2004 USL A-League

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The 2004 USL A-League was an American Division II league run by the United Soccer League during the summer of 2004.

Standings[edit]

Western Conference[edit]

      Conference Semifinal round of playoffs

Pos Club Pts Pld W L T GF GA GD
1 Portland Timbers 57 28 18 7 3 58 30 +28
2 Vancouver Whitecaps 47 28 14 9 5 38 29 +9
3 Minnesota Thunder 45 28 13 9 6 33 23 +10
4 Seattle Sounders 43 28 13 11 4 40 34 +6
5 Milwaukee Wave United 40 28 12 12 4 44 48 −4
6 Calgary Mustangs 18 28 4 18 6 30 51 −21
7 Edmonton F.C. 18 28 4 18 6 19 56 −37

Eastern Conference[edit]

      Conference Semifinal round of playoffs

Pos Club Pts Pld W L T GF GA GD
1 Montreal Impact 56 28 17 6 5 36 15 +21
2 Richmond Kickers 54 28 17 8 3 44 29 +15
3 Syracuse Salty Dogs 50 28 15 8 5 40 29 +11
4 Rochester Raging Rhinos 48 28 15 10 3 36 32 +4
5 Atlanta Silverbacks 45 28 14 11 3 41 48 −7
6 Virginia Beach Mariners 36 28 11 14 3 43 41 +2
7 Toronto Lynx 32 28 10 16 2 38 50 −12
8 Charleston Battery 27 28 7 15 6 30 39 −9
9 Puerto Rico Islanders 21 28 5 17 6 22 48 −26

Playoffs[edit]

  Conference Semifinals Conference Finals Final
                             
 Montreal Impact 1 1 2  
 Rochester Raging Rhinos 0 0 0  
   Montreal Impact 2 1 3  
   Syracuse Salty Dogs 0 1 1  
 Syracuse Salty Dogs (aet) (p) 1 1 2 (5)
   Richmond Kickers 0 2 2 (4)  
     Montreal Impact 2
   Seattle Sounders 0
   Minnesota Thunder 0 0 0  
 Vancouver Whitecaps 2 1 3  
   Vancouver Whitecaps 0 1 1
   Seattle Sounders 1 1 2  
 Seattle Sounders (aet) 1 2 3
   Portland Timbers 2 0 2  

Eastern Conference[edit]

Richmond Kickers vs Syracuse Salty Dogs[edit]

September 3, 2004
7:00 PM (EST)
Richmond Kickers (VA) 0-1 Syracuse Salty Dogs (NY)
Tim Brown Booked 76'
Mike Burke Booked 78'
(Report) Booked 18' Temoc Suarez
Booked 53' Rene Rivas
Goal 63' Lars Lyssand
Booked 81' Ian Woan
University of Richmond Stadium, Richmond, Virginia
Attendance: 2,776
Referee: Abbas Piran


The Syracuse Salty Dogs advance, 5-4, on penalty kicks after the series ended tied 2-2 on aggregate.

Rochester Rhinos vs Montreal Impact[edit]

September 3, 2004
7:35 PM (EST)
Rochester Rhinos (NY) 0-1 Montreal Impact (QC)
Shaun Tsakiris Booked 56'
Chris Carrieri Booked 80'
(Report) Goal 53' Eduardo Sebrango
Frontier Field, Rochester, New York
Attendance: 7,124
Referee: Roni Canales, United States


September 5, 2004
7:00 PM (EST)
Montreal Impact (QC) 1-0 Rochester Rhinos (NY)
Eduardo Sebrango Goal 32'
Eduardo Sebrango Booked 32'
Mauro Biello Booked 71'
(Report) Booked 34' Kirk Wilson
Booked 51' David Wright
Booked 72' Ian Fuller
Yellow cardRed card 74' Kirk Wilson
Booked 80' Jefferson Dargout

The Montreal Impact advance 2-0 on aggregate.

Western Conference semifinals[edit]

Portland Timbers vs Seattle Sounders[edit]

September 1, 2004
7:05 (PST)
Portland Timbers (OR) 2-1 Seattle Sounders (WA)
Brian Winters Booked 47'
Byron Alvarez Goal 52'
Andrew Gregor Goal 81' (PK)
(Report) Goal 17' Roger Levesque
Booked 28' Jonathan Bolaños
Booked 38' Billy Sleeth
Booked 45' Preston Burpo
Red card 79' Marco Velez
Booked 87' Zach Scott
PGE Park, Portland, Oregon
Attendance: 4,863
Referee: Nathan Lacy


