1997 Kansas City Wizards Statistics

Major League Soccer (MLS)
Team Record: 14-9 (SO: 7-2) - 49 points
Finishing 1st in MLS's Western Conference
Postseason: 0-2
Lost Conference Semifinal
Coach: Ron Newman (14-9, SO: 7-2)
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Attendance: 144,935, Avg. 9,058 in 16 home dates
1997 Kansas City Wizards Roster

The Kansas City Wizards of Major League Soccer ended the 1997 season with a record of 14 wins and 9 losses, with a 7-2 showing in shootouts for 49 points finishing first in MLS's Western Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-2.

Kansas City chalked up 64 goals and surrendered 53. Preki scored 12 goals for the Wizards, while Vitalis Takawira, Frank Klopas, Mark Chung, Paul Wright and Mo Johnston each netted five or more, too. Preki recorded 17 assists. Mike Ammann topped the squad with 21 wins and a team-best 1.04 goals against average, pacing goalkeepers with enough qualifying appearances.

Ron Newman coached the team. The 1997 Kansas City Wizards lost in the Conference Semifinal.

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Scoring:

Player Pos GP GS G A FC FS Y R OFF Shts S% SOG SG%
PrekiM2727121727324088414.34427.3
Mark ChungM323210826690086216.13231.3
Vitalis TakawiraF282387475240434816.72828.6
Mo JohnstonM-F292969523191145610.73318.2
Frank KlopasF272457323830204610.92619.2
Paul WrightF301853243210143116.12222.7
Matt McKeonD31304175288021526.7757.1
Sean BowersD26243037160011520.0837.5
Ryan TinsleyD3129144352414520.0333.3
Edmundo RodriguezM16412114201911.1333.3
Brian JohnsonM14101148000119.1616.7
Uche OkaforD272703401540160.020.0
Richard GoughD17170124840070.050.0
Mike AmmannGK2929011511000
Nino da SilvaF10000000000
Jamel MitchellM10000000000
John DeBritoD20004000010.00
Jake DancyM30002100000
Damian SilveraM31003500010.00
Chris SnitkoGK53000000000
John DiffleyD62003000000
Steve PittmanD2623002611501130.030.0
Totals411352566448140749311741013.722225.2


Goalkeepers:

Player GP GS Min W L T SHO GA GAA PKG PKA Shts SVS SV%
Mike Ammann29292597:0021805451.5634160109.681
Chris Snitko53282:00030061.91002011.550
Totals34322879:00211105511.5934180120.667

Postseason - Scoring:

Player Pos GP GS G A FC FS Y R OFF Shts S% SOG SG%
PrekiM211001100714.3616.7
Mark ChungM22001100020.00
Vitalis TakawiraF2211120021100.01100.0
Mo JohnstonM-F22003200170.030.0
Frank KlopasF21001310110.010.0
Paul WrightF10001000010.00
Matt McKeonD22006610000
Sean BowersD22001200130.010.0
Ryan TinsleyD22004510000
Edmundo RodriguezM10001010000
Uche OkaforD22016210010.00
Richard GoughD22007110100
Mike AmmannGK22000000000
John DeBritoD10000100000
Steve PittmanD22001410010.00
Totals2722223330806248.31216.7

Postseason - Goalkeepers:

Player GP GS Min W L T SHO GA GAA PKG PKA Shts SVS SV%
Mike Ammann22180:00020063.0000159.600
Totals22180:00020063.0000159.600


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