1996 Columbus Crew Roster

Major League Soccer (MLS)
Team Record: 11-12 (SO: 4-5) - 37 points
Finishing 4th in MLS's Eastern Conference
Postseason: 1-2
Lost Conference Semifinal
Coach: Timo Liekoski (4-11, SO: 2-5)
Coach: Tom Fitzgerald (7-1, SO: 2-0)
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Attendance: 303,202, Avg. 18,950 in 16 home dates
1996 Columbus Crew Statistics

The Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer ended the 1996 season with a record of 11 wins and 12 losses, with a 4-5 showing in shootouts for 37 points finishing fourth in MLS's Eastern Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-2.

Columbus scored 63 goals and yielded 65, most in the circuit. Brian McBride netted 17 goals for the Crew, while Pete Marino, Adrian Paz and Brian Maisonneuve each contributed five or more also. Robert Warzycha recorded 11 assists. Brad Friedel topped the squad with 8 wins and a team-best 0.52 goals against average, leading qualifying goalkeepers.

Timo Liekoski and Tom Fitzgerald coached the team. The 1996 Columbus Crew lost in the Conference Semifinal.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Shane BattelleMOctober 5, 19716'0"175Florissant, MO
Brian BlissDSeptember 28, 19655'8"150Rochester, NY
Paul CaligiuriDMarch 9, 19645'10"175Westminster, CA
Marcelo CarreraFOctober 1, 19635'8"156Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mike ClarkDDecember 16, 19726'0"180Indianapolis, IN
Mac CozierFOctober 23, 19735'8"165Orange Park, FL
Brad FriedelGMay 18, 19716'4"200Lakewood, OH
Ricci GreenwoodMAugust 8, 19736'2"190Seattle, WA
Pat HarringtonGApril 17, 19656'3"190Montreal, QC
Ricardo IribarrenDFebruary 11, 19676'1"175La Plata, Argentina
Doctor KhumaloMJune 26, 19676'1"170Dube, South Africa
Brian MaisonneuveMJune 28, 19735'11"170Warren, MI
Pete MarinoFApril 23, 19735'8"145Holbrook, NY
Brian McBrideFJune 19, 19726'0"175Arlington Heights, IL
Janusz MichallikMApril 22, 19665'11"170Chrozow, Poland
Todd MillerMNovember 29, 19736'1"180Salt Lake City, UT
Obi MonomeMMarch 2, 19756'0"180
Bo OshoniyiGNovