2003 USL A-League

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The 2003 USL A-League was an American Division II league run by the United Soccer League during the summer of 2003.

League standings[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

Northeast Division[edit]

Place Team GP W D L GF GA GD Points
1 Montreal Impact 28 16 6 6 40 21 +19 54
2 Rochester Raging Rhinos 28 15 6 7 55 36 +19 51
3 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 28 15 4 9 50 41 +9 49
4 Syracuse Salty Dogs 28 11 5 12 42 38 +4 38
4 Toronto Lynx 28 11 4 13 29 38 -9 37

Southeast Division[edit]

Place Team GP W D L GF GA GD Points
1 Charleston Battery 28 15 7 6 41 27 +14 52
2 Virginia Beach Mariners 28 14 5 9 51 34 +17 47
3 Richmond Kickers 28 12 9 9 41 32 +9 43
4 Charlotte Eagles 28 6 7 15 29 59 -30 25
4 Atlanta Silverbacks 28 4 7 17 27 48 -27 19

Western Conference[edit]

Central Division[edit]

Place Team GP W D L GF GA GD Points
1 Milwaukee Wave United 28 18 0 10 61 32 +29 54
2 Minnesota Thunder 28 17 2 9 44 28 +16 53
3 El Paso Patriots 28 9 3 16 33 48 -15 30
4 Cincinnati Riverhawks 28 9 0 19 38 62 -24 24
4 Indiana Blast 28 3 2 23 28 67 -39 11

Pacific Division[edit]

Place Team GP W D L GF GA GD Points
1 Seattle Sounders 28 16 5 7 45 24 +21 53
2 Vancouver Whitecaps 28 15 7 6 45 24 +21 52
3 Portland Timbers 28 15 2 11 39 33 +6 47
4 Calgary Storm 28 4 3 21 16 62 -46 15

Division finals[edit]

Northeast Division[edit]

September 5, 2003
7:35 PM (EDT)
Rochester Rhinos (NY) 2-1 Montreal Impact (SC)
Ian Fuller Red card 6'
Stoian Mladenov Goal 8' (pen.)
Doug Miller Goal 50'
Kirk Wilson Booked 90'
(Report) Red card 6' Nevio Pizzolitto
Goal 84' Zé Roberto
Frontier Field, Rochester, New York
Attendance: 8,339
Referee: Ken Heller (USA)


September 7, 2003
4:00 PM (EDT)
Montreal Impact (SC) 0-0 Rochester Rhinos (NY)
Zé Roberto Booked 4'
Martin Nash Booked 63'
Abraham Francois Booked 89'
Martin Nash Yellow cardRed card 90'
(Report) Booked 15' Scott Schweitzer
Booked 65' Yuri Lavrinenko
Booked 72' Kirk Wilson
Booked 81' David Hayes
Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard, Montreal, Quebec
Attendance: 8,445
Referee: Silviu Petrescu (Canada)

The Rochester Rhinos advance 2-1 on aggregate.


Southeast Division[edit]

September 5, 2003
Virginia Beach Mariners (VA) 1-0 Charleston Battery (SC)
Roy Lassiter Goal 18'
Stephen Danbusky Booked 75'
(Report)

Attendance: 3,200
Referee: Dan Stead (USA)


September 7, 2003
6:00 PM (EDT)
Charleston Battery (SC) 4-1 Virginia Beach Mariners (VA)
Chris Goos Goal 3'
Josh Henderson Goal 14' Goal 71'
Russell Hutchison Goal 17' (OG)
(Report) Goal 10' Hamisi Amani-Dove
Booked 37' Roland Vargas-Aguilera
Booked 58' Stephen Danbusky
Blackbaud Stadium, Charleston, South Carolina
Attendance: 2,031
Referee: Todd Perry (USA)

The Charleston Battery advance 4-2 on aggregate.


