Western Conference (USL Championship)

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The Western Conference is one of two conferences in USL Championship soccer.[1]

Western Conference
LeagueUSL Championship
SportSoccer
FoundedJanuary 21, 2015
Teams
No. of teams18
Championships
Most recent champion(s)Real Monarchs SLC
(1st title)
Most titlesSwope Park Rangers
(2 titles)

Current standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 San Diego Loyal SC 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 4 Conference Quarterfinals
2 Phoenix Rising FC 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 3
3 LA Galaxy II 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 3
4 Reno 1868 FC 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 3
5 Colorado Springs Switchbacks 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3
6 San Antonio FC 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 3
7 Austin Bold FC 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 3 Play-In Round
8 Las Vegas Lights FC 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
9 Sacramento Republic 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
10 FC Tulsa 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
11 Orange County SC 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
12 El Paso Locomotive FC 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
13 OKC Energy FC 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 0
14 New Mexico United 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 0
15 Real Monarchs 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 0
16 Tacoma Defiance 2 0 0 2 2 5 −3 0
17 Rio Grande Valley Toros 1 0 0 1 1 5 −4 0
18 Portland Timbers 2 1 0 0 1 1 6 −5 0
Updated to match(es) played on March 11, 2020. Source: USL Championship 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

MembersEdit

CurrentEdit

Club City Stadium
Austin Bold FC Elroy, Texas Bold Stadium
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC Colorado Springs, Colorado Weidner Field
El Paso Locomotive FC El Paso, Texas Southwest University Park
Las Vegas Lights FC Las Vegas, Nevada Cashman Field
LA Galaxy II Carson, California StubHub Center Track Stadium
New Mexico United Albuquerque, New Mexico Isotopes Park
OKC Energy FC Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Taft Stadium
Orange County SC Irvine, California Champion Stadium
Phoenix Rising FC Scottsdale, Arizona Casino Arizona Field
Portland Timbers 2 Portland, Oregon Providence Park
Real Monarchs SLC Herriman, Utah Zions Bank Stadium
Reno 1868 FC Reno, Nevada Greater Nevada Field[2][i][ii]
Rio Grande Valley FC Toros Edinburg, Texas H-E-B Park
Sacramento Republic FC Sacramento, California Papa Murphy's Park
San Antonio FC San Antonio, Texas Toyota Field
San Diego Loyal SC San Diego, California Torero Stadium [i]
Tacoma Defiance Tacoma, Washington Cheney Stadium [i][ii]
FC Tulsa Tulsa, Oklahoma ONEOK Field [ii][i]

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d Shared facility; not a soccer-specific stadium
  2. ^ a b c Baseball park
Locations of announced teams for the 2020 USL Championship season
  MLS-owned club;   MLS-affiliated club;   no MLS affiliation

Conference LineupsEdit

Clubs timelineEdit

San Diego Loyal SCNew Mexico UnitedEl Paso Locomotive FCAustin Bold FCLas Vegas Lights FCFresno FCReno 1868 FCEastern Conference (USL Championship)Swope Park RangersEastern Conference (USL Championship)Eastern Conference (USL Championship)Saint Louis FCSan Antonio FCRio Grande Valley FCWhitecaps FC 2FC TulsaTulsa Roughnecks FCTacoma DefianceSeattle 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 USL League Two   Former clubs

2015Edit

Lineup for 2015Edit

2016Edit

Lineup for 2016Edit

Changes from 2015Edit

2017Edit

Lineup for 2017Edit

Changes from 2016Edit

2018Edit

Lineup for 2018Edit

Changes from 2017Edit

2019Edit

Lineup for 2019Edit

Changes from 2018Edit

2020Edit

Lineup for 2020Edit

Changes from 2019Edit

Western Conference Playoff champions by yearEdit

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
2018 Phoenix Rising FC 2–1 Orange County SC
2019 Real Monarchs SLC 2–1 (AET) El Paso Locomotive FC

Western Conference regular season champions by yearEdit

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) Lost Conference Final
2019 Phoenix Rising FC 24–4–6 (+53) Lost Conference Semifinals

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.
  5. ^ "USL Championship Unveils 2019 Conference Alignment". United Soccer League (USL). December 13, 2018. Retrieved December 13, 2018.