2006 Major League Soccer season

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2006 Major League Soccer season
Season 2006
MLS Cup Houston Dynamo
Supporters' Shield D.C. United
Matches played 192
Goals scored 503 (2.62 per match)
Top goalscorer Jeff Cunningham
Real Salt Lake
Goals: 16
Biggest home win NY 6–0 RSL
Biggest away win NY 1–4 DCU
LA 0–3 RSL
DCU 2–5 LA
Highest scoring NY 5–4 CHV
Longest winning run D.C. United
Wins: 6
(06/21 – 07/15)
Longest unbeaten run D.C. United
Wins: 14
(05/13 – 07/22)
Longest losing run K.C. Wizards
Loss: 7
(06/24 – 07/22)
Los Angeles Galaxy
Loss: 7
(05/06 -06/08)
Highest attendance Los Angeles Galaxy
Season: 333,016
Game Avg.: 20,814
Lowest attendance K.C. Wizards
Season: 177,322
Game Avg.: 11,083
Average attendance MLS
Season: 2,976,787
Game Avg.: 15,504

The 2006 Major League Soccer season was the 11th season in league history. It began on April 1, 2006 and ended with MLS Cup 2006 on November 12, 2006 at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas for the second consecutive year in a row.

Changes from 2005 Season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

Eastern Conference
Pos Club Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
1 D.C. United 55 32 15 7 10 52 38 +14
2 New England Revolution 48 32 12 8 12 39 35 +4
3 Chicago Fire 47 32 13 11 8 43 41 +2
4 New York Red Bulls 39 32 9 11 12 41 41 0
5 Kansas City Wizards 38 32 10 14 8 43 45 –2
6 Columbus Crew 33 32 8 15 9 30 42 –12
MLS Supporters' Shield, 2006 MLS Cup Playoffs
2006 MLS Cup Playoffs


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


MLS Cup Playoffs[edit]

  Conference Semifinals Conference Finals MLS Cup 2006
                             


1  D.C. United 1 1  
4  New York Red Bulls 0 1  
  1  D.C. United 0  
Eastern Conference
  2  New England Revolution 1  
3  Chicago Fire 1 1 (2)
2  New England Revolution (p) 0 2 (4)  
  E  New England Revolution 1 (3)
  W  Houston Dynamo (p) 1 (4)
1  FC Dallas 2 2 (4)  
4  Colorado Rapids (p) 1 3 (5)  
  4  Colorado Rapids 1
Western Conference
  2  Houston Dynamo 3  
3  Chivas USA 2 0
2  Houston Dynamo 1 2  

Conference Semifinals[edit]

October 21, 2006
D.C. United 1–0 New York Red Bulls
Gómez Booked 73'
Namoff Booked 75'
Gómez Goal 77'
Report Mendes Booked 76'
Guevara Booked 90+2'
Giants Stadium
East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance: 8,630
Referee: Michael Kennedy
October 29, 2006
New York Red Bulls 1–1 D.C. United
Stammler Booked 11'
Altidore Goal 70'
Report Adu Booked 73'
Gómez Goal 86'
RFK Stadium
Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 21,455
Referee: Tim Weyland

D.C. United advance 2–1 on aggregate.


October 22, 2006
New England Revolution 0–1 Chicago Fire
Heaps Booked 34'
John Booked 37'
Joseph Booked 57'
Report Herron Booked 16'
Mapp Goal 35'
Robinson Booked 61'
Toyota Park
Bridgeview, Illinois
Attendance: 10,217
Referee: Tim Weyland
October 28, 2006
Chicago Fire 1–2 (AET) New England Revolution
Jaqua Goal 18'
Segares Booked 31'
Robinson Booked 65'
Jaqua Booked 116'
(Report) Larentowicz Booked 10'
Hernandez Booked 14'
Twellman Goal 41'
Noonan Goal 58'
  Penalties  
Thiago Penalty missed
Gutierrez Penalty scored
Herron Penalty scored
Guerrero Penalty missed
2–4 Penalty scored Cancela
Penalty scored Reis
Penalty scored Noonan
Penalty scored Twellman
Gillette Stadium
Foxborough, Massachusetts
Attendance: 9,372
Referee: Jair Marrufo

New England Revolution advance 4–2 on penalties (2–2 aggregate after extra time).


October 21, 2006
FC Dallas 2–1 Colorado Rapids
Ruíz Goal 15'
Thompson Goal 55'
Ruíz Booked 90'
Report Cooke Goal 23'
Gargan Booked 57'
Beckerman Booked 86'
Martins Red card 88'
INVESCO Field
Denver, Colorado
Attendance: 4,176
Referee: Hilario Grajeda
October 28, 2006
Colorado Rapids 3–2 (AET) FC Dallas
Mastroeni Booked 26'
Winger Booked 53'
Hernández Goal 57'
Hernández Goal 83'
Noel Booked 101'
Mathis Goal 114'
Report Gbandi Red card 29'
Ruíz Goal 48'
Goodson Goal 92'
Saragosa Booked 112'
  Penalties  
Mathis Penalty scored
Hernández Penalty scored
Kirovski Penalty scored
Beckerman Penalty scored
Karanka Penalty missed
Mastroeni Penalty scored
5–4 Penalty scored Ruíz
Penalty scored O'Brien
Penalty scored Mulrooney
Penalty missed Vanney
Penalty scored Valakari
Penalty missed Sala
Pizza Hut Park
Frisco, Texas
Attendance: 15,486
Referee: Abiodun Okulaja

Colorado Rapids advance 5–4 on penalties (4–4 aggregate after extra time).


October 22, 2006
Houston Dynamo 1–2 C.D. Chivas USA
Onstad Booked 45+1'
Ching Goal 75'
Report Mendoza Booked 38'
Razov Goal 45'
Palencia Goal 68'
Home Depot Center
Carson, California
Attendance: 15,110
Referee: Jorge Gonzalez
October 29, 2006
C.D. Chivas USA 0–2 Houston Dynamo
Vaughn Booked 55'
Palencia Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 57', 58'
Regan Booked 63'
Garcia Booked 64'
Report Clark Booked 59'
Davis Goal 64' (pen.)
Serioux Booked 67'
Ching Goal 90+3'
Robertson Stadium
Houston, Texas
Attendance: 17,440
Referee: Michael Kennedy

Houston Dynamo advance 3–2 on aggregate.


Conference finals[edit]

November 5, 2006
New England Revolution 1–0 D.C. United
Dorman Booked 2'
Twellman Goal 4'
Report
RFK Stadium
Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 19,552
Referee: Kevin Scott

New England Revolution advances 1–0 in single elimination.


November 5, 2006
Colorado Rapids 1–3 Houston Dynamo
Kirovski Goal 4'
Mathis Booked 17'
Report Dalglish Goal 10'
Clark Booked 17'
Dalglish Goal 21'
Mullan Goal 71'
Robertson Stadium
Houston, Texas
Attendance: 23,107
Referee: Brian Hall

Houston Dynamo advances 3–1 in single elimination.


MLS Cup 2006[edit]

November 12, 2006
Houston Dynamo 1–1 (AET) New England Revolution
Davis Booked 23'
Cochrane Booked 99'
Waibel Booked 103'
Ching Goal 114'
(Report) Franchino Booked 16'
Twellman Goal 113'
  Penalties  
Gray Penalty scored
Holden Penalty scored
De Rosario Penalty scored
Davis Penalty missed
Ching Penalty scored
4–3 Penalty scored Joseph
Penalty scored Reis
Penalty missed Noonan
Penalty scored Twellman
Penalty missed Heaps
Pizza Hut Park
Frisco, Texas
Attendance: 22,427
Referee: Jair Marrufo

The Houston Dynamo win MLS Cup 4–3 on penalties.

