R Team P W D L +/- Pts
1 San Antonio 14 10 3 1 0 33
2 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 14 10 1 3 0 31
3 Reno 1868 FC 13 10 1 2 0 31
4 Tampa Bay Rowdies 14 9 3 2 0 30
5 Louisville City FC 14 9 2 3 0 29
6 Charleston Battery 13 8 3 2 0 27
7 El Paso Locomotive FC 13 8 3 2 0 27
8 Phoenix Rising FC 13 8 2 3 0 26
9 Sacramento Republic FC 13 7 5 1 0 26
10 Hartford Athletic 13 8 2 3 0 26
11 Birmingham Legion 14 7 4 3 0 25
12 Charlotte Independence 14 7 4 3 0 25
13 New Mexico United 13 7 2 4 0 23
14 Indy Eleven 14 7 2 5 0 23
15 San Diego loyalty 15 6 5 4 0 23
16 Saint Louis FC 14 6 4 4 0 22
17 Los Angeles Galaxy II 13 7 1 5 0 22
18 Orange County Blues FC 13 6 3 4 0 21
19 Austin Bold 13 4 6 3 0 18
20 Tulsa Roughneck 12 3 7 2 0 16
21 North Carolina 12 4 1 7 0 13
22 Sporting Kansas City(R) 14 4 1 9 0 13
23 New York Red Bulls B 13 4 0 9 0 12
24 Atlanta United FC II 15 3 3 9 0 12
25 Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC 13 2 5 6 0 11
26 Real Monarchs 13 3 1 9 0 10
27 Memphis 901 13 2 4 7 0 10
28 Miami FC 13 2 4 7 0 10
29 Las Vegas Lights 13 2 3 8 0 9
30 OKC Energy FC 13 1 6 6 0 9
31 Portland Timbers Reserve 14 3 0 11 0 9
32 Tacoma Defiance 13 2 2 9 0 8
33 Philadelphia Union II 12 2 2 8 0 8
34 Loudoun United 12 1 2 9 0 5
35 Rio Grande Valley 12 0 3 9 0 3

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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