1999 USL A-League

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The 1999 USL A-League was an American Division II league run by the United Soccer League during the summer of 1999.

Regular season[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

Northeast Division[edit]

Place Team GP W L SW SL GF GA GD BP Points
1 Rochester Rhinos 28 22 6 2 1 47 20 +27 7 92
2 Staten Island Vipers 28 19 9 2 1 53 31 +22 9 82
3 Long Island Rough Riders 28 18 10 3 0 57 44 +13 8 74
4 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 28 16 12 1 1 63 43 +20 9 72
5 Lehigh Valley Steam 28 15 13 2 1 42 44 -2 6 63
6 Boston Bulldogs 28 12 16 0 6 49 36 +13 8 61
7 Toronto Lynx 28 12 16 0 5 49 36 +13 8 51
8 Connecticut Wolves 28 7 21 0 1 32 68 -36 5 34

Atlantic Division[edit]

Place Team GP W L SW SL GF GA GD BP Points
1 Hershey Wildcats 28 17 11 2 1 54 33 +21 10 75
2 Richmond Kickers 28 17 11 3 1 51 44 +7 6 69
3 Charleston Battery 28 15 13 3 2 43 39 +4 6 62
4 Jacksonville Cyclones 28 13 15 1 1 51 61 -10 9 59
5 Atlanta Silverbacks 28 15 13 1 1 51 61 -10 9 59
6 Hampton Roads Mariners 28 15 13 5 2 45 41 +4 5 57
7 Raleigh Express 28 11 17 2 2 32 50 -18 5 47
8 Maryland Mania 28 3 25 1 1 16 85 -69 2 13

Western Conference[edit]

Central Division[edit]

Place Team GP W L SW SL GF GA GD BP Points
1 Minnesota Thunder 28 22 6 4 4 57 17 +40 6 88
2 MLS Project 40 28 17 11 2 0 44 46 -2 4 66
3 New Orleans Storm 28 14 14 0 0 56 61 -5 11 66
4 Indiana Blast 28 13 15 2 2 43 51 -8 5 55
5 Milwaukee Rampage 28 13 15 2 1 44 49 -5 5 54
6 Tennessee Rhythm 28 11 17 2 3 44 52 -8 6 49
7 Cincinnati Riverhawks 28 7 21 2 3 45 71 -26 7 34

Pacific Division[edit]

Place Team GP W L SW SL GF GA GD BP Points
1 San Diego Flash 28 20 8 2 3 65 30 +35 11 90
2 Vancouver 86ers 28 19 9 2 2 77 31 +46 10 84
3 Seattle Sounders 28 19 9 3 1 56 36 +20 10 81
4 Orange County Zodiac 28 17 11 4 3 59 49 +10 10 73
5 El Paso Patriots 28 12 16 0 2 49 59 -10 6 55
6 San Francisco Bay Seals 28 9 19 2 4 37 54 -17 4 40
7 Sacramento Geckos 28 0 28 0 1 16 91 -75 0 1

Conference Quarterfinals[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

September 10, 1999
Rochester Rhinos (NY) 2-1 Lehigh Valley Steam (PA)
Carlos Zavala Goal 70'
Mauro Biello Goal 72'
Goal 89' Ian Checcio


September 11, 1999
Staten Island Vipers (NY) 3-2 (OT) Richmond Kickers (VA)
Ernest Inneh Goal 27' Goal 57'
Martin Dugas Goal 97'
Goal 30' Goal 80' Gary Glasgow

Attendance: 1,452



September 11, 1999
Hershey Wildcats (PA) 3-2 Charleston Battery (SC)
Gino DiFlorio Goal 54'
Greg Simmonds Goal 70'
Chris Penny Red card 73'
John Smith Goal 90'
Goal 58' Goal 88' Dean Sewell
Red card 73' Mike Burke
Red card 73' Paul Conway

Attendance: 2,299

Western Conference[edit]

September 10, 1999
San Diego Flash (CA) 3-1 El Paso Patriots (TX)
Kevin Legg Goal 26' Goal 70'
Goal 90' (pen.)
Goal 9' Victor Castro


September 10, 1999
Vancouver 86ers (BC) 1-3 MLS Project 40
Chris Dailly Goal 85' Goal 39' Alen Kozić
Goal 69' Kirk Wilson
Red card 70' Jason Moore
Goal 84' Kirk Wilson

Attendance: 5,050


September 11, 1999
Minnesota Thunder (MN) 4-0 New Orleans Storm (LA)
Craig Gaunt Goal 33' (O.G.)
Stoian Mladenov Goal 65'
Gerard Lagos Goal 78' Goal 84'

