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1996 Major League Soccer season
Season 1996
MLS Cup D.C. United
Supporters' Shield Tampa Bay Mutiny
1997

The 1996 Major League Soccer season was the inaugural season of the league.

Contents

Final standings

Place Eastern Conference P W (so) L (so) F A GD Points
1 Tampa Bay Mutiny 32 20 (1) 12 (3) 66 51 +15 58
2 D.C. United 32 16 (1) 16 (3) 62 56 +6 46
3 NY/NJ MetroStars 32 15 (3) 17 (2) 45 47 -2 39
4 Columbus Crew 32 15 (4) 17 (5) 59 60 -1 37
5 New England Revolution 32 15 (6) 17 (2) 43 56 -13 33
Place Western Conference P W (so) L (so) F A GD Points
1 Los Angeles Galaxy 32 19 (4) 13 (4) 59 49 +10 49
2 Dallas Burn 32 17 (5) 15 (3) 50 48 +2 41
3 Kansas City Wiz 32 17 (5) 15 (2) 61 63 -2 41
4 San Jose Clash 32 15 (3) 17 (6) 50 50 0 39
5 Colorado Rapids 32 11 (2) 21 (4) 44 59 -15 29

Playoffs

Conference Semifinals

September 24, 1996
NY/NJ MetroStars 2 – 2
6–5 (SO)
D.C. United Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance: 14,416
Referee: Esse Baharmast
De Avila Goal 38'
Savarese Goal 75'
Diaz Arce Goal 24'
Moreno Goal 56'
September 27, 1996
D.C. United 1 – 0 NY/NJ MetroStars RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 21,442
Referee: Paul Tamberino
Etcheverry Goal 72'
October 2, 1996
D.C. United 2 – 1 NY/NJ MetroStars RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 20,423
Referee: Brian Hall
Rammel Goal 67'
Diaz Arce (pen.) Goal 89'
De Avila Goal 86'

September 25, 1996
Columbus Crew 0 – 2 Tampa Bay Mutiny Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
Attendance: 20,807
Referee: Brian Hall
Lassiter Goal 82'
Lassiter Goal 87'
September 28, 1996
Tampa Bay Mutiny 1 – 2 Columbus Crew Houlihan's Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Attendance: 13,009
Referee: Rich Grady
Lassiter Goal 26' Paz Goal 1'
McBride Goal 58'
October 2, 1996
Tampa Bay Mutiny 4 – 1 Columbus Crew Houlihan's Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Attendance: 6,871
Referee: Tim Weyland
Vasquez Goal 3'
Lassiter Goal 41'
Pittman Goal 55'
Lassiter Goal 58'
McBride Goal 35'

September 26, 1996
Kansas City Wiz 3 – 2 Dallas Burn Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Attendance: 4,466
Referee: Tim Weyland
Johnston Goal 16'
McKeon Goal 79'
Preki Goal 89'
Elliott Goal 21'
Ashton Goal 25'
September 29, 1996
Dallas Burn 2 – 1 Kansas City Wiz Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas
Attendance: 10,125
Kreis Goal 5'
Washington Goal 32'
Preki Goal 30'
October 2, 1996
Dallas Burn 2 – 3
2 – 3 (SO)
Kansas City Wiz Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas
Attendance: 9,802
Referee: Rich Grady
Sanchez Goal 27'
Elliott Goal 66'
Chung Goal 41'
Takawira Goal 62'

September 26, 1996
San Jose Clash 1 – 0 Los Angeles Galaxy Spartan Stadium, San Jose, California
Attendance: 17,209
Referee: Kevin Stott
Ianni Goal 36'
September 29, 1996
Los Angeles Galaxy 2 – 0 San Jose Clash Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Attendance: 27,833
Referee: Joshua Patlak
Fraser Goal 84'
Hurtado Goal 90'
October 2, 1996
Los Angeles Galaxy 2 – 0 San Jose Clash Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Attendance: 30,231
Referee: Esse Baharmast
Hurtado Goal 31'
Cienfuegos (pen.) Goal 36'

Conference finals

October 10, 1996
D.C. United 4 – 1 Tampa Bay Mutiny RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 23,566
Referee: Kevin Stott
Diaz Arce Goal 36'
Rammel Goal 54'
Diaz Arce Goal 58'
Diaz Arce Goal 60'
Lassiter Goal 42'
October 12, 1996
Tampa Bay Mutiny 1 – 2 D.C. United Houlihan's Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Attendance: 9,339
Referee: Rich Grady
Ralston Goal 14' Williams Goal 49'
Diaz Arce Goal 82'

October 10, 1996
Los Angeles Galaxy 2 – 1 Kansas City Wiz Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Attendance: 25,212
Referee: Brian Hall
Armas Goal 48'
Vanney Goal 57'
Preki Goal 52'
October 13, 1996
Kansas City Wiz 1 – 2
1 – 3 (SO)
Los Angeles Galaxy Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Attendance: 11,041
Referee: Zimmerman Boulos
Preki Goal 69' Vanney Goal 76'

MLS Cup '96

October 20, 1996
Los Angeles Galaxy 2 – 3 D.C. United Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
Attendance: 34,643
Referee: Esse Baharmast
Hurtado Goal 5'
Armas Goal 56'
Sanneh Goal 72'
Medved Goal 81'
Pope Goal 94'

Player of the Week

Week Player of the Week Team
Week 1 United States Eric Wynalda San Jose Clash
Week 2 United States Brian McBride Columbus Crew
Week 3 United States Marcelo Balboa Colorado Rapids
Week 4 United States Bo Oshoniyi Columbus Crew
Week 5 Venezuela Giovanni Savarese MetroStars
Week 6 United States Brian McBride Columbus Crew
Week 7 Mexico Jorge Campos Los Angeles Galaxy
Week 8 United States Preki Kansas City Wiz
Week 9 United States John Doyle San Jose Clash
Week 10 Ecuador Eduardo Hurtado Los Angeles Galaxy
Week 11 United States Mark Dodd Dallas Burn
Week 12 United States Mark Chung Kansas City Wiz
Week 13 United States Tony Meola MetroStars
Week 14 El Salvador Raul Diaz Arce D.C. United
Week 15 United States Paul Bravo San Jose Clash
Week 16 United States Cobi Jones Los Angeles Galaxy
Week 17 United States Joe-Max Moore New England Revolution
Week 18 United States Tony Meola MetroStars
Week 19 Uruguay Adrian Paz Columbus Crew
Week 20 Bolivia Marco Etcheverry D.C. United
Week 21 United States Brad Friedel Columbus Crew
Week 22 United States Brian Maisonneuve Columbus Crew
Week 23 Canada Frank Yallop Tampa Bay Mutiny
Week 24 United States Brad Friedel Columbus Crew

Player of the Month

Month Player of the Month Team
April El Salvador Mauricio Cienfuegos Los Angeles Galaxy
May Colombia Carlos Valderrama Tampa Bay Mutiny
June Ecuador Eduardo Hurtado Los Angeles Galaxy
July United States Jason Kreis Dallas Burn
August Bolivia Marco Etcheverry D.C. United
September United States Brad Friedel Columbus Crew

Team Awards

Individual awards


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