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.
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
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
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.
Note: Long Island Rough Riders deducted three points.
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)
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) *
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)
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)
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