Week 8 Standings includes games of Monday May 29th, 2000.

GP W L T GF GA BP Points
Orange County 12 7 5 0 20 17 3 31
San Diego 9 7 2 0 18 8 3 31
Seattle 5 3 1 1 10 5 3 16
El Paso 7 3 4 0 17 14 3 15
Bay Area 8 3 4 1 13 21 2 15
Vancouver 5 1 3 1 11 9 1 6
GP W L T GF GA BP Points
Minnesota 7 5 0 2 16 5 3 25
Milwaukee 5 3 2 0 10 5 2 14
US Pro-40 7 3 3 1 10 13 1 14
Tennessee 7 3 4 0 11 18 1 13
Cincinnati 3 1 2 0 3 6 0 4
Indiana 7 0 7 0 2 17 0 0
GP W L T GF GA BP Points
Hampton Roads 7 5 1 1 10 4 0 21
Richmond 8 5 3 0 9 8 0 20
Charleston 7 4 1 2 12 9 2 20
Pittsburgh 6 4 1 1 10 6 1 18
Atlanta 8 3 4 1 13 10 3 16
Hershey 7 2 4 1 10 9 2 11
Raleigh 7 1 3 3 10 16 2 9
GP W L T GF GA BP Points
Toronto 4 3 0 1 5 2 0 13
Rochester 5 2 3 0 7 5 2 10
Boston 9 2 6 1 7 13 0 9
Long Island 4 2 1 1 6 6 0 9
Montreal 3 1 2 0 2 3 0 4
Connecticut 9 0 7 2 3 16 0 2

