[NDR] USA/CAN lower divisions

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  1. newtex

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    Lots of action in the lower divisions lately. Here is a round-up for 2014 at the moment:

    NASL (10 teams)
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Carolina RailHawks
    FC Edmonton
    Fort Lauderdale Strikers
    Indy Eleven
    Minnesota United
    New York Cosmos
    Ottawa Fury
    San Antonio Scorpions
    Tampa Bay Rowdies
    (coming in 2015: Jacksonville, Oklahoma City, Virginia Cavalry)

    The season will start in April. The schedule is up in the air a bit with Virginia postponing entry until 2015.

    USL PRO (13 teams)
    Charleston Battery
    Charlotte Eagles
    Dayton Dutch Lions
    Harrisburg City Islanders (Philadelphia Union)
    Los Angeles Blues
    Oklahoma City Energy
    Orlando City SC (Sporting Kansas City)
    Phoenix FC
    Pittsburgh Riverhounds (Houston Dynamo)
    Richmond Kickers (DC United)
    Rochester Rhinos (New England Revolution)
    Sacramento Republic (Portland Timbers)
    Wilmington Hammerheads
    (Coming in 2015: Colorado Springs, Tulsa)

    There may be other teams and affiliations announced before the season starts in April. The Sacramento-Portland affiliation is being challenged by San Jose. LA Galaxy is rumored to be starting their own team.
    Divisional alignments will be announced once all the teams are set.

    PDL (70 teams)
    I'm not going to list them all but here is the local division
    Southern Conference
    Mid South Division
    Austin Aztex
    El Paso Patriots
    Houston Dutch Lions
    Laredo Heat
    Midland/Odessa Sockers
    Oklahoma City FC

    This will also probably change. The season starts in May

    NPSL (89 teams)
    Again just the local division.
    South Region
    South Central Conference
    (Bryan-College Station) BCS Clash
    Flower Mound FC
    (Frisco) Liverpool Warriors
    (Houston) Regals SCA
    Tulsa Athletics

    See PDL.
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  2. CeltTexan

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    Houston Hurricanes FC 2.0 and Leones and Galveston Pirates? Where did those clubs go to?
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  4. newtex

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    Hmm. Looks like I haven't kept up.


    NPSL (89 teams)
    Again just the local division.
    South Region
    South Central Conference
    (Bryan-College Station) BCS Clash
    Flower Mound FC
    (Frisco) Liverpool Warriors
    Tulsa Athletics

    Right now those are the only four area teams listed on the NPSL website.

    Texas Premier Soccer League (6 teams)
    Premier Divison

    (Bryan-College Station) BearKatz FC
    Houston Dutch Lions FC
    Galveston Pirate SC
    Houston Hurricanes FC
    Houston Leones FC
    Regals SCA

    That league is playing a winter schedule. They are at the halfway point (5 games) with the 2nd half in February and March. The TPSL also has lower divisions.

    Not sure if some of those teams will re-join the NPSL in the summer or not. The Houston Dutch Lions are still listed on the PDL website.
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  5. Penwyth

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    So Oklahoma City is a serious hotbed of soccer with a USL PRO and PDL teams now and OK FC on the way into the NASL in a year. Interesting USL PRO and NASL going head to head there. That should be an interesting US Open Cup match.
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  6. newtex

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    I believe the PDL team will become the NASL team. It has the same ownership, at least.

    Tulsa also has competing groups with a NPSL team and a future USL PRO team. Interesting days in Oklahoma soccer.
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    It's supposed to be a winter league then those teams will play once again in their respective leagues in the summer.

    edit: Found this.

    edit: I'm having this feeling Brendan Keyes will continue to make leagues until he can finish first place in them.
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2013
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  8. CeltTexan

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    Oklahoma, the sport is strong there. Tulsa had the Roughnecks in the old NASL and that era laid a foundation in Tulsa for the sport that has grown statewide.
    Also, and this is just mho, since gridiron is SO powerful in Oklahoma and that there were no other competing professional teams in the state until the Sonics got moved there not to long ago it is almost like the folks up there looked at soccer in a non threatining way where as many other gridiron loving states and their people have generally displayed a disdain for association football and looked to avoid/degrade it at any opportunity. Oklahoma folk appear to be so confident that gridiron is boss and their state has so much success in it that this other code of football was given a fair shake at making inroads, well 30 years later and the sport really has solid roots up there.
  9. Heft

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    The Houston Leones are playing against the Houston Dynamo Reserves on January 11, at 8222 Airline Dr Houston Tx 77037. 330 pm
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    Seriously???
  11. newtex

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    How are they defining "Reserves"? I'm skeptical that it is actually the reserves from the Dynamo senior team.
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    They, Houston Leones FC, haven't defined it, nor has the Dynamo put out the roster yet. It is likely that the game will be played by academy players. It's hard to say who the reserves will be playing now, with the restructuring of the MLS relationship with the second division.

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  14. newtex

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    The schedules for the USL Pro and PDL are out so I thought I could update this.

