1999 Major League Soccer season

The 1999 Major League Soccer season was the fourth season in Major League Soccer's history. This was the last season which used the 35 yard line shootout rule to resolve tied games, and that of the countdown timer, with MLS Cup 1999 adopting the IFAB-standard running clock thereafter.

1999 Major League Soccer season
Season1999
MLS CupD.C. United (3rd title)
Supporters' ShieldD.C. United (2nd shield)
Matches played192
Goals scored549 (2.86 per match)
Top goalscorerStern John
Roy Lassiter
Jason Kreis
(18 goals)
Highest attendanceColumbus Crew
Season: 283,129
Game Avg.: 17,696
Lowest attendanceKansas City Wizards
Season: 130,924
Game Avg.: 8,183
Total attendance2,742,102
Average attendance14,282
1998
2000

Final standings

Eastern Conference P W (sw) (sl) L GF GA GD Pts
s - D.C. United 32236396543+2257
x - Columbus Crew 321964134839+945
x - Tampa Bay Mutiny 321457185150+132
x - Miami Fusion 321354194259–1729
New England Revolution 321257203853–1526
MetroStars 32735253264–3215
Western Conference P W (sw) (sl) L GF GA GD Pts
y - Los Angeles Galaxy 322034124929+2054
x - Dallas Burn 321936135435+1951
x - Chicago Fire 321835145136+1548
x - Colorado Rapids 322063123839–148
San Jose Clash 3219103134849–137
Kansas City Wizards 32826243353–2020
  • The top four teams in each conference make the playoffs.
    Wins (W) are worth 3 points.
    Shootout Wins (SW) are worth 1 point, and is considered a Win in the standings.
    Shootout Loss (SL) are worth 0 points, and is considered a Loss in the standings.
    Loss (L) are worth 0 points.
  • s = Supporters Shield winner
  • y = Conference Leader
  • x = Clinched playoff berth

MLS Cup Playoffs

Bracket

  Conference Semifinals Conference Finals MLS Cup '99
                                   
  E1 D.C. United 2 0 (3) x  
E4 Miami 0 0 (2) x  
  E1 D.C. United 2 1 4  
Eastern Conference
  E2 Columbus 1 5 0  
E2 Columbus 2 2 x
  E3 Tampa Bay 0 0 x  
    E1 D.C. United 2
  W1 Los Angeles 0
  W1 Los Angeles 3 2 x  
W4 Colorado 0 0 x  
  W1 Los Angeles 2 2 3
Western Conference
  W2 Dallas 1 3 1  
W2 Dallas 2 0 3
  W3 Chicago 1 4 2  
  • Best of Three series winner will advance.

Conference semifinals

Eastern Conference

Miami Fusion0–2D.C. United
Moreno  34', 88'
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 18,011
D.C. United0–0 (AET)
3–2 (S.O.)
Miami Fusion
  • D.C. United advance 2–0, to the Conference Finals.

Tampa Bay Mutiny0–2Columbus Crew
John  78', 84'
Columbus Crew2–0Tampa Bay Mutiny
West  23'
Cunningham  88'
  • Columbus Crew advance 2–0, to the Conference Finals.

Western Conference

Colorado Rapids0–3Los Angeles Galaxy
Hendrickson  8'
Vanney  52' (pen.)
Jones  57'
Los Angeles Galaxy2–0Colorado Rapids
Pena  74'
Franchino  84'
  • Los Angeles Galaxy advance 2–0, to the Conference Finals.

Chicago Fire1–2Dallas Burn
Ball  79' Graziani  52'
Santel  75'
Cotton Bowl
Dallas, Texas
Attendance: 10,980
Dallas Burn0–4Chicago Fire
Nowak  18'
Kosecki  36'
Razov  42'
Kovalenko  47'
Chicago Fire2–3Dallas Burn
Razov  3'
Marsch  5'
Deering  55'
Rodríguez  84' (pen.)
Graziani  86'
  • Dallas Burn advance 2–1, to the Conference Finals.

Conference finals

Columbus Crew1–2D.C. United
Cunningham  76' Moreno  15'
Olsen  72'
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 14,529
D.C. United1–5Columbus Crew
Lassiter  7' Elcock  20'
Cunningham  41'
Stern John  48', 61', 84'
Columbus Crew0–4D.C. United
Moreno  17'
Lassiter  34', 52'
Etcheverry  86'
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 21,451
  • D.C. United advance 2–1, advance to MLS Cup '99.

