USL First Division

USL First Division

Playoff format

In 2008, the top seven teams will advance to the playoff tournament, with the Commissioner’s Cup winner (regular season champion) receiving a bye into the semi-finals.

The first round, which should be played September 26 and 28, will involve the #2 - #7 seeds competing in two-leg aggregate score series, with the three winners advancing to semi-finals, and the #1 seed pitted against the lowest remaining seed.

The semi-final series should take place October 3 and 5, and the championship final will be played Saturday October 11, 2008.

League derbies

" Stars indicate derby titles won"

Cascadia Cup
* Vancouver Whitecaps
* Seattle Sounders
* Portland Timbers

Southern Derby
* Atlanta Silverbacks
* Charleston Battery
* Carolina Railhawks

Voyageurs Cup
* Vancouver Whitecaps
* Montreal Impact
* Toronto FC"(Starting in 2008, MLS's Toronto FC also plays for the Voyageurs Cup through the Canadian Championship)"

Former teams

Past regular season champions (Commissioner’s Cup Winners)

Note: The point systems used throughout the league's history has changed. The league first started using the traditional points system (3 points for a win, 1 for a draw) in 2003.

League average attendance

(as of September 21, 2008)

ee also

*Sports attendances


* (*) Puerto Rico can qualify for the CFU Club Championship via a domestic cup competition.


External links

* [ Official league web site]
* [ Unofficial site created for the Fans, by the Fans]

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