History

MetroStars 1998

Record
15 W, 17 L

Result
3rd, Eastern Conference

Team Leaders
Giovanni Savarese, 14 G
Eduardo Hurtado, 14 A
Tony Meola, 2.00 GAA
Tony Meola, 164 SVS

Complete 1998 stats

Coach
Alfonso Mondelo, Bora Milutinovic

Stadium
Giants Stadium

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Jan. 14 - Alfonso Mondelo, formerly the head coach of the Long Island Rough Riders, is introduced as the fourth head coach in MetroStars history.

Feb. 1 - The MetroStars make defender Mike Petke their top selection (eighth overall) of the MLS College Draft.

Feb. 2 - The MetroStars are assigned 18-year-old goalkeeper Tim Howard as a Project-40 player.

Feb. 4 - The MetroStars acquire U.S. National Team defender Alexi Lalas from the New England Revolution in the first three-team trade in MLS history.

March 5 - While in Italy for preseason training, the MetroStars drop a 3-1 decision to Roberto Donadoni and A.C. Milan. Jim Rooney scores the lone Metro goal.

June 15 - Tab Ramos becomes the first MetroStar to play in the World Cup, in the USA’s 2-0 loss to Germany. He will soon be joined by Chilean Marcelo Vega.

Sept. 21 - Following a six-game losing streak, Alfonso Mondelo is relieved of his coaching duties and is replaced by former U.S. and Mexico coach Bora Milutinovic.

Oct. 3 - MetroStars drop the second game of the playoffs to the Columbus Crew, 2-1 in the shootout, to end the season.