September 5, 2004
Seattle Sounders (WA) 2-0 OT Portland Timbers (OR)
Welton Melo Goal 5' Goal 100'
Billy Sleeth Booked 20'
Ryan Edwards Booked 69'
Zach Scott Booked 82'
(Report) Booked 59' Byron Alvarez
Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington
Attendance: 3,490
Referee: Jair Marrufo

The Seattle Sounders advance 3-2 on aggregate.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Minnesota Thunder[edit]

September 3, 2004
10:00 PM (EST)
Vancouver Whitecaps (BC) 2-0 Minnesota Thunder (MN)
Carlo Corazzin Goal 6'
Davide Xausa Goal 47'
Steve Kindel Red card 58'
Carlo Corazzin Red card 90'
(Report) Red card 90' Godfrey Tenoff
Swangard Stadium, Vancouver, British Columbia
Attendance: 4,135
Referee: Dave Gantar, Canada


September 5, 2004
7:00 PM (EST)
Minnesota Thunder (MN) 0-1 Vancouver Whitecaps (BC)
Freddy Juarez Booked 18'
David Castellanos Booked 33'
Dustin Branan Booked 53'
(Report) Booked 66' Ive Sulentic
Goal 75' David Morris
James Griffin Stadium, St. Paul, Minnesota
Attendance: 589
Referee: Brian D'Amato, United States

The Vancouver Whitecaps advance 3-0 on aggregate.

Eastern Conference final[edit]

September 10, 2004
7:30 PM (EST)
Syracuse Salty Dogs (NY) 0-2 Montreal Impact (QC)
Temoc Suarez Booked 26'
Temoc Suarez Yellow cardRed card 49'
René Rivas Booked 79'
René Rivas Yellow cardRed card 90'
(Report) Booked 43' Ze Roberto
Booked 50' Joel Bailey
Goal 70' Frederick Commodore
Goal 73' Mauro Biello
P&C Stadium, Syracuse, New York
Attendance: 6,345
Referee: Andrew Chapin, United States


September 12, 2004
4:00 PM (EST)
Montreal Impact (QC) 1-1 Syracuse Salty Dogs (NY)
Patrick Leduc Goal 20' PK
António Ribeiro Booked 85'
(Report) Booked 32' Lars Lyssand
Booked 16' Kupono Low
Booked 22' Frank Sanfilippo
Goal 39' Kupono Low
Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard, Montreal, Quebec
Attendance: 8,539
Referee: Jose Farias, Canada

The Montreal Impact advanced 3-1 on aggregate.

Western Conference finals[edit]

September 10, 2004
11:00 PM (EST)
Seattle Sounders (WA) 1-0 Vancouver Whitecaps (BC)
Jonathan Bolaños Goal 57'
Jonathan Bolaños Booked 57'
Chad Brown Booked 90'
(Report) Booked 32' Geordie Lyall
Booked 41' Justin Thompson
Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington
Attendance: 2,496
Referee: Baldomero Toledo, United States


September 12, 2004
10:00 PM (EST)
Vancouver Whitecaps (BC) 1-1 Seattle Sounders (WA)
Jason Jordan Goal 18'
Steve Kindel Booked 58'
(Report) Booked 37' Roger Levesque
Goal 44' Jason Farrell
Booked 69' Welton Melo
Yellow cardRed card 72' Welton Melo
Booked 86' Chad Brown
Swangard Stadium, Burnaby, British Columbia
Attendance: 5,286
Referee: Tiger Lui, Canada

The Seattle Sounders advance 2-1 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

MVP: Mauricio Vincello

Points leaders[edit]

Rank Scorer Club GP Goals Assists Points
1 Dante Washington Virginia Beach Mariners 27 17 6 40
2 Byron Alvarez Portland Timber 25 16 4 36
3 Alan Gordon Portland Timbers 27 17 1 35
4 Ali Gerba Toronto Lynx 25 15 4 34
5 Johnny Torres Milwaukee Wave United 26 11 7 29
6 Mac Cozier Atlanta Silverbacks 28 12 4 28
7 Greg Howes Milwaukee Wave United 24 9 8 26
8 Todd Dusosky Milwaukee Wave United 23 10 4 24
McColm Cephas Richmond Kickers 26 10 4 24
Chris Carrieri Rochester Rhinos 27 8 8 24
11 Mauricio Salles Puerto Rico Islanders 25 11 1 23
12 Jason Jordan Vancouver Whitecaps 19 7 7 21
13 Welton Melo Seattle Sounders 23 5 10 20
Hugo Alcaraz-Cuellar Portland Timber 26 5 10 20
Matthew Delicâte Richmond Kickers 26 7 6 20

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