1998 Chicago Fire Statistics

Major League Soccer (MLS)
Team Record: 18-11 (SO: 2-1) - 56 points
Finishing 2nd in MLS's Western Conference
Postseason: 5-0
Won MLS Cup
Coach: Bob Bradley (18-11, SO: 2-1)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 286,190, Avg. 17,887 in 16 home dates
1998 Chicago Fire Roster

The Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer ended the 1998 season with a record of 18 wins and 11 losses, with a 2-1 showing in shootouts for 56 points finishing second in MLS's Western Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 5-0.

The Fire topped the league with just 46 goals allowed. Chicago chalked up 64 goals. Ante Razov scored 10 goals for the team, while Frank Klopas, Lubos Kubik, Peter Nowak, Jerzy Podbrozny, Josh Wolff and Roman Kosecki each netted five or more also. Jerzy Podbrozny recorded 14 assists. Zach Thornton led the squad with 16 wins and a team-best 0.78 goals against average, best among qualifying goalkeepers.

Bob Bradley coached the team. The 1998 Chicago Fire won the MLS Cup.

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Scoring:

Player Pos GP GS G A FC FS Y R OFF Shts S% SOG SG%
Ante RazovF3024109302620328811.44124.4
Roman KoseckiF252599398731127012.93525.7
Jerzy PodbroznyF262561420264064712.82227.3
Peter NowakM242461222610033815.82030.0
Lubos KubikD31317828364006710.42429.2
Josh WolffF14483790062334.81457.1
Frank KlopasF271764333130232821.41442.9
Chris ArmasM31311105154300254.01010.0
Ritchie KotschauD24234325141072416.7757.1
Jesse MarschM2925233423403238.71020.0
C.J. BrownD2828204029410450.0366.7
Diego GutierrezD13803241311080.020.0
Francis OkarohD262603321860000
Jorge SalcedoM1160299002100.040.0
Andrew LewisM136018700000
Zach ThorntonGK2523011200000
Zak IbsenM27501610105260.0100.0
Mike RichardsonD10000000000
Manny LagosM10001000000
Scott CoufalGK11000000000
Brian BatesM22003100010.00
Tony KuhnF51004000110.00
Tom SoehnD660014320000
Josh KellerM63005110020.020.0
Jorge CamposGK98000210320.010.0
Totals435352618643646240310348712.521927.9


Goalkeepers:

Player GP GS Min W L T SHO GA GAA PKG PKA Shts SVS SV%
Zach Thornton25232076:0016808271.171211885.720
Jorge Campos88714:004300151.89114833.688
Scott Coufal1190:00010033.000052.400
Totals34322880:00201208451.4123171120.702

Postseason - Scoring:

Player Pos GP GS G A FC FS Y R OFF Shts S% SOG SG%
Ante RazovF5502841010130.030.0
Roman KoseckiF11002100000
Jerzy PodbroznyF551043002714.3425.0
Peter NowakM5512516001425.0250.0
Lubos KubikD5521751001216.7633.3
Josh WolffF53009810230.020.0
Frank KlopasF31003300010.00
Chris ArmasM550016620150.020.0
Jesse MarschM551083203425.0250.0
C.J. BrownD55019400000
Diego GutierrezD5510104201333.3250.0
Francis OkarohD55005600010.00
Zach ThorntonGK55000200000
Zak IbsenM30000000010.010.0
Tony KuhnF10000000000
Tom SoehnD50000000000
Totals685566866590205411.12425.0

Postseason - Goalkeepers:

Player GP GS Min W L T SHO GA GAA PKG PKA Shts SVS SV%
Zach Thornton55450:00500320.40002220.909
Totals55450:00500320.40002220.909


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