1997 MLS Season
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1997 MLS Season
1997 Major League Soccer season
Season 1997
MLS Cup D.C. United (2nd title)
Supporters' Shield D.C. United (1st shield)
Matches played 160
Goals scored 522 (3.26 per match)
Top goalscorer Jaime Moreno
(16 goals)
Longest winning run Kansas City Wizards
Games: 7
(07/19 - 08/31)
Longest losing run New England Revolution
Games: 9
(07/20 - 09/12)
Highest attendance New England Revolution
Season: 342,762
Game Avg.: 21,423
Lowest attendance Kansas City Wizards
Season: 144,935
Game Avg.: 9,058
Total attendance 2,339,019
Average attendance 14,619
1996
1998 ->

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

Regular season

Conference standings

Eastern Conference
Pos Club Pts GP W L SOW GF GA GD
1 D.C. United 55 32 17 11 4 70 53  +17
2 Tampa Bay Mutiny 45 32 14 15 3 55 60  -5
3 Columbus Crew 39 32 12 17 3 42 41  +1
4 New England Revolution 37 32 11 17 4 40 53  -13
5 New York/New Jersey MetroStars 35 32 11 19 2 43 53  -10
Western Conference
Pos Club Pts GP W L SOW GF GA GD
1 Kansas City Wizards 49 32 14 11 7 57 51  +6
2 Los Angeles Galaxy 44 32 14 16 2 55 44  +11
3 Dallas Burn 42 32 13 16 3 55 49  +6
4 Colorado Rapids 38 32 12 18 2 50 59  -9
5 San Jose Clash 30 32 9 20 3 55 59  -4

Overall standings

Major League Soccer
Pos Club Pts GP W L SOW GF GA GD
1 D.C. United1 (E1) 55 32 17 11 4 70 53  +17
2 Kansas City Wizards (W1) 49 32 14 11 7 57 51  +6
3 Tampa Bay Mutiny (E2) 45 32 14 15 3 55 60  -5
4 Los Angeles Galaxy (W2) 44 32 14 16 2 55 44  +11
5 Dallas Burn 42 32 13 16 3 55 49  +6
6 Columbus Crew 39 32 12 17 3 42 41  +1
7 Colorado Rapids1 38 32 12 18 2 50 59  -9
8 New England Revolution 37 32 11 17 4 40 53  -13
9 New York/New Jersey MetroStars 35 32 11 19 2 43 53  -10
10 San Jose Clash 30 32 9 20 3 55 59  -4

MLS Cup Playoffs

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
  • D.C. United advance to the Conference Finals.

October 5, 1997
Game 1
Houlihan's Stadium
Tampa, Florida

Attendance: 8,272
Referee: Noel Kenny

October 8, 1997
Game 2
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
Cotton Bowl
Dallas, Texas

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

October 8, 1997
Game 2
  • Colorado Rapids advance to the Conference Finals.

Conference finals

Western Conference

October 12, 1997
Game 1
Cotton Bowl
Dallas, Texas

Attendance: 7,376
Referee: Kevin Stott

October 15, 1997
Game 2
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
Ohio Stadium
Columbus, Ohio

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

MLS Cup '97

October 26, 1997
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
Washington, D.C.

Attendance: 57,431
Referee: Brian Hall

Player awards

Weekly awards

Monthly awards

End of season awards

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

Player statistics

Top goal scorers

Goalkeeping leaders

(Minimum 1,000 minutes)

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

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

Attendance

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

References


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