2006 MLS Season
2006 Major League Soccer season
Season 2006
MLS Cup Houston Dynamo (1st title)
Supporters' Shield D.C. United (3rd shield)
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
2005 season

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.

Changes from 2005 season

Final standings

Eastern Conference

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

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

Pos
Team Pts
GP
W
L
T
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 D.C. United (SS) (E1) 55 32 15 7 10 52 38 +14 2007 CONCACAF Champions' Cup
2 FC Dallas (W1) 52 32 16 12 4 48 44 +4 2007 North American SuperLiga
3 New England Revolution 48 32 12 8 12 39 35 +4
4 Chicago Fire 47 32 13 11 8 43 41 +2 2006 MLS Cup Playoffs
5 Houston Dynamo 46 32 11 8 13 44 40 +4 2007 CONCACAF Champions' Cup
6 Chivas USA 43 32 10 9 13 45 42 +3 2006 MLS Cup Playoffs
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 LA Galaxy 39 32 11 15 6 37 37 0 2007 North American SuperLiga
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 Cup playoffs

  Conference Semifinals Conference Finals MLS Cup 2006
                             


E1 D.C. 1 1  
E4 New York 0 1  
  E1 D.C. 0  
Eastern Conference
  E2 New England 1  
E3 Chicago 1 1 (2)
E2 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 semifinals

October 21, 2006
D.C. United 1-0 New York Red Bulls
Gómez YC 73'
Namoff YC 75'
Gómez Goal 77'
Report Mendes YC 76'
Guevara YC 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 YC 11'
Altidore Goal 70'
Report Adu YC 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 YC 34'
John YC 37'
Joseph YC 57'
Report Herron YC 16'
Mapp Goal 35'
Robinson YC 61'
Toyota Park
Bridgeview, Illinois

Attendance: 10,217
Referee: Tim Weyland

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 YC 90'
Report Cooke Goal 23'
Gargan YC 57'
Beckerman YC 86'
Martins Red card 88'
INVESCO Field
Denver, Colorado

Attendance: 4,176
Referee: Hilario Grajeda

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 YC 45+1'
Ching Goal 75'
Report Mendoza YC 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 YC 55'
Palencia Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 57', 58'
Regan YC 63'
García YC 64'
Report Clark YC 59'
Davis Goal 64' (pen.)
Serioux YC 67'
Ching Goal 90+3'
Robertson Stadium
Houston, Texas

Attendance: 17,440
Referee: Michael Kennedy

Houston Dynamo advance 3-2 on aggregate.


Conference finals

November 5, 2006
New England Revolution 1-0 D.C. United
Dorman YC 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 YC 17'
Report Dalglish Goal 10'
Clark YC 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

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

Team awards

International competition

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

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

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

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

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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