2017 USL season

The 2017 USL season was the seventh season of the United Soccer League. The league was granted provisional Division II status by the USSF.[1] It is organized by the United Soccer League.

United Soccer League
Season2017
ChampionsLouisville City FC
Regular Season TitleReal Monarchs SLC
Matches played480
Goals scored1,313 (2.74 per match)
Top goalscorerDane Kelly (18)
Biggest home winRNO 9–0 LAG
(July 3)
(USL Record)
Biggest away winPOR 0–4 SAN
(April 28)
PHX 0–4 RNO
(May 6)
BST 0–4 CLT
(July 29)
OCO 0–4 COS
(August 8)
VAN 0–4 PHX
(September 24)
CHS 0–4 NYR
(October 21 – postseason)
Highest scoringORL 5–6 NYR
(October 7)
(Ties USL Record)
Longest winning run9 games
Real Monarchs SLC
(April 22 – June 19)
(USL Record)
Longest unbeaten run14 games
San Antonio FC
(March 26 – June 17)
Longest losing run6 games
Portland Timbers 2
(May 24 – June 24)
Highest attendance30,417
CIN 4–2 NYR
(September 16)
(USL record)
Lowest attendance143
TOR 0–1 ROC
(September 2)
Total attendance2,065,006
Average attendance4,302
2016
2018
All statistics correct as of October 15, 2017.

New York Red Bulls II are the defending champions of both the USL Cup and Regular Season.

Changes from 2016Edit

Expansion
Joined from NASL
Rebrand
Folded

Rule changesEdit

Teams are now permitted only three substitutions a match. Previously, teams were allowed five substitutions a match.

TeamsEdit

Team Location Stadium Capacity Manager MLS Affiliate/Partnership
Bethlehem Steel FC Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Goodman Stadium 16,000   Brendan Burke Philadelphia Union
Charleston Battery Charleston, South Carolina MUSC Health Stadium 5,100   Michael Anhaeuser Atlanta United FC
Charlotte Independence Matthews, North Carolina Sportsplex at Matthews 2,300   Mike Jeffries Colorado Rapids
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC Colorado Springs, Colorado Weidner Field 5,000   Steve Trittschuh
FC Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio Nippert Stadium 35,061   Alan Koch
Harrisburg City Islanders Harrisburg, Pennsylvania FNB Field 6,187   Bill Becher
LA Galaxy II Carson, California StubHub Center Track and Field Stadium 2,000   Mike Muñoz LA Galaxy
Louisville City FC Louisville, Kentucky Louisville Slugger Field 13,131   James O'Connor
New York Red Bulls II Montclair, New Jersey MSU Soccer Park at Pittser Field 3,000   John Wolyniec New York Red Bulls
OKC Energy FC Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Taft Stadium 7,500   Jimmy Nielsen FC Dallas
Orange County SC Irvine, California Champion Stadium 5,000   Logan Pause Los Angeles FC
Orlando City B Orlando, Florida Orlando City Stadium 3,500   Anthony Pulis Orlando City SC
Ottawa Fury FC Ottawa, Ontario TD Place Stadium 24,000   Julian de Guzman (Interim) Montreal Impact
Phoenix Rising FC Scottsdale, Arizona Phoenix Rising FC Soccer Complex 6,200   Patrice Carteron
Pittsburgh Riverhounds Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Highmark Stadium 3,500   Dave Brandt Columbus Crew SC
Portland Timbers 2 Portland, Oregon Providence Park 21,144   Andrew Gregor Portland Timbers
Real Monarchs SLC Sandy, Utah Rio Tinto Stadium 20,213   Mark Briggs Real Salt Lake
Reno 1868 FC Reno, Nevada Greater Nevada Field 9,013   Ian Russell San Jose Earthquakes
Richmond Kickers Richmond, Virginia City Stadium 22,000   Leigh Cowlishaw D.C. United
Rio Grande Valley FC Toros Edinburg, Texas H-E-B Park 9,400   Junior Gonzalez Houston Dynamo
Rochester Rhinos Rochester, New York Capelli Sport Stadium 13,768   Bob Lilley New England Revolution
Sacramento Republic FC Sacramento, California Papa Murphy's Park 11,569   Paul Buckle
Saint Louis FC Fenton, Missouri Toyota Stadium 5,500   Preki
San Antonio FC San Antonio, Texas Toyota Field 8,296   Darren Powell New York City FC
Seattle Sounders FC 2 Tukwila, Washington Starfire Sports Complex 4,500   Ezra Hendrickson Seattle Sounders
Swope Park Rangers Kansas City, Missouri Swope Soccer Village 3,557   Nikola Popovic Sporting Kansas City
Tampa Bay Rowdies St. Petersburg, Florida Al Lang Stadium 7,227   Stuart Campbell
Toronto FC II Vaughan, Ontario Ontario Soccer Centre 2,000   Jason Bent Toronto FC
Tulsa Roughnecks FC Tulsa, Oklahoma ONEOK Field 7,833   David Vaudreuil Chicago Fire
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 Vancouver, British Columbia Thunderbird Stadium 3,500   Rich Fagan Vancouver Whitecaps FC

† Capacity for venue is 25,500; Team moved from Melbourne, Florida to Orlando in April 2017 to allow direct player transfers with MLS parent club Orlando City SC.

