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The 1999 Major League Soccer season was the fourth season in Major League Soccer's history. This was the last season which used the 35 yard line shootout rule to resolve tied games, and that of the countdown timer, with MLS Cup 1999 adopting the IFAB-standard running clock thereafter.

1999 Major League Soccer season
Season1999
MLS CupD.C. United (3rd title)
Supporters' ShieldD.C. United (2nd shield)
Matches played192
Goals scored549 (2.86 per match)
Top goalscorerStern John
Roy Lassiter
Jason Kreis
(18 goals)
Highest attendanceColumbus Crew
Season: 283,129
Game Avg.: 17,696
Lowest attendanceKansas City Wizards
Season: 130,924
Game Avg.: 8,183
Total attendance2,742,102
Average attendance14,282
1998
2000

Contents

Final standingsEdit

Eastern Conference P W (sw) (sl) L GF GA GD Pts
s - D.C. United 32 23 6 3 9 65 43 +22 57
x - Columbus Crew 32 19 6 4 13 48 39 +9 45
x - Tampa Bay Mutiny 32 14 5 7 18 51 50 +1 32
x - Miami Fusion 32 13 5 4 19 42 59 –17 29
New England Revolution 32 12 5 7 20 38 53 –15 26
MetroStars 32 7 3 5 25 32 64 –32 15
Western Conference P W (sw) (sl) L GF GA GD Pts
y - Los Angeles Galaxy 32 20 3 4 12 49 29 +20 54
x - Dallas Burn 32 19 3 6 13 54 35 +19 51
x - Chicago Fire 32 18 3 5 14 51 36 +15 48
x - Colorado Rapids 32 20 6 3 12 38 39 –1 48
San Jose Clash 32 19 10 3 13 48 49 –1 37
Kansas City Wizards 32 8 2 6 24 33 53 –20 20
  • The top four teams in each conference make the playoffs.
    Wins (W) are worth 3 points.
    Shootout Wins (SW) are worth 1 point, and is considered a Win in the standings.
    Shootout Loss (SL) are worth 0 points, and is considered a Loss in the standings.
    Loss (L) are worth 0 points.
  • s = Supporters Shield winner
  • y = Conference Leader
  • x = Clinched playoff berth

MLS Cup PlayoffsEdit

BracketEdit

  Conference Semifinals Conference Finals MLS Cup '99
                                   
  E1 D.C. United 2 0 (3) x  
E4 Miami 0 0 (2) x  
  E1 D.C. United 2 1 4  
Eastern Conference
  E2 Columbus 1 5 0  
E2 Columbus 2 2 x
  E3 Tampa Bay 0 0 x  
    E1 D.C. United 2
  W1 Los Angeles 0
  W1 Los Angeles 3 2 x  
W4 Colorado 0 0 x  
  W1 Los Angeles 2 2 3
Western Conference
  W2 Dallas 1 3 1  
W2 Dallas 2 0 3
  W3 Chicago 1 4 2  
  • Best of Three series winner will advance.

Conference semifinalsEdit

Eastern Conference

Miami Fusion0–2D.C. United
Moreno   34', 88'
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 18,011
D.C. United0–0 (AET)
3–2 (S.O.)
Miami Fusion
  • D.C. United advance 2–0, to the Conference Finals.

Tampa Bay Mutiny0–2Columbus Crew
John   78', 84'
Columbus Crew2–0Tampa Bay Mutiny
West   23'
Cunningham   88'
  • Columbus Crew advance 2–0, to the Conference Finals.

Western Conference

Colorado Rapids0–3Los Angeles Galaxy
Hendrickson   8'
Vanney   52' (pen.)
Jones   57'
Los Angeles Galaxy2–0Colorado Rapids
Pena   74'
Franchino   84'
  • Los Angeles Galaxy advance 2–0, to the Conference Finals.

Chicago Fire1–2Dallas Burn
Ball   79' Graziani   52'
Santel   75'
Cotton Bowl
Dallas, Texas
Attendance: 10,980
Dallas Burn0–4Chicago Fire
Nowak   18'
Kosecki   36'
Razov   42'
Kovalenko   47'
Chicago Fire2–3Dallas Burn
Razov   3'
Marsch   5'
Deering   55'
Rodríguez   84' (pen.)
Graziani   86'
  • Dallas Burn advance 2–1, to the Conference Finals.

