PDL alignment set for 2007

USL News Release

Thursday, December 21, 2006

TAMPA, FL – United Soccer Leagues announced the official alignment for the 2007 Premier Development League season. Including six new teams, the alignment is comprised of 63 teams. The league’s playoff format was also announced.

New franchises to the Premier Development League are the Springfield Demize, Mississippi Brilla, Lancaster Rattlers, San Jose Frogs, Fredericksburg Gunners and Ventura County Fusion along with new teams in Baton Rouge (LA), Raleigh (NC) and Spokane (WA) yet to be formally introduced as well as the Long Island Rough Riders and Toronto Lynx, formerly of the USL Second Division and USL First Division, respectively.

The divisional alignment was changed to a consistent two-division format for each of the four conferences for the 2007 season, eliminating the three-division alignment that previously existed in the Eastern and Southern Conferences.

Following the same playoff format as years prior, four teams will meet in a conference playoff tournament in the first week following the season with the top two representing each division. Two semifinal matches will be held the following week with the PDL Championship on the third week of the postseason.

2007 PDL Alignment





Great Lakes Division

Mid Atlantic Division

Chicago Fire Premier

Delaware Dynasty

Cleveland Internationals

Fredericksburg Gunners

Fort Wayne Fever

Northern Virginia Royals

Indiana Invaders

Ocean City Barons

Michigan Bucks

Reading Rage

Toronto Lynx

Richmond Kickers Future

West Michigan Edge

Virginia Beach Submariners


West Virginia Chaos

Heartland Division

Williamsburg Legacy

Boulder Rapids Reserve


Des Moines Menace

Northeast Division

Kansas City Brass

Albany Admirals

Sioux Falls SpitFire

Brooklyn Knights

Springfield Demize

Cape Cod Crusaders

St Louis Lions

Long Island Rough Riders

Thunder Bay Chill

Ottawa Fury


Rhode Island Stingrays


Vermont Voltage


Westchester Flames






Mid South Division

Northwest Division

Austin Lightning

Abbotsford Rangers

Baton Rouge

BYU Cougars

DFW Tornados

Cascade Surge

El Paso Patriots

Ogden Outlaws

Laredo Heat


Mississippi Brilla

Tacoma FC

New Orleans Shell Shockers

Yakima Reds



Southeast Division

Southwest Division

Atlanta Silverbacks U23s

Bakersfield Brigade

Bradenton Academics

Fresno Fuego

Carolina Dynamo

Lancaster Rattlers

Central Florida Kraze

Los Angeles Storm

Cocoa Expos

Orange County Blue Star

Nashville Metros

San Fernando Valley Quakes

Palm Beach Pumas

San Francisco Seals


San Jose Frogs


Southern California Seahorses


Ventura County Fusion


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