Conference champions (*) and playoff qualifiers (†) are noted. Teams receive three points for a win. The GF and GA columns refer to Goals For and Goals Against in regulation play. Number of seasons listed after each head coach refers to current tenure with club through the 2001 season. Note that the regular season was cut short in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attack.
|*Miami Fusion ||16||5||5||53||57||36|
Head Coaches: Mia— Ray Hudson (2nd season); NY/NJ— Octavio Zambrano (2nd); NE— Fernando Clavijo (2nd); DC— Thomas Rongen (3rd).
|Tampa Bay Mutiny||4||21||2||14||32||68|
Head Coaches: Chi— Bob Bradley (4th season); Clb— Tom Fitzgerald (6th, 1-3-2) fired on May 17 and replaced by assistant Greg Andrulis (12-4-4); Dal— Mike Jeffries (1st); TB— Alfonso Mondelo (1st, 3-13-1) resigned on July 5 and was replaced by assistant Perry Van Der Beck (1-8-1).
|*Los Angeles Galaxy||14||7||5||47||52||36|
|†San Jose Earthqaukes||13||7||6||45||47||29|
|†Kansas City Wizards||11||13||3||36||33||53|
Head Coaches: LA— Sigi Schmid (3rd season); SJ— Frank Yallop (1st); KC— Bob Gansler (3rd); Colo— Tim Hankinson (1st).