2002 USL A-League

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USL A-League
-2002 Season-
Season2002
ChampionsMilwaukee Rampage
(2nd title)
PremiersSeattle Sounders
(2nd title)
Matches played504
Goals scored751 (1.49 per match)
Top goalscorerMcKinley Tennyson, Fadi Afash
(18 goals)
2001
2003

The 2002 USL A-League was an American Division II league run by the United Soccer League during the summer of 2002.

League standings[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

Northeast Division[edit]

Place Team GP W D L GF GA GD BP Points
1 Rochester Raging Rhinos 28 17 3 8 38 25 +7 1 72
2 Montreal Impact 28 16 3 9 39 29 +10 5 72
3 Toronto Lynx 28 10 5 13 37 35 +2 3 48
4 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 28 8 5 15 39 44 -5 4 41

Southeast Division[edit]

Place Team GP W D L GF GA GD BP Points
1 Charleston Battery 28 19 3 6 46 16 +30 7 89
2 Richmond Kickers 28 13 9 6 44 37 +7 7 65
3 Atlanta Silverbacks 28 13 13 2 47 44 +3 8 62
4 Charlotte Eagles 28 10 14 4 46 46 0 6 50
5 Hampton Roads Mariners 28 6 19 3 25 57 -32 2 29

Western Conference[edit]

Central Division[edit]

Place Team GP W D L GF GA GD BP Points
1 Milwaukee Rampage 28 16 7 5 48 29 +17 6 75
2 Minnesota Thunder 28 14 9 5 55 35 +20 6 70
3 Cincinnati Riverhawks 28 8 20 0 35 68 -33 6 35*
4 Indiana Blast 28 6 18 4 29 67 -38 1 29
  • Cincinnati lost three point for using an ineligible player

Pacific Division[edit]

Place Team GP W D L GF GA GD BP Points
1 Seattle Sounders 28 23 1 4 71 27 +44 14 107
2 Portland Timbers 28 13 3 13 47 39 +8 8 63
3 El Paso Patriots 28 10 7 11 38 48 -10 7 54
4 Vancouver Whitecaps 28 11 5 12 41 39 +2 5 54
5 Calgary Storm 28 4 3 21 26 66 -40 3 22

The 2002 USL A-League points system was 4 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss + 1 bonus point when scoring three or more goals in a game.[1]

Playoff bracket[edit]

  First Round Conference Semifinals Conference Finals Final
                                         
Portland Timbers 0 0 0  
Vancouver Whitecaps 1 1 2  
  Seattle Sounders 0 2 2  
  Vancouver Whitecaps 2 6 8  
  Milwaukee Rampage (aet) 0 2 2  
Western Conference
  Vancouver Whitecaps 0 1 1  
Minnesota Thunder 2 1 3  
El Paso Patriots 1 1 2  
  Milwaukee Rampage 0 2 2
  Minnesota Thunder 0 1 1  
 
  Milwaukee Rampage (aet) 2
  Richmond Kickers 1
Richmond Kickers 1 2 3  
Atlanta Silverbacks 1 1 2  
  Charleston Battery 2 1 3
  Richmond Kickers 1 3 4  
 
  Rochester Raging Rhinos 1 0 1 (8)
Eastern Conference
  Richmond Kickers (aet) (p) 1 0 1 (9)  
Montreal Impact (aet) (p) 0 1 1 (6)  
Charlotte Eagles 1 0 1 (5)  
  Rochester Raging Rhinos 0 1 1
  Montreal Impact 0 0 0  
 

Playoff first round[edit]

Charlotte vs Montreal[edit]


Montreal advances on penalties after series tied 1–1 on aggregate.

Richmond vs Atlanta[edit]

Richmond Kickers (VA)1–1Atlanta Silverbacks (GA)
Peter Luzak Yellow card 23'
Josh Henderson Yellow card 86'
Peter Luzak Goal 90'
Report Goal 36' James Wall
Yellow card 42' Alan Woods
Yellow card 56' Jason Annicchero
Yellow card 86' Jeff Cassar
Red card 88' James Wall
Attendance: 1,258
Referee: Todd Perry


Richmond advances 3–2 on aggregate.

Minnesota vs El Paso[edit]

El Paso Patriots (TX)1–2Minnesota Thunder (MN)
Johnny Frias Goal 7' Goal 25' Johnny Torres
Goal 29' Johnny Menyongar
Attendance: 1,270


Minnesota Thunder (MN)1–1El Paso Patriots (TX)
Zafer Kılıçkan Goal 70' Goal 32' (pen.) Jose Abarca
Attendance: 1,567

Minnesota advances 3–2 on aggregate.

Vancouver vs Portland[edit]

Portland Timbers (OR)0–1Vancouver Whitecaps (BC)
Keith Costigan Yellow card 10'
Fadi Afash Yellow card 68'
Brent Sancho Yellow card 69'
Report Goal 32' Paul Dailly
Yellow card 43' Chris Franks
Yellow card 45' Ollie Heald
Yellow card 68' Nick Dasovic
Attendance: 4,071


Vancouver Whitecaps advance 2–0 on aggregate.

Conference Semifinals[edit]

Eastern Conference Semifinal 1[edit]


Rochester Rhinos (NY)1–0Montreal Impact (QC)
Yuri Lavrinenko Yellow card 26'
Bill Sedgwick Goal 62'
Report Yellow card 43' Patrice Bernier

The Rochester Rhinos advanced 1–0 on aggregate.