Team Awards[edit]

International Competition[edit]

CONCACAF Champions' Cup
United States Los Angeles Galaxy
Lost Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa in quarterfinals.

United States New England Revolution
Lost Costa Rica LD Alajuelense in quarterfinals.

Individual Awards[edit]

Award Player Club
Most Valuable Player Argentina Christian Gómez D.C. United
Golden Boot Jamaica Jeff Cunningham (16) points Real Salt Lake
Defender of the Year United States Bobby Boswell D.C. United
Goalkeeper of the Year United States Troy Perkins D.C. United
Rookie of the Year United States Jonathan Bornstein C.D. Chivas USA
Coach of the Year United States Bob Bradley C.D. Chivas USA
Comeback Player of the Year United States Richard Mulrooney FC Dallas
Goal of the Year United States Brian Ching Houston Dynamo
Fair Play Award United States Chris Klein Real Salt Lake
Humanitarian of the Year United States Michael Parkhurst New England Revolution

Top Goal Scorers[edit]

Position Player Club Goals
1 Jamaica Jeff Cunningham Real Salt Lake 16
2 Argentina Christian Gómez D.C. United 14
United States Ante Razov C.D. Chivas USA 14
3 Guatemala Carlos Ruíz FC Dallas 13
4 United States Landon Donovan Los Angeles Galaxy 12
5 Bolivia Jaime Moreno D.C. United 11
Canada Dwayne De Rosario Houston Dynamo 11
United States Taylor Twellman New England Revolution 11
United States Kenny Cooper FC Dallas 11
United States Brian Ching Houston Dynamo 11

Goal-Scoring Totals[edit]

Club Overall
Record
Goals
For
Goals
For Avg.
Goals
Against
Goals
Against Avg.
D.C. United 15–7–10 52 1.63 (1st) 38 1.19 (3rd)
FC Dallas 16–12–4 48 1.50 (2nd) 44 1.38 (9th)
C.D. Chivas USA 10–9–13 45 1.41 (3rd) 42 1.31 (7th)
Real Salt Lake 10–13–9 45 1.41 (4th) 49 1.53 (11th)
Houston Dynamo 11–8–13 44 1.38 (5th) 40 1.25 (4th)
Chicago Fire 13–11–8 43 1.34 (6th) 41 1.28 (5th)
Kansas City Wizards 10–14–8 43 1.34 (7th) 45 1.41 (10th)
New York Red Bulls 9–11–12 41 1.28 (8th) 41 1.28 (5th)
New England Revolution 12–8–12 39 1.22 (9th) 35 1.09 (1st)
Los Angeles Galaxy 11–15–6 37 1.16 (10th) 37 1.16 (2nd)
Colorado Rapids 11–13–8 36 1013 (11th) 49 1.53 (11th)
Columbus Crew 8–15–9 30 0.94 (12th) 42 1.31 (7th)
Overall Totals 503 2.62

Team Attendance Totals[edit]

Club Stadium Games Season Game Avg.
Chicago Fire Toyota Park 16 225,775 14,111
CD Chivas USA Home Depot Center 16 317,432 19,840
Colorado Rapids INVESCO Field 16 192,894 12,056
Columbus Crew Columbus Crew Stadium 16 212,699 13,294
New York Red Bulls Giants Stadium 16 233,112 14,570
Kansas City Wizards Arrowhead Stadium 16 177,322 11,083
D.C. United Robert F. Kennedy Stadium 16 291,442 18,215
New England Revolution Gillette Stadium 16 188,569 11,786
Los Angeles Galaxy Home Depot Center 16 333,016 20,814
Houston Dynamo Robertson Stadium 16 302,957 18,935
FC Dallas Pizza Hut Park 16 239,714 14,982
Real Salt Lake Rice-Eccles Stadium 16 261,855 16,366
MLS Totals 192 2,976,787 15,504

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