League Summary

Regular Season

Eastern Conference

Eastern Conference Table
Rk Squad MP W Wso L GF GA GD Pts Attendance Top Team Scorer Goalkeeper Notes
1Club Crest Tampa Bay32201126651+155811,679Roy Lassiter - 27Mark Dougherty→ Conference Semifinals
2Club Crest D.C. United32161166256+64615,262Raúl Díaz Arce - 23Jeff Causey→ Conference Semifinals
3Club Crest MetroStars32153174547-23923,898Giovanni Savarese - 13Tony Meola→ Conference Semifinals
4Club Crest Columbus Crew32154175960-13718,950Brian McBride - 17Bo Oshoniyi→ Conference Semifinals
5Club Crest New England32156174356-133319,025Joe-Max Moore - 11Aidan Heaney
Eastern Conference Table
Home Away Away
Rk Squad MP W L GF GA GD Pts Pts/G MP W Wins_shootout_away L GF GA GD Pts Pts/G
1Club Crest Tampa Bay1244225+17882426-2
2Club Crest D.C. United1154122+195112134-13
3Club Crest MetroStars972622+46101925-6
4Club Crest Columbus Crew883227+5792733-6
5Club Crest New England1062520+55111836-18

Western Conference

Western Conference Table
Rk Squad MP W Wso L GF GA GD Pts Attendance Top Team Scorer Goalkeeper Notes
1Club Crest LA Galaxy32194135949+104928,916Eduardo Hurtado - 21Jorge Campos→ Conference Semifinals
2Club Crest Dallas Burn32175155048+24116,011Jason Kreis - 13Mark Dodd→ Conference Semifinals
3Club Crest KC Wiz32175156163-24112,878Preki - 18Garth Lagerwey→ Conference Semifinals
4Club Crest San Jose3215317505003917,232Paul Bravo - 13Tom Liner→ Conference Semifinals
5Club Crest Colorado Rapids32112214459-152910,213Jean Harbor - 11Chris Woods
Western Conference Table
Home Away Away
Rk Squad MP W L GF GA GD Pts Pts/G MP W Wins_shootout_away L GF GA GD Pts Pts/G
1Club Crest LA Galaxy1153117+14882832-4
2Club Crest Dallas Burn1062517+8792531-6
3Club Crest KC Wiz1154028+126102135-14
4Club Crest San Jose972916+136102134-13
5Club Crest Colorado Rapids883024+63131435-21

MLS Cup Playoffs

Conference Semifinals

Matchups were best two out of three. Each match included a shootout if tied at end of normal time.

Semifinal EC-1

Semifinal EC-1 Table
Rk Squad MP W Wso L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1Club Crest Tampa Bay320173+46→ Conference Finals
2Club Crest Columbus Crew310237-43

Semifinal EC-2

Semifinal EC-2 Table
Rk Squad MP W Wso L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1Club Crest D.C. United320153+26→ Conference Finals
2Club Crest MetroStars311235-21

Semifinal WC-1

Semifinal WC-1 Table
Rk Squad MP W Wso L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1Club Crest LA Galaxy320141+36→ Conference Finals
2Club Crest San Jose310214-33

Semifinal WC-2

Semifinal WC-2 Table
Rk Squad MP W Wso L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1Club Crest KC Wiz32116604→ Conference Finals
2Club Crest Dallas Burn31026603

Conference Finals

Matchups were best two out of three. Each match included a shootout if tied at end of normal time.

Conference Final EC

Conference Final EC Table
Rk Squad MP W Wso L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1Club Crest D.C. United220062+46→ MLS Cup '96
2Club Crest Tampa Bay200226-40

Conference Final WC

Conference Final WC Table
Rk Squad MP W Wso L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1Club Crest LA Galaxy221032+14→ MLS Cup '96
2Club Crest KC Wiz200223-10

MLS Cup '96

Final
W-1 Club Crest LA Galaxy
D.C. United won match during extra time by golden goal (sudden-death).

