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Kansas City Final Statistics

While Preki, MLS's leading scorer in '97 (41) and over the first two seasons (90), gets all the attention, his teammate, Mark Chung, also holds an MLS record. He is the only player to start every game for the two seasons (64).

Final Player Statistics

No. Player GP GS Min. G A P
11 Preki 27 27 ...
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D.C. United Final Statistics

Jaime Moreno was beaten out for MLS scoring title by Preki on the last week of the season, but his 1.72 points a game average over two years leads all players.

Final Player Statistics

No. Player GP GS Min. G A P
9 Jaime Moreno 20 20 1725 16 8 40
21 Raul Diaz Arce 22 20 ...
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College: SA Men's Team of the Week (Sept. 22-28)

G Greg Velho (Notre Dame) (1) Posted 3 shutouts (all 1-0) D Mario Pino (FIU) (1) Defensive MVP at FIU Umbro Invitational D Mark Ryan (George Mason) (1) MVP at Black & Decker Loyola/Lotto Classic M Daniel Hernandez (SMU) (1) Scored twice and had 4 assists at SMU Nike Classic M Wade Barrett (William & Mary) (1) 3 goals, both ...
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Can better packaging improve the product?

Cozier stadiums are a start, but revenues must also be spent on better players Which comes first, the stadium or the justification thereof? Where MLS is concerned, that depends ... By the year 2000, three MLS teams ù San Jose, Columbus, and Ft. Lauderdale ù could be playing in stadiums either built or redesigned primarily to accommodate soccer. Such stadiums ...
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Rampage does it

In its three years in the USISL, the Milwaukee Rampage had great success during the regular season and no luck in the playoffs. All that changed this year. The Rampage, which barely made the playoffs, won its second consecutive shootout to capture the '97 A-League title, beating Carolina 3-0 after the final ended 1-1 before a record crowd of 6,381 ...
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College: SA Women's Team of the Week (Sept. 22-28)

G Carrie Warner (Alabama) (1) Beats Mississippi teams for SEC West leader D Lorrie Fair (North Carolina) (2) Goal, assist as Tar Heels go 2-0 in Texas D Erica Iverson (Massachusetts) (1) Her header gives UMass upset of SMU M Amy Balavac (California) (1) Sets up both goals to shock UMass M Sherrill Kester (Duke) (1) 2 goals in 3-0 ...
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My View. . . Bring on the stadia!

Much of the demise of the North American Soccer League could be blamed on small crowds scattered amongst huge stadiums. I remember gazing around San Diego Stadium in the late 1970s, with 15,000 or so in the stands, and barely hearing the cheer that greeted a goal before the sound dissipated amongst 40,000 empty seats and drifted into the night ...
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Contents: Soccer America October 13, 1997 issue

Features

Can Better Packaging Improve MLS Product? By Ridge Mahoney Crew Looks For Greener Pastures By Craig Merz MetroStars Begin To Pick Up The Pieces By Frank Giase 'Spiderman' Propels Revs Into The Playoffs By Frank Dell'Apa Wegerle Scores Big With Washington Move By Steven Goff Gough's Unhappy Honeymoon Comes To An End By Bob Luder

Columns

Soccer Talk -- ...

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Columbus Final Statistics

The Crew's scoring slipped badly, but it made up for the lack of punch with strong play in goal again from Brad Friedel, the '97 MLS goals-against average leader. Over two seasons, he has 12 shutouts in 36 games, or one every three games.

Final Player Statistics

No. Player GP GS Min. GA G A P
12 ...
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Colorado Final Statistics

Offseason moves paid dividends for the Rapids, who made the playoffs after missing out in '96. Five of their six leading scorers were players picked up in the offseason, while leader Chris Henderson doubled his '96 point total.

Final Player Statistics

No. Player GP GS Min. G A P
19 Chris Henderson 30 29 2501 7 14 ...
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MLS Final Statistics

COLORADO

Offseason moves paid dividends for the Rapids, who made the playoffs after missing out in '96. Five of their six leading scorers were players picked up in the offseason, while leader Chris Henderson doubled his '96 point total.

Final Player Statistics

No. Player GP GS Min. G A P
19 Chris Henderson 30 29 2501 7 ...
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MLS Leaders

Attendance

TEAM Att. Avg.
1 New England Revolution 342,762 21,423
2 Los Angeles Galaxy 330,010 20,626
3 MetroStars 270,388 16,899
4 D.C. United 267,271 16,704
5 Columbus Crew 240,680 15,043
6 San Jose Clash 217,546 13,597
7 Colorado Rapids 188,893 11,806
8 Tampa Bay Mutiny 181,323 11,333
9 Dallas Burn 154,845 9,678
10 Kansas City Wizards 144,935 ...
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MLS Leaders

Attendance

TEAM Att. Avg.
1 New England Revolution 342,762 21,423
2 Los Angeles Galaxy 330,010 20,626
3 MetroStars 270,388 16,899
4 D.C. United 267,271 16,704
5 Columbus Crew 240,680 15,043
6 San Jose Clash 217,546 13,597
7 Colorado Rapids 188,893 11,806
8 Tampa Bay Mutiny 181,323 11,333
9 Dallas Burn 154,845 9,678
10 Kansas City Wizards 144,935 ...
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Dallas Final Statistics

For the second straight year, it's an American who's led the Burn in scoring. Last year it was Jason Kreis. This year it's Dante Washington, who went from one goal last year in Columbus and Dallas to 12 for the Burn.

Final Player Statistics

No. Player GP GS Min. G A P
10 Dante Washington 30 25 ...
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College: Soccer America Women's Top 20 (Sept. 29)

Note: Through games of Sept. 28
Rank/Team Record Last Week
1. North Carolina 9-0-1 1
2. Notre Dame 9-0-1 2
3. Texas A&M 9-1-0 3
4. Portland 5-3-0 5
5. Virginia 8-1-1 4
6. Santa Clara 7-0-1 6
7. Connecticut 9-1-0 7
8. Duke 6-2-0 9
9. Clemson 7-2-0 10
10. Maryland 6-1-2 8
11. Florida 6-2-1 ...
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