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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 Division W L T Pts GF GA
* Long Island Rough Riders 16 9 3 76 54 36
Rochester Raging Rhinos 17 9 2 75 42 24
Toronto Lynx 13 11 4 59 35 30
  Motreal Impact 12 13 3 54 34 41
  Boston Bulldogs 9 16 3 39 32 41
  Connecticut Wolves 1 19 8 13 22 57
  Atlantic Division W L T Pts GF GA
* Charleston Battery 18 8 2 87 59 36
Richmond Kickers 20 7 1 84 42 25
Hershey Wildcats 15 10 3 70 49 30
Hampton Roads Mariners 14 12 2 62 44 38
Raleigh Capital Express 12 12 4 58 48 52
  Atlanta Silverbacks 11 14 3 55 51 42
  Pittsburgh Riverhounds 10 14 4 49 41 43

Western Conference

  Central Division W L T Pts GF GA
* Minnesota Thunder 20 4 4 99 74 30
Milwaukee Rampage 18 9 1 89 69 47
Indiana Blast 9 15 4 45 40 57
  U.S. Pro-40 8 19 1 33 35 60
  Tennessee Rhythm 6 22 0 25 36 103
  Cincinnati Riverhawks 2 23 3 13 25 80
  Pacific Division W L T Pts GF GA
* Seattle Sounders 18 7 3 85 56 38
San Diego Flash 16 9 3 75 54 32
Vancouver 86ers 14 11 3 70 62 41
El Paso Patriots 12 14 2 57 48 50
Bay Area Seals 12 13 3 56 42 53
  Orange County Waves 12 15 1 55 44 52

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

Round of 16 (Single elimination)

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

Quarterfinals (Total Goals)

Eastern Conference

Richmond vs. Toronto

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

Rochester vs. Charleston

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

Western Conference

Seattle vs. Milwaukee

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

Minnesota vs. Vancouver

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

Semifinals (Total Goals)

Eastern Conference

Rochester vs. Toronto

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

Western Conference

Minnesota vs. Milwaukee

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

Final

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

  1 2— F
Minnesota 0 1— 1
Rochester 2 1— 3
Scoring: Rochester–Martin Nash (14th), Yari Allnutt (38th), Onandi Lowe (78th); Minnesota–Chugger Adair (74th).

 

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