  Affiliate
  Partnership

Other venuesEdit

Competition FormatEdit

The season started on March 25 and ended October 15. The top eight finishers in each conference qualified for the playoffs.[8]

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Incoming manager Date of appointment
Real Monarchs   Mike Petke[9] Promoted March 29, 2017   Mark Briggs March 30, 2017[10]
Phoenix Rising FC   Frank Yallop Resigned April 24, 2017   Rick Schantz (Interim) April 24, 2017[11]
Phoenix Rising FC   Rick Schantz (Interim) End of interim period May 22, 2017   Patrice Carteron May 22, 2017[12]
Ottawa Fury   Paul Dalglish Resigned August 15, 2017   Julian de Guzman (Interim) August 15, 2017[13]

League tableEdit

Eastern Conference
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Louisville City FC (C) 32 18 8 6 58 31 +27 62 Conference Playoffs
2 Charleston Battery 32 15 9 8 53 33 +20 54
3 Tampa Bay Rowdies 32 14 11 7 50 35 +15 53
4 Rochester Rhinos 32 14 11 7 36 28 +8 53
5 Charlotte Independence 32 13 9 10 52 40 +12 48
6 FC Cincinnati 32 12 10 10 46 48 −2 46
7 New York Red Bulls II 32 13 5 14 57 60 −3 44
8 Bethlehem Steel FC 32 12 8 12 46 45 +1 44
9 Orlando City B 32 10 12 10 37 36 +1 42
10 Ottawa Fury 32 8 14 10 42 41 +1 38
11 Harrisburg City Islanders 32 10 7 15 28 47 −19 37
12 Saint Louis FC 32 9 9 14 35 48 −13 36
13 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 32 8 12 12 33 42 −9 36
14 Richmond Kickers 32 8 8 16 24 36 −12 32
15 Toronto FC II 32 6 7 19 27 54 −27 25
Source: 2017 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
(C) Champion.
Western Conference
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Real Monarchs (X) 32 20 7 5 59 31 +28 67 Conference Playoffs
2 San Antonio FC 32 17 11 4 45 24 +21 62
3 Reno 1868 FC 32 17 8 7 75 39 +36 59
4 Swope Park Rangers 32 17 7 8 55 37 +18 58
5 Phoenix Rising FC 32 17 7 8 50 37 +13 58
6 OKC Energy FC 32 14 7 11 46 41 +5 49
7 Tulsa Roughnecks 32 14 4 14 46 49 −3 46
8 Sacramento Republic 32 13 7 12 45 43 +2 46
9 Colorado Springs Switchbacks 32 12 8 12 55 51 +4 44
10 Orange County SC 32 11 10 11 43 47 −4 43
11 Rio Grande Valley Toros 32 9 8 15 37 50 −13 35
12 Seattle Sounders 2 32 9 4 19 42 61 −19 31
13 LA Galaxy II 32 8 5 19 32 64 −32 29
14 Vancouver Whitecaps 2 32 5 9 18 32 52 −20 24
15 Portland Timbers 2 32 3 6 23 27 63 −36 15
Source: 2017 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
(X) Regular Season League Champion.
  • Tulsa Roughnecks FC forfeited its game against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC for using an ineligible player on March 25, 2017. As a result, the Switchbacks were awarded a 3–0 victory.[14]

