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Playoffs kick off with 20 entrants
July 25th, 2011 4:51PM

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[PDL] For the eighth year in a row, there won't be back-to-back champions in the Premier Development League as the 2010 champion Portland Timbers U-23s failed to make the 2011 playoffs. The Des Moines Menace and Victoria Highlanders became the final two teams to clinch berths in the playoff field of 20 with victories on Sunday night. Conference champions will be crowned at four locations this weekend.

The Long Island Rough Riders (Eastern Conference), Michigan Bucks (Central), Mississippi Brilla FC (Southern) and Fresno Fuego (Western) will host the conference final fours.

Michigan and Des Moines are among six former champions that have qualified for the playoffs.

Fresno (13-0-3) and the Ventura County Fusion (10-0-6) are the only unbeaten teams in the playoffs.

Schedule:
Northeast Division, Final
July 26 in Portland, Maine
MPS Portland vs. New Hampshire
South Atlantic Division, Final
July 26 in Greensboro, N.C.
Carolina vs. Northern Virginia

Mid-Atlantic Division, Final
July 26 in Reading Pa.
Reading United vs. Jersey
Great Lakes Division, Final
July 26 in Bridgeview, Ill.
Chicago Fire Premier vs. Forest City London
 
Eastern Conference, Semifinals
July 29 in South Huntington, N.Y.
Long Island vs. MPS Portland-New Hampshire winner
Reading United-Jersey winner vs. Carolina-Northern Virginia winner

Central Conference, Semifinals

July 29 in Pontiac, Mich.
Michigan vs. Des Moines
Thunder Bay vs. Chicago Fire Premier-Forest City London winner
 
Southern Conference, Semifinals
July 29 in Clinton, Miss.
Mississippi Brilla FC vs. Chivas El Paso
Central Florida vs. Laredo Heat on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. CDT.
 
Western Conference, Semifinals
July 30 in Fresno, Calif.
Fresno vs. Victoria
Kitsap vs. Ventura County



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