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1997 Major League Soccer season

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The 1997 Major League Soccer season was the second season of Major League Soccer.

1997 Major League Soccer season
Season1997
MLS CupD.C. United (2nd title)
Supporters' ShieldD.C. United (1st shield)
Matches played160
Goals scored522 (3.26 per match)
Top goalscorerJaime Moreno
(16 goals)
Longest winning runKansas City Wizards
Games: 7
(07/19 – 08/31)
Longest losing runNew England Revolution
Games: 9
(07/20 – 09/12)
Highest attendanceNew England Revolution
Season: 342,762
Game Avg.: 21,423
Lowest attendanceKansas City Wizards
Season: 144,935
Game Avg.: 9,058
Total attendance2,339,019
Average attendance14,619
1996
1998

Contents

StandingsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Pos Team Pld W L SOW GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 D.C. United 32 17 11 4 70 53 +17 55 Playoffs
2 Tampa Bay Mutiny 32 14 15 3 55 60 −5 45
3 Columbus Crew 32 12 17 3 42 41 +1 39
4 New England Revolution 32 11 17 4 40 53 −13 37
5 NY/NJ MetroStars 32 11 19 2 43 53 −10 35
Source: MLS

Western ConferenceEdit

Pos Team Pld W L SOW GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Kansas City Wiz 32 14 11 7 57 51 +6 49 Playoffs
2 Los Angeles Galaxy 32 14 16 2 55 44 +11 44
3 Dallas Burn 32 13 16 3 55 49 +6 42
4 Colorado Rapids 32 12 18 2 50 59 −9 38
5 San Jose Clash 32 9 20 3 55 59 −4 30
Source: MLS

Overall standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W L SOW GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 D.C. United (C, X) 32 17 11 4 70 53 +17 55 1998 CONCACAF Champions' Cup[a]
2 Kansas City Wiz 32 14 11 7 57 51 +6 49
3 Tampa Bay Mutiny 32 14 15 3 55 60 −5 45
4 Los Angeles Galaxy 32 14 16 2 55 44 +11 44
5 Dallas Burn 32 13 16 3 55 49 +6 42
6 Columbus Crew 32 12 17 3 42 41 +1 39
7 Colorado Rapids 32 12 18 2 50 59 −9 38 1998 CONCACAF Champions' Cup[a]
8 New England Revolution 32 11 17 4 40 53 −13 37
9 NY/NJ MetroStars 32 11 19 2 43 53 −10 35
10 San Jose Clash 32 9 20 3 55 59 −4 30
Source: MLS
(C) Champion; (X) Supporters' Shield winner.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Qualified as 1997 MLS Cup finalists

MLS Cup PlayoffsEdit

BracketEdit

  • The ties were a best-of-three series.
  Conference Semifinals Conference Finals MLS Cup '97
                                   
  1 D.C. United 4 1 (4) x  
4 New England Revolution 1 1 (3) x  
  1 D.C. United 3 1 x  
  3 Columbus Crew 2 0 x  
2 Tampa Bay Mutiny 1 0 x
  3 Columbus Crew 2 2 x  
    1 D.C. United 2
  4 Colorado Rapids 1
  1 Kansas City Wizards 0 2 x  
4 Colorado Rapids 3 3 x  
  4 Colorado Rapids 1 2 x
  3 Dallas Burn 0 1 x  
2 LA Galaxy 0 (0) 0 x
  3 Dallas Burn 0 (2) 3 x  

Conference Semi-finalsEdit

Eastern Conference

D.C. United4–1New England Revolution
Wegerle   13', 56'
Moreno   65', 76'
Burns   89'
Attendance: 12,540
Referee: Tim Weyland
New England Revolution1–2
3–4 (S.O.)
D.C. United
  • D.C. United advance to the Conference Finals.

Tampa Bay Mutiny1–2Columbus Crew
Gilmar   35' Farrell   11'
Wood   83'
Columbus Crew2–0Tampa Bay Mutiny
McBride   43'
Warzycha   73'
Attendance: 13,102
Referee: Joshua Patlak
  • Columbus Crew advance to the Conference Finals.

Western Conference

LA Galaxy0–1
0–2 (S.O.)
Dallas Burn
Attendance: 18,921
Referee: Kevin Stott
Dallas Burn3–0Los Angeles Galaxy
Washington   29', 69'
Peinado   86'
Attendance: 11,248
  • Dallas Burn advance to the Conference Finals.

Kansas City Wizards0–3Colorado Rapids
Henderson   25'
Bravo   67'
Paule   75'
Colorado Rapids3–2Kansas City Wizards
Bravo   16'68'
Harris   83'
Takawira   9'
Preki   88'
  • Colorado Rapids advance to the Conference Finals.

Conference finalsEdit

Western Conference

Dallas Burn0–1Colorado Rapids
Henderson   42'
Attendance: 7,376
Referee: Kevin Stott
Colorado Rapids2–1Dallas Burn
Patiño   2'
Henderson   87'
Damian   5'
  • Colorado Rapids advance to MLS Cup '97.

