2018 USL season

The 2018 USL season was the eighth season of the United Soccer League and second under Division II sanctioning. The previous season, the USL had provisional Div. II sanctioning from the United States Soccer Federation (U.S. Soccer) along with the North American Soccer League, but was given full sanctioning for the 2018 season with a two-year deadline to meet the full requirements set by U.S. Soccer.[1]

United Soccer League
Season2018
ChampionsLouisville City FC
Regular season titleFC Cincinnati
Matches played561
Goals scored1,612 (2.87 per match)
Top goalscorerCameron Lancaster
(25 – USL Record)
Biggest home winTBR 5–0 OTT
(April 7)
LAG 7–2 LVL
(May 26)
OCO 6–1 TUL
(June 23)
NYR 6–1 ATL
(July 6)
LAG 6–1 SLC
(September 22)
Biggest away winRIC 0–6 LOU
(August 25)
Highest scoringPOR 7–3 LAG
(May 18)
OKC 6–4 LVL
(July 11)
NYR 4–6 LOU
(August 10)
Longest winning run10 wins
FC Cincinnati
(August 12 – October 6)
Longest unbeaten run23 games
FC Cincinnati
(June 2 – October 13)
(USL Record)
Longest winless run18 games
Toronto FC II
(March 17 – July 21)
Longest losing run8 games
OKC Energy FC
(March 24 – May 9)
Highest attendance31,478
CIN 3–0 IND
(September 29)
(USL Record)
Lowest attendance50
TOR 0–0 NCA
(April 18)
Total attendance2,756,759
Average attendance4,923
2017
2019
All statistics correct as of November 8, 2018.

Louisville City FC were the defending USL Cup champions, while Real Monarchs were the defending Supporters’ Shield champions.

This season was the last for four teams in the USL, with all changing leagues for 2019 and beyond. FC Cincinnati will join Major League Soccer.[2] MLS side Toronto FC announced that its reserve side, Toronto FC II, would drop to USL League One, a third-level league slated to launch in 2019,[3] and the Richmond Kickers also chose to drop to League One for 2019 and beyond.[4] Near the end of the season, Penn FC announced that it would suspend professional operations for 2019 and resume play in League One in 2020.[5]

It was also the final season for the league under the "United Soccer League" name. Effective with the 2019 season, the league has been rebranded as the USL Championship.[6]

Changes from 2017

Expansion
Joined from NASL
On hiatus
  • Orlando City B[13]
    • During the 2018 season, City B's MLS parent, Orlando City SC, announced that City B would resume play in 2019 as a founding member of USL League One.[14]
  • Rochester Rhinos[15]
    • During the 2018 season, the Rhinos announced they would not return to the USL's top flight. The team will not resume professional operations until the 2020 season, at which time it will join USL League One.[16]
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Rule changes

Regular season games will now be considered official after the 70th minute. Teams are allowed a fourth substitution in extra time for the USL Playoffs. Teams will submit a 23-player squad at least 48 hours before kickoff. A team's 18-player gameday roster may now contain a maximum of five players signed to USL Academy contracts.[18]

