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 YC 90'
(Report) Red card 6' Nevio Pizzolitto
Goal 84' Zé Roberto
Frontier Field, Rochester, New York
Attendance: 8,339
Referee: Ken Heller (USA)


September 7, 2003
4:00 PM (EDT)
Montreal Impact (SC) 0 – 0 Rochester Rhinos (NY)
Zé Roberto YC 4'
Martin Nash YC 63'
Abraham Francois YC 89'
Martin Nash Yellow cardRed card 90'
(Report) YC 15' Scott Schweitzer
YC 65' Yuri Lavrinenko
YC 72' Kirk Wilson
YC 81' David Hayes
Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard, Montreal, Quebec
Attendance: 8,445
Referee: Silviu Petrescu (Canada)

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 YC 75'
(Report)

Attendance: 3,200
Referee: Dan Stead (USA)


The Charleston Battery advance 4 – 2 on aggregate.


Central Division[edit]

September 5, 2003
Milwaukee Wave United (WI) 1 – 0 Minnesota Thunder (MN)
Greg Howes Goal 14' (pen.)
Chris Morman YC 78'
(Report) YC 54' Steve Shak
Uihlein Soccer Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Attendance: 1,927
Referee: Cien Asoera (USA)


September 7, 2003
5:30 PM (CDT)
Minnesota Thunder (MN) 2 – 0 OT Milwaukee Wave United (WI)
Johnny Torres Goal 62'92' (Report) YC 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]

September 5, 2003
7:00 (PDT)
Seattle Sounders (WA) 0 – 0 Vancouver Whitecaps (BC)
Marco Vélez YC 14'
Scott Jenkins YC 15'
Ryan Edwards YC 34'
(Report) YC 35' Carlo Corazzin
YC 87' Ollie Heald
YC 90' Paul Dailly
Seahawks Stadium, Seattle, Washington
Attendance: 2,178
Referee: Cory Dean (Canada)


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) YC 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 YC 9'
Zach Scott YC 53'
Scott Jenkins YC 57'
Chad Brown YC 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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