Results tableEdit

Home  • Away  • Win  • Loss  • Draw
Club Match
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32
Bethlehem Steel FC
(BST)
ROC CIN HAR ORL CIN CHS TOR CIN CHS HAR OTT STL NYR HAR RIC NYR PGH RIC CLT OTT TOR CLT LOU PGH ORL LOU PGH TBR TBR TOR ROC STL
2–3 2–0 2–3 0–2 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–2 0–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–3 0–4 2–1 3–1 0–1 1–3 2–3 1–1 2–2 3–2 2–2 1–1 4–2 0–1 1–1
Charleston Battery
(CHS)
CIN CLT PGH ROC TBR OTT BST STL HAR BST NYR LOU RIC CIN TOR TBR LOU STL TBR PGH ORL TOR NYR ROC RIC LOU RIC CLT ORL OTT HAR CLT
2–1 2–0 1–2 5–0 3–2 2–2 1–0 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–2 4–4 1–0 2–2 6–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 0–2 2–2 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–3 0–1 1–0 3–0 1–2 1–1 4–0 1–0
Charlotte Independence
(CLT)
CHS ORL PGH STL ROC NYR ORL TBR LOU CIN HAR RIC ROC PGH STL NYR HAR RIC BST LOU TOR OTT BST ORL TOR RIC OTT CHS TBR CIN LOU CHS
0–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–4 5–1 3–1 2–2 0–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–1 3–1 5–1 3–2 1–1 0–0 4–0 3–1 2–2 1–3 1–0 1–1 2–3 3–0 1–1 0–3 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–1
Colorado Springs Switchbacks
(COS)
TUL OKC SAN RGV SLC RNO SEA TUL POR VAN SLC RNO OKC LAG SPR SAN RGV VAN PHX OKC SEA POR OCO SLC LAG SAC PHX SEA SPR OCO SAC TUL
3–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–1 2–2 2–3 3–0 0–0 1–3 1–4 3–3 1–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 0–1 2–2 1–2 3–4 2–1 4–1 4–0 0–2 1–2 2–2 1–2 1–1 1–3 2–1 1–0 4–2
FC Cincinnati
(CIN)
CHS PGH BST STL TBR LOU BST RIC ORL BST TOR ROC CLT CHS STL ORL TBR RIC LOU HAR ROC ORL LOU NYR OTT PGH HAR NYR STL CLT OTT TOR
1–2 1–0 0–2 4–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–2 3–0 2–3 2–2 0–5 0–4 3–1 1–1 1–1 4–2 2–2 1–0 0–4 4–3
Harrisburg City Islanders
(HAR)
RIC NYR BST ORL PGH NYR RIC CHS PGH BST OTT CLT BST LOU TOR ROC NYR RIC CLT CIN ORL TBR ROC PGH LOU TBR STL CIN TOR OTT STL CHS
0–1 1–0 3–2 1–1 0–1 1–3 0–0 2–2 0–0 1–3 0–1 0–2 0–1 1–0 4–3 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–3 0–0 0–3 0–1 0–3 0–5 2–3 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 0–4
Los Angeles Galaxy II
(LAG)
VAN SAN PHX SEA OCO OCO SLC NYR RGV PHX SEA COS RGV SAC SPR RNO POR TUL OKC OCO PHX COS VAN RGV RNO SAN SAC TUL SPR OKC POR SLC
2–0 0–3 1–2 1–2 1–1 0–4 0–3 2–1 1–1 1–2 0–3 1–2 1–0 2–3 0–1 0–9 4–3 2–2 1–1 1–0 0–2 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–2 0–1 0–3 0–3 3–2 1–2
Louisville City FC
(LOU)
STL ORL RIC TBR CIN TOR TBR PGH CHS CLT NYR PGH HAR OTT CHS CIN STL NYR CLT CIN BST HAR ORL CHS PGH BST ROC OTT TOR ROC CLT RIC
0–0 3–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–2 1–0 4–4 1–0 3–0 3–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 2–3 4–1 2–1 1–3 5–0 3–1 5–0 0–3 1–0 3–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 3–1
New York Red Bulls II
(NYR)
PGH RIC HAR STL ORL ROC HAR CLT LAG OTT CHS RIC LOU BST OTT STL BST HAR CLT TOR LOU ROC CHS CIN OTT TBR TOR CIN PGH TBR ORL ROC
3–3 1–0 0–1 2–3 3–1 2–2 3–1 1–5 1–2 3–4 2–1 1–0 0–3 0–2 2–2 1–0 0–2 0–2 2–3 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 4–0 2–2 4–2 2–1 2–4 2–0 2–3 6–5 1–2
Oklahoma City Energy FC
(OKC)
SPR COS RGV SAC RGV PHX OCO POR COS PHX SAN POR SEA VAN SLC TUL SAN COS LAG RNO SLC TUL SAN OCO SPR VAN TUL RNO SAC LAG SPR SEA
1–3 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–3 1–2 1–0 2–1 0–1 3–2 0–0 3–1 2–3 2–2 1–3 1–2 1–1 4–3 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–2 0–0 2–1 0–2 0–0 2–0 0–3 3–1 3–0 4–1 3–1
