United Soccer Leagues Statistical History, Part 2 (1994-1996)

by David Litterer spectrum@sover.net

United Soccer Leagues started in 1986 as the Southwest Indoor Soccer League, and has since grown into the largest professional league ever in the United States, comprising over 140 teams in both indoor, outdoor, amateur and women's leagues. USL originally started in 1986 playing only indoor soccer, but added an outdoor season starting in 1989. Since then, the outdoor league has grown rapidly to become the primary grass-roots league operating at the minor league level. In 1997, USL absorbed the A-League teams, creating a new USSF sanctioned Division 2 league (now called "USL First Division") of 24 teams, as well as a USSF sanctioned 3rd division (now called "USL Second Division"), and the Premier Development League (an amateur circuit, informally the "4th division"). These comprise over 100 teams. The Women's league (W-League), the Super 20 League and the Super Y-League (Youth) expanded the USL into a wide territory. USL has flourished, with nationwide presence and the stronger teams drawing in excess of 4,000 fans. Many thanks to eRic Vormelker (netminder@sbcglobal.net) and Mark Hlavenka for researching much of the 1989-1995 data. Some of the earliest material was provided by Kevin Raymond Mitzel (kevin@npsl.com).

Outdoor scoring system (1989-1995): 6 points for a win, 4 points for a shootout win, 2 points for a shootout loss, 0 points for a regulation loss, 1 point for each goal scored up to 3 per game.

Indoor scoring system (1986-present): 4 points for a win, 3 points for a shootout win, 1 point for a shootout loss, 0 points for a regulation loss.

Outdoor scoring system (1996-1998): 3 points for a regulation win, 1 point for a shootout win, 0 points for a shootout loss, 0 points for a regulation loss.

Outdoor scoring system (1999): 4 points for a regulation win, 2 points for a shootout win, 1 point for a shootout loss, 0 points for a regulation loss.

Outdoor scoring system (2000-2002): 4 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss + 1 bonus point when scoring three or more goals in a game.

Outdoor scoring system (2003-present): 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points.


Current Division 1 standings | Current Division 2 Standings | Current PDL standings

Standings 1986-1993 | Standings, 1997-1999 | Standings, 2000-2003 | Standings, 2004-2008 | Standings, 2009-present


                           1994


         UNITED STATES INTERREGIONAL SOCCER LEAGUE (Outdoor)

Before the season, Hawaii, CCV Hydra, Reno, San Diego, Las Vegas, Hampton Roads,
 Cincinnati, Detroit, Minnesota, Des Moines, St. Louis, Columbus, Lexington, Rockford,
 Louisville, Milwaukee, Florida, Boston, Pennsylvania, North Jersey, Jersey, Cape Cod,
 Long Island, Shasta, Des Moines, Sioux City, Wichita, Cocoa, Ft. Lauderdale,
 South Florida, and Washington were added.  East Los Angeles became Los Angeles 
Salsa U-23's.  Palo Alto became Silicon Valley.  Chattanooga became the Express. 
 Austin became the Lone Stars.  Oklahoma City became the Slickers.  Columbia 
became the Heat.  Tyler became Texas.  Dallas Americans became Dallas Rockets, 
Atlanta became the Magic.

                         G   W   L   GF  GA  PTS
     Northeast Division
Long Island Rough Riders18  13   5   35  19  117
North Jersey Dragons    18  12   6   39  23  110*
Cape Cod Crusaders      18  10   8   39  25   98
N. Jersey Imperials     18  10   8   28  25   98
Delaware Wizards        18   9   9   28  25   89
New York Fever          18   7  11   29  32   82
Boston Storm            18   5  13   24  47   65
Connecticut Wolves      18   6  12   14  32   59
Philadelphia Freedom    18   6  12   21  36   58
* Points reflect deductions due to ineligible players

     Atlantic Division
**Greensboro Dynamo     18  16   2   60  22  143
Charleston Battery      18  14   4   36  15  111
Charlotte Eagles        18  10   8   44  32   95
Raleigh Flyers          18   9   9   33  33   90
Hampton Roads Hurricane 18  10   8   32  27   84
Columbia Heat           18   9   9   32  39   82
Washington Mustangs     18  11   7   33  29   80*
Baltimore Bays          18   6  12   26  39   59
Richmond Kickers        18   4  14   21  43   44
* Points reflect deductions due to ineligible players
**Greensboro, as last year's champion, gets a bye to the Championships

