Premier Development League
The top U23 men's amateur league in North America lives in the USL Premier Development League (PDL), 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 in the PDL 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 about the PDL, please contact Mo Sheta at NVRoyals@AOL.com.
Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup provides a unique opportunity for amateur players in the PDL to be exposed to professional clubs and competition across North America while taking part in one of the world's longest-running soccer tournaments.
20 PDL Teams Earn U.S. Open Cup Spot
U.S. Soccer unveiled the matchups for the First Round of the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday, and 20 Premier Development League teams – including reigning PDL champions the Charlotte Eagles – are set to kick off play in May.
The sides set to take part in the 105th edition of the tournament include the New York Red Bulls U23, the OKC Energy U23, the Seacoast United Phantoms, SIMA Aguilas, FC Golden State Force, the Michigan Bucks, the Myrtle Beach Mutiny, FC Tucson, the Portland Timbers U23, Reading United AC, FC Miami City, Mississippi Brilla FC, the Lakeland Tropics, the Ocean City Nor'easters, the Long Island Rough Riders, the Western Mass Pioneers, The Villages SC, South Georgia Tormenta FC, San Francisco City FC and the Eagles.