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2013 PDL season

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Champions  Austin Aztex
Start date  2013
Goals scored  1,365
Lowest attendance  20 INF @ PRE (July 21)
Champion  Austin Aztex
Matches played  424
Biggest home win  REA 8, WES 0 (May 11) VSI 8, FTL 0 (May 25) TUC 9, OCB 1 (June 6) BAL 8, WES 0 (June 12) AUS 8, ELP 0 (June 15) WTS 8, ELP 0 (June 22)
Biggest away win  MIS 6, FTL 0 (May 23) OTT 6, VMT 0 (June 29) AUS 6, WTX 0 (July 18)
Highest attendance  4,617 BYU @ FRE (May 9)
Average attendance  588 (338 of 424 games reporting)
Similar  2011 PDL season, 2009 PDL season, 2016 PDL season

The 2013 USL Premier Development League season was the 19th season of the PDL. The regular season began on May 4 with 3 matches and ended on July 21 with 9 matches. The regular season was followed by a postseason tournament of conference winners to determine the league's champion. Four teams were added to the league and 13 teams dropped, bringing the total number of teams in the league to 64 for 2013.


Name changes

  • Hamilton FC Rage rebranded as K-W United FC
  • Bradenton Academics rebranded as IMG Academy Bradenton
  • New Jersey Rangers rebranded as NJ-LUSO Rangers FC
  • Palmetto FC Bantams rebranded as SC United Bantams
  • VSI Tampa Flames rebranded as VSI Tampa Bay FC (PDL)
  • Pali Blues rebranded as OC Blues Strikers FC
  • Texas Dutch Lions rebranded as Houston Dutch Lions
  • New teams

    Four new clubs joined the PDL this coming season.


  • Thirteen teams were announced as leaving the league prior to the beginning of the season:
  • Boston Victory S.C. – Quincy, Massachusetts
  • Bermuda Hogges – Pembroke, Bermuda
  • Brooklyn Knights – Maspeth, New York
  • Cincinnati Kings – Cincinnati, Ohio
  • FC Jax Destroyers – Jacksonville, Florida
  • Fraser Valley Mariners – Abbotsford, British Columbia
  • Fredericksburg Hotspur – Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • Nashville Metros – Nashville, Tennessee
  • New Orleans Jesters - New Orleans, Louisiana - left to join National Premier Soccer League
  • Ogden Outlaws – Ogden, Utah
  • Orange County Blue Star – Irvine, California
  • Real Maryland F.C. – Rockville, Maryland
  • Worcester Hydra – Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Standings

    2013 Premier Development League standings.

    Note: The first tie-breaker in PDL standings is head-to-head results between teams tied on points, which is why some teams with inferior goal differences finish ahead in the standings.

    Mid Atlantic Division

    Note: Long Island Rough Riders deducted three points.

    Divisional Playoffs

    Five of the divisions have additional matches in order for teams to qualify for the conference championship.

    In the Great Lakes Division, the 2nd and 3rd place teams qualify for a play-in match. Winner advances with the 1st place team to the conference final four.

    In the Northwest Division, the 2nd and 3rd place teams qualify for a play-in match. Winner advances with the 1st place team to the conference final four.

    In the Eastern Conference, the 1st place team in the Mid-Atlantic Division automatically qualifies for the conference final four. The 2nd and 3rd place teams in the Mid-Atlantic Division and the 1st and 2nd place teams in the Northeast Division and the South Atlantic Divisions play each other to qualify for the conference final four.


  • Most Valuable Player: Kris Tyrpak, (AUS)
  • Young (U21) Player of the Year: Pete Caringi (BAL)
  • Coach of the Year: Paul Dalglish, (AUS)
  • Goalkeeper of the Year: Chad Bush, (OTT)
  • Eastern Conference

    F: Pete Caringi (BAL) *, Carl Haworth (OTT) *, Dwayne Reid (OCN)
    M: Brandt Bronico (CAR), Brayan Martinez (JER), Jason Plumhoff (REA) *
    D: Shaun Foster (OTT), Damion Lowe (REA) *, Gilbert Manier (GPP), Hugh Roberts (BAL)
    G: Chad Bush (OTT) *

    Central Conference

    F: Moses Danto (WSA), Oliver Gore (RCO), Zach Steinberger (MIB)
    M: Bryan Ciesiulka (CHI), Jordan Green (KCB), Matt Walker (MIB)
    D: Brandon Fricke (DSM) *, Tyler Hemming (LON), Nolan Intermoia (THU), Axel Sjoberg (THU) *
    G: Tyson Farago (WSA)

    Western Conference

    F: Niall Cousens (VAN), Brett Levis (VIC), Tyler Reinhart (FRE)
    M: Zach Barnes (POR), Paul Islas (FRE) *, Bobby Jhutty (VAN) *
    D: Derrick Bassi (VAN), Chris Brundage (SEA), Tyler Hughes (VIC), Trevor Spurgeon (FRE)
    G: David Meves (POR)

    Southern Conference

    F: Adam Black (OKC), Tyler Blackwood (ORL), Kris Tyrpak (AUS) *
    M: Itode Fubara (ORL), Jack McVey (TAM), Antonio Rocha (AUS)
    D: Taian de Souza (PAN) *, Max Gunderson (AUS), Walter Kromholz (HOU), Felipe Souza (LAR)
    G: Devin Cook (AUS)

    * denotes All-League player


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