2003 USL A-League

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USL A-League
-2003 Season-
Season2003
ChampionsCharleston Battery
(1st title)
PremiersMilwaukee Wave United
(1st title)
Top goalscorerThiago Martins
(22 goals)
2002
2004

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]

Rochester Rhinos (NY)2–1Montreal Impact (SC)
Ian Fuller Red card 6'
Stoian Mladenov Goal 8' (pen.)
Doug Miller Goal 50'
Kirk Wilson Yellow card 90'
Report Red card 6' Nevio Pizzolitto
Goal 84' Zé Roberto
Attendance: 8,339
Referee: Ken Heller (USA)


Montreal Impact (SC)0–0Rochester Rhinos (NY)
Zé Roberto Yellow card 4'
Martin Nash Yellow card 63'
Abraham Francois Yellow card 89'
Martin Nash Yellow card 90' Red card {{{3}}}'
Report Yellow card 15' Scott Schweitzer
Yellow card 65' Yuri Lavrinenko
Yellow card 72' Kirk Wilson
Yellow card 81' David Hayes
Attendance: 8,445
Referee: Silviu Petrescu (Canada)

The Rochester Rhinos advance 2 – 1 on aggregate.


Southeast Division[edit]

Virginia Beach Mariners (VA)1–0Charleston Battery (SC)
Roy Lassiter Goal 18'
Stephen Danbusky Yellow card 75'
Report
Attendance: 3,200
Referee: Dan Stead (USA)


Charleston Battery (SC)4–1Virginia Beach Mariners (VA)
Chris Goos Goal 3'
Josh Henderson Goal 14' Goal 71'
Russell Hutchison Goal 17' (o.g.)
Report Goal 10' Hamisi Amani-Dove
Yellow card 37' Roland Vargas-Aguilera
Yellow card 58' Stephen Danbusky
Attendance: 2,031
Referee: Todd Perry (USA)

The Charleston Battery advance 4 – 2 on aggregate.


Central Division[edit]

Milwaukee Wave United (WI)1–0Minnesota Thunder (MN)
Greg Howes Goal 14' (pen.)
Chris Morman Yellow card 78'
Report Yellow card 54' Steve Shak
Attendance: 1,927
Referee: Cien Asoera (USA)


Minnesota Thunder (MN)2–0 (OT)Milwaukee Wave United (WI)
Johnny Torres Goal 62'92' Report Yellow card 84' Todd Dusosky
Attendance: 2,649
Referee: Brent Sorg (USA)

The Minnesota Thunder advance 2 – 1 on aggregate.


Pacific Division[edit]

Seattle Sounders (WA)0–0Vancouver Whitecaps (BC)
Marco Vélez Yellow card 14'
Scott Jenkins Yellow card 15'
Ryan Edwards Yellow card 34'
Report Yellow card 35' Carlo Corazzin
Yellow card 87' Ollie Heald
Yellow card 90' Paul Dailly
Attendance: 2,178
Referee: Cory Dean (Canada)


Vancouver Whitecaps (BC)1–1 (a.e.t.)Seattle Sounders (WA)
Jean Piette Yellow card 11'
Dave Morris Goal 90'
Steve Kindel Yellow card 117'
Report Goal 2' Roger Levesque
Yellow card 4' Chad Brown
Yellow card 18' Andrew Gregor
Yellow card 77' Zach Scott
Yellow card 78' Darren Sawatzky
Penalties
Ollie Heald Penalty scored
Tiarnan King Penalty scored
Chris Franks Penalty scored
Carlo Corazzin Penalty scored
Dave Morris Penalty scored
Jeff Clarke Penalty missed
5–6 Penalty scored Kyle Smith
Penalty scored Chad Brown
Penalty scored Darren Sawatzky
Penalty scored Herculez Gomez
Penalty scored Andrew Gregor
Penalty scored Viet Nguyen
Attendance: 5,175
Referee: Hu Lui (USA)

The Seattle Sounders advance 1 – 0 on aggregate.

Conference Finals[edit]

Eastern Conference final[edit]

Rochester Rhinos (NY)0–0Charleston Battery (SC)
Report
Attendance: 10,017
Referee: Andrew Chapin (USA)


Charleston Battery (SC)1–0Rochester Rhinos (NY)
Josh Henderson Goal 41' Report Yellow card 41' Ian Fuller
Attendance: 2,571
Referee: Brian D'Amato (USA)

The Charleston Battery advance 1 – 0 on aggregate.

Western Conference final[edit]

Seattle Sounders (WA)0–1Minnesota Thunder (MN)
Andrew Gregor Yellow card 9'
Zach Scott Yellow card 53'
Scott Jenkins Yellow card 57'
Chad Brown Yellow card 59'
Report Goal 79' Steve Shak
Attendance: 3,190
Referee: Ricardo Valenzuela (USA)


Minnesota Thunder (MN)1–0Seattle Sounders (WA)
Johnny Torres Goal 59'
Duncan Tarley Yellow card 90'
Report Yellow card 8' Viet Nguyen
Yellow card 23' Ryan Edwards
Yellow card 85' Craig Tomlinson

The Minnesota Thunder advance 2 – 0 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

Charleston Battery (SC)3–0Minnesota Thunder (MN)
Ted Chronopoulos Goal 13'
Terry Phelan Yellow card 15'
Paul Conway Goal 21'
John Wilson Yellow card 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]

References[edit]