Teams

Team Location Stadium Capacity Head coach MLS affiliate/ownership
Atlanta United 2 Lawrenceville, Georgia Coolray Field 10,427 Scott Donnelly Atlanta United FC
Bethlehem Steel FC Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Goodman Stadium 16,000 Brendan Burke Philadelphia Union
Charleston Battery Charleston, South Carolina MUSC Health Stadium 5,100 Michael Anhaeuser
Charlotte Independence Matthews, North Carolina Sportsplex at Matthews 5,000 Mike Jeffries Colorado Rapids
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC Colorado Springs, Colorado Weidner Field 5,000 Steve Trittschuh
FC Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio Nippert Stadium 35,061 Alan Koch
Fresno FC Fresno, California Chukchansi Park 12,500 Adam Smith Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Indy Eleven Indianapolis, Indiana Lucas Oil Stadium 62,421 Martin Rennie
LA Galaxy II Carson, California StubHub Center Track & Field Facility 5,000 Mike Muñoz LA Galaxy
Las Vegas Lights FC Las Vegas, Nevada Cashman Field 9,334 Isidro Sánchez
Louisville City FC Louisville, Kentucky Louisville Slugger Field 8,000 John Hackworth
Nashville SC Nashville, Tennessee First Tennessee Park 8,500 Gary Smith
New York Red Bulls II Montclair, New Jersey MSU Soccer Park at Pittser Field 5,000 John Wolyniec New York Red Bulls
North Carolina FC Cary, North Carolina Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park 10,000 Colin Clarke
OKC Energy FC Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Taft Stadium 7,500 Steve Cooke FC Dallas
Orange County SC Irvine, California Champion Stadium 5,000 Braeden Cloutier Los Angeles FC
Ottawa Fury FC Ottawa, Ontario TD Place Stadium 24,000 Nikola Popovic Montreal Impact
Penn FC Harrisburg, Pennsylvania FNB Field 6,187 Raoul Voss
Phoenix Rising FC Scottsdale, Arizona Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex 6,200 Rick Schantz (interim)
Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Highmark Stadium 5,000 Bob Lilley
Portland Timbers 2 Portland, Oregon Providence Park 21,144 Cameron Knowles Portland Timbers
Real Monarchs Herriman, Utah Zions Bank Stadium 5,000 Jámison Olave (interim) Real Salt Lake
Reno 1868 FC Reno, Nevada Greater Nevada Field 9,013 Ian Russell San Jose Earthquakes
Richmond Kickers Richmond, Virginia City Stadium 22,000 David Bulow D.C. United
Rio Grande Valley FC Toros Edinburg, Texas H-E-B Park 9,400 Gerson Echeverry Houston Dynamo
Sacramento Republic FC Sacramento, California Papa Murphy's Park 11,569 Simon Elliott
Saint Louis FC Fenton, Missouri Toyota Stadium 5,500 Anthony Pulis Minnesota United FC
San Antonio FC San Antonio, Texas Toyota Field 8,296 Darren Powell New York City FC
Seattle Sounders FC 2 Tacoma, Washington Cheney Stadium 6,500 John Hutchinson Seattle Sounders
Swope Park Rangers Kansas City, Kansas Children's Mercy Park 18,467 Paulo Nagamura Sporting Kansas City
Tampa Bay Rowdies St. Petersburg, Florida Al Lang Stadium 7,227 Neill Collins
Toronto FC II Toronto, Ontario Lamport Stadium 9,600 Michael Rabasca Toronto FC
Tulsa Roughnecks FC Tulsa, Oklahoma ONEOK Field 7,833 Michael Nsien (interim) Chicago Fire
  MLS-affiliated
  MLS-owned

Other venues

  • Nashville's March 24 game against Pittsburgh, and the July 7 game against FC Cincinnati, were played at Nissan Stadium.[20]

Competition format

The season began on March 16 and ends on October 14. The top eight finishers in each conference qualify for the playoffs.[23][24]

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Incoming manager Date of appointment
Rio Grande Valley FC Toros Junior Gonzalez[25] Resigned November 8, 2017 Gerson Echeverry December 6, 2017[26]
Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC Dave Brandt Ineligible November 14, 2017 Bob Lilley November 14, 2017[27]
Oklahoma City Energy FC Jimmy Nielsen[28] Resigned November 16, 2017 Steve Cooke December 19, 2017[29]
Swope Park Rangers Nikola Popovic[30] Mutual separation November 17, 2017 Paulo Nagamura November 30, 2017[31]
Saint Louis FC Preki[32] Mutual separation November 20, 2017 Anthony Pulis November 21, 2017[33]
Orange County SC Logan Pause[34] Mutual separation November 27, 2017 Braeden Cloutier December 14, 2017[35]
Ottawa Fury FC Julian de Guzman[36] Interim December 12, 2017 Nikola Popovic December 12, 2017[37]
Portland Timbers 2 Andrew Gregor Moved to assistant coach January 8, 2018 Cameron Knowles January 8, 2018[38]
Toronto FC II Jason Bent[39] Promotion January 26, 2018 Laurent Guyot January 26, 2018[39]
Seattle Sounders FC 2 Ezra Hendrickson[40] Resigned January 30, 2018 John Hutchinson January 30, 2018[40]
Tampa Bay Rowdies Stuart Campbell[41] Resigned May 17, 2018 Neill Collins May 18, 2018[42]
Toronto FC II Laurent Guyot[43] Mutual separation June 1, 2018 Michael Rabasca June 4, 2018[44]
Phoenix Rising FC Patrice Carteron[45] Left to manage Al Ahly SC June 12, 2018 Rick Schantz (Interim) June 12, 2018[46]
Tulsa Roughnecks FC David Vaudreuil Fired June 25, 2018 Michael Nsien (Interim)[47] June 25, 2018[48]
Richmond Kickers Leigh Cowlishaw[49] Resigned June 26, 2018 David Bulow June 27, 2018[50]
Louisville City FC James O'Connor[51] Left to manage Orlando City SC June 30, 2018 Player Coaches ‡ July 1, 2018
Louisville City FC Player Coaches ‡ Return to player duties August 2, 2018 John Hackworth August 2, 2018[52]
Real Monarchs Mark Briggs Resigned August 24, 2018 Jámison Olave (Interim) August 24, 2018[53]