Dallas Burn1–2Los Angeles Galaxy
Graziani  75' Cienfuegos  39'
Hendrickson  90'
Los Angeles Galaxy2–2 (AET)
3–4 (S.O.)
Dallas Burn
Hermosillo  12', 55' Graziani  33', 74'
Dallas Burn1–3Los Angeles Galaxy
Kreis  89' (pen.) Vanney  3' (pen.)
Hermosillo  20'
Cienfuegos  68'
  • Los Angeles Galaxy advance 2–1. advance to MLS Cup '99.

MLS Cup '99

Los Angeles Galaxy0–2D.C. United
Moreno  19'
Olsen  45'+

Player awards

Weekly awards

WeekPlayer of the WeekTeam
Week 1 Jason KreisDallas Burn
Week 2 Ante RazovChicago Fire
Week 3 Ante RazovChicago Fire
Week 4 Matt JordanDallas Burn
Week 5 Jason KreisDallas Burn
Week 6 Ivan McKinleyNew England Revolution
Week 7 Jeff CunninghamColumbus Crew
Week 8 Mark ChungNew York/New Jersey MetroStars
Week 9 Roy LassiterD.C. United
Week 10 Giovanni SavareseNew England Revolution
Week 11 Jason KreisDallas Burn
Week 12 Jaime MorenoD.C. United
Week 13 Joe-Max MooreNew England Revolution
Week 14 Jorge Dely ValdésColorado
Week 15 Stern JohnColumbus Crew
Week 16 Jason KreisDallas Burn
Week 17 Chris KleinKansas City Wizards
Week 18 Raúl Díaz ArceTampa Bay Mutiny
Week 19 Luboš KubíkChicago Fire
Week 20 Ariel GrazianiDallas Burn
Week 21 Ben OlsenD.C. United
Week 22 Manny LagosTampa Bay Mutiny
Week 23 Giovanni SavareseNew England Revolution
Week 24 Eddie LewisSan Jose Clash
Week 25 Brian McBrideColumbus Crew
Week 26 Jason KreisDallas Burn
Week 27 Jason KreisDallas Burn

Monthly awards

MonthPlayer of the MonthTeam
March Ante RazovChicago Fire
April Musa ShannonTampa Bay Mutiny
May Roy LassiterD.C. United
June Jason KreisDallas Burn
July Raúl Díaz ArceTampa Bay Mutiny
August Matt JordanDallas Burn
September Ronald CerritosSan Jose Clash

End of season awards

AwardPlayerTeam
Most Valuable Player Jason KreisDallas Burn
Scoring Champion Jason Kreis - (51 Pts.)Dallas Burn
Defender of the Year Robin FraserLos Angeles Galaxy
Goalkeeper of the Year Kevin HartmanLos Angeles Galaxy
Rookie of the Year Jay HeapsMiami Fusion
Coach of the Year Sigi SchmidLos Angeles Galaxy
Goal of the Year Marco EtcheverryD.C. United
Fair Play AwardSteve RalstonTampa Bay Mutiny

Player statistics

Top Goal Scorers

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Stern John Columbus Crew 18
Roy Lassiter D.C. United 18
Jason Kreis Dallas Burn 18
4 Joe-Max Moore New England Revolution 15
Ronald Cerritos San Jose Clash 15
6 Ante Razov Chicago Fire 14
7 Raúl Díaz Arce San Jose Clash,
Tampa Bay Mutiny
13
8 Musa Shannon Tampa Bay Mutiny 12
Jeff Cunningham Columbus Crew 12
10 Diego Serna Miami Fusion 10
Jaime Moreno D.C. United 10
Giovanni Savarese New England Revolution 10
Josh Wolff Chicago Fire 10
Jorge Dely Valdés Colorado Rapids 10

International Competition

CONCACAF Champions' Cup

Attendance

Club Games Home Total Home Average
Columbus Crew 16 283,129 17,696
Los Angeles Galaxy 16 282,113 17,632
D.C. United 16 278,711 17,419
New England Revolution 16 267,752 16,795
Chicago Fire 16 256,261 16,016
San Jose Clash 16 239,350 14,959
New York/New Jersey MetroStars 16 235,301 14,706
Colorado Rapids 16 224,459 14,029
Tampa Bay Mutiny 16 209,700 13,106
Dallas Burn 16 195,381 12,211
Miami Fusion 16 139,021 8,689
Kansas City Wizards 16 130,924 8,183
OVERALL 192 2,742,102 14,282

Coaches

Eastern Conference

Western Conference

References

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