     Southeast Division
Cocoa Expos             17  16   1   69  13  128
Atlanta Magic           17  11   6   44  36  104
Florida Stars (N.Miami) 17  11   6   65  36   97*
Orlando Lions           17   7  10   50  46   81
Boca Raton Sabres       18   6  12   37  48   73*
Ft. Lauderdale Kicks    17   5  12   25  53   53
South Florida Flamingos 17   3  14   19  80   37
* Points reflect deductions due to ineligible players

     Midwest Division
Minnesota Thunder       18  18   0   61  14  170
Milwaukee Rampage       18  16   2   81  18  161
Columbus Xoggs          18  11   7   39  37  112
St. Louis Knights       18  11   7   46  37  108
Detroit Wheels          18   9   9   35  38   98
Rockford Raptors        18  10   8   36  34   98
Des Moines Menace       18   5  13   37  46   63
Cincinnati Cheetas      18   5  13   38  40   59
Sioux City Breeze       18   1  17   15  64   23

     Midsouth Division
Louisville Thoroughbreds18  13   5   53  35  114
New Orleans Gamblers    18  12   6   38  23  107
Birmingham Grasshoppers 18  13   5   36  19  104
Lexington Bluegrs Bandts18  10   8   32  25   87
Nashville Metros        18   7  11   43  43   78
Arkansas As (Sherwood) 18   4  14   22  62   45
Chattanooga Express     18   5  13   16  45   36
Memphis Jackals         11   2   9   19  34   29

     South Central Division
Tulsa Roughnecks        18  16   2   52  18  132
D/FW Toros              18  12   6   51  40  112
San Antonio Pumas       18  11   7   53  30  107
Texas Lightning         18  11   7   60  31  103
Austin Lone stars       17  10   7   62  51   97
Dallas Rockets          18   9   9   39  48   86
Oklahoma City Slickers  18   4  14   28  57   46
Wichita Blue Angels     17   0  17   16 119   16

     Southwest Division
Los Angeles Cobras      18  16   2   70  32  147
El Paso Patriots        18  13   5   57  28  120*
Valley Golden Eagles    18  12   6   48  40  110
Montclair Std. Falcons  18  10   8   40  34   94
Arizona Cotton (Glendale18   7  11   49  33   79
Tucson Amigos           18   7  11   44  43   75
New Mexico Chilies      18   7  11   32  48   66
Las Vegas Quicksilver   18   3  15   31  84   48
San Diego Top Guns       9   4   5   16  19   37

     Pacific Division
SF United All-Blacks     18  15   3   59  20  134
North Bay Breakers       18  14   4   55  29  125
CCV Hydra (Stockton)     18  13   5   62  31  122
Chico Rooks              18  12   6   43  30  108
SF Bay Diablos           18  10   8   42  48   92*
Silicon Valley Firebirds 18   9   9   42  28   85
Reno Rattlers            18   7  11   38  45   71
Hawaii Tsunami           18   3  15   24  77   40
Santa Cruz Surf          18   2  16   21  61   32
Shasta Scorchers         18   2  16   20  63   31
* Points reflect deductions due to ineligible players

Each team had a 20 game schedule, with two games counting as Designated 
Makeup Games (DMGs).  DMGs are plugged in for any game that was cancelled 
during the season.  Teams in the Northeast and Midwest have points that 
reflect the addition of a 1 point corner kick bonus per game.

Midweek Challenge:        Austin defeated Texas 3-2 (OT)
                          Jersey defeated Delaware 2-0
Divisional Semi-finals:   Chico defeated SF United 1-2
                          North Bay defeated CCV 3-2
                          Los Angeels defeated Montclair Standard 7-3
                          Valley defeated El Paso 5-2
                          Austin defeated Tulsa 4-1
                          D/FW defeated San Antonio 4-3
                          Minnesota defeated St. Louis 3-2
                          Milwaukee defeated Columbus 1-0
                          Lexington defeated Louisville 4-1
                          Birmingham defeated New Orleans 1-0
                          Long Island defeated Jersey 2-1
                          North Jersey defeated Cape Cod 1-0 (CK)
                          Charleston defeated Hampton Roads 4-1
                          Charlotte defeated Raleigh 2-0
                          Cocoa defeated Orlando 7-1
                          Atlanta defeated Florida 1-0
Divisional Finals:        Chico defeated North Bay 0-1, 2-1, 1-0(MG)
                          Los Angeles defeated Valley 0-6, 3-0, 2-1(MG)
                          D/FW defeated Austin 4-2, 2-0
                          Minnesota defeated Milwaukee 3-2, 3-1
                          Birmingham defeated Lexington 2-0, 2-1
                          Long Island defeated North Jersey 3-2, 1-0
                          Charleston defeated Charlotte 3-2, 3-1
                          Cocoa defeated Atlanta 0-1, 2-0, 5-1 (MG)
USISL SIZZLING NINE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Greensboro Group:         Greensboro defeated Birmingham 6-1
                          D/FW defeated Birmingham 4-1
                          Greensboro defeated D/FW 8-2
Charlotte Group:          Charleston defeated Cocoa 4-2
                          Charleston defeated Chico 5-0
                          Cocoa defeated Chico 6-0
Raleigh Group:            Minnesota defeated Long Island 4-2
                          Los Angeles defeated Minnesota 3-2 (SO)
                          Long Island# defeated Los Angeles 8-2
Semi-Finals:              Greensboro defeated Long Island 2-1(OT)
                          Minnesota defeated Charleston 5-0
FINAL:                    Greensboro defeated Minnesota 2-1 (SO)