USL: Week 8 Game Results

Week 8 Schedule & Results

 Atlanta   2
 Raleigh   4
 Atlanta (3-4-0)- Raleigh (1-2-3)
An outstanding performance from Capital Express forward Ihor Dotsenko with a hat trick in Friday night's match against Atlanta's Silverbacks led to the first Raleigh win of the 2000 season. It didn't take long for Dotsenko to start his scoring, notching his first goal in the fifth minute. Nine minutes later he struck again off an assist from midfielder Randy Merkel. Rookie Peter Byarahunga scored the third Raleigh goal from a Carson White pass in the 35th minute. White would earn another assist while aiding Dotsenko with his third and the team's fourth goal of the evening in the 39th minute. The Silverbacks started out strong in the second half with a 45th minute goal by Moleka and soon thereafter in the 49th a penalty kick goal against Raleigh goalkeeper Chris Lewis. Although the Silverbacks outshot the Capital Express, 14-10, they couldn't muster up the goals to defeat Raleigh.
 Boston   0
 Connecticut   0
 Boston (2-5-1)- Connecticut (0-6-2)
After 110 minutes of entertaining soccer, the Wolves and Bulldogs played to a scoreless draw Friday night at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium in New Britain. In the second half, Boston built some momentum, and the run of play was even throughout. Bulldog goalkeeper Anthony Latronica made a crucial save by tipping a free kick blast by Carlos Parra (on loan to the Wolves from their MLS affiliate New England). Both 10-minute overtimes saw Boston with some scoring chances, but goalkeeper Juergen Sommer (also on loan from the Revs to the Wolves) used his 6-foot-6 frame to intercept numerous crossing passes and cornerkicks. After Wolves defender Sean Nealis picked up his second yellow card in the 104th minute, the Wolves’ defense clamped down and preserved the 0-0 score.
 Bay Area   3
 Vancouver   2
 Bay Area (3-3-1) - Vancouver (1-3-1)
Just a week after pounding Bay Area 7-0, Vancouver gave up an own goal to give the Seals a victory. The 86ers Paul Dailly netted the first goal in the fifth minute with an assist from Jeff Skinner. Bay area countered in the 15th minute when Ryan Edwards assisted on a goal by Kevin Jeffrey. The 20th minute was dangerous for the 86ers, but defender George Lyall made a save from the goal line from a blast off the foot of Jeff Baicher. The second half favored Bay Area, which outshot Vancouver, 12-4. Jason Clark netted the second goal for the Seals in the 69th , but after Alfredo Valente tied the game at 2-2 in the 74th minute, the Vancouver defense broke down and let in an own goal in the 85th minute earning the Seals their third win of the season.
 US Pro-40   0
 Richmond   2
 Project 40 (3-4-1) - Richmond (6-3-0) Scoring Summary RIC Kwaku (Alvero) 29 RIC Luzak (Knight) 67
 Pittsburgh   1
 Long Island   2
 Rough Riders (2-1-1, 9 pts) - Riverhounds (3-1-1, 14 pts)- Despite a loss to Long Island, Pittsburg managed to qualify for the U.S. Open Cup Tournament. This is the first loss of the season for the Riverhounds who were coming off a three game winning streak. Pittsburg broke out early in the game with the first goal of the night scored by Nick Terlecky off the corner kick of Jair Vasquez in the 21st minute. It was Terlecky’s second goal of the season, as well as, Vasquez’s second assist. Long Island was quick to counter, though, with a goal of their own in the 26th minute by Ben Diallo off a throw in by Edson Buddle. At the end of the first half, the game was tied 1-1. The second half saw the Rough Riders coming out strong with a goal from ten yards out by Dahir Mohammed in the 50th minute off a corner kick by Gerry Lucey. This put the Rough Riders up 2-1, where they would then stay for the remainder of the game.
 Raleigh   2
 Charleston   3
 Doubles as U.S. Open Cup qualifier Raleigh (1-4-3) - Charleston (5-1-2) Charleston's Jon Akin's goal in the 90th minute sealed the envelope on the 3-2 Battery's win over the Express Saturday night at Blackbaud Stadium. Raleigh started the scoring late in the first half (32nd min.) when David Obua netted the team's first. The Express made another in the 57th when Peter Byarahunga assisted on the Carson White goal. The tide soon changed when Mac Cozier scored off of an assist from Temoc Suarez in the 66th minute. Three minutes later Suarez would place another, but this time for Dean Sewell to bury in the back of the Express net. Just as things seemed over Akin nailed the game-winning goal in the 90th.
 Hampton Roads   2
 Hershey   1
 Doubles as U.S. Open Cup qualifier Hampton Roads (6-1-1) - Hershey (2-5-0) The Chris Donnelley and Jaymi Bailey combination for the Mariners earns the win over Hershey on Saturday night. Donnelley scored and Bailey assisted, that was the case, twice on Saturday night when they played the Wildcats at Hersheypark Stadium. The first goal came in the 38th minute and the second in the 48th minute. A late goal from Ze Roberto off of an assist from Matthew Ford in the 92nd minute finalized the evening's score.
 Orange County   3
 Tennessee   0
 Orange County (8-5-0) - Tennessee (3-5-0) Orange County forward Jason Boyce almost single-handedly destroyed the Tennessee Rhythm on Friday night, getting two goals and an assist to pace his Pacific Division-leading Waves to a 3-0 victory at soggy Battle Ground Academy Stadium. The standing water in front of the Rhythm goal led directly to Boyce's first score. A Rhythm defender grabbed an 18-yard Orange County free kick in the box and attempted a low clearing pass that hit a puddle and stopped dead just a few feet away. Boyce alertly jumped on the ball and buried it in the net for a 1-0 lead. Boyce struck again in the 31st minute matched one-on-one against Rhythm defender Benji Djeukeng about 40-yards from the Rhythm goal when he nudged the ball ahead, turned on Djeukeng and burned the Rhythm defense. Boyce started the play that closed out the scoring in the 38th minute, when he picked up a loose ball in the midfield and drove up the middle throughseveral Tennessee defenders. When a Rhythm defender finally came up to stop him 25 yards from the goal, Boyce sent the ball forward to Polowski, who drove in the final goal of the night.
 Indiana   0
 Minnesota   4
