajax Orlando Prospects 16 4 12 0 23 44 −21 12
5 Palm Beach Pumas 16 4 12 0 25 52 −27 12

Western ConferenceEdit

Northwest DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts
1 Cascade Surge 16 12 2 2 47 23 +24 38
2 Spokane Shadow 16 10 6 0 38 33 +5 30
3 Yakima Reds 16 4 9 3 19 25 −6 15
4 Abbotsford Rangers 16 3 13 0 21 44 −23 9

Southwest DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts
1 Orange County Blue Star 16 15 1 0 46 8 +38 45
2 Southern California Seahorses 16 11 4 1 30 19 +11 34
3 Fresno Fuego 16 10 5 1 36 27 +9 31
4 BYU Cougars 16 8 7 1 32 27 +5 25
5 Bakersfield Brigade 16 6 8 2 26 28 −2 20
6 Nevada Wonders 16 5 11 0 19 37 −18 15
7 California Gold 16 4 10 2 20 39 −19 14
8 San Diego Gauchos 16 1 13 2 17 41 −24 2[a]
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ 3 points deducted

PlayoffsEdit

Conference Semifinals Conference Finals National Semifinals PDL Championship Game
            
NE1   Cape Cod Crusaders 1
MA2   Raleigh CASL Elite 2
MA2   Raleigh CASL Elite 1
MA1   Richmond Kickers Future 2
MA1   Richmond Kickers Future 5
NE2   Ocean City Barons 4
MA1   Richmond Kickers Future 3
Eastern Conference
Southern Conference
MS1   El Paso Patriots 4
MS1   El Paso Patriots 2
SE2   Central Florida Kraze 1
MS1   El Paso Patriots 2
MS2   Laredo Heat 0
SE1   Cocoa Expos 1
MS2   Laredo Heat 2
MS1   El Paso Patriots 0 (5)
HL2   Des Moines Menace (PSO) 0 (6)
GL1   Chicago Fire Premier 0
HL2   Des Moines Menace 4
HL2   Des Moines Menace 4
GL2   Michigan Bucks 1
HL1   Boulder Rapids Reserve 1
GL2   Michigan Bucks 4
HL2   Des Moines Menace 2
Central Conference
Western Conference
SW1   Orange County Blue Star 1
SW1   Orange County Blue Star 2
SW3   Fresno Fuego 1
SW1   Orange County Blue Star 3
NW   Cascade Surge 0
NW   Cascade Surge 2
SW2   Southern California Seahorses 1

See alsoEdit

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