PDL plans to launch fall league in 2015
[PDL+] The amateur PDL will launch of a fall season -- PDL+ -- in 2015 to supplement its summer season and provide clubs an expanded competition window into late
autumn of each year.
While the PDL has developed into a significant part of American soccer's development chain -- six of the top 10 picks in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft played in the PDL --
become what are summer college leagues are for baseball, many PDL players are not in college.
“The PDL and its member clubs have been the undisputed leaders in
the development of American soccer at the pre-professional level over the past two decades by providing a bridge from the youth, college and amateur levels to professional leagues such as USL PRO and
Major League Soccer,” USL President Tim Holt said. “In order to continue to serve the needs of aspiring professional players and add value for our
PDL clubs amidst the constantly evolving soccer landscape, it is critical to offer new and exciting programs like PDL+ that are aligned with the future direction of the sport and domestic player
The program would be a boost for players not yet in college or recently graduated or players who live in areas where there are not significant college opportunities.
No comments yet.
|Recent Soccer America Daily Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard Oct. 20, 3:21 a.m. |
[ROUNDUP: Sunday] No. 1 Washington jumped out to a 2-0 lead at San Diego State after ... 'Caps qualify for first time, three U.S. spots taken Oct. 20, 2:09 a.m.
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Vancouver qualified for the Concacaf Champions League for the first time when Saturday's ... Soccer America Women's Top 25 Scoreboard Oct. 20, 1:09 a.m.
[ROUNDUP: Sunday] A goal in each half from Michaela Dooley and Stuart Pope gave Kentucky a ... The Good, The Bad -- and Lionel Messi Oct. 20, 12:15 a.m.
[EUROPE IN A NUTSHELL] A hat trick was not enough for Sergio Aguero, while Cristiano Ronaldo ... Sounders in driver's seat for Supporters' Shield Oct. 20, 12:07 a.m.
[MLS: Sunday] The LA Galaxy looked to be coasting to victory in the first of its ... Indiana-based Haiti overcomes obstacles Oct. 19, 11:20 p.m.
[SCOUTING REPORT: Haiti] The USA is all but assured of advancing to the semifinals of the ... Cameron returns for Stoke, Diskerud injured in Norway Oct. 19, 10:48 p.m.
[AMERICANS ABROAD: Weekend] Geoff Cameron made his first appearance of the English Premier League season after ... What They're Saying: Raphael Wolf Oct. 19, 7:22 p.m.
"That was a big blow for us, there's no point in sugar-coating it. It wasn't a ... Goalkeeper scores fantastic free kick Oct. 19, 6:45 p.m.
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Rogerio Ceni, the 41-year-old goalkeeper who is Sao Paulo's 11th all-time leading scorer, ... D.C. United tops East, Crew gets in Oct. 19, 4 a.m.
[MLS: Saturday] D.C. United wrapped up a remarkable run by downing Chicago, 2-1, to win the ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives