U.S. Cup '97

Updated August 28, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

1997 Schedule and Results

Through Oct. 15, 1997. World Cup Qualifiers are in bold type. All other matches are international friendlies.

Date Result USA Goals Site Crowd
Jan. 17Peru (U.S. Cup)L, 0-1San Diego, Calif.35,232
Jan. 19Mexico (U.S. Cup)L, 0-2Pasadena, Calif.31,725
Jan. 22Denmark (U.S. Cup)L, 1-4Joe Max-MoorePasadena, Calif.17,342
Jan. 29ChinaL, 1-2Eric WynaldaKunming, China40,000
Feb. 1ChinaT, 1-1Alexi LalasGuangzhou, China35,000
Mar. 2JamaicaT, 0-0Kingston, Jamaica35,764
Mar. 16CanadaW, 3-2Wynalda, Eddie Pope, Ernie StewartPalo Alto, Calif.28,896
Mar. 23Costa RicaL, 2-3Wynalda, Roy LassiterSan Jose, Calif.23,000
Apr. 20MexicoT, 2-2Pope, own goalFoxboro, Mass.57,877
June 4ParaguayT, 0-0St. Louis, Mo.7,016
June 17IsraelW, 2-1Lalas, Jovan KirovskiJacksonville, Fla.8,436
June 29El SalvadorT, 1-1LassiterSan Salvador32,000
Aug. 7EcuadorL, 0-1Baltimore, Md.13,629
Sept. 7Costa RicaW, 1-0Tab RamosPortland, Ore.22,396
Oct. 3JamaicaT, 1-1WynaldaWashington, D.C.51,528
Remaining World Cup Qualifying games: Nov. 2 at Mexico, Nov. 9 at Canada, Nov. 16 vs. El Salvador.
Overall record: 3-6-6. US Cup '97 record: 0-3-0. Team scoring: Goals for– 14; Goals against– 19.

1997 U.S. National Team Statistics

Individual records for entire season through Oct. 3, 1997. Note that the column labeled “Career C/G” refers to career caps and goals.

Forwards GP GS Mins G A Pts Career
Jovan Kirovski6437410224/4
Roy Lassiter11557020421/4
Brian McBride6545300014/2
Joe-Max Moore3327010256/16
Ernie Stewart6652410241/5
David Wagner542560116/0
Dante Washington10260006/2
Roy Wegerle117300027/3
Eric Wynalda99810421088/31
Defenders GP GS Mins G A Pts Career
Jeff Agoos1211102401174/3
Marcelo Balboa66720011121/12
Mike Burns11877901159/0
Dan Calichman321540003/0
Ted Chronopolous10180001/0
Ramiro Corrales211200003/0
Thomas Dooley7761700069/7
Robin Fraser119000016/0
Alexi Lalas1211101520489/8
Steve Pittman11600003/0
Eddie Pope7759320412/2
Mark Sanbal119000011/1
Greg Vanney11900002/0
Martin Vasquez442710005/0
Peter Vermes101600071/11
Midfielders GP GS Mins G A Pts Career
Dario Brose11450004/1
Mark Chung115900023/2
Chad Deering11450005/0
John Harkes 8889002281/6
Frankie Hejduk31970008/1
Chris Henderson103100074/2
Cobi Jones11868500093/8
Miles Joseph11450003/0
Jason Kreis522350007/0
Brian Maisonneuve211110002/0
Michael Mason511380115/0
Steve Ralston431810004/0
Tab Ramos3327010277/6
Claudio Reyna 10977400052/4
Tony Sanneh322250223/0
Mike Sorber 6650600065/2
Goalkeepers GP GS Mins Record SO Career
Mark Dodd322250-1-1015
Brad Friedel 775561-4-2150
Kasey Keller 665402-1-3325
Juergen Sommer 10270-0-006
Yellow cards: Cobi Jones and Ernie Stewart (3), John Harkes, Alexi Lalas, Claudio Reyna and Tony Sanneh (2), Jeff Agoos, Marcelo Balboa, Mike Burns, Jovan Kirovski, Mark Sanbal, Eric Wynalda. Red cards: Lalas.
Head coach: Steve Sampson; Assistant coach: Clive Charles; Goal coach: Milutin Soskic; General Manager: Tom King; Captain: John Harkes.

Fourth U.S. Cup hosted by the United States, Jan. 17-22, 1997. Match results listed with city and attendance.

Round Robin Standings

United States3030170

Match Results

Jan 17San Diego (35,232)Peru 1, United States 0
Jan. 17San Diego (35,232)Mexico 3, Denmark 1
Jan. 19Pasadena (31,725)Denmark 2, Peru 1
Jan. 19Pasadena (31,725)Mexico 2, United States 0
Jan. 22 Pasadena (17,342)Denmark 4, United States 1
Jan. 22Pasadena (17,342)Mexico 0, Peru 0

World Cup '98 Qualifying1996-97 Season U.S. Women's National Team
1997 World Soccer Results
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