1994 United States Interregional Soccer League

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The 1994 United States Interregional Soccer League was an outdoor season run by the United States Interregional Soccer League.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Each team had a 20 game schedule, with two games counting as Designated Makeup Games (DMGs). DMGs are plugged in for any game that was cancelled during the season.

Scoring[edit]

Teams in the Northeast and Midwest have points that reflect the addition of a 1 point corner kick bonus per game. The standings published by the USISL list only the wins, losses, goals scored, goals allowed and total points. They do not provide the number of wins or losses that came through shootouts. They also do not provide the number of bonus points coming from goals or corner kicks.[1][2]

  • Regulation win = 6 points
  • Shootout win (SW) = 4 points
  • Shootout loss (SL) = 2 points
  • Regulation loss = 0 points
  • Bonus points (BP): An additional one point per goal up to a maximum of three points per game.
  • Northeast Division and Midwest Division teams received one point per corner kick each game.

Northeast Division[edit]

Place Team GP W L GF GA GD Points
1 Long Island Rough Riders 18 13 5 35 19 +16 117
2 Jersey Dragons 18 12 6 39 23 +16 110[Note 1]
3 Cape Cod Crusaders 18 10 8 39 25 +14 98
4 New Jersey Imperials 18 10 8 28 25 +3 98
5 Delaware Wizards 18 9 9 28 25 +3 89
6 New York Fever 18 7 11 29 33 -4 82
7 Boston Storm 18 5 13 24 47 -23 65
8 Connecticut Wolves 18 6 12 14 32 -18 59
9 Philadelphia Freedom 18 6 12 21 36 -15 58

Atlantic Division[edit]

Place Team GP W L GF GA GD Points
1 Greensboro Dynamo 18 16 2 60 22 +38 143
2 Charleston Battery 18 14 4 36 15 +21 111'
3 Charlotte Eagles 18 10 8 44 32 +12 95
4 Raleigh Flyers 18 9 9 33 33 0 90
5 Hampton Roads Hurricanes 18 10 8 32 27 +5 84
6 Columbia Heat 18 9 9 32 39 -7 82
7 Washington Mustangs 18 11 7 33 29 +4 80[Note 2]
8 Baltimore Bays 18 6 12 26 39 -13 59
9 Richmond Kickers 18 4 14 21 43 -22 44

Southeast Division[edit]

Place Team GP W L GF GA GD Points
1 Cocoa Expos 17 16 1 69 13 +56 128
2 Atlanta Magic 17 11 6 44 36 +8 104
3 Florida Stars 17 11 6 65 39 +26 97[Note 3]
4 Orlando Lions 17 7 10 50 46 +4 81
5 Boca Raton Sabres 18 6 12 37 48 -11 73[Note 4]
6 Fort Lauderdale Kicks 17 5 12 25 53 -28 53
7 South Florida Flamingos 17 3 14 19 80 -61 37

Midwest Division[edit]

Place Team GP W L GF GA GD Points
1 Minnesota Thunder 18 18 0 61 14 +47 170
2 Milwaukee Rampage 18 16 2 81 18 +63 161
3 Columbus Xoggz 18 11 7 39 37 +2 112
4 St. Louis Knights 18 11 7 46 37 +9 108
5 Detroit Wheels 18 9 9 35 38 -3 98
6 Rockford Raptors 18 10 8 36 34 +2 98
7 Des Moines Menace 18 5 13 37 46 -9 63
8 Cincinnati Cheetas 18 5 13 38 40 -2 59
9 Sioux City Breeze 18 1 17 15 64 -49 23

Midsouth Division[edit]

Place Team GP W L GF GA GD Points
1 Louisville Thoroughbreds 18 13 5 53 35 +18 114
2 New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers 18 12 6 38 23 +15 107
3 Birmingham Grasshoppers 18 13 5 36 19 +17 104
4 Lexington Bluegrass Bandits 18 10 8 32 25 +7 87
5 Nashville Metros 18 7 11 43 43 0 78
6 Arkansas A's 18 4 14 22 62 -40 45
7 Chattanooga Express 18 5 13 16 45 -29 36
8 Memphis Jackals 11 2 9 19 34 -15 29

South Central Division[edit]