Eastern Conference

D.C. United3–2Columbus Crew
Sanneh   9'45'
Díaz Arce   29'
Farrell   57'
Dooley   73'
Attendance: 11,820
Referee: Kevin Terry
Columbus Crew0–1D.C. United
Díaz Arce   47'
  • D.C. United advance to MLS Cup '97.

MLS Cup '97Edit

D.C. United2–1Colorado Rapids
Moreno   37'
Sanneh   68'
Paz   75'
Attendance: 57,431
Referee: Brian Hall

Player awardsEdit

Weekly awardsEdit

Week Player of the Week Club
Week 1   Dave Salzwedel San Jose Clash
Week 2   Giuseppe Galderisi Tampa Bay Mutiny
Week 3   Carlos Valderrama Tampa Bay Mutiny
Week 4   Raúl Díaz Arce D.C. United
Week 5   Dante Washington Dallas Burn
Week 6   Roberto Donadoni MetroStars
Week 7   Doctor Khumalo Columbus Crew
Week 8   Damian Alvarez Dallas Burn
Week 9   Chiquinho Conde New England Revolution
Week 10     Preki Radosavljević Kansas City Wizards
Week 11   Eric Wynalda San Jose Clash
Week 12     Preki Radosavljević Kansas City Wizards
Week 13   Gilmar Tampa Bay Mutiny
Week 14   Paul Bravo Colorado Rapids
Week 15   Tab Ramos MetroStars
Week 16   Dante Washington Dallas Burn
Week 17   Antony de Ávila MetroStars
Week 18   Gilmar Tampa Bay Mutiny
Week 19   Wolde Harris Colorado Rapids
Week 20   Thomas Dooley Columbus Crew
Week 21   Giovanni Savarese MetroStars
Week 22   Marco Etcheverry D.C. United
Week 23   Eduardo Hurtado Los Angeles Galaxy
Week 24   Cobi Jones Los Angeles Galaxy
Week 25     Martín Vásquez Tampa Bay Mutiny
Week 26   Marcelo Balboa Colorado Rapids

Monthly awardsEdit

Month Player of the Month Club
April   Jaime Moreno D.C. United
May   Alain Sutter Dallas Burn
June   John Harkes D.C. United
July   Wélton Los Angeles Galaxy
August   Brad Friedel Columbus Crew
September   Walter Zenga New England Revolution

End of season awardsEdit

Award Player Club
Most Valuable Player   Preki Radosavljević Kansas City Wizards
Scoring Champion   Preki Radosavljević (41 Pts.) Kansas City Wizards
Defender of the Year   Eddie Pope D.C. United
Goalkeeper of the Year   Brad Friedel Columbus Crew
Rookie of the Year   Mike Duhaney Tampa Bay Mutiny
Coach of the Year   Bruce Arena D.C. United
Goal of the Year   Marco Etcheverry D.C. United
Fair Play Award   Mark Chung Kansas City Wizards

Player statisticsEdit

Top goal scorersEdit

Position Player Club Goals
1   Jaime Moreno D.C. United 16
2   Raúl Díaz Arce D.C. United 15
3   Giovanni Savarese NY/NJ MetroStars 14
4   Preki Kansas City Wizards 12
  Ronald Cerritos San Jose Clash
  Dante Washington Dallas Burn
7   Damián Dallas Burn 11
  Wélton Los Angeles Galaxy
9   Jeff Baicher San Jose Clash 10
  Mark Chung Kansas City Wizards
  Roy Lassiter Tampa Bay Mutiny
  Lawrence Lozzano San Jose Clash

Goalkeeping leadersEdit

(Minimum 1,000 minutes)

No. Player Club Games
played
Minutes Goals
against
GA
average
Wins Loses
1   Brad Friedel Columbus Crew 29 2,609 35 1.21 14 15
2   Walter Zenga New England Revolution 22 1,980 28 1.27 15 7
3   Jorge Campos Los Angeles Galaxy 19 1,661 24 1.30 12 6
4   Marcus Hahnemann Colorado Rapids 25 2,157 37 1.54 13 10
5   Mike Ammann Kansas City Wizards 29 2,597 45 1.56 21 8
6   Mark Dodd Dallas Burn 30 2,700 48 1.60 14 16
7   Tony Meola NY/NJ MetroStars 30 2,684 48 1.61 12 18
8   David Kramer* San Jose Clash 21 1,831 33 1.62 7 14
9   Scott Garlick D.C. United 14 1,171 22 1.69 9 5
10   Dave Salzwedel San Jose Clash 20 1,679 35 1.88 7 11
11   Mark Dougherty Tampa Bay Mutiny 25 2,143 45 1.89 15 10

Played for more than one team – Most Recent Team Listed*

AttendanceEdit

Club Games Season Total Game Average
New England Revolution 16 342,762 21,423
Los Angeles Galaxy 16 330,015 20,626
NY/NJ MetroStars 16 270,388 16,899
D.C. United 16 267,171 16,698
Columbus Crew 16 240,680 15,043
San Jose Clash 16 217,546 13,597
Colorado Rapids 16 189,355 11,835
Tampa Bay Mutiny 16 181,322 11,333
Dallas Burn 16 154,845 9,678
Kansas City Wizards 16 144,935 9,058
OVERALL 160 2,339,019 14,619

CoachesEdit

ReferencesEdit