2016 USL season

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United Soccer League
Season2016
Champions New York Red Bulls II
Regular Season Title New York Red Bulls II
Matches played435
Goals scored1,140 (2.62 per match)
Top goalscorer Sean Okoli (16)
Biggest home win STL 7–1 TUL
(June 11)
RGV 6–0 SEA
(August 13)
Biggest away win HAR 0–5 NYR
(August 2)
TUL 0–5 RGV
(August 18)
Highest scoring STL 7–1 TUL
(June 11)
Longest winning run7 games
New York Red Bulls II
(August 2 – September 7)
Longest unbeaten run17 games
Louisville City
(April 9 – July 17)
Longest losing run8 games
FC Montreal
(March 25 – May 21)
Highest attendance24,376
CIN 1–0 ORL
(September 17 – USL regular season record)
30,187
CIN 1–2 CHS
(October 2 – USL all-time and postseason record)
Lowest attendance58 at MON (date and opponent unknown)
Total attendance1,496,493
Average attendance3,439 [1]
2015
2017
All statistics correct as of September 25, 2016.

The 2016 USL season was the sixth season of the United Soccer League and the twenty-second season of USSF sanctioned Division III play organized by the United Soccer Leagues.

Contents

On August 6, 2015, the league announced that the season would consist of 30 games rather than 28 games played from 2013–2015. [2] This was the first increase in the number of games since the league went from 24 games per season in 2012 to 28 games in 2013.

The league expanded from 24 to 29 teams in 2016. [3] Six franchises were officially announced by the league: Swope Park Rangers, Orlando City B, [4] Rio Grande Valley FC, [5] FC Cincinnati, [6] Bethlehem Steel FC, [7] and San Antonio FC. [8] The Austin Aztex were on hiatus for the 2016 season, due to stadium availability issues, but planned to return in 2017 pending construction of a new, soccer-specific stadium. [9]

Teams

TeamLocationStadiumCapacityManagerKit SponsorMLS Affiliate/Partnership
Arizona United SC Peoria, Arizona Peoria Sports Complex 12,339 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Frank Yallop Food City
Bethlehem Steel FC Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Goodman Stadium 16,000 Flag of the United States.svg Brendan Burke Lehigh Valley Health Network Philadelphia Union
Charleston Battery Charleston, South Carolina MUSC Health Stadium 5,100 Flag of the United States.svg Michael Anhaeuser Teamphoria! Atlanta United FC
Charlotte Independence Charlotte, North Carolina Ramblewood Soccer Complex 4,300 Flag of the United States.svg Mike Jeffries OrthoCarolina Colorado Rapids
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC Colorado Springs, Colorado Switchbacks Stadium 3,500 Flag of the United States.svg Steve Trittschuh Penrose-St. Francis Health Services  
FC Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio Nippert Stadium 40,000 Flag of the United States.svg John Harkes Toyota  
FC Montreal Montreal Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard 3,500 Flag of France.svg Philippe Eullaffroy Montreal Impact
Harrisburg City Islanders Harrisburg, Pennsylvania FNB Field 6,187 Flag of the United States.svg Bill Becher Capital Blue Cross 
LA Galaxy II Carson, California StubHub Center Track and Field Stadium 2,000 Flag of the United States.svg Curt Onalfo Herbalife LA Galaxy
Louisville City FC Louisville, Kentucky Louisville Slugger Field 13,131 Flag of Ireland.svg James O'Connor Humana  
New York Red Bulls II Harrison, New Jersey Red Bull Arena 20,000 Flag of the United States.svg John Wolyniec Red Bull New York Red Bulls
Oklahoma City Energy FC Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Taft Stadium 7,500 Flag of Denmark.svg Jimmy Nielsen First Fidelity Bank FC Dallas
Orange County Blues FC Irvine, California Anteater Stadium 2,500 Flag of England.svg Barry Venison  
Orlando City B Melbourne, Florida Titan Soccer Complex 3,500 Flag of England.svg Anthony Pulis Orlando Health Orlando City SC
Pittsburgh Riverhounds Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Highmark Stadium 3,500 Flag of the United States.svg Dave Brandt Allegheny Health Network Columbus Crew SC
Portland Timbers 2 Portland, Oregon Merlo Field 4,892 Flag of the United States.svg Andrew Gregor Alaska Airlines Portland Timbers
Real Monarchs SLC Sandy, Utah Rio Tinto Stadium 20,213 Flag of the United States.svg Freddy Juarez LifeVantage Real Salt Lake
Richmond Kickers Richmond, Virginia City Stadium 22,000 Flag of England.svg Leigh Cowlishaw Woodfin Home Comfort Systems D.C. United
Rio Grande Valley FC Toros Edinburg, Texas H-E-B Park 9,400 Flag of Colombia.svg Wilmer Cabrera   Houston Dynamo
Rochester Rhinos Rochester, New York Sahlen's Stadium 13,768 Flag of the United States.svg Bob Lilley New England Revolution
Saint Louis FC Fenton, Missouri Soccer Park 5,500 Flag of the United States.svg Tim Leonard (interim)Electrical Connection, NECA/IBEW Local 1 Chicago Fire
Sacramento Republic FC Sacramento, California Bonney Field 11,569 Flag of England.svg Paul Buckle UC Davis Children's Hospital San Jose Earthquakes
San Antonio FC San Antonio, Texas Toyota Field 8,296 Flag of England.svg Darren Powell Toyota
Seattle Sounders FC 2 Tukwila, Washington Starfire Sports Complex 4,500 Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.svg Ezra Hendrickson Xbox Seattle Sounders FC
Swope Park Rangers Kansas City, Missouri Swope Soccer Village 3,557 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Marc Dos Santos Ivy Funds Sporting Kansas City
Toronto FC II Vaughan, Ontario Ontario Soccer Centre 3,500 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Jason Bent Toronto FC
Tulsa Roughnecks FC Tulsa, Oklahoma ONEOK Field 7,833 Flag of England.svg David Irving Oculto
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 Vancouver, British Columbia Thunderbird Stadium 3,500 Flag of South Africa.svg Alan Koch Bell Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Wilmington Hammerheads FC Wilmington, North Carolina Legion Stadium 6,000 Flag of England.svg Mark Briggs New Hanover Regional Medical Center New York City FC
  Affiliate
  Partnership

Other venues

The Real Monarchs played three home games at other sites while Rio Tinto Stadium was being resurfaced: Aces Ballpark in Reno, Nevada, Clyde Field at Utah Valley University and Ute Soccer Field at The University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

Rio Grande Valley FC Toros played their first three games at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Soccer Complex while their stadium was being completed.

The September 7 game between New York Red Bulls II and Harrisburg City Islanders was played at Pucillo Field at Millersville University in Millersville, Pennsylvania.

Relationships with MLS clubs

There are 11 USL teams owned and operated by MLS clubs and 9 USL-MLS affiliations among the 29 USL clubs. [10]

The two relationship types are treated the same by Major League Soccer. [11]

Managerial changes

TeamOutgoing managerManner of departureDate of vacancyIncoming managerDate of appointment
Pittsburgh Riverhounds Flag of the United States.svg Mark Steffens [12] [13] ReleasedMay 21, 2016 Flag of the United States.svg Dave Brandt May 22, 2016 [14] [15]
Saint Louis FC Flag of the United States.svg Dale Schilly [16] ReleasedAugust 15, 2016 Flag of the United States.svg Tim Leonard (interim)August 15, 2016 [17]
Orange County Blues Flag of Switzerland.svg Oliver Wyss Promoted to Front OfficeAugust 19, 2016 Flag of England.svg Barry Venison August 19, 2016 [18]

Player transfers

Competition format

The season started on March 25 and ended on September 25. The top eight finishers in each conference qualify for the playoffs. [19]

League table

Eastern Conference
PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1 New York Red Bulls II (C, X)3021636121+4069 Conference Playoffs
2 Louisville City FC 3017945227+2560
3 FC Cincinnati 3016864127+1456
4 Rochester Rhinos 30131253825+1351
5 Charlotte Independence 3014884829+1950
6 Charleston Battery 3013983833+548
7 Richmond Kickers 3012993326+745
8 Orlando City B 30981335491435
9 Wilmington Hammerheads FC 308101237471034
10 Harrisburg City Islanders 30871537541731
11 Bethlehem Steel FC 306101432431128
12 Toronto FC II 30751836582226
13 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 30671731501925
14 FC Montreal 30722135572223
Source: 2016 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
PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1 Sacramento Republic 30141064327+1652 Conference Playoffs
2 Rio Grande Valley Toros 3014974724+2351
3 Colorado Springs Switchbacks 3014793727+1049
4 Swope Park Rangers 30146104536+948
5 LA Galaxy II 30121175242+1047
6 Vancouver Whitecaps 2 3012994444045
7 Oklahoma City Energy 30101373230+243
8 Orange County Blues 30124143941240
9 Portland Timbers 2 30124143842440
10 San Antonio FC 30108123636038
11 Real Monarchs 301061431411036
12 Seattle Sounders 2 30981335501535
13 Arizona United 3097144046634
14 Saint Louis FC 30810124244234
15 Tulsa Roughnecks 30542125643919
Source: 2016 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


