1999 Major League Soccer season

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1999 Major League Soccer season
Season 1999
MLS Cup D.C. United (3rd title)
Supporters' Shield D.C. United (2nd shield)
Matches played 192
Goals scored 549 (2.86 per match)
Top goalscorer Stern John
Roy Lassiter
Jason Kreis
(18 goals)
Highest attendance Columbus Crew
Season: 283,129
Game Avg.: 17,696
Lowest attendance Kansas City Wizards
Season: 130,924
Game Avg.: 8,183
Total attendance 2,742,102
Average attendance 14,282
1998
2000

The 1999 Major League Soccer season was the fourth season in Major League Soccer's history. This was the last season which used the 35 yard line shootout rule to resolve tied games, and that of the countdown timer, with MLS Cup 1999 adopting the IFAB-standard running clock thereafter.

Final standings[edit]

Eastern Conference P W (sw) (sl) L GF GA GD Pts
s - D.C. United 32 23 <6 3> 9 65 43 +22 57
x - Columbus Crew 32 19 <6 4> 13 48 39 +9 45
x - Tampa Bay Mutiny 32 14 <5 7> 18 51 50 +1 32
x - Miami Fusion 32 13 <5 4> 19 42 59 –17 29
New England Revolution 32 12 <5 7> 20 38 53 –15 26
New York/New Jersey MetroStars 32 7 <3 5> 25 32 64 –32 15
Western Conference P W (sw) (sl) L GF GA GD Pts
y - Los Angeles Galaxy 32 20 <3 4> 12 49 29 +20 54
x - Dallas Burn 32 19 <3 6> 13 54 35 +19 51
x - Chicago Fire 32 18 <3 5> 14 51 36 +15 48
x - Colorado Rapids 32 20 <6 3> 12 38 39 –1 48
San Jose Clash 32 19 <10 3> 13 48 49 –1 37
Kansas City Wizards 32 8 <2 6> 24 33 53 –20 20
  • The top four teams in each conference make the playoffs.
    Wins (W) are worth 3 points.
    Shootout Wins (SW) are worth 1 point, and is considered a Win in the standings.
    Shootout Loss (SL) are worth 0 points, and is considered a Loss in the standings.
    Loss (L) are worth 0 points.
  • s = Supporters Shield winner
  • y = Conference Leader
  • x = Clinched playoff berth

MLS Cup Playoffs[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  Conference Semifinals Conference Finals MLS Cup '99
                                   
  E1 D.C. (AET), (3 - 2, S.O.)* 2 1* x  
E4 Miami 0 0 x  
  E1 D.C. 2 1 4  
Eastern Conference
  E2 Columbus 1 5 0  
E2 Columbus 2 2 x
  E3 Tampa Bay 0 0 x  
    E1 D.C. 2
  W1 Los Angeles 0
  W1 Los Angeles 3 2 x  
W4 Colorado 0 0 x  
  W1 Los Angeles 2 2 3
Western Conference
  W2 Dallas 1 3 1  
W2 Dallas 2 0 3
  W3 Chicago 1 4 2  
  • Best of Three series winner will advance.

Conference semifinals[edit]

Eastern Conference

Miami Fusion 0–2 D.C. United
Moreno Goal 34', 88'
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 18,011
D.C. United 0–0 (AET)
3–2 (S.O.)
Miami Fusion
  • D.C. United advance 2–0, to the Conference Finals.

Tampa Bay Mutiny 0–2 Columbus Crew
John Goal 78', 84'
Columbus Crew 2–0 Tampa Bay Mutiny
West Goal 23'
Cunningham Goal 88'
  • Columbus Crew advance 2–0, to the Conference Finals.

Western Conference

Colorado Rapids 0–3 Los Angeles Galaxy
Hendrickson Goal 8'
Vanney Goal 52' (pen.)
Jones Goal 57'
Los Angeles Galaxy 2–0 Colorado Rapids
Pena Goal 74'
Franchino Goal 84'
  • Los Angeles Galaxy advance 2–0, to the Conference Finals.

Chicago Fire 1–2 Dallas Burn
Ball Goal 79' Graziani Goal 52'
Santel Goal 75'
Cotton Bowl
Dallas, Texas
Attendance: 10,980
Dallas Burn 0–4 Chicago Fire
Nowak Goal 18'
Kosecki Goal 36'
Razov Goal 42'
Kovalenko Goal 47'
Chicago Fire 2–3 Dallas Burn
Razov Goal 3'
Marsch Goal 5'
Deering Goal 55'
Rodríguez Goal 84' (pen.)
Graziani Goal 86'
  • Dallas Burn advance 2–1, to the Conference Finals.

Conference finals[edit]

Columbus Crew 1–2 D.C. United
Cunningham Goal 76' Moreno Goal 15'
Olsen Goal 72'
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 14,529
D.C. United 1–5 Columbus Crew
Lassiter Goal 7' Elcock Goal 20'
Cunningham Goal 41'
Stern John Goal 48', 61', 84'
Columbus Crew 0–4 D.C. United
Moreno Goal 17'
Lassiter Goal 34', 52'
Etcheverry Goal 86'
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 21,451
  • D.C. United advance 2–1, advance to MLS Cup '99.