Place Team GP W L GF GA GD Points
1 Tulsa Roughnecks 18 16 2 52 18 +44 132
2 DFW Toros 18 12 6 51 40 +11 112
3 San Antonio Pumas 18 11 7 53 30 +23 107
4 Texas Lightning 18 11 7 60 31 +29 103
5 Austin Lone Stars 17 10 7 62 51 +11 97
6 Dallas Rockets 18 9 9 39 48 -9 86
7 Oklahoma City Slickers 18 4 14 28 57 -29 46
8 Wichita Blue Angels 17 0 17 16 119 -103 16

Southwest Division[edit]

Place Team GP W L GF GA GD Points
1 East Los Angeles Cobras 18 16 2 70 32 +38 147
2 El Paso Patriots 18 13 5 57 28 +29 120[Note 5]
3 Valley Golden Eagles 18 12 6 48 40 +8 110
4 Montclair Standard Falcons 18 10 8 40 34 +6 94
5 Arizona Cotton 18 7 11 49 33 +16 79
6 Tucson Amigos 18 7 11 44 43 +1 75
7 New Mexico Chiles 18 7 11 32 48 -16 66
8 Las Vegas Quicksilver 18 3 15 31 84 -53 48
9 San Diego Top Guns 9 4 5 16 19 +3 37

Pacific Division[edit]

Place Team GP W L GF GA GD Points
1 San Francisco United All-Blacks 18 15 3 59 20 +39 134
2 North Bay Breakers 18 14 4 55 29 +26 125
3 CCV Hydra 18 13 5 62 31 +31 122
4 Chico Rooks 18 12 6 43 30 +13 108
5 San Francisco Bay Diablos 18 10 8 42 48 -6 92[Note 6]
6 Silicon Valley Firebirds 18 9 9 42 28 +14 85
7 Reno Rattlers 18 7 11 38 45 -7 71
8 Hawaii Tsunami 18 3 15 24 77 -53 40
9 Santa Cruz Surf 18 2 16 21 61 -40 32
10 Shasta Scorchers 18 2 16 20 63 -43 31
  1. ^ Points deducted due to ineligible players.
  2. ^ Points deducted due to ineligible players.
  3. ^ Points deducted due to ineligible players.
  4. ^ Points deducted due to ineligible players.
  5. ^ Points deducted due to ineligible players.
  6. ^ Points deducted due to ineligible players.

Playoffs[edit]

Northeast Division[edit]

July 27, 1994
Jersey Dragons (NJ) 2-0 Delaware Wizards (DE)


July 30, 1994
Long Island Rough Riders (NY) 1-1 OT Jersey Dragons (NJ)
Danny Mueller Goal Goal Manuel Archer
Long Island, New York
Attendance: 3,422
The game remained tied through two overtime periods. The Long Island Rough Riders advanced due to their 4-2 advantage in corner kicks.
July 30, 1994
New Jersey Imperials (NJ) 1-0 Cape Cod Crusaders (MA)
Marek Sadowski Goal

Attendance: 1,000

Final[edit]


The Long Island Rough Riders advanced.


Atlantic Division[edit]

July 30, 1994
Charleston Battery (SC) 4-1 Hampton Roads Hurricanes (VA)
Andrew Coggins Goal Goal
Paul Young Goal
Rich Hughes Goal
Goal Byron Mitchell
Charleston, South Carolina


July 30, 1994
Charlotte Eagles (NC) 2-0 Raleigh Flyers (NC)
Keith Dakin Goal
Philibert Jones Goal
Charlotte, North Carolina
Attendance: 1,000

Final[edit]

August 5, 1994
8:00 PM EST
Charlotte Eagles (NC) 2-3 Charleston Battery (SC)
Graham West Goal
Jake Tassy Goal
Goal Goal Paul Young
Goal Andy Coggins
Charlotte, North Carolina
Attendance: 1,500


August 6, 1994
7:30 PM EST
Charleston Battery (SC) 3-1 Charlotte Eagles (NC)
Paul Young Goal Goal
Dave Hoffman Goal
Goal Phillipe Bertoud
Charleston, South Carolina
Attendance: 2,400

The Charleston Battery advanced.


