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The 2006 Major League Soccer season was the 11th season in the history of Major League Soccer. 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.

2006 Major League Soccer season
Season2006
MLS CupHouston Dynamo (1st title)
Supporters' ShieldD.C. United (3rd shield)
Matches played192
Goals scored503 (2.62 per match)
Top goalscorerJeff Cunningham
Real Salt Lake
Goals: 16
Biggest home winNY 6–0 RSL
Biggest away winNY 1–4 DCU
LA 0–3 RSL
DCU 2–5 LA
Highest scoringNY 5–4 CHV
Longest winning runD.C. United
Wins: 6
(06/21 – 07/15)
Longest unbeaten runD.C. United
Wins: 14
(05/13 – 07/22)
Longest losing runK.C. Wizards
Loss: 7
(06/24 – 07/22)
Los Angeles Galaxy
Loss: 7
(05/06 -06/08)
Highest attendanceLos Angeles Galaxy
Season: 333,016
Game Avg.: 20,814
Lowest attendanceK.C. Wizards
Season: 177,322
Game Avg.: 11,083
Average attendanceMLS
Season: 2,976,787
Game Avg.: 15,504
2005
2007

Changes from 2005 seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

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 ConferenceEdit

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

OverallEdit

Pos Team Pld W L D GF GA GD Pts
1 D.C. United (SS, E1) 32 15 7 10 52 38 +14 55 2007 CONCACAF Champions' Cup
2 FC Dallas (W1) 32 16 12 4 48 44 +4 52 2007 North American SuperLiga
3 New England Revolution 32 12 8 12 39 35 +4 48
4 Chicago Fire 32 13 11 8 43 41 +2 47 2006 MLS Cup Playoffs
5 Houston Dynamo 32 11 8 13 44 40 +4 46 2007 CONCACAF Champions' Cup
6 Chivas USA 32 10 9 13 45 42 +3 43 2006 MLS Cup Playoffs
7 Colorado Rapids 32 11 13 8 36 49 −13 41
8 New York Red Bulls 32 9 11 12 41 41 0 39
9 LA Galaxy 32 11 15 6 37 37 0 39 2007 North American SuperLiga
10 Real Salt Lake 32 10 13 9 45 49 −4 39
11 Kansas City Wizards 32 10 14 8 43 45 −2 38
12 Columbus Crew 32 8 15 9 30 42 −12 33

MLS Cup playoffsEdit

  Conference Semifinals Conference Finals MLS Cup 2006
                             


E1 D.C. United 1 1  
E4 New York 0 1  
  E1 D.C. United 0  
Eastern Conference
  E2 New England 1  
E3 Chicago 1 1 (2)
E2 New England (p) 0 2 (4)  
  E2 New England 1 (3)
  W2 Houston (p) 1 (4)
W1 Dallas 2 2 (4)  
W4 Colorado (p) 1 3 (5)  
  W4 Colorado 1
Western Conference
  W2 Houston 3  
W3 Chivas USA 2 0
W2 Houston 1 2  

Conference semifinalsEdit

D.C. United1–0New York Red Bulls
Gómez   73'
Namoff   75'
Gómez   77'
Report Mendes   76'
Guevara   90+2'
Attendance: 8,630
Referee: Michael Kennedy
New York Red Bulls1–1D.C. United
Stammler   11'
Altidore   70'
Report Adu   73'
Gómez   86'
RFK Stadium
Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 21,455
Referee: Tim Weyland

D.C. United advance 2–1 on aggregate.


New England Revolution0–1Chicago Fire
Heaps   34'
John   37'
Joseph   57'
Report Herron   16'
Mapp   35'
Robinson   61'
Attendance: 10,217
Referee: Tim Weyland
Chicago Fire1–2 (AET)New England Revolution
Jaqua   18'
Segares   31'
Robinson   65'
Jaqua   116'
(Report)[permanent dead link] Larentowicz   10'
Hernández   14'
Twellman   41'
Noonan   58'
Penalties
Thiago  
Gutiérrez  
Herron  
Guerrero  
2–4   Cancela
  Reis
  Noonan
  Twellman
Attendance: 9,372
Referee: Jair Marrufo

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


FC Dallas2–1Colorado Rapids
Ruíz   15'
Thompson   55'
Ruíz   90'
Report Cooke   23'
Gargan   57'
Beckerman   86'
Martins   88'
Attendance: 4,176
Referee: Hilario Grajeda
Colorado Rapids3–2 (AET)FC Dallas
Mastroeni   26'
Winger   53'
Hernández   57'
Hernández   83'
Noel   101'
Mathis   114'
Report[permanent dead link] Gbandi   29'
Ruíz   48'
Goodson   92'
Saragosa   112'
Penalties
Mathis  
Hernández  
Kirovski  
Beckerman  
Karanka  
Mastroeni  
5–4   Ruíz
  O'Brien
  Mulrooney
  Vanney
  Valakari
  Sala
Attendance: 15,486
Referee: Abiodun Okulaja

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


Houston Dynamo1–2C.D. Chivas USA
Onstad   45+1'
Ching   75'
Report Mendoza   38'
Razov   45'
Palencia   68'
Attendance: 15,110
Referee: Jorge Gonzalez
C.D. Chivas USA0–2Houston Dynamo
Vaughn   55'
Palencia   57'   58'
Regan   63'
García   64'
Report Clark   59'
Davis   64' (pen.)
Serioux   67'
Ching   90+3'
Attendance: 17,440
Referee: Michael Kennedy

Houston Dynamo advance 3–2 on aggregate.


Conference finalsEdit

New England Revolution1–0D.C. United
Dorman   2'
Twellman   4'
Report
RFK Stadium
Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 19,552
Referee: Kevin Stott

New England Revolution advances 1–0 in single elimination.


Colorado Rapids1–3Houston Dynamo
Kirovski   4'
Mathis   17'
Report Dalglish   10'
Clark   17'
Dalglish   21'
Mullan   71'
Attendance: 23,107
Referee: Brian Hall

Houston Dynamo advances 3–1 in single elimination.


MLS Cup 2006Edit

Houston Dynamo1–1 (AET)New England Revolution
Davis   23'
Cochrane   99'
Waibel   103'
Ching   114'
(Report) Franchino   16'
Twellman   113'
Penalties
Gray  
Holden  
De Rosario  
Davis  
Ching  
4–3   Joseph
  Reis
  Noonan
  Twellman
  Heaps
Attendance: 22,427
Referee: Jair Marrufo

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

Team awardsEdit

International competitionEdit

Individual awardsEdit

Top goal scorersEdit

Goal-scoring totalsEdit

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 totalsEdit

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

CoachesEdit

External linksEdit