1999 Major League Soccer Season
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1999 Major League Soccer Season
1999 Major League Soccer season
Season 1999
MLS Cup D.C. United (3rd title)
Supporters' Shield D.C. United (2nd shield)
Matches played 192
Goals scored 549 (2.86 per match)
Top goalscorer Stern John
Roy Lassiter
Jason Kreis
(18 goals)
Highest attendance Columbus Crew
Season: 283,129
Game Avg.: 17,696
Lowest attendance Kansas City Wizards
Season: 130,924
Game Avg.: 8,183
Total attendance 2,742,102
Average attendance 14,282
1998
2000 ->

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.

Final standings

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
New York/New Jersey 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 Playoffs

Bracket

  Conference Semifinals Conference Finals MLS Cup '99
                                   
  E1 D.C. (AET), (3 - 2, S.O.)* 2 1* x  
E4 Miami 0 0 x  
  E1 D.C. 2 1 4  
Eastern Conference
  E2 Columbus 1 5 0  
E2 Columbus 2 2 x
  E3 Tampa Bay 0 0 x  
    E1 D.C. 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 semifinals

Eastern Conference

October 16, 1999
Game 1
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 18,011

October 24, 1999
Game 2
D.C. United 0-0 (AET)
3-2 (S.O.)
Miami Fusion
  • D.C. United advance 2-0, to the Conference Finals.

  • Columbus Crew advance 2-0, to the Conference Finals.

Western Conference

  • Los Angeles Galaxy advance 2-0, to the Conference Finals.

October 16, 1999
Game 1
Cotton Bowl
Dallas, Texas
Attendance: 10,980

October 23, 1999
Game 2

October 27, 1999
Game 3
  • Dallas Burn advance 2-1, to the Conference Finals.

Conference finals

October 31, 1999
Game 1
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 14,529

November 7, 1999
Game 2
D.C. United 1-5 Columbus Crew
Lassiter Goal 7' Elcock Goal 20'
Cunningham Goal 41'
Stern John Goal 48', 61', 84'

November 13, 1999
Game 3
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 21,451
  • D.C. United advance 2-1, advance to MLS Cup '99.

November 7, 1999
Game 2
Los Angeles Galaxy 2-2 (AET)
3-4 (S.O.)
Dallas Burn
Hermosillo Goal 12', 55' Graziani Goal 33', 74'
  • Los Angeles Galaxy advance 2-1. advance to MLS Cup '99.

MLS Cup '99

Player awards

Weekly awards

Monthly awards

End of season awards

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

Player statistics

Top Goal Scorers

International Competition

CONCACAF Champions' Cup

Attendance

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

References


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