Southeast Division[edit]

July 30, 1994
Cocoa Expos (FL) 7-1 Orlando Lions (FL)
Richard Sharpe Goal Goal
Robin Chan Goal Goal
Keiran Breslin Goal
Ian Gill Goal
Eric Leibin Goal
Goal Del Smith
Cocoa, Florida
Attendance: 2,119


July 30, 1994
Atlanta Magic (GA) 1-0 Florida Stars (FL)
Caleb Suri Goal

Final[edit]

August 3, 1994
8:00 PM EST
Atlanta Magic (GA) 1-0 Cocoa Expos (FL)
Caleb Suri Goal


August 7, 1994
7:30 PM EST
Cocoa Expos (FL) 2-0 Atlanta Magic (GA)
Keiran Breslin Goal
Chris Payne Goal

  • With the series tied at one game each, the Expos and Magic played a mini-game to determine who would advance.
August 6, 1994
10:00 PM EST
Cocoa Expos (FL) 5-1 Atlanta Magic (GA)
Richard Sharpe Goal Goal Goal
Eddie Enders Goal
Paul Robertson Goal
Goal Vince Datillo

The Cocoa Expos advanced.


Midwest Division[edit]

July 30, 1994
Minnesota Thunder (MN) 3-2 St. Louis Knights (MO)
Gerard Lagos Goal Goal
Pierre Morice Goal
Goal Tom Stone
Goal Jeff Davis
Minnesota
Attendance: 2,119


July 30, 1994
7:30 CST
Milwaukee Rampage (WI) 1-0 OT Columbus Xoggz (OH)
Steve Kuntz Red card 17'
Tony Sanneh Booked
Tony Sanneh Yellow cardRed card 57'
Steve Provan Goal 120'
(Report)
Brown Deer High School, Brown Deer, Wisconsin
Attendance: 1,384

Final[edit]

August 3, 1994
7:30 CST
Milwaukee Rampage (WI) 2-3 Minnesota Thunder (MN)
Goal Gerard Lagos
Goal 90' Tim Foster
Brown Deer High School, Brown Deer, Wisconsin


August 6, 1994
7:30 CST
Minnesota Thunder (MN) 3-1 Milwaukee Rampage (WI)
Don Gramenz Goal
Amos Magee Goal
Manny Lagos Goal
Goal Derrick Bylsma
Minnesota

The Minnesota Thunder advanced.


Midsouth Division[edit]

July 30, 1994
Louisville Thoroughbreds (KY) 1-4 Lexington Bluegrass Bandits (KY)
John van Buskirk Goal PK Goal Goal Dexter Sandy
Goal Shane Gibson
Goal Brian Jeffs
Louisville, Kentucky


July 30, 1994
New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers (LA) 0-1 Birmingham Grasshoppers (AL)
Goal Phil Harden

Final[edit]

August 5, 1994
7:30 PM EST
Lexington Bluegrass Bandits (KYLA) 0-2 Birmingham Grasshoppers (AL)
Goal Billy Hughes
Goal Jarg Baumgartner
Lexington, Kentucky
Attendance: 1,100


August 7, 1994
5:00 PM EST
Birmingham Grasshoppers (AL) 2-1 Lexington Bluegrass Bandits (KYLA)
Billy Hughes Goal
Holder Schneidt Goal
Goal Richard Mundy
Birmingham, Georgia

The Birmingham Grasshoppers advanced.


South Central Division[edit]

July 29, 1994
Texas Lightning (TX) 2-3 OT Austin Lone Stars (TX)
Corey Hooper Goal
Ron Baskin Goal
Goal Chris Veselka
Goal Steve Bailey
Goal Lance Reed


July 30, 1994
Tulsa Roughnecks (OK) 1-4 Austin Lone Stars (TX)
Virgil Stevens Goal Goal Shahram Salami
Goal Gabe Jones
Goal Chris Veselka
Goal JoJo Flemister
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Attendance: 1,387


July 30, 1994
San Antonio Pumas (TX) 3-4 DFW Toros (TX)
Marco Ferruzzi Goal
J.D. Stark Goal
Steve Schauer Goal

Final[edit]

August 5, 1994
8:00 PM CST
Austin Lone Stars (TX) 2-4 DFW Toros (TX)
Gabe Jones Goal
Judd Willman Goal
Goal Goal Heriberto Garcia
Goal Nicolas Velez
Goal Melecio Sanitbanez
House Park, Austin, Texas


August 6, 1994
7:30 PM CST
Austin Lone Stars (TX) 0-2 DFW Toros (TX)
House Park, Austin, Texas

The DFW Toros advanced.