Luke Spencer, Paolo DelPiccolo, & George Davis IV appointed joint interim head coaches.[54]

League table

Eastern Conference
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 FC Cincinnati (X) 34 23 8 3 72 34 +38 77 Conference Playoffs
2 Louisville City FC (C) 34 19 9 6 71 38 +33 66
3 Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC 34 15 14 5 47 26 +21 59
4 Charleston Battery 34 14 14 6 47 34 +13 56
5 New York Red Bulls II 34 13 13 8 71 59 +12 52
6 Bethlehem Steel FC 34 14 8 12 56 41 +15 50
7 Indy Eleven 34 13 10 11 45 42 +3 49
8 Nashville SC 34 12 13 9 42 31 +11 49
9 North Carolina FC 34 13 8 13 60 50 +10 47
10 Ottawa Fury 34 13 6 15 31 43 12 45
11 Charlotte Independence 34 10 12 12 44 57 13 42
12 Tampa Bay Rowdies 34 11 8 15 44 44 0 41
13 Penn FC 34 9 10 15 38 47 9 37
14 Atlanta United 2 34 7 10 17 37 72 35 31
15 Richmond Kickers 34 6 4 24 30 80 50 22
16 Toronto FC II 34 4 6 24 42 77 35 18
Source: 2018 USL standings
Rules for classification: 1) total wins; 2) total goal differential; 3) total goals scored; 4) points earned against top four Conference finishers; 5) disciplinary points; 6) coin toss or drawing of lots
(C) Champion; (X) Regular Season League Champion.
Western Conference
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Orange County SC 34 20 6 8 70 40 +30 66 Conference Playoffs
2 Sacramento Republic 34 19 8 7 47 32 +15 65
3 Phoenix Rising FC 34 19 6 9 63 38 +25 63
4 Real Monarchs 34 19 3 12 55 47 +8 60
5 Reno 1868 FC 34 16 11 7 56 38 +18 59
6 Portland Timbers 2 34 17 4 13 58 49 +9 55
7 Swope Park Rangers 34 15 8 11 52 53 1 53
8 Saint Louis FC 34 14 11 9 44 38 +6 53
9 San Antonio FC 34 14 8 12 45 48 3 50
10 OKC Energy FC 34 12 7 15 43 46 3 43
11 Colorado Springs Switchbacks 34 11 6 17 36 39 3 39
12 Fresno FC 34 9 12 13 44 38 +6 39
13 Rio Grande Valley Toros 34 8 14 12 36 42 6 38
14 LA Galaxy II 34 10 7 17 60 67 7 37
15 Las Vegas Lights FC 34 8 7 19 50 74 24 31
16 Seattle Sounders FC 2 34 6 7 21 40 71 31 25
17 Tulsa Roughnecks 34 3 12 19 36 77 41 21
Source: 2018 USL standings
Rules for classification: 1) total wins; 2) total goal differential; 3) total goals scored; 4) points earned against top four Conference finishers; 5) disciplinary points; 6) coin toss or drawing of lots

