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Semifinals (Best of 3)

Dallas Burn vs. Colorado Rapids

DateResultSite
Oct. 12Rapids, 1-0at Dallas
Oct. 15Rapids, 2-1at Colorado
Colorado wins series, 2-0.

Washington D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew

DateResultSite
Oct. 12United, 3-2at D.C.
Oct. 15United, 1-0at Columbus
Washington, D.C. wins series, 2-0.

Quarterfinals (Best of 3)PlayoffsMLS Cup '97