2001 in American soccer

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The 2001 season was the 89th year of competitive soccer in the United States.

National team[edit]

Record[edit]

Competition GP W D L GF GA
2002 FIFA World Cup qualification 10 5 2 3 11 8
International Friendly 5 1 1 3 3 4
Total 15 6 3 6 14 12

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
Earnie Stewart 5
Josh Wolff 3
Joe-Max Moore 2
Brian McBride 1
Clint Mathis 1
Ante Razov 1

Major League Soccer[edit]

Standings[edit]

Eastern Conference GP* W L D GF GA GD Pts
s - Miami Fusion F.C. 26 16 5 5 57 36 21 53
x - MetroStars 26 13 10 3 38 35 3 42
New England Revolution 27 7 14 6 35 52 -17 27
D.C. United 26 8 16 2 42 50 -8 26
Central Conference 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
Western Conference GP* W L D GF GA GD Pts
x - Los Angeles Galaxy 26 14 7 5 52 36 16 47
x - San Jose Earthquakes 26 13 7 6 47 29 18 45
x - Kansas City Wizards 27 11 13 3 33 53 -20 36
Colorado Rapids 26 5 13 8 36 47 -11 23
  • Top eight teams with the highest points clinch play-off berth, regardless of conference.
    s =

Supporters Shield
x = Clinched playoff berth

  • Miami Fusion F.C. wins first tiebreaker with Chicago Fire (2-0 in head-to-head competition)
  • Columbus Crew wins first tiebreaker with San Jose Earthquakes (1-0-1 in head-to-head competition)
  • GP* (Games Played) = Season shorten due to 9/11 attacks.

Playoffs[edit]

Playoff bracket

Quarterfinals Semifinals MLS Cup 2001
                             
2 Chicago Fire (7 Points) 2 1 2
7 Dallas Burn (1 Points) 0 1 0
Chicago Fire (1 Points) 1 0 1
Los Angeles Galaxy (ASDET)* (7 Points) 1 1* 2*
3 Los Angeles Galaxy (SDET)* (4 Points) 1 1 3*
6 MetroStars (4 Points) 1 4 2
Los Angeles Galaxy     1
San Jose Earthquakes (ASDET)*     2*
1 Miami Fusion F.C. (6 Points) 2 0 2
8 Kansas City Wizards (3 Points) 0 3 1
Miami Fusion F.C. (3 Points) 1 0 0
San Jose Earthquakes (SDET)* (6 Points) 0 4 1*
4 Columbus Crew (0 Points) 1 0 x
5 San Jose Earthquakes (6 Points) 3 3 x
  • Points system
    Win = 3 Pts.
    Loss = 0 Pts.
    Draw = 1 Pt.
  • 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]

Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Home teams listed on top of bracket

Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                             
A-L Milwaukee Rampage 2
D3 Utah Blitzz 0
A-L Milwaukee Rampage 0 (6)
MLS San Jose Earthquakes (ASDET, PSO) 0 (7)
PDL Central Coast Roadrunners 0
MLS San Jose Earthquakes 6
MLS San Jose Earthquakes 1 (9)
MLS Los Angeles Galaxy (ASDET, PSO) 1 (10)
MLS Los Angeles Galaxy 5
A-L Nashville Metros 0
MLS Los Angeles Galaxy 3
PDL Sounders Select 1
MLS Dallas Burn 2
PDL Sounders Select (ASDET) 3
MLS Los Angeles Galaxy (ASDET) 1
MLS Chicago Fire 0
MLS Kansas City Wizards 4
A-L Seattle Sounders 0
MLS Kansas City Wizards 0
MLS Chicago Fire 1
MLS Chicago Fire 3
A-L San Diego Flash 0
MLS Chicago Fire (ASDET) 3
A-L Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2
A-L El Paso Patriots 4
D3 Chico Rooks 3
A-L El Paso Patriots 1
A-L Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2
A-L Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2
MLS Colorado Rapids 0
MLS Los Angeles Galaxy (ASDET) 2
MLS New England Revolution 1
MLS New England Revolution 7
PDL Mid Michigan Bucks 1
MLS New England Revolution 2
A-L Charleston Battery 1
A-L Charleston Battery 4
MLS MetroStars 1
MLS New England Revolution 2
MLS Columbus Crew 1
MLS Columbus Crew 5
A-L Carolina Dynamo 1
MLS Columbus Crew 2
MLS Miami Fusion 1
MLS Miami Fusion 4
USASA Uruguay SC 0
MLS New England Revolution 2
MLS D.C. United 0
MLS D.C. United 8
D3 New Jersey Stallions 0
MLS D.C. United 3
A-L Hershey Wildcats 0
A-L Rochester Rhinos 0
A-L Hershey Wildcats 1
MLS D.C. United 2
A-L Richmond Kickers 1
A-L Richmond Kickers 7
D3 Reading Rage 2
A-L Richmond Kickers 2
A-L Connecticut Wolves 1
A-L Connecticut Wolves 3
MLS Tampa Bay Mutiny 2

Final[edit]

American clubs in international competitions[edit]

Club Competition Final round
D.C. United CONCACAF Giants Cup Final
2000 CONCACAF Champions' Cup Third Place Match
Los Angeles Galaxy 2000 CONCACAF Champions' Cup Final
Columbus Crew CONCACAF Giants Cup Quarterfinals

D.C. United[edit]

Los Angeles Galaxy[edit]

Columbus Crew[edit]

References[edit]