R Team
1 San Antonio
2 Louisville City FC
3 Memphis 901
4 Tampa Bay Rowdies
5 San Diego loyalty
6 Birmingham Legion
7 Pittsburgh Riverhounds
8 Miami FC
9 Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
10 Detroit City
11 Sacramento Republic FC
12 New Mexico United
13 Rio Grande Valley
14 Oakland Roots
15 El Paso Locomotive FC
16 Las Vegas Lights
17 Phoenix Rising FC
18 FC Tulsa
19 Indy Eleven
20 Los Angeles Galaxy II
21 Monterey Bay FC
22 Hartford Athletic
23 Orange County Blues FC
24 Loudoun United
25 Charleston Battery
26 Atlanta United FC II
27 New York Red Bulls B
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Unlike most other nations, there is no system of merit-based promotion and relegation in the American and Canadian pyramids, meaning that the champions of USL-1 could not move up to Major League Soccer and, similarly, the worst teams in MLS were not in danger of being demoted to USL-1. However, some USL-1 teams had in the past chosen to take voluntary relegation to a lower level of the USL system, often to reduce operating costs, while teams had also decided to move up to USL-1 after finding success at the lower levels. The top seven teams advanced to the playoff tournament, with the Commissioner’s Cup winner (regular season champion) receiving a bye into the semi-finals. Each round consisted of two legs, the lower seeded team hosting the first leg, and the higher seed hosting the second. Prior to 2009, the final was played as a single leg at the higher seeds stadium. After the first legs were completed, the lowest remaining seed played the Commissioners Cup winner, and the higher seeds played each other. The highest remaining seed hosted the penultimate game of the Finals. The playoffs started the week after the completion of the regular season, and typically ended in mid-October.