North American Soccer League II (2011-present)

Maintained by David Litterer spectrum@sover.net

The second North American Soccer League is a USSF sanctioned
Division 2 league which began play in 2011.  It was formed by
 a group of breakaway owners from USLís Division 1 (USSF Div.
 2), who were unhappy about the nature of the sale of the USL to a 
new ownership group.  Due to lawsuits and other strife, the USSF ordered 
the USL Division 1 teams and NASL clubs to play together in a 
temporary circuit, the USSF Division 2 Pro League for 2010 while they 
work out their differences and reach agreements for 2011.  

The original breakaway teams were the Carolina Railhawks, 
Miami F. C., Minnesota Thunder, Montreal Impact and Vancouver 
Whitecaps.  Shortly afterward, Rochester Rhinos and Puerto Rico
Islanders joined, along with the new expansion club Tampa Bay 
Rowdies, and Crystal Palace Baltimore from USL Division 2.
Minnesota subsequently folded, and the league added the
expansion NSC Minnesota Stars and A. C. St. Louis. 


                                     2011

Before the season, Atlanta Silverbacks joined the league (from hiatus),
Miami became the Strikers, Rochester left for the USL Pro league,
and St. Louis and Baltimore went on hiatus.  Vancouver left for MLS.
FC Edmonton was added.

                            GP   W   L   D   GF  GA  Pts
Carolina Railhawks          28  17   3   8   50  26   54
Puerto Rico Islanders       28  15   7   6   41  32   52
FC Tampa Bay                28  11   8   9   41  36   41
Fort Lauderdale Strikers    28   9  11   8   35  36   38
FC Edmonton                 28  10   6  12   35  40   36
NSC Minnesota Stars         28   9   9  10   30  32   36
Montreal Impact             28   9   8  11   35  27   35
Atlanta Silverbacks         28   4   4  20   25  63   16

Quarterfinals:  NSC Minnesota defeated FC Tampa Bay 1-0
                Fort Lauderdale defeated FC Edmonton 5-0
Semifinals:     NSC Minnesota defeated Carolina 0-1, 4-3 (SO)
                Fort Lauderdale defeated Puerto Rico 3-1, 2-1
FINAL:          NSC Minnesota defeated Fort Lauderdale 3-1.

After the season, Montreal left for MLS.



Last update: October 30, 2011

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