2006 Major League Soccer season


2006 Major League Soccer season
2006 Major League Soccer season
Season 2006
MLS Cup Houston Dynamo
Supporters' Shield D.C. United
Goals scored 503
Top goalscorer Jeff Cunningham
Real Salt Lake
Goals: 16
Biggest home win NY 6-0 RSL
Biggest away win NY 1-4 DCU
LA 0-3 RSL
DCU 2-5 LA
Highest scoring NY 5-4 CHV
Longest winning run D.C. United
Wins: 6
(06/21 - 07/15)
Longest unbeaten run D.C. United
Wins: 14
(05/13 - 07/22)
Longest losing run K.C. Wizards
Loss: 7
(06/24 - 07/22)
Los Angeles Galaxy
Loss: 7
(05/06 -06/08)
Highest attendance Los Angeles Galaxy
Season: 333,016
Game Avg.: 20,814
Lowest attendance K.C. Wizards
Season: 177,322
Game Avg.: 11,083
Average attendance MLS
Season: 2,976,787
Game Avg.: 15,504

The 2006 Major League Soccer season was the 11th season in league history. It began on April 1, 2006 and ended with MLS Cup 2006 on November 12, 2006 at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas for the second consecutive year in a row.

Contents

Changes from 2005 Season







Final standings

Eastern Conference

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 D.C. United 32 15 7 10 52 38 +14 55
2 New England Revolution 32 12 8 12 39 35 +4 48
3 Chicago Fire 32 13 11 8 43 41 +2 47
4 New York Red Bulls 32 9 11 12 41 41 0 39
5 Kansas City Wizards 32 10 14 8 43 45 -2 38
6 Columbus Crew 32 8 15 9 30 42 -12 33


Western Conference

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 FC Dallas 32 16 12 4 48 44 +4 52
2 Houston Dynamo 32 11 8 13 44 40 +4 46
3 C.D. Chivas USA 32 10 9 13 45 42 +3 43
4 Colorado Rapids 32 11 13 8 36 49 -13 41
5 Los Angeles Galaxy 32 11 15 6 37 37 0 39
6 Real Salt Lake 32 10 13 9 45 49 -4 39

Purple indicates Supporters' Shield
Yellow indicates Supporters' Shield Runners-up
Green indicates playoff berth clinched



MLS Cup Playoffs

  Conference Semifinals Conference Finals MLS Cup 2006
                                       
  1  D.C. United 1 1 2  
4  New York Red Bulls 0 1 1  
  1  D.C. United     0  
Eastern Conference
  2  New England Revolution     1  
3  Chicago Fire 1 1 2
  2  New England Revolution (wins 4-2 in PK's)* 0 2* 2  
    E  New England Revolution     1
  W  Houston Dynamo (wins 4-3 in PK's)     1
  1  FC Dallas 2 2 4  
4  Colorado Rapids (wins 5-4 in PK's)* 1 3* 4  
  4  Colorado Rapids     1
Western Conference
  2  Houston Dynamo     3  
3  Chivas USA 2 0 2
  2  Houston Dynamo 1 2 3  




Conference Semifinals

October 21, 2006
D.C. United 1–0 New York Red Bulls Giants Stadium
East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance: 8,630
Referee: Michael Kennedy
Gómez Booked in the 73rd minute 73'
Namoff Booked in the 75th minute 75'
Gómez Goal 77'
Report Mendes Booked in the 76th minute 76'
Guevara Booked in the 90+2th minute 90+2'


October 29, 2006
New York Red Bulls 1–1 D.C. United RFK Stadium
Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 21,455
Referee: Tim Weyland
Stammler Booked in the 11th minute 11'
Altidore Goal 70'
Report Adu Booked in the 73rd minute 73'
Gómez Goal 86'

D.C. United advance 2-1 on aggregate.



