1997 D.C. United Roster

Major League Soccer (MLS)
Team Record: 17-7 (SO: 4-4) - 55 points
Finishing 1st in MLS's Eastern Conference
Postseason: 5-0
Won MLS Cup
Coach: Bruce Arena (17-7, SO: 4-4)
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Attendance: 267,271, Avg. 16,704 in 16 home dates
1997 D.C. United Statistics

The D.C. United of Major League Soccer ended the 1997 season with a record of 17 wins and 7 losses, with a 4-4 showing in shootouts for 55 points finishing first in MLS's Eastern Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 5-0.

The United scored 74 goals, most in the league. D.C. conceded 57 goals. Jaime Moreno netted 16 goals for the team, while Tony Sanneh, Raul Diaz Arce and John Harkes each contributed five or more, too. Tony Sanneh and Marco Etcheverry each accounted for 11 assists. Scott Garlick topped the squad with 9 wins. Mark Simpson recorded a 0.67 goals against average, best among goalkeepers with enough qualifying appearances.

Bruce Arena coached the team. The 1997 D.C. United won the MLS Cup.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Jeff AgoosDMay 2, 19685'10"175Geneva, Switzerland
Jeff CauseyGOctober 19, 19716'3"195Gainesville, VA
Arnold CruzDDecember 22, 19706'0"160El Progreso, Honduras
Raul Diaz ArceFFebruary 1, 19705'9"160San Miguel, El Salvador
Marco EtcheverryMSeptember 26, 19705'9"190Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Scott GarlickGMay 29, 19726'2"190Phoenix, AZ
Mario GoriDJanuary 6, 19735'7"160Rosario, Argentina
John HarkesMMarch 8, 19675'11"165Kearny, NJ
Erik ImlerMJune 1, 19715'9"165Washington, DC
Ben IrohaMNovember 29, 19695'9"160Calabar, Nigeria
Brian KamlerMFebruary 12, 19726'1"180St. Louis, MO
Kris KeldermanMDecember 10, 19686'1"185Appleton, WI
Carlos LlamosaDJune 30, 19695'11"170Palmira, Colombia
John MaessnerM-DJune 2, 19695'10"162Hackensack, NJ
Jesse MarschMNovember 8, 19735'11"170Racine, WI
Jaime MorenoFJanuary 19, 19745'10"178Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Clint PeayDSeptember 16, 19736'0"165Columbia, MD
Eddie PopeDDecember 24, 19736'1"180High Point, NC
Tom PresthusGApril 5, 19756'4"205Edina, MN
Steve RammelFApril 20, 19685'9"160Bridgeton, NJ
Tony SannehDJune 1, 19716'2"195St. Paul, MN
Mark SimpsonGMarch 18, 19666'0"175Cincinnati, OH
Joey ThiemanMApril 17, 19725'7"150Washington, DC
David VaudreuilDDecember 21, 19665'7"158Honolulu, HI
Roy WegerleFMarch 19, 19645'11"170Pretoria, South Africa
Richie WilliamsMJune 3, 19705'5"145New York, NY


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