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1997 Major League Soccer season
Season 1997
MLS Cup D.C. United
Supporters' Shield D.C. United
1996
1998

The 1997 Major League Soccer season was the 2nd season of the league. That season marked the first time any team won both The Supporters Shield and the MLS Cup.

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Final standings

Place Eastern Conference P W (so) L (so) F A GD Points
1 D.C. United 32 21 (4) 11 (4) 70 53 +17 55
2 Tampa Bay Mutiny 32 17 (3) 15 (2) 55 60 -5 45
3 Columbus Crew 32 15 (3) 17 (4) 42 41 +1 39
4 New England Revolution 32 15 (4) 17 (4) 40 53 -13 37
5 NY/NJ MetroStars 32 13 (2) 19 (2) 43 53 -10 35
Place Western Conference P W (so) L (so) F A GD Points
1 Kansas City Wizards 32 21 (7) 11 (2) 57 51 +6 49
2 Los Angeles Galaxy 32 16 (2) 16 (4) 55 44 +11 44
3 Dallas Burn 32 16 (3) 16 (2) 55 49 +6 42
4 Colorado Rapids 32 14 (2) 18 (3) 50 59 -9 38
5 San Jose Clash 32 12 (3) 20 (6) 55 59 -4 30

Playoffs

Conference Semi-finals

October 4, 1997
Kansas City Wizards 0 – 3 Colorado Rapids Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Attendance: 10,174
Referee: Brian Hall
Henderson Goal 25'
Bravo Goal 67'
Paule Goal 75'
October 8, 1997
Colorado Rapids 3 – 2 Kansas City Wizards Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado
Attendance: 13,117
Referee: Paul Tamberino
Bravo Goal 16'
Bravo Goal 68'
Harris Goal 83'
Takawira Goal 9'
Preki Goal 88'

October 5, 1997
Tampa Bay Mutiny 1 – 2 Columbus Crew Houlihan's Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Attendance: 8,272
Referee: Noel Kenny
Gilmar Goal 35' Farrell Goal 11'
Wood Goal 83'
October 8, 1997
Columbus Crew 2 – 0 Tampa Bay Mutiny Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
Attendance: 13,102
Referee: Joshua Patlak
McBride Goal 43'
Warzycha Goal 73'

October 5, 1997
Los Angeles Galaxy 0 – 1
0 – 2 (SO)
Dallas Burn Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Attendance: 18,921
Referee: Kevin Stott
October 8, 1997
Dallas Burn 3 – 0 Los Angeles Galaxy Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas
Attendance: 11,248
Referee: Esse Baharmast
Washington Goal 29'
Washington Goal 69'
Peinado Goal 86'

October 5, 1997
D.C. United 4 – 1 New England Revolution RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 12,540
Referee: Tim Weyland
Wegerle Goal 13'
Wegerle Goal 56'
Moreno Goal 65'
Moreno Goal 76'
Burns Goal 89'
October 8, 1997
New England Revolution 2 – 1
3 – 4
D.C. United Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
Attendance: 16,233

Conference finals

October 12, 1997
Dallas Burn 0 – 1 Colorado Rapids Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas
Attendance: 7,376
Referee: Kevin Stott
Henderson Goal 42'
October 15, 1997
Colorado Rapids 2 – 1 Dallas Burn Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado
Attendance: 18,452
Referee: Noel Kenny
Patiño Goal 2'
Henderson Goal 87'
Damian Goal 5'

October 12, 1997
D.C. United 3 – 2 Columbus Crew RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 11,820
Referee: Kevin Terry
Sanneh Goal 9'
Diaz Arce Goal 29'
Sanneh Goal 45'
Farrell Goal 57'
Dooley Goal 73'
October 15, 1997
Columbus Crew 0 – 1 D.C. United Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
Attendance: 9,506
Referee: Arturo Angeles
Diaz Arce Goal 47'

MLS Cup '97

October 26, 1997
D.C. United 2 – 1 Colorado Rapids RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 57,431
Referee: Brian Hall
Moreno Goal 37'
Sanneh Goal 68'
Paz Goal 75'

Player of the Week

Week Player of the Week Team
Week 1 United States Dave Salzwedel San Jose Clash
Week 2 Italy Giuseppe Galderisi Tampa Bay Mutiny
Week 3 Colombia Carlos Valderrama Tampa Bay Mutiny
Week 4 El Salvador Raul Diaz Arce D.C. United
Week 5 United States Dante Washington Dallas Burn
Week 6 Italy Roberto Donadoni MetroStars
Week 7 South Africa Doctor Khumalo Columbus Crew
Week 8 Argentina Damian Alvarez Dallas Burn
Week 9 Mozambique Chinquinho Conde New England Revolution
Week 10 United StatesSerbia Preki Kansas City Wizards
Week 11 United States Eric Wynalda San Jose Clash
Week 12 United StatesSerbia Preki Kansas City Wizards
Week 13 Brazil Gilmar Tampa Bay Mutiny
Week 14 United States Paul Bravo Colorado Rapids
Week 15 United States Tab Ramos MetroStars
Week 16 United States Dante Washington Dallas Burn
Week 17 Colombia Anthony De Avila MetroStars
Week 18 Brazil Gilmar Tampa Bay Mutiny
Week 19 Jamaica Wolde Harris Colorado Rapids
Week 20 Germany Thomas Dooley Columbus Crew
Week 21 Venezuela Giovanni Savarese MetroStars
Week 22 Bolivia Marco Etcheverry D.C. United
Week 23 Ecuador Eduardo Hurtado Los Angeles Galaxy
Week 24 United States Cobi Jones Los Angeles Galaxy
Week 25 United States Jose Vasquez Los Angeles Galaxy
Week 26 United States Marcelo Balboa Colorado Rapids

Player of the Month

Month Player of the Month Team
April Bolivia Jaime Moreno D.C. United
May Switzerland Alain Sutter Dallas Burn
June United States John Harkes D.C. United
July Brazil Wélton Los Angeles Galaxy
August United States Brad Friedel Columbus Crew
September Italy Walter Zenga New England Revolution

Team Awards

Individual awards

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