2006 Real Salt Lake season

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Real Salt Lake
2006 season
Owner United States SCP Worldwide
Head Coach United States John Ellinger
Major League Soccer 10th
Average home league attendance 16,366
Home colors
Away colors

The 2006 Real Salt Lake season was the second season of the team's existence. The team has some improvement over the previous season. However, despite mixed results on the field, RSL scored a huge victory off the field in 2006. After much controversy and debate, the franchise finally secured a guarantee for a state-of-the-art, soccer-specific stadium to be built in Sandy – a suburb of Salt Lake City. The team broke ground for the structure on the morning of August 12, with representatives from soccer giant Real Madrid present. That evening, RSL faced its namesake in front of a sellout crowd of 45,511 fans at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Salt Lake made a good showing, but Real Madrid won the exhibition match, 2-0.

Squad[edit]

2006 roster[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Scott Garlick
2 United States DF Nelson Akwari
3 United States DF Carey Talley
5 Costa Rica DF Daniel Torres
7 Canada MF Andy Williams
8 United States DF Joey Worthen
9 United States MF Jason Kreis
10 Morocco MF Mehdi Ballouchy
11 United States DF Chris Brown
13 Saint Kitts and Nevis FW Atiba Harris
15 United States MF Kenny Cutler
16 Liberia DF Willis Forko
No. Position Player
17 United States MF Chris Klein
18 United States GK Jay Nolly
19 United States DF Kevin Novak
20 United States MF Nikolas Besagno
21 United States MF Christian Jimenez
22 United States FW Jamie Watson
23 United States DF Eddie Pope
25 Costa Rica MF Jafet Soto
27 Costa Rica DF Douglas Sequeira
31 United States DF Jack Stewart
74 Jamaica FW Jeff Cunningham

Competitions[edit]

Major League Soccer[edit]

League table[edit]

Western Conference[edit]

Western Conference
Pos Club Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
1 FC Dallas 52 32 16 12 4 48 44 +4
2 Houston Dynamo 46 32 11 8 13 44 40 +4
3 Chivas USA 43 32 10 9 13 45 42 +3
4 Colorado Rapids 41 32 11 13 8 36 49 –13
5 Los Angeles Galaxy 39 32 11 15 6 37 37 0
6 Real Salt Lake 39 32 10 13 9 45 49 –4
MLS Supporters' Shield runner up, 2006 MLS Cup Playoffs
2006 MLS Cup Playoffs


Overall[edit]

Pos Club Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
1 D.C. United (E1) 55 32 15 7 10 52 38 +14
2 FC Dallas (W1) 52 32 16 12 4 48 44 +4
3 New England Revolution (E2) 48 32 12 8 12 39 35 +4
4 Chicago Fire (E3) 47 32 13 11 8 43 41 +2
5 Houston Dynamo (W2) 46 32 11 8 13 44 40 +4
6 Chivas USA (W3) 43 32 10 9 13 45 42 +3
7 Colorado Rapids 41 32 11 13 8 36 49 –13
8 New York Red Bulls 39 32 9 11 12 41 41 0
9 Los Angeles Galaxy 39 32 11 15 6 37 37 0
10 Real Salt Lake 39 32 10 13 9 45 49 –4
11 Kansas City Wizards 38 32 10 14 8 43 45 –2
12 Columbus Crew 33 32 8 15 9 30 42 –12
MLS Supporters' Shield, 2006 MLS Cup Playoffs
MLS Supporters' Shield runner up, 2006 MLS Cup Playoffs
2006 MLS Cup Playoffs


Results summary[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32
Ground A A H A H H A H H H A A H A H A A H H H A A H A H H A H A A H A
Result L L T L L L W W T W L L T L T L W L T W W W W L W L T W L T T T

Last updated: October 25, 2010.
Source: MLS Results & League table
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: T = Tie; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Overall Home Away
Pld Pts W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD
32 39 10 13 9 45 49 −4 6 4 6 23 19 +4 4 9 3 22 30 −8

Last updated: November 8, 2012
Source: [1]
Pld = Matches played; Pts = Points; W = Matches won; T = Matches tied; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference

Regular season[edit]

      Win       Tie       Loss

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Third round[edit]