What if the United States had a relegation system that combined MLS, NASL, and USL teams?

Follow along here all season to see what it would be like in the standings, who might be relegated to the second division, and who might receive a glorious promotion to the first division.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Match Week 20 standings

Standings weighted by talent level for NASL and USL teams placed in the first division.

MLS 1

First Division West
38   Seattle Sounders
29   FC Dallas
29   Real Salt Lake
27   LA Galaxy
27   Colorado Rapids
27   Vancouver Whitecaps
24   Portland Timbers
23   Chivas USA
19   Houston Dynamo
17   San Jose Earthquakes
12   San Antonio Scorpions

First Division East
35   Sporting Kansas City
34   D.C. United
26   Toronto FC
24   New York Red Bulls
23   New England Revolution
23   Philadelphia Union
23   Columbus Crew
23   Orlando City
20   Chicago Fire
14   Montreal Impact
11   New York Cosmos


MLS 2

Second Division West
34   LA Galaxy II
33   Sacramento Republic
26   Minnesota United
24   Orange County Blues
22   Oklahoma City Energy
20   Arizona United
17   Dayton Dutch Lions
13   Atlanta Silverbacks
9   FC Edmonton
7   Indy Eleven

Second Division East
38   Richmond Kickers
27   Rochester Rhinos
25   Wilmington Hammerheads
21   Charlotte Eagles 
20   Harrisburg City Islanders
17   Charleston Battery
17   Pittsburgh Riverhounds
16   Tampa Bay Rowdies
14   Carolina RailHawks
13   Fort Lauderdale Strikers
11   Ottawa Fury


If the Playoffs Started Today...

MLS Cup
(1W) Seattle Sounders vs. (4E) New York Red Bulls
(2W) FC Dallas vs. (3E) Toronto FC
(3W) Real Salt Lake vs. (2E) D.C. United
(4W) LA Galaxy vs. (1E) Sporting Kansas City

Relegation Playoff
(LW) San Antonio Scorpions vs. (LE) New York Cosmos

Promotion Bowl
(1W) LA Galaxy II vs. (4E) Charlotte Eagles
(2W) Sac. Republic vs. (3E) Wilmington Hammerheads
(3W) Minnesota United vs. (2E) Rochester Rhinos
(4W) Orange County Blues vs. (1E) Richmond Kickers


Future Expansion Teams... 

New York City FC (MLS 2015)
Virginia Cavalry (NASL 2015)
Jacksonville Armada (NASL 2015)
Oklahoma City (NASL 2015)
Colorado Springs Switchbacks (USL 2015)
Tulsa Roughnecks (USL 2015)
St. Louis FC (USL 2015)
Louisville City (USL 2015)
Austin Aztex (USL 2015)
New Westminster (USL 2015)
Miami (MLS 2016)
Atlanta (MLS 2017)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Match Week 19 standings

Standings weighted by talent level for NASL and USL teams placed in the first division.

MLS 1

First Division West
38   Seattle Sounders
28   Real Salt Lake
27   Colorado Rapids
26   FC Dallas
25   Vancouver Whitecaps
24   LA Galaxy
23   Chivas USA
21   Portland Timbers
18   Houston Dynamo
16   San Jose Earthquakes
10   San Antonio Scorpions

First Division East
31   D.C. United
29   Sporting Kansas City
24   Toronto FC
23   New England Revolution
23   New York Red Bulls
22   Orlando City
20   Columbus Crew
19   Philadelphia Union
19   Chicago Fire
14   Montreal Impact
10   New York Cosmos


MLS 2

Second Division West
32   Sacramento Republic
31   LA Galaxy II
24   Orange County Blues
23   Minnesota United
21   Oklahoma City Energy
17   Dayton Dutch Lions
16   Arizona United
10   Atlanta Silverbacks
9   FC Edmonton
7   Indy Eleven

Second Division East
35   Richmond Kickers
27   Rochester Rhinos
21   Wilmington Hammerheads
19   Harrisburg City Islanders
18   Charlotte Eagles
17   Charleston Battery
14   Carolina RailHawks
14   Pittsburgh Riverhounds
13   Tampa Bay Rowdies
13   Fort Lauderdale Strikers
11   Ottawa Fury


If the Playoffs Started Today...

MLS Cup
(1W) Seattle Sounders vs. (4E) New England Revolution
(2W) Real Salt Lake vs. (3E) Toronto FC
(3W) Colorado Rapids vs. (2E) Sporting Kansas City
(4W) FC Dallas vs. (1E) D.C. United

Relegation Playoff
(LW) San Antonio Scorpions vs. (LE) New York Cosmos

Promotion Bowl
(1W) Sac. Republic vs. (4E) Harrisburg City Islanders
(2W) LA Galaxy II vs. (3E) Wilmington Hammerheads
(3W) Orange County Blues vs. (2E) Rochester Rhinos
(4W) Minnesota United vs. (1E) Richmond Kickers


Future Expansion Teams... 

New York City FC (MLS 2015)
Virginia Cavalry (NASL 2015)
Jacksonville Armada (NASL 2015)
Oklahoma City (NASL 2015)
Colorado Springs Switchbacks (USL 2015)
Tulsa Roughnecks (USL 2015)
St. Louis FC (USL 2015)
Louisville City (USL 2015)
Austin Aztex (USL 2015)
New Westminster (USL 2015)
Miami (MLS 2016)
Atlanta (MLS 2017)