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MLS Playoffs Set To Kick Off
Five former USL PRO 'players to watch' this postseason

The 2014 Major League Soccer Playoffs kick off on Wednesday night as the Vancouver Whitecaps visit FC Dallas in the Western Conference Knockout Round. In recent years former USL PRO players have played key roles in their clubs’ success in the postseason, so here are five players to watch during the next month as a champion is crowned.

MLS Playoffs Set To Kick Off

The 2014 Major League Soccer Playoffs kick off on Wednesday night as the Vancouver Whitecaps visit FC Dallas in the Western Conference Knockout Round. In recent years former USL PRO players have played key roles in their clubs’ success in the postseason, so here are five players to watch during the next month as a champion is crowned.

Riverhounds Ready For Resurgence

A year ago, things appeared to be moving in a positive direction for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. A strong second half of the 2013 USL PRO season had landed a berth in the playoffs, forward Jose Angulo and midfielder Matt Dallman had both set league records for goals and assists respectively, and the offseason additions of players such as All-League selection Joseph Ngwenya appeared to make the side one of the strongest on paper going into the new season.

Energy FC Announces Fan Forum

OKC Energy FC invites fans to participate in the team’s fan forum on Monday, November 10 from 6-9 p.m. at ACM@UCO, 25 S Oklahoma Ave #400, in Bricktown. “The support and following of our unbelievable fans was amazing during our first season,” said Energy FC General Manager Jason Hawkins.

Boden Re-Signs With Orlando

Orlando City Soccer Club announced today the signing of defender Luke Boden and midfielder Harrison Heath to multi-year deals, as the club continues to comprise a competitive roster for its inaugural 2015 Major League Soccer (MLS) season. Per club and league policy, additional terms of the deal were not announced.

Sorto Taking Progression In Stride

The moment the call came, the emotions going through LA Galaxy II defender Oscar Sorto’s mind were going a mile-a-minute. He was going to Turkey, to the World Cup, to represent the United States U20 National Team. “At the moment, you try to take things seriously, but inside I was super-happy,” Sorto said recently.

Lions Leave Outstanding Legacy

It’s been almost four years to the day since Philip Rawlins announced the establishment of Orlando City SC, and the club’s intention to become part of Major League Soccer. A year ago, that goal was achieved, with the Lions set to join New York City FC in MLS for the 2015 season. In the four seasons between, the Lions have left their mark on USL PRO.

USL PRO GP PTS
Orlando City SC 28 62
Sacramento Republic FC 28 55
LA Galaxy II 28 51
Richmond Kickers 28 51
Charleston Battery 28 41
Rochester Rhinos 28 38
Wilmington Hammerheads FC 28 38
Harrisburg City Islanders 28 37
Arizona United SC 28 33
OKC Energy FC 28 32
Pittsburgh Riverhounds 28 32
Charlotte Eagles 28 31
Orange County Blues FC 28 28
Dayton Dutch Lions FC 28 22
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