1993 United States Interregional Soccer League

The 1993 United States Interregional Soccer League was an American outdoor soccer season run by the United States Interregional Soccer League.

Southern Challenge Cup

In 1993, the league introduced the Southern Challenge Cup, a short season for teams which the league was considering for membership. The cup would allow these provisional teams to test their organization before beginning a season long competitive schedule.[1] During the cup, the four provisional teams also played games against other teams in the league. These games counted both in the USISL and Southern Challenge Cup standings. The cup was capped by a final between the two top teams in which the Riverboat Gamblers defeated the Grasshoppers.

Place Team GP W L GF GA GD Points
1 New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers 9 6 3 20 17 +3 48
2 Birmingham Grasshoppers 9 5 4 18 9 +9 45
3 Jacksonville Fury 9 4 5 15 27 -12 35
4 Montgomery Capitals 9 2 7 13 38 -25 25

Final

Regular season

Scoring

The standings published by the USISL list only the wins, losses, goals scored, goals allowed and total points. They do not provide the number of wins or losses that came through shootouts. They also do not provide the number of bonus points coming from goals or corner kicks.[2][3]

  • Regulation win = 6 points
  • Shootout win (SW) = 4 points
  • Shootout loss (SL) = 2 points
  • Regulation loss = 0 points
  • Bonus points (BP): An additional one-point per goal up to a maximum of three points per game.
  • Northeast Division and Midwest Division teams received one point per corner kick each game.

Atlantic Division

Place Team GP W L GF GA GD Points
1 Greensboro Dynamo 16 14 2 41 14 +27 114
2 Delaware Wizards 16 10 6 34 22 +12 88
3 Raleigh Flyers 16 10 6 31 24 +7 84
4 Richmond Kickers 16 8 8 30 30 0 78
5 Charleston Battery 16 8 8 27 33 -6 72
6 Connecticut Wolves 16 7 9 29 33 -4 68
7 Baltimore Bays 16 5 11 28 38 -10 59
8 Charlotte Eagles 16 5 11 26 35 -9 52
9 Columbia Spirit 16 3 13 12 43 -31 32

Southeast Division

Place Team GP W L GF GA GD Points
1 Orlando Lions 16 14 2 46 10 +36 124
2 Atlanta Lasers 16 10 6 44 34 +10 93
3 Coral Springs Kicks 16 10 6 42 43 -1 92
4 Memphis Jackals 16 9 7 49 30 +19 87
5 Boca Raton Sabres 16 8 8 37 31 +6 80
6 Nashville Metros 16 6 10 29 37 -8 60
7 Chattanooga Express 16 3 13 33 45 -12 52

South Central Division

Place Team GP W L GF GA GD Points
1 Tulsa Roughnecks 16 12 4 33 18 +15 99
2 Oklahoma City Slickers 16 11 5 34 32 +2 97
3 Dallas Rockets 16 11 5 34 17 +17 94
4 San Antonio Pumas 16 8 8 39 35 +4 83
5 Austin Soccadillos 16 8 8 30 33 -3 69
6 DFW Toros 16 5 11 22 42 -20 52
7 Tyler Lightning 16 5 11 22 40 -18 49

Southwest Division

Place Team GP W L GF GA GD Points
1 East Los Angeles Cobras 16 11 5 40 18 +22 101
2 Montclair Standard Falcons 16 10 6 30 33 -3 89
3 El Paso Patriots 16 10 6 34 16 +18 87
4 New Mexico Chiles 16 9 7 25 15 +10 73
5 Tucson Amigos 16 8 8 23 30 -7 72
6 Valley Golden Eagles 16 3 13 20 42 -22 37
7 Arizona Cotton 16 3 13 12 43 -31 29

Pacific Division

Place Team GP W L GF GA GD Points
1 San Jose Hawks 16 14 2 42 11 +31 119
2 Palo Alto Firebirds 16 12 4 50 8 +42 107
3 San Francisco United All-Blacks 16 13 3 39 17 +22 106
4 Chico Rooks 16 11 5 47 29 +18 98
5 North Bay Breakers 16 8 8 37 25 +12 79
6 Santa Cruz Surf 16 7 9 27 42 -15 66
7 San Francisco Bay Diablos 16 3 13 20 51 -31 38
8 East Bay Red Riders 16 2 14 51 13 -38 13

Playoffs

It appears the USISL allowed each division to determine how its teams entered the playoffs. In the Atlantic Division, the Richmond Kickers and Charleston Battery played a one-time game to determine who went to the division semifinals, despite the Kickers having six more points in the standings than the Battery. In the Southeast Division, the Orlando Lions had a bye into the Sizzlin' Six Tournament as reigning champions. Therefore, the next four teams entered the divisional semifinals. In the Southwest Division, the top three teams qualified for the playoffs, but the next two teams did not enter. Instead, the Valley Golden Eagles with a 3-13 record entered the divisional playoffs. In the rest of the divisions, the top four teams made the divisional playoffs.

