2006 Major League Lacrosse season

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The 2006 Major League Lacrosse season was the sixth season of the league. The season began on May 20 and concluded with the championship game on August 27, 2006.

General information[edit]

The season marked the first expansion teams in the MLL. Chicago Machine, Denver Outlaws, Los Angeles Riptide and San Francisco Dragons made up the new Western Conference. The original six teams formed the Eastern Conference.

New Jersey moved its home games to Yurcak Field and Rochester moved its home games to PAETEC Park.

On April 21, MLL announced a trade involving six teams and 24 players and draft picks. MLL believes it to be the largest trade in sports history.

The June 29 game between Boston at Philadelphia was called with 13:00 remaining in the fourth quarter due to a lightning storm. Boston won the game 16-5.

The Chicago Machine became the first MLL team to go a whole season without a victory after losing in overtime to San Francisco on August 12.

Regular season[edit]

W = Wins, L = Losses, PTS = Points, PCT = Winning Percentage, GF = Goals For, 2ptGF = 2 point Goals For, GA = Goals Against, 2ptGA = 2 point Goals Against

Qualified for playoffs
Eastern Conference
Team W L PTS PCT GF 2ptGF GA 2ptGA
Philadelphia Barrage 10 2 20 .833 172 7 136 3
Boston Cannons 8 4 16 .667 177 11 162 10
New Jersey Pride 5 7 10 .417 169 12 166 15
Long Island Lizards 5 7 10 .417 147 12 139 9
Rochester Rattlers 5 7 10 .417 152 10 159 10
Baltimore Bayhawks 4 8 8 .333 156 10 197 14
Western Conference
Team W L PTS PCT GF 2ptGF GA 2ptGA
Denver Outlaws 10 2 20 .833 197 22 148 14
San Francisco Dragons 7 5 14 .583 179 13 170 12
Los Angeles Riptide 6 6 12 .500 148 8 150 10
Chicago Machine 0 12 0 .000 126 8 196 16


New Jersey finished 3rd in the East based on overall conference record (5-5) versus (4-6) for both Long Island and Rochester. Long Island finished 4th based on total points scored margin in games against Rochester (+10).

All Star Game[edit]

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July 6, 2006

Playoffs[edit]

Semi Finals August 25 @The Home Depot Center, Carson, California
Denver 23-14 San Francisco
Philadelphia 17-12 Boston

Championship August 27@The Home Depot Center, Carson, California
Philadelphia 23-12 Denver

Bracket[edit]

Semifinal Steinfeld Cup Final
           
1 Philadelphia 17
2 Boston 12
1 Philadelphia 23
3 Denver 12
3 Denver 23
4 San Francisco 14

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Team
MVP Award Ryan Powell San Francisco
Rookie of the Year Award Matt Ward Baltimore
Coach of the Year Award Tony Resch Philadelphia
Defensive player of the Year Award Brodie Merrill Rochester
Offensive player of the Year Award Ryan Powell San Francisco
Goaltender of the Year Award Brian Dougherty Philadelphia
Sportsman of the Year Award Michael Culver Chicago
Most Improved Player of the Year Award Johnny Christmas Boston
Eastern Conference Western Conference
Baltimore Chicago
Boston Denver
Long Island Los Angeles
New Jersey San Francisco
Philadelphia
Rochester