Dallas Burn 1–2 Los Angeles Galaxy
Graziani Goal 75' Cienfuegos Goal 39'
Hendrickson Goal 90'
Los Angeles Galaxy 2–2 (AET)
3–4 (S.O.)
Dallas Burn
Hermosillo Goal 12', 55' Graziani Goal 33', 74'
Dallas Burn 1–3 Los Angeles Galaxy
Kreis Goal 89' (pen.) Vanney Goal 3' (pen.)
Hermosillo Goal 20'
Cienfuegos Goal 68'
  • Los Angeles Galaxy advance 2–1. advance to MLS Cup '99.

MLS Cup '99[edit]

Los Angeles Galaxy 0–2 D.C. United
Moreno Goal 19'
Olsen Goal 45'+

Player awards[edit]

Weekly awards[edit]

Week Player of the Week Team
Week 1 United States Jason Kreis Dallas Burn
Week 2 United States Ante Razov Chicago Fire
Week 3 United States Ante Razov Chicago Fire
Week 4 United States Matt Jordan Dallas Burn
Week 5 United States Jason Kreis Dallas Burn
Week 6 South Africa Ivan McKinley New England Revolution
Week 7 United States Jeff Cunningham Columbus Crew
Week 8 United States Mark Chung New York/New Jersey MetroStars
Week 9 United States Roy Lassiter D.C. United
Week 10 Venezuela Giovanni Savarese New England Revolution
Week 11 United States Jason Kreis Dallas Burn
Week 12 Bolivia Jaime Moreno D.C. United
Week 13 United States Joe-Max Moore New England Revolution
Week 14 Panama Jorge Dely Valdés Colorado
Week 15 Trinidad and Tobago Stern John Columbus Crew
Week 16 United States Jason Kreis Dallas Burn
Week 17 United States Chris Klein Kansas City Wizards
Week 18 El Salvador Raúl Díaz Arce Tampa Bay Mutiny
Week 19 Czech Republic Luboš Kubík Chicago Fire
Week 20 Ecuador Ariel Graziani Dallas Burn
Week 21 United States Ben Olsen D.C. United
Week 22 United States Manny Lagos Tampa Bay Mutiny
Week 23 Venezuela Giovanni Savarese New England Revolution
Week 24 United States Eddie Lewis San Jose Clash
Week 25 United States Brian McBride Columbus Crew
Week 26 United States Jason Kreis Dallas Burn
Week 27 United States Jason Kreis Dallas Burn

Monthly awards[edit]

Month Player of the Month Team
March United States Ante Razov Chicago Fire
April Liberia Musa Shannon Tampa Bay Mutiny
May United States Roy Lassiter D.C. United
June United States Jason Kreis Dallas Burn
July El Salvador Raúl Díaz Arce Tampa Bay Mutiny
August United States Matt Jordan Dallas Burn
September El Salvador Ronald Cerritos San Jose Clash

End of season awards[edit]

Award Player Team
Most Valuable Player United States Jason Kreis Dallas Burn
Scoring Champion United States Jason Kreis - (51 Pts.) Dallas Burn
Defender of the Year Jamaica Robin Fraser Los Angeles Galaxy
Goalkeeper of the Year United States Kevin Hartman Los Angeles Galaxy
Rookie of the Year United States Jay Heaps Miami Fusion
Coach of the Year GermanyUnited States Sigi Schmid Los Angeles Galaxy
Goal of the Year Bolivia Marco Etcheverry D.C. United
Fair Play Award United StatesSteve Ralston Tampa Bay Mutiny

Player statistics[edit]

Top Goal Scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Trinidad and Tobago Stern John Columbus Crew 18
United States Roy Lassiter D.C. United 18
United States Jason Kreis Dallas Burn 18
4 United States Joe-Max Moore New England Revolution 15
El Salvador Ronald Cerritos San Jose Clash 15
6 United States Ante Razov Chicago Fire 14
7 El Salvador Raúl Díaz Arce San Jose Clash,
Tampa Bay Mutiny
13
8 Liberia Musa Shannon Tampa Bay Mutiny 12
United States Jeff Cunningham Columbus Crew 12
10 Colombia Diego Serna Miami Fusion 10
Bolivia Jaime Moreno D.C. United 10
Venezuela Giovanni Savarese New England Revolution 10
United States Josh Wolff Chicago Fire 10
Panama Jorge Dely Valdés Colorado Rapids 10

International Competition[edit]

CONCACAF Champions' Cup

Attendance[edit]

Club Games Home Total Home Average
Columbus Crew 16 283,129 17,696
Los Angeles Galaxy 16 282,113 17,632
D.C. United 16 278,711 17,419
New England Revolution 16 267,752 16,795
Chicago Fire 16 256,261 16,016
San Jose Clash 16 239,350 14,959
New York/New Jersey MetroStars 16 235,301 14,706
Colorado Rapids 16 224,459 14,029
Tampa Bay Mutiny 16 209,700 13,106
Dallas Burn 16 195,381 12,211
Miami Fusion 16 139,021 8,689
Kansas City Wizards 16 130,924 8,183
OVERALL 192 2,742,102 14,282

Coaches[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

Western Conference[edit]

References[edit]