ABOUT: The proven developmental leader in North American soccer's evolving tiered structure, the USL League Two features 74 franchises in four conferences throughout the United States and Canada, including 18 clubs that are owned and operated by a professional club, or that hold a partnership with a professional club. The USL League Two has proven to be an important stepping-stone for top professionals now playing throughout the world, with more than 70 percent of all MLS selections since 2010 having USL League Two experience, including 66 selections in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft. The PDL season consists of 14 regular season matches for each team, seven home and seven away, and provides elite collegiate players the opportunity to taste a higher level of competition while maintaining their eligibility. In addition to league play, USL League Two teams compete in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as well as various exhibitions.
The USL League Two regular season takes place during the summer from early May to mid-July. Each team plays a 14-match schedule against their respective divisional opponents, seven at home and seven away. In conferences with three divisions, each division winner, plus the highest-finishing second-place team in the conference, advances to the playoffs in the conference semifinals. In conferences with two divisions, the top two teams from each division advance to the conference semifinals. The playoffs occur in late July, with each conference champion advancing to the national semifinals and the winners of those matches advancing to the USL League Two Championship in early August.
TRYOUT DATES: October 21, November 24, December 15, January 20, February 9, March 9
TOURNAMENT LOCATION : VIAREGGIO, ITALY
TOURNAMENT DATES : MARCH 11 - 19 GROUP STAGE
TOURNAMENT DATES : MARCH 20 - 28 KNOCK-OUT STAGE
AGE GROUPS : PLAYERS BORN BETWEEN 2001, 2000
3 OVERAGE PLAYERS BORN IN 1999 ARE ALLOWED
PLAYERS WHO MAKE THE TEAM WILL HAVE THEIR TRYOUT FEE REIMBURSED