October 22, 2006
New England Revolution 0–1 Chicago Fire Toyota Park
Bridgeview, Illinois
Attendance: 10,217
Referee: Tim Weyland
Heaps Booked in the 34th minute 34'
John Booked in the 37th minute 37'
Joseph Booked in the 57th minute 57'
Report Herron Booked in the 16th minute 16'
Mapp Goal 35'
Robinson Booked in the 61st minute 61'


October 28, 2006
Chicago Fire 1–2 (AET) New England Revolution Gillette Stadium
Foxborough, Massachusetts
Attendance: 9,372
Referee: Jair Marrufo
Jaqua Goal 18'
Segares Booked in the 31st minute 31'
Robinson Booked in the 65th minute 65'
Jaqua Booked in the 116th minute 116'
(Report) Larentowicz Booked in the 10th minute 10'
Hernandez Booked in the 14th minute 14'
Twellman Goal 41'
Noonan Goal 58'
  Penalties  
Thiago Missed (saved)
Gutierrez Scored
Herron Scored
Guerrero Missed (saved)
2–4 Scored Cancela
Scored Reis
Scored Noonan
Scored Twellman

New England Revolution advance 4-2 on penalties (2-2 aggregate after extra time).



October 21, 2006
FC Dallas 2–1 Colorado Rapids INVESCO Field
Denver, Colorado
Attendance: 4,176
Referee: Hilario Grajeda
Ruíz Goal 15'
Thompson Goal 55'
Ruíz Booked in the 90th minute 90'
Report Cooke Goal 23'
Gargan Booked in the 57th minute 57'
Beckerman Booked in the 86th minute 86'
Martins Red card 88'


October 28, 2006
Colorado Rapids 3–2 (AET) FC Dallas Pizza Hut Park
Frisco, Texas
Attendance: 15,486
Referee: Abiodun Okulaja
Mastroeni Booked in the 26th minute 26'
Winger Booked in the 53rd minute 53'
Hernández Goal 57'
Hernández Goal 83'
Noel Booked in the 101st minute 101'
Mathis Goal 114'
Report Gbandi Red card 29'
Ruíz Goal 48'
Goodson Goal 92'
Saragosa Booked in the 112th minute 112'
  Penalties  
Mathis Scored
Hernández Scored
Kirovski Scored
Beckerman Scored
Karanka Missed (saved)
Mastroeni Scored
5–4 Scored Ruíz
Scored O'Brien
Scored Mulrooney
Missed (saved) Vanney
Scored Valakari
Missed (saved) Sala

Colorado Rapids advance 5-4 on penalties (4-4 aggregate after extra time).



October 22, 2006
Houston Dynamo 1–2 C.D. Chivas USA Home Depot Center
Carson, California
Attendance: 15,110
Referee: Jorge Gonzalez
Onstad Booked in the 45+1th minute 45+1'
Ching Goal 75'
Report Mendoza Booked in the 38th minute 38'
Razov Goal 45'
Palencia Goal 68'


October 29, 2006
C.D. Chivas USA 0–2 Houston Dynamo Robertson Stadium
Houston, Texas
Attendance: 17,440
Referee: Michael Kennedy
Vaughn Booked in the 55th minute 55'
Palencia Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 57', 58'
Regan Booked in the 63rd minute 63'
Garcia Booked in the 64th minute 64'
Report Clark Booked in the 59th minute 59'
Davis Goal 64' (pen.)
Serioux Booked in the 67th minute 67'
Ching Goal 90+3'

Houston Dynamo advance 3-2 on aggregate.



Conference finals

November 5, 2006
New England Revolution 1–0 D.C. United RFK Stadium
Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 19,552
Referee: Kevin Scott
Dorman Booked in the 2nd minute 2'
Twellman Goal 4'
Report

New England Revolution advances 1-0 in single elimination.



November 5, 2006
Colorado Rapids 1–3 Houston Dynamo Robertson Stadium
Houston, Texas
Attendance: 23,107
Referee: Brian Hall
Kirovski Goal 4'
Mathis Booked in the 17th minute 17'
Report Dalglish Goal 10'
Clark Booked in the 17th minute 17'
Dalglish Goal 21'
Mullan Goal 71'

Houston Dynamo advances 3-1 in single elimination.