Home Away Win Loss Draw
ClubMatch
123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Arizona United SC
(AZU)
LAGSEASACCSSRMOPOROKCOCBCSSLAGOCBSTLRGVSACTULSPRSEARMOTULVANOCBSANSANVANRMOLAGSANPORRMOPOR
0–22–00–10–21–01–10–01–11–31–42–02–11–11–12–31–12–33–01–23–23–11–02–31–30–11–21–11–23–22–3
Bethlehem Steel FC
(BET)
MONCINNYRRICCHBLOUORLMONHARROCNYRCLTWILRICCINTORPITWILHARROCTORCLTPITMONLOUHARNYRCHBPITORL
1–01–20–42–10–00–02–22–11–32–20–11–01–10–00–12–32–03–00–11–12–32–21–22–30–12–20–21–21–10–2
Charleston Battery
(CHB)
CINORLWILCLTBETPITROCHARTORWILLOUPITORLHARTORRICLOUORLNYRCINCLTMONWILCLTRICROCMONBETRICNYR
1–00–02–12–30–01–12–33–22–01–00–22–11–21–01–02–01–10–03–21–11–11–31–11–01–11–21–22–12–11–2
Charlotte Independence
(CLT)
LOUHARCINCHBRICNYRMONWILROCORLTORBETRICHARORLWILNYRPITMONCHBBETWILORLCHBCINTORPITRICROCLOU
0–12–11–23–23–22–01–01–10–01–22–20–11–03–11–11–21–23–01–01–12–21–04–00–13–25–14–00–00–11–1
FC Cincinnati
(CIN)
CHBBETCLTLOUTORWILORLHARPITHARRICMONTORLOUBETROCSTLNYRLOUCHBMONRICROCNYRCLTSTLWILPITORLPIT
0–12–12–12–32–11–13–11–11–02–01–12–12–10–01–01–22–11–22–01–12–01–11–10–22–32–12–00–01–01–0
Colorado Springs Switchbacks
(CSS)
OKCAZUSEASANLAGOCBPORAZUOCBSTLLAGSANRMORMOPORSEASACSPRSTLVANPORRMOTULRGVOKCRGVLAGVANSEAOCB
2–12–00–11–02–33–01–03–11–12–00–01–20–11–01–11–21–01–11–21–11–10–01–00–22–01–23–02–02–10–4
Harrisburg City Islanders
(HAR)
RICCLTORLLOUORLROCCINCHBBETTORCINWILNYRCHBMONCLTPITRICTORPITBETROCNYRLOUTORPITBETNYRWILMON
1–31–21–02–32–11–21–12–33–12–10–22–30–10–12–31–30–00–32–42–11–01–10–51–11–01–12–21–41–13–1
LA Galaxy II
(LAG)
AZUSTLRMOOCBSANVANRGVCSSSACVANSEAAZUSACCSSTULTULOCBPORSANOCBPOROKCOCBSPRAZUCSSSACRGVSACRMO
2–03–03–31–11–12–22–03–20–23–41–14–12–20–02–22–02–14–13–20–23–40–00–21–22–10–31–11–01–13–1
Louisville City FC
(LOU)
CLTNYRORLCINHARPITBETTORSTLRICCHBORLWILROCTORCINMONCHBWILCINORLPITHARROCNYRBETMONRICSTLCLT
1–00–24–13–23–22–20–02–02–00–02–04–32–21–04–10–02–01–14–10–21–22–11–11–10–11–01–02–05–11–1
FC Montreal
(MON)
BETTORWILROCORLCLTBETNYRRICROCCINTORPITHARORLLOUNYRROCCLTCINRICPITCHBBETTORWILLOUCHBNYRHAR
0–11–20–21–20–10–11–20–12–10–21–21–11–23–21–30–22–41–30–10–21–24–13–13–24–32–20–12–10–41–3
New York Red Bulls II
(NYR)
TORLOUBETROCWILCLTPITRICMONPITBETHARORLWILROCMONCLTCINCHBRICHARORLLOUTORCINBETHARROCMONCHB
2–22–04–00–01–00–23–11–11–01–01–01–02–24–00–04–22–12–12–31–25–05–11–01–02–02–04–11–14–02–1
Oklahoma City Energy FC
(OKC)
CSSSTLSPRSEAAZUSANSANRMOTULRGVSPRVANRGVSANSPROCBTULSTLSACRGVLAGTULCSSTULSTLPORSEASPRVANSTL
1–22–21–01–10–01–11–03–12–00–33–11–10–00–02–02–13–00–00–10–00–02–00–21–01–10–42–20–31–22–2
Orange County Blues FC
(OCB)
VANSTLLAGSANPORSACCSSAZURMOCSSSEAAZURMOSANRGVLAGSACOKCSPRLAGTULAZUVANPORLAGSACSACRMORGVCSS
0–11–31–11–01–01–00–31–11–31–15–20–21–02–32–11–23–31–20–32–02–11–31–01–22–00–11–22–00–14–0
Orlando City B
(ORL)
WILCHBLOUHARPITHARMONCINBETROCCLTLOUCHBNYRMONCLTROCCHBWILLOUTORNYRCLTRICRICPITWILTORCINBET
1–20–01–40–12–11–21–01–32–22–12–13–42–12–23–11–10–00–02–22–12–11–50–41–10–10–20–31–20–12–0
Pittsburgh Riverhounds
(PIT)
ROCTORORLLOUCHBNYRCINTORNYRCHBRICMONROCHARBETRICHARCLTWILLOUMONBETROCWILHARORLCLTCINBETCIN
0–12–21–22–21–11–30–12–10–11–21–32–11–20–00–20–21–20–34–11–21–42–10–34–11–12–00–40–01–10–1
Portland Timbers 2
(POR)
SPRVANRGVSACOCBTULAZURMOCSSVANSEASPRSANSEAVANSTLCSSLAGSEACSSLAGOCBRMOSACSEAOKCRGVAZUVANAZU
1–21–30–21–00–12–01–13–10–11–31–02–11–11–22–10–11–11–40–11–14–32–11–20–41–24–01–02–12–03–2
Real Monarchs
(RMO)
STLLAGTULAZURGVSEAPORRGVOCBOKCVANVANSACSACOCBCSSCSSVANSACAZUSEACSSSPRPORAZUTULOCBSANAZULAG
1–03–31–00–10–10–01–31–13–11–32–21–00–11–20–11–00–11–23–20–31–40–01–02–11–01–10–22–02–31–3
Richmond Kickers
(RIC)
HARWILROCBETCLTTORWILTORNYRLOUMONCINPITCLTBETCHBHARPITTORNYRROCMONCINORLORLCHBLOUCLTCHBWIL
3–10–01–01–22–31–01–00–11–10–01–21–13–10–10–00–23–02–03–02–11–02–11–11–11–01–10–20–01–20–2
Rio Grande Valley Toros
(RGV)
TULPORSEARMOLAGSANRMOSPRSANSTLSANSPROKCSANAZUOCBOKCTULVANSACOKCSEATULCSSCSSSPRPORLAGOCBSAN
0–22–02–21–00–23–21–14–10–01–11–00–43–02–31–11–20–00–04–00–00–06–05–02–02–12–00–10–11–03–0
Rochester Rhinos
(ROC)
PITRICNYRMONHARCHBCLTORLBETMONTORLOUPITNYRCINORLMONTORBETHARRICWILLOUPITCINWILCHBNYRCLTTOR
1–00–10–02–12–13–20–01–22–22–01–20–12–10–02–10–03–11–11–11–10–12–01–13–01–12–22–11–11–01–0
Sacramento Republic FC
(SAC)
SEAAZUVANPORSTLOCBLAGSEASPRLAGRMORMORGVAZUSEARMOOCBCSSVANRGVOCBSANSTLPOROCBVANOCBLAGLAGTUL
1–01–00–00–10–10–12–02–01–12–21–02–13–21–12–12–33–30–11–20–01–01–14–34–01–00–02–11–11–14–0
Saint Louis FC
(STL)
RMOLAGOCBOKCTULSACSPRLOUTULVANRGVCSSTULAZUPORSPRSEACINTULCSSOKCSPRSACSPRSANOKCCINSANLOUOKC
0–10–33–12–20–01–03–00–25–21–11–10–27–11–21–00–11–11–20–22–10–01–13–41–10–21–11–23–11–52–2
San Antonio FC
(SAN)
SEASPRLAGOCBCSSTULRGVOKCOKCRGVRGVPORCSSOCBTULOKCVANLAGSPRSACAZUAZUSEASTLSPRAZUSTLRMOTULRGV
3–01–11–10–10–13–12–31–10–10–00–11–12–13–22–10–02–02–31–21–10–13–21–02–01–21–11–30–22–00–3
Seattle Sounders 2
(SEA)
SACAZUSANRGVCSSRMOOKCTULSACLAGPOROBCVANPORSPRSACSTLCSSAZUPORRMOVANRGVSANPORVANVANOKCCSSSPR
0–10–20–32–21–00–01–11–20–21–10–12–53–22–10–21–21–12–13–21–04–11–10–60–12–12–12–22–21–20–2
Swope Park Rangers KC
(SPR)
PORTULSANOKCVANSTLTULRGVSACPORRGVVANOKCSEASTLAZUOKCCSSOCBSANSTLRMOSTLLAGSANRGVTULOKCTULSEA
2–12–11–10–11–20–32–11–41–11–24–02–31–32–01–01–10–21–13–02–11–10–11–12–12–10–23–03–03–12–0
Toronto FC II
(TOR)
NYRMONPITCINRICLOURICCHBPITHARWILCLTROCMONCINLOUCHBWILBETHARROCRICBETORLHARNYRMONCLTORLROC
2–22–12–21–20–10–21–00–21–21–21–32–22–11–11–21–40–10–33–24–21–10–33–21–20–10–13–41–52–10–1
Tulsa Roughnecks FC
(TUL)
RGVSPRRMOSTLPORSANVANSEASPRSTLOKCSTLLAGLAGAZUSANRGVSTLOKCAZUOCBCSSRGVOKCOKCRMOSPRSANSPRSAC
2–01–20–10–00–21–32–32–11–22–50–21–72–20–23–21–20–02–00–32–11–20–10–50–20–11–10–30–21–30–4
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2
(VAN)
OCBPORSACLAGSPRTULLAGPORSTLRMORMOSEASPRPOROKCRMORGVSANSACCSSAZUSEAOCBAZUSACSEASEACSSPOROKC
1–03–10–02–22–13–24–33–11–12–20–12–33–21–21–12–10–40–22–11–12–31–10–13–10–01–22–20–20–22–1
Wilmington Hammerheads
(WIL)
ORLRICCHBMONNYRCINRICCLTCHBTORHARLOUBETNYRTORCLTBETLOUORLPITROCCLTCHBPITROCMONORLCINHARRIC
2–10–01–22–00–11–10–11–10–13–13–22–21–10–43–02–10–31–42–21–40–20–11–11–42–22–23–00–21–12–0

[20]

Playoffs

The team with the best record across both conferences earned the 2016 USL Regular Season title. The top eight teams in each conference advanced to the 2016 USL Playoffs, which were a single-elimination bracket crown two conference champions. The two conference champions advanced to the 2016 USL Championship. [19]

The playoffs took place over the course of four weeks. The fixed seed format concluded with the USL Championship, which was held at the venue of the conference champion with the best regular season record. [21]

 
First RoundConference Semi-FinalsConference FinalsUSL Championship
 
              
 
October 2 – Red Bull Arena
 
 
#1 New York Red Bulls II 4
 
October 7 – Red Bull Arena
 
#8 Orlando City B 0
 
#1 New York Red Bulls II (pen.)3 (5)
 
October 1 – Rochester Rhinos Stadium
 
#4 Rochester Rhinos 3 (4)
 
#4 Rochester Rhinos 3
 
October 16 - Red Bull Arena
 
#5 Charlotte Independence 1
 
#1 New York Red Bulls II (pen.)1 (4)
 
October 2 – Nippert Stadium
 
#2 Louisville City FC 1 (3)
 
#3 FC Cincinnati 1
 
October 8 – Louisville Slugger Field
 
#6 Charleston Battery 2
 
#6 Charleston Battery 0
 
October 2 – Louisville Slugger Field
 
#2 Louisville City FC 1
 
#2 Louisville City FC (a.e.t.)2
 
October 23 - Red Bull Arena
 
#7 Richmond Kickers 0
 
#1 New York Red Bulls II 5
 
October 1 – Bonney Field
 
#4 Swope Park Rangers 1
 
#1 Sacramento Republic FC 0 (4)
 
October 9 – Swope Soccer Village
 
#8 Orange County Blues FC (pen.)0 (5)
 
#8 Orange County Blues FC 1
 
September 30 – Swope Soccer Village
 
#4 Swope Park Rangers (a.e.t.) 2
 
#4 Swope Park Rangers 3
 
October 15 - Swope Soccer Village
 
#5 LA Galaxy II 0
 
#4 Swope Park Rangers 3
 
September 30 – Switchbacks Stadium
 
#6 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 0
 
#3 Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC 1
 
October 8 – Thunderbird Stadium
 
#6 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 2
 
#6 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 3
 
October 1 – H-E-B Park
 
#7 Oklahoma City Energy FC 2
 
#2 Rio Grande Valley FC Toros 2
 
 
#7 Oklahoma City Energy FC 3
 

Eastern Conference

October 1, 2016 (2016-10-01)QF Rochester Rhinos 3–1 Charlotte Independence Rochester, New York
6:05 pm EDT Fall Soccerball shade.svg7'
Dos Santos Soccerball shade.svg24'
Tergou Soccerball shade.svg70'Yellow card.svg 87'
Totsch Yellow card.svg 90+1'
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Duckett Yellow card.svg 5'
Hassan Soccerball shade.svg75'
Davidson Yellow card.svg 79' Yellow-red card.svg 82'
Metcalf Red card.svg 80'
Martínez Yellow card.svg 90+1' Yellow-red card.svg 90+6'
Stadium: Rochester Rhinos Stadium
Attendance: 2,080
Referee: Henrik Karlsson
October 2, 2016 (2016-10-02)QF New York Red Bulls II 4–0 Orlando City B Harrison, New Jersey
4:00 pm EDT Long Soccerball shade.svg32', 77'
Bezecourt Soccerball shade.svg60'
Allen Soccerball shade.svg63'
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Ribeiro Yellow card.svg 30'
Neal Yellow card.svg 45+1'
Heath Red card.svg 63'
Stadium: Red Bull Arena
Attendance: 1,088
Referee: Matthew Kreitzer
October 2, 2016 (2016-10-02)QF FC Cincinnati 1–2 Charleston Battery Cincinnati, Ohio
4:00 pm EDT Stevenson Soccerball shade.svg19' Report
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Tsonis Soccerball shade.svg40'
Chang Yellow card.svg 62'
Prince Soccerball shade.svg65'
Stadium: Nippert Stadium
Attendance: 30,187 (USL Record)
Referee: Kevin Terry Jr.
October 2, 2016 (2016-10-02)QF Louisville City FC 2–0 (a.e.t.) Richmond Kickers Louisville, Kentucky
7:00 pm EDT Davis Soccerball shade.svg92'
Hoffman Soccerball shade.svg102'
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Asante Red card.svg 5'
Lee Yellow card.svg 18'
Yeisley Yellow card.svg 34'
William Yellow card.svg 40'
Troyer Yellow card.svg 42'
Stadium: Louisville Slugger Field
Attendance: 5,467
Referee: Andrew Musashe
October 7, 2016 (2016-10-07)SF New York Red Bulls II 3–3 (a.e.t.)
(5–4 p)
Rochester Rhinos Harrison, New Jersey
7:00 pm EDT Etienne Soccerball shade.svg20'
Allen Soccerball shade.svg44', 119' (pen.)
Adams Yellow card.svg 57'
Metzger Yellow card.svg 63'
Carroll Yellow card.svg 82'
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Farrell Yellow card.svg 20'
Dos Santos Soccerball shade.svg22', 55'
Tergou Yellow card.svg 40'
Fall Soccerball shade.svg110'
Stadium: Red Bull Arena
Attendance: 1,229
Referee: Luis Guardia
Penalties
Long Soccerball shad check.svg
Etienne Soccerball shad check.svg
Allen Soccerball shad check.svg
Metzger Soccerball shad check.svg
Plewa Soccerball shad check.svg
Soccerball shad check.svg Fall
Soccerball shad check.svg Farrell
Soccerball shad check.svg Apostolopoulos
Soccerball shade cross.svg Dos Santos
Soccerball shad check.svg Kyriazis
October 8, 2016 (2016-10-08)SF Louisville City FC 1–0 Charleston Battery Louisville, Kentucky
7:30 pm EDT Smith Yellow card.svg 45+1'
Dacres Soccerball shade.svg53'
Reynolds Yellow card.svg 90+4'
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Tsonis Yellow card.svg 24'
Marini Yellow card.svg 62'
Adjetey Yellow card.svg 67'
Woodbine Red card.svg 90+4'
Stadium: Louisville Slugger Field
Attendance: 6,581
Referee: Mark Kadlecik
October 16, 2016 (2016-10-16)F New York Red Bulls II 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–3 p)
Louisville City FC Harrison, New Jersey
6:00 pm EDT Valot Soccerball shade.svg74'
Williams Red card.svg 118'
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Craig Soccerball shade.svg11'Yellow card.svg 102' Yellow-red card.svg 120+'
Reynolds Red card.svg 104'
Stadium: Red Bull Arena
Attendance: 2,709
Referee: Robert Sibiga
Penalties
Etienne Soccerball shad check.svg
Long Soccerball shad check.svg
Allen Soccerball shad check.svg
Bezecourt Soccerball shad check.svg
Soccerball shade cross.svg Lancaster
Soccerball shad check.svg Smith
Soccerball shad check.svg Quinn
Soccerball shad check.svg Kaye
Soccerball shade cross.svg Newnam

Western Conference

September 30, 2016 (2016-09-30)QF Swope Park Rangers 3–0 LA Galaxy II Kansas City, Missouri
7:30 pm CDT Tyrpak Soccerball shade.svg76'
Gonzalez Soccerball shade.svg90+3', 90+5'
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Amaya Yellow card.svg 9'
Villarreal Yellow card.svg 34' Yellow-red card.svg 65'
Covarrubias Yellow card.svg 59'
Payeras Yellow card.svg 79'
Stadium: Swope Soccer Village
Attendance: 1,885
Referee: Guido Gonzales Jr.
October 1, 2016 (2016-10-01)QF Rio Grande Valley FC Toros 2–3 Oklahoma City Energy Edinburg, Texas
7:30 pm CDT Luna Soccerball shade.svg33'
Ward Yellow card.svg 53'
Bird Soccerball shade.svg76'
Greene Yellow card.svg 83'
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Ryden Yellow card.svg 72'
Olsson Soccerball shade.svg73'
Bonner Soccerball shade.svg90+2', 90+3'
Stadium: H-E-B Park
Attendance: 2,701
Referee: Rosendo Mendoza
October 8, 2016 (2016-10-08)SF Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 3–2 Oklahoma City Energy Vancouver, British Columbia
12:00 pm PDT Seymore Yellow card.svg 20'
Froese Soccerball shade.svg27'
Greig Soccerball shade.svg48'
Haber Soccerball shade.svg89'
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Thomas Yellow card.svg 23'
König Soccerball shade.svg60'Yellow card.svg 90'
Andrews Yellow card.svg 61'
Pitter Soccerball shade.svg80'
Stadium: Thunderbird Stadium
Attendance: 1,308
October 9, 2016 (2016-10-09)SF Swope Park Rangers 2–1 (a.e.t.) Orange County Blues FC Kansas City, Missouri
3:00 pm CDT Gonzalez Soccerball shade.svg20'
Duke Yellow card.svg 40'
Alvarado Red card.svg 69'
Meyer Red card.svg 88'
Kelly Soccerball shade.svg105'
Report Rauhofer Soccerball shade.svg70'Stadium: Swope Soccer Village
Attendance: 2,181
Referee: Nima Saghafi
October 15, 2016 (2016-10-15)F Swope Park Rangers 3–0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 Kansas City, Missouri
7:30 pm CDT Tyrpak Soccerball shade.svg8', 32'
Selbol Yellow card.svg 83' Yellow-red card.svg 90+2'
Molano Yellow card.svg 88'
Kelly Soccerball shade.svg89'
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de Wit Yellow card.svg 90'Stadium: Swope Soccer Village
Attendance: 2,922
Referee: Juan Guzman

USL Championship

October 23, 2016 (2016-10-23) New York Red Bulls II 5–1 Swope Park Rangers Harrison, New Jersey
8:00 pm EDT Etienne Soccerball shade.svg18'
Allen Soccerball shade.svg39', 85', 88'
Metzger Yellow card.svg 72'
Bezecourt Soccerball shade.svg90+2'
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Granitto Soccerball shade.svg74'Stadium: Red Bull Arena
Attendance: 5,547
Referee: Armando Villarreal

Championship Game MVP: Brandon Allen (NYRB)

Attendance

The following table shows average home attendances, ranked from highest to lowest.

TeamGPTotalHighLowAverage
FC Cincinnati 15259,43724,37611,27817,296
Sacramento Republic FC 15172,71111,56910,74511,514
Louisville City FC 15108,26910,0625,2987,218
San Antonio FC 1592,5468,4664,3266,170
Oklahoma City Energy FC 1574,2496,4553,7534,950
Saint Louis FC 1573,8416,0044,2094,923
Richmond Kickers 1559,9416,1232,6473,996
Tulsa Roughnecks FC 1559,2475,3283,3233,950
Rochester Rhinos 1554,8195,1242,4423,655
Charleston Battery 1553,5635,4813,1503,570
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC 1547,2844,3082,2123,152
Wilmington Hammerheads 1544,9963,8371,8093,000
Bethlehem Steel FC 1538,5963,6644222,573
Real Monarchs 1537,9195,1823762,528
Pittsburgh Riverhounds 1537,4123,4401,7112,494
Portland Timbers 2 1534,8494,3521,5282,323
Rio Grande Valley FC 1529,9032,6461,4481,994
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 1526,6833,0578571,779
Swope Park Rangers 1526,3016,8129261,753
Harrisburg City Islanders 1624,7582,8532271,547
Arizona United SC 1522,0453,3747531,470
Seattle Sounders FC 2 1521,0171,8351,1821,401
Charlotte Independence 1520,6201,8011,0181,375
LA Galaxy II 1518,1592,7155031,211
Toronto FC II 1515,3961,3005761,026
Orange County Blues FC 1515,1562,4554631,010
Orlando City B 1514,3632,078642958
New York Red Bulls II 148,2502,096214589
FC Montreal 153,64796658243
Total4351,496,49324,376583,439

One New York Red Bulls II home game was moved to Millersville, Pennsylvania because of a scheduling conflict.

Statistical leaders

Top Goalkeepers

(Minimum of 50% of Team Minutes Played)

RankGoalkeeperClubGPMINSSVSGAGAAW-L-TSHO
1 Flag of the United States.svg Tomas Gomez Rochester Rhinos 16144039110.6889–2–57
2 Flag of the United States.svg Ryan Meara New York Red Bulls II 21181254160.79613–2–611
3 Flag of the United States.svg Dominik Jakubek Sacramento Republic FC 18162031150.83310–4–47
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Greg Ranjitsingh Louisville City FC 24205450190.83312–3–910
5 Flag of the United States.svg Devala Gorrick Colorado Springs Switchbacks 28245182230.84614–7–713
6 Flag of the United States.svg Mitch Hildebrandt FC Cincinnati 30260872250.86216–6–810
7 Flag of the United States.svg Josh Ford San Antonio FC 17150953150.8935–5–73
8 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Cody Laurendi Oklahoma City Energy 26234080240.9239–6–1112
9 Flag of the United States.svg John Berner Charlotte Independence 20178251190.9608–6–67
10 Flag of Greece.svg Alexander Tambakis Charleston Battery 19170970201.05310–4–56

Source: [22]

League Awards

Individual Awards

All-League Teams

First Team

F: Brandon Allen (NYRB), Jack McBean (LAG), Sean Okoli (CIN)
M: Danny Barrera (SAC), Villyan Bijev (POR), Enzo Martinez (CHA)
D: Harrison Delbridge (CIN), Amer Didic (SPR), Aaron Long (NYRB), Hugh Roberts (RIC)
G: Mitch Hildebrandt (CIN)

Second Team

F: Irvin Herrera (STL), Corey Hertzog (PIT), Cameron Iwasa (SAC)
M: Jose Barril (HAR), Kenardo Forbes (ROC), Yudai Imura (RIC)
D: Zach Carroll (NYRB), Joe Farrell (ROC), Bruno Perone (WIL), Josh Suggs (COL)
G: Devala Gorrick (COL)

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WeekUSL Player of the Week
PlayerClubPositionReason
1 Flag of the United States.svg Scott Goodwin Louisville City FC Goalkeeper SO, saved PK attempt
2 Flag of the United States.svg Vince Cicciarelli Saint Louis FC Midfielder 2G
3 Flag of the United States.svg Taylor Mueller Charleston Battery Defender GWG
4 Flag of the United States.svg Chandler Hoffman Louisville City FC Forward Hat Trick vs. FC Cincinnati
5 Flag of the United States.svg Tyler Turner Orlando City B Defender 2G
6 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Ben McKendry Vancouver Whitecaps 2 Midfielder GWG
7 Flag of the United States.svg Sammy Ochoa Tulsa Roughnecks FC Forward 4G in 2 games
8 Flag of the United States.svg Tommy Thompson Sacramento Republic Midfielder 2G
9 Flag of El Salvador.svg Irvin Herrera Saint Louis FC Forward 4G vs. Tulsa
10 Flag of the United States.svg Ricardo Velazco Real Monarchs Midfielder 2G
11 Flag of the United States.svg Kyle Parker Wilmington Hammerheads Midfielder 2G GWG
12 Flag of Cape Verde.svg Kévin Oliveira Swope Park Rangers Midfielder 1G 3A
13 Flag of the United States.svg Cameron Iwasa Sacramento Republic Forward 2G
14 Flag of Mexico.svg Lalo Fernández Real Monarchs Goalkeeper SO 8SV
15 Flag of the United States.svg Sammy Ochoa Tulsa Roughnecks FC Forward 1G 2A
16 Flag of the United States.svg Brandon Allen New York Red Bulls II Forward Hat Trick vs. FC Montreal
17 Flag of the United States.svg Memo Rodriguez Rio Grande Valley FC Toros Forward 2G
18 Flag of Cuba.svg Maikel Chang Charleston Battery Midfielder 1G 1A
19 Flag of the United States.svg Cristian Mata Tulsa Roughnecks FC Forward 2G
20 Flag of the United States.svg Chris Cortez Arizona United SC Forward 2 GWG
21 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla FC Montreal Forward 2G 3A
22 Flag of the United States.svg Thomas Sanner Vancouver Whitecaps 2 Forward Hat Trick vs. Arizona United
23 Flag of the United States.svg Matt Cardone San Antonio FC Goalkeeper 7SV SO vs. Saint Louis FC
24 Flag of Uruguay.svg Enzo Martinez Charlotte Independence Midfielder 2G
25 Flag of El Salvador.svg Irvin Herrera Saint Louis FC Forward Hat Trick vs San Antonio FC
26 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Villyan Bijev Portland Timbers 2 Forward 1G 2A
27 Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Trevin Caesar Orange County Blues Forward 2G

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