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CONCACAF North American Soccer Tables and Irish Players Records 2020

General Report

Jake Mulraney, born in Dublin, Ireland, played 18 games, scoring 8 goals for Atlanta United in Major League Soccer 2020. In addition, 6 Irish Players and one Northern Ireland played in USL League 1 and 3 Irish Players in USL League 2. In the Canadian Premier League, HFX Wanderers FC of Halifax, Nova Scotia had their club Motto in Gaelic on their Club Crest. Chris Conlon, from Ardee in Co. Louth, was Vice-Director of Marketing at New England Revolution, his 14th year at the Club.

Major League Soccer [D1] 2020

MLS 2020PWDLFAPts
Eastern Conference
Philadelphia Union (Q)231454442047
Toronto FC (Q)231355332644
Columbus Crew SC (Q)231256362141
Orlando City SC (Q)231184402541
New York City FC (Q)231238372539
New York Red Bulls (Q)23959293132
Nashville SC (Q)23887242232
New England Revolution (Q)23887262532
CF Montreal (Q)238213334326
Inter Miami CF (Q)237313253524
Chicago Fire235810333923
Atlanta United236413233022
DC United235612254121
FC Cincinnati234415123616
Western Conference
Sporting Kansas City (Q)211236382539
Seattle Sounders FC (Q)221165442339
Portland Timbers (Q)231166463539
Minnesota United FC (Q)21975362634
Colorado Rapids (Q)18846322828
FC Dallas (Q)22976282434
Los Angeles Football Club (Q)22958473932
San Jose Earthquakes (Q)22869355130
Vancouver Whitecaps FC239014274427
LA Galaxy226412274622
Real Salt Lake225710253522
Houston Dynamo FC234910304021
[References: 1; 42]
DateHome TeamAway Team
Conference First Round
20.11.2020New England Revolution2CF Montreal1
21.11.2020Nashville SC3Inter Miami CF1
Conference Quarter-Finals
21.11.2020Orlando City FC1 (6p)New York City FC1 (5p)
21.11.2020Columbus Crew SC3New York Red Bulls2
22.11.2020Sporting Kansas City3 (3p)San Jose Earthquakes3 (0)
23.11.2020Minnesota United3Colorado Rapids0
23.11.2020Portland Timbers1 (7p)FC Dallas1 (8p)
25.11.2020Seattle Sounders FC3Los Angeles Football Club1
24.11.2020Toronto FC0Nashville SC1
25.11.2020Philadelphia Union0New England Revolution2
Conference Semi-Finals
29.11.2020Orlando City FC1New England Revolution3
30.11.2020Columbus Crew SC2Nashville SC0
02.12.2020Seattle Sounders FC1FC Dallas0
04.12.2020Sporting Kansas City0Minnesota United FC3
Conference Finals
06.12.2020Columbus Crew SC1New England Revolution0
08.12.2020Seattle Sounders FC3Minnesota United FC2
MLS Cup
13.12.2020Columbus Crew SC3Seattle Sounders FC0
[References: 2-15; 43]

Major League Soccer [D1] – Irish Players and Managers 2020

PlayerPosTeamGPGS
Jake MulraneyMAtlanta United188
Chris ConlonVDMNew England Revolution
[References: 15-16]

Major League Soccer [D1] – Report 2020

Jake Mulraney, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, played 18 games for Atlanta United in Major League Soccer 2020, scoring 8 goals, as they finished 12th out of 14 teams in the Eastern Conference. [References: 15-16] In addition, Chris Conlon, now in his 14th year at New England Revolution, was Vice-Director of Marketing at the club in 2020.

Jake Mulraney – Atlanta United 2020 [References: 16]

United Soccer League Championship [D2] 2020

USL Championship 2020PWDLGDPts
Group A (North West)
Reno 1868 FC (Q)161132+2236
Sacramento Republic FC (Q)16862+1030
Tacoma Defiance164210-714
Portland Timbers 2 FC163013-309
Group B (South West)
Phoenix Rising FC (Q)161123+2935
LA Galaxy II (Q)16826-326
Orange County SC16736024
San Diego Loyal16655-123
Las Vegas Lights FC16259-1011
Group C (Mountain West)
El Paso Locomotive FC (Q)16952-1032
New Mexico United (Q)16834-627
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC16277-913
Real Monarchs SLC163211-1111
Group D (Texas-Oklahoma)
San Antonio FC (Q)161033+1633
FC Tulsa (Q)15672+525
Austin Bold FC16574+322
OKC Energy FC16178-1710
Rio Grande Valley FC14239-119
Group E (Midwest)
Louisville City FC (Q)161123+1635
Saint Louis FC (Q) 161145+125
Indy Eleven16727+223
Sporting KC II165110-916
Group F (North East)
Hartford Athletic (Q) 161123+735
Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (Q)161114+2934
New York Red Bulls II165011-715
Philadelphia Union II162311-259
Loudoun United FC13139-186
Group G (South Central)
Charlotte Independence (Q)16844+228
Birmingham Legion FC (Q)16745+1025
North Carolina FC15618-419
Memphis 901 FC15447-716
Group H (South East)
Tampa Bay Rowdies (Q)161033+1433
Charleston Battery (Q)15933+1130
The Miami FC16448-1416
Atlanta United 2163310-1012
[References: 16]
DateHome TeamAway Team
First Round
11.10.2020Hartford Athletic0Saint Louis FC1
11.10.2020Louisville City FC2Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC0
11.10.2020Tampa Bay Rowdies4Birmingham Legion FC2
11.10.2020Charlotte Independence1Charleston Battery2 aet
11.10.2020Reno 1868 FC4LA Galaxy II1
11.10.2020San Antonio FC0New Mexico United1 aet
11.10.2020El Paso Locomotive FC2 (4p)FC Tulsa2 (2p)
11.10.2020Phoenix Rising FC1Sacramento Republic FC0
Quarter-Finals
18.10.2020Louisville City FC2Saint Louis FC0
18.10.2020Tampa Bay Rowdies1Charleston Battery0
18.10.2020Reno 1868 FC2 (4p)Phoenix Rising FC2 (5p)
18.10.2020El Paso Locomotive FC1 (5p)New Mexico United1 (3p)
Semi-Finals
25.10.2020Louisville City FC1Tampa Bay Rowdies2
25.10.2020Phoenix Rising FC1 (4p)El Paso Locomotive FC1 (2p)
USL Championship Final
02.11.2020Tampa Bay RowdiesAPhoenix Rising FCA
[References: 21-22]

United Soccer League Championship [D2] – Irish Players 2020

PlayerPosTeamGPGS
Richie Ryan (IRL)MEl Paso Locomotive FC170
Patrick Barrett (IRL)DIndy Eleven131
Niall McCabe (IRL)MLouisville City FC50
Rob Kiernan (IRL)DOrange County SC150
Cameron Palmer (NIR)MOrange County SC132
Corey Whelan (IRL)DPhoenix Rising FC180
Ryan Coulter (IRL)GRio Grande Valley FC10
[References: 23-34]

United Soccer League Championship 2020 – Report

Six Irish and one Northern Ireland player competed in the United Soccer League Championship (North America Division 2) in 2020. Defender Corey Whelan experienced the most success on the field, playing in 18 games for Phoenix Rising Fc as they reached the Final against Tamp Bay Rowdies, only to find the game abandoned due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic. Other Republic of Ireland declared players were Richie Ryan, a Midfielder who played 17 games with El Paso Locomotive FC as they reached the Semi-Finals, losing to Whelan’s Phoenix Rising FC on penalties after a 1-1 draw, and Louisville City’s Niall McCabe who played 5 games in Midfield for the other Semi-Finalists, who lost 1-2 to the Rowdies.

Northern Ireland’s Cameron Palmer, who scored 2 goals in 13 games for Orange County SC and Patrick Barrett, who scored a single goal in 13 games for Indy eleven were among the players to miss out on the playoffs. Rob Kiernan also played for Orange County, playing in 15 games. Goalkeeper Ryan Coulter played 90 minutes for Rio Grande Valley FC in Texas, but otherwise stayed on the bench all season. [References: 21-34]

United Soccer League 1 2020

PWLDGDPPGPts
Greenville Triumph SC (C)161132+132.1935
Union Omaha16835+51.7129
North Texas FC16736+81.6927
Richmond Kickers1686201.6326
Chattanooga Red Wolves SC15654+41.4722
FC Tucson16664+21.3822
Forward Madison FC16556+61.3121
South Georgia Tormenta FC16574-31.1919
New England Revolution II16583-71.1318
Fort Lauderdale CF16493-90.9415
Orlando City B151113-190.406
United Soccer League 1 Standings 2020 [Ref: 35]

United Soccer League 1 [D3] – Irish Players 2020

PlayerTeamGPGS
Steven BeattieChattanooga Red Wolves SC82
Niall LogueFC Tucson160
Mikie RoweSouth Georgia Tormenta FC111
[References: 36-41]

Report – United Soccer League 1 [D3] 2020

The United Soccer League 1 cancelled the League 1 Final scheduled for October 29th 2020, and declared Greenville Triumph SC Champions based on Points Per Game (PPG). Three Irish players played in the USL League 1 in 2020, Niall Logue played all 16 games for FC Tucson (Arizona) as they finished 6th of 11 teams. Steven Beattie of Chattanooga Red Wolves (Tennessee) played 8 games, scoring 2 goals as they finished 5th, and Mikie Rowe scored one goal in 11 games South Georgia Tormenta FC as they came 8th. [References: 36-41]