# - Long Island qualified as wild card based on total goals scored.

After the season, Montclair Standard, Dallas Rockets, Boca Raton, 
Memphis and Santa Cruz folded.


                            1994-1995

            UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL SOCCER LEAGUE

Before the season, Brandon and Mesquite were added (Indoor only).


                              GP   W  L   GF  GA  PTS
     North/South Division
Baltimore Bays                12  10  2  106  69   40
Cocoa Expos                    9   6  3   59  55   24
Orlando Lions                 12   6  6   62  61   19
Brandon Braves                12   4  8   69  75   16

     Mid-South Division
Atlanta Magic                 12  11  1  110  63   44
Knoxville Impact              12   7  5  110  81   28
Chattanooga Express           12   6  6   61  67   24
Nashville Metros              12   2 10   60 123    8

     South Central Division
Oklahoma City Slickers        10   8  2   74  50   32
Tulsa Roughnecks              10   5  5   81  73   20
Mesquite Kickers              10   5  5   66  63   20


Preliminary Games:     Baltimore defeated Knoxville 8-7
                       Tulsa defeated Chattanooga 4-3
                       Oklahoma City defeated Knoxville 8-7
                       Atlanta defeated Chattanooga 4-2
Semifinals:            Oklahoma City defeated Baltimore, 7-4
                       Atlanta defeated Tulsa 5-2
FINAL:                 Atlanta defeated Oklahoma City 6-3.

After the season, Nashville withdrew as a full-time member of the indoor league.


                            1995

           UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL SOCCER LEAGUE (Outdoor)

Before the season, Everett, Yakima, Oregon, Spokane, Monterey Bay,
Myrtle Beach, Chicago, Puerto Rico, Tampa Bay, Albany, Montreal,
Rhode Island, Inland Empire, Colorado, Puget Sound, Ann Arbor,
Grand Rapids, Mobile, Jackson, and Roanoke were added.  Before
the season, Montreal moved to New Hampshire.  Silicon Valley
moved to Portland.  Hampton Road became the Mariners.  Ft. Lauderdale
became the Strikers, Los Angeles became the Salsa U-23's.
South Florida became the Future. On June 1, Puerto Rico (Islanders)
moved to Houston (Force), and folded after 1 game.  After
c. 2 games, Atlanta withdrew from the outdoor league.

                         Professional League

                          GP  GW   GL  GF  GA   BP  PTS SW SL
     NORTHEAST DIVISION
     Coastal Conference
*Long Island Rough Riders 20  19   1   69  20   45  157  1  0
*Delaware Wizards         20  16   4   47  22   41  137  0  0
*Jersey Dragons           20  12   8   48  32   39  111  1  1
*Cape Cod Crusaders       20  11   9   49  33   35  105  0  2
*Rhode Island Stingrays   20   5  15   30  56   28   60  1  2
*Baltimore Bays           20   4  16   29  64   28   50  1  0

     Capital Conference
*New York Fever           20  15   5   43  22   38  124  2  0
*North Jersey Imperials   20  13   7   63  35   47  123  0  1
*Pennsylvania Freedom     20  12   8   55  44   44  116  1  1
*Albany Alleycats         20   9  11   48  51   41   97  0  1
*New Hampshire Ramblers   20  10  10   42  32   35   95  1  1
*Connecticut Wolves       20   8  12   35  53   29   79  0  1
*Boston Storm             20   3  17   25  62   24   42  0  0

     ATLANTIC DIVISION
*Charleston Battery       20  17   3   58  16   44  146  1  1
*Charlotte Eagles         20  14   6   59  35   45  129  1  0
*Raleigh Flyers           20  14   6   49  32   42  126  1  1
*Myrtle Beach Boyz        20  13   7   51  36   39  119  0  1
*Hampton Roads Mariners   20  13   7   51  31   41  119  1  1
*Greensboro Dynamo        20  11   9   55  33   43  111  0  0

     MIDWEST DIVISION
     East Conference
*Minnesota Thunder        20  19   1   72  15   49  163  0  0
*Chicago Stingers         20  11   9   49  46   39  105  0  0
*St. Louis Knights        20  11   9   43  42   34   96  2  0
*Cincinnati Cheetahs      20   5  15   36  50   33   67  0  2
*Detroit Wheels           20   2  18   25  66   24   29  0  1
     West Conference
*Milwaukee Rampage        20  17   3   63  24   45  147  0  0
*Columbus Xoggz           20  17   3   62  19   46  146  1  0
*Louisville Thoroughbreds 20  11   9   50  44   41  107  1  1
*Lexington Bandits        20   9  11   42  52   39   89  2  0
*Rockford Raptors         20   8  12   36  36   28   78  0  1

     SOUTHEAST DIVISION
*Tampa Bay Cyclones       20  17   3   70  25   47  147  1  0
*Mobile Revelers          20  13   7   39  21   34  116  0  2
*Chattanooga Railroaders  20  10  10   50  51   40   98  1  0
*Ft. Lauderdale Strikers  20   8  12   36  56   32   78  1  0
*Florida Stars            20   8  12   36  56   26   76  0  1

     SOUTH CENTRAL DIVISION
*El Paso Patriots         20  15   5   67  38   51  141  0  0
*D/FW Toros               20  13   7   62  40   44  126  0  2
*New Mexico Chiles        20  13   7   54  31   42  120  0  0
*San Antonio Pumas        20  13   7   69  46   44  120  1  0
*New Orleans Gamblers     20  12   8   41  33   39  113  1  2
*Texas Lightning          20   7  13   37  65   33   75  0  0
*Tulsa Roughnecks         20   6  14   32  45   31   67  1  1
     WESTERN DIVISION
     North Conference
*Monterey Bay Jaguars     20  16   4   60  24   46  138  2  0
*Chico Rooks              20  14   6   58  34   45  131  0  1
*Reno Rattlers            20  13   7   44  23   37  115  1  1
*CCV Hydra                20   9  11   42  46   34   90  0  1
*San Francisco Bay Diablos20   6  14   43  49   34   72  0  3
     South Conference
*Los Angeles Salsa U-23's 20  15   5   63  34   47  137  0  0
*San Diego Top Guns       20  13   7   47  32   41  115  2  0
*Valley Golden Eagles     20  11   9   41  31   34  104  0  2
*Las Vegas Quicksilvers   20   3  17   22  55   22   40  0  0

     NORTHWEST DIVISION
*Hawaii Tsumani           20  18   2   69  15   48  154  1  0
Oregon Surge              20  14   6   61  37   47  131  0  0
*Everett Bigfoot          20  12   8   38  36   32  102  1  0
*Portland Firebirds       20   9  11   36  30   31   91  0  3
*Yakima Reds              20   4  16   29  60   27   51  0  0

First Round Games:        Oregon defeated Everett 3-2
                          Jersey defeated Pennsylvania 1-0
                          Cape Cod defeated North Jersey 4-1
                          Chicago defeated St. Louis 2-1 (OT)
                          Columbis defeated Louisville (default)
                          Reno defeated Chico 2-1
Divisional Semi-finals:   Myrtle Beach defeated Charleston 3-0
                          Raleigh defeated Charlotte 2-0
                          El Paso defeated San Antonio 3-2
                          New Mexico defeated D/FW 7-2
                          Tampa Bay defeated Ft. Lauderdale 4-1
                          Chattanooga defeated Mobile 2-0
                          Delaware defeated Cape Cod 5-4 (SO)
                          New York defeated Jersey 1-0
                          Minnesota defeated Chicago 2-0, 3-1
                          Milwaukee defeated Columbus -21(S), 1-0
                          Monterey Bay defeated Reno 2-1
                          Los Angeles defeated San Diego 5-1
Divisional Finals:        Myrtle Beach defeated Raleigh 6-1, 1-3, 2-1(MG)
                          Hawaii defeated Oregon 2-0
                          New Mexico defeated El Paso 3-0, 2-1
                          Tampa Bay defeated Chattanooga 3-1
                          New York defeated Delaware 1-0, 2-0
                          Minnesota defeated Milwaukee 0-2, 3-2(OT), 1-0(MG)
                          Monterey Bay defeated Los Angeles 3-2, 2-1
SIZZLING NINE CHAMPIONSHIP:
Group 1:                  Long Island defeated Monterey Bay 2-1
                          Monterey Bay defeated New Mexico 8-1
                          Long Island defeated New Mexico 4-1
Group 2:                  New York defeated Hawaii 1-0(SO)
                          Minnesota defeated Hawaii 2-0
                          Minnesota defeated New York 2-1(SO)
Group 3:                  Tampa Bay defeated Myrtle Beach 5-3
                          Milwaukee defeated Tampa Bay# 3-2
                          Myrtle Beach defeated Milwaukee 4-2
Semi-finals:              Minnesota defeated Myrtle Beach 4-3(OT)
                          Long Island defeated Tampa Bay 5-2
FINAL:                    Long Island defeated Minnesota 2-1