    NASL (10 teams)
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Carolina RailHawks
    FC Edmonton
    Fort Lauderdale Strikers
    Indy Eleven
    Minnesota United
    New York Cosmos
    Ottawa Fury
    San Antonio Scorpions
    Tampa Bay Rowdies
    (coming in 2015: Jacksonville, Oklahoma City, Virginia Cavalry)

    The season will start on April 12. They are playing a 9 game Spring season and an 18 game Fall season which starts after the World Cup.

    USL PRO (14 teams)
    Charleston Battery (Vancouver Whitecaps)
    Charlotte Eagles
    Dayton Dutch Lions (Columbus Crew)
    Harrisburg City Islanders (Philadelphia Union)
    Los Angeles Blues
    LA Galaxy II (LA Galaxy)
    Oklahoma City Energy (Sporting Kansas City)
    Orlando City SC (Sporting Kansas City)
    Phoenix FC
    Pittsburgh Riverhounds (Houston Dynamo)
    Richmond Kickers (DC United)
    Rochester Rhinos (New England Revolution)
    Sacramento Republic (Portland Timbers & San Jose Earthquakes)
    Wilmington Hammerheads (Toronto FC)
    (Coming in 2015: Colorado Springs, Tulsa)

    Their season starts on March 22. Teams will play 28 games each including two against MLS reserve teams.

    PDL (64 teams)
    I'm not going to list them all but here is the local division
    Southern Conference
    Mid South Division
    Austin Aztex
    Houston Dutch Lions
    Laredo Heat
    Midland/Odessa Sockers
    Mississippi Brilla

    The Mid-South division will play 14 regular season games starting on May 10.

    NPSL (76 teams)
    Again just the local division.
    South Region
    South Central Conference
    (Bryan-College Station) BCS United Clash
    Corinthians FC of San Antonio
    Dallas City FC
    Fort Worth Soccer Group
    Houston Regals SCA
    (Frisco) Liverpool Warriors
    Tulsa Athletics

    No schedule yet.

    Texas Premier Soccer League (6 teams)
    Premier Divison

    (Bryan-College Station) BearKatz FC
    Houston Dutch Lions FC
    Galveston Pirate SC
    Houston Hurricanes FC
    Houston Leones FC
    Regals SCA

    That league is playing a winter schedule. They are at the halfway point (5 games) with the 2nd half in February and March. The TPSL also has lower divisions.
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  15. newtex

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    Update.

    NASL (10 teams)
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Carolina RailHawks
    FC Edmonton
    Fort Lauderdale Strikers
    Indy Eleven
    Minnesota United
    New York Cosmos
    Ottawa Fury
    San Antonio Scorpions
    Tampa Bay Rowdies
    (coming in 2015: Jacksonville, Oklahoma City, Virginia Cavalry)

    The season will start on April 12. They are playing a 9 game Spring season and an 18 game Fall season which starts after the World Cup.

    USL PRO (14 teams)
    Charleston Battery (Vancouver Whitecaps)
    Charlotte Eagles
    Dayton Dutch Lions (Columbus Crew)
    Harrisburg City Islanders (Philadelphia Union)
    Los Angeles Blues
    LA Galaxy II (LA Galaxy)
    Oklahoma City Energy (Sporting Kansas City)
    Orlando City SC (Sporting Kansas City)
    Phoenix FC
    Pittsburgh Riverhounds (Houston Dynamo)
    Richmond Kickers (DC United)
    Rochester Rhinos (New England Revolution)
    Sacramento Republic (Portland Timbers & San Jose Earthquakes)
    Wilmington Hammerheads (Toronto FC)
    (Coming in 2015: Colorado Springs, Tulsa)

    Their season starts on March 22. Teams will play 28 games each including two against MLS reserve teams.

    PDL (64 teams)
    I'm not going to list them all but here is the local division
    Southern Conference
    Mid South Division
    Austin Aztex
    Houston Dutch Lions
    Laredo Heat
    Midland/Odessa Sockers
    Mississippi Brilla

    The Mid-South division will play 14 regular season games starting on May 10.

    NPSL (78 teams)
    South Region
    South Central Conference
    North Division
    Joplin Demize
    (Frisco) Liverpool Warriors
    Oklahoma City FC
    Tulsa Athletics
    South Division
    (Bryan-College Station) BCS United Clash
    Corinthians FC of San Antonio
    Dallas City FC
    Fort Worth Soccer Group

    Teams will play a ten game regular season starting on May 9. Playoffs will be July 11 & 13.

    Texas Premier Soccer League (6 teams)
    Premier Divison

    (Bryan-College Station) BearKatz FC
    Houston Dutch Lions FC
    Galveston Pirate SC
    Houston Hurricanes FC
    Houston Leones FC
    Regals SCA
    (Coming in 2014-15: Austin Real Cuahutemoc)

    The TPSL spring portion of the season is underway. It ends on March 1. The TPSL also has lower divisions.
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  17. Heft

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    Good news for local football. Houston Dutch Lions are building a PDL team this year.

    http://www.houstondutchlionsfc.com/houston-dutch-lions-fc-sign-first-pdl-players.aspx
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