Thursday, September 11, 2003
TAMPA, FL - United Soccer Leagues announced today the A-League's 2003 All-League Teams as voted on by the clubs' coaches and general managers, honoring 22 players from 11 of the 19 teams.
Montreal Impact defender Gabe Gervais and Seattle Sounders midfielder Andrew Gregor were honored as First Team All-League players for the second straight year. Gervais was joined by Goalkeeper of the Year Greg Sutton on the First Team and saw teammate Ze Roberto honored on the Second Team. Gregor's teammate Danny Jackson was honored on the First Team with goalkeeper Rich Cullen being named to the Second Team.
In addition to the Seattle trio, six other players from the current Conference Finals teams were honored as All-League players. Charleston Battery defender John Wilson and midfielder Ted Chronopoulos were named to the First and Second Team, respectively. Minnesota Thunder midfielder Marco Ferruzzi and defender Steve Shak were named to the First and Second Team, respectively. Rochester forward Doug Miller and defender Scott Schweitzer were also named to the First and Second Teams, respectively.
Rookies Byron Alvarez of the Portland Timbers and David Testo of the Richmond Kickers were honored on the Second Team. Alvarez finished tied for eighth in the league in scoring with 25 points on one assist and 12 goals, which ranked fourth in the league.
A-League 2003 All-League Teams
G - Greg Sutton - Montreal Impact
D - Gabe Gervais - Montreal Impact
D - Danny Jackson - Seattle Sounders
D - John Wilson - Charleston Battery
M - Roland Aguilera - Virginia Beach Mariners
M - Marco Ferruzzi - Minnesota Thunder
M - Andrew Gregor - Seattle Sounders
M - Ricardo Villar - Pittsburgh Riverhounds
F - Thiago Martins - Pittsburgh Riverhounds
F - Doug Miller - Rochester Raging Rhinos
F - Dante Washington - Virginia Beach Mariners
G - Rich Cullen - Seattle Sounders
D - Scott Schweitzer - Rochester Raging Rhinos
D - Steve Shak - Minnesota Thunder
D - Alan Woods - Atlanta Silverbacks
M - Ted Chronopoulos - Charleston Battery
M - Oliver Heald - Vancouver Whitecaps
M - Ze Roberto - Montreal Impact
M - David Testo - Richmond Kickers
F - Byron Alvarez - Portland Timbers
F - Greg Howes - Milwaukee Wave United
F - Kevin Jeffrey - Richmond Kickers