Dayton Dynamo FC Releases 2017 Schedule

Dayton Dynamo FC has released its schedule for 2017. The campaign includes a slate of preseason tune-ups followed by the regular season, which will include several exhibitions intermixed with NPSL Midwest Region North Conference matches. The fans first chance to see the Dynamo in their new home at Roger Glass Stadium will be on May…

USL Announces 2017 Conference Alignment

A sign that the dust is beginning to settle after USSF elected to provisionally sanction the USL as a D2 professional league in 2017 is the official announcement of the USL conference alignment for the upcoming season. The league will comprise 30 teams, split equally between Eastern and Western Conferences. The Mississippi River will essentially serve as…

Feedback from the USL Front Office Regarding the Schedule

Scratching the Pitch and others have had a lot to say about the USL schedule since it was announced on Wednesday. We decided it would be fair to allow the league to explain some the rationale behind the construction of the schedule. David Wagner (@AVOCATdeFOOT), USL Vice President of Competition and Operations, took the time…

What is the Effect of Multiple Games in a Week?

One of the most often scrutinized aspects of the USL schedule is the frequency of games slated to take place over a relatively short period of time. Historically, the league has presented schedules that featured teams playing on back to back days or twice in three days. It is a practice that has begun to…

What’s Up with the USL Schedule?

The Eastern Conference has a fairly balanced schedule, especially compared to the West. Of the 30 games each club plays, 26 are home and away vs the other 13 conference foes. The additional 4 matches are spread among “regional rivals”, and while these matches will determine which teams make the playoffs and who gets home…

USL 2016 Schedule Tips the Scales

The task of scheduling 435 matches in the 185 days from March 25 to September 25 is complete. The USL revealed its 2016 regular season schedule on Wednesday to much fanfare. While there is much to be applauded and scrutinized, one aspect of the slate stands out above all others. It lacks balance in terms of…

Forecasting 2016 USL Alignment and Schedule

With the announcement of the genesis of Swope Park Rangers KC, the official number of teams in the USL has swollen to 30. Twenty-eight of those teams are now set to compete in the league next season. Barring an unexpected event, 28 seems to be firm and fixed for 2016. With this in mind, the…