2003 USL A-League

The 2003 USL A-League was an American Division II league run by the United Soccer League during the summer of 2003.

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

League standings

Eastern Conference

Northeast Division

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

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

Central Division

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

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

Northeast Division

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


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

The Rochester Rhinos advance 2 – 1 on aggregate.


Southeast Division

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


The Charleston Battery advance 4 – 2 on aggregate.


Central Division

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


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

The Minnesota Thunder advance 2 – 1 on aggregate.


Pacific Division

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


The Seattle Sounders advance 1 – 0 on aggregate.

Conference Finals

Eastern Conference final

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


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

The Charleston Battery advance 1 – 0 on aggregate.

Western Conference final

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


Minnesota Thunder (MN)1–0Seattle Sounders (WA)
Johnny Torres  59'
Duncan Tarley  90'
Report  8' Viet Nguyen
 23' Ryan Edwards
 85' Craig Tomlinson
Attendance: 2,612
Referee: Terry Vaughn (USA)

The Minnesota Thunder advance 2 – 0 on aggregate.

Final

Points leaders

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

References

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