2002 USL A-League – Wikipedia

Football league season

The 2002 USL A-League was an American Division II league run by the United Soccer League during the summer of 2002.

League standings[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

Northeast Division[edit]

Southeast Division[edit]

Western Conference[edit]

Central Division[edit]

  1. ^ Cincinnati lost three point for using an ineligible player (bonus points entry total reflects this deduction)

Pacific Division[edit]

The 2002 USL A-League points system was 4 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss + 1 bonus point when scoring three or more goals in a game.[1]

Playoff bracket[edit]

Playoff first round[edit]

Charlotte vs Montreal[edit]

Montreal advances on penalties after series tied 1–1 on aggregate.

Richmond vs Atlanta[edit]

Richmond advances 3–2 on aggregate.

Minnesota vs El Paso[edit]

Minnesota advances 3–2 on aggregate.

Vancouver vs Portland[edit]

Vancouver Whitecaps advance 2–0 on aggregate.

Conference Semifinals[edit]

Eastern Conference Semifinal 1[edit]

The Rochester Rhinos advanced 1–0 on aggregate.

Eastern Conference Semifinal 2[edit]

The Richmond Kickers advanced 4–3 on aggregate.

Western Conference Semifinal 1[edit]

The Milwaukee Rampage advanced 2–1 on aggregate.

Western Conference Semifinal 2[edit]

The Vancouver Whitecaps advanced 8–2 on aggregate.

Conference Finals[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

The Richmond Kickers advanced.

Western Conference[edit]

The Milwaukee Rampage advanced.

MPV: John Wolyniec

Points leaders[edit]

Awards and All A-League Teams[edit]

All A-League First Team
F: Brian Ching Seattle Sounders); McKinley Tennyson (Portland Timbers) (Co-Leading Goalscorer); Eduardo Sebrango (Montreal Impact) (Co-Leading Goalscorer)
M: Andrew Gregor (Seattle Sounders); Leighton O’Brien (Seattle Sounders); Brian Piesner (Atlanta Silverbacks); Lenin Steenkamp (Rochester Raging Rhinos)
D: Gabriel Gervais (Montreal Impact); Destin Makumbu (Milwaukee Rampage); Mark Watson (Defender of the Year)
G: Dusty Hudock (Charleston Battery) (Goalkeeper of the Year)
Coach: Brian Schmetzer Seattle Sounders) (Coach of the Year)

All A-League Second Team[2]
F: Fadi Afash (Portland Timbers) (Co-Leading Goalscorer); Josh Henderson (Richmond Kickers); Johnny Menyongar (Minnesota Thunder)
M: Mauro Biello (Montreal Impact); Luis da Gama (El Paso Patriots); Jose Gomez (Charlotte Eagles); Steve Kindel (Vancouver Whitecaps)
D: Craig Demmin (Rochester Raging Rhinos); Linval Dixon (Charleston Battery); Mark Schulte (Minnesota Thunder)
G: Preston Burpo (Seattle Sounders)


  1. ^

    Litterer, David (February 14, 2010). “United Soccer Leagues Statistical History, Part 4 (2000-2003)”. American Soccer History Archives. Archived from the original on January 8, 2015. Retrieved May 8, 2014.

  2. ^ A-League Awards: 2002 Archived 2012-02-12 at the Wayback Machine

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