2003 in American soccer

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The 2003 season was the 91st year of competitive soccer in the United States.

National team[edit]

Wins Losses Draws
10 4 2

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

Major League Soccer[edit]

Standings[edit]

Eastern Conference GP W L D GF GA GD Pts
s - Chicago Fire 30 15 7 8 53 43 10 53
x - New England Revolution 30 12 9 9 55 47 8 45
x - MetroStars 30 11 10 9 40 40 0 42
x - D.C. United 30 10 11 9 38 36 2 39
Columbus Crew 30 10 12 8 44 44 0 38
Western Conference GP W L D GF GA GD Pts
y - San Jose Earthquakes 30 14 7 9 45 35 10 51
x - Kansas City Wizards 30 11 10 9 48 44 4 42
x - Colorado Rapids 30 11 12 7 40 45 -5 40
x - Los Angeles Galaxy 30 9 12 9 35 35 0 36
Dallas Burn 30 6 19 5 35 64 -29 23
  • 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]

  Conference Semifinals Conference Finals MLS Cup 2003
                             


 Chicago Fire (wins 4-0 agg.) 2 2  
 D.C. United 0 0  
   Chicago Fire 1  
Eastern Conference
   New England Revolution 0  
 New England Revolution (wins 3-1 agg.) 2 1
 MetroStars 0 1  
   Chicago Fire 2
   San Jose Earthquakes 4
 San Jose Earthquakes (wins 5-4 agg.) 0 5*  
 Los Angeles Galaxy 2 2  
   San Jose Earthquakes 3
Western Conference
   Kansas City Wizards 2  
 Kansas City Wizards (wins 3-1 agg.) 1 2
 Colorado Rapids 1 0  

MLS Cup[edit]

Main article: MLS Cup 2003
November 23
Chicago Fire 2 – 4 San Jose Earthquakes
Beasley Goal 49'
Ronger Goal 54' (o.g.)
(Report) Ekelund Goal 5'
Donovan Goal 38'71'
Mulrooney Goal 50'
Home Depot Center, Carson, California
Attendance: 27,000
Referee: Brian Hall

A-League[edit]

Standings[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

Northeast Division[edit]
Place Team P W L T GF GA Points
1 Montreal Impact 28 16 6 6 40 21 54
2 Rochester Raging Rhinos 28 15 7 6 40 21 51
3 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 28 15 9 4 50 41 49
4 Syracuse Salty Dogs 28 11 12 5 42 38 38
5 Toronto Lynx 28 11 13 4 29 38 37
Southeast Division[edit]
Place Team P W L T GF GA Points
1 Charleston Battery 28 15 6 7 41 27 54
2 Virginia Beach Mariners 28 14 9 5 51 34 47
3 Richmond Kickers 28 12 9 7 41 32 43
4 Charlotte Eagles 28 6 15 7 29 59 25
5 Atlanta Silverbacks 28 4 17 7 27 48 19

Western Conference[edit]

Central Division[edit]
Place Team P W L T GF GA Points
1 Milwaukee Wave United 28 18 10 0 61 32 54
2 Minnesota Thunder 28 17 9 2 44 28 53
3 El Paso Patriots 28 9 16 3 33 48 30
4 Cincinnati Riverhawks 28 9 19 0 38 62 24
5 Indiana Blast 28 3 23 2 28 67 11
Pacific Division[edit]
Place Team P W L T GF GA Points
1 Seattle Sounders 28 16 7 5 45 24 53
2 Vancouver Whitecaps 28 15 6 7 45 24 52
3 Portland Timbers 28 15 11 2 39 43 47
4 Calgary Storm 28 4 21 3 16 62 15

Playoffs[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                             
 Montreal Impact 1 0 1  
 Rochester Raging Rhinos 2 0 2  
   Rochester Raging Rhinos 0 0 0  
   Charleston Battery 1 0 1  
 Charleston Battery 0 4 4
   Virginia Beach Mariners 1 1 2  
     Charleston Battery 3
   Minnesota Thunder 0
   Milwaukee Wave United 1 0 1  
 Minnesota Thunder 0 2 2  
   Minnesota Thunder 1 1 2
   Seattle Sounders 0 0 0  
 Seattle Sounders 0 1 1 (6-5 pk)
   Vancouver Whitecaps 0 1 1  

Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Home teams listed on top of bracket

Third Round Fourth Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                             
 
 
MLS Columbus 3
MLS MetroStars 4
PDL Mid Michigan 0
MLS MetroStars 4
MLS MetroStars (ASDET) 2
MLS New England 1
 
 
MLS New England 2
A-L Rochester 1
A-L Rochester 4
PSL New Hampshire 1
MLS MetroStars 3
MLS D.C. United 2
PSL Wilmington 2
A-L Atlanta 1
PSL Wilmington 4
MLS Dallas 1
 
 
PSL Wilmington 0
MLS D.C. United 1
MLS D.C. United 2
A-L Pittsburgh 1
MLS D.C. United (ASDET) 1
A-L Virginia Beach 0
A-L Virginia Beach 5
PDL Carolina 0
MLS MetroStars 0
MLS Chicago 1
A-L Milwaukee 4
USASA Bavarian SC 1
A-L Milwaukee 1
MLS Chicago 4
 
 
MLS Chicago 2
MLS Colorado 1
 
 
MLS Colorado 3
MLS Kansas City 2
 
 
MLS Chicago 3
MLS Los Angeles 2
A-L Minnesota 0
A-L Seattle 1
A-L Seattle 1
MLS San Jose 0
 
 
A-L Seattle 1
MLS Los Angeles 5
 
 
MLS Los Angeles 3
PDL Fresno 1
A-L El Paso 2
PDL Fresno 5

Final[edit]

October 15
Chicago Fire 1 – 0 MetroStars
Ralph Goal 68' (Report)

American clubs in international competitions[edit]

Club Competition Final round
Los Angeles Galaxy 2003 CONCACAF Champions' Cup Quarterfinals
Columbus Crew 2003 CONCACAF Champions' Cup Quarterfinals
New England Revolution 2003 CONCACAF Champions' Cup First Round
San Jose Earthquakes 2003 CONCACAF Champions' Cup First Round

Los Angeles Galaxy[edit]

Columbus Crew[edit]

New England Revolution[edit]

San Jose Earthquakes[edit]

References[edit]