1998 Copa Interamericana

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1998 Copa Interamericana
Event Copa Interamericana
First leg
Date November 14, 1998
Venue RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Referee Carlos Batres (Guatemala)
Attendance 25,000
Second leg
Date December 5, 1998
Venue Lockhart Stadium, Fort Lauderdale
Referee Carlos Batres (Guatemala)
Attendance 7,283
1995

The 1998 Copa Interamericana was the 18th and final staging of the Copa Interamericana. The final took place between D.C. United and Vasco da Gama and was staged over two legs on 14 November 1998 and 5 December 1998.

D.C. United won their first Copa Interamericana. They are the only team from the United States to win the competition.[1]

Qualified teams[edit]

Team Qualification Previous participation (bold indicates winners)
Brazil Vasco da Gama 1998 Copa Libertadores champion None
United States D.C. United 1998 CONCACAF Champions' Cup champion None

Match details[edit]

First Leg[edit]

November 14, 1998
D.C. United United States 0 – 1 Brazil Vasco da Gama
Felipe Goal 69'


D.C. UNITED:
GK United States Tom Presthus
DF United States Eddie Pope
DF United States Carlos Llamosa
DF United States Jeff Agoos
DF United States Tony Sanneh
MF United States John Harkes
MF United States Richie Williams
MF United States Ben Olsen
MF Bolivia Marco Etcheverry
FW Bolivia Jaime Moreno
FW United States Roy Lassiter
Manager:
United States Bruce Arena
VASCO DA GAMA:
GK Brazil Carlos Germano
DF Brazil Flavinho
DF Brazil Odvan
DF Brazil Henrique
DF Brazil Luisinho
MF Brazil Felipe
MF Brazil Nasa
FW Brazil Osmar Donizete
FW Brazil Gian
FW Brazil Guilherme
FW Brazil Luizão
Manager:
Brazil Antônio Lopes

Second Leg[edit]

December 5, 1998
Vasco da Gama Brazil 0 – 2 United States D.C. United
Sanneh Goal 34'
Pope Goal 77'
Vasco da Gama
D.C. United
VASCO DA GAMA:
GK Brazil Carlos Germano
DF Brazil Flavinho Substituted off 80'
DF Brazil Odvan
DF Brazil Mauro Galvão
DF Brazil Luisinho
MF Brazil Felipe
MF Brazil Nasa Booked 70'
MF Brazil Juninho Pernambucano Substituted off 46'
FW Brazil Osmar Donizete
FW Brazil Vágner
FW Brazil Luizão Booked 7' Substituted off 46'
Substitutes:
FW Brazil Guilherme Substituted in 46'
MF Brazil Vitor Substituted in 46'
DF Brazil Maurieho Substituted in 80'
Manager:
Brazil Antônio Lopes
D.C. UNITED:
GK United States Scott Garlick
DF United States Eddie Pope
DF United States Carlos Llamosa
DF United States Jeff Agoos
DF United States Tony Sanneh
MF United States John Harkes
MF United States Richie Williams Booked 62'
MF United States Ben Olsen Booked 59'
MF Bolivia Marco Etcheverry Booked 15'
FW Bolivia Jaime Moreno
FW United States Roy Lassiter Substituted off 88'
Substitutes:
MF Canada Geoff Aunger Substituted in 88'
Manager:
United States Bruce Arena

Champion[edit]

Copa Interamericana
1998 Winners
United States
D.C. United
First Title

References[edit]