After the season, Texas and Jersey withdrew from the outdoor league.
New York merged with the New York Centaurs of the A-League.  
Boston, Myrtle Beach, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Detroit, Louisville,
Florida, San Francisco Bay Diablos, Los Angeles, New Hampshire,
Las Vegas, and Portland folded.

                         Premier League (Amateur)

Before the season, Wichita became the Blues.

                        GP   W   L   GF  GA   BP  PTS SW SL
     Eastern Division
*Cocoa Expos            18  16   2   62  20   44  138  1  0
*Richmond Kickers       18  15   3   47  21   40  128  1  0
*Nashville Metros       18  12   6   47  34   41  113  0  0
*Jackson Chargers       18  13   5   43  26   36  109  2  0
*Birmingham Grasshoppers18  10   8   45  46   39   97  1  0
*Washington Mustangs    18   7  11   30  42   29   73  0  1
*Roanoke River Dawgs    18   5  13   40  51   31   59  1  0
*Orlando Lions          18   4  14   31  63   25   51  0  1
*Columbia Heat          18   4  14   30  47   23   45  0  1
*South Florida Future   16   3  13   15  44   14   34  0  1

     Central Division
*Sioux City Breeze      18  11   7   55  37   35  101  0  0
*Austin Lone Stars      18  10   8   57  30   38   98  0  0
*Des Moines Menace      18  10   8   53  37   35   97  0  1
*Oklahoma City Slickers 18   7  11   28  51   25   67  1  1
*Wichita Blues          18   6  12   32  63   29   65  1  1
*Grand Rapids Explosion 18   3  15   30  71   27   45  0  0
*Ann Arbor Elites       18   4  14   22  54   20   42  1  0
*Arkansas A's           18   2  16   17  67   17   29  0  0

     Western Division
*S.F.United All-Blacks  18  17   1   46  24   42  142  1  0
*Tucson Amigos          18  12   6   38  26   32  102  1  0
*Colorado Spr. Stampede 18  11   7   49  28   36  102  0  0
*North Bay Breakers     18  10   8   40  40   36   96  0  0
*Puget Sound Hammers    18  10   8   35  28   32   90  1  0
*Arizona Cotton         18   7  11   35  50   28   70  0  0
*Montclair Falcons      18   6  12   29  42   22   58  1  1
*Inland Empire Panteras 18   5  13   24  56   23   53  1  1
*Shasta Scorchers       18   1  17   21  73   20   26  0  0

* Indicates teams whose points reflect DMGs being added or removed.  To
avoid possible cancellations due to weather, acts of God, etc.,a DMG
(Designated Makeup Game) system was put in place.  All teams
had 4 pre-designated games -- 1) interregional, 2) inter-league.
 At the conclusion of the third and fourth DMG, the least favorable
results was thrown out, or put in place of a cancelled game.  The
format only applied if a game had been cancelled.

Divisional Semi-finals:   Sioux City defeated Oklahoma City 7-0
                          Des Moines defeated Austin 3-2 (OT)
                          Cocoa defeated Jackson 3-1
                          Birmingham defeated Nashville 3-2
                          Colorado Springs defeated North Bay 2-0
                          SF United defeated Tucson 6-2
Divisional 3rd/4th:       Austin defeated Oklahoma City 4-1
                          Jacksonville vs. Nashville
                          North Bay vs. Tucson
Divisional Finals:        Des Moines defeated Sioux City 1-0
                          Cocoa defeated Birmingham 3-1
                          SF United defeated Colorado Springs 1-0
Semi-finals:              Cocoa defeated Des Moines 3-1
                          Richmond defeated SF United 1-0(SO)
3rd/4th:                  SF United defeated Des Moines 4-1
FINAL:                    Richmond defeated Cocoa 3-1

After the season, Jackson, Columbia, Arkansas, North Bay,
Inland Empire, and Shasta folded.


