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
5 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
5 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
5 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)


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)


The Charleston Battery advance 4-2 on aggregate.


Central Division[edit]


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]


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)


The Minnesota Thunder advance 2-0 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

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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