MLS Cup 2006

November 12, 2006
Houston Dynamo 1–1 (AET) New England Revolution Pizza Hut Park
Frisco, Texas
Attendance: 22,427
Referee: Jair Marrufo
Davis Booked in the 23rd minute 23'
Cochrane Booked in the 99th minute 99'
Waibel Booked in the 103rd minute 103'
Ching Goal 114'
(Report) Franchino Booked in the 16th minute 16'
Twellman Goal 113'
  Penalties  
Gray Scored
Holden Scored
De Rosario Scored
Davis Missed
Ching Scored
4–3 Scored Joseph
Scored Reis
Missed Noonan
Scored Twellman
Missed Heaps

The Houston Dynamo win MLS Cup 4-3 on penalties.

Team Awards


International Competition

CONCACAF Champions' Cup
United States Los Angeles Galaxy
Lost Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa in quarterfinals.

United States New England Revolution
Lost Costa Rica LD Alajuelense in quarterfinals.



Individual Awards

Award Player Club
Most Valuable Player Argentina Christian Gómez D.C. United
Golden Boot Jamaica Jeff Cunningham (16) points Real Salt Lake
Defender of the Year United States Bobby Boswell D.C. United
Goalkeeper of the Year United States Troy Perkins D.C. United
Rookie of the Year United States Jonathan Bornstein C.D. Chivas USA
Coach of the Year United States Bob Bradley C.D. Chivas USA
Comeback Player of the Year United States Richard Mulrooney FC Dallas
Goal of the Year United States Brian Ching Houston Dynamo
Fair Play Award United States Chris Klein Real Salt Lake
Humanitarian of the Year United States Michael Parkhurst New England Revolution




Top Goal Scorers

Position Player Club Goals
1 Jamaica Jeff Cunningham Real Salt Lake 16
2 Argentina Christian Gómez D.C. United 14
United States Ante Razov C.D. Chivas USA 14
3 Guatemala Carlos Ruíz FC Dallas 13
4 United States Landon Donovan Los Angeles Galaxy 12
5 Bolivia Jaime Moreno D.C. United 11
Canada Dwayne De Rosario Houston Dynamo 11
United States Taylor Twellman New England Revolution 11
United States Kenny Cooper FC Dallas 11
United States Brian Ching Houston Dynamo 11



Goal-Scoring Totals

Club Overall
Record
Goals
For
Goals
For Avg.
Goals
Against
Goals
Against Avg.
D.C. United 15-7-10 52 1.63 (1st) 38 1.19 (3rd)
FC Dallas 16-12-4 48 1.50 (2nd) 44 1.38 (9th)
C.D. Chivas USA 10-9-13 45 1.41 (3rd) 42 1.31 (7th)
Real Salt Lake 10-13-9 45 1.41 (4th) 49 1.53 (11th)
Houston Dynamo 11-8-13 44 1.38 (5th) 40 1.25 (4th)
Chicago Fire 13-11-8 43 1.34 (6th) 41 1.28 (5th)
Kansas City Wizards 10-14-8 43 1.34 (7th) 45 1.41 (10th)
New York Red Bulls 9-11-12 41 1.28 (8th) 41 1.28 (5th)
New England Revolution 12-8-12 39 1.22 (9th) 35 1.09 (1st)
Los Angeles Galaxy 11-15-6 37 1.16 (10th) 37 1.16 (2nd)
Colorado Rapids 11-13-8 36 1013 (11th) 49 1.53 (11th)
Columbus Crew 8-15-9 30 0.94 (12th) 42 1.31 (7th)
Overall Totals 503 2.62




Team Attendance Totals

Club Stadium Games Season Game Avg.
Chicago Fire Toyota Park 16 225,775 14,111
CD Chivas USA Home Depot Center 16 317,432 19,840
Colorado Rapids INVESCO Field 16 192,894 12,056
Columbus Crew Columbus Crew Stadium 16 212,699 13,294
New York Red Bulls Giants Stadium 16 233,112 14,570
Kansas City Wizards Arrowhead Stadium 16 177,322 11,083
D.C. United Robert F. Kennedy Stadium 16 291,442 18,215
New England Revolution Gillette Stadium 16 188,569 11,786
Los Angeles Galaxy Home Depot Center 16 333,016 20,814
Houston Dynamo Robertson Stadium 16 302,957 18,935
FC Dallas Pizza Hut Park 16 239,714 14,982
Real Salt Lake Rice-Eccles Stadium 16 261,855 16,366
MLS Totals 192 2,976,787 15,504




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