Attendance: 1,560


September 11, 1999
Seattle Sounders (WA) 6-3 Orange County Zodiac (CA)
Sean Henderson Goal 17'
Mark Baena Goal 26'
Jose Vasquez Goal 38' (O.G.)
Sean Henderson Goal 44' (pen.)
Kieran Barton Booked 59'
Ian Russell Goal 64'
Ian Russell Goal 87'
(Report) Goal 5' Jason Boyce
Booked 9' P.J. Polowski
Booked 42' Mark Foster
Red card 52' Shawn Saunders
Goal 62' Jose Vasquez
Booked 68' Jason Boyce
Booked 71' Martín Vásquez
Goal 73' Gustavo Leal
Red card 83' Peter Lak
Renton Memorial Stadium, Renton, Washington
Attendance: 2,984
Referee: David Bragg (USA)

Conference semifinals[edit]

Eastern Conference Semifinal 1[edit]

September 16, 1999
Hershey Wildcats (PA) 2-0 Staten Island Vipers (NY)
Jamel Mitchell Goal 65'
Matthew Ford Goal 84'


September 18, 1999
Staten Island Vipers (NY) 0-2 Hershey Wildcats (PA)
Goal 37' Jamel Mitchell
Red card 67' Kyle Swords
Goal 84' Jamel Mitchell

Attendance: 1,085

The Hershey Wildcats advanced to the Eastern Conference finals.

Eastern Conference Semifinal 2[edit]


September 25, 1999
7:35 PM EST
Pittsburgh Riverhounds (PA) 1-0 Rochester Rhinos (NY)
Mike Apple Goal 65'


The Rochester Rhinos advanced to the Eastern Conference finals.

Western Conference Semifinal 1[edit]

September 18, 1999
Minnesota Thunder (MN) 1-0 (OT) MLS Project 40
Paul Schneider Goal 105'


The Minnesota Thunder advanced to the Western Conference final.

Western Conference Semifinal 2[edit]

September 18, 1999
San Diego Flash (CA) 6-0 Seattle Sounders (WA)
Chugger Adair Goal 3'
Antonio Robles Booked 23'
Carlos Farias Goal 34'
Carlos Farias Goal 53'
Carlos Farias Goal 60'
Carlos Farias Goal 84' (PK)
Mauricio Alegre Goal 87'
(Report) Red card 23' Ollie Heald
Merrill Douglas Stadium San Diego, California
Attendance: 2,116
Referee: Kari Seitz


September 25, 1999
Seattle Sounders (WA) 0-1 San Diego Flash (CA)
Jason Annicchero Red card 82' (Report) Goal 11' Jerome Watson
Renton Memorial Stadium Seattle, Washington
Attendance: 4,426
Referee: Kevin Stott

The San Diego Flash advanced to the Western Conference final.

Conference finals[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]


October 9, 1999
7:35 PM EST
Rochester Rhinos (NY) 1-0 Hershey Wildcats (PA)
Doug Miller Goal 80'


October 11, 1999
7:35 PM EST
Rochester Rhinos (NY) 3-1 Hershey Wildcats (PA)
Mauro Biello Goal 20'
Doug Miller Goal 81' (PK)
Yari Allnutt Goal 85'
Goal 78' Tim Leonard

The Rochester Rhinos advanced to the final.

Western Conference[edit]

October 2, 1999
7:35 PM
Minnesota Thunder (MN) 4-1 San Diego Flash (CA)
Paweł Nowak Goal 10'
Stoian Mladenov Goal 58' (PK)
Amos Magee Goal 63'
Amos Magee Goal 88'
Goal 29' Jamie Munro


The Minnesota Thunder advanced to the final.

Final[edit]

October 16, 1999
7:05 PM
Minnesota Thunder (MN) 2-1 Rochester Rhinos (NY)
Gerard Lagos Goal 43'
Paweł Nowak Goal 47'
Goal 57' Darren Tilley

MVP: Amos Magee, Minnesota Thunder

Points leaders[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Goals Assists Points
1 Niall Thompson Vancouver 86ers 20 7 47
2 Mark Baena Seattle Sounders 20 6 46
Eduardo Sebrango Vancouver 86ers 18 10 46
4 Darko Kolic Long Island Rough Riders 7 9 43
5 Steve Patterson Orange County Zodiac 19 4 42
6 Jamel Mitchell Hershey Wildcats 15 9 39
Ernest Inneh Staten Island Vipers 18 3 39
8 Greg Simmonds Hershey Wildcats 16 6 38
9 Onandi Lowe Richmond Kickers 15 7 37
John Wolyniec Long Island Rough Riders 15 7 37
John Sulentic Vancouver 86ers 9 19 37
12 Carlos Farias San Diego Flash 15 6 36
Ian Russell Seattle Sounders 14 8 36
14 Gary Glasgow Richmond Kickers 14 7 35
15 Patrick Beech New Orleans Storm 16 2 34
16 Paul Conway Charleston Battery 14 5 33
17 Dan Stebbins Milwaukee Rampage 10 12 32
18 Mac Cozier Jacksonville Cyclones 13 4 30
Gustavo Leal Orange County Zodiac 13 4 30
Mugurel Dumitru San Diego Flash 9 12 30

Honors[edit]

References[edit]

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