League Summary

Regular Season

Eastern Conference

Eastern Conference Table
Rk Squad MP W Wso L GF GA GD Pts Pts/MP Attendance Top Team Scorer Goalkeeper Notes
1Club Crest D.C. United3224787448+26582.2516,008Roy Lassiter - 18Scott Garlick→ Conference Semifinals
2Club Crest Columbus Crew32150176756+11451.4112,275Stern John - 26Juergen Sommer→ Conference Semifinals
3Club Crest MetroStars32153175463-9391.4116,520Giovanni Savarese - 14Tony Meola→ Conference Semifinals
4Club Crest Miami Fusion32155174668-22351.4116,250Diego Serna - 11Jeff Cassar→ Conference Semifinals
5Club Crest Tampa Bay32121204657-11341.1310,312Mauricio Ramos - 9Thomas Ravelli
6Club Crest New England32112215366-13291.0319,188Raúl Díaz Arce - 18Ian Feuer
Eastern Conference Table
Home Away Away
Rk Squad MP W L GF GA GD Pts Pts/MP MP W Wins_shootout_away L GF GA GD Pts Pts/MP
1Club Crest D.C. United1424026+141063422+12
2Club Crest Columbus Crew1154931+184121825-7
3Club Crest MetroStars1063933+65111530-15
4Club Crest Miami Fusion1153130+14121538-23
5Club Crest Tampa Bay6102324-16102333-10
6Club Crest New England6102527-25112839-11

Western Conference

Western Conference Table
Rk Squad MP W Wso L GF GA GD Pts Pts/MP Attendance Top Team Scorer Goalkeeper Notes
1Club Crest LA Galaxy3224288544+41682.2521,784Cobi Jones - 19Kevin Hartman→ Conference Semifinals
2Club Crest Chicago Fire32202126245+17561.8817,887Ante Razov - 10Zach Thornton→ Conference Semifinals
3Club Crest Colorado Rapids32162166269-7441.5014,812Wolde Harris - 13Marcus Hahnemann→ Conference Semifinals
4Club Crest Dallas Burn32154174359-16371.4110,948Jason Kreis - 9Mark Dodd→ Conference Semifinals
5Club Crest San Jose32133194860-12331.2213,553Ronald Cerritos - 13David Kramer
6Club Crest KC Wizards32122204550-5321.138,073Mo Johnston - 11Mike Ammann
Western Conference Table
Home Away Away
Rk Squad MP W L GF GA GD Pts Pts/MP MP W Wins_shootout_away L GF GA GD Pts Pts/MP
1Club Crest LA Galaxy1154121+201334423+21
2Club Crest Chicago Fire1334017+23792228-6
3Club Crest Colorado Rapids1153124+75113145-14
4Club Crest Dallas Burn882326-3792033-13
5Club Crest San Jose882321+25112539-14
6Club Crest KC Wizards1062614+122141936-17

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 GD Pts Pts/MP Notes
1Club Crest D.C. United221021+143.00→ Conference Finals
2Club Crest Miami Fusion200212-100.00

Semifinal EC-2

Semifinal EC-2 Table
Rk Squad MP W Wso L GF GA GD Pts Pts/MP Notes
1Club Crest Columbus Crew221064+243.00→ Conference Finals
2Club Crest MetroStars200246-200.00

Semifinal WC-1

Semifinal WC-1 Table
Rk Squad MP W Wso L GF GA GD Pts Pts/MP Notes
1Club Crest LA Galaxy220093+663.00→ Conference Finals
2Club Crest Dallas Burn200239-600.00

Semifinal WC-2

Semifinal WC-2 Table
Rk Squad MP W Wso L GF GA GD Pts Pts/MP Notes
1Club Crest Chicago Fire220031+263.00→ Conference Finals
2Club Crest Colorado Rapids200213-200.00

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 GD Pts Pts/MP Notes
1Club Crest D.C. United320174+362.00→ MLS Cup '98
2Club Crest Columbus Crew310247-331.00

Conference Final WC

Conference Final WC Table
Rk Squad MP W Wso L GF GA GD Pts Pts/MP Notes
1Club Crest Chicago Fire221021+143.00→ MLS Cup '98
2Club Crest LA Galaxy200212-100.00

MLS Cup '98

Chicago Fire won match in normal time.

Squad Standard Stats 1998 Major League Soccer

Squad Standard Stats 1998 Major League Soccer Table
Playing Time Performance Per 90 Minutes
Squad # Pl Age Poss MP Starts Min 90s Gls Ast G-PK PK PKatt CrdY CrdR Gls Ast G+A G-PK G+A-PK
Chicago Fire2527.8323522,88032.0615457444031.911.693.591.783.47
Colorado Rapids2227.1323522,88032.0625060245951.941.563.501.873.44
Columbus Crew2427.4323522,88032.0655462344232.031.693.721.943.62
D.C. United2526.5323522,88032.0705263795452.191.623.811.973.59
Dallas Burn2628.0323522,88032.0433442136361.341.062.411.312.37
KC Wizards2328.5323522,88032.0443241363551.371.002.371.282.28
LA Galaxy2526.5323522,88032.0846380464872.621.974.592.504.47
MetroStars2926.9323522,88032.0535451275991.661.693.341.593.28
Miami Fusion3027.4323522,88032.0454241455991.411.312.721.282.59
New England2527.4323522,88032.0514148345061.591.282.871.502.78
San Jose2426.8323522,88032.0483946235221.501.222.721.442.66
Tampa Bay2827.9323522,88032.0464745125141.441.472.911.412.87
Squad Standard Stats 1998 Major League Soccer Table
Playing Time Performance Per 90 Minutes
Squad # Pl Age Poss MP Starts Min 90s Gls Ast G-PK PK PKatt CrdY CrdR Gls Ast G+A G-PK G+A-PK
vs Chicago Fire2527.4323522,88032.044536551.371.663.03
vs Colorado Rapids2227.3323522,88032.069886162.162.754.91
vs Columbus Crew2427.2323522,88032.055656381.722.033.75
vs D.C. United2527.4323522,88032.048625271.501.943.44
vs Dallas Burn2627.1323522,88032.056714731.752.223.97
vs KC Wizards2327.3323522,88032.048565321.501.753.25
vs LA Galaxy2527.7323522,88032.041604251.281.873.16
vs MetroStars2927.2323522,88032.061775251.912.414.31
vs Miami Fusion3027.4323522,88032.068835042.122.594.72
vs New England2527.5323522,88032.066903622.062.814.87
vs San Jose2427.5323522,88032.060865471.872.694.56
vs Tampa Bay2827.1323522,88032.056734761.752.284.03

Squad Goalkeeping 1998 Major League Soccer

Squad Goalkeeping 1998 Major League Soccer Table
Playing Time Performance Penalty Kicks
Squad # Pl MP Starts Min 90s GA GA90 SoTA Saves Save% W D L CS CS% PKatt PKA PKsv PKm Save%
Chicago Fire332322,88032.0451.4117212773.82012825.0
Colorado Rapids232322,88032.0692.1623917071.11616412.5
Columbus Crew332322,88032.0561.7522116574.71517515.6
D.C. United332322,88032.0481.5016511770.9248721.9
Dallas Burn332322,88032.0591.8423017174.31517618.8
KC Wizards232322,88032.0501.5616111168.91220618.8
LA Galaxy232322,88032.0441.3717012674.1248721.9
MetroStars232322,88032.0631.9724418174.21517412.5
Miami Fusion532322,88032.0682.1223917171.5151726.3
New England232322,88032.0662.0621514969.31121515.6
San Jose232322,88032.0601.8718812868.11319721.9
Tampa Bay232322,88032.0571.7822216574.3122039.4
Squad Goalkeeping 1998 Major League Soccer Table
Playing Time Performance Penalty Kicks
Squad # Pl MP Starts Min 90s GA GA90 SoTA Saves Save% W D L CS CS% PKatt PKA PKsv PKm Save%
vs Chicago Fire3323232.01220618.8
vs Colorado Rapids2323232.01616412.5
vs Columbus Crew3323232.01715412.5
vs D.C. United3323232.082400.0
vs Dallas Burn3323232.01715618.8
vs KC Wizards2323232.02012721.9
vs LA Galaxy2323232.0824618.8
vs MetroStars2323232.01715825.0
vs Miami Fusion5323232.01715928.1
vs New England2323232.02111412.5
vs San Jose2323232.01913515.6
vs Tampa Bay2323232.02012721.9

Squad Shooting 1998 Major League Soccer

Squad Shooting 1998 Major League Soccer Table
Standard
Squad # Pl 90s Gls Sh SoT SoT% Sh/90 SoT/90 G/Sh G/SoT Dist PK PKatt
Chicago Fire2532.0612196.840.2644
Colorado Rapids2232.0622257.030.2724
Columbus Crew2432.0651986.190.3134
D.C. United2532.0702487.750.2579
Dallas Burn2632.0431895.910.2213
KC Wizards2332.0442016.280.2036
LA Galaxy2532.0842317.220.3546
MetroStars2932.0532136.660.2427
Miami Fusion3032.0451765.500.2345
New England2532.0512056.410.2334
San Jose2432.0482116.590.2223
Tampa Bay2832.0461745.440.2612
Squad Shooting 1998 Major League Soccer Table
Standard
Squad # Pl 90s Gls Sh SoT SoT% Sh/90 SoT/90 G/Sh G/SoT Dist PK PKatt
vs Chicago Fire2532.044
vs Colorado Rapids2232.069
vs Columbus Crew2432.055
vs D.C. United2532.048
vs Dallas Burn2632.056
vs KC Wizards2332.048
vs LA Galaxy2532.041
vs MetroStars2932.061
vs Miami Fusion3032.068
vs New England2532.066
vs San Jose2432.060
vs Tampa Bay2832.056

Squad Playing Time 1998 Major League Soccer

Squad Playing Time 1998 Major League Soccer Table
Playing Time Starts Subs Team Success
Squad # Pl Age MP Min Mn/MP Min% 90s Starts Mn/Start Compl Subs Mn/Sub unSub PPM onG onGA +/- +/-90
Chicago Fire2527.8322,8809010032.035283001.886245+17+0.53
Colorado Rapids2227.1322,8809010032.035289001.506269-7-0.22
Columbus Crew2427.4322,8809010032.035294001.416756+11+0.34
D.C. United2526.5322,8809010032.035275002.257448+26+0.81
Dallas Burn2628.0322,8809010032.035291001.414359-16-0.50
KC Wizards2328.5322,8809010032.035276001.134550-5-0.16
LA Galaxy2526.5322,8809010032.035287002.258544+41+1.28
MetroStars2926.9322,8809010032.035271001.415463-9-0.28
Miami Fusion3027.4322,8809010032.035280001.414668-22-0.69
New England2527.4322,8809010032.035268001.035366-13-0.41
San Jose2426.8322,8809010032.035285001.224860-12-0.37
Tampa Bay2827.9322,8809010032.035284001.134657-11-0.34
Squad Playing Time 1998 Major League Soccer Table
Playing Time Starts Subs Team Success
Squad # Pl Age MP Min Mn/MP Min% 90s Starts Mn/Start Compl Subs Mn/Sub unSub PPM onG onGA +/- +/-90
vs Chicago Fire2527.4322,8809010032.03528485251.884562-17-0.53
vs Colorado Rapids2227.3322,8809010032.03528488211.506962+7+0.22
vs Columbus Crew2427.2322,8809010032.03528480241.415667-11-0.34
vs D.C. United2527.4322,8809010032.03528479222.254874-26-0.81
vs Dallas Burn2627.1322,8809010032.03528577221.415943+16+0.50
vs KC Wizards2327.3322,8809010032.03528480231.135045+5+0.16
vs LA Galaxy2527.7322,8809010032.03528482232.254485-41-1.28
vs MetroStars2927.2322,8809010032.03528385251.416354+9+0.28
vs Miami Fusion3027.4322,8809010032.03528388251.416846+22+0.69
vs New England2527.5322,8809010032.03528580221.036653+13+0.41
vs San Jose2427.5322,8809010032.03528584191.226048+12+0.37
vs Tampa Bay2827.1322,8809010032.03528575241.135746+11+0.34

Squad Miscellaneous Stats 1998 Major League Soccer

Squad Miscellaneous Stats 1998 Major League Soccer Table
Performance
Squad # Pl 90s CrdY CrdR 2CrdY Fls Fld Off Crs Int TklW PKwon PKcon OG
Chicago Fire2532.0403435
Colorado Rapids2232.0595395
Columbus Crew2432.0423454
D.C. United2532.0545450
Dallas Burn2632.0636432
KC Wizards2332.0355465
LA Galaxy2532.0487464
MetroStars2932.0599450
Miami Fusion3032.0599457
New England2532.0506521
San Jose2432.0522478
Tampa Bay2832.0514384
Squad Miscellaneous Stats 1998 Major League Soccer Table
Performance
Squad # Pl 90s CrdY CrdR 2CrdY Fls Fld Off Crs Int TklW PKwon PKcon OG
vs Chicago Fire2532.065531
vs Colorado Rapids2232.061650
vs Columbus Crew2432.063832
vs D.C. United2532.052714
vs Dallas Burn2632.047300
vs KC Wizards2332.053201
vs LA Galaxy2532.042531
vs MetroStars2932.052501
vs Miami Fusion3032.050421
vs New England2532.036202
vs San Jose2432.054710
vs Tampa Bay2832.047610

Leaders

Nationalities 1998 Major League Soccer

League Notes

Rank Key

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