Central Division[edit]

September 5, 2003
Milwaukee Wave United (WI) 1-0 Minnesota Thunder (MN)
Greg Howes Goal 14' (pen.)
Chris Morman Booked 78'
(Report) Booked 54' Steve Shak
Uihlein Soccer Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Attendance: 1,927
Referee: Cien Asoera (USA)


September 7, 2003
5:30 PM (CDT)
Minnesota Thunder (MN) 2-0 OT Milwaukee Wave United (WI)
Johnny Torres Goal 62' Goal 92' (Report) Booked 84' Todd Dusosky
National Sports Center, Blaine, Minnesota
Attendance: 2,649
Referee: Brent Sorg (USA)

The Minnesota Thunder advance 2-1 on aggregate.


Pacific Division[edit]

September 5, 2003
7:00 (PDT)
Seattle Sounders (WA) 0-0 Vancouver Whitecaps (BC)
Marco Vélez Booked 14'
Scott Jenkins Booked 15'
Ryan Edwards Booked 34'
(Report) Booked 35' Carlo Corazzin
Booked 87' Ollie Heald
Booked 90' Paul Dailly
Seahawks Stadium, Seattle, Washington
Attendance: 2,178
Referee: Cory Dean (Canada)


The Seattle Sounders advance 1-0 on aggregate.

Conference Finals[edit]

Eastern Conference final[edit]

September 12, 2003
8:00 PM (EDT)
Rochester Rhinos (NY) 0-0 Charleston Battery (SC)
(Report)
Frontier Field, Rochester, New York
Attendance: 10,017
Referee: Andrew Chapin (USA)


September 14, 2003
6:00 PM (EDT)
Charleston Battery (SC) 1-0 Rochester Rhinos (NY)
Josh Henderson Goal 41' (Report) Booked 41' Ian Fuller
Blackbaud Stadium, Charleston, South Carolina
Attendance: 2,571
Referee: Brian D'Amato (USA)

The Charleston Battery advance 1-0 on aggregate.

Western Conference final[edit]

September 12, 2003
7:00 PM (PDT)
Seattle Sounders (WA) 0 - 1 Minnesota Thunder (MN)
Andrew Gregor Booked 9'
Zach Scott Booked 53'
Scott Jenkins Booked 57'
Chad Brown Booked 59'
Report Goal 79' Steve Shak
Seahawks Stadium, Seattle, Washington
Attendance: 3,190
Referee: Ricardo Valenzuela (USA)


September 14, 2003
6:00 PM (CDT)
Minnesota Thunder (MN) 1 - 0 Seattle Sounders (WA)
Johnny Torres Goal 59'
Duncan Tarley Booked 90'
Report Booked 8' Viet Nguyen
Booked 23' Ryan Edwards
Booked 85' Craig Tomlinson

The Minnesota Thunder advance 2-0 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

September 20, 2003
7:00 PM (EDT)
Charleston Battery (SC) 3-0 Minnesota Thunder (MN)
Ted Chronopoulos Goal 13'
Terry Phelan Booked 15'
Paul Conway Goal 21'
John Wilson Booked 32'
Steve Klein Goal 37'
(Report)

Points leaders[edit]

Rank Scorer Club GP Goals Assists Points
1 Thiago Martins Pittsburgh Riverhounds 25 22 7 51
2 Doug Miller Rochester Rhinos 28 17 4 38
3 Dante Washington Virginia Beach Mariners 26 18 1 37
4 Greg Howes Milwaukee Wave United 28 11 12 34
5 Todd Dusosky Milwaukee Wave United 26 11 7 29
Roland Vargas-Aguilera Virginia Beach Mariners 26 10 9 29
Kevin Jeffrey Richmond Kickers 27 10 9 29
8 Josh Henderson Charleston Battery 20 10 5 25
Byron Alvarez Portland Timbers 21 12 1 25
McKinley Tennyson Portland Timbers 27 11 3 25
11 Lourenço Andrade El Paso Patriots 20 9 4 22
Dino Delevski Milwaukee Wave United 23 8 6 22

Honors[edit]

External links[edit]

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