The 1998Major League Soccer season was the 3rd season of the league. Chicago Fire and Miami Fusion FC played their inaugural seasons as the first two MLS expansion teams. Chicago would became the first expansion team to win the MLS Cup and the first to win it in the inaugural year.
MLS Cup Playoffs
Best of Three series winners will advance.
The top four teams in each conference make the playoffs.
Wins (W) are worth 3 points.<br>Shootout Wins (SW) are worth 1 point, and is considered a Win in the standings.<br>Shootout Loss (SL) are worth 0 points, and is considered a Loss in the standings.<br>Loss (L) are worth 0 points.
D.C. United advance 2-0, to the Conference Finals.
Columbus Crew advance 2-0, to the Conference Finals.
Los Angeles Galaxy advance 2-0, to the Conference Finals.
Chicago Fire advance 2-0, to the Conference Finals.