 Doubles as U.S. Open Cup qualifier Indiana (0-7-0) - Minnesota (6-0-2) Indiana continues it struggles with a scoreless match against undefeated Thunder. Stoian Mladenov got started quick in the second minute of the match by burying a pass from Don Gramenz in the Blast's net. Ten minutes later the same duo would terrorize Blast goalkeeper Fred Denton's net again for their second goal of the night. John Menyongar with a pass from Eric Otto notched his goal in the 29th and Gerald Lagos sneaked his goal in, from Brian Winters, at the very end of the half. The first time in A-League history four goals were scored in one half. The Thunder now leads the U.S. Open Cup qualifying group.
 San Diego   3
 El Paso   0
  San Diego (7-2-0) - El Paso (3-4-0)The defending Pacific Division champion San Diego Flash (7-2-0, 31) used Mark Baena's first-ever Flash hat-trick to defeat the El Paso Patriots in front of 4,583 Socorro Stadium spectators in 95 degree heat. The victory enabled the Flash to win the three-team group and claim a berth in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament. Mark Baena, the League's leading scorer with seven goals and one assist,tallied in the 21st minute on a 20-yard rocket that beat Patriots goalkeeper Dimitar Popov to the left side. The play began when Carlos Farias collected a bad clearing pass by a Patriot defender Michael Griego; Farias then lofted a pass to Baena at the top of the box. Baena one-touched the ball around defender Dimitar Vasev and first-timed a shot that hit the post and bounced in. The second half did not lack for action as both teams played end-to-end soccer. El Paso created several solid scoring opportunities, however Flash goalkeeper Tom Tate came up big for his fourth shutout of the season. Tate, who is second in the league with a 0.33 GAA and a record of 6-0-0, made two point blank saves on shots by Kirk Wilson in the 72nd minute. He has four shutouts in his six wins. After the teams traded scoring chances, the Flash used the counter-attack to go up 2-0 in the 55th minute. Nate Hetherington found an open Mark Baena inside the box with a cross from the right side, Baena then dribbled around Popov and finished the play with a goal. For Baena, it was his third two-goal match of the season; but he was not finished. In the 65th minute, Baena knocked in his third tally of the contest, tapping in a crossing pass from Farias at the back post. The win puts San Diego into the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament for the second consecutive year.
 Bay Area   0
 Seattle   3
 Bay Area (3-5-1) - Seattle (4-1-1)Forward Darren Sawatzky scored two goals, both assisted by Viet Nguyen, leading the Seattle Sounders to a 3-0 win over the Bay Area Seals Saturday evening before 2,294 at Seattle Memorial Stadium in Seattle, WA. Sounders goalkeeper Preston Burpo made four saves to earn his second shutout of the season for the Sounders. Sawatzky, who was this week's A-League Player of the Week, scored his first goal, which was the game-winner in the 14th minute. Sawatzky combined with Nguyen again for the second goal in the 39th minute. Second half Sounders substitute Howes scored a late second half goal in the 83rd minute, increasing the Sounders lead to 3-0. Seattle has won eight straight games over Bay Area dating back to 1998. Howes' goal was his first as a Sounders player.
 Connecticut   0
 Montreal   1
 Connecticut(0-8-2) Montreal (2-2-0) The Montreal Impact edged out the Coonecticut Wolves 1-0, at home, in Claude Robillard Stadium on Sunday evening. A well played first half by both teams, it was the players’ tempers that took center stage. Canadian Referee Johnny Jerome tried to take control of the situation, handing out six yellow cards in the first half. The most costly of cards came in the 25th minute when Connecticut midfielder Gustavo Villagra was called for his second yellow (for dissention). Villagra’s ejection forced the Wolves to play minus a man. In the 31st minute, Montreal pitalized on the man-advantage. Midfielder Mauro Biello sped down the right flank to prevent the ball from going over the end line. Biello slid feet first and managed to hook an airborne pass towards the far post, where forward Dejan Gluscevic headed it home past Wolves rookie goalkeeper Matt Chavlovich (6 saves) for the goal. Sunday’s match was the first career start for UConn’s all-time win leader. The Impact nearly made it 2-0 in the 68th minute off a scramble in front of the net. The ball squirted free towards the goal, but Wolves’ defender Sean Nealis was able to clear the ball when it was just inches from going over the line. Connecticut’s last real chance to tie the game came in the 77th minute, when Pedro-Paulo Oliveira’s 20-yard shot from the right corner of the penalty area was thwarted by Montreal goalkeeper Peter Zaratin (6 saves).
 Indiana   0
 Milwaukee   3
 Doubles as U.S. Open Cup qualifier Indiana (0-8-0) - Milwaukee (3-2-0) Three different players scored goals as the Milwaukee Rampage handed the Indiana Blast its seventh straight loss to open the season. Milwaukee improves to 3-2 on the season, and can earn the wild card in the 2000 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup next Saturday, with a win at Minnesota. Rampage's Digital Takawira scored his team-leading third goal of the season in the 14th minute, after midfielder Brian Loftin sent in a nice crossing pass from the right side. The two-time MLS All-Star player made a nice sliding effort to score from six yards away. Milwaukee defender Alen Soso then scored off a corner kick from Hrvoje Galovic in the 41st minute. Galovic curled in a left-footed corner that deflected to Soso. Soso juked a defender and beat Blast goalkeeper Chuck Browder to the near post from 6 yards away. Loftin then closed out the scoring in the 83rd minute. Takawira received the ball 30 yards away at the top left corner of the box. With his back to the Rampage goal, he back-heeled the ball to second half sub Mirsad Dzilic. The 18-year-old Dzilic, playing in his first game, then one-touched a left-footed pass across the middle of the box to a streaking Loftin. Loftin buried it to the far post from 12 yards away. Rampage ‘keeper Dan Popik earned his first shutout of the year, making four saves.
 Boston   0
 Toronto   1
 Boston (2-6-1) - Toronto (4-0-1) Toronto extends their undefeated streak to four games in a row. After an 88 minute scoreless battle, Lynx midfielder Nikola Vignjevic hit the first and only goal of the evening unassisted in Toronto's Varsity Stadium.
 Atlanta   1
 Hershey   1
 Atlanta (3-4-1) - Hershey (2-5-1) Scoring Summary: ATL Patrick Beech (Henderson) 73; HER Jamel Mitchell (Ford) 83.
 Rochester   0
 Pittsburgh   1
 Rochester (2-3-0) - Pittsburg (4-1-1)

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