2016 Premier League of America season
|Goals scored||206 (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.
|Aurora Borealis SC||Aurora, Illinois||Mooseheart School||CJ Brown|
|Carpathia FC||Sterling Heights, Michigan||Carpathia Club||Bruce Wilden|
|Oakland County FC||Rochester, Michigan||Stoney Creek High School||Waad Sana|
|Ole SC||Wyoming, Michigan||Lee Field||David Wood|
|RWB Adria||River Grove, Illinois||Triton College||Siniša Alebić|
|Toledo United FC||Maumee, Ohio||Lucas County Recreation Center||David Hebestreit|
|Cedar Rapids Rampage United||Cedar Rapids, Iowa||Clark Field||Hewerton Moreira|
|Croatian Eagles SC||Franklin, Wisconsin||Croatian Park||Alex Toth|
|Madison 56ers||Madison, Wisconsin||Breese Stevens Field||Jim Launder|
|Milwaukee Bavarians||Glendale, Wisconsin||Heartland Value Fund Stadium||Pat Hodgins|
|Minnesota United FC Reserves||Woodbury, Minnesota||East Ridge High School||Peter Rivard|
|SSC Minneapolis City||Minneapolis, Minnesota||Lincoln Community Field||Daniel Warner|
|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|
|4||Oakland County FC||10||4||2||4||14||13||+1||14|
|5||Aurora Borealis SC||10||2||1||7||13||25||−12||7|
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) wins; 3) goal differential
Template:2016 PLA West standings
The semifinals were played on July 30. The final and third place matches were played on July 31.
|2W||Cedar Rapids Rampage United||0||Third Place|
|2W||Cedar Rapids Rampage United||1|
Bold = winner
* = after extra time, ( ) = penalty shootout score
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