1999-2000 Other U.S. Pro Leagues Playoffs

The A-League serves as a type of 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. Also, the U.S. Pro-40 Select team is made-up of players from the MLS's Project 40 program. Project 40 is a joint venture between MLS and U.S. Soccer aimed at developing young American players, giving them the chance to train with MLS clubs and play games at various professional levels. The U.S. Pro-40 team played all their games on the road. Boston and U.S. Pro-40 received a three-point deduction due to the use of ineligible players

Eastern Conference

Northeast DivisionWLTPtsGFGA
*Long Island Rough Riders1693765436
?Rochester Raging Rhinos1792754224
?Toronto Lynx13114593530
Motreal Impact12133543441
Boston Bulldogs9163393241
Connecticut Wolves1198132257
Atlantic DivisionWLTPtsGFGA
*Charleston Battery1882875936
?Richmond Kickers2071844225
?Hershey Wildcats15103704930
?Hampton Roads Mariners14122624438
?Raleigh Capital Express12124584852
Atlanta Silverbacks11143555142
Pittsburgh Riverhounds10144494143

Western Conference

Central DivisionWLTPtsGFGA
*Minnesota Thunder2044997430
?Milwaukee Rampage1891896947
?Indiana Blast9154454057
U.S. Pro-408191333560
Tennessee Rhythm62202536103
Cincinnati Riverhawks2233132580
Pacific DivisionWLTPtsGFGA
*Seattle Sounders1873855638
?San Diego Flash1693755432
?Vancouver 86ers14113706241
?El Paso Patriots12142574850
?Bay Area Seals12133564253
Orange County Waves12151554452

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.


Round of 16 (Single elimination)

Sept. 8Toronto 2, Long Island 1at Long Island
Sept. 9Richmond 2, Hampton Roads 1 OTat Richmond
Sept. 9Rochester 4, Hershey 2at Rochester
Sept. 9Charleston 1, Raleigh 0at Charleston
Sept. 9Milwaukee 3, El Paso 2 OTat Milwaukee
Sept. 9Vancouver 1, San Diego 1at San Diego
Vancouver won shoot-out, 5-4
Sept. 9Minnesota 7, Indiana 0at Minnesota
Sept. 10Seattle 2, Bay Area 1at Seattle

Quarterfinals (Total Goals)

Eastern Conference

Richmond vs. Toronto

Sept. 15Toronto 1, Richmond 0at Toronto
Sept. 17Toronto 1, Richmond 0at Richmond
Hershey wins on aggregate, 2-0

Rochester vs. Charleston

Sept. 15Rochester 2, Charleston 0at Rochester
Sept. 16Rochester 1, Charleston 0at Charleston
Rochester wins on aggregate, 3-0

Western Conference

Seattle vs. Milwaukee

Sept. 15Milwaukee 2, Seattle 1at Milwaukee
Sept. 17Milwaukee 2, Seattle 1at Seattle
Milwaukee wins on aggregate, 4-2

Minnesota vs. Vancouver

Sept. 13Vancouver 3, Minnesota 0at Vancouver
Sept. 16Minnesota 4, Vancouver 0 OTat Minnesota
Minnesota wins on aggregate, 4-3

Semifinals (Total Goals)

Eastern Conference

Rochester vs. Toronto

Sept. 22Rochester 1, Toronto 1at Toronto
Sept. 24Rochester 1, Toronto 0at Rochester
Rochester wins on aggregate, 2-1

Western Conference

Minnesota vs. Milwaukee

Sept. 21Minnesota 4, Milwaukee 3at Milwaukee
Sept. 23Minnesota 5, Milwaukee 0at Minnesota
Minnesota wins on aggregate, 9-3


September 30 at Rochester, NY. Attendance: 14,276

Scoring: Rochester?Martin Nash (14th), Yari Allnutt (38th), Onandi Lowe (78th); Minnesota?Chugger Adair (74th).

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