Results table

Color Key: Home   Away   Neutral   Win   Loss   Draw
ClubMatch
12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
Atlanta United 2
(ATL)
NYRCLTPENLOUCHSPGHCINOTTTORLOUNCATBRINDCLTNSHNYRBSTRICNSHBSTOTTCHSCININDTORPENTBRNCANSHLOUTBRCHSPGHRIC
3–12–21–11–10–30–12–40–25–41–20–40–00–21–10–31–62–11–10–11–41–10–11–51–12–12–10–11–60–21–41–12–11–13–2
Bethlehem Steel FC
(BST)
RICTBRNSHCHSCINLOURICCHSNYRINDOTTNCALOUCINNYRCLTPENATLNCANYRINDATLRICCLTPGHTOROTTNSHPENPGHTOROTTINDTBR
4–10–20–11–11–11–33–11–23–02–10–12–10–02–22–24–12–31–21–11–20–14–13–03–01–22–02–02–11–31–44–00–01–11–0
Charleston Battery
(CHS)
CINPENNYRBSTPENATLTBRCLTBSTOTTNSHINDRICCLTPGHTORNCAINDLOUPGHRICNCATBRATLCINNYRLOUTBRCLTNSHNCATORATLOTT
0–11–02–51–11–13–01–02–02–10–01–13–30–21–10–04–01–12–12–11–03–00–00–01–00–34–42–21–01–11–12–01–21–22–0
Charlotte Independence
(CLT)
OTTTORATLNSHNCAINDCHSCINTORRICOTTNYRATLCHSRICTBRBSTINDNSHCINLOUPENBSTPGHLOUNCANSHRICCHSNYRPGHPENTBRNCA
4–12–02–20–20–20–00–24–12–13–11–02–41–11–11–12–21–41–21–00–21–41–10–30–00–32–61–02–11–11–12–22–22–11–3
FC Cincinnati
(CIN)
CHSINDLOUBSTPGHOTTINDATLCLTNCALOUNYRNCABSTRICTOROTTNSHTBRCLTNYRNSHPENCHSATLTBRPGHLOUTORPENRICINDPGHNSH
1–01–00–11–12–23–03–24–21–44–10–22–12–02–24–03–32–00–02–02–02–11–11–03–05–12–12–11–04–32–14–13–00–03–3
Colorado Springs Switchbacks
(COS)
LAGPORSTLSPRRGVRNOSACSEAOCORNOLVLOKCSTLLVLSPRPORFRSSANOCOOKCSACTULSANRGVOKCTULPHXSLCLAGRGVPHXSLCFRSSEA
2–00–10–10–12–14–01–20–00–10–01–00–13–01–40–14–11–01–10–11–10–14–20–10–12–01–20–41–01–31–11–22–00–32–2
Fresno FC
(FRS)
LVLLAGSEAOKCSTLTULSANPHXSANRGVSLCOCOSEARNOSACSPRCOSSLCSACPORPHXOKCTULSACLAGSTLLVLRNOSPROCOPORRGVCOSSLC
2–31–11–02–11–12–20–01–11–22–20–10–34–01–10–14–10–10–12–04–24–00–01–10–11–21–02–21–10–10–12–21–23–00–1
Indy Eleven
(IND)
RICCINNCANSHCLTCINLOUPGHBSTNYRCHSATLTORNSHPENOTTCLTCHSTBRBSTLOUNCAOTTTORATLPGHRICNYRPENPGHTBRCINBSTLOU
1–00–11–02–10–02–31–00–01–21–43–32–03–12–01–10–12–11–21–31–02–23–20–03–21–12–21–13–00–12–32–00–31–10–1
Las Vegas Lights
(LVL)
FRSRNOSPRSACSANSLCTULCOSSLCLAGCOSPHXSEASPRTULSTLOKCRGVPORSEARGVSTLOCOPHXFRSRNOLAGPORRNOOCOOKCSANPHXSAC
3–21–12–11–11–30–01–10–10–22–74–10–44–12–32–21–04–60–22–10–31–01–41–30–22–21–21–21–23–33–50–11–35–20–1
LA Galaxy II
(LAG)
COSFRSSANOCOPHXSTLNYRPHXSTLPORRGVLVLTULOCOOKCTULSEAOCORNOPORSPRSANFRSSACRGVSLCCOSLVLOKCRNOSLCSEASACSPR
0–21–10–00–30–10–11–13–46–33–71–17–21–00–10–10–25–33–01–43–41–11–22–14–11–10–43–12–11–30–16–12–21–21–5
Louisville City FC
(LOU)
NSHTBRCINRICATLBSTINDNSHATLCINBSTPENNCAPGHNYRTBRCHSCLTOTTINDNYRNSHCLTRICTORCHSCINPGHPENOTTATLTORNCAIND
