1997 Colorado Rapids Roster

Major League Soccer (MLS)
Team Record: 12-15 (SO: 2-3) - 38 points
Finishing 4th in MLS's Western Conference
Postseason: 4-1
Lost MLS Cup
Coach: Glenn Myernick (12-15, SO: 2-3)
Location: Denver, Colorado
Attendance: 188,893, Avg. 11,806 in 16 home dates
1997 Colorado Rapids Statistics

The Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer ended the 1997 season with a record of 12 wins and 15 losses, with a 2-3 showing in shootouts for 38 points finishing fourth in MLS's Western Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 4-1.

The Rapids scored 52 goals and allowed 62. Paul Bravo netted 8 goals for Colorado, while Chris Henderson, Wolde Harris, Peter Vermes, David Patino and Steve Trittschuh each contributed five or more as well. Chris Henderson recorded 13 assists. Marcus Hahnemann topped the squad with 13 wins and a team-best 1.03 goals against average, leading qualifying goalkeepers.

Glenn Myernick coached the team. The 1997 Colorado Rapids lost in the MLS Cup.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Rafael AmayaDSeptember 21, 19675'10"170Bogota, Colombia
Marcelo BalboaDAugust 8, 19676'1"175Cerritos, CA
Shaun BartlettFOctober 31, 19726'2"180Cape Town, South Africa
Brian BatesMAugust 16, 19726'0"165Woodbridge, VA
Scott BenedettiFNovember 13, 19665'11"175Portland, OR
Paul BravoMJune 19, 19686'0"175San Jose, CA
Tote CastanedaMJanuary 12, 19705'9"165Guadalajara, Mexico
Paul GraferGAugust 7, 19746'3"200Port Washington, NY
Marcus HahnemannGJune 15, 19726'3"220Seattle, WA
Wolde HarrisFJanuary 26, 19745'10"190Kingston, Jamaica
Chris HendersonMDecember 11, 19705'9"150Edmonds, WA
Sean HendersonMJuly 25, 19726'0"160Everett, WA
Tahj JakinsDNovember 11, 19756'2"182Salt Lake City, UT
Matt KmoskoDJanuary 8, 19726'1"173Ship Bottom, NJ
Chris MartinezDDecember 25, 19706'2"190Parker, CO
David PatinoM-FSeptember 6, 19675'8"150Mexico City, Mexico
Ross PauleMApril 4, 19765'10"160Memphis, TN
Adrian PazMSeptember 9, 19685'10"168Montevideo, Uruguay
Steve RammelFApril 20, 19685'9"160Bridgeton, NJ
Steve TrittschuhDApril 24, 19656'0"170Granite City, IL
Peter VermesDNovember 21, 19666'1"175Willingboro, NJ
Roy WegerleFMarch 19, 19645'11"170Pretoria, South Africa


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