Major League Soccer 1996-1997

MLS 1996

Eastern Conference
*Tampa Bay Mutiny3220121665158
*DC United3216161625646
*Columbus Crew3215174596037
New England Revolution3215176435633
Western Conference
*Los Angeles Galaxy3219134594949
*Dallas Burn3217155504841
*Kansas City Wiz3217155616341
*San Jose Clash3215173505039
Colorado Rapids3211212445929

Reference: [1]

WinnersRunners-UpScores (Best-of-3)
Western ConferenceSemi-Finals
DC UnitedMetrostars2-3, 1-1, 2-2 (SO)
Tampa Bay MutinyColumbus Crew2-0, 1-2, 4-1
Eastern ConferenceSemi-Finals
Kansas City WizDallas Burn2-2 (SO), 1-2, 3-2
Los Angeles GalaxySan Jose Clash0-1, 2-0, 2-0
Western ConferenceFinal
Los Angeles GalaxyKansas City Wiz2-1, 1-1 (SO)
Eastern ConferenceFinal
DC UnitedTampa Bay Mutiny4-1, 2-1
MLS Cup ’96Foxboro, Mass
DC UnitedLos Angeles3-2 (SD OT)

Reference: [1]

Irish Players in MLS 1996: Irish Players Ian Hennessey played for Metrostars (8 Games, 1 Goal, 1 Assist) and Paul Keegan played for New England Revolution (27 Games, 4 Goals, 3 Assists).

MLS 1997

Eastern Conference
*DC United3221114705355
*Tampa Bay Mutiny3217153556045
*Columbus Crew3215173424139
*New England Revolution3215174405337
Western Conference
*Kansas City Wizards3221117755149
*Los Angeles Galaxy3216162554444
*Dallas Burn3216163554942
*Colorado Rapids3214182505938
San Jose Clash3212203555930

Reference: [2]

WinnersRunners-UpScores (Best-of-3)
Eastern ConferenceSemi-Finals
DC UnitedNew England Revolution4-1, 1-1 (SO)
Columbus CrewTampa Bay Mutiny2-1, 2-0
Western ConferenceSemi-Finals
Colorado RapidsKansas City Wizards3-0, 3-2
Dallas BurnLos Angeles Galaxy0-0 (SO), 3-0
Eastern ConferenceFinal
DC UnitedColumbus Crew3-2, 1-0
Western ConferenceFinal
Colorado RapidsDallas Burn1-0, 2-1
MLS Cup ’97Washington DCSingle Game
DC UnitedColorado Rapids2-1

Reference: [2]

Irish MLS Players in 1997: Paul Keegan played for New England Revolution (16 Games, 1 Goal, 1 Assist).


[1] Van Hoof, Serge et Al (1997) The North and Latin American Football Guide 1996-97 pg. 407-408, 411. Heart Books, Rijmenam, Belgium.

[2] Van Hoof, Serge et Al (1998) The Northand Latin American Football Guide 1997-98 pg. 400. Heart Books, Rijmenam, Belgium.


Thanks to Jason Caldwell & Paul Foley.

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