2–01–01–02–11–13–10–10–22–12–00–03–32–20–13–32–11–24–13–02–26–40–03–06–01–42–20–12–23–04–04–13–12–11–0
Nashville SC
(NSH)
LOUPGHBSTCLTINDPENNYRLOUCHSPGHPENTBRNCAINDATLCINCLTOTTATLTORCINOTTLOUBSTRICCLTNCATBRCHSATLNYRRICTORCIN
0–20–01–02–01–20–01–12–01–11–03–11–11–00–23–00–00–10–21–00–21–12–00–01–24–00–13–31–21–12–01–13–02–23–3
New York Red Bulls II
(NYR)
TORATLCHSRICTBRLAGTOROTTNSHBSTINDCINCLTPGHBSTOTTLOUATLRICBSTCINTBRPENLOUNCACHSOTTINDTORCLTNSHNCAPENPGH
2–11–35–21–14–01–10–00–01–10–34–11–24–20–32–20–33–36–15–12–11–22–22–14–62–24–41–00–33–31–11–12–13–12–1
North Carolina FC
(NCA)
TBRRICINDCLTTOROTTPENCINATLBSTCINOTTNSHLOURICPGHCHSBSTTORPGHCHSTBRINDNYRCLTTBRNSHPENATLCHSRICNYRLOUCLT
1–31–20–12–00–01–13–01–44–01–20–24–20–12–23–10–21–11–13–12–10–02–02–32–26–20–33–31–06–10–23–21–21–23–1
Oklahoma City Energy
(OKC)
TULPHXOCOFRSPORSTLRNOSPRPHXCOSTULRNOSEAPORRGVLAGSANCOSLVLSACFRSSANCOSTULSLCRGVSEASPROCOLAGSACLVLSLCSTL
1–01–40–11–20–30–10–20–10–31–01–11–21–22–13–11–01–11–16–41–10–01–20–23–03–24–23–00–12–33–10–01–01–20–0
Orange County SC
(OCO)
PHXSACOKCTULLAGSANRGVCOSSLCSTLFRSSACLAGRNOTULPHXCOSLAGSANSPRSTLPORSPRPHXLVLPORRGVSEAOKCFRSSLCLVLSEARNO
1–10–11–05–03–03–00–21–01–21–13–00–11–02–26–10–11–00–33–04–02–22–22–14–33–13–20–21–13–21–05–25–32–11–3
Ottawa Fury FC
(OTT)
CLTTBRPGHNCACINNYRPENATLCHSBSTTORCLTNCANYRCININDPGHPENNSHLOUTBRATLNSHRICINDBSTPENNYRTORRICLOUTORBSTCHS
1–40–50–11–10–30–01–02–00–01–03–00–12–43–00–21–00–12–12–00–32–01–10–22–00–00–20–20–14–32–00–41–00–00–2
Penn FC
(PEN)
CHSPGHATLCHSNSHNCATBROTTTORPGHNSHTORRICLOUTBRINDBSTRICOTTCLTNYRCINRICOTTBSTATLINDNCALOUCINPGHCLTNYRTOR
0–10–01–11–10–00–33–00–11–00–01–33–22–13–32–11–13–21–21–21–11–20–12–32–03–11–21–00–10–31–20–22–21–30–0
Phoenix Rising FC
(PHX)
OCOOKCRNOSLCLAGSPRFRSLAGOKCTULSACSPRSTLSACLVLTULRGVOCOFRSSEASLCPOROCOLVLSANCOSRGVSANSEACOSSTLRNOLVLPOR
1–14–11–00–11–02–21–14–33–05–11–30–13–10–04–03–00–01–00–41–01–44–13–42–04–04–01–02–31–02–12–00–02–50–1
Pittsburgh Riverhounds
(PGH)
NSHPENTOROTTCINATLTORINDTBRPENNSHRICNYRCHSLOUNCAOTTCHSNCARICTORBSTCLTTBRINDCINBSTLOUINDPENCLTCINATLNYR
0–00–04–01–02–21–02–10–02–20–00–12–13–00–01–02–01–00–11–23–01–02–10–01–12–21–24–12–23–22–02–20–01–11–2
Portland Timbers 2
(POR)
SEACOSSLCTULOKCRGVRNOSACSTLSEALAGSLCSANRGVOKCCOSRNOFRSSPRLVLLAGOCOPHXSPRSANSEAOCOSTLTULLVLFRSSACRNOPHX
1–21–02–40–03–03–21–22–00–01–07–31–01–21–01–21–40–12–42–11–24–32–21–42–02–14–12–31–04–02–12–20–10–21–0
Real Monarchs
(SLC)
TULPORPHXSEATBRLVLOCOSPRFRSLVLPORSACRGVSPRSTLFRSRNOSACSEASANPHXRNOOKCTULLAGCOSSANRGVSTLOCOLAGCOSOKCFRS
3–24–21–03–10–20–02–14–11–02–00–11–02–02–31–01–00–30–02–02–44–12–12–33–24–00–11–21–21–12–51–60–22–11–0
