The PDL is the leader in pre-professional soccer in the U.S. and Canada. With 72 teams spanning 10 divisions and four conferences, our league plays a vital role in the landscape of North American soccer as it continues to provide an elite platform for over 1,000 players pursuing careers domestically and internationally.
In its 23rd season, the Premier Development League is at the pinnacle of amateur soccer; 72% of 2017 MLS Draftees have PDL experience. Some of our recent alumni include:
Jordan Morris (2015) Seattle Sounders FC
Keegan Rosenberry (2015) Philadelphia Union
DeAndre Yedlin (2014) Newcastle United FC
Kekuta Manneh (2012) Columbus Crew SC
Andrew Wenger (2012) Houston Dynamo
"The evolution and growth of the league has been great to see...as I look back on my four years in the league, it’s great to see the overall quality of franchises continue to rise on what seems like a yearly basis.
So everything from raising minimum standards to the quality of play on the field to [league] initiatives, such as live streaming of games, all of those things combine to make this the obvious destination of choice for teams that value an inherently amateur experience, but with a path to professional soccer.”