1996 Kansas City Wiz season

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Kansas City Wiz
1996 season
Manager Ron Newman
Major League Soccer West: 3rd
Overall: 5th
USOC Quarterfinals
Playoffs Conference Finals
Top goalscorer League: Preki (18)
All: Preki (22)
Average home league attendance 12,878
Home colors
Away colors

The 1996 Kansas City Wiz season was the first in team and MLS history. Played at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.The Wizards were at first named the Wiz and played under that name through 1996 before having it changed for the 1997 season. MLS did not allow matches to end in ties in 1996 and thus Shootouts were used to decide draws, the stats that follow do not include shootout goals scored and the teams actually point total in the regular season was 41 even though it is shown below as 51. Shootout win= 1 point, Shootout loss= 0 points.

Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
0 United States GK Mike Ammann
1 Canada GK Pat Harrington
2 United States DF Tommy Reasoner
3 England FW Paul Wright
4 United States MF Scott Uderitz
5 United States MF David Moxom
6 United States DF Sean Bowers
7 Liberia FW Nyanforth Peters
8 United States FW Eric Eichmann
9 Jamaica FW Peter Isaacs
10 United States MF Mike Sorber
11 United States MF Preki
12 Zimbabwe FW Vitalis Takawira
No. Position Player
13 United States MF Mark Chung
14 United States FW Frank Klopas
15 Cameroon DF Samuel Ekeme
16 United States MF Diego Gutierrez
17 United States MF Kevin Koetters
18 United States MF Billy Baumhoff
18 United States MF Yari Allnut
19 Liberia DF Dionysius Sebwe
20 Nigeria DF Uche Okafor
21 United States MF Matt McKeon
22 United States GK Chris Snitko
23 United States FW Alan Prampin
25 United States GK Garth Lagerwey
26 Scotland FW Mo Johnston

Competitions[edit]

Major League Soccer[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
32 17 0 15 61 63 −2 51 11 0 5 40 28 +12 6 0 10 21 35 −14

Last updated: 1996.
Source: Major League Soccer

Date Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
April 13, 1996 Colorado Rapids H 3–0 Takawira 2
Klopas
April 18, 1996 Dallas Burn A 0–3
April 21, 1996 San Jose Clash A 2–2 (W) Okafor
Prampin
May 2, 1996 Columbus Crew H 6–4 Chung
Johnston 2
Preki 2
Sorber
May 5, 1996 Colorado Rapids A 0–4
May 8, 1996 Tampa Bay Mutiny A 0–2
May 11, 1996 Dallas Burn H 2–3 Preki 2
May 19, 1996 Los Angeles Galaxy A 0–2
May 22, 1996 NY/NJ MetroStars H 2–1 Prampin
Preki
May 29, 1996 San Jose Clash A 1–2 Allnut
June 1, 1996 New England Revolution H 2–1 Preki
Johnston
June 5, 1996 Tampa Bay Mutiny H 1–3 Preki
June 8, 1996 Columbus Crew A 3–3 (W) Takawira
Uderitz
Preki
June 15, 1996 New England Revolution A 1–1 (L) Preki
June 20, 1996 DC United H 5–1 Preki
Takawira 2
Chung
Sorber
June 26, 1996 NY/NJ MetroStars A 0–2
June 29, 1996 Dallas Burn A 1–0 Sorber
July 6, 1996 Los Angeles Galaxy H 3–1 Uderitz
Preki
Takawira
July 10, 1996 Colorado Rapids H 2–0 Klopas
Okafor
July 18, 1996 Tampa Bay Mutiny A 2–3 Johnston
Prampin
July 20, 1996 Dallas Burn H 1–2 Preki
July 27, 1996 New England Revolution H 4–2 Takawira 2
Chung
Preki
July 31, 1996 DC United A 3–2 Own goal
Preki
Chung
August 4, 1996 DC United A 4–2 Chung 2
Takawira 2
August 7, 1996 Colorado Rapids A 2–4 Preki
Sorber
August 11, 1996 Los Angeles Galaxy H 2–2 (W) Preki
Chung
August 15, 1996 San Jose Clash H 4–1 Johnston
Preki
Takawira 2
August 21, 1996 Los Angeles Galaxy A 1–1 (W) Chung
August 24, 1996 Columbus Crew A 1–2 Johnston
September 1, 1996 NY/NJ MetroStars H 2–2 (W) Own goal
Takawira
September 7, 1996 Columbus Crew H 1–5 Preki
September 21, 1996 San Jose Clash H 0–0 (L)

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
September 15, 1996 Quarterfinals Colorado Rapids H 2–3 Bowers
Takawira

MLS Cup Playoffs[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
September 23, 1996 Conference Semi-Finals Dallas Burn H 3–2 Johnston
McKeon
Preki
September 29, 1996 Conference Semi-Finals Dallas Burn A 1–2 Preki
October 2, 1996 Conference Semi-Finals Dallas Burn A 2–2 (W) Chung
Takawira
October 10, 1996 Conference Finals Los Angeles Galaxy A 1–2 Preki
October 13, 1996 Conference Finals Los Angeles Galaxy H 1–1 (L) Preki

Squad statistics[edit]

No. Pos. Name MLS USOC Playoffs Total Minutes Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals League Total Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
11 MF United States Preki 32 18 1 0 5 4 38 22 2880 3420 0 0
13 MF United States Mark Chung 32 8 1 0 5 1 38 9 2847 3386 0 0
6 DF United States Sean Bowers 31 0 1 0 5 1 37 1 2769 3309 0 0
26 FW Scotland Mo Johnston 29 6 1 0 5 1 35 7 2573 3113 0 0
20 DF Nigeria Uche Okafor 30 2 1 0 4 0 35 2 2593 2880 0 0
12 FW Zimbabwe Vitalis Takawira 28 13 1 1 5 1 34 15 2233 2762 0 0
16 MF United States Diego Gutierrez 28 0 1 0 5 0 34 0 2069 2609 0 0
4 MF United States Scott Uderitz 28 2 0 0 5 0 33 2 2115 2546 0 0
10 MF United States Mike Sorber 23 4 1 0 5 0 29 4 1960 2429 0 0
25 GK United States Garth Lagerwey 23 0 0 0 5 0 28 0 1959 2409 0 0
14 FW United States Frank Klopas 22 2 1 0 3 0 26 2 1235 1316 0 0
15 DF Cameroon Samuel Ekeme 23 0 0 0 2 0 25 0 1693 1723 0 0
4 FW England Paul Wright 17 0 1 0 5 0 23 0 690 1125 0 0
21 MF United States Matt McKeon 12 0 1 0 5 1 18 1 823 1189 0 0
17 MF United States Kevin Koetters 15 0 1 0 0 0 16 0 744 768 0 0
23 FW United States Alan Prampin 15 3 1 0 0 0 16 3 337 386 0 0
8 FW United States Eric Eichmann 15 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 480 480 0 0
2 DF United States Tommy Reasoner 13 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 645 645 0 0
1 GK Canada Pat Harrington 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 630 630 0 0
0 GK United States Mike Ammann 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 291 336 0 0
22 GK United States Chris Snitko 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 45 45 0 0
18 MF United States Yari Allnut 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 45 45 0 0

Final Statistics


Kits[edit]

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