Southwest Division[edit]

July 30, 1994
El Paso Patriots (TX) 2-5 Valley Golden Eagles (CA)
Arturo Bautista Goal
Steve Guardado Goal
Goal Goal Raul Haro
Goal Goal Carlos Acosta
Goal Julio Umana
El Paso, Texas
Attendance: 4,278


July 31, 1994
East Los Angeles Cobras (CA) 7-3 Montclair Standard Falcons (CA)
Harut Karapetyan Goal Goal Goal
Sean Henderson Goal
Carlos Zavala Goal
Juan Munoz Goal
Sergio Suarez Goal
Goal Garrett Torres
Goal Eddie Soto
Goal Jesus Artlaga
Los Angeles

Final[edit]

August 5, 1994
East Los Angeles Cobras (CA) 0-6 Valley Golden Eagles (CA)
Goal Goal Juan Andia
Goal Goal Emerson Mendez
Goal Carlos Acosta
Goal Jose Umana
Los Angeles


  • With the series tied at one game apiece, the Cobras and Valley Eagles played a minigame to determine who advanced.

The East Los Angeles Cobras advanced.


Pacific Division[edit]


July 30, 1994
North Bay Breakers (CA) 3-2 CCV Hydra (CA)
Craig Ruggels Goal
Roman Ritz Goal
Chris Ziemer Goal
Goal Luis Berbari
Goal Jose Romas

Final[edit]

August 5, 1994
North Bay Breakers (CA) 2-1 Chico Rooks (CA)
Roman Ritz Goal
Chris Ziemer Goal
Goal Mike Black


August 6, 1994
Chico Rooks (CA) 2-1 North Bay Breakers (CA)
Dean Freeman Goal
Jeremy Gunn Goal
Goal Roman Ritz
Chico, California
Attendance: 1,750
  • With the series tied at one game apiece, Chico and North Bay played a mini-game to determine who would advance.
August 6, 1994
Chico Rooks (CA) 1-0 North Bay Breakers (CA)
Chico, California
Attendance: 1,750

The Chico Rooks advanced.

Sizzlin' Nine Championship[edit]

Greensboro Group[edit]

Place Team W L GF GA GD
1 Greensboro Dynamo 2 0 14 3 +11
2 DFW Toros 1 1 6 9 -3
3 Birmingham Grasshoppers 0 2 2 10 -8
  • Greensboro Dynamo defeated Birmingham Grasshoppers 6-1
  • DFW Toros defeated Birmingham Grasshoppers 4-1
  • Greensboro Dynamo defeated DFW Toros 8-2

Charlotte Group[edit]

Place Team W L GF GA GD
1 Charleston Battery 2 0 9 2 +7
2 Cocoa Expos 1 1 8 4 +4
3 Chico Rooks 0 2 0 11 -11
  • Charleston defeated Cocoa 4-2
  • Charleston defeated Chico 5-0
  • Cocoa defeated Chico 6-0

Raleigh Group[edit]

Place Team W L GF GA GD
1 Long Island Rough Riders 1 1 10 6 +4
2 Minnesota Thunder 1 1 6 5 +1
3 East Los Angeles Cobras 1 1 5 10 -5
August 10, 1994
Minnesota Thunder (MN) 4-2 Long Island Rough Riders (NY)

Attendance: 175
  • East Los Angeles Cobras defeated Minnesota Thunder 3-2 (SO)
  • Long Island Rough Riders defeated East Los Angeles Cobras 8-2

Semi-Finals[edit]

August 13, 1994
Greensboro Dynamo (NC) 2-1 OT Long Island Rough Riders (NY)
Greensboro, North Carolina


August 13, 1994
Charleston Battery (SC) 0-5 Minnesota Thunder (MN)
Goal Goal Amos Magee
Goal Goal Manny Lagos
Goal Aaron Leventhal
Charleston, South Carolina

Final[edit]

Points leaders[edit]

Rank Scorer Club GP Goals Assists Points
1 Chris Veselka Austin Lone Stars 13 30 14 74
2 Richard Sharpe Cocoa Expos 15 33 6 72
3 Joey Kirk Milwaukee Rampage 18 24 11 59
4 A. J. Jones Texas Lightning 14 22 9 53
Brian McBride Milwaukee Rampage 15 18 17 53
6 Manny Lagos Minnesota Thunder 17 18 9 45
7 Tony Sanneh Milwaukee Rampage 17 14 14 42
Salvador Mercado El Paso Patriots 18 20 2 42
8 Sheikh N'Dure Florida Stars 18 17 7 41
9 Jason Haupt Greensboro Dynamo 18 15 10 40
10 Jeff Baicher CCV Hydra 16 17 2 36
11 Leonel Suazo Washington Mustangs 12 17 0 34
Mark Weidner Birmingham Grasshoppers 16 34
Andrew Ziemer North Bay Breakers 16 34

Honors[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]