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Eight Playoff Spots Decided in USSF D-2 Pro League as Teams Wrap Up Regular Season Schedules


CHICAGO (Sept. 23, 2010) – With 12 games left in the regular season, the eight playoff berths in the USSF D-2 Pro League postseason have been determined.

The eight teams that qualified for the playoffs are the Rochester Rhinos, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Austin Aztex, Portland Timbers, Carolina RailHawks, Montreal Impact, NSC Minnesota Stars and Puerto Rico Islanders.

The berths were confirmed when St. Louis lost on Wednesday night and became the fourth team mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, joining the Tampa Bay Rowdies, Miami FC and Crystal Palace Baltimore.

The eight playoff-bound teams will now be competing for the best seed possible before the regular season ends on Oct. 3. The first round of the D-2 Pro League Playoffs will begin the following week, with each round consisting of a two-leg, aggregate goals series.

The D-2 Pro League is divided into the USL Conference and NASL Conference. Each Conference leader qualifies for the playoffs with the next six teams, regardless of Conference alignment, earning the remaining spots. The two Conference winners earn the first two seeds with the number one seed awarded to the overall points leader after the regular season. The number three through eight seeds are awarded to the remaining six qualifiers according to their overall points regardless of Conference alignment.

The current league table appears below with Conference in parentheses:

Team Name

GP

W

L

T

GF

GA

GD

Pts

*+Rochester Rhinos (USL)

28

15

7

6

36

22

14

51

*Vancouver Whitecaps FC (NASL)

28

10

4

14

30

19

11

44

*+Austin Aztex (USL)

27

14

5

8

48

33

15

50

*Portland Timbers (USL)

28

12

7

9

29

20

9

45

*Carolina RailHawks (NASL)

28

11

9

8

39

30

9

41

*Montreal Impact (NASL)

28

10

11

7

33

30

3

37

*NSC Minnesota Stars (USL)

29

10

12

7

29

35

-6

37

*Puerto Rico Islanders (USL)

28

9

10

9

35

32

3

36

Tampa Bay Rowdies (USL)

28

6

11

11

34

40

-6

29

Miami FC Blues (NASL)

28

6

11

11

35

48

-13

29

AC St. Louis (NASL)

28

7

13

8

29

42

-13

29

Crystal Palace Baltimore (NASL)

28

6

16

6

20

46

-26

24

* indicates team has qualified for playoffs
+ indicates team has clinched top four seed


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