2006 in American soccer

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The 2006 season was the 94th year of competitive soccer in the United States.

National team[edit]

Men[edit]

Senior[edit]

Wins Losses Draws
6 4 3

The home team or the team that is designated as the home team is listed in the left column; the away team is in the right column.

      Win       Draw       Loss

Women[edit]

Senior[edit]

Wins Losses Draws
18 0 4
Four Nations Tournament[edit]
Algarve Cup[edit]
International Friendlies[edit]
Peace Queen Cup[edit]
Gold Cup[edit]

Major League Soccer[edit]

Tables[edit]

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

Eastern Conference[edit]

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[edit]

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

Playoffs[edit]

  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 (a.e.t., p.s.o.) 0 2 2  
    E  New England Revolution     1
  W  Houston Dynamo (a.e.t., p.s.o.)     1
  1  FC Dallas 2 2 4  
4  Colorado Rapids (a.e.t., p.s.o.) 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  

MLS Cup[edit]

USL Division 1[edit]

Table[edit]

      Commissioner's Cup, bye to semifinal round of playoffs
      Bye to semifinal round of playoffs
      First round of playoffs

Pos Club Pts Pld W L T GF GA GD H2H Pts
1 Montreal Impact 51 28 14 5 9 31 15 +16
2 Rochester Raging Rhinos 50 28 13 4 11 34 21 +13
3 Charleston Battery 46 28 13 8 7 33 25 +8 CHA: 4 pts
VAN: 1 pt
4 Vancouver Whitecaps 46 28 12 6 10 40 28 +12
5 Miami FC 39 28 11 11 6 47 44 +3
6 Puerto Rico Islanders 38 28 10 10 8 38 36 +2
7 Seattle Sounders 37 28 11 13 4 42 48 −6
8 Atlanta Silverbacks 35 28 10 13 5 36 42 −6
9 Virginia Beach Mariners 32 28 8 12 8 26 37 −11 VAB: 7 pts
TOR: 4 pts
10 Toronto Lynx 32 28 8 12 8 30 36 −6
11 Portland Timbers 27 28 7 15 6 25 39 −14 POR: 9 pts
MIN: 3 pts
12 Minnesota Thunder 27 28 7 15 6 34 45 −11

Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals and Semifinals 2-game aggregate
Higher seeded team hosted first game

  • Exception: Montreal hosted second game vs Vancouver
  First Round     Semifinals     Final
                                   
      1  Montreal Impact 0 0 0  
  4  Vancouver Whitecaps 4 2 6     4  Vancouver Whitecaps (aet) 0 2 2    
  5  Miami FC 1 0 1         2  Rochester Raging Rhinos 0
      4  Vancouver Whitecaps 3
      2  Rochester Raging Rhinos 1 0 1    
  3  Charleston Battery 2 1 3     3  Charleston Battery 0 0 0  
  6  Puerto Rico Islanders 2 0 2  

Final[edit]

USL Second Division[edit]

Table[edit]

Purple indicates regular season champion
Green indicates playoff berth clinched

Place Team P W L T GF GA GD Points
1 Richmond Kickers 20 13 3 4 50 20 +30 43
2 Charlotte Eagles 20 8 4 8 29 27 +2 32
3 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 20 8 6 6 27 20 +7 30
4 Cincinnati Kings 20 9 8 3 28 27 +1 30
5 New Hampshire Phantoms 20 9 10 1 27 43 -16 271
6 Western Mass Pioneers 20 8 9 3 31 28 +3 27
7 Harrisburg City Islanders 20 8 9 3 34 35 -1 27
8 Wilmington Hammerheads 20 4 9 7 30 31 -1 19
9 Long Island Rough Riders 20 3 12 5 15 40 -25 14

1New Hampshire was penalized 1 point for use of an ineligible player in a game.

Playoffs[edit]

  Semifinals Finals
                     
1  Richmond Kickers 2 0 2  
4  Cincinnati Kings 1 0 1  
    1  Richmond Kickers 2
  2  Charlotte Eagles 1
3  Pittsburgh Riverhounds 0 1 1
2  Charlotte Eagles 4 2 6  

Final[edit]

Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Home teams listed on top of bracket

Third Round
July 12
Fourth Round
August 2
Quarterfinals
August 23
Semifinals
September 6
Finals
September 27
                             
 
 
MLS Chicago 2
MLS Kansas City 0
MLS Kansas City 2
PDL Des Moines 1
MLS Chicago 2
MLS New England 1
USL1 Rochester 5
USL2 New Hampshire 1
USL1 Rochester 0 (4)
MLS New England (AET, PSO) 0 (5)
 
 
MLS Chicago 3
MLS D.C. United 0
 
 
MLS D.C. United (AET) 2
MLS Columbus 1
PDL Michigan 1
MLS Columbus 4
MLS D.C. United 3
MLS New York 1
USL2 Wilmington 2
USL1 Atlanta 1
USL2 Wilmington 1
MLS New York 2
 
 
MLS Chicago 3
MLS Los Angeles 1
 
 
MLS Los Angeles 2
USASA Roma FC 0
MLS Chivas USA 0 (2)
USASA Roma FC (AET, PSO) 0 (4)
MLS Los Angeles (AET) 3
MLS Colorado 1
MLS Real Salt Lake (AET) 2
USL1 Virginia Beach 1
MLS Real Salt Lake 0
MLS Colorado 1
 
 
MLS Los Angeles 3
MLS Houston 1
 
 
MLS Houston 4
PDL Carolina 2
PDL Carolina (AET) 3
USL1 Seattle 2
MLS Houston 3
MLS FC Dallas 0
USL1 Charleston 3
USL1 Portland 1
USL1 Charleston 3 (3)
MLS FC Dallas (AET, PSO) 3 (5)
 
 

Final[edit]

September 27
20:00 UTC−05
Los Angeles Galaxy 1 – 3 Chicago Fire
Gordon Goal 51' (Report) Jaqua Goal 10'
Herron Goal 16'
Thiago Goal 88'
Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Illinois
Attendance: 8,185
Referee: Terry Vaughn

American clubs in international competitions[edit]

Club Competition Final round
Los Angeles Galaxy 2006 CONCACAF Champions' Cup Quarterfinals
New England Revolution 2006 CONCACAF Champions' Cup Quarterfinals

Los Angeles Galaxy[edit]

New England Revolution[edit]

References[edit]