What folks tend to forget during these discussions is that the USL1 is about as stable as a house of Jell-o in a hurricane. Over the last five seasons, seven teams have been added, and ten teams have disappeared. This constant turnover of teams makes the league look rinky-dink to many folks even though the top teams are really pretty stable.
Here's the full list of moves since 2004.
|Cleveland City Stars||Seattle Sounders (moved to MLS)|
|Austin Aztex||Atlanta Silverbacks (on hiatus)|
|none||California Victory (folded)|
|California Victory||Virginia Beach Mariners (folded)|
|Carolina Railhawks||Toronto Lynx (folded)|
|Miami FC||Richmond Kickers (dropped to USL2)|
|none||Syracuse Salty Dogs (folded)|
|Milwaukee Wave (folded)|
|Edmonton Aviators (folded)|
|Calgary Mustangs (folded)|
|Puerto Rico Islanders||none|