League Summary

Regular Season

Eastern Conference

Eastern Conference Table
Rk Squad MP W Wso L GF GA GDiff Pts Attendance Top Team Scorer Goalkeeper Notes
1Club Crest D.C. United32214117053+176316,698Jaime Moreno - 16Scott Garlick→ Conference Semifinals
2Club Crest Tampa Bay32173155560-55111,333Roy Lassiter - 10Mark Dougherty→ Conference Semifinals
3Club Crest Columbus32153174241+14515,043Pete Marino - 8Brad Friedel→ Conference Semifinals
4Club Crest New England32154174053-134521,423Beto Naveda, Imad Baba - 7Walter Zenga→ Conference Semifinals
5Club Crest MetroStars32132194353-103916,899Giovanni Savarese - 14Tony Meola

Western Conference

Western Conference Table
Rk Squad MP W Wso L GF GA GDiff Pts Attendance Top Team Scorer Goalkeeper Notes
1Club Crest KC Wizards32217115751+6639,058Preki - 12Mike Ammann→ Conference Semifinals
2Club Crest LA Galaxy32162165544+114820,626Wélton - 11Jorge Campos→ Conference Semifinals
3Club Crest Dallas32163165549+6489,678Dante Washington - 12Mark Dodd→ Conference Semifinals
4Club Crest Colorado32142185059-94211,835Paul Bravo - 8Marcus Hahnemann→ Conference Semifinals
5Club Crest San Jose32123205559-43613,597Ronald Cerritos - 12Dave Salzwedel

MLS Cup Playoffs

Conference Semifinals

Matchups were best two out of three. Each match included a shootout if tied at end of normal time.

Semifinal EC-1

Semifinal EC-1 Table
Rk Squad MP W Wso L GF GA GDiff Pts Notes
1Club Crest D.C. United221052+36→ Conference Finals
2Club Crest New England200225-30

Semifinal EC-2

Semifinal EC-2 Table
Rk Squad MP W Wso L GF GA GDiff Pts Notes
1Club Crest Columbus220041+36→ Conference Finals
2Club Crest Tampa Bay200214-30

Semifinal WC-1

Semifinal WC-1 Table
Rk Squad MP W Wso L GF GA GDiff Pts Notes
1Club Crest Colorado220062+46→ Conference Finals
2Club Crest KC Wizards200226-40

Semifinal WC-2

Semifinal WC-2 Table
Rk Squad MP W Wso L GF GA GDiff Pts Notes
1Club Crest Dallas221030+36→ Conference Finals
2Club Crest LA Galaxy200203-30

Conference Finals

Matchups were best two out of three. Each match included a shootout if tied at end of normal time.

Conference Final EC

Conference Final EC Table
Rk Squad MP W Wso L GF GA GDiff Pts Notes
1Club Crest D.C. United220042+26→ MLS Cup '97
2Club Crest Columbus200224-20

Conference Final WC

Conference Final WC Table
Rk Squad MP W Wso L GF GA GDiff Pts Notes
1Club Crest Colorado220031+26→ MLS Cup '97
2Club Crest Dallas200213-20

MLS Cup '97

Final
Colorado Club Crest W-4
D.C. United won match in normal time.

Squad Standard Stats 1997 Major League Soccer

Squad Goalkeeping 1997 Major League Soccer

Squad Shooting 1997 Major League Soccer

Squad Playing Time 1997 Major League Soccer

Squad Miscellaneous Stats 1997 Major League Soccer

Leaders

Nationalities 1997 Major League Soccer

League Notes

Rank Key

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