Squad Standard Stats 1996 Major League Soccer

Squad Standard Stats 1996 Major League Soccer Table
Playing Time Performance Per 90 Minutes
Squad # Pl Age Poss MP Starts Min 90s Gls Ast G-PK PK PKatt CrdY CrdR Gls Ast G+A G-PK G+A-PK
Colorado Rapids2227.9323522,88032.0433240334821.341.002.341.252.25
Columbus Crew2826.9323522,88032.0573951674251.781.223.001.592.81
D.C. United2725.9323522,88032.0624458444721.941.373.311.813.19
Dallas Burn2228.0323522,88032.0493246335441.531.002.531.442.44
KC Wiz2127.2323522,88032.0593852783531.841.193.031.622.81
LA Galaxy2126.0323522,88032.0593655465711.841.132.971.722.84
MetroStars3627.0323522,88032.0443542236241.371.092.471.312.41
New England2726.3323522,88032.0422436676351.310.752.061.131.87
San Jose2227.1323522,88032.0505047335941.561.563.121.473.03
Tampa Bay2028.4323522,88032.0644558665722.001.413.411.813.22
Squad Standard Stats 1996 Major League Soccer Table
Playing Time Performance Per 90 Minutes
Squad # Pl Age Poss MP Starts Min 90s Gls Ast G-PK PK PKatt CrdY CrdR Gls Ast G+A G-PK G+A-PK
vs Colorado Rapids2227.1323522,88032.059573911.841.783.62
vs Columbus Crew2827.2323522,88032.059626261.841.943.78
vs D.C. United2727.3323522,88032.054466311.691.443.12
vs Dallas Burn2227.0323522,88032.048454731.501.412.91
vs KC Wiz2127.0323522,88032.061594931.911.843.75
vs LA Galaxy2127.0323522,88032.049445951.531.372.91
vs MetroStars3627.0323522,88032.044464831.371.442.81
vs New England2727.1323522,88032.056484721.751.503.25
vs San Jose2227.1323522,88032.049515641.531.593.12
vs Tampa Bay2026.9323522,88032.050455221.561.412.97

Squad Goalkeeping 1996 Major League Soccer

Squad Goalkeeping 1996 Major League Soccer Table
Playing Time Performance Penalty Kicks
Squad # Pl MP Starts Min 90s GA GA90 SoTA Saves Save% W D L CS CS% PKatt PKA PKsv PKm Save%
Colorado Rapids232322,88032.0591.8420414571.11121412.5
Columbus Crew432322,88032.0601.8721215271.71517721.9
D.C. United232322,88032.0561.7518613069.9161639.4
Dallas Burn232322,88032.0481.5021116377.31715618.8
KC Wiz332322,88032.0631.9720213968.8171539.4
LA Galaxy232322,88032.0491.5321616777.31913515.6
MetroStars232322,88032.0471.4720816177.41517928.1
New England232322,88032.0561.7522116574.71517618.8
San Jose232322,88032.0501.5619914974.91517825.0
Tampa Bay232322,88032.0511.5921015975.72012412.5
Squad Goalkeeping 1996 Major League Soccer Table
Playing Time Performance Penalty Kicks
Squad # Pl MP Starts Min 90s GA GA90 SoTA Saves Save% W D L CS CS% PKatt PKA PKsv PKm Save%
vs Colorado Rapids2323232.02111825.0
vs Columbus Crew4323232.01715412.5
vs D.C. United2323232.01616412.5
vs Dallas Burn2323232.01517928.1
vs KC Wiz3323232.01517618.8
vs LA Galaxy2323232.0131939.4
vs MetroStars2323232.01715928.1
vs New England2323232.01715412.5
vs San Jose2323232.01715618.8
vs Tampa Bay2323232.01220412.5

