2006 United Soccer Leagues

The 2006 Season was the 20th edition of the United Soccer Leagues season.

General

Honors

Competition Champion Runner-Up Regular Season Champion/Best USL team
USL First Division Vancouver Whitecaps Rochester Raging Rhinos Montreal Impact
USL Second Division Richmond Kickers Charlotte Eagles Richmond Kickers
USL PDL Michigan Bucks Laredo Heat Carolina Dynamo
U.S. Open Cup Chicago Fire (MLS) Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) Carolina Dynamo (PDL)

Standings

First Division

  Commissioner's Cup, bye to semifinal round of playoffs
  Bye to semifinal round of playoffs
  First round of playoffs

Pos Club Pts Pld W L T GF GA GD H2H Pts
1Montreal Impact 512814593115+16
2Rochester Raging Rhinos 5028134113421+13
3Charleston Battery 462813873325+8CHA: 4 pts
VAN: 1 pt
4Vancouver Whitecaps 4628126104028+12
5Miami FC 3928111164744+3
6Puerto Rico Islanders 3828101083836+2
7Seattle Sounders 37281113442486
8Atlanta Silverbacks 35281013536426
9Virginia Beach Mariners 32288128263711VBM: 7 pts
TOR: 4 pts
10Toronto Lynx 3228812830366
11Portland Timbers 27287156253914POR: 9 pts
MIN: 3 pts
12Minnesota Thunder 27287156344511

Playoffs

Quarterfinals and Semifinals 2-game aggregate
Higher seeded team hosted first game

  • Exception: Montreal hosted second game vs Vancouver
  First Round     Semifinals     Final
                                   
      1 Montreal Impact 0 0 0  
  4 Vancouver Whitecaps 4 2 6     4 Vancouver Whitecaps (aet) 0 2 2    
  5 Miami FC 1 0 1         2 Rochester Raging Rhinos 0
      4 Vancouver Whitecaps 3
      2 Rochester Raging Rhinos 1 0 1    
  3 Charleston Battery 2 1 3     3 Charleston Battery 0 0 0  
  6 Puerto Rico Islanders 2 0 2  

Second Division

Purple indicates regular season champion
Green indicates playoff berth clinched

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Richmond Kickers 20 13 3 4 50 20 +30 43
2 Charlotte Eagles 20 8 4 8 29 27 +2 32
3 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 20 8 6 6 27 20 +7 30
4 Cincinnati Kings 20 9 8 3 28 27 +1 30
5 New Hampshire Phantoms 20 9 10 1 27 43 -16 271
6 Western Mass Pioneers 20 8 9 3 31 28 +3 27
7 Harrisburg City Islanders 20 8 9 3 34 35 -1 27
8 Wilmington Hammerheads 20 4 9 7 30 31 -1 19
9 Long Island Rough Riders 20 3 12 5 15 40 -25 14

1New Hampshire was penalized 1 point for use of an ineligible player in a game.

Playoffs

  Semifinals Finals
                     
1 Richmond Kickers 2 0 2  
4 Cincinnati Kings 1 0 1  
    1 Richmond Kickers 2
  2 Charlotte Eagles 1
3 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 0 1 1
2 Charlotte Eagles 4 2 6  

Premier Development League

See also

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