2016 Carolina Dynamo PDL Schedule Released

Posted by Press Release on February 2, 2016 at 4:21 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

2016 Carolina Dynamo PDL Schedule Released
Dynamo Open Season on Road at Charlotte May 14th
Home Opener is Saturday, May 28th vs. Tri-Cities

Today, the PDL unveiled the PDL Conference Alignment & Schedule for the 2016 Season. The 2016 PDL season features 67 teams in four conferences, playing a total of 469 games. The Dynamo will again compete as part of the Eastern Conference’s South Atlantic Division. The South Atlantic Division features eight teams including long time foes; Charlotte Eagles, Southern West Virginia King’s Warriors & West Virginia Chaos. The Division also boasts three new franchises; Peachtree City MOBA (Peachtree, GA), Tri Cities FC, Otters (Johnson City, TN) & Tormenta FC (Statesboro, GA)

The Dynamos home schedule features (6) Saturday, and (1) Thursday games, to be played at Macpherson Stadium. The Dynamo open the season on the road for three consecutive games, before returning to the friendly confines of Macpherson Stadium Memorial Day weekend for a contest vs. the Tri Cities Otters. Kick-off is slated for 7:00 on Saturday, May 28th. Battleground memberships, GUSA season passes and season tickets will be on sale soon.

The 2016 PDL Regular Season will conclude on Sunday, July 17, with 22 teams advancing to the 2016 PDL Playoffs which will kick off the following week.

2016 PDL Playoff Format

Eastern Conference: The team finishing with the most points in the conference will advance to the Eastern Conference Championship, with the second- and third-placed teams from that division also earning berths into the playoff round. The top two teams from the remaining two divisions will also advance to the playoffs, with the Northeast and Mid Atlantic Division competing in an inter-division playoff and the South Atlantic Division’s representatives meeting each other to determine the final three teams to advance to the Eastern Conference Championship.

Southern Conference: The top two teams in the Southeast and the first-place team in the Mid South Division will advance to the Southern Conference Championship. The final place in the conference semifinals will be either the second-place side in the Mid South Division, or third-place side in the Southeast Division, to be determined by total points.

Central Conference: The top two teams in the Great Lakes and Heartland Division will advance to the Central Conference Championship.

Western Conference: The team finishing with the most points in the conference will advance to the Western Conference Championship, with the second- and third-placed teams from that division also earning berths into the playoff round. The top two teams from the remaining two divisions will also advance to the playoffs, with in-division playoffs determining the final three teams to advance to the Western Conference Championship.

The PDL Conference Championships will be held on the weekend of July 22-24, with the four conference champions advancing to the PDL Semifinals, to be held on the week of July 24-31. The 2016 PDL Championship Game will be held on the weekend of August 5-7.

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