State of Cascadian Soccer

Lower than MLS soccer in America/Canada/Caribbean is always in a state of flux. In light of that Falk just posted a look at the Northwest PDL of 2011. Sadly Eastern WA is empty, as is all of Oregon not Timbers related.

Below the break are simple tables broken down by tiers on the pyramid

Major League Soccer

  1. Seattle Sounders
  2. Vancouver Whitecaps
  3. Portland Timbers

North American Soccer League

  1. Vancouver maintains rights to team. Inactive for 2011

MLS Reserves

  1. Seattle Sounders
  2. Vancouver Whitecaps
  3. Portland Timbers

USL Pro - absent from West besides a team in LA

Premier Development League (PDL)

  1. Abbottsford Mariners
  2. Victoria Highlanders
  3. Vancouver Whitecaps Residency
  4. North Sound SeaWolves
  5. Kitsap Pumas
  6. Washington Crossfire
  7. Tacoma Tide
  8. Portland Timbers U-23s

National Premier Soccer League (NPSL)

  1. French Soccer Academy (Sebastien Le Toux owner)
  2. Southern Oregon Fuego

If you can figure out why Portland and Vancouver are operating teams outside of the MLS umbrella you would be as smart as they are. Portland does not have an Academy at this time, so they may be using their PDL side as a stop-gap for their 18 year olds that might become HGPs. That would put a lot of pressure on those kids though playing in a league with players that are typically four years older.

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