Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
2011 PDL schedule
February 17th, 2011 8:42PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  canada, portland timbers, usl

MOST COMMENTED

[DATEBOOK] The Premier Development League will have 64 teams when it kicks off its 2011 season the weekend of April 30-May 1.

Eight first-year teams have joined the PDL:
-- Akron Metro FC Summit Assault
-- Fredericksburg (Va.) Hotspur
-- Hamilton (Ont.) FC Rage
-- FC Jax Destroyers (Fla.)
-- North Sound SeaWolves (Wash.)
-- RGV Grandes (Texas)
-- River City Rovers (Ky.)
-- WSA Winnipeg

In addition, the Real Maryland Monarchs, who spent their three previous seasons in the USL Second Division, will move down to the amateur PDL.
 
The defending PDL champion Portland Timbers U23s, the first team in the PDL’s 15-year history to finish as undefeated champions, open their 2011 campaign on May 6 when they host the Victoria Highlanders.

Two U-23 Timbers -- Jake Gleeson and Freddie Braun -- have signed pro contracts with the MLS Timbers.

The 64 teams -- including eight in Canada and one in Bermuda -- will complete in four geographic conferences and nine divisions.  The Eastern Conference features three divisions while the Southern, Central and Western Conferences feature two divisions each. PDL clubs will play 16-game schedules in 2011.
 
The regular season concludes on July 24.

(Click here for the 2011 schedule.)



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
ICYMI | MLS: Gerrard arrives in L.A.    
Midfielder Steven Gerrard has arrived in Southern California to start the MLS phase of his illustrious ...
Scouting Report: USA must put foot on pedal to Germans    
The USA and Germany have not played in more than two years, but there will be ...
Video Pick: An impressive collection of MLS golazos    
Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Olmes Garcia (Real Salt Lake), Darlington Nagbe (Portland), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose) ...
What They're Saying: Silvia Neid     
"You meet in the lobby, the elevator. Even if you know and like each other, it's ...
ICYMI | MLS: New York showdown turns one-sided    
New York City FC did not give a good impression for Frank Lampard and Andrea Pirlo, ...
What They're Saying: Camille Abily    
"At some point, they have to stop taking us for idiots." -- French midfielder Camille Abily, ...
Copa America: Argentina survives, Brazil ousted in shootouts    
The semifinals at the 2015 Copa America are set: host Chile vs. Peru and Argentina vs. ...
USL Weekend: Rhinos stay unbeaten, Jamieson scores twice    
The Rochester Rhinos defeated the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, 1-0, as the USL's top defense shut down the ...
Video Pick: Beautiful Bicycle Kick in Norway     
It was Matthias Vilhjalmsson's sixth goal in 12 appearances for Norwegian Tippeligaen team IK Start -- ...
NWSL Weekend: Red Stars stay on top     
The top three teams in the NWSL all won. The Chicago Red Stars stayed in first ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives