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2007 Major League Soccer season
Season 2007
MLS Cup Houston Dynamo
Supporters' Shield D.C. United
2006
2008

The 2007 Major League Soccer season was the 12th season in league history. The season began on April 7 and concluded with MLS Cup 2007 on November 18, 2007 at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington, D.C..

The Houston Dynamo prevailed in MLS Cup for the second year in a row, defeating the New England Revolution also for the second year in a row.

Contents

Changes from the 2006 Season

Competition format

The format for the 2007 season was as follows:

  • The season ran from April 7 to November 18.
  • The 13 teams were split into two conferences. The Eastern Conference had seven teams with the addition of Toronto FC, while the Western Conference had six teams. Each team played 30 games that were evenly divided between home and away games. Each team played every other team twice, home and away, for a total of 24 games. The remaining six games were played against six regional rivals, three at home and three away.
  • The two teams from each conference with the most points qualified for the playoffs. In addition, the next four highest point totals, regardless of conference, also qualified. In the first round aggregate goals over two matches determined the winners. The conference finals were played as a single match, and the winners advanced to MLS Cup 2007. In all rounds, draws were be followed by two 15-minute periods of extra time, followed by penalty kicks if necessary. The away goals rule was not used in any round.
  • The team with the most points in the regular season won the MLS Supporters' Shield and qualified for the CONCACAF Champions League 2008–09. The MLS Cup winner also qualified for the Champions League 2008–09. The MLS Cup runner-up qualified for the Champions League 2008–09. An additional berth in the Champions League was also awarded to the winner of the 2007 U.S. Open Cup. If a team qualified for multiple berths into the Champions League, then additional berths were awarded to the highest overall finishing MLS team(s) not already qualified. Also, Toronto FC, as a Canadian-based team, cannot qualify through MLS for the Champions League, and must instead qualify through the Canadian Championship.
  • The four teams with the most points in the regular season, regardless of conference, qualified for SuperLiga 2008.
  • The three teams from each conference with the most points also qualified for berths into the 2008 U.S. Open Cup. The rest of the U.S.-based MLS teams had to qualify for the remaining two berths via a series of play-in games.
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Tiebreakers

  1. Head-to-Head (Points only)
  2. Overall Goal Differential
  3. Overall Total Goals Scored
  4. Tiebreakers 1-3 applied only to matches on the road
  5. Tiebreakers 1-3 applied only to matches at home
  6. Fewest team disciplinary points in the League Fair Play table
  7. Coin toss

MLS Tiebreakers

Standings

Conference standings

Club Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
Eastern Conference
1 D.C. United 55 30 16 7 7 56 34 22
2 New England Revolution 50 30 14 8 8 51 43 8
3 New York Red Bulls 43 30 12 11 7 47 45 2
4 Chicago Fire 40 30 10 10 10 31 36 -5
5 Kansas City Wizards 40 30 11 12 7 45 45 0
6 Columbus Crew 37 30 9 11 10 39 44 -5
7 Toronto FC1 25 30 6 17 7 25 49 -24
Western Conference
1 Chivas USA 53 30 15 7 8 46 28 18
2 Houston Dynamo 52 30 15 8 7 43 23 20
3 FC Dallas 44 30 13 12 5 37 44 -7
4 Colorado Rapids 35 30 9 13 8 29 34 -5
5 Los Angeles Galaxy 34 30 9 14 7 38 48 -10
6 Real Salt Lake 27 30 6 15 9 31 45 -14
2007 MLS Cup Playoffs, 2008 U.S. Open Cup
2007 MLS Cup Playoffs (Wild Card)
2007 MLS Cup Playoffs, 2008 U.S. Open Cup
2007 MLS Cup Playoffs (Wild Card), 2008 U.S. Open Cup
  • Note 1: - Toronto FC cannot qualify for the U.S. Open Cup, as it is a Canadian-based team.
    If they had qualified for an automatic berth into the U.S. Open Cup, the next highest placed team in the Eastern Conference not already qualified would have qualified.

