1996 A-League

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A-League
-1996 Season-
Season 1996
Champions Seattle Sounders
(2nd title)
Premiers Montreal Impact
(2nd title)
Top goalscorer Doug Miller
(18 goals)
1995

Statistics of A-League in season 1996.

Regular season[edit]

  • Win = 3 points
  • Shootout win (SW) = 1 point
  • Loss = 0 points
Place Team GP W SW L GF GA GD Points
1 Montreal Impact 27 17 4 6 40 18 +22 55
2 Colorado Foxes 27 14 2 11 55 33 +22 44
3 Seattle Sounders 27 12 4 11 35 25 +10 40
4 Rochester Rhinos 27 11 3 13 44 42 +2 36
5 Vancouver 86ers 27 10 3 14 38 38 +0 33
6 New York Fever 27 6 3 8 30 40 -10 21
7 Atlanta Ruckus 22 3 0 19 14 60 -46 9

A significant number of postponed matches over the 1996 season by the Atlanta Ruckus, who underwent a change in ownership, ultimately forced the A-League to shorten the other teams' schedules by one match, reducing the total games played from 28 to 27. Atlanta's league position, in last place and already eliminated from the playoff contention, was not affected by the decision announced Sept. 4, 1996. The Ruckus played a total of 22 games.[1]

Each team had their head-to-head schedule with Atlanta shortened by one, maintaining a balanced head-to-head competition against each other. The 1996 regular season ended on September 14 with the top four regular season teams advancing to the playoffs.

Playoffs[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Semifinal 2[edit]

September 19, 1996
7:00 PM MST
Colorado Foxes (CO) 0 – 1 Seattle Sounders (WA)
(Report) Niall Thompson Goal 69'
Mile High Greyhound Park Denver, Colorado
Attendance: 2,134

September 22, 1996
Seattle Sounders (WA) 0 – 2 Colorado Foxes (CO)
Niall Thompson YC 49'
Wade Webber YC 73'
(Report) Goal 31'76' Henrik Fig
YC 32' Chris Sarver
YC 51' Jerome Watson

September 25, 1996
7:00 PM MST
Colorado Foxes (CO) 0 – 3 Seattle Sounders (WA)
Jason Farrell Goal 27'
Niall Thompson Goal 63'70'
Mile High Greyhound Park Denver, Colorado
Attendance: 1,927

Final[edit]

Points leaders[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Goals Assists Points
1 Wolde Harris Colorado Foxes 17 8 42
2 Doug Miller Rochester Rhinos 18 2 38
3 Domenic Mobilio Vancouver 86ers 14 4 32
4 Lenin Steenkamp Atlanta Ruckus 9 5 23
5 Carsten Siersbaek Colorado Foxes 7 8 22
6 Eddy Berdusco Montreal Impact 8 3 19
Lloyd Barker Montreal Impact 6 7 19
8 Jason Farrell Seattle Sounders 6 5 17
9 Mauro Biello Montreal Impact 6 3 15
Walter Boyd Colorado Foxes 5 5 15
Anthony McCreath Colorado Foxes 5 5 15
Hector Marinaro Rochester Rhinos 4 7 15
13 Chance Fry Seattle Sounders 6 2 14
Jorge Acosta New York Fever 5 4 14

Honors[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Pursel, Brad (September 4, 1996). "A-League September Schedule". A-League.