                          1995-1996 (Indoor)

Before the season, Texas changed their name to Dallas.  Chattanooga,
Connecticut, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Delaware, Jersey, Nashville, 
Pennsylvania, Reading, and Washington played a limited exhibition 
schedule, which counted in the standings.

                              GP   W  L   GF  GA  PTS SW SL
     Northeast Division
Baltimore Bays                 7   7  0   99  42   28  0  0
Pennsylvania Freedom           2   0  2   12  31    0  0  0
Jersey Dragons^                1   0  1    5  15    0  0  0
Connecticut Wolves             1   0  1    5  15    0  0  0
Delaware Wizards               2   0  2   16  24    0  0  0
Washington Mustangs            1   0  1    4  14    0  0  0

     Southeast Division
Atlanta Magic^                12  12  0  137  50   48  0  0
Orlando Lions                 10   6  4   78  68   24  0  0
Knoxville Impact^             11   7  4   88  88   27  1  0
Cocoa Expos                   11   2  9   70  92    8  0  0
Brandon Braves^               12   4  8   63  91   16  0  0
Chattanooga Express            6   2  4   34  56    9  0  1
Nashville Metros               5   0  5   22  62    0  0  0

     Central Division
Dallas Lightning              12  10  2  127  77   40  0  0
Tulsa Roughnecks              12   6  6  106  91   24  0  0
Oklahoma City Slickers        12   6  6   83  88   24  0  0
Mesquite Kickers^             12   2 10   75 135    8  0  0
Dallas/Fort Worth Toros        2   0  2    9  17    0  0  0
^ - Indoor only team

Sizzlin' Five Playoffs:  Atlanta Magic 6, Dallas Lightning 4
                         Baltimore Bays 7, Tulsa Roughnecks 6
                         Dallas Lightning 10, Oklahoma City Slickers 7
                         Baltimore Bays 12, Oklahoma City Slickers 10
(Overtime)
                         Atlanta Magic 10, Tulsa Roughnecks 8
CHAMPIONSHIP:            Baltimore Bays 10, Atlanta Magic 8

Note:  In the Central Division, an experimental rule awards 2 goal
points for each goal scored outside the 50 yard line.

After the season, Atlanta, Brandon, Dallas, and Knoxville folded.
Jersey also joined the outdoor league.  Connecticut, Delaware, 
Cocoa, Chattanooga, Nashville, and Dallas/Fort Worth withdrew 
from the indoor league.


                                 1996

                UNITED SYSTEMS OF INDEPENDENT SOCCER LEAGUES

Before the season, there was substantial movement of teams between the
Pro League, the Premier (amateur) league and the new Select league.

(Note:  1996 standings only include league games)

                             USISL Select League

Before the season, New York/New Jersey, South Carolina, and Sacramento
were added. Greensboro became Carolina.  Columbus became Ohio. 
Monterey Bay became California.

                               GP   W  L SW  GF  GA  PTS
        EASTERN CONFERENCE
        North Atlantic Division
Long Island Rough Riders       18  11  7  0  39  31  33
Richmond Kickers               18  10  8  0  34  24  28
Connecticut Wolves             18  11  7  4  37  31  25
Delaware Wizards               18   6 12  1  20  29  16
Cape Cod Crusaders             18   5 13  1  13  24   9
New York/New Jersey Stallions  18   2 16  0  19  52   6

        South Atlantic Division
Carolina Dynamo                18  15  3  1  37  15  43
South Carolina Shamrocks       18  12  6  1  42  31  34
Hampton Roads Mariners         18  13  5  4  32  15  31
Tampa Bay Cyclones             18  10  8  1  40  32  28
Raleigh Flyers                 18   7 11  0  25  26  21

        WESTERN CONFERENCE
        Central Division
Milwaukee Rampage              18  13  5  3  36  19  33
Minnesota Thunder              18  10  8  0  31  16  30
New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers 18   9  9  2  31  36  23
Ohio Xoggz                     18   6 12  1  26  34  16
Chicago Stingers               18   5 13  1  29  41  13

        Pacific Division
California Jaguars             18  12  6  1  30  21  34
Sacramento Scorpions           18  11  7  2  23  22  29
El Paso Patriots               18  10  8  1  30  23  28
New Mexico Chiles              18   9  9  0  24  24  27
Reno Rattlers                  18   6 12  5  13  33   8