Orange County SC
(OCO)
RNO SAC POR LAG LAG TUL OKC SLC SEA POR PHX SEA RGV RGV VAN LAG SAN COS SPR TUL PHX OKC RNO PHX SPR SAN VAN SLC COS SAC RNO VAN
2–0 0–4 2–1 1–1 4–0 0–4 0–1 0–1 4–3 3–3 1–1 2–1 1–1 4–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–2 1–3 0–0 2–1 0–1 2–1 0–0 1–2 3–1 1–4 4–3
Orlando City B
(ORL)
TBR LOU TOR CLT NYR HAR BST STL CIN CLT PGH ROC TOR OTT ROC CIN PGH TBR CHS HAR CIN RIC OTT CLT LOU BST RIC STL CHS RIC NYR TBR
0–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 0–0 2–0 1–3 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–2 1–0 3–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–1 1–0 5–6 0–2
Ottawa Fury
(OTT)
STL TBR RIC TOR CHS TBR PGH NYR RIC BST HAR ROC ORL NYR LOU TOR ROC TOR BST CLT ORL TBR CIN NYR STL ROC CLT LOU HAR CHS CIN PGH
2–3 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 0–0 0–1 4–3 5–3 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–2 1–2 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 3–1 0–3 1–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 4–0 1–1
Phoenix Rising FC
(PHX)
TOR SLC LAG SPR RNO OKC SAN LAG OKC VAN SPR SLC RNO OCO COS TUL SAN LAG RGV OCO SAC SEA OCO COS SLC SEA VAN POR SAC TUL RGV POR
0–1 0–2 2–1 4–3 0–4 2–1 0–1 2–1 2–3 2–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–3 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 4–0 2–0 0–2 4–3 2–0 4–1
Pittsburgh Riverhounds
(PGH)
NYR CIN CHS STL CLT RIC HAR TOR OTT LOU HAR ORL TOR LOU TBR CLT ORL BST ROC CHS TBR RIC HAR STL BST CIN LOU ROC BST NYR ROC OTT
3–3 0–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 0–3 2–0 1–3 0–0 1–1 0–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 3–0 2–1 3–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 2–3 0–2 0–2 1–1
Portland Timbers 2
(POR)
SLC SPR SEA OCO VAN SAC SAN SEA COS OKC TUL VAN SLC OKC RNO OCO LAG SPR RNO RGV COS SAC SEA RGV TUL SLC RNO PHX VAN LAG SAN PHX
1–2 0–1 1–2 1–2 0–1 2–0 0–4 0–2 0–0 1–2 1–3 0–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 3–3 3–4 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–4 0–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–6 0–2 1–0 2–3 1–2 1–4
Real Monarchs SLC
(SLC)
POR PHX RNO COS SEA SPR LAG SAC COS VAN OCO POR RNO PHX TUL OKC SEA SAN RGV TUL OKC COS SPR RGV SAN POR PHX OCO SAC RNO VAN LAG
2–1 2–0 5–3 1–2 3–1 2–1 3–0 2–0 4–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 3–1 4–1 2–2 2–1 0–0 0–2 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–2 0–0 0–2 0–0 2–0 3–0 1–1 2–1
Reno 1868 FC
(RNO)
OCO VAN SLC SAN COS PHX SEA TUL COS RGV SAC SLC POR PHX LAG VAN POR SPR OKC TUL SAN SAC SPR OCO LAG SEA RGV OKC POR SLC OCO SAC
0–2 1–1 3–5 0–4 2–2 4–0 6–0 4–0 3–3 3–2 2–0 1–2 2–0 0–0 9–0 1–1 1–1 4–1 0–1 3–2 2–0 2–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 3–0 6–1 0–3 4–1 2–2
Richmond Kickers
(RIC)
HAR NYR LOU OTT PGH TBR CIN HAR ROC TOR OTT NYR CHS TBR CLT BST CIN HAR BST CLT STL PGH ORL TOR CHS CLT ORL CHS ROC ORL STL LOU
1–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 3–5 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–1 3–2 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 3–1 0–3 2–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–3
Rio Grande Valley Toros
(RGV)
SAN TUL OKC COS TUL OKC SPR LAG SAC RNO SEA LAG SAC COS SPR OCO OCO SLC POR VAN SEA PHX VAN SLC POR LAG SAN RNO SAC SPR PHX SAN
0–1 0–1 1–0 3–1 0–1 3–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–3 3–1 0–1 2–6 1–0 0–4 1–1 0–4 1–2 1–2 3–3 4–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 2–2 0–2 1–3