Canadian Premier League 2020

CPL First StagePWDLFAPts
Cavalry FC Calgary (Q)741210713
HFX Wanderers FC (Q)733112712
Forge FC Hamilton (Q)733113912
Pacific FC Victoria (Q)732212811
York9 FC72418710
Valour FC Winnipeg7223898
Atletico Ottawa72237128
FC Edmonton70165141
Group Stage
Forge FC Hamilton (Q)3210417
HFX Wanderers FC (Q)3111374
Cavalry FC Calgary3102443
Pacific FC Victoria3102653
[References: 17]
DateHome TeamAway Team
Final
19.09.2020Forge FC Hamilton2HFX Wanderers FC0
[References: 18]

Report – Canadian Premier League 2020

HFX Wanderers FC, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, have the motto “Ar Cala, Ar Dachaigh, Ar n-Anam” in Gaelic on their Club Crest meaning “Our Harbour, Our Home, Our Soul”. they finished runners-up in the First stage in the Canadian Premier League in 2020 to Cavalry FC of Calgary, Alberta and also runners-up to Forge FC of Hamilton, Ontario in the Group Stage (four-team second stage), thus qualifying for the CPL Final where they lost 2-0 to Forge FC. [References: 17-20]

HFX Wanderers FC crest [References: 19]

References

Websites

[1] Major League Soccer (2019) Standings | 2020 [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlssoccer.com/standings/mls/2020/ [Accessed 15 March 2021]

[2] Major League Soccer (2019) Playoffs 20-11-2020 [Internet] Available from: https://matchcenter.mlssoccer.com/schedule/2020-11-20  [Accessed 15 March 2021]

[3] Major League Soccer (2019) Playoffs 21-11-2020 [Internet] Available from:  https://matchcenter.mlssoccer.com/schedule/2020-11-21 [Accessed 15 March 2021]

[4] Major League Soccer (2019) Playoffs 22-11-2020 [Internet] Available from:  https://matchcenter.mlssoccer.com/schedule/2020-11-22 [Accessed 15 March 2021]

[5] Major League Soccer (2019) Playoffs 23-11-2020 [Internet] Available from: https://matchcenter.mlssoccer.com/schedule/2020-11-23  [Accessed 15 March 2021]

[6] Major League Soccer (2019) Playoffs 24-11-2020 [Internet] Available from:  https://matchcenter.mlssoccer.com/schedule/2020-11-24 [Accessed 15 March 2021]

[7] Major League Soccer (2019) Playoffs 25-11-2020 [Internet] Available from:  https://matchcenter.mlssoccer.com/schedule/2020-11-25 [Accessed 15 March 2021]

[8] Major League Soccer (2019) Playoffs 29-11-2020 [Internet] Available from: https://matchcenter.mlssoccer.com/schedule/2020-11-29  [Accessed 15 March 2021]

[9] Major League Soccer (2019) Playoffs 30-11-2020 [Internet] Available from: https://matchcenter.mlssoccer.com/schedule/2020-11-30  [Accessed 15 March 2021]

[10] Major League Soccer (2019) Playoffs 2-12-2020 [Internet] Available from:  https://matchcenter.mlssoccer.com/schedule/2020-12-02 [Accessed 15 March 2021]

[11] Major League Soccer (2019) Playoffs 4-12-2020 [Internet] Available from: https://matchcenter.mlssoccer.com/schedule/2020-12-04  [Accessed 15 March 2021]

[12] Major League Soccer (2019) Playoffs 6-12-2020 [Internet] Available from: https://matchcenter.mlssoccer.com/schedule/2020-12-06  [Accessed 15 March 2021]

[13] Major League Soccer (2019) Playoffs 8-12-2020 [Internet] Available from: https://matchcenter.mlssoccer.com/schedule/2020-12-08  [Accessed 15 March 2021]

[14] Major League Soccer (2019) MLS Cup 13-12-2020 [Internet] Available from: https://matchcenter.mlssoccer.com/schedule/2020-12-13  [Accessed 15 March 2021]

[15] Major League Soccer (2020) Jake Mulraney [Internet] Available from: https://www.mlssoccer.com/players/jake-mulraney [Accessed 15 March 2021]

[16] Major League Soccer (2020) Mulraney-lo [Internet] Available from: https://league-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/styles/image_player_headshot/s3/Mulraney-lo.png?PaN3uRcy_AohkJPU3QAre6dC6lMBnV1t&itok=IuvQ9vLl [Accessed 15 March 2021]

