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A-League

2001 Final Standings

The A-League serves as a minor league system for Major League Soccer. The division II outdoor league is part of the United Systems of Independent Soccer Leagues (USISL) and is recognized by U.S. Soccer. MLS and the USISL have an agreement where MLS teams can assign players to the A-League and call-up A-League players when desired. Conference champions (*) and playoff qualifiers (†) are noted.

Northern Conference

 TeamWTLPtsGF GA
*Hershey Wildcats1637754520
Rochester Raging Rhinos1646744327
Pittsburgh Riverhounds10412503939
 Montreal Impact10214452937
 Connecticut Wolves9611433037
 Long Island Rough Riders6416333150
 Toronto Lynx7316322041

Western Conference

 TeamWL TPtsGF GA
*Vancouver Whitecaps1628744433
San Diego Flash F.C.14111685542
Milwaukee Rampage14210634540
Portland Timbers13310624138
 Seattle Sounders13112574039
 Minnesota Thunder9215412934
 El Paso Patriots8414403942

Central Conference

 TeamWL TPtsGF GA
*Richmond Kickers1637764734
Charleston Battery1619735134
Charlotte Eagles14210665041
Nashville Metros14210634748
Atlanta Silverbacks13112594839
 Indiana Blast8018353855
 Cincinnati Riverhawks6020273980
Note: Three points are awarded for a victory in regulation or overtime. One point is awarded for a shootout win. Shootouts occur if a game is tied after a 15-minute sudden-death overtime

Playoffs

First Round (Total Goals)

 Pittsburgh vs. Charleston 
Sept. 20Pittsburgh 2, Charleston 1at Pittsburgh
Sept. 22Pittsburgh 3, Charleston 1at Charleston
 Pittsburgh wins 5-2 on aggregate
   
 San Diego vs. Atlanta 
Sept. 19San Diego 2, Atlanta 0at Atlanta
Sept. 23Atlanta 2, San Diego 2at San Diego
 San Diego wins 4-2 on aggregate
   
 Portland vs. Charlotte 
Sept. 21Portland 2, Charlotte 0at Portland
Sept. 22Portland 3, Charlotte 2at Charlotte
 Portland wins 5-2 on aggregate
   
 Milwaukee vs. Nashville 
Sept. 19Milwaukee 3, Nashville 2at Nashville
Sept. 22Nashville 1, Milwaukee 0at Milwaukee
 Aggregate tied 3-3, Milwaukee advances 4-3 on penalty kicks

Quarterfinals (Total Goals)

Richmond vs. Milwaukee

Sept. 29Richmond 2, Milwaukee 2at Milwaukee
Sept. 30Milwaukee 2, Richmond 1at Richmond
Milwaukee wins 4-3 on aggregate

Hershey vs. Portland

Sept. 27Hershey 2, Portland 0at Portland
Sept. 29Hershey 1, Portland 0at Hershey
Hershey wins 3-0 on aggregate

Vancouver vs. San Diego

Sept. 26San Diego 2, Vancouver 0at San Diego
Sept. 29Vancouver 4, San Diego 1at Vancouver
Vancouver wins 4-3 on aggregate

Rochester vs. Pittsburgh

Sept. 26Pittsburgh 2, Rochester 1at Pittsburgh
Sept. 29Rochester 3, Pittsburgh 0at Rochester
Rochester wins 4-2 on aggregate

Semifinals and Finals

see Updates chapter.


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