R Team P W D L +/- Pts
1 Phoenix Rising FC 24 17 5 2 41 56
2 New York Red Bulls B 27 16 5 6 28 53
3 Tampa Bay Rowdies 25 14 7 4 26 49
4 Nashville 26 14 6 6 24 48
5 Fresno FC 24 13 8 3 17 47
6 North Carolina 26 13 7 6 23 46
7 Indy Eleven 22 14 4 4 18 46
8 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 24 12 8 4 16 44
9 Reno 1868 FC 25 13 5 7 12 44
10 Louisville City FC 25 12 6 7 8 42
11 Ottawa Fury 23 10 9 4 13 39
12 OKC Energy FC 26 9 9 8 1 36
13 Austin Bold 25 10 6 9 -2 36
14 Real Monarchs 23 10 5 8 8 35
15 Birmingham Legion 25 10 5 10 -8 35
16 San Antonio 25 9 7 9 9 34
17 Sacramento Republic FC 24 10 4 10 7 34
18 New Mexico United 25 8 10 7 1 34
19 Orange County Blues FC 25 8 9 8 4 33
20 Los Angeles Galaxy II 25 8 9 8 -7 33
21 Portland Timbers Reserve 25 8 8 9 2 32
22 El Paso Locomotive FC 24 8 8 8 0 32
23 Charleston Battery 23 7 9 7 -4 30
24 Las Vegas Lights 24 8 6 10 -5 30
25 Rio Grande Valley 25 7 7 11 -5 28
26 Saint Louis FC 25 6 8 11 -6 26
27 Charlotte Independence 26 5 10 11 -12 25
28 Bethlehem Steel 24 6 5 13 -15 23
29 Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC 26 6 4 16 -25 22
30 Loudoun United 22 5 5 12 -10 20
31 Atlanta United FC II 24 5 5 14 -30 20
32 Memphis 901 24 4 7 13 -17 19
33 Tulsa Roughneck 24 4 7 13 -23 19
34 Hartford Athletic 26 5 4 17 -31 19
35 Tacoma Defiance 23 4 5 14 -35 17
36 Swope Park Rangers 23 3 6 14 -26 15
37 Kaw Valley 2 2 0 0 3 6

USL First Division

Unlike most other nations, there is no system of merit-based promotion and relegation in the American and Canadian pyramids, meaning that the champions of USL-1 could not move up to Major League Soccer and, similarly, the worst teams in MLS were not in danger of being demoted to USL-1. However, some USL-1 teams had in the past chosen to take voluntary relegation to a lower level of the USL system, often to reduce operating costs, while teams had also decided to move up to USL-1 after finding success at the lower levels. The top seven teams advanced to the playoff tournament, with the Commissioner’s Cup winner (regular season champion) receiving a bye into the semi-finals. Each round consisted of two legs, the lower seeded team hosting the first leg, and the higher seed hosting the second. Prior to 2009, the final was played as a single leg at the higher seeds stadium. After the first legs were completed, the lowest remaining seed played the Commissioners Cup winner, and the higher seeds played each other. The highest remaining seed hosted the penultimate game of the Finals. The playoffs started the week after the completion of the regular season, and typically ended in mid-October.
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