Eastern Conference Semifinal 2[edit]

Charleston Battery (SC)2–1Richmond Kickers (VA)
Justin Evans Goal 63'
Paul Conway Goal 87' (pen.)
Report Goal 75' Mike Burke
Yellow card 86' Marco Ferruzzi
Attendance: 2,379
Referee: Daniel Baruk (USA)


Richmond Kickers (VA)3–1Charleston Battery (SC)
Josh Henderson Goal 8'
Kevin Jeffrey Goal 22'
Chris Fox Yellow card 24'
David Hayes Goal 36'
Report Goal 4' Mac Cozier
Yellow card 15' Mark Watson
Yellow card 45' Mac Cozier
Attendance: 2,043
Referee: Mike Stutt (USA)

The Richmond Kickers advanced 4–3 on aggregate.

Western Conference Semifinal 1[edit]

Minnesota Thunder (MN)0–0Milwaukee Rampage (WI)
Mike Gores Yellow card 42'
Don Gramenz Yellow card 64'
Steve Shak Yellow card 82'
Mike Gentile Yellow card 87'
Report


Milwaukee Rampage (WI)2–1Minnesota Thunder (MN)
Miguel Saavedra Goal 20'
John Wolyniec Goal 77'
Goal 65' Steve Shak
Milwaukee Rampage Sports Complex, Franklin, Wisconsin
Attendance: 3,579

The Milwaukee Rampage advanced 2–1 on aggregate.

Western Conference Semifinal 2[edit]

Vancouver Whitecaps (BC)2–0Seattle Sounders (WA)
Chris Franks Yellow card 3'
Jason Jordan Goal 44'90'
Jeff Clarke Yellow card 47'
Report Yellow card 14' Dick McCormick
Red card 78' Viet Nguyen
Yellow card 79' Leighton O'Brien
Attendance: 5,686
Referee: Steve DePiero (USA)


Seattle Sounders (WA)2–6Vancouver Whitecaps (BC)
Andrew Gregor Yellow card 38'
Leighton O'Brien Yellow card 43'
Kyle Smith Goal 52'
Jason Farrell Goal 60'
Scott Jenkins Yellow card 61'
Report Yellow card 19' Ollie Heald
Goal 22' Jeff Clarke
Goal 26'70' (pen.) Ollie Heald
Goal 39' Steve Kindel
Goal 67' Dave Morris
Yellow card 75' Kevan Cameron
Goal 90' Niall Thompson
Attendance: 3,917
Referee: Sandra Hunt (USA)

The Vancouver Whitecaps advanced 8–2 on aggregate.

Conference Finals[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]


The Richmond Kickers advanced.

Western Conference[edit]

Vancouver Whitecaps (BC)0–0Milwaukee Rampage (WI)
Ollie Heald Yellow card 45' Report


Milwaukee Rampage (WI)2–1 (a.e.t.)Vancouver Whitecaps (BC)
Destin Makumbu Yellow card 43'
Matt Bobo Goal 56'
Matt Behncke Yellow card 60'
Bobby Brennan Yellow card 90'
Matt Bobo Golden goal 101'
Report Goal 59' Niall Thompson
Milwaukee Rampage Sports Complex, Franklin, Wisconsin
Attendance: 3,223

The Milwaukee Rampage advanced.

Final[edit]

Milwaukee Rampage (WI)2–1 (a.e.t.)Richmond Kickers (VA)
John Wolyniec Goal 45'
Steve Bernal Yellow card 58'
John Wolyniec Yellow card 62'
David Lara Yellow card 68'
Siniša Angelovski Golden goal 106'
Report Yellow card 22' Tony Williams
Yellow card 56' Yellow-red card 93' Khary Stockton
Goal 59' (pen.) Marco Ferruzzi
Yellow card 62' Kevin Knight
Yellow card 96' Josh Henderson
Milwaukee Rampage Sports Complex, Franklin, Wisconsin
Attendance: 6,189

MPV: John Wolyniec

Points leaders[edit]

Rank Scorer Club GP Goals Assists Points
1 McKinley Tennyson Portland Timbers 24 18 6 42
Brian Ching Seattle Sounders 25 16 8 42
3 Leighton O'Brien Seattle Sounders 27 13 11 37
4 Fadi Afash Portland Timbers 22 18 0 36
Eduardo Sebrango Montreal Impact 28 18 0 36
6 Paul Conway Charleston Battery 25 13 6 32
7 Johnny Menyongar Minnesota Thunder 25 10 11 31
8 Johnny Torres Minnesota Thunder 23 12 5 29
9 Darren Sawatzky Seattle Sounders 28 9 10 28
10 Dustin Swinehart Charlotte Eagles 27 10 6 26
Digital Takawira Milwaukee Rampage 22 9 8 26
12 Niki Budalic Toronto Lynx 28 12 1 25
John Wolyniec Milwaukee Rampage 26 10 5 25
14 Josh Henderson Richmond Kickers 23 11 2 24
Brian Piesner Atlanta Silverbacks 25 7 10 24

Honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Litterer, David (February 14, 2010). "United Soccer Leagues Statistical History, Part 4 (2000-2003)". American Soccer History Archives. Retrieved May 8, 2014.
  2. ^ A-League Awards: 2002 Archived 2012-02-12 at the Wayback Machine

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