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2011 USL Pro season

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Champions  Orlando City
Start date  2011
Location  United States of America
Matches played  108
Commissioner's Cup  Orlando City
Champion  Orlando City SC
Goals scored  273
2011 USL Pro season
Top goalscorer  Jhonny Arteaga (13 goals)
Biggest home win  HAR 4, CHE 0 (July 2) HAR 5, NEW 1 (July 20) ORL 4, HAR 0 (August 12)
Biggest away win  ANT 7, PRU 0 (April 27)
Highest scoring  ANT 7, PRU 0 (April 27) CHB 4, CHE 3 (August 12)
People also search for  2015 USL season, 2014 USL Pro season

The 2011 USL PRO season was the 25th season of third-division soccer in the United States, and was the inaugural season of the United Soccer Leagues' (USL) new professional competition. The league is effectively a combination of the USL's former First and Second Divisions.

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Following the conclusion of the regular season in August, a postseason tournament, known as the USL PRO Playoffs, took place between the top eight clubs during the season. The quarterfinals was played between August 19–20, the semifinals between August 26–28, and the championship took place on September 3.

Teams

USL PRO was initially set to feature 15 clubs that would be aligned into three conferences of five clubs: the "American", "National" and "International" conferences. The league announced that each club would play an unbalanced schedule with a total of 24 matches. Initially, the International Division clubs were intended to play each other four times, twice home and twice away, with four games apiece at home and away against competition from the American and National Divisions. The American and National Division clubs were intended to play each other twice: home and away, regardless of division.

However, on May 10, 2011, the USL formally removed the three Puerto Rico Soccer League teams and announced that all remaining teams would continue to play a 24-game schedule.

Personnel and Kits

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

American Division

Source: USL Pro official standings
Rules for classification:Points, then tiebreak: 1) Head-to-head record based on total points in League games, 2) Total wins in League games, 3) Goal difference in League games, 4) Goals scored in League games, etc.
(CC) = Commissioner's Cup (best regular season record); (A) = Advances to USL Pro Playoffs; (D) = Divisional winners.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified for the USL Pro Playoffs, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (E) = Eliminated from playoff-contention.

  • ^Note 1 - The top four clubs in each division are guaranteed spots in the 2011 USL Pro Playoffs.
  • National Division

    Source: USL Pro official standings
    Rules for classification:Points, then tiebreak: 1) Head-to-head record based on total points in League games, 2) Total wins in League games, 3) Goal difference in League games, 4) Goals scored in League games, etc.
    (CC) = Commissioner's Cup (best regular season record); (A) = Advances to USL Pro Playoffs; (D) = Divisional winners.
    Only applicable when the season is not finished:
    (Q) = Qualified for the USL Pro Playoffs, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (E) = Eliminated from playoff-contention.

  • ^Note 1 - The top four clubs in each division are guaranteed spots in the 2011 USL PRO Playoffs.
  • Results table

    Puerto Rican teams were removed from USL Pro League on 10 May. All results against them that took place to that date were kept and future games were rescheduled amongst the remaining teams.

    Playoffs

    The top four teams in each division at the end of the regular season qualified for a single-elimination playoff for the USL PRO Championship. The championship match was played at 7:00 pm on Saturday, September 3, and saw Orlando City SC defeat the Harrisburg City Islanders in a penalty shootout. Orlando City SC earned the right to host the championship match by virtue of their better regular-season record.

    Championship Game MVP: Sean Kelley (ORL)

    References

    2011 USL Pro season Wikipedia


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