2000 USL A-League

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The 2000 USL A-League was an American Division II league run by the United Soccer League during the summer of 2000.

League standings[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

Northeast Division[edit]

Place Team GP W L D GF GA GD BP Points
1 Long Island Rough Riders 28 16 9 4 54 36 +18 9 76
2 Rochester Raging Rhinos 28 20 7 1 42 25 +17 3 75
3 Toronto Lynx 28 13 11 4 35 30 +5 3 59
4 Montreal Impact 28 12 13 3 34 41 -7 3 54
5 Boston Bulldogs 28 9 16 3 32 41 -9 3 39
6 Connecticut Wolves 28 1 19 8 22 57 -35 1 13

Atlantic Division[edit]

Place Team GP W L D GF GA GD BP Points
1 Charleston Battery 28 18 8 2 59 36 +23 13 87
2 Richmond Kickers 28 20 7 1 42 25 +17 3 84
3 Hershey Wildcats 28 15 10 3 49 30 +19 7 70
4 Hampton Roads Mariners 28 14 12 2 44 38 +6 4 62
5 Raleigh Capital Express 28 12 12 4 48 52 -4 6 58
6 Atlanta Silverbacks 28 11 14 3 51 42 -9 8 55
7 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 28 10 14 4 41 43 +2 5 49

Western Conference[edit]

Central Division[edit]

Place Team GP W L D GF GA GD BP Points
1 Minnesota Thunder 28 20 4 4 74 30 +44 15 99
2 Milwaukee Rampage 28 18 9 1 69 47 +22 16 89
3 Indiana Blast 28 9 15 4 40 57 -17 5 45
4 MLS Project 40 28 8 19 1 35 60 -25 3 33
5 Tennessee Rhythm 28 6 22 0 36 103 -67 1 25
6 Cincinnati Riverhawks 28 2 23 3 25 80 -55 2 13

Pacific Division[edit]

Place Team GP W L D GF GA GD BP Points
1 Seattle Sounders 28 18 7 3 56 38 +18 10 85
2 San Diego Flash 28 16 9 3 54 32 +22 8 75
3 Vancouver 86ers 28 14 11 3 62 41 +21 11 70
4 El Paso Patriots 28 12 14 2 48 50 -18 7 57
5 Bay Area Seals 28 12 13 3 42 53 -11 5 56
6 Orange County Waves 28 12 15 1 44 52 -8 6 55

Conference Quarterfinals[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

September 8, 2000
7:30 PM (EST)
Long Island Rough Riders (NY) 1-2 Toronto Lynx (ON)
Dahir Mohammed Goal 78' (Report) Goal 5' Brian Ashton[disambiguation needed]
Goal 43' Juan Pablo Arango 43'



September 9, 2000
Rochester Rhinos (NY) 4-2 Hershey Wildcats (PA)
Mali Walton Goal 48'
Yari Allnutt Goal 52'
Onandi Lowe Goal 78'
Dan Stebbins Goal 85'
Scott Schweitzer Red card 90'
Goal 41' Greg Simmonds
Goal 90' Timothy Leonard


September 9, 2000
Richmond Kickers (VA) 2-1 (O.T.) Hampton Roads Mariners (VA)
Paul Lekics Goal 90'
Rob Ukrop Goal 113'
Goal 41' Jakob Fenger

Attendance: 3,927

Western Conference[edit]

September 9, 2000
7:30 PM EST
Milwaukee Rampage (WI) 3-2 El Paso Patriots (TX)
Digital Takawira Goal 5'
Igor Soso Goal 85'
Digital Takawira Goal 94'
Goal 41' Mark Rowland
Goal 63' Kirk Wilson


September 9, 2000
7:35 PM (CDT)
Minnesota Thunder (MI) 7-0 Indiana Blast (IN)
Brian Winters (Goal 2'
Chugger Adair Goal 27'
Morgan Zeba Goal 47'
Johnny Menyongar Goal 53'
Brian Winters Goal 61'
Morgan Zeba Goal 63'
Paul Schneider Goal 80'
(Report)
National Sports Center Blaine, Minnesota
Attendance: 2,957
Referee: Kelly Ross (USA)


September 9, 2000
Seattle Sounders (WA) 2-1 Bay Area Seals (CA)
Craig Waibel Goal 26'
Viet Nguyen Goal 45'
Scott Jenkins Booked 48'
Craig Waibel Booked 57'
Tim Steidten Booked 79'
(Report) Goal 5' Marquis White
Booked 44' Jeremy Sweet
Booked 55' Kevin Jeffrey
Memorial Stadium, Seattle, Washington
Attendance: 3,239
Referee: Cory Dean (USA)


September 12, 1998
7:35 PM (PDT)
San Diego Flash (CA) 1-1 (OT) Vancouver 86ers (BC)
Anthony Farace Booked 21'
Carlos Farias Goal 53'
Leighton O'Brien Booked 77'
Raul Calderon Booked 103'
(Report) Booked 2' Chris Franks
Booked 38' Carmen D’Onofrio
Goal 43' Paul Dailly
  Penalties  
Carlos Farias Penalty scored
Carlos Calderson Penalty scored
Emmanuel Ayim Penalty scored
Jerome Watson Penalty missed
Brian O'Connor Penalty scored
3 – 4 Penalty scored Darren Tilley
Penalty scored Domenic Mobilio
Penalty scored Steve Kindel
Penalty scored Chris Franks
Penalty scored Rick Titus
Douglas Stadium, San Diego, California
Attendance: 3,877
Referee: Nathan Lacy (USA)

Conference semifinals[edit]

Eastern semifinal 1[edit]

September 15, 2000
7:30 PM (EDT)
Rochester Rhinos (NY) 2-0 Charleston Battery (SC)
Onandi Lowe Goal 8'
Yari Allnutt Goal 10'


September 16, 2000
7:30 PM (EDT)
Charleston Battery (SC) 0-1 Rochester Rhinos (NY)
Brent Sancho Red card 78' Goal 28' Dan Stebbins

The Rochester Rhinos advanced 3-0 on aggregate.

