2002 in American soccer

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The 2002 season was the 90th year of competitive soccer in the United States.

National team[edit]

Record[edit]

Competition GP W D L GF GA
2002 FIFA World Cup 5 2 1 2 7 7
2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup 5 5 0 0 9 1
International Friendly 10 6 0 4 18 10
Total 20 13 1 6 34 18

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
Clint Mathis 7
Landon Donovan 6
Brian McBride 6
Josh Wolff 3
DaMarcus Beasley 3
Ben Olsen 1
Sasha Victorine 1
Eddie Lewis 1
Ante Razov 1
Jeff Agoos 1
Eddie Pope 1
Tony Sanneh 1
John O'Brien 1

Major League Soccer[edit]

Standings[edit]

Eastern Conference GP W L D GF GA GD Pts
y - New England Revolution 28 12 14 2 49 49 0 38
x - Columbus Crew 28 11 12 5 44 43 1 38
x - Chicago Fire 28 11 13 4 43 38 5 37
MetroStars 28 11 15 2 41 47 -6 35
D.C. United 28 9 14 5 31 40 -9 32
Western Conference GP* W L D GF GA GD Pts
s - Los Angeles Galaxy 28 16 9 3 44 33 11 51
x - San Jose Earthquakes 28 14 11 3 45 35 10 45
x - Dallas Burn 28 12 9 7 44 43 1 43
x - Colorado Rapids 28 13 11 4 43 48 -5 43
x - Kansas City Wizards 28 9 10 9 37 45 -8 36
  • Top eight teams with the highest points clinch play-off berth, regardless of conference.
    x = Playoff berth
    y = Conference Winner (Season)
    s = Supporters Shield/Conference winner (Season)

Playoffs[edit]

Playoff bracket

  Conference Semi-finals Conference Finals MLS Cup 2002
                                       
   Los Angeles Galaxy (ASDET)* (6 Points) 3* 1 5  
 Kansas City Wizards (3 Points) 2 4 2  
   Los Angeles Galaxy (6 Points) 4 1 x  
   Colorado Rapids (0 Points) 0 0 x  
 Dallas Burn (4 Points) 4 0 1
   Colorado Rapids (SDET)** (4 Points) 2 1 1**  
     Los Angeles Galaxy (ASDET)*     1*
   New England Revolution     0
   New England Revolution (6 Points) 2 1 2  
 Chicago Fire (3 Points) 0 2 0  
   New England Revolution (5 Points) 0 1 2
   Columbus Crew (2 Points) 0 0 2  
 San Jose Earthquakes (0 Points) 1 1 x
   Columbus Crew (6 Points) 2 2 x  
  • Points system
    Win = 3 Pts.
    Loss = 0 Pts.
    Draw = 1 Pts.
  • ASDET*=Added Sudden Death Extra Time (Game tie breaker)
    SDET**=Sudden Death Extra Time (Series tie breaker)
    Teams will advance at 5 points.

MLS Cup[edit]

Main article: MLS Cup 2002
October 20
New England Revolution 0 – 1 (asdet) Los Angeles Galaxy
Ruiz Goal 113'

Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Home teams listed on top of bracket

Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                             
D3 South Jersey 0
A-L Hampton Roads 1
A-L Hampton Roads 0
MLS MetroStars 1
 
 
MLS MetroStars 1
MLS Columbus 2
 
 
MLS Columbus 3
A-L Richmond 0
PDL Raleigh 0
A-L Richmond 3
MLS Columbus (ASDET) 3
MLS Kansas City 2
A-L Milwaukee 4
D3 New York 0
A-L Milwaukee 1
MLS Chicago 0
 
 
A-L Milwaukee 0
MLS Kansas City 2
A-L Rochester (ASDET) 3
PDL Des Moines 2
A-L Rochester (ASDET) 2
MLS Kansas City 3
 
 
MLS Columbus 1
MLS Los Angeles 0
D3 Utah 1
A-L Seattle 2
A-L Seattle 3
MLS San Jose (ASDET) 4
 
 
MLS San Jose 0
MLS Los Angeles (ASDET) 1
A-L Minnesota 6
PDL San Diego 1
A-L Minnesota 0
MLS Los Angeles 4
 
 
MLS Los Angeles 4
MLS Dallas 1
A-L Atlanta 2
PDL Memphis 0
A-L Atlanta 1
MLS Dallas (ASDET) 2
 
 
MLS Dallas (ASDET) 1
MLS Colorado 0
 
 
A-L Charleston 0
MLS Colorado (ASDET) 1
D3 Greenville 0
A-L Charleston 3

Final[edit]

October 24
Columbus Crew 1 – 0 Los Angeles Galaxy
García Goal 30' (Report)
Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
Attendance: 6,054

American clubs in international competitions[edit]

Club Competition Final round
Kansas City Wizards 2002 CONCACAF Champions' Cup Semifinals
Chicago Fire 2002 CONCACAF Champions' Cup Quarterfinals
San Jose Earthquakes 2002 CONCACAF Champions' Cup Quarterfinals
D.C. United 2002 CONCACAF Champions' Cup First Round

Kansas City Wizards[edit]

Chicago Fire[edit]

San Jose Earthquakes[edit]

D.C. United[edit]

References[edit]