Overall standings

Club Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
1 D.C. United (E1) 55 30 16 7 7 56 34 22
2 Chivas USA (W1) 53 30 15 7 8 46 28 18
3 Houston Dynamo3 (W2) 52 30 15 8 7 43 23 20
4 New England Revolution3 (E2) 50 30 14 8 8 51 43 8
5 FC Dallas 44 30 13 12 5 37 44 -7
6 New York Red Bulls 43 30 12 11 7 47 45 2
7 Chicago Fire 40 30 10 10 10 31 36 -5
8 Kansas City Wizards 40 30 11 12 7 45 45 0
9 Columbus Crew 37 30 9 11 10 39 44 -5
10 Colorado Rapids 35 30 9 13 8 29 34 -5
11 Los Angeles Galaxy 34 30 9 14 7 38 48 -10
12 Real Salt Lake 27 30 6 15 9 31 45 -14
13 Toronto FC2 25 30 6 17 7 25 49 -24
MLS Supporters' Shield, 2007 MLS Cup Playoffs, CONCACAF Champions' Cup 2008, SuperLiga 2008, CONCACAF Champions League 2008-093
2007 MLS Cup Playoffs, SuperLiga 2008, CONCACAF Champions League 2008–09
2007 MLS Cup Playoffs, SuperLiga 2008
2007 MLS Cup Playoffs
  • Note 2: - Toronto FC cannot qualify for the CONCACAF Champions League through MLS. Rather, they can qualify through the Canadian Championship.
    If they had qualified for the Champions League through MLS, then the highest placed team not already qualified would have qualified.
  • Note 3: - Additional Champions League berths were awarded to the winner (Houston) and runner-up (New England) of MLS Cup 2007.
    The winner of the 2007 U.S. Open Cup (New England) also qualified.
    Because New England qualified twice, an additional berth was awarded to the 2007 MLS Supporters' Shield runner-up (Chivas USA).

2007 MLS Cup Playoffs

  Conference Semifinals Conference Finals MLS Cup 2007
                             
E1  D.C. United 0 2  
E4  Chicago Fire 1 2  
  E4  Chicago Fire 0  
Eastern Conference
  E2  New England Revolution 1  
E3  New York Red Bulls 0 0
E2  New England Revolution 0 1  
  E2  New England Revolution 1
  W2  Houston Dynamo 2
W1  Chivas USA 0 0  
W4  Kansas City Wizards1 1 0  
  W4  Kansas City Wizards 0
Western Conference
  W2  Houston Dynamo 2  
W3  FC Dallas 1 1
W2  Houston Dynamo (aet) 0 4  

1 The Kansas City Wizards earned the eighth and final playoff berth, despite finishing fifth in the Eastern Conference. They represent the fourth seed in the Western Conference playoff bracket, as only three teams in the Western Conference qualified for the playoffs.

Statistics

Budweiser Golden Boot

Full article: MLS Golden Boot
Rank Scorer Club GP G A
1 Brazil Luciano Emilio D.C. United 29 20 1
2 Colombia Juan Pablo Ángel New York Red Bulls 24 19 5
3 United States Taylor Twellman New England Revolution 26 16 3
4 United States Eddie Johnson Kansas City Wizards 24 15 6
5 Cuba Maykel Galindo Chivas USA 28 12 5
6 United States Ante Razov Chivas USA 26 11 8
7 Argentina Christian Gomez D.C. United 27 10 9
8 United States Jozy Altidore New York Red Bulls 22 9 4
9 United States Landon Donovan Los Angeles Galaxy 24 8 13
10 United States Robbie Findley Real Salt Lake 25 8 0

Goalkeeping Leaders

Rank Goalkeeper Club GP MINS SHTS SVS GA GAA W-L-T SHO
1 Canada Pat Onstad Houston Dynamo 27 2418 109 85 22 0.82 13-8-6 11
2 United States Brad Guzan Chivas USA 27 2430 119 87 25 0.93 14-6-7 13
3 Senegal Bouna Coundoul Colorado Rapids 30 2668 158 120 32 1.08 9-12-8 9
4 United States Jon Conway New York Red Bulls 14 1143 79 57 14 1.10 6-5-2 4
5 United States Troy Perkins D.C. United 29 2610 155 117 32 1.10 16-6-7 8

Individual awards

Player of the Week

Week Player of the Week Club
Week 1 United States Jeff Cunningham Real Salt Lake
Week 2 United States Eddie Johnson Kansas City Wizards
Week 3 Cuba Maykel Galindo Chivas USA
Week 4 United States Landon Donovan Los Angeles Galaxy
Week 5 Canada Dwayne De Rosario Houston Dynamo
Week 6 United States Taylor Twellman New England Revolution
Week 7 Colombia Juan Pablo Ángel New York Red Bulls
Week 8 United States Eddie Johnson Kansas City Wizards
Week 9 United States Eddie Johnson Kansas City Wizards
Week 10 United States Ben Olsen D.C. United
Week 11 Brazil Luciano Emilio D.C. United
Week 12 United States Brad Davis Houston Dynamo
Week 13 Jamaica Nicholas Addlery D.C. United
Week 14 United States Stuart Holden Houston Dynamo
Week 15 Colombia Juan Toja FC Dallas
Week 16 Argentina Guillermo Barros Schelotto Columbus Crew
Week 17 United States Ante Razov Chivas USA
Week 18 Brazil Luciano Emilio D.C. United
Week 19 Colombia Juan Pablo Ángel New York Red Bulls
Week 20 United States Jozy Altidore New York Red Bulls
Week 21 Cuba Maykel Galindo Chivas USA
Week 22 United States Ben Olsen D.C. United
Week 23 Brazil Luciano Emilio D.C. United
Week 24 Trinidad and Tobago Scott Sealy Kansas City Wizards
Week 25 United States Ante Razov Chivas USA
Week 26 Brazil Fred D.C. United
Week 27 United States Abe Thompson FC Dallas
Week 28 Argentina Guillermo Barros Schelotto Columbus Crew
Week 29 Trinidad and Tobago Scott Sealy Kansas City Wizards