Reno 1868 FC
(RNO)
SPRLVLPHXCOSPOROKCRGVCOSTULSACSEASANOKCFRSOCOSANPORSLCSEALAGSTLSLCSPRSACLVLFRSSTLLAGLVLRGVTULPORPHXOCO
3–41–10–10–42–12–00–00–01–13–21–12–12–11–12–22–01–03–02–14–11–21–23–31–22–11–10–11–03–34–02–02–00–03–1
Rio Grande Valley Toros
(RGV)
STLSACCOSSEAPOROCORNOFRSSANSPRLAGSLCPOROKCPHXSTLTULLVLSPRCOSLVLSACOKCLAGOCOSANPHXSLCCOSSEARNOFRSTULSAN
1–12–21–22–32–32–00–02–20–00–01–10–20–11–30–00–01–12–00–01–00–11–22–41–12–01–30–12–11–13–00–42–12–11–1
Richmond Kickers
(RIC)
BSTINDNCANYRLOUTORBSTTBRCLTPGHCHSPENCINCLTNCAPENNYRATLCHSPGHBSTTOROTTPENLOUNSHINDCLTOTTTBRCINNCANSHATL
1–40–12–11–11–22–11–31–01–31–22–01–20–41–11–32–11–51–10–30–30–30–10–23–20–60–41–11–20–20–31–42–30–32–3
Sacramento Republic
(SAC)
SANOCORGVSEALVLCOSTULPORSEARNOPHXSLCOCOPHXFRSSANSTLFRSSLCSPRCOSOKCFRSRGVSTLLAGRNOSEATULOKCPORSPRLAGLVL
2–11–02–21–01–12–11–10–22–12–33–10–11–00–01–00–12–20–20–03–11–01–11–02–11–21–42–13–04–10–01–03–12–11–0
San Antonio FC
(SAN)
SACSTLLAGSPROCOFRSLVLFRSRGVTULRNOPORSACRNOCOSOKCOCOSLCCOSOKCLAGSEAPORPHXSPRRGVSLCPHXTULSPRSTLSEALVLRGV
1–22–10–01–10–30–03–12–10–01–11–22–11–00–21–11–10–34–21–02–12–12–31–20–41–23–12–13–21–20–20–23–13–11–1
Saint Louis FC
(STL)
RGVSANCOSFRSLAGOKCSPRPORLAGOCOCOSPHXSPRTULSLCSACRGVLVLOCORNOSEALVLSACFRSTULSEAPORRNOSLCSPRSANPHXTULOKC
1–11–21–01–11–01–01–10–03–61–10–31–32–03–00–12–20–00–12–22–12–04–12–10–13–21–10–11–01–14–32–00–21–00–0
Seattle Sounders FC 2
(SEA)
PORSPRFRSSACSLCRGVCOSSACPORRNOFRSOKCLVLLAGSPRRNOSLCPHXLVLSTLSANPOROKCSTLOCOTULSACPHXRGVSANLAGOCOCOSTUL
2–12–40–10–11–33–20–01–20–11–10–42–11–43–50–21–20–20–13–00–23–21–40–31–11–14–40–30–10–31–32–21–22–24–1
Swope Park Rangers
(SPR)
RNOSEALVLCOSSANPHXSTLOKCSLCRGVPHXSTLCOSSLCFRSLVLSEASACPOROCORGVLAGOCOPORRNOSANTULOKCFRSSTLSANTULSACLAG
4–34–21–21–01–12–21–11–01–40–01–00–21–03–21–43–22–01–31–20–40–01–11–20–23–32–12–11–01–03–42–01–11–35–1
Tampa Bay Rowdies
(TBR)
NCABSTLOUOTTNYRSLCCHSPENRICPGHTORATLNSHPENCLTTORLOUCININDNYROTTCHSNCAPGHCINNCACHSATLNSHRICINDATLCLTBST
3–12–00–15–00–42–00–10–30–12–24–20–01–11–22–23–11–20–23–12–20–20–00–21–11–23–00–11–02–13–00–21–11–20–1
Toronto FC II
(TOR)
NYRCLTPGHNCARICNYRPGHPENATLCLTTBROTTPENINDCINCHSTBRNCANSHPGHRICBSTINDLOUATLOTTNYRCINBSTOTTCHSLOUNSHPEN
1–20–20–40–01–20–01–20–14–51–22–40–32–31–33–30–41–31–32–00–11–00–22–34–11–23–43–33–40–40–12–11–32–20–0
Tulsa Roughnecks
(TUL)
OKCSLCOCOPORFRSSACLVLRNOPHXSANOKCLAGSTLPHXOCOLAGLVLRGVCOSFREOKCCOSSLCSTLSPRSEAPORSANSACSPRRNORGVSTLSEA
0–12–30–50–02–21–11–11–11–51–11–10–10–30–31–62–02–21–12–41–10–32–12–32–31–24–40–42–11–41–10–21–20–11–4

