2016 Premier League of America season

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Premier League of America
ChampionsMilwaukee Bavarians
Matches played63
Goals scored206 (3.27 per match)

The 2016 Premier League of America season was the 104th season of FIFA-sanctioned soccer in the United States, and the second season of the PLA, but its first under the new name. The season began in May 2016 and concluded in July 2016.


A total of 12 teams competed in the league, seven more than the previous inaugural season. Teams were split into two divisions based on geographical location, with the top two ranked teams of each division competing in an end-of-season championship playoff.

Having originally been denied entry by the National Premier Soccer League for the 2015 season, league founders AFC Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids FC made the move to the NPSL for the 2016 season.

Milwaukee Bavarians were announced as the first expansion team in May 2015. Toledo United FC followed in July of the same year. A third expansion team, Ole SC in the Grand Rapids suburb of Wyoming was added in October. A fourth was added in November when Madison 56ers were added. The fifth, sixth and seventh expansion teams were added in December, as Carpathia FC of Sterling Heights, Michigan, Aris SC of La Crosse, Wisconsin and Minnesota United FC Reserves of Woodbury, Minnesota were added.


Team City Stadium Head Coach
East Division
Aurora Borealis SC Aurora, Illinois Mooseheart School United States CJ Brown
Carpathia FC Sterling Heights, Michigan Carpathia Club United States Bruce Wilden
Oakland County FC Rochester, Michigan Stoney Creek High School United States Waad Sana
Ole SC Wyoming, Michigan Lee Field England David Wood
RWB Adria River Grove, Illinois Triton College Croatia Siniša Alebić
Toledo United FC Maumee, Ohio Lucas County Recreation Center United States David Hebestreit
West Division
Cedar Rapids Rampage United Cedar Rapids, Iowa Clark Field Brazil Hewerton Moreira
Croatian Eagles SC Franklin, Wisconsin Croatian Park United States Alex Toth
Madison 56ers Madison, Wisconsin Breese Stevens Field United States Jim Launder
Milwaukee Bavarians Glendale, Wisconsin Heartland Value Fund Stadium United States Pat Hodgins
Minnesota United FC Reserves Woodbury, Minnesota East Ridge High School United States Peter Rivard
SSC Minneapolis City Minneapolis, Minnesota Lincoln Community Field United States Daniel Warner
2016 Premier League of America season is located in USA Midwest
Locations of PLA clubs for 2016


East Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 RWB Adria 10 7 1 2 29 13 +16 22 2016 PLA playoffs
2 Toledo United FC 10 7 1 2 22 7 +15 22
3 Carpathia FC 10 6 1 3 17 17 0 19
4 Oakland County FC 10 4 2 4 14 13 +1 14
5 Aurora Borealis SC 10 2 1 7 13 25 −12 7
6 Ole SC 10 1 0 9 12 32 −20 3
Updated to match(es) played on July 24, 2016. Source: PLA standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) wins; 3) goal differential

West Division[edit]

Template:2016 PLA West standings


The semifinals were played on July 30. The final and third place matches were played on July 31.

  Semifinal     Final
  1W Milwaukee Bavarians 1  
  2E Toledo United 0    
      1W Milwaukee Bavarians 4
      1E RWB Adria 2
  1E RWB Adria 2    
  2W Cedar Rapids Rampage United 0   Third Place
2E Toledo United 2
  2W Cedar Rapids Rampage United 1

Bold = winner
* = after extra time, ( ) = penalty shootout score


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