Squad Shooting 1996 Major League Soccer

Squad Shooting 1996 Major League Soccer Table
Standard
Squad # Pl 90s Gls Sh SoT SoT% Sh/90 SoT/90 G/Sh G/SoT Dist PK PKatt
Colorado Rapids2232.0432016.280.2033
Columbus Crew2832.0572006.250.2667
D.C. United2732.0622247.000.2644
Dallas Burn2232.0492247.000.2133
KC Wiz2132.0592507.810.2178
LA Galaxy2132.0592247.000.2546
MetroStars3632.0442046.370.2123
New England2732.0421745.440.2167
San Jose2232.0502106.560.2233
Tampa Bay2032.0641855.780.3166
Squad Shooting 1996 Major League Soccer Table
Standard
Squad # Pl 90s Gls Sh SoT SoT% Sh/90 SoT/90 G/Sh G/SoT Dist PK PKatt
vs Colorado Rapids2232.059
vs Columbus Crew2832.059
vs D.C. United2732.054
vs Dallas Burn2232.048
vs KC Wiz2132.061
vs LA Galaxy2132.049
vs MetroStars3632.044
vs New England2732.056
vs San Jose2232.049
vs Tampa Bay2032.050

Squad Playing Time 1996 Major League Soccer

Squad Playing Time 1996 Major League Soccer Table
Playing Time Starts Subs Team Success
Squad # Pl Age MP Min Mn/MP Min% 90s Starts Mn/Start Compl Subs Mn/Sub unSub PPM onG onGA +/- +/-90
Colorado Rapids2227.9322,8809010032.035250001.034459-15-0.47
Columbus Crew2826.9322,8809010032.035285001.415960-1-0.03
D.C. United2725.9322,8809010032.035283001.506256+6+0.19
Dallas Burn2228.0322,8809010032.035270001.595048+2+0.06
KC Wiz2127.2322,8809010032.035277001.596163-2-0.06
LA Galaxy2126.0322,8809010032.035283001.785949+10+0.31
MetroStars3627.0322,8809010032.035288001.414547-2-0.06
New England2726.3322,8809010032.035265001.414356-13-0.41
San Jose2227.1322,8809010032.035271001.41505000.00
Tampa Bay2028.4322,8809010032.035259001.886651+15+0.47
Squad Playing Time 1996 Major League Soccer Table
Playing Time Starts Subs Team Success
Squad # Pl Age MP Min Mn/MP Min% 90s Starts Mn/Start Compl Subs Mn/Sub unSub PPM onG onGA +/- +/-90
vs Colorado Rapids2227.1322,8809010032.03528574241.035944+15+0.47
vs Columbus Crew2827.2322,8809010032.03528470271.416059+1+0.03
vs D.C. United2727.3322,8809010032.03528480261.505662-6-0.19
vs Dallas Burn2227.0322,8809010032.03528575241.594850-2-0.06
vs KC Wiz2127.0322,8809010032.03528569261.596361+2+0.06
vs LA Galaxy2127.0322,8809010032.03528574241.784959-10-0.31
vs MetroStars3627.0322,8809010032.03528577241.414745+2+0.06
vs New England2727.1322,8809010032.03528574221.415643+13+0.41
vs San Jose2227.1322,8809010032.03528666211.41505000.00
vs Tampa Bay2026.9322,8809010032.03528571221.885166-15-0.47

Squad Miscellaneous Stats 1996 Major League Soccer

Squad Miscellaneous Stats 1996 Major League Soccer Table
Performance
Squad # Pl 90s CrdY CrdR 2CrdY Fls Fld Off Crs Int TklW PKwon PKcon OG
Colorado Rapids2232.0482391
Columbus Crew2832.0425414
D.C. United2732.0472417
Dallas Burn2232.0544425
KC Wiz2132.0353411
LA Galaxy2132.0571460
MetroStars3632.0624429
New England2732.0635513
San Jose2232.0594514
Tampa Bay2032.0572447
Squad Miscellaneous Stats 1996 Major League Soccer Table
Performance
Squad # Pl 90s CrdY CrdR 2CrdY Fls Fld Off Crs Int TklW PKwon PKcon OG
vs Colorado Rapids2232.039101
vs Columbus Crew2832.062642
vs D.C. United2732.063110
vs Dallas Burn2232.047331
vs KC Wiz2132.049312
vs LA Galaxy2132.059510
vs MetroStars3632.048311
vs New England2732.047221
vs San Jose2232.056430
vs Tampa Bay2032.052212

Leaders

Nationalities 1996 Major League Soccer

League Notes

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