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Carolina To Host Eastern Championships
Ocean City, Ottawa, Reading head to Greensboro this weekend

PDL News Release

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

TAMPA, Fla. – The PDL announced today that the Carolina Dynamo had been selected as the host for the 2012 Eastern Conference Championships at Macpherson Stadium in Greensboro, N.C. They will be joined by No. 1 seed the Ocean City Nor’easters, and the Ottawa Fury and Reading United, who joined Carolina in taking victory in their divisional playoff games on Tuesday night.

Ocean City will meet the Ottawa in the first semifinal at 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, with Carolina facing Reading in the second semifinal at 7 p.m. The two semifinal winners will meet on Sunday evening at 6 p.m. to determine which side will advance to the national semifinals the following weekend.

Today’s announcement completes this weekend’s Conference Championships schedule, which also sees the Michigan Bucks host the Central Conference Championship at Ultimate Soccer Arenas in Pontiac, Mich., the Ocala Stampede host the Southern Conference Championship at Trinity Catholic Stadium in Ocala, Fla. and the Ventura County Fusion host the Western Conference Championship at Ventura College in Ventura, Calif.

The Conference Champions determined this weekend will meet in the national semifinals on the weekend of July 27-29 at two host locations to be determined. The PDL Championship will be played on Saturday, August 4 at the home of one of the semifinal winners.

CONFERENCE PLAYOFFS SCHEDULE

Eastern Conference Championships
At Macpherson Stadium
Greensboro, N.C.

Conference Semifinals
Saturday, July 21
Ottawa Fury vs. Ocean City Nor’easters, 4 p.m. ET
Reading United at Carolina Dynamo, 7 p.m. ET

Conference Championship
Sunday, July 22
Semifinal winners, 6 p.m. ET

Central Conference Championships
At Ultimate Soccer Arenas
Pontiac, Mich.

Conference Semifinals
Saturday, July 21
Real Colorado Foxes at Michigan Bucks, 6 p.m. ET
Thunder Bay Chill vs. Forest City London, 8 p.m. ET

Conference Championship
Sunday, July 22
Semifinal winners, 6 p.m. ET

Southern Conference Championships
At Trinity Catholic Stadium
Ocala, Fla.

Conference Semifinals
Friday, July 20
Laredo Heat vs. Orlando City U23, 5:30 p.m. ET
Austin Aztex at Ocala Stampede, 8 p.m. ET

Conference Championship
Sunday, July 22
Semifinals winners, 5 p.m. ET

Western Conference Championships
At Ventura College
Ventura, Calif.

Conference Semifinals
Saturday, July 21
Portland Timbers U-23s at Ventura County Fusion, 5 p.m. PT
Sounders FC U23 vs. FC Tucson, 7:30 p.m. PT

Conference Championship
Sunday, July 22
Semifinal winners, 5 p.m. PT

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