Rochester Rhinos
(ROC)
BST TOR CHS NYR CLT RIC TBR CIN ORL TBR OTT ORL CLT STL HAR OTT PGH TOR CIN NYR HAR CHS STL TOR OTT PGH LOU RIC LOU PGH BST NYR
3–2 0–0 0–5 2–2 4–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 3–2 1–2 1–0 0–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–1
Sacramento Republic FC
(SAC)
SEA OCO TUL OKC SPR POR VAN SAN SLC TUL SEA RGV RNO VAN RGV LAG SAN SEA VAN POR RNO SPR PHX COS RGV LAG OKC SLC PHX OCO COS RNO
2–1 4–0 2–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 0–0 0–1 0–2 3–2 2–2 0–0 0–2 2–1 6–2 3–2 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–3 0–2 2–0 1–3 0–1 2–2
Saint Louis FC
(STL)
LOU OTT NYR PGH CIN CLT ORL CHS TBR TOR BST CIN NYR ROC CLT CHS LOU RIC SPR TUL TBR PGH TUL ROC TOR OTT HAR ORL CIN HAR RIC BST
0–0 3–2 3–2 2–1 0–4 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 0–2 0–1 0–0 1–5 1–0 1–4 1–0 0–0 1–2 4–3 1–2 2–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–2 2–0 2–2 0–2 0–1 1–1
San Antonio FC
(SAN)
RGV LAG COS RNO VAN SEA POR SAC SEA PHX SPR SPR OKC TUL COS SAC OKC SLC PHX OCO RNO OKC VAN SLC LAG OCO SPR RGV TUL TBR POR RGV
1–0 3–0 1–1 4–0 2–1 3–2 4–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 3–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–2 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–5 0–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–1
Seattle Sounders 2
(SEA)
SAC POR VAN LAG SLC SAN COS POR SAN RNO SAC LAG RGV OKC OCO VAN SLC OCO SPR SAC COS RGV VAN POR TUL PHX RNO COS PHX TUL SPR OKC
1–2 2–1 0–3 2–1 1–3 2–3 3–2 2–0 0–0 0–6 2–2 3–0 1–3 3–2 3–4 2–0 1–4 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–2 3–4 3–0 2–1 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–2 1–3
Swope Park Rangers KC
(SPR)
OKC POR SAC PHX SLC VAN RGV SAN SAN TUL PHX COS TUL LAG RGV VAN POR SEA SPR STL OCO SLC SAC RNO OKC OCO SAN COS LAG RGV OKC SEA
3–1 1–0 1–0 3–4 1–2 3–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–0 4–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–4 0–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 0–1 2–0 1–2 5–2 3–1 3–0 2–2 1–4 2–1
Tampa Bay Rowdies
(TBR)
ORL TOR OTT LOU CIN CHS RIC OTT LOU TOR ROC STL CLT ROC RIC PIT CHS CIN ORL CHS PGH HAR STL OTT NYR HAR CLT BST BST NYR SAN ORL
1–0 4–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 2–3 1–0 0–0 2–0 3–1 0–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–0 3–4 1–1 2–4 3–2 1–0 2–2 1–1 3–2 1–1 2–0
Toronto FC II
(TOR)
PHX TBR ORL ROC OTT LOU PGH BST TBR RIC CIN STL PGH ORL CHS HAR OTT NYR ROC OTT CHS CLT BST RIC CLT STL ROC NYR HAR LOU BST CIN
1–0 0–4 1–3 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–3 0–0 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–6 3–4 1–0 0–1 0–2 0–2 1–0 2–2 1–3 1–2 3–2 1–1 0–1 1–2 1–2 1–0 2–4 3–4
Tulsa Roughnecks FC
(TUL)
COS RGV SAC RGV COS VAN OCO SAC RNO POR SPR SAN SPR SLC OKC LAG PHX SLC RNO STL OKC OCO STL SEA POR VAN OKC LAG SAN PHX SEA COS
0–3 1–0 1–2 1–0 0–3 3–1 4–0 2–3 0–4 3–1 1–3 1–3 1–2 2–0 2–1 2–2 3–0 0–0 2–3 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 3–1 0–2 1–0 0–2 3–4 1–0 2–4
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2
(VAN)
LAG RNO SEA POR SAN SAC SPR TUL COS SLC POR PHX SAC OKC SEA COS SPR RNO OCO RGV SAC SEA RGV SAN LAG TUL OKC OCO PHX POR SLC OCO
0–2 1–1 3–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 1–3 1–3 3–1 1–2 1–0 1–2 1–2 2–2 0–2 2–2 0–1 1–1 0–1 3–3 0–1 0–3 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–3 0–0 1–2 0–4 0–1 1–1 3–4

