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2001 Major League Soccer season
Season 2001
MLS Cup San Jose Earthquakes
Supporters' Shield Miami Fusion
2000
2002

This is a summary of the 2001 Major League Soccer season, which was cut short by the attacks of September 11th.

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Final standings

Position Eastern Division Points Played Wins Losses Ties Goals Against Difference Average attendance
1 Miami Fusion 53 26 16 5 5 57 36 +21 11,177
2 MetroStars 42 26 13 10 3 38 35 +3 20,806
3 New England Revolution 27 27 7 14 6 35 52 -17 15,654
4 D.C. United 26 26 8 16 2 42 50 -8 21,518
Position Central Division Points Played Wins Losses Ties Goals Against Difference Average attendance
1 Chicago Fire 53 27 16 6 5 50 30 +20 16,388
2 Columbus Crew 45 26 13 7 6 49 36 +13 17,511
3 Dallas Burn 35 26 10 11 5 48 47 +1 12,574
4 Tampa Bay Mutiny 14 27 4 21 2 32 68 -36 10,479
Position Western Division Points Played Wins Losses Ties Goals Against Difference Average attendance
1 Los Angeles Galaxy 47 26 14 7 5 52 36 +16 17,387
2 San Jose Earthquakes 45 26 13 7 6 47 29 +18 9,635
3 Kansas City Wizards 36 27 11 13 3 33 53 -20 10,954
4 Colorado Rapids 23 26 5 13 8 36 47 -11 16,481

MLS Cup Playoff bracket

  Quarterfinals Semifinals MLS Cup 2001
                                       
  2  Chicago Fire 2 1* 2  
7  Dallas Burn 0 1* 0  
   Chicago Fire 1* 0* 1*  
   Los Angeles Galaxy 1* 1* 2*  
3  Los Angeles Galaxy (ASDET) 1* 1 3*
  6  MetroStars 1 4 2*  
     Los Angeles Galaxy     1
   San Jose Earthquakes (ASDET)     2
  1  Miami Fusion 2 0 2  
8  Kansas City Wizards 0 3 1  
   Miami Fusion 1 0 0*
   San Jose Earthquakes 0 4 1*  
4  Columbus Crew 1 0  
  5  San Jose Earthquakes 3 3    

MLS Cup Playoffs

Quarterfinals

September 20, 2001
Dallas Burn 0–2 Chicago Fire Soldier Field: 8,314
Bocanegra 40'
Whitfield 90'+
September 23, 2001
Chicago Fire 1–1 Dallas Burn Cotton Bowl: 17,149
J. Beasley 84' Deering 27'
September 29, 2001
Dallas Burn 0–2 Chicago Fire Soldier Field: 12,811
Kovalenko 17'
Armas 55'

Chicago advance 7-1 on points.


September 22, 2001
Kansas City Wizards 0–2 Miami Fusion Lockhart Stadium: 6,281
Serna 28'
Pineda Chacon 53'
September 26, 2001
Miami Fusion 0–3 Kansas City Wizards Arrowhead Stadium: 5,803
Lowe 24'
McKeon pen 31'
Gomez 45'+
September 29, 2001
Kansas City Wizards 1–2 Miami Fusion Lockhart Stadium: 8,119
Lowe 13' Preki 14'
Henderson 71'

Miami advance 6-3 on points.


September 23, 2001
MetroStars 1–1 Los Angeles Galaxy Rose Bowl: 11,580
Faria 29' Caligiuri 63'
September 26, 2001
Los Angeles Galaxy 1–4 MetroStars Giants Stadium: 12,817
Victorine 4' Faria 72'
Chung 75'
Faria 80'
Valencia 83'
September 29, 2001
MetroStars 2–3 Los Angeles Galaxy Rose Bowl: 6,154
Villegas 49'
Villegas 60'
Victorine 21'
Victorine 33'
Frye 56'

  0–1 series OT  
Cienfuegos 8'

Los Angeles advance 1-0 in series overtime after 4-4 tie on points.


September 22, 2001
San Jose Earthquakes 3–1 Columbus Crew Crew Stadium: 20,883
Donovan 5'
Lagos 31'
Donovan 45'+
Warzycha pen 54'
September 26, 2001
Columbus Crew 0–3 San Jose Earthquakes Spartan Stadium: 10,419
Lagos 9'
Cerritos 68'
Donovan 76'

San Jose advance 6-0 on points.


Semifinals

October 10, 2001
Los Angeles Galaxy 1–1 Chicago Fire Soldier Field: 10,388
Wynalda 32' Hernández 44'
October 13, 2001
Chicago Fire 0–1 OT Los Angeles Galaxy Rose Bowl: 10,100
Vagenas 94'
October 17, 2001
Los Angeles Galaxy 2–1 OT Chicago Fire Soldier Field: 13,444
Califf 44'
Cienfuegos 98'
D. Beasley 30'

Los Angeles advance 7-1 on points.


October 10, 2001
San Jose Earthquakes 0–1 Miami Fusion Lockhart Stadium: 9,236
Preki 53'
October 14, 2001
Miami Fusion 0–4 San Jose Earthquakes Spartan Stadium: 16,119
Donovan 16'
Russell 57'
Lagos 69'
De Rosario 89'
October 17, 2001
San Jose Earthquakes 1–0 OT Miami Fusion Lockhart Stadium: 11,242
Dayak 94'

San Jose advance 6-3 on points.


MLS Cup 2001

October 21, 2001
Los Angeles Galaxy 1–2 OT San Jose Earthquakes Crew Stadium: 21,626
Hernández 21' Donovan 43'
De Rosario 96'

San Jose earns MLS berth to CONCACAF Champions' Cup 2002.

D.C. United, Chicago and Kansas City qualify from CONCACAF Champions' Cup 2001.

Team Awards

International Competition

Individual awards

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