Conference champions (*) and playoff qualifiers (†) are noted. Teams receive three points for a win and one for a tie. 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 2002 season.
Head Coaches: NE—Fernando Clavijo (3rd season, 2-4-1) was fired on May 23, 2002 and replaced on an interim basis by Steve Nicol (10-10-1); Clb—Greg Andrulis (2nd); Chi—Bob Bradley (5th); Met—Octavio Zambrano (3rd); DC—Ray Hudson (1st).
|*Los Angeles Galaxy||16||9||3||51||44||33|
|†San Jose Earthquakes||14||11||3||45||45||35|
|†Kansas City Wizards||9||10||9||36||37||45|
Head Coaches: LA—Sigi Schmid (4th season); SJ—Frank Yallop (2nd); Colo—Tim Hankinson (2nd); Dal—Mike Jeffries (2nd); KC—Bob Gansler (4th).