|Champions||Seattle Sounders |
|Premiers||Montreal Impact |
|Top goalscorer||Peter Hattrup |
Statistics of A-League in season 1995.
In 1995, the American Professional Soccer League, which was the de facto highest level of U.S. soccer (officially sanctioned U.S. second division) until MLS commenced, changed its name to the A-League. The league had ended its 1994 season with seven teams and intended to expand to ten for the 1995 season. These plans were stymied when the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, Los Angeles Salsa and Toronto Rockets all folded. This left the league with only four teams. The addition of the New York Centaurs and Atlanta Ruckus gave the league six teams and allowed it to compete for another season. Training camps opened in March and the season began on May 5, 1995, when the Vancouver 86ers defeated the Atlanta Ruckus. By the time the regular season ended on September 10, 1995, the Montreal Impact had topped the chart. However, they were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Ruckus. Seattle defeated Vancouver in the first round, then defeated Atlanta in the final to take their first championship. The league introduced a new scoring system for the regular season. No games ended in a tie. If the score was tied at the end of regulation, every game went to a shootout. A win gained a team three points, a shootout win two points, a shootout loss one point and a loss zero points.
|6||New York Centaurs||24||5||1||3||15||21||39||−18||20|
Rules for classification: 3 points for win, 2 points for shootout win, 1 point for shootout loss, 0 points for normal time loss
|1995 A-League Finals|
|Atlanta Ruckus (GA)||1–1||Montreal Impact (QB)|
|Tom Wurdack 43'
Lenin Steenkamp 71'
|70' Lloyd Barker|
|Montreal Impact (QB)||3–0||Atlanta Ruckus (GA)|
Lloyd Barker 44'
Lyndon Hooper 78'
|Montreal Impact (QB)||0–0||Atlanta Ruckus (GA)|
|Nick De Santis
|1–3|| Staale Soebye
The Atlanta Ruckus advance to the finals.
|Vancouver 86ers (BC)||0–1||Seattle Sounders (WA)|
|Nico Berg 62'||Report||80' Gary Heale|
The Seattle Sounders advance to the finals.
|Atlanta Ruckus (GA)||1–1||Seattle Sounders (WA)|
|Greg Sheen 34'
Lenin Steenkamp 58'
Bruce Murray 69'
Michael Araujo 73'
|77' Jason Dunn|
|3–1|| Neil Megson
|Seattle Sounders (WA)||3–0||Atlanta Ruckus (GA)|
|Chance Fry 24:35', 85'
Jason Dunn 86:55'
|41' Michael Araujo|
|Seattle Sounders (WA)||1–1||Atlanta Ruckus (GA)|
|Jason Farrell 81'||Report||3' Staale Soebye|
|2–1|| Staale Soebye
The Seattle Sounders win the A-League title.
|1||Peter Hattrup||Seattle Sounders||11||8||30|
|2||Paul Dougherty||Montreal Impact||10||8||28|
|3||Lloyd Barker||Montreal Impact||10||6||26|
|4||Chance Fry||Seattle Sounders||9||4||22|
|5||Paul Dailly||Vancouver 86ers||7||7||21|
|6||Giuliano Oliviero||Vancouver 86ers||9||1||19|
|7||Geoff Aunger||Vancouver 86ers||6||6||18|
|8||Staale Soebye||Atlanta Ruckus||7||3||17|
|9||Martin Nash||Vancouver 86ers||5||6||16|
|Lenin Steenkamp||Atlanta Ruckus||8||0||16|
|Jason Dunn||Seattle Sounders||5||6||16|
|12||Grant Needham||Montreal Impact||5||5||15|
|14||Jeff Hooker||Colorado Foxes||7||0||14|
|15||Shawn Medved||Seattle Sounders||6||1||13|
- MVP: Peter Hattrup
- Leading goal scorer: Peter Hattrup
- Leading goalkeeper: Marcus Hahnemann
- Rookie of the Year: Giuliano Oliviero
- Coach of the Year: Lothar Osiander
- Defender of the Year: John Doyle
- Official of the Year: Esfandiar Baharmast
- First Team All League