2004 PDL season

The 2004 USL Premier Development League season was the 10th PDL season. The season began in April 2004 and ended in August 2004.

USL Premier Development League
Season2004
ChampionsCentral Florida Kraze
2003
2005

Central Florida Kraze finished the season as national champions, beating Boulder Rapids Reserve 1-0 in the PDL Championship game. Chicago Fire Reserves finished with the best regular season record in the league, winning 17 out of their 18 games, suffering no losses, and finishing with a +66 goal difference.

El Paso Patriots striker Julio Frias was the league's top scorer, with 25 goals, while DFW Tornados midfielder Mark Rowland led the league with 11 assists. Chicago Fire Reserves keeper Brad Guzan enjoyed the best goalkeeping statistics, with a goals-against average of 0.39 per game in his 13 games.

Changes from 2003

Name changes

New franchises

  • Ten teams joined the league this year, including four brand new franchises:
Team Name Metro Area Location Previous Affiliation
Ajax Orlando Prospects Orlando area Orlando, FL expansion
Carolina Dynamo Greensboro area Greensboro, NC previously in Pro Select
Cleveland Internationals Cleveland area Cleveland, OH expansion
Colorado Springs Blizzard Colorado Springs area Colorado Springs, CO expansion
El Paso Patriots El Paso area El Paso, TX previously in A-League
Indiana Blast Indianapolis area Indianapolis, IN previously in A-League
Laredo Heat Laredo area Laredo, TX expansion
New Jersey Stallions northern New Jersey area Wayne, NJ previously in Pro Select
Reading Rage Greater Reading area Reading, PA previously in Pro Select
West Michigan Edge Grand Rapids area Kentwood, MI returned from hiatus

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Standings

Legend
Division champion
Team qualified for playoff berth

Central Conference

Great Lakes Division

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts
1 Michigan Bucks 16 11 3 2 47 16 +31 35
2 Fort Wayne Fever 16 11 4 1 47 32 +15 34
3 Indiana Invaders 16 11 5 0 51 34 +17 33
4 Kalamazoo Kingdom 16 8 6 2 30 25 +5 26
5 Toledo Slayers 16 6 10 0 33 36 3 18
6 West Michigan Edge* 15 4 11 0 26 50 24 12
7 Cleveland Internationals* 16 2 13 1 19 53 34 7
8 Columbus Shooting Stars 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source:

Heartland Division

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts
1 Chicago Fire Reserves 18 17 0 1 73 7 +66 52
2 Boulder Rapids Reserve 18 13 4 1 51 28 +23 40
3 Des Moines Menace 18 12 6 0 51 29 +22 36
4 Thunder Bay Chill 18 11 7 0 28 28 0 33
5 St. Louis Strikers 18 7 11 0 34 63 29 21
6 Kansas City Brass 18 6 11 1 36 60 24 19
7 Colorado Springs Blizzard 18 5 11 2 36 48 12 17
8 Sioux Falls Spitfire 18 5 12 1 45 57 12 16
9 Indiana Blast 18 5 12 1 38 56 18 16
10 Wisconsin Rebels 18 2 15 1 26 71 45 7
Source:

Eastern Conference

Mid Atlantic Division

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts
1 Carolina Dynamo 18 11 6 1 58 37 +21 34
2 Williamsburg Legacy 18 11 7 0 35 27 +8 33
3 Richmond Kickers Future 18 9 5 4 48 31 +17 31
4 Raleigh CASL Elite 18 7 9 2 26 44 18 23
5 Chesapeake Dragons 18 4 13 1 35 55 20 13
6 West Virginia Chaos 18 4 13 1 25 46 21 13
Source:

Northeast Division

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts
1 South Jersey Barons 18 14 0 4 50 15 +35 46
2 Cape Cod Crusaders 18 13 5 0 38 15 +23 39
3 Albany Blackwatch Highlanders 18 12 3 3 45 23 +22 39
4 Rhode Island Stingrays 18 10 8 0 55 34 +21 30
5 Reading Rage 18 8 8 2 32 25 +7 26
6 Brooklyn Knights 18 8 9 1 34 39 5 25
7 New Jersey Stallions 18 4 13 1 19 43 24 13
8 Vermont Voltage 18 2 15 1 11 58 47 7
9 Jersey Falcons 18 2 16 0 18 68 50 5[lower-alpha 1]
Source:
Notes:
  1. 1 point deducted

Southern Conference

Mid South Division

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts
1 El Paso Patriots 18 15 3 0 64 23 +41 45
2 DFW Tornados 18 14 4 0 52 19 +33 41[lower-alpha 1]
3 Memphis Express 18 12 6 0 37 23 +14 36
4 Nashville Metros 18 7 9 2 31 32 1 23
5 New Orleans Shell Shockers 18 5 12 1 26 54 28 15[lower-alpha 2]
6 Lafayette Swamp Cats 18 4 13 1 19 52 33 13
7 Austin Lightning 18 2 13 3 21 46 25 9
8 Laredo Heat * 8 2 5 1 12 15 3 7
Source:
Notes:
  1. 1 point deducted
  2. 1 point deducted

Southeast Division

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts
1 Central Florida Kraze 18 14 3 1 46 19 +27 43
2 Cocoa Expos 18 11 5 2 39 26 +13 35
3 Ajax Orlando Prospects 18 11 6 1 47 26 +21 34
4 Bradenton Academics 18 8 10 0 35 34 +1 24
5 Palm Beach Pumas 18 2 16 0 18 67 49 6
Source:

Western Conference

Northwest Division

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts
1 Cascade Surge 16 11 4 1 40 23 +17 34
2 Spokane Shadow 16 11 4 1 36 31 +5 34
3 Abbotsford Rangers 16 4 11 1 22 36 14 13
4 Yakima Reds 16 3 11 2 27 37 10 11
Source:

Southwest Division

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts
1 Orange County Blue Star 18 12 3 3 39 21 +18 39
2 Fresno Fuego 18 11 5 2 46 27 +19 35
3 Southern California Seahorses 18 8 7 3 41 34 +7 27
4 BYU Cougars 18 8 9 1 36 35 +1 25
5 Nevada Wonders 18 6 11 1 29 44 15 19
Source:

Playoffs

Conference Semifinals Conference Finals National Semifinals PDL Championship Game
            
NE1 South Jersey Barons 2
MA2 Williamsburg Legacy 1
NE1 South Jersey Barons 2
MA1 Carolina Dynamo 3
MA1 Carolina Dynamo 3
NE2 Cape Cod Crusaders 2
MA1 Carolina Dynamo 1 (1)
Eastern Conference
Southern Conference
SE1 Central Florida Kraze (PSO) 1 (2)
MS1 El Paso Patriots 4
SE2 Cocoa Expos 5
SE2 Cocoa Expos 1
SE1 Central Florida Kraze 3
SE1 Central Florida Kraze 4
MS2 DFW Tornados 2
SE1 Central Florida Kraze 1
HL2 Boulder Rapids Reserve 0
HL1 Chicago Fire Reserves 3
GL2 Fort Wayne Fever 1
HL1 Chicago Fire Reserves 0
HL2 Boulder Rapids Reserve 1
GL1 Michigan Bucks 2
HL2 Boulder Rapids Reserve 3
HL2 Boulder Rapids Reserve 3
Central Conference
Western Conference
SW2 Fresno Fuego 0
SW1 Orange County Blue Star 3
NW2 Spokane Shadow 2
SW1 Orange County Blue Star 1
SW2 Fresno Fuego 2
NW1 Cascade Surge 1
SW2 Fresno Fuego 2

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