Standings

1997 Regular Season

eastern Conference

# Club PTS GP W L T GF GA GD Home Away Last 5
1 D.C. United 55 32 21 11 0 70 53 17 11-5-0 10-6-0 W-W-L-W-L
2 Tampa Bay Mutiny 45 32 17 15 0 55 60 -5 12-4-0 5-11-0 L-L-W-W-L
3 Columbus Crew 39 32 15 17 0 42 41 1 11-5-0 4-12-0 L-L-W-L-W
4 New England Revolution 37 32 15 17 0 40 53 -13 11-5-0 4-12-0 L-L-W-W-W
5 MetroStars 35 32 13 19 0 43 53 -10 9-7-0 4-12-0 W-L-L-L-W

western Conference

# Club PTS GP W L T GF GA GD Home Away Last 5
1 Kansas City Wizards 49 32 21 11 0 57 51 6 12-4-0 9-7-0 L-W-L-W-L
2 Los Angeles Galaxy 44 32 16 16 0 55 44 11 10-6-0 6-10-0 W-W-W-W-W
3 Dallas Burn 42 32 16 16 0 55 49 6 8-8-0 8-8-0 W-L-W-L-L
4 Colorado Rapids 38 32 14 18 0 50 59 -9 9-7-0 5-11-0 L-L-L-L-W
5 San Jose Clash 30 32 12 20 0 55 59 -4 6-10-0 6-10-0 W-L-W-L-L
PTS: Points, GP: Games Played, W: Wins, L: Losses, T: Ties, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, GD: Goal Difference, Home: Home Record (W-L-T), Away: Away Record (W-L-T), Last 5: Last 5 Games,