1998 PDSL season
The 1998 Premier Development Soccer League season was the 4th PDSL season. The season began in April 1998 and ended in August 1998.
|Champions||San Gabriel Valley Highlanders|
San Gabriel Valley Highlanders won the championship, defeating the Jackson Chargers 3-2. Jackson won the regular season title, winning all 16 games and posting a whopping +84 goal difference. Four teams from the Pacific Coast Soccer League joined as associate members this season, with two (Abbotsford and Seattle) going on to become full members in 1999.
Changes from the 1997 season
- Puget Sound BigFoot changed name to Seattle BigFoot.
13 teams were added for the season, 9 expansion teams and four associates from the Pacific Coast Soccer League.
|Abbotsford area||Abbotsford, BC||Pacific Coast Soccer League|
|Southwest Florida area||Bradenton, FL||expansion|
|Central Florida area||Seminole, FL||expansion|
|Denver area||Commerce City, CO||expansion|
|Fox Cities area||Menasha, WI||expansion|
|Michiana area||South Bend, IN||expansion|
|Kansas City area||Liberty, MO||expansion|
|Greater Miami area||Miami, FL||expansion|
|Prescott-Chino Valley area||Prescott Valley, AZ||expansion|
|Okanagan Valley area||Kelowna, BC||Pacific Coast Soccer League|
|Seattle area||Seattle, WA||Pacific Coast Soccer League|
|South San Francisco Bay area||Santa Clara, CA||expansion|
|Vancouver Island area||Victoria, BC||Pacific Coast Soccer League|
7 teams folded after the 1997 season:
- Bellingham Orcas
- Chattanooga Express
- Lincoln Brigade
- Michigan Madness
- Omaha Flames (team folded early in 1998 season, division games were rescheduled)
- Southwest Florida Manatees
- West Florida Fury
|Team qualified for playoff berth|
|Team gets bye into semifinals as host.|
|2||Des Moines Menace||16||9||2||1||4||51||27||+24||29|
|3||Twin Cities Tornado||16||9||0||1||6||32||33||−1||27|
|4||Kansas City Brass||16||7||0||1||8||42||29||+13||21|
|5||Sioux City Breeze||16||5||2||1||8||28||31||−3||17|
|6||Colorado Springs Stampede||16||4||1||0||11||20||46||−26||13|
- Des Moines and Sioux City were both penalized 2 points.
- Colorado Springs was penalized 1 point.
Great Lakes Division
|4||Fox River Rebels||16||6||0||0||10||30||37||−7||18|
|7||Grand Rapids Explosion||16||0||0||0||16||6||56||−50||0|
- Detroit was penalized 2 points.
- Indiana was penalized 1 point.
- Lansing was penalized 3 points.
|6||Okanagan Valley Challenge||8||2||0||1||5||6||23||−17||6|
|7||Victoria Umbro Select||8||1||0||2||5||11||19||−8||3|
|8||Abbotsford Athletes In Action||8||0||1||0||7||9||28||−19||1|
- Seattle BigFoot was penalized 3 points.
- Cascade was penalized 2 points.
- Abbotsford, Okanagan Valley, Seattle Hibernian, and Victoria are all associate members and do not play a full schedule.
- Abbotsford was penalized 1 point.
|6||Central Florida Lionhearts||16||5||1||0||10||40||55||−15||16|
|7||South Florida Future||16||4||1||1||10||28||79||−51||13|
- Bradenton, Central Florida, and South Florida were all penalized 1 point.
- Miami was penalized 1 point.
|1||Silicon Valley Ambassadors||16||14||1||0||1||44||20||+24||43|
|2||San Gabriel Valley Highlanders||16||10||1||0||5||45||27||+18||31|
|3||Southern California Chivas||16||7||0||1||8||30||26||+4||21|
|4||Central Coast Roadrunners||16||5||0||0||11||31||39||−8||15|
|5||Northern Arizona Prospectors||16||1||1||1||13||23||66||−43||4|
- Northern Arizona, San Gabriel Valley, and Silicon Valley were all penalized 1 point.
Kalamazoo hosted the Finals and received a bye to the National Semi-Finals.
The top four teams from the Central, Great Lakes, Southeast, and Southwest divisions, however, if Kalamazoo places in the top four in the Central Division, the fifth place team will take their spot. The top two teams in the Northwest Division will play the top two associate teams from the PCSL. The team with the most points to lose in the Divisional rounds will play in the Regional round as a wild card against the Divisional champion with the most points. The remaining four teams will play each other based on geography.
|Southeast Semifinals||Southeast Finals|
|Southwest Semifinals||Southwest Finals|
|Northwest Semifinals||Northwest Finals|
|Central Semifinals||Central Finals|
|Great Lakes Semifinals||Great Lakes Finals|