Conference finalsEdit

Columbus Crew1–2D.C. United
Cunningham   76' Moreno   15'
Olsen   72'
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 14,529
D.C. United1–5Columbus Crew
Lassiter   7' Elcock   20'
Cunningham   41'
Stern John   48', 61', 84'
Columbus Crew0–4D.C. United
Moreno   17'
Lassiter   34', 52'
Etcheverry   86'
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 21,451
  • D.C. United advance 2–1, advance to MLS Cup '99.

Dallas Burn1–2Los Angeles Galaxy
Graziani   75' Cienfuegos   39'
Hendrickson   90'
Los Angeles Galaxy2–2 (AET)
3–4 (S.O.)
Dallas Burn
Hermosillo   12', 55' Graziani   33', 74'
Dallas Burn1–3Los Angeles Galaxy
Kreis   89' (pen.) Vanney   3' (pen.)
Hermosillo   20'
Cienfuegos   68'
  • Los Angeles Galaxy advance 2–1. advance to MLS Cup '99.

MLS Cup '99Edit

Los Angeles Galaxy0–2D.C. United
Moreno   19'
Olsen   45'+

Player awardsEdit

Weekly awardsEdit

Week Player of the Week Team
Week 1   Jason Kreis Dallas Burn
Week 2   Ante Razov Chicago Fire
Week 3   Ante Razov Chicago Fire
Week 4   Matt Jordan Dallas Burn
Week 5   Jason Kreis Dallas Burn
Week 6   Ivan McKinley New England Revolution
Week 7   Jeff Cunningham Columbus Crew
Week 8   Mark Chung New York/New Jersey MetroStars
Week 9   Roy Lassiter D.C. United
Week 10   Giovanni Savarese New England Revolution
Week 11   Jason Kreis Dallas Burn
Week 12   Jaime Moreno D.C. United
Week 13   Joe-Max Moore New England Revolution
Week 14   Jorge Dely Valdés Colorado
Week 15   Stern John Columbus Crew
Week 16   Jason Kreis Dallas Burn
Week 17   Chris Klein Kansas City Wizards
Week 18   Raúl Díaz Arce Tampa Bay Mutiny
Week 19   Luboš Kubík Chicago Fire
Week 20   Ariel Graziani Dallas Burn
Week 21   Ben Olsen D.C. United
Week 22   Manny Lagos Tampa Bay Mutiny
Week 23   Giovanni Savarese New England Revolution
Week 24   Eddie Lewis San Jose Clash
Week 25   Brian McBride Columbus Crew
Week 26   Jason Kreis Dallas Burn
Week 27   Jason Kreis Dallas Burn

Monthly awardsEdit

Month Player of the Month Team
March   Ante Razov Chicago Fire
April   Musa Shannon Tampa Bay Mutiny
May   Roy Lassiter D.C. United
June   Jason Kreis Dallas Burn
July   Raúl Díaz Arce Tampa Bay Mutiny
August   Matt Jordan Dallas Burn
September   Ronald Cerritos San Jose Clash

End of season awardsEdit

Award Player Team
Most Valuable Player   Jason Kreis Dallas Burn
Scoring Champion   Jason Kreis - (51 Pts.) Dallas Burn
Defender of the Year   Robin Fraser Los Angeles Galaxy
Goalkeeper of the Year   Kevin Hartman Los Angeles Galaxy
Rookie of the Year   Jay Heaps Miami Fusion
Coach of the Year    Sigi Schmid Los Angeles Galaxy
Goal of the Year   Marco Etcheverry D.C. United
Fair Play Award  Steve Ralston Tampa Bay Mutiny

Player statisticsEdit

International CompetitionEdit

CONCACAF Champions' Cup

AttendanceEdit

Club Games Home Total Home Average
Columbus Crew 16 283,129 17,696
Los Angeles Galaxy 16 282,113 17,632
D.C. United 16 278,711 17,419
New England Revolution 16 267,752 16,795
Chicago Fire 16 256,261 16,016
San Jose Clash 16 239,350 14,959
New York/New Jersey MetroStars 16 235,301 14,706
Colorado Rapids 16 224,459 14,029
Tampa Bay Mutiny 16 209,700 13,106
Dallas Burn 16 195,381 12,211
Miami Fusion 16 139,021 8,689
Kansas City Wizards 16 130,924 8,183
OVERALL 192 2,742,102 14,282

CoachesEdit

ReferencesEdit