[55]

Playoffs

 
First RoundConference Semi-FinalsConference FinalsUSL Championship
 
              
 
October 20 – Nippert Stadium
 
 
#1 FC Cincinnati (a.e.t.) 1 (6)
 
October 27 – Nippert Stadium
 
#8 Nashville SC 1 (5)
 
#1 FC Cincinnati 0
 
October 20 – MUSC Health Stadium
 
#5 New York Red Bulls II 1
 
#4 Charleston Battery 0
 
November 2 – Louisville Slugger Field
 
#5 New York Red Bulls II 1
 
#5 New York Red Bulls II1
 
October 20 – Highmark Stadium
 
#2 Louisville City FC5
 
#3 Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC 2 (7)
 
October 27 – Louisville Slugger Field
 
#6 Bethlehem Steel FC 2 (8)
 
#6 Bethlehem Steel FC0
 
October 20 – Louisville Slugger Field
 
#2 Louisville City FC 2
 
#2 Louisville City FC 4
 
November 8 – Lynn Stadium (ESPN2)
 
#7 Indy Eleven 1
 
#2 Louisville City FC 1
 
October 20 – Championship Soccer Stadium
 
#3 Phoenix Rising FC0
 
#1 Orange County SC4
 
October 27 – Championship Soccer Stadium
 
#8 Saint Louis FC 0
 
#1 Orange County SC 1
 
October 20 – Zions Bank Stadium
 
#5 Reno 1868 FC 0
 
#4 Real Monarchs 0
 
November 3 – Championship Soccer Stadium
 
#5 Reno 1868 FC 1
 
#1 Orange County SC1
 
October 19 – PRFC Soccer Complex
 
#3 Phoenix Rising FC2
 
#3 Phoenix Rising FC 3
 
October 26 – PRFC Soccer Complex
 
#6 Portland Timbers 2 0
 
#3 Phoenix Rising FC4
 
October 20 – Papa Murphy's Park
 
#7 Swope Park Rangers 2
 
#2 Sacramento Republic FC 1
 
 
#7 Swope Park Rangers 2
 

Eastern Conference

Western Conference

USL Championship

Championship Game MVP: Luke Spencer (LOU)

Attendance

Average home attendances

Ranked from highest to lowest average attendance.

Team GP Total High Low Average
FC Cincinnati17437,19731,47822,40725,717
Sacramento Republic FC17192,29311,5699,75711,311
Indy Eleven17172,77617,5358,07910,163
Nashville SC17162,64018,9227,4879,561
Louisville City FC17134,1539,6846,0097,891
Las Vegas Lights FC17123,5299,0196,8107,256
San Antonio FC17117,9697,9466,0906,939
Phoenix Rising FC17108,4757,3815,0176,381
Tampa Bay Rowdies1794,3997,3685,0595,553
Reno 1868 FC1786,1287,1033,2245,066
Fresno FC1782,8107,7693,7184,871
Ottawa Fury FC1780,7788,0842,7814,752
North Carolina FC1780,4149,5053,1694,730
Rio Grande Valley FC1779,0497,8464,1024,650
Oklahoma City Energy FC1773,0716,7572,5744,298
Richmond Kickers1767,5945,8601,5193,976
Saint Louis FC1772,6156,0193,6834,271
Seattle Sounders FC 21757,2856,0492,0903,370
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC1767,6745,0002,5343,295
Orange County SC1752,6183,7422,2363,095
Tulsa Roughnecks FC1752,0995,2032,3113,065
Charleston Battery1748,8244,6592,5972,872
Atlanta United 21744,1585,6151,9232,598
Pittsburgh Riverhounds1843,2123,1231,8232,401
Penn FC1736,4982,9098522,147
Portland Timbers 21734,2565,8571,5482,015
Bethlehem Steel FC1739,8983,2841,4182,347
Real Monarchs1729,4324,0651,0891,731
Charlotte Independence1829,8583,3129821,659
LA Galaxy II1717,8181,2368581,048
Toronto FC II1512,1434,10050810
Swope Park Rangers1714,9781,134737881
New York Red Bulls II1710,9461,592498812
Total5612,756,75931,478504,923

Two Toronto FC II home matches were moved to Highmark Stadium and Sportsplex at Matthews due to unplayable field conditions.

