1997 Kansas City Wizards season

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Kansas City Wizards
1997 season
Manager Ron Newman
Major League Soccer West: 1st
Overall: 2nd
USOC Third Round
Playoffs Conference Semifinals
Top goalscorer League: Preki (12)
All: Preki (13)
Average home league attendance 9,058
Home colors
Away colors
Third colors

The 1997 Kansas City Wizards season was the second in team and MLS history. Played at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.MLS did not allow matches to end in ties and thus Shootouts were used to decide draws, the stats that follow do not include shootout goals scored and the teams actually point total in the regular season was 49 even though it is shown below as 63. Shootout win= 2 points, Shootout loss= 0 points.

Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
0 United States GK Mike Ammann
2 United States DF Steve Pittman
3 England FW Paul Wright
4 Scotland DF Richard Gough
6 United States DF Sean Bowers
7 United States MF Diego Gutierrez
8 United States MF Damian Silvera
8 United States FW Jamel Mitchell
9 United States FW Ryan Tinsley
10 Scotland FW Mo Johnston
11 United States MF Preki
12 Zimbabwe FW Vitalis Takawira
No. Position Player
13 United States MF Mark Chung
14 United States FW Frank Klopas
16 United States MF John Diffley
17 United States MF Edmundo Rodriguez
18 United States GK Chris Snitko
19 United States MF Jake Dancy
19 Liberia DF Dionysius Sebwe
20 Nigeria DF Uche Okafor
21 United States MF Matt McKeon
22 United States FW Brian Johnson
23 United States FW Nino DaSilva
27 United States DF John DeBrito

Competitions[edit]

Major League Soccer[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
32 21 0 11 57 51 +6 63 12 0 4 35 24 +11 9 0 7 22 27 −5

Last updated: 1997.
Source: Major League Soccer

Date Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
March 29, 1997 San Jose Earthquakes H 2–2 (W) Johnston
Preki
April 5, 1997 Los Angeles Galaxy H 3–2 Takawira
Preki
Chung
April 12, 1997 Tampa Bay Mutiny A 1–2 Preki
April 18, 1997 Dallas Burn H 2–1 Klopas
Chung
April 27, 1997 Tampa Bay Mutiny H 2–2 (L) Johnston
Wright
May 3, 1997 New England Revolution A 1–2 Preki
May 10, 1997 Los Angeles Galaxy H 1–0 Preki
May 18, 1997 NY/NJ Metrostars A 0–1
May 22, 1997 Columbus Crew H 3–1 McKeon 2
Chung
May 30, 1997 Los Angeles Galaxy A 3–1 Wright
Takawira
Own Goal
June 6, 1997 Dallas Burn A 1–1 (W) Wright
June 8, 1997 San Jose Earthquakes A 3–2 Chung
Preki 2
June 15, 1997 San Jose Earthquakes H 1–3 Bowers
June 21, 1997 DC United H 6–1 Wright
Klopas
Chung
Preki
Bowers
Rodriguez
June 25, 1997 Tampa Bay Mutiny H 2–2 (W) Wright
Chung
June 28, 1997 Colorado Rapids A 3–3 (W) Takawira 2
Johnston
July 4, 1997 Columbus Crew A 2–1 Takawira 2
July 6, 1997 Dallas Burn H 1–3 Tinsley
July 12, 1997 New England Revolution A 0–2
July 19, 1997 DC United H 3–2 Chung 2
Takawira
July 26, 1997 New England Revolution H 0–0 (W)
August 2, 1997 Dallas Burn A 2–1 Chung
Preki
August 9, 1997 Tampa Bay Mutiny A 2–0 Bowers
Klopas
August 17, 1997 NY/NJ Metrostars H 3–3 (W) Klopas
Johnston
Chung
August 24, 1997 San Jose Earthquakes A 2–2 (W) Preki
McKeon
August 28, 1997 Colorado Rapids H 1–0 Preki
August 31, 1997 DC United A 0–2
September 6, 1997 Colorado Rapids A 2–1 Johnson
Klopas
September 12, 1997 NY/NJ Metrostars H 0–0 (L)
September 14, 1997 Columbus Crew A 0–4
September 26, 1997 Colorado Rapids H 5–2 Johnston 2
McKeon
Preki
Takawira
September 28, 1997 Los Angeles Galaxy A 0–2

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
July 24, 1997 Third Round San Francisco Bay Seals A 1–2 Klopas

MLS Cup Playoffs[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
October 4, 1997 Conference Semi-Finals Colorado Rapids H 0–3
October 8, 1997 Conference Semi-Finals Colorado Rapids A 2–3 Takawira
Preki

Squad statistics[edit]

No. Pos. Name MLS USOC Playoffs Total Minutes Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals League Total Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
13 MF United States Mark Chung 32 10 1 0 2 0 35 10 2871 3141 0 0
21 MF United States Matt McKeon 31 4 1 0 2 0 34 4 2737 3007 0 0
9 MF United States Ryan Tinsley 31 1 1 0 2 0 34 1 2588 2826 0 0
26 FW Scotland Mo Johnston 29 6 1 0 2 0 32 6 2564 2834 0 0
3 FW England Paul Wright 30 5 1 0 1 0 32 5 1646 1770 0 0
0 GK United States Mike Ammann 29 0 0 0 2 0 31 0 2597 2777 0 0
20 DF Nigeria Uche Okafor 27 0 1 0 2 0 30 0 2386 2641 0 0
11 MF United States Preki 27 12 1 0 2 1 29 13 2330 2555 0 0
14 FW United States Frank Klopas 27 5 1 1 2 0 30 6 1967 2123 0 0
12 FW Zimbabwe Vitalis Takawira 28 8 0 0 2 1 30 9 2153 2299 0 0
6 DF United States Sean Bowers 26 3 1 0 2 0 29 3 2017 2287 0 0
2 DF United States Steve Pittman 26 0 1 0 2 0 29 0 2068 2317 0 0
4 DF Scotland Richard Gough 17 0 0 0 2 0 19 0 1457 1637 0 0
17 MF United States Edmundo Rodriguez 16 1 0 0 1 0 17 1 543 554 0 0
22 FW United States Brian Johnson 14 1 1 0 0 0 15 1 951 966 0 0
18 GK United States Chris Snitko 5 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 282 372 0 0
16 MF United States John Diffley 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 148 148 0 0
8 MF United States Damian Silvera 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 166 166 0 0
19 MF United States Jake Dancy 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 116 116 0 0
27 DF United States John DeBrito 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 53 74 0 0
8 FW United States Jamel Mitchell 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 16 16 0 0
23 FW United States Nino DaSilva 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 12 12 0 0

Final Statistics


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