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1997 Major League Soccer season

 

1997 Major League Soccer season

1997 Major League Soccer season
Season 1997
MLS Cup D.C. United
Supporters' Shield D.C. United
Matches played 160
Goals scored 522 (3.26 per match)
Top goalscorer Jaime Moreno
D.C. United
Goals: 16
Longest winning run Kansas City Wizards
Games: 7
(07/19 - 08/31)
Longest losing run N.E. Revolution
Games: 9
(07/20 - 09/12)
Highest attendance N.E. Revolution
Season: 342,762
Game Avg.: 21,423
Lowest attendance K.C. Wizards
Season: 144,935
Game Avg.: 9,058
Average attendance MLS
Season: 2,339,019
Game Avg.: 14,619

The 1997 Major League Soccer season was the 2nd season of Major League Soccer.

Contents

  • Conference standings 1
  • Overall standings 2
  • MLS Playoff Bracket 3
  • Conference Semi-finals 4
  • Conference finals 5
  • MLS Cup '97 6
  • Team Awards 7
  • Player of the Week 8
  • Player of the Month 9
  • Individual Awards 10
  • Goalkeeping Leaders 11
  • Team Attendance Totals 12
  • Winningest Coaches (By Wins) 13
  • References 14

Conference standings

Eastern Conference
Pos Club Pts GP W L SOW GF GA GD


1997 MLS Cup Playoffs
Western Conference
Pos Club Pts GP W L SOW GF GA GD

1997 MLS Cup Playoffs

Overall standings

Major League Soccer
Pos Club Pts GP W L SOW GF GA GD

MLS Supporters' Shield
1997 MLS Cup Playoffs

MLS Playoff Bracket

  • 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  
Eastern Conference
  3  Columbus Crew 2 0 x  
2  Tampa Bay Mutiny 1 0 x
  3  Columbus Crew 2 2 x  
    E  D.C. United 2
  W  Colorado Rapids 1
  1  Kansas City Wizards 0 2 x  
4  Colorado Rapids 3 3 x  
  4  Colorado Rapids 1 2 x
Western Conference
  3  Dallas Burn 0 1 x  
2  LA Galaxy 0 (0) 0 x
  3  Dallas Burn 0 (2) 3 x  

Conference Semi-finals

Eastern Conference

October 5, 1997
Game 1
D.C. United 4 – 1 New England Revolution
Wegerle Goal 13', 56'
Moreno Goal 65', 76'
Burns Goal 89'
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
Washington, D.C.

Attendance: 12,540
Referee: Tim Weyland
October 8, 1997
Game 2
New England Revolution 1 – 2
3 – 4 (S.O.)
D.C. United
  • D.C. United advance to the Conference Finals.

October 5, 1997
Game 1
Tampa Bay Mutiny 1 – 2 Columbus Crew
Gilmar Goal 35' Farrell Goal 11'
Wood Goal 83'
Houlihan's Stadium
Tampa, Florida

Attendance: 8,272
Referee: Noel Kenny
October 8, 1997
Game 2
Columbus Crew 2 – 0 Tampa Bay Mutiny
McBride Goal 43'
Warzycha Goal 73'
Ohio Stadium
Columbus, Ohio

Attendance: 13,102
Referee: Joshua Patlak
  • Columbus Crew advance to the Conference Finals.

Western Conference

October 5, 1997
Game 1
LA Galaxy 0 – 1
0 – 2 (S.O.)
Dallas Burn
Rose Bowl
Pasadena, California

Attendance: 18,921
Referee: Kevin Stott
October 8, 1997
Game 2
Dallas Burn 3 – 0 Los Angeles Galaxy
Washington Goal 29', 69'
Peinado Goal 86'
Cotton Bowl
Dallas, Texas

Attendance: 11,248
Referee: Esse Baharmast
  • Dallas Burn advance to the Conference Finals.

October 4, 1997
Game 1
Kansas City Wizards 0 – 3 Colorado Rapids
Henderson Goal 25'
Bravo Goal 67'
Paule Goal 75'
Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City, Missouri

Attendance: 10,174
Referee: Brian Hall
October 8, 1997
Game 2
Colorado Rapids 3 – 2 Kansas City Wizards
Bravo Goal 16', 68'
Harris Goal 83'
Takawira Goal 9'
Preki Goal 88'
Mile High Stadium
Denver, Colorado

Attendance: 13,117
Referee: Paul Tamberino
  • Colorado Rapids advance to the Conference Finals.

Conference finals

Western Conference

October 12, 1997
Game 1
Dallas Burn 0 – 1 Colorado Rapids
Henderson Goal 42'
Cotton Bowl
Dallas, Texas

Attendance: 7,376
Referee: Kevin Stott
October 15, 1997
Game 2
Colorado Rapids 2 – 1 Dallas Burn
Patiño Goal 2'
Henderson Goal 87'
Damian Goal 5'
Mile High Stadium
Denver, Colorado

Attendance: 18,452
Referee: Noel Kenny
  • Colorado Rapids advance to MLS Cup '97.

Eastern Conference

October 12, 1997
Game 1
D.C. United 3 – 2 Columbus Crew
Sanneh Goal 9', 45'
Díaz Arce Goal 29'
Farrell Goal 57'
Dooley Goal 73'
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
Washington, D.C.

Attendance: 11,820
Referee: Kevin Terry
October 15, 1997
Game 2
Columbus Crew 0 – 1 D.C. United
Díaz Arce Goal 47'
Ohio Stadium
Columbus, Ohio

Attendance: 9,506
Referee: Arturo Angeles
  • D.C. United advance to MLS Cup '97.

MLS Cup '97

October 26, 1997
D.C. United 2 – 1 Colorado Rapids
Moreno Goal 37'
Sanneh Goal 68'
Paz Goal 75'
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
Washington, D.C.

Attendance: 57,431
Referee: Brian Hall

Team Awards

Player of the Week

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

Player of the Month

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

Individual Awards

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

Goalkeeping Leaders

(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*

Team Attendance Totals

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

Winningest Coaches (By Wins)

Coach Club Wins Loss PCT. PTS. SOW
Bruce Arena D.C. United 21 11 0.656 55 4
Ron Newman Kansas City Wizards 21 11 0.656 49 7
John Kowalski Tampa Bay Mutiny 17 15 0.531 45 3
Dave Dir Dallas Burn 16 16 0.500 42 3
Tom Fitzgerald Columbus Crew 15 17 0.469 39 3
Thomas Rongen New England Revolution 15 17 0.469 37 4
Glenn Myernick Colorado Rapids 14 18 0.438 38 2
Octavio Zambrano Los Angeles Galaxy 13 7 0.650 37 1
Carlos Alberto Parreira NY/NJ Metrostars 13 19 0.406 35 2
Brian Quinn San Jose Clash 7 10 0.412 19 1
Laurie Calloway San Jose Clash 5 10 0.333 11 2
Lothar Osiander Los Angeles Galaxy 3 9 0.250 7 1

References

  • MLS Site
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