Eastern semifinal 2[edit]

September 15, 2000
7:30 PM (EDT)
Toronto Lynx (ON) 1-0 Richmond Kickers (VA)
Milan Kojić Booked 32'
Nikola Vignjević Goal 36' (pen.)
(Report)
Varsity Stadium, Toronto, Ontario
Attendance: 1,989
Referee: Manuel Orellano (Canada)


September 17, 2000
7:00 PM (EDT)
Richmond Kickers (VA) 0-1 Toronto Lynx (ON)
(Report) Goal 39' Milan Kojić
City Stadium, Richmond, Virginia
Attendance: 4,027

Toronto Lynx advanced 2-0 on aggregate.

Western semifinal 1[edit]

September 13, 2000
7:30 PM (PDT)
Vancouver 86ers (BC) 3-0 Minnesota Thunder (MN)
Alfredo Valente Goal 30'
John Sulentic Goal 69' Goal 90'
(Report) Red card 69' John Sylvester
Booked 72' John Coughlin
Swangard Stadium, Vancouver, British Columbia
Attendance: 5,127
Referee: Rene Parra (Canada)


September 16, 2000
7:35 PM (CDT)
Minnesota Thunder (MN) 4-0 (OT) Vancouver 86ers (BC)
Don Gramenz Booked 30'
Mike Gentile Goal 35'
Chugger Adair Goal 45'
Brian Winters Goal 86'
Morgan Zeba Goal 94'
(Report) Booked 13' Darren Tilley
Booked 90' Joe Scigliano
Booked 90' Domenic Mobilio

The Minnesota Thunder advanced 4-3 on aggregate.

Western semifinal 2[edit]


September 17, 2000
7:00 PM (PDT)
Seattle Sounders (WA) 1-2 Milwaukee Rampage (WI)
Greg Howes Goal 10'
Ali John Utush Booked 39'
Craig Waibel Booked 57'
(Report) Goal 34' Yuri Lavrinenko
Booked 54' Todd Dusosky
Booked 82' Jake Provan
Goal 90' Brian Loftin
Booked 90' Dan Popik
Memorial Stadium, Seattle, Washington
Attendance: 1,952
Referee: Kari Seitz (USA)

Milwaukee Rampage advanced 4-2 on aggregate.

Conference finals[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

September 22, 2000
7:30 PM EST
Toronto Lynx (ON) 1-1 Rochester Rhinos (NY)
Brian Ashton Booked 20'
Francisco Dos Santos Goal 63'
Francisco Dos Santos Booked 66'
(Report) Booked 41' Onandi Lowe
Goal 75' Dan Stebbins
Varsity Stadium Toronto, Ontario
Attendance: 2,811
Referee: Jerry Proctor (Canada)


September 24, 2000
7:30 PM EST
Rochester Rhinos (NY) 1-0 Toronto Lynx (ON)
Craig Demmin Goal 80' (Report)

Western Conference[edit]

September 21, 2000
7:30 PM EST
Milwaukee Rampage (WI) 3-4 Minnesota Thunder (MI)
Todd Dusosky Goal 23'
Yuri Lavrinenko Goal 51'
David Marshall Goal 90'
Jason Willan Red card 90'
Todd Dusosky Red card 90'
Jon Cantwell Red card 90'
Goal 9' Morgan Zeba
Goal 41' Morgan Zeba
Goal 57' Johnny Menyongar
Goal 64' John Coughlin


Final[edit]

Points leaders[edit]

Rank Scorer Club GP Goals Assists Points
1 Digital Takawira Milwaukee Rampage 21 16 10 42
Paul Conway Charleston Battery 26 17 8 42
3 Greg Howes Seattle Sounders 27 17 7 41
Darren Sawatzky Seattle Sounders 28 16 9 41
5 Johnny Menyongar Minnesota Thunder 28 17 3 39
6 Saul Martínez Hampton Road Mariners 26 16 5 37
Gregory Simmonds Hershey Wildcats 25 16 5 37
8 Dwayne DeRosario Richmond Kickers 23 15 5 35
9 Paul Schneider Minnesota Thunder 23 15 4 34
10 Patrick Beech Atlanta Silverbacks 22 14 5 33
Ignace Moleka Atlanta Silverbacks 28 14 5 33
12 Ihor Dotsenko Raleigh Capital Express 28 15 2 32
Darren Tilley Vancouver 86ers 13 12 6 30
14 Seamus Donnelly Hampton Roads Mariners 28 14 1 29
Jason Boyce Orange County Zodiac 24 11 7 29
15 Jamel Mitchell Hershey Wildcats 28 13 2 28
16 Kevin Jeffrey Bay Area Seals 24 12 3 27
Mac Cozier Charleston Battery 24 11 5 27
18 Edson Buddle Long Island Rough Riders 26 11 4 26
David Flavius Pittsburgh Riverhounds 25 11 4 26

Honors[edit]

External links[edit]