MetroStars 2002

11 W, 15 L, 2 T

4th, Eastern Conference

Team Leaders
Rodrigo Faria, 12 G
Andy Williams, 13 A
Tim Howard, 1.61 GAA
Tim Howard, 140 SVS

Complete 2002 stats

Octavio Zambrano

Giants Stadium

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March 27 - Clint Mathis scores two goals for the U.S. in a 4-2 international friendly loss to Germany.

May 24 - The largest trade (six players) in league history takes place when the MetroStars acquire forward Mamadou Diallo, midfielder Andy Williams and defender Ted Chronopoulos from the New England Revolution in exchange for forward Diego Serna and midfielders/defenders Daniel Hernandez and Brian Kamler.

June 11 - Clint Mathis scores the lone goal against South Korea to forge a crucial 1-1 tie during a Group D first-round match of the 2002 World Cup.

June 15 - The MetroStars defeat the Los Angeles Galaxy, 5-0, behind four goals from Mamadou Diallo for the biggest victory margin in team history.

Sept. 12 - Tab Ramos plays what turns out to be his final career match at Giants Stadium in a 1-0 loss to D.C. United.

Sept. 21 - MetroStars lose to New England, 3-0, and are denied a playoff berth a day later when the Chicago Fire beat the Columbus Crew.

Oct. 8 - The MetroStars announce that Octavio Zambrano has been relieved of his head coaching duties.

Oct. 14 - MetroStars defender Steve Jolley is named the 2002 United States Soccer Foundation MLS Humanitarian of the Year.

Oct. 19 - MetroStars GK Tim Howard is voted to the MLS 2002 Pepsi Best XI, marking the second straight year he has received the honor. Tab Ramos is also named the recipient of the 2002 Commissioner’s Award.

Oct. 21 - Bob Bradley leaves the Chicago Fire to become the seventh head coach in MetroStars history. In return for the right to sign Bradley from the Fire, the MetroStars send F Rodrigo Faria and a conditional 2004 MLS SuperDraft pick (the MetroStars choice of at least the 12th overall pick or a higher pick) to Chicago as compensation.

Dec. 16 - Scottish legend Mo Johnston, a veteran of 15 years of top-level European club soccer as well as a driving force in leading the Kansas City Wizards to the 2000 MLS Cup championship, is named as an assistant coach by Bob Bradley.

Dec. 23 - In a blockbuster trade with D.C. United, the team acquires defender Eddie Pope, forward Jaime Moreno, and midfielder Richie Williams from D.C. United in exchange for defender Mike Petke, the fifth pick overall in the 2003 SuperDraft, and an allocation.