Player of the Month

Month Player of the Month Club
April United States Eddie Johnson Kansas City Wizards
May Colombia Juan Pablo Ángel New York Red Bulls
June Colombia Juan Pablo Ángel New York Red Bulls
July Argentina Guillermo Barros Schelotto Columbus Crew
August United States Troy Perkins D.C. United
September Brazil Luciano Emilio D.C. United
October United States Matt Pickens Chicago Fire

Sierra Mist Goal Of The Week

Week Player Club
Week 1 United States Sacha Kljestan Chivas USA
Week 2 United States Herculez Gomez Colorado Rapids
Week 3 United States Jozy Altidore New York Red Bulls
Week 4 United States Taylor Twellman New England Revolution
Week 5 United States Chris Brown Real Salt Lake
Week 6 England Danny Dichio Toronto FC
Week 7 Liberia Chris Gbandi FC Dallas
Week 8 Canada Jim Brennan Toronto FC
Week 9 England Danny Dichio Toronto FC
Week 10 United States Ben Olsen D.C. United
Week 11 Colombia Juan Pablo Ángel New York Red Bulls
Week 12 United States Brad Davis Houston Dynamo
Week 13 Cuba Maykel Galindo Chivas USA
Week 14 United States Stuart Holden Houston Dynamo
Week 15 Zimbabwe Joseph Ngwenya Houston Dynamo
Week 16 Canada Dwayne De Rosario Houston Dynamo
Week 17 United States Kerry Zavagnin Kansas City Wizards
Week 18 United States Robbie Findley Real Salt Lake
Week 19 United States Jozy Altidore New York Red Bulls
Week 20 Mexico Cuauhtémoc Blanco Chicago Fire
Week 21 Bolivia Jaime Moreno D.C. United
Week 22 United States Eddie Johnson Kansas City Wizards
Week 23 United States Taylor Twellman New England Revolution
Week 24 Trinidad and Tobago Scott Sealy Kansas City Wizards
Week 25 United States Chris Rolfe Chicago Fire
Week 26 Brazil Luciano Emilio D.C. United
Week 27 Brazil Paulo Nagamura Chivas USA
Week 28 United States Edson Buddle Los Angeles Galaxy
Week 29 England Danny Dichio Toronto FC

Related Competitions

International Competitions

CONCACAF Champions' Cup 2007

D.C. United beat Olimpia of Honduras in the Quarterfinals before losing to Guadalajara of Mexico in the Semifinals.

The Houston Dynamo beat Puntarenas of Costa Rica in the Quarterfinals before losing to Pachuca of Mexico in the Semifinals.

SuperLiga 2007

FC Dallas finished in fourth place and did not advance from Group A after going 0-1-2 in group play.

D.C. United was the runner-up of Group B after going 1-1-1 in group play. They lost to the Los Angeles Galaxy in Semifinals.

The Houston Dynamo were the winner of Group B after going 2-0-1 in group play. They lost to Pachuca on penalty kicks in the Semifinals.

The Los Angeles Galaxy were the winner of Group A after going 2-1-0 in group play. They beat D.C. United in the Semifinals before losing to Pachuca on penalty kicks in the Final.

Copa Sudamericana 2007

D.C. United lost to Guadalajara on away goals in the Round of 16.

National Competition

2007 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

Eight of the twelve U.S.-based MLS teams entered the tournament in the Third Round.

D.C. United lost to the Harrisburg City Islanders in the Third Round.

The Los Angeles Galaxy lost to the Richmond Kickers in the Third Round.

The Chicago Fire lost to the Carolina RailHawks in the Third Round.

The Houston Dynamo lost to the Charleston Battery in the Third Round.

Chivas USA lost to the Seattle Sounders in the Third Round

The Colorado Rapids beat the California Victory in the Third Round before losing to the Seattle Sounders in the Quarterfinals.

FC Dallas beat the Atlanta Silverbacks on penalty kicks in the Third Round, beat the Charleston Battery after extra time in the Quarterfinals, beat the Seattle Sounders after extra time in the Semifinals, and lost to the New England Revolution in the Final.

The New England Revolution beat the Rochester Raging Rhinos in the Third Round, beat the Harrisburg City Islanders in the Quarterfinals, beat the Carolina RailHawks after extra time in the Semifinals, and beat FC Dallas in the Final.

All-Star game

MLS All-Star 2007

The 2007 MLS All-Star Game was held at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado, home of the Colorado Rapids on July 19. The opponent was Celtic of the Scottish Premier League.

The game was won 2-0 by the MLS All-Stars.

External links

References


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