2001 Tampa Bay Mutiny season

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Tampa Bay Mutiny
2001 season
Coach Spain Alfonso Mondelo, then United States Perry Van der Beck
Stadium Raymond James Stadium
Major League Soccer 12th
U.S. Open Cup Round of 32
Top goalscorer Senegal Mamadou Diallo (9)
Highest home attendance 20,730
(July 4 v. MetroStars)
Lowest home attendance 4,286
(August 29 v. Dallas)
Average home league attendance 10,479
Home colors
Away colors
Third colors

The 2001 Tampa Bay Mutiny season was the club's seventh year of existence, as well as their sixth season in Major League Soccer, and their sixth consecutive season in the top-flight of American soccer. It was always the Mutiny's last season, and the last season of pro soccer in Tampa Bay until 2010, when FC Tampa Bay joined the USSF Division 2 Professional League.

The Mutiny began 2001 by winning two of their first three games before entering the worst slump in franchise history. After a two month winless streak, head coach Alfonso Mondelo was fired and former Tampa Bay Rowdies player Perry Van der Beck took over for the team's last 11 games. On September 9th the Mutiny played their last ever match, a 2-1 home loss to the Columbus Crew; The Mutiny still had several games scheduled, but the MLS regular season was cut short after the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 and the Mutiny did not qualify for the playoffs.

Despite renewing their lease with Raymond James Stadium for at least five more years, Don Garber and the MLS were unable to find new ownership for the Mutiny and the team was contracted in January 2002.

Final Standings[edit]

Central Division GP W L D GF GA GD Pts
x - Chicago Fire 27 16 6 5 50 30 20 53
x - Columbus Crew 26 13 7 6 49 36 13 45
x - Dallas Burn 26 10 11 5 48 47 1 35
Tampa Bay Mutiny 27 4 21 2 32 68 -36 14

x - clinched playoff berth

Preseason[edit]

Regular Season[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
27 4 2 21 32 68 −36 14 2 2 10 18 28 −10 2 0 11 14 40 −26

Last updated: July 22, 2014.
Source: Match reports


U.S. Open Cup[edit]

The Mutiny entered the 2001 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in the Second Round. In their first game, the Mutiny lost to the Connecticut Wolves of the second division A-League.