1997 Dallas Burn Roster

Major League Soccer (MLS)
Team Record: 13-14 (SO: 3-2) - 42 points
Finishing 3rd in MLS's Western Conference
Postseason: 2-2
Lost Conference Final
Coach: Dave Dir (13-14, SO: 3-2)
Location: Dallas, Texas
Attendance: 154,845, Avg. 9,678 in 16 home dates
1997 Dallas Burn Statistics

The Dallas Burn of Major League Soccer ended the 1997 season with a record of 13 wins and 14 losses, with a 3-2 showing in shootouts for 42 points finishing third in MLS's Western Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-2.

The Burn netted 58 goals and allowed 51. Dante Washington scored 12 goals for Dallas, while Jason Kreis, Gerell Elliott and Damian each tallied five or more as well. Mark Dodd topped the squad with 14 wins and a team-best 1.07 goals against average, best among keepers with significant playing time.

Dave Dir coached the team. The 1997 Dallas Burn lost in the Conference Final.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Jeff CassarGFebruary 2, 19746'2"195Livonia, MI
Eric DadeDJanuary 19, 19706'1"190Buffalo, NY
DamianFMarch 11, 19735'9"155Veracruz, Mexico
Mark DoddGSeptember 14, 19656'2"180Dallas, TX
Ted EckM-FJuly 14, 19666'1"190Springfield, IL
Gerell ElliottFMay 11, 19705'11"150Albuquerque, NM
Richard FarrerDApril 9, 19716'0"175Johannesburg, South Africa
Jorge FloresMFebruary 12, 19775'8"155Los Angeles, CA
Peter HattrupMMarch 31, 19645'11"175Seattle, WA
Brian HaynesMMay 7, 19626'0"168Couva, Trinidad
Gabe JonesFJanuary 21, 19735'8"155Austin, TX
Jason KreisMDecember 29, 19725'8"155Omaha, NE
Garth LagerweyGDecember 12, 19726'0"195Elmhurst, IL
Joey MartinezDDecember 28, 19756'0"180Escondido, CA
Daniel PeinadoMSeptember 28, 19675'10"155San Rafael, Argentina
Brandon PollardDOctober 9, 19735'10"175Richmond, VA
Jorge RodriguezM-DMay 20, 19715'9"155La Union, El Salvador
Markus RoyG
Mark SantelMJuly 5, 19685'10"165St. Louis, MO
Juan SastoqueFJune 26, 19776'2"175Brooklyn, NY
Tom SoehnDApril 15, 19665'10"175Chicago, IL
Diego SonoraM-DJuly 17, 19695'8"165Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dan StebbinsFNovember 13, 19695'10"170Milwaukee, WI
Temoc SuarezMApril 19, 19755'7"155Greenwood, SC
Alain SutterMJanuary 22, 19685'9"165Bern, Switzerland
Dante WashingtonFNovember 21, 19705'11"190Columbia, MD
Wade WebberDJanuary 12, 19676'3"195Renton, WA


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