Updated to games of October 14, 2018.
Sources: USL Soccer Stadium Digest

Statistical leaders

League Awards

Individual Awards

All-League Teams

First Team

F: Thomas Enevoldsen (OCO), Cameron Lancaster (LOU), Daniel Rios (NCA)
M: Tah Anunga (CHS), Solomon Asante (PHX), Emmanuel Ledesma (CIN), Aodhan Quinn (OCO)
D: Paco Craig (LOU), Joe Greenspan (PIT), Forrest Lasso (CIN)
G: Maxime Crépeau (OTT)

Second Team

F: Hadji Barry (SPR), Ataulla Guerra (CHS), Cameron Iwasa (SAC)
M: Kyle Bekker (NCA), Corben Bone (CIN), Kenardo Forbes (PIT), Lebo Moloto (NSH)
D: Ayoze (IND), Darnell King (SAN), Denso Ulysse (SEA)
G: Josh Cohen (SAC)

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Month USL Player of the Month USL Coach of the Month References
Player Club Position Player Club
March Kharlton Belmar Swope Park Rangers Forward Isidro Sánchez Las Vegas Lights FC
April Cameron Lancaster Louisville City FC Forward James O'Connor Louisville City FC
May Maxime Crépeau Ottawa Fury FC Goalkeeper Nikola Popovic Ottawa Fury FC
June Emmanuel Ledesma FC Cincinnati Midfielder Rick Schantz Phoenix Rising FC
July Ataulla Guerra Charleston Battery Forward Mike Anhaeuser Charleston Battery
August Cameron Lancaster Louisville City FC Forward Brendan Burke Bethlehem Steel FC
September Emmanuel Ledesma FC Cincinnati Midfielder Alan Koch FC Cincinnati
October Cameron Lancaster Louisville City FC Forward John Wolyniec New York Red Bulls II
USL Player of the Week
Week Player Club Position Reason
1 Kharlton Belmar Swope Park Rangers Forward 2G 2A GWG
2 Chris Cortez Phoenix Rising FC Forward Hat Trick vs OKC Energy
3 Thomas Enevoldsen Orange County SC Forward Hat Trick vs Tulsa
4 Neco Brett Pittsburgh Riverhounds Forward Hat Trick vs Toronto FC II
5 Soony Saad Indy Eleven Midfielder 2G vs Nashville
6 Danny Musovski Reno 1868 FC Forward GWG vs Portland
7 Kyle Bekker North Carolina FC Midfielder 1G 2A
8 Tom Heinemann Penn FC Forward 2G
9 Efrain Alvarez LA Galaxy II Midfielder Hat Trick vs St. Louis
10 Emmanuel Ledesma FC Cincinnati Midfielder 1G 3A
11 Ethan Zubak LA Galaxy II Forward 4G vs Las Vegas
12 Brandon Allen Nashville SC Forward 2G 1A
13 Joey Calistri Saint Louis FC Midfielder 2G 1A
14 Jason Johnson Phoenix Rising FC Forward 3G
15 Adonijah Reid Ottawa Fury FC Forward Hat Trick vs NY Red Bulls II
16 Carl Woszczynski Phoenix Rising FC Goalkeeper 7-Save SO
17 Brian Brown Reno 1868 FC Forward 3G
18 Cameron Iwasa Sacramento Republic Forward 2G 1A
19 Junior Flemmings Tampa Bay Rowdies Midfielder 1G 2A
20 Nico Rittmeyer Charleston Battery Midfielder 2G
21 Neco Brett Pittsburgh Riverhounds Forward 3G
22 Cameron Lancaster Louisville City FC Forward Hat Trick vs NY Red Bulls II
23 Michael Seaton Orange County SC Forward 2G 1A
24 Tom Barlow New York Red Bulls II Forward Hat Trick vs Charleston
25 Sebastián Guenzatti Tampa Bay Rowdies Forward Hat Trick vs North Carolina
26 Jesus Ferreira Tulsa Roughnecks Forward Hat Trick vs Seattle
27 Tsubasa Endoh Toronto FC II Midfielder Hat Trick vs Cincinnati
28 Donovan Ewolo North Carolina FC Forward 4G vs Atlanta
29 Kyle Bekker North Carolina FC Midfielder 2G 1A
30 Romario Williams Atlanta United 2 Forward 2G
31 Cameron Lancaster Louisville City FC Forward 3G

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