1997 Columbus Crew Roster

Major League Soccer (MLS)
Team Record: 12-13 (SO: 3-4) - 39 points
Finishing 3rd in MLS's Eastern Conference
Postseason: 2-2
Lost Conference Final
Coach: Tom Fitzgerald (12-13, SO: 3-4)
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Attendance: 240,680, Avg. 15,043 in 16 home dates
1997 Columbus Crew Statistics

The Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer ended the 1997 season with a record of 12 wins and 13 losses, with a 3-4 showing in shootouts for 39 points finishing third in MLS's Eastern Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-2.

The Crew paced the league with just 45 goals allowed. Columbus chalked up 45 goals. Pete Marino scored 8 goals for the team, and Brian McBride contributed five or more, too. Robert Warzycha recorded 11 assists. Brad Friedel topped the squad with 14 wins and a team-best 0.8 goals against average, leading keepers with significant playing time.

Tom Fitzgerald coached the team. The 1997 Columbus Crew lost in the Conference Final.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Ubusuku AbukusumoDMarch 24, 19776'2"170Albuquerque, NM
Brian BlissDSeptember 28, 19655'8"150Rochester, NY
Altimont ButlerMJuly 21, 19685'10"158Kingston, Jamaica
Marcelo CarreraFOctober 1, 19635'8"156Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mike ClarkDDecember 16, 19726'0"180Indianapolis, IN
Thomas DooleyDMay 12, 19616'1"170Bechhofen, Germany
Ansil ElcockDMarch 17, 19695'11"160Port of Spain, Trinidad
Jason FarrellFDecember 31, 19705'10"170Seattle, WA
Brad FriedelGMay 18, 19716'4"200Lakewood, OH
Aidan HeaneyGAugust 9, 19696'0"170Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
Rob JachymFOctober 28, 19746'0"160Mielec, Poland
Doctor KhumaloMJune 26, 19676'1"170Dube, South Africa
Mike LapperDAugust 28, 19706'0"170Redondo, CA
Brian MaisonneuveMJune 28, 19735'11"170Warren, MI
Pete MarinoFApril 23, 19735'8"145Holbrook, NY
Brian McBrideFJune 19, 19726'0"175Arlington Heights, IL
Janusz MichallikMApril 22, 19665'11"170Chrozow, Poland
Sergio MiguezDJune 9, 19675'7"150Buenos Aires, Argentina
Todd MillerMNovember 29, 19736'1"180Salt Lake City, UT
Silvio RudmanMMarch 4, 19696'1"180Buenos Aires, Argentina
Jorge SalcedoMSeptember 27, 19726'1"175Paramount, CA
Rob SmithMAugust 20, 19735'10"150Wilmington, DE
Billy ThompsonMMay 5, 19685'6"140Bellflower, CA
Robert WarzychaMAugust 20, 19635'8"160Welun, Poland
David WinnerGApril 23, 19716'1"185Fort Lauderdale, FL
A.J. WoodFAugust 17, 19736'2"195Pittsburgh, PA
Todd YeagleyMSeptember 20, 19726'0"170Bloomington, IN



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