USL League Two - U23
The top U23 men's amateur league in North America lives in the USL League Two, the developmental ground for elite players. The regular season will consist of 14 regular season matches, 7 home and 7 away. The schedule is augmented by participation in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup and various exhibitions. Players have the ability to compete throughout the summer months maintaining the collegiate eligibility.
The league is the proving ground for players that aspire to reach the highest levels of the game. In the past six years combined, 70% of all MLS draftees played in the PDL.
The first stage of this will be our tryouts and getting our rosters set. If you have what it takes to compete at a high level, then sign-up and we will see you on the pitch. If you have any questions please contact Mo Sheta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP
USL League Two clubs also compete in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, entering in the first round of the competition. The League Two participants in the historic tournament are determined by standards set forth by the U.S. Open Cup Committee, with each division winner (or the highest-placed U.S. club in the event a Canadian-based club wins a division) having priority, and any remaining teams determined by at-large bids as laid out by the committee.
Eighteen clubs from League Two competed in the 2018 edition of the Open Cup. Three League Two clubs, the Ocean City Nor’easters, Mississippi Brilla and FC Golden State Force, advanced to the third round by defeating professional teams, with FC Golden State Force advancing past a pair of USL Championship sides to reach the Fourth Round where it squared off with history Major League Soccer club the LA Galaxy.