[15][16]

PlayoffsEdit

 
First RoundConference Semi-FinalsConference FinalsUSL Championship
 
              
 
October 20 – Louisville Slugger Field
 
 
#1 Louisville City FC 4
 
October 28 – Louisville Slugger Field
 
#8 Bethlehem Steel FC 0
 
#1 Louisville City FC 1
 
October 21 – Capelli Sport Stadium
 
#4 Rochester Rhinos 0
 
#4 Rochester Rhinos (a.e.t.) 2
 
November 4 – Louisville Slugger Field
 
#5 Charlotte Independence 1
 
#1 Louisville City FC (pen.)1 (4)
 
October 21 – Al Lang Stadium
 
#7 New York Red Bulls II 1 (3)
 
#3 Tampa Bay Rowdies 3
 
October 28 – Al Lang Stadium
 
#6 FC Cincinnati 0
 
#3 Tampa Bay Rowdies 1
 
October 21 – MUSC Health Stadium
 
#7 New York Red Bulls II (a.e.t.) 2
 
#2 Charleston Battery 0
 
November 13 – Louisville Slugger Field (ESPNU)
 
#7 New York Red Bulls II 4
 
#1 Louisville City FC 1
 
October 20 – Rio Tinto Stadium
 
#4 Swope Park Rangers 0
 
#1 Real Monarchs 1 (1)
 
October 28 – Children's Mercy Park
 
#8 Sacramento Republic FC (pen.) 1 (3)
 
#8 Sacramento Republic FC 0
 
October 21 – Swope Soccer Village
 
#4 Swope Park Rangers 1
 
#4 Swope Park Rangers (pen.)1 (4)
 
November 4 – Children's Mercy Park
 
#5 Phoenix Rising FC 1 (2)
 
#4 Swope Park Rangers (pen.)0 (7)
 
October 21 – Greater Nevada Field
 
#6 OKC Energy FC 0 (6)
 
#3 Reno 1868 FC 0
 
October 28 – Toyota Field
 
#6 OKC Energy FC 1
 
#6 OKC Energy FC (pen.)1 (4)
 
October 21 – Toyota Field
 
#2 San Antonio FC 1 (1)
 
#2 San Antonio FC 2
 
 
#7 Tulsa Roughnecks 1
 

[17]

Eastern ConferenceEdit

October 20, 2017 (2017-10-20) QFLouisville City FC4–0Bethlehem Steel FCLouisville, Kentucky
7:30 pm EDT Morad   14'31'
Spencer   70'
Ownby   79'
Report Real   57'
Burke   63'
Conneh   75'
Jones   87'
Stadium: Louisville Slugger Field
Attendance: 6,378
Referee: Marcos de Oliveira
October 21, 2017 (2017-10-21) QFRochester Rhinos2–1 (a.e.t.)Charlotte IndependenceRochester, New York
6:05 pm EDT Report Stadium: Capelli Sport Stadium
Attendance: 1,647
Referee: Bardhyl Pashaj
October 21, 2017 (2017-10-21) QFCharleston Battery0–4New York Red Bulls IICharleston, South Carolina
7:00 pm EDT Report Stadium: MUSC Health Stadium
Attendance: 3,410
Referee: Kevin Broadley
October 21, 2017 (2017-10-21) QFTampa Bay Rowdies3–0FC CincinnatiSt. Petersburg, Florida
7:30 pm EDT Report Stadium: Al Lang Stadium
Attendance: 6,104
Referee: Malik Badawi
October 28, 2017 (2017-10-28) SFLouisville City FC1–0Rochester RhinosLouisville, Kentucky
7:30 pm EDT Jimenez   52'
Ownby   77'
Ranjitsingh   90+1'
Report Felix   55' Stadium: Louisville Slugger Field
Attendance: 7,117
Referee: Victor Rivas
October 28, 2017 (2017-10-28) SFTampa Bay Rowdies1–2 (a.e.t.)New York Red Bulls IISt. Petersburg, Florida
7:30 pm EDT Hristov   26'
Portillos   35'
Guenzatti   39'
Cole   42'
Pickens   57'
Vingaard   62'
Restrepo   66'
Paterson   116'
Report Bonomo   58' (pen.)93'
Flemmings   86'
Ndam   96'
Stadium: Al Lang Stadium
Attendance: 5,119
Referee: Joseph Dickerson
November 4, 2017 (2017-11-04) FLouisville City FC1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–3 p)
New York Red Bulls IILouisville, Kentucky
7:30 pm EDT Ownby   12'
Craig   96'
Report Flemmings   57' Stadium: Louisville Slugger Field
Attendance: 10,047
Referee: Sorin Stoica
Penalties
Smith  
DelPiccolo  
Totsch  
Jimenez  
Ballard  
  Bonomo
  Martínez
  Valot
  Mines
  Kutler