[17] Canadian Premier League (2020) Standings [Internet] Available from: https://canpl.ca/standings/ [Accessed 14 March 2021]

[18] Canadian Premier League (2020) Schedule [Internet] Available from: https://canpl.ca/schedule [Accessed 14 March 2021]

Images

[19] Canadian Premier League (2021) HFX-Wanderers-FC-Primary-1-320×320 [Internet] Available from: https://cdn.canpl.ca/app/uploads/cpl/2019/04/24161725/HFX-Wanderers-FC-Primary-1-320×320.jpg [Accessed 14 March 2021]

[20] HFX Wanderers FC (2021) Club Overview [Internet] Available from: https://hfxwanderersfc.canpl.ca/club-overview [Accessed 14 March 2021]

Websites

[21] United Soccer League Championship (2020) Standings [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/league-standings [Accessed 23 February 2021]

[22] United Soccer League Championship (2020) League Schedule [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/league-schedule [Accessed 23 February 2021]

[23] United Soccer League Championship (2020) El Paso Locomotive Roster [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/el-paso-locomotive-fc-roster [Accessed 23 February 2021]

[24] United Soccer League Championship (2020) Indy Eleven Roster[Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/indy-eleven-roster  [Accessed 23 February 2021]

[25] United Soccer League Championship (2020) Louisville City FC Roster[Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/louisville-city-fc-roster [Accessed 23 February 2021]

[26] United Soccer League Championship (2020) Orange County Roster[Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/orange-county-sc-roster [Accessed 23 February 2021]

[27] United Soccer League Championship (2020) Phoenix Rising FC Roster[Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/phoenix-rising-fc-roster  [Accessed 23 February 2021]

[28] United Soccer League Championship (2020) Rio Grande Valley FC Roster[Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/rio-grande-valley-fc-roster [Accessed 23 February 2021]

[29] United Soccer League Championship (2020) El Paso Locomotive Player Stats [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/el-paso-locomotive-fc-player-stats [Accessed 23 February 2021]

[30] United Soccer League Championship (2020) Indy Eleven Player Stats [Internet] Available from:  https://www.uslchampionship.com/indy-eleven-player-stats [Accessed 23 February 2021]

[31] United Soccer League Championship (2020) Louisville City Player Stats [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/louisville-city-fc-player-stats [Accessed 23 February 2021]

[32] United Soccer League Championship (2020) Orange County Player Stats [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/orange-county-sc-player-stats [Accessed 23 February 2021]

[33] United Soccer League Championship (2020) Phoenix Rising FC Player Stats [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/phoenix-rising-fc-player-stats [Accessed 23 February 2021]

[34] United Soccer League Championship (2020) Rio Grande Valley FC Player Stats [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/rio-grande-valley-fc-player-stats [Accessed 23 February 2021]

Websites

[35] USL1 (2020) USL1 Standings [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslleagueone.com/league-standings [Accessed 14 March 2021]

[36] USL 1 (2020) Chattanooga Red Wolves SC Roster 2020 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslleagueone.com/chattanooga-red-wolves-sc-roster [Accessed 29 December 2020]

[37] USL 1 (2020) Chattanooga Red Wolves SC Player Stats [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslleagueone.com/chattanooga-red-wolves-sc-player-stats [Accessed 29 December 2020]

[38] USL 1 (2020) South Georgia Tormenta Roster 2020 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslleagueone.com/south-georgia-tormenta-fc-roster [Accessed 29 December 2020]

[39] USL 1 (2020) South Georgia Tormenta Player Stats 2020 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslleagueone.com/south-georgia-tormenta-fc-player-stats [Accessed 29 December 2020]

[40] USL 1 (2020) FC Tucson Roster 2020 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslleagueone.com/fc-tucson-roster [Accessed 29 December 2020]

[41] USL 1 (2020) FC Tucson Player Stats 2020 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslleagueone.com/fc-tucson-player-stats[Accessed 29 December 2020]

Magazines

[42] World Soccer (2019) “World Service: Club Football | UNITED STATES January 2021. pg. 97.

[43] World Soccer (2019) “World Service: Club Football | CONCACAF – MLS Cup Playoffs February 2021. pg. 94-95.

Newspapers

[44] Caoimhin Reilly (2020) From Ardee to Boston, Conlon Climbing Ranks in MLS Dundalk Democrat . Tuesday, January 7, 2020. pg. Sport 46. [Available Online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Richard Mulcahy, Fiona Connolly-Mulcahy, Conor Connolly-Mulcahy, Dara Connolly-Mulcahy, Orla Connolly-Mulcahy & Aodhan Connolly-Mulcahy

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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Last Updated: 15 March 2021

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