Thunder Bay Chill Soccer Starts May 31st

The Thunder Bay Chill are the 2013 Premier Development League
The Thunder Bay Chill are the 2013 Premier Development League Regular Season Champions Photo by James Mirabelli

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PDL Soccer Season Schedule

THUNDER BAY – Soccer – The Thunder Bay Chill are sharing another season of exciting PDL Soccer.

The PDL has released its 2014 alignment and schedule, with the 448-game regular season getting underway on Saturday, May 3.

Changes to the 2014 Heartland division include the departure of the Kansas City Brass and the divisional shift of the Chicago Inferno from the Great Lakes Division. Real Colorado has also shifted to the new Mountain Division in the Western Conference.

Thunder Bay Chill Start Season May 31st

The Thunder Bay Chill will play 14 regular season games starting on the road against WSA Winnipeg on May 31, 2014. The home opener will be on Friday June 6, 2014 when the St. Louis Lions come to town. The Chill’s regular season ends on July 9, 2014 against the Chicago Inferno.

Among the exciting developments for the PDL in 2014 is the addition of a pair of MLS-affiliated clubs. A total of eight new teams have joined the PDL for 2014, with the Montreal Impact U23 and San Jose

Earthquakes of MLS leading the trend of professional clubs placing teams in the PDL. A pair of USL PRO clubs also have added to their developmental structure for 2014, with the Cincinnati Dutch Lions (Dayton Dutch Lions) and Pittsburgh Riverhounds U23 also making their debuts.

The 2014 PDL Championship presented by Nike will once again feature the four conference champions with the host to be determined.

PDL clubs will again play 14-game schedules in 2014, seven home and seven away. Follow the link below to see the full 2014 schedule and new alignment.

The Thunder Bay Chill are the 2013 Premier Development League Regular Season Champions
The Thunder Bay Chill are the 2013 Premier Development League Regular Season Champions

The Thunder Bay Chill completed their 2013 season in late July but had to wait until the league awards dinner to be recognized by the league at its annual Awards Banquet in Clearwater Florida for leading the league with 37 points (12-1-1), taking the regular season championship by two points in the 64 team PDL.

Chill general manager John Marrello and head coach Tony Colistro were in Clearwater, FL, at the league’s annual general meeting last December.  2013 was the first time in the Chill’s 14 years on the field that they have finished first overall in the North American league.

Chill head coach Tony Colistro stated he was very proud of this accomplishment and credited the commitment of his players. “We have come close in the past, but seemed to always lose this award by a point or two, so to finally achieve this is very satisfying to me and our organization”.

2014 PDL Schedule / Alignment

YouTube Live will serve as the official video platform for the PDL in 2014.

Live games from throughout the league as well as team highlights and weekly league videos will provide fans a front row seat during the season. Select games will be available live for fans to view for free on the largest global video sharing site. Some of the features YouTube Live will present to fans during live games include DVR, chat, full HD support, and social media interactivity. Fans are encouraged to subscribe for free to the team-specific YouTube channels. Please visit  http://www.uslsoccer.com/connect for links to team accounts.

The Thunder Bay Chill plays in the 64 team Premier Development League (PDL) which is the top developmental men’s league in North America.