Playoffs: 2000-01 Season, Soccer

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

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

Western Conference

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

Central Conference

*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


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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