2004 USL A-League

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USL A-League
Season2004
ChampionsMontreal Impact (2nd title)
PremiersPortland Timbers (1st title)
Top goalscorerDante Washington, Alan Gordon (17 goals)
2003

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

Eastern Conference[edit]

  Conference Semifinal round of playoffs

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

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]

Richmond Kickers (VA)0–1Syracuse Salty Dogs (NY)
Tim Brown Yellow card 76'
Mike Burke Yellow card 78'
Report Yellow card 18' Temoc Suarez
Yellow card 53' Rene Rivas
63' Lars Lyssand
Yellow card 81' Ian Woan
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]

Rochester Rhinos (NY)0–1Montreal Impact (QC)
Shaun Tsakiris Yellow card 56'
Chris Carrieri Yellow card 80'
Report 53' Eduardo Sebrango
Attendance: 7,124
Referee: Roni Canales, United States


Montreal Impact (QC)1–0Rochester Rhinos (NY)
Eduardo Sebrango 32', Yellow card 32'
Mauro Biello Yellow card 71'
Report Yellow card 34' Yellow-red card 74' Kirk Wilson
Yellow card 51' David Wright
Yellow card 72' Ian Fuller
Yellow card 80' Jefferson Dargout

The Montreal Impact advance 2–0 on aggregate.

Western Conference semifinals[edit]

Portland Timbers vs Seattle Sounders[edit]

Portland Timbers (OR)2–1Seattle Sounders (WA)
Brian Winters Yellow card 47'
Byron Alvarez 52'
Andrew Gregor 81' (pen.)
Report 17' Roger Levesque
Yellow card 28' Jonathan Bolaños
Yellow card 38' Billy Sleeth
Yellow card 45' Preston Burpo
Red card 79' Marco Vélez
Yellow card 87' Zach Scott
PGE Park, Portland, Oregon
Attendance: 4,863
Referee: Nathan Lacy


Seattle Sounders (WA)2–0 (OT)Portland Timbers (OR)
Welton Melo 5' gold-colored soccer ball 100'
Billy Sleeth Yellow card 20'
Ryan Edwards Yellow card 69'
Zach Scott Yellow card 82'
Report Yellow card 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]

Vancouver Whitecaps (BC)2–0Minnesota Thunder (MN)
Carlo Corazzin 6', Red card 90'
Davide Xausa 47'
Steve Kindel Red card 58'
Report Red card 90' Godfrey Tenoff
Attendance: 4,135
Referee: Dave Gantar, Canada


Minnesota Thunder (MN)0–1Vancouver Whitecaps (BC)
Freddy Juarez Yellow card 18'
David Castellanos Yellow card 33'
Dustin Branan Yellow card 53'
Report Yellow card 66' Ive Sulentic
75' David Morris
Attendance: 589
Referee: Brian D'Amato, United States

The Vancouver Whitecaps advance 3–0 on aggregate.

Eastern Conference final[edit]

Syracuse Salty Dogs (NY)0–2Montreal Impact (QC)
Temoc Suarez Yellow card 26' Yellow-red card 49'
René Rivas Yellow card 79' Yellow-red card 90'
Report Yellow card 43' Ze Roberto
Yellow card 50' Joel Bailey
70' Frederick Commodore
73' Mauro Biello
Attendance: 6,345
Referee: Andrew Chapin, United States


Montreal Impact (QC)1–1Syracuse Salty Dogs (NY)
Patrick Leduc 20' (pen.)
António Ribeiro Yellow card 85'
Report Yellow card 32' Lars Lyssand
Yellow card 16', 39' Kupono Low
Yellow card 22' Frank Sanfilippo
Attendance: 8,539
Referee: Jose Farias, Canada

The Montreal Impact advanced 3–1 on aggregate.

Western Conference finals[edit]

Seattle Sounders (WA)1–0Vancouver Whitecaps (BC)
Jonathan Bolaños 57', Yellow card 57'
Chad Brown Yellow card 90'
Report Yellow card 32' Geordie Lyall
Yellow card 41' Justin Thompson
Attendance: 2,496
Referee: Baldomero Toledo, United States


Vancouver Whitecaps (BC)1–1Seattle Sounders (WA)
Jason Jordan 18'
Steve Kindel Yellow card 58'
Report Yellow card 37' Roger Levesque
44' Jason Farrell
Yellow card 69' Yellow-red card 72' Welton Melo
Yellow card 86' Chad Brown
Attendance: 5,286
Referee: Tiger Liu, 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

Awards and All A-League Teams[edit]

All A-League First Team
F: Byron Alvarez (Portland Timbers); Alan Gordon (Portland Timbers) (Co-Leading Goalscorer); Dante Washington (Virginia Beach Mariners) (Co-Leading Goalscorer)
M: Mauro Biello (Montreal Impact); Sandro Grande (Montreal Impact); Alex Pineda Chacón (Atlanta Silverbacks); Johnny Torres (Milwaukee Wave United)
D: Gabriel Gervais (Montreal Impact) (Defender of the Year); Dustin Branan (Minnesota Thunder); Peter Luzak (Richmond Kickers)
G: Greg Sutton (Montreal Impact) (MVP & Goalkeeper of the Year)
Coach: Bobby Howe Portland Timbers) (Coach of the Year)

All A-League Second Team
F: Mac Cozier (Atlanta Silverbacks); Ali Gerba (Toronto Lynx); Greg Howes (Milwaukee Wave United)
M: Hugo Alcaraz-Cuellar Portland Timbers); Justin Evans (Charleston Battery); Alfredo Valente (Vancouver Whitecaps); Richie Williams (Richmond Kickers)
D: Craig Demmin (Rochester Raging Rhinos); Nevio Pizzolitto (Montreal Impact); Mark Watson (Charleston Battery)
G: Joe Warren (Minnesota Thunder)

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