Minnesota United FC finished the NASL Spring Season as Champions, adding another piece of hardware to the Loons' trophy case. MUFC will face the Mexico U-21 National Team and Swansea City during the month of July.
Ottawa Fury FC and the Tampa Bay Rowdies finished sixth and seventh, respectively. Both sides are hoping to improve once play begins for the Fall Season. Anthony Donatelli led the Fury in goals (4) and assists (3), while Tampa Bay clearly benefited from the scoring prowess of Georgi Hristov.
Both the Rochester Rhinos and OKC Energy FC find themselves mid-table in the 2014 USL PRO campaign. The Rhinos are currently sixth with a 6-5-6 record, while OKC have earned a 5-7-3 record.
Rochester is led by Jimmy Banks (five goals) and Hugh Dixon (three goals), while Kyle Hoffer and Tony Walls have been charged with leading the defense. Kyle Greig leads the Energy attack, while Sporting KC loanee Jon Kempin provides star power between the posts.
Supporter-owned Nashville FC recently clinched a spot in the NPSL playoffs, an incredible accomplishment for the first-year side. They finished with a 5-2-3 regular season record in the highly-competitive Southeast Conference. Nashville FC will be joined in the postseason by the New Orleans Jesters, a conference rival. The Jesters had yet another impressive season with striker Reece Wilson and midfielder Keir Hannity leading the attack. Knoxville Force finished seventh in the conference.
Yaw Addow Jr. led the Greater Lowell United Football Club with five goals as the Dragons finished their first season in the North Atlantic Conference. Seven goals from forward Dallas Donovan helped the Rhode Island Reds finish one spot above GLUFC.
The Joplin Demize currently sits at 5th place in the South Central Conference with two games remaining. Their biggest win was a 9-1 result against the BCS Clash.
Donny Mark's Minnesota United Reserves currently stand at 3rd place in the Central Conference with three matches remaining. They have a 3-2-2 record so far in 2014. Fellow Midwest Region side FC Buffalo is fighting for their postseason lives after landing a 3-6-1 record. Luckily the Blitzers have four more games to make their presence felt and complete their push to the playoffs.
The San Diego Flash, Temecula FC, and the Santa Clarita Storm finished third, fourth, and fifth, respectively, in the Southwest Conference. The Sonoma County Sol will make yet another appearance in the NPSL postseason after claiming first place in the Golden Gate. Last year the Sol fell to RVA FC in the National Championship game, narrowly falling to the Richmond, VA expansion side. Seattle Sporting FC came second in the Northwest Conference behind undefeated Spartans Futbol Club.
Partner clubs in the PDL have already made a lot of noise in the 2014 season. The Austin Aztex and Michigan Bucks announced their intentions to join the ever-expanding USL PRO, taking these storied PDL franchises to the professional level. The Bucks and Aztex both sit at first place in their respective divisions after nine games.
Kitsap Pumas and the Jersey Express are having similar success as both sit atop their divisions.
English striker Leigh Veidman leads the Toronto Lynx with four goals as the Canadian side claims fifth place, ahead of the Pittsburgh Riverhounds U-23 squad.
Further south the Southern West Virginia King's Warriors are in the mix at third place in the South Atlantic Division, just behind the Cincinnati Dutch Lions and West Virginia Chaos. The St. Louis Lions are also third, trying to push to the top of the table in the Heartland Division.
The Real Boston Rams are tied for second place in a tight race for the Northeast Division crown. The Laredo Heat are becoming a major player in the Mid South Division, especially after recently handing the Aztex their first defeat of the season.
The Southern California Seahorses and Las Vegas Mobsters are looking to finish strong after finding themselves near the bottom of their divisions. The Seahorses are leaving no stone unturned as they search for their first win, while the Mobsters have two games in hand over the second and third place teams in the Mountain Division.