1997 in American soccer

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The 1997 season was the 85th year of competitive soccer in the United States.

National team[edit]

Record[edit]

Competition GP W D L GF GA
1998 FIFA World Cup qualification 10 4 5 1 17 9
1997 U.S. Cup 3 0 0 3 1 7
International Friendly 5 1 2 2 4 5
Total 18 5 7 6 22 21

Results[edit]

The home team or the team that is designated as the home team is listed in the left column; the away team is

in the right column.

      Win       Draw       Loss

Goalscorers[edit]

Player Goals
Eric Wynalda 4
Alexi Lalas 2
Brian McBride 2
Eddie Pope 2
Roy Lassiter 2
Roy Wegerle 2
Preki 1
Joe-Max Moore 1
Jovan Kirovski 1
Chris Henderson 1
Claudio Reyna 1
Ernie Stewart 1
Tab Ramos 1

League tables[edit]

Men[edit]

Major League Soccer[edit]

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
1997 MLS Cup Playoffs
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
1997 MLS Cup Playoffs
Playoffs
  Conference Semifinals Conference Finals MLS Cup '97
                                       
  1  D.C. United (AET), (4-3, S.O.)* 4 2* x  
4  New England Revolution 1 1 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]
  2  Dallas Burn 0 1 x  
3  Los Angeles Galaxy 0 0 x
  2  Dallas Burn (AET), (2-0, S.O.)* 1* 3 x  
  • Best of Three series winners will advance.
MLS Cup
Main article: MLS Cup '97
October 26
D.C. United 2 – 1 Colorado Rapids
Moreno Goal 37'
Sanneh Goal 68'
Paz Goal 75'
RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 57,431
Referee: Brian Hall

A-League[edit]

Main article: 1997 A-League
Northeast Division
Place Team GP W SW SL L GF GA GD Points
1 Montreal Impact 28 20 1 1 6 58 19 +39 61
2 Rochester Raging Rhinos 28 14 0 5 9 56 47 +9 42
3 Long Island Rough Riders 28 13 3 2 10 44 36 +8 42
4 Toronto Lynx 28 12 2 0 14 44 43 +1 38
5 Connecticut Wolves 28 8 4 1 15 31 45 -14 28
6 Worcester Wildfire 28 6 1 2 19 26 61 -35 19
Atlantic Division
Place Team GP W SW SL L GF GA GD Points
1 Hershey Wildcats 28 18 1 1 8 56 33 +23 55
2 Carolina Dynamo 28 16 2 2 8 63 33 +30 50
3 Richmond Kickers 28 15 0 2 11 41 35 +6 45
4 Charleston Battery 28 10 2 3 13 39 50 -11 32
5 Raleigh Flyers 28 8 4 3 13 34 52 -18 28
6 Jacksonville Cyclones 28 4 1 1 23 28 73 -45 13
Central Division
Place Team GP W SW SL L GF GA GD Points
1 New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers 28 13 3 2 10 45 42 +3 42
2 Nashville Metros 28 10 7 2 9 42 34 +8 37
3 Orlando Sundogs 28 12 0 4 12 39 40 -1 36
4 Milwaukee Rampage 28 11 3 2 12 33 36 -3 36
5 Minnesota Thunder 28 11 2 5 10 22 30 -8 35
6 Atlanta Ruckus 28 9 3 1 15 39 48 -9 30
Pacific Division
Place Team GP W SW SL L GF GA GD Points
1 California Jaguars 28 17 1 0 10 48 34 +14 52
2 Seattle Sounders 28 16 2 3 7 42 19 +33 50
3 Vancouver 86ers 28 15 1 1 11 50 29 +21 46
4 Colorado Foxes 28 15 1 2 10 55 49 +6 46
5 Orange County Zodiac 28 10 1 0 17 35 62 -27 31
6 El Paso Patriots 28 5 3 3 17 30 50 -20 18

Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Main article: 1997 U.S. Open Cup

Bracket[edit]

Home teams listed on top of bracket

Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                             
 
 
MLS New England Revolution 3
A-L Long Island Roughriders (ASDET) 4
A-L Long Island Roughriders 1
USASA Bridgeport Italians 0
A-L Long Island Roughriders 0
MLS MetroStars (ASDET) 1
A-L Richmond Kickers 6
D3P Philadelphia Freedom 1
A-L Richmond Kickers 0
MLS MetroStars 3
 
 
MLS MetroStars 1
MLS Dallas Burn (ASDET) 2
D3P Chicago Stingers 3
A-L Orlando Sundogs 0
D3P Chicago Stingers 2
MLS Colorado Rapids 1
 
 
D3P Chicago Stingers 1
MLS Dallas Burn 4
D3P Austin Lone Stars 0
A-L New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers (ASDET) 1
A-L New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers 0
MLS Dallas Burn 3
 
 
MLS Dallas Burn (ASDET, PSO) 0 (5)
MLS D.C. United 0 (3)
D3P S.F. Bay Seals 1
A-L Seattle Sounders 0
D3P S.F. Bay Seals 2
MLS Kansas City Wizards 1
 
 
D3P S.F. Bay Seals 2
MLS San Jose Clash 1
PDL Central Coast Roadrunners (ASDET) 3
A-L California Jaguars 2
PDL Central Coast Roadrunners 2
MLS San Jose Clash 5
 
 
D3P S.F. Bay Seals 1
MLS D.C. United 2
A-L Hershey Wildcats 4
D3P Central Jersey Riptide 1
A-L Hershey Wildcats 0 (2)
MLS D.C. United (ASDET, PSO) 0 (3)
 
 
MLS D.C. United 2
MLS Tampa Bay Mutiny 0
A-L Rochester Rhinos (ASDET) 3
PDL Mid-Michigan Bucks 2
A-L Rochester Rhinos 0
MLS Tampa Bay Mutiny 1
 
 

Final[edit]

October 30
Dallas Burn 0 – 0 (ASDET) D.C. United
Carroll Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendance: 9,766
Referee: Rich Grady

American clubs in international competitions[edit]

Club Competition Final round
Los Angeles Galaxy CONCACAF Champions' Cup Final
D.C. United CONCACAF Champions' Cup Third Place
Seattle Sounders 1996 CONCACAF Champions' Cup Final Group Stage

Los Angeles Galaxy[edit]

D.C. United[edit]

Seattle Sounders[edit]

References[edit]