1st Round:    Delaware defeated Connecticut 3-2
              Hampton Roads defeated South Carolina 3-2 (SO)
              Minnesota defeated New Orleans 5-1
              Sacramento defeated El Paso 2-1 (OT)
2nd Round:    Minnesota defeated Milwaukee 3-1, 0-2, 1-0
              Hampton Roads defeated Carolina 1-0 (OT), 0-4, 1-0
              California defeated Sacramento 2-0, 2-1
              Carolina defeated Hampton Roads 4-0, 1-0(MG)
              Long Island defeated Delaware 2-0
SELECT SIX TOURNAMENT:
Group A:      Richmond defeated Charleston 6-1
              California defeated Charleston 3-1
              California defeated Richmond 1-0
Group B:      Minnesota defeated Hampton Roads 3-2
              Long Island defeated Minnesota 1-0
              Long Island defeated Hampton Roads 3-2
Semifinals:   California defeated Minnesota 4-2
              Richmond defeated Long Island 1-0
CHAMPIONSHIP: California defeated Richmond 2-1 (SO)

After the season, New Mexico folded.


                              USISL Pro League

Before the season, Central Jersey, Reading, New Hampshire, Worcester,
Wilmington, and Houston were added.  Pennsylvania became Philadelphia.
Chattanooga became the Express. Oregon became Cascade.

                               GP   W  L SW  GF  GA  PTS
        NORTHEAST CONFERENCE
Central Jersey Riptide         16  13  3  2  44  24  35
North Jersey Imperials         16  11  5  0  42  26  33
Rhode Island Stingrays         16  10  6  0  36  20  30
Reading Rage                   16  10  6  1  39  31  28
Philadelphia Freedom           16  10  6  2  40  25  26
New Hampshire Phantoms         16   9  7  1  32  40  25
Baltimore Bays                 16   5 11  0  19  34  15
Albany Alleycats               16   4 12  0  33  44  12
Worcester Wildfire             16   1 15  1  19  57   1

        SOUTH ATLANTIC CONFERENCE
Charlotte Eagles               16  12  4  0  49  25  36
Charleston Battery             16  12  4  1  46  23  34
Wilmington Hammerheads         16   7  9  1  20  30  19
Washington Mustangs            16   6 10  0  25  37  18
Mobile Revelers                16   5 11  2  15  33  11
Chattanooga Express            16   1 15  0  18  55   3

        CENTRAL CONFERENCE
Dallas/Ft. Worth Toros         16   9  7  0  33  31  27
Rockford Raptors               16   9  7  1  34  28  25
Tulsa Roughnecks               16   8  8  0  38  34  24
San Antonio Pumas              16   6 10  0  25  37  18
Houston Hurricanes             16   5 11  0  28  43  15

        WESTERN CONFERENCE
Everett Bigfoot                16  10  6  3  27  20  24
S. F. Valley Golden Eagles     16  10  6  3  20  22  24
Yakima Reds                    16   8  8  0  29  20  24
Chico Rooks                    16  10  6  1  23  16  28
Hawaii Tsumani                 16  10  6  0  31  19  30
Cascade Surge                  16   7  9  0  33  23  22
Central Valley (CA) Hydra      16   3 13  0  16  48   9

Conference Semifinals:   North Jersey defeated Rhode Island 3-1
                         Central Jersey defeated Reading 2-1
                         Charlotte defeated Mobile 1-0 (forfeit) 
                         Wilmington defeated Washington 3-1 
                         D/FW Toros defeated Houston 1-0 (SO) 
                         Tulsa defeated Rockford 3-2 (SO) 
                         Chico defeated Valley Golden 3-0 
                         Everett defeated Hawaii 2-1
Conference finals:       Wilmington defeated Charlotte 3-0
                         Dallas/Fort Worth defeated Tulsa 3-1, 1-0
                         North Jersey defeated Central Jersey 5-1, 1-0(SO)
                         Chico defeated Everett 2-1 (SO)
SIZZLING SIX TOURNAMENT:
Group A:                 Charleston defeated Dallas/Ft. Worth 2-1
                         Chico defeated Dallas/Ft. Worth 2-1 (OT)
                         Charleston defeated Chico 2-1
Group B:                 Wilmington defeated North Jersey 3-0
                         Charlotte defeated Wilmington 1-0
                         Charlotte defeated North Jersey 6-2
Semifinals:              Charlotte defeated Chico 1-0
                         Charleston defeated Wilmington 2-0
CHAMPIONSHIP:            Charleston defeated Charlotte 3-2 (SO)

After the season, Birmingham, CCV, Las Vegas, New Mexico, San Antonio
and Washington folded.  Everett merged with the PDL's Puget Sound Hammers.


