Nashville Metros 1997 Season

UNITED SYSTEM OF INDEPENDENT SOCCER LEAGUES

A-LEAGUE

Central Division

Rank Team Record GF GA Pts
1 New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers 16-12 45 42 42
2 Nashville Metros 17-11 42 34 37
3 Orlando Sundogs 12-16 39 40 36
4 Milwaukee Rampage 14-14 33 36 36
5 Minnesota Thunder 13-15 22 30 35
6 Atlanta Ruckus 23-16 39 48 30

(The United System of Independent Soccer Leagues used a modified scoring system, awarding three points for a win, one point for a shootout win and zero points for a loss.)

 


A-LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Divisional Semifinals
Long Island Rough Riders 1, Rochester Raging Rhinos 0 (Shootout)
Long Island Rough Riders 2, Rochester Raging Rhinos 1 (Shootout)
Long Island Rough Riders advance

Montreal Impact 2, Toronto Lynx 1
Montreal Impact 4, Toronto Lynx 0
Montreal Impact advance

Carolina Dynamo 2, Richmond Kickers 1
Richmond Kickers 4, Carolina Dynamo 1
Carolina Dynamo 1, Richmond Kickers 0 (Shootout)
Carolina Dynamo advance

Charleston Battery 2, Hershey Wildcats 1 (Shootout)
Hershey Wildcats 2, Charleston Battery 1 (Shootout)
Charleston Battery 1, Hershey Wildcats 0 (Shootout)
Charleston Battery advance

New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers 2, Orlando Sundogs 1
New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers 6, Orlando Sundogs 2
New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers advance

Milwaukee Rampage 2, Nashville Metros 1
Milwaukee Rampage 3, Nashville Metros 0
Milwaukee Rampage advance

Seattle Sounders 3, Colorado Foxes 0
Seattle Sounders 2, Colorado Foxes 0
Seattle Sounders advance

Vancouver 86ers 4, California Jaguars 1
Vancouver 86ers 3, California Jaguars 2 (Shootout)
Vancouver 86ers advance

Divisional Finals
Long Island Rough Riders 2, Montreal Impact 1
Montreal Impact 2, Long Island Rough Riders 0
Long Island Rough Riders 1, Montreal Impact 0 (Shootout)
Long Island Rough Riders advance

Charleston Battery 4, Carolina Dynamo 3 (Shootout)
Carolina Dynamo 2, Charleston Battery 1
Carolina Dynamo 1, Charleston Battery 0 (Shootout)
Carolina Dynamo advance

Milwaukee Rampage 2, New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers (Overtime)
Milwaukee Rampage 4, New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers 3
Milwaukee Rampage advance

Vancouver 86ers 3, Seattle Sounders 0
Seattle Sounders 1, Vancouver 86ers 0 (Shootout)
Vancouver 86ers 2, Seattle Sounders 1 (Shootout)
Vancouver 86ers advance

Conference Finals
Carolina Dynamo 2, Long Island Rough Riders 1
Carolina Dynamo 2, Long Island Rough Riders 0
Carolina Dynamo advance

Milwaukee Rampage 3, Vancouver 86ers 1
Vancouver 86ers 1, Milwaukee Rampage 0
Milwaukee Rampage 1, Vancouver 86ers 0 (Shootout)
Milwaukee Rampage advance

Championship
Milwaukee Rampage 2, Carolina Dynamo 1 (Shootout)

 


FULL RESULTS

Preseason Schedule

Date Opponent Result
03.22 Vanderbilt University (in Murfreesboro)
03.22 University of Evansville (in Murfreesboro)
03.26 at Evansville
03.29 at Knoxville Select
04.02 Memphis Select
04.05 Alabama Saints
04.06 University of Memphis
04.12 Lindsey Wilson College

 

Regular Season

Date Opponent Result
04.18 Milwaukee Rampage W, 1-0 (shootout)
04.25 New Orleans Gamblers W, 1-0 (shootout)
04.27 El Paso Patriots L, 0-2
05.03 Minnesota Thunder W, 1-0
05.16 Seattle Sounders L, 0-1
05.25 Vancouver 86ers L, 1-2
05.30 at Orlando Sundogs W, 2-1 (shootout)
05.31 Colorado Foxes L, 1-2
06.07 at Orlando Sundogs L, 0-3
06.13 Atlanta Ruckus W, 2-0
06.14 at Jacksonville Cyclones W, 5-1
06.20 at El Paso Patriots W, 2-1 (shootout)
06.22 at Colorado Foxes L, 1-2
06.27 at Orange County Zodiac W, 4-1
06.29 at California Jaguars L, 1-3
07.04 at Minnesota Thunder W, 1-0 (shootout)
07.06 Orange County Zodiac W, 6-1
07.17 Jacksonville Cyclones W, 5-0
07.19 at Milwaukee Rampage W, 1-0 (shootout)
07.25 Orlando Sundogs W, 1-0 (shootout)
08.03 Charleston Battery W, 1-0
08.06 at Vancouver 86ers L, 0-5
08.08 at Seattle Sounders L, 0-2
08.14 at New Orleans Gamblers L, 3-4 (shootout)
08.16 at New Orleans Gamblers W, 5-1
08.22 at Atlanta Ruckus W, 1-0
08.23 Orlando Sundogs W, 1-0
08.30 California Jaguars L, 0-2

 

Postseason

Date Opponent Result
09.04 Milwaukee Rampage L, 1-2
09.07 Milwaukee Rampage L, 0-3