Atlantic Division

Play-in game

Semifinals

  • Greensboro Dynamo 4, Richmond Kickers 1
  • Delaware Wizards 4, Raleigh Flyers 2

Final

  • Greensboro Dynamo defeated Delaware Wizards (5-0, 2-1)

Southeast Division

Semifinals

  • Atlanta Lasers 3, Memphis Jackals 2
  • Boca Raton Sabres 4, Coral Springs Kicks 1

Final

  • Atlanta Lasers defeated Boca Raton Sabres (1-0, 3-2)

South Central Division

Semifinals


Oklahoma City Slickers0-4Dallas Rockets (TX)
Own goal (Report) Curtis Partain
 81' Kenny Latham
Attendance: 1,100

Final

  • Dallas Rockets defeated Tulsa Roughnecks (4-3 (OT), 0-3, 1-0)

Southwest Division

Semifinals

  • East Los Angeles Cobras 7, Montclair Standard Falcons 3 ( Ezzy Ihekoronye 4 goals)
  • Valley Golden Eagles 5, El Paso Patriots 2

Final

  • East Los Angeles Cobras defeated Valley Golden Eagles (0-6, 3-0, 2-0)

(Ezzy Ihekoronye East Los Angeles Cobras MVP)


Pacific Division

Semifinals

  • San Jose Hawks 6, Chico Rooks 0
  • San Francisco All Blacks 3, Palo Alto Firebirds 2 (OT)

Final

  • San Jose Hawks 3, San Francisco All Blacks 0

Sizzlin' Six

As the defending champion, the Orlando Lions received a bye into the Sizzlin' Six Tournament. The other five teams were the winners of the divisional playoffs. The Sizzlin' Six Tournament began on Thursday, August 12. The three teams in this tournament with the best regular seasons, the Orlando Lions, Greensboro Dynamo and San Jose Hawks, all had 14-2 records. When they all won their games on Thursday, Friday's results became critical to choosing who would go to the championship game. However, all three teams won again on Friday. With all three teams having the same record, the tiebreaker went to goal differential. The Greensboro Dynamo had a +13 goal differential, the Orlando Lions had a +6 and the San Jose Hawks had a +5. This put the Dynamo and Lions in to the final.[4] All games were held at the Municipal Stadium, Daytona, Florida.

Thursday


Orlando Lions (FL)5-1Atlanta Lasers (GA)
Dylan Lewis  20'
Sheldon Lee  26'  62'
Tim Geltz  65'
Ian Gill  83'
(Report)  22' OG Ian Gill
PK Chris Hellenkamp
 52' Richie Richmond


Friday


Orlando Lions (FL)3-1Dallas Rockets (TX)
Dylan Lewis
Aziz Essaffi  85'
Steve Freeman  89'
(Report)  64' A.J. Jones


Final

Orlando Lions (FL)1-2Greensboro Dynamo (NC)
Warren Russ  37'
Sheldon Lee  45'
(Report)  53' Aidan Murphy
 70' Jason Haupt

Points leaders

Rank Scorer Club GP Goals Assists Points
1 Sheldon Lee Orlando Lions 16 19 7 45
2 Rahman Alarape Atlanta Datagraphic Magic 16 15 8 38
3 Milton Cruz Oklahoma City Slickers 16 14 6 34
4 John Mulrooney Memphis Jackals 13 13 7 33
5 Ezzy Ihekoronye East Los Angeles Cobras 10 13 6 32
Michael Guerrero San Antonio Generals 16 11 10 32
7 Scott Wulferdingen Chico Rooks 13 13 3 29
Michael Araujo Coral Springs Kicks 15 9 11 29
9 Michael Ribera San Antonio Generals 14 11 6 28
10 Ian Palmer Tulsa Roughnecks 11 11 2 24
Efren Rodarte El Paso Patriots 12 11 2 24
Jerry O'Hara Palo Alto Firebirds 15 11 2 24

Honors

References

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