Western Conference (USL Championship)

The Western Conference is one of two conferences in USL Championship soccer.[1]

Western Conference
LeagueUSL Championship
SportSoccer
FoundedJanuary 21, 2015
Teams
No. of teams18
Championships
Most recent Western Conference champion(s)Real Monarchs SLC
(1st title)
Most Western Conference titlesSwope Park Rangers
(2 titles)

Current standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Phoenix Rising FC (X) 34 24 6 4 89 36 +53 78 Conference Quarterfinals
2 Reno 1868 FC 34 18 6 10 72 51 +21 60
3 Fresno FC 34 16 9 9 58 44 +14 57
4 Real Monarchs (C) 34 16 8 10 71 53 +18 56
5 Orange County SC 34 15 9 10 54 43 +11 54
6 El Paso Locomotive FC 34 13 11 10 42 36 +6 50
7 Sacramento Republic 34 14 6 14 50 43 +7 48 Play-In Round
8 Austin Bold FC 34 13 9 12 53 52 +1 48
9 LA Galaxy II 34 12 12 10 59 62 3 48
10 New Mexico United 34 11 13 10 59 57 +2 46
11 San Antonio FC 34 12 9 13 62 57 +5 45
12 Rio Grande Valley Toros 34 11 8 15 50 58 8 41
13 Las Vegas Lights FC 34 11 8 15 46 56 10 41
14 Portland Timbers 2 34 10 8 16 65 71 6 38
15 OKC Energy FC 34 9 11 14 45 58 13 38
16 Tulsa Roughnecks 34 8 10 16 45 69 24 34
17 Tacoma Defiance 34 8 7 19 42 82 40 31
18 Colorado Springs Switchbacks 34 7 6 21 31 65 34 27
Source: USL Championship 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.

Members

Current

Club City Stadium
Austin Bold FC Elroy, Texas Bold Stadium
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC Colorado Springs, Colorado Weidner Field
El Paso Locomotive FC El Paso, Texas Southwest University Park
Fresno FC Fresno, California Chukchansi Park
Las Vegas Lights FC Las Vegas, Nevada Cashman Field
LA Galaxy II Carson, California StubHub Center Track Stadium
New Mexico United Albuquerque, New Mexico Isotopes Park
OKC Energy FC Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Taft Stadium
Orange County SC Irvine, California Champion Stadium
Phoenix Rising FC Scottsdale, Arizona Casino Arizona Field
Portland Timbers 2 Portland, Oregon Providence Park
Real Monarchs SLC Herriman, Utah Zions Bank Stadium
Reno 1868 FC Reno, Nevada Greater Nevada Field[2][lower-roman 1][lower-roman 2]
Rio Grande Valley FC Toros Edinburg, Texas H-E-B Park
Sacramento Republic FC Sacramento, California Papa Murphy's Park
San Antonio FC San Antonio, Texas Toyota Field
Tacoma Defiance Tacoma, Washington Cheney Stadium [lower-roman 1][lower-roman 2]
Tulsa Roughnecks FC Tulsa, Oklahoma ONEOK Field [lower-roman 2][lower-roman 1]

Notes

  1. Shared facility; not a soccer-specific stadium
  2. Baseball park
Locations of announced teams for the 2019 USL Championship season
MLS-owned club; MLS-affiliated club; no MLS affiliation

Conference Lineups

Clubs timeline

Conference Member   Club moved to Eastern Conference   Club moved to USL League Two   Former clubs

2015

Lineup for 2015

2016

Lineup for 2016

Changes from 2015

2017

Lineup for 2017

Changes from 2016

2018

Lineup for 2018

Changes from 2017

2019

Lineup for 2019

Changes from 2018

Western Conference Playoff champions by year

Bold USL Champions
Season Champions Score Runners Up
2015 LA Galaxy II 2–1 OKC Energy FC
2016 Swope Park Rangers 3–0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2
2017 Swope Park Rangers 0–0 (7–6 PK) OKC Energy FC
2018 Phoenix Rising FC 2–1 Orange County SC
2019 Real Monarchs SLC 2–1 (AET) El Paso Locomotive FC

Western Conference regular season champions by year

Bold USL Regular Season Champions
Season Team Record Playoffs result
2015 Orange County Blues 14–9–5 (+4) Lost Conference Semifinals
2016 Sacramento Republic FC 14–10–6 (+16) Lost Conference Quarterfinals
2017 Real Monarchs SLC 20–5–7 (+28) Lost Conference Quarterfinals
2018 Orange County SC 20–8–6 (+30) Lost Conference Final
2019 Phoenix Rising FC 24–4–6 (+53) Lost Conference Semifinals

See also

References

  1. "Expanded USL Unveils 2015 Format". United Soccer League (USL). January 21, 2015. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  2. Kevin Reichard (July 28, 2015). "Aces Look To Add Pro Soccer In 2017". Ballpark Digest.
  3. "2016 USL Alignment and Format Announced". United Soccer League (USL). January 20, 2016. Retrieved January 20, 2016.
  4. "USL Announces 2017 Conference Alignment". www.uslsoccer.com. United Soccer League (USL). January 9, 2017. Retrieved November 4, 2017.
  5. "USL Championship Unveils 2019 Conference Alignment". United Soccer League (USL). December 13, 2018. Retrieved December 13, 2018.
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