                           USISL Premier League

Before the season, Jackson, Miami, West Florida, Kamalazoo, Detroit,
Mid-Michigan, Omaha, Spokane, Bellingham, Willamette Valley, Central
Coast, and Southern California were added. Ft. Lauderdale became
Florida.  Wichita became the Blue.  Oklahoma City became the Heat. San
Francisco United All-Blacks became the San Francisco Bay Seals.  Arizona
became the Phoenix. Montclair became Fontana. Ann Arbor Elites became
Michigan Madness.
                               GP   W  L SW  GF  GA  PTS
        EASTERN CONFERENCE
        Northern Division
Jackson Cougars                14   8  6  1  34  24  22
Roanoke Riverdawgs             14  10  4  0  49  26  30
Birmingham Grasshoppers        14   4 10  0  20  33  12
Nashville Metros               14   7  7  2  34  26  17

        Southern Division
Cocoa Expos                    14  10  4  1  45  22  28
Orlando Lions                  14   9  5  1  25  28  25
Florida Strikers               14   7  7  1  31  33  19
West Florida Fury              14   5  9  0  29  36  15
Miami Tango                    14   4 10  0  29  37  12
South Florida Future           14   0 14  0  17  63   0

        CENTRAL CONFERENCE
        Northern Division
Lexington Bluegrass Bandits    14  10  4  1  32  18  28
Michigan Madness               14   9  5  1  22  26  25
Mid-Michigan Bucks             14   8  6  1  24  18  22
Detroit Dynamite               14   8  6  1  34  19  22
Kalamazoo Kingdom              14   5  9  0  18  22  15
Grand Rapids Explosion**        7   0  7  0   6  21   0

        Southern Division
Austin Lone Stars              14  10  4  0  41  17  30
Omaha Flames                   14   8  6  0  39  22  24
Sioux City Breeze              13   9  4  2  26  23  23
Oklahoma City Heat             14   7  7  0  22  26  21
Des Moines Menace              14   7  7  0  22  21  21
Wichita Blue                   13   5  8  0  18  33  15

        WESTERN CONFERENCE
        Northern Division
Spokane Shadow                 14  12  2  1  34  17  34
San Francisco Bay Seals        14  10  4  0  35  15  30
Puget Sound Hammers            14   8  6  0  31  23  24
Colorado Springs Stampede      14   9  5  1  20  12  25
Willamette Valley Firebirds    14   5  9  0  21  31  15
Bellingham Orcas               14   3 11  0  17  50   9

        Southern Division
Central Coast Roadrunners      14  12  2  1  38  16  34
San Diego Top Guns             14   9  5  1  28  22  25
Arizona Phoenix                14   7  7  0  32  31  21
Tucson Amigos                  14   7  7  0  24  29  21
Fontana Falcons                14   5  9  0  31  32  15
Southern California Gunners    14   3 11  0  19  28   9

**  Grand Rapids did not play any home games due to lack of a home
field.

Conference Play-ins:    Nashville defeated Roanoke 2-1(OT)
                        Florida defeated West Florida 4-3(SO)
Division Semi-finals:   
   (Central)            Mid-Michigan defeated Michigan 3-2(OT)
                        Lexington defeated Kalamazoo 5-4(SO)
   (Eastern)            Nashville defeated Florida 1-0
   (Southern)           Austin defeated Des Moines 1-0(OT)
                        Omaha defeated Sioux City 3-1
   (Western)            San Diego defeated Arizona 3-1
   (Northern)           Spokane defeated Puget Sound 2-1
                        San francisco Bay defeated Colorado Springs 2-1
                        Central Coast defeated Tucson 7-0
Division Finals:        Jackson defeated Nashville 3-2(OT)
                        Mid-Michigan defeated Lexington 1-0(SO)
                        Omaha defeated Austin 3-2(OT)
                        Central Coast defeated San Diego 3-2
                        San Francisco Bay defeated Spokane 2-1
PREMIER SIX TOURNAMENT: 
                        Omaha defeated San Francisco Bay 2-1 (SO)
                        San Luis Obispo defeated Mid-Michigan 3-0
                        Jackson defeated Cocoa 1-0
                        San Luis Obispo defeated Jackson 2-1
                        San Francisco defeated Mid-Michigan 4-0
                        Cocoa defeated Omaha 4-1
CHAMPIONSHIP:           San Luis Obispo defeated San Francisco 1-0

After the season, Orlando, Roanoke, Oklahoma City, San Diego and Fontana
folded.

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