Western ConferenceEdit

October 20, 2017 (2017-10-20) QFReal Monarchs SLC1–1 (a.e.t.)
(1–3 p)
Sacramento Republic FCSandy, Utah
7:00 pm MDT Besler   38'
Lachowecki   82'
Hoffman   86' (pen.)
Report Kiffe   20'
Espino   49'
Stadium: Rio Tinto Stadium
Attendance: 2,234
Referee: Ramy Touchan
Penalties
Cruz  
Velásquez  
Haber  
Hoffman  
  Partain
  Kiffe
  Hall
October 21, 2017 (2017-10-21) QFReno 1868 FC0–1OKC Energy FCReno, Nevada
5:45 pm PDT Wehan   32' Report Wojcik   41'   90+1' Stadium: Greater Nevada Field
Attendance: 4,342
Referee: Victor Rivas
October 21, 2017 (2017-10-21) QFSan Antonio FC2–1Tulsa RoughnecksSan Antonio, Texas
7:30 pm CDT McCarthy   55'
Elizondo   61'
Guzmán   90+4' (pen.)
Report Gee   23'
Ayala   53'
Levin   90+2'
Rivas   90+2'
Stadium: Toyota Field
Attendance: 7,019
Referee: Timothy Ford
October 21, 2017 (2017-10-21) QFSwope Park Rangers1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–2 p)
Phoenix Rising FCKansas City, Missouri
7:30 pm CDT Didic   109' Report Drogba   99' Stadium: Children's Mercy Victory Field
Attendance: 912
Referee: Guido Gonzales Jr.
Penalties
Selbol  
Duke  
Belmar  
Moloto  
  Lambert
  Dia
  Awako
  Mala
Note: Match was postponed due to lightning and heavy rain after the first half,[18] Second half was played the following day.
October 28, 2017 (2017-10-28) SFSwope Park Rangers1–0Sacramento Republic FCKansas City, Kansas
4:00 pm CDT Maher   39'
Belmar   46'
Report Kiffe   41'
Ochoa   67'
Stadium: Children's Mercy Park
Attendance: 1,248
Referee: Ramy Touchan
Note: Match was moved to Papa Murphy's Park due to challenges at Children's Mercy Victory Field.[19] Then it was switched again to Children's Mercy Park.[20]
October 28, 2017 (2017-10-28) SFSan Antonio FC1–1 (a.e.t.)
(1–4 p)
OKC Energy FCSan Antonio, Texas
8:30 pm CDT Elizondo   7'   97'
Gordon   51'
Castillo   112'
Report R. Dixon   72'
Wojcik   85'
Stadium: Toyota Field
Attendance: 7,032
Referee: Guido Gonzales Jr.
Penalties
Guzmán  
Castillo  
Reed  
  Angulo
  Brown
  Hyland
  Wallace
November 4, 2017 (2017-11-04) FSwope Park Rangers0–0 (a.e.t.)
(7–6 p)
OKC Energy FCKansas City, Kansas
7:30 pm CDT Didic   53' Report Barril   79'
Daly   90+3'
Wojcik   113'
Stadium: Children's Mercy Park
Attendance: 3,012
Referee: Robert Sibiga
Penalties
Selbol  
Duke  
Belmar  
Moloto  
Hernandez  
Barnathan  
Storm  
Musa  
Didic  
Maher  
Zendejas  
  Angulo
  Brown
  Hyland
  Wallace
  González
  Gonzalez
  Daly
  Wojcik
  Bond
  Fink
  Cochran

USL ChampionshipEdit

November 13, 2017 (2017-11-13) Louisville City FC1–0Swope Park RangersLouisville, Kentucky
8:00 pm EDT Lancaster   88'
Kaye   90+3'
McCabe   90+8'
Report
Report
Musa   17'
Didic   24'
Stadium: Louisville Slugger Field
Attendance: 14,456
Referee: Jose Carlos Rivero
Note: Niall McCabe was sent off from the bench

Championship Game MVP: Paolo DelPiccolo (LOU)

AttendanceEdit

Average home attendancesEdit

Ranked from highest to lowest average attendance.

Team GP Total High Low Average
FC Cincinnati 16 339,164 30,417 15,227 21,198
Sacramento Republic FC 16 185,104 11,569 11,569 11,569
Louisville City FC 16 137,801 13,812 6,698 8,613
San Antonio FC 16 114,433 8,131 6,037 7,152
Rio Grande Valley FC 16 113,076 8,866 5,481 7,067
Phoenix Rising FC 16 98,028 7,162 4,536 6,127
Tampa Bay Rowdies 16 94,306 7,786 4,326 5,894
Reno 1868 FC 16 88,950 7,092 4,418 5,559
Ottawa Fury FC 16 86,839 7,780 3,024 5,427
Richmond Kickers 16 74,636 8,021 1,567 4,665
Saint Louis FC 16 73,139 5,725 4,001 4,571
Oklahoma City Energy FC 16 68,685 6,059 2,650 4,293
Tulsa Roughnecks FC 16 61,619 5,647 3,015 3,851
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC 16 54,222 4,437 1,482 3,389
Charleston Battery 16 50,670 6,563 2,015 3,167
Bethlehem Steel FC 16 48,837 3,210 2,881 3,052
Pittsburgh Riverhounds 16 42,975 4,006 950 2,686
Real Monarchs 16 41,235 8,402 1,771 2,577
Orange County SC 16 41,195 4,963 1,539 2,575
Portland Timbers 2 16 40,386 7,277 1,226 2,524
Harrisburg City Islanders 16 38,863 3,367 1,806 2,429
Rochester Rhinos 16 32,498 3,459 963 2,031
Charlotte Independence 16 25,843 2,648 801 1,615
LA Galaxy II 16 19,436 3,000 432 1,215
Orlando City B 16 18,867 2,741 791 1,179
Toronto FC II 16 17,420 3,582 143 1,089
Seattle Sounders FC 2 16 16,530 1,307 951 1,033
Swope Park Rangers 16 16,237 1,114 572 1,015
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 16 13,899 1,788 403 869
New York Red Bulls II 16 10,113 1,482 271 632
Total 480 2,065,006 30,417 143 4,302

Updated to games of October 15, 2017
Sources: USL

Statistical leadersEdit

League AwardsEdit

Individual AwardsEdit

All-League TeamsEdit

First Team

F: Chandler Hoffman (SLC), Dane Kelly (RNO), Enzo Martinez (CLT)
M: Marcel Schäfer (TBR), Sebastian Velasquez (SLC), Chris Wehan (RNO)
D: Paco Craig (LOU), Harrison Delbridge (CIN), Sebastien Ibeagha (SAN), Forrest Lasso (CHS)
G: Diego Restrepo (SAN)

Second Team

F: Juan Pablo Caffa (TUL), Corey Hertzog (PIT), Romario Williams (CHS)
M: Vincent Bezecourt (NYRB), Billy Forbes (SAN), Justin Portillo (CHS)
D: Ryan Felix (ROC), James Kiffe (SAC), Taylor Mueller (CHS), Jimmy Ockford (RNO)
G: Earl Edwards Jr. (ORL)

[27]

Month USL Player of the Month
Player Club Position Reason
April   Billy Forbes San Antonio FC Midfielder 6G 3A
May   Dane Kelly Reno 1868 FC Forward 8G 2 Hat Tricks
June   Romario Williams Charleston Battery Forward 5G
July   Jorge Herrera Charlotte Independence Forward 8G 2A
August   Earl Edwards Jr. Orlando City B Goalkeeper 3 Shutouts
September   Josh Cohen Phoenix Rising FC Goalkeeper 6 Shutouts in 8 games
October   José Angulo Oklahoma City Energy Forward 6G 3A
Week USL Player of the Week
Player Club Position Reason
1   Corey Hertzog Pittsburgh Riverhounds Forward 2G
2   Christian Volesky Saint Louis FC Forward 1G 1A
3   Seku Conneh Bethlehem Steel FC Forward 2G
4   Djiby Fall FC Cincinnati Forward 4G vs. St. Louis
5   Enzo Martínez Charlotte Independence Forward 2G
6   César Elizondo San Antonio FC Forward 2G 1A
7   Dane Kelly Reno 1868 FC Forward Hat Trick vs. Phoenix
8   Ian Svantesson Tulsa Roughnecks FC Forward 4G
9   Dane Kelly Reno 1868 FC Forward Hat Trick vs. Seattle
10   Antoine Hoppenot Reno 1868 FC Midfielder 3G
11   Irvin Parra Seattle Sounders FC 2 Midfielder 2G 1A
12   Kevaughn Frater Colorado Springs Switchbacks Forward 2G GWG
13   Cameron Lancaster Louisville City FC Forward 2G
14   Trevin Caesar Sacramento Republic FC Forward 4G Hat Trick vs. Rio Grande Valley
15   Pedro Ribeiro Harrisburg City Islanders Forward 2G 1A
16   Jorge Herrera Charlotte Independence Forward 5G Hat Trick vs. St. Louis
17   Jason Johnson Phoenix Rising FC Forward 2G vs. Colorado Springs
18   Miguel González Oklahoma City Energy Midfielder 2G 1A
19   Kendall McIntosh Portland Timbers 2 Goalkeeper 2 PK Saves
20   Enzo Martínez Charlotte Independence Forward Hat Trick vs. Louisville
21   Luke Spencer Louisville City FC Forward 1G 2A
22   Hadji Barry Orlando City B Forward 3G
23   Kevin Kerr Pittsburgh Riverhounds Midfielder 1G 2A
24   Enzo Martínez Charlotte Independence Forward 2G
25   Sunny Jane Richmond Kickers Midfielder 1G 1A
26   Kenney Walker FC Cincinnati Midfielder 1G 2A
27   Lindo Mfeka Reno 1868 FC Midfielder 4G Hat Trick vs. Oklahoma City
28   José Angulo Oklahoma City Energy Forward Hat Trick vs. LA Galaxy II
29   Stefano Bonomo New York Red Bulls II Forward 4G Hat Trick vs. Orlando
30   Éver Guzmán San Antonio FC Forward 3G 1A

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