2004 USL A-League

The 2004 USL A-League was an American Division II league run by the United Soccer League during the summer of 2004.

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

Standings

Western Conference

  Conference Semifinal round of playoffs

Pos Club Pts Pld W L T GF GA GD
1Portland Timbers 572818735830+28
2Vancouver Whitecaps 472814953829+9
3Minnesota Thunder 452813963323+10
4Seattle Sounders 4328131144034+6
5Milwaukee Wave United 40281212444484
6Calgary Mustangs 18284186305121
7Edmonton F.C. 18284186195637

Eastern Conference

  Conference Semifinal round of playoffs

Pos Club Pts Pld W L T GF GA GD
1Montreal Impact 562817653615+21
2Richmond Kickers 542817834429+15
3Syracuse Salty Dogs 502815854029+11
4Rochester Raging Rhinos 4828151033632+4
5Atlanta Silverbacks 45281411341487
6Virginia Beach Mariners 3628111434341+2
7Toronto Lynx 322810162385012
8Charleston Battery 2728715630399
9Puerto Rico Islanders 21285176224826

Playoffs

  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

Richmond Kickers vs Syracuse Salty Dogs

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

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


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

The Montreal Impact advance 2–0 on aggregate.

Western Conference semifinals

Portland Timbers vs Seattle Sounders

Portland Timbers (OR)2–1Seattle Sounders (WA)
Brian Winters  47'
Byron Alvarez  52'
Andrew Gregor  81' (pen.)
Report  17' Roger Levesque
 28' Jonathan Bolaños
 38' Billy Sleeth
 45' Preston Burpo
 79' Marco Vélez
 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'  100'
Billy Sleeth  20'
Ryan Edwards  69'
Zach Scott  82'
Report  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

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


Minnesota Thunder (MN)0–1Vancouver Whitecaps (BC)
Freddy Juarez  18'
David Castellanos  33'
Dustin Branan  53'
Report  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

Syracuse Salty Dogs (NY)0–2Montreal Impact (QC)
Temoc Suarez  26'  49'
René Rivas  79'  90'
Report  43' Ze Roberto
 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  85'
Report  32' Lars Lyssand
 16' Kupono Low
 22' Frank Sanfilippo
 39' Kupono Low
Attendance: 8,539
Referee: Jose Farias, Canada

The Montreal Impact advanced 3–1 on aggregate.

Western Conference finals

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


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

The Seattle Sounders advance 2–1 on aggregate.

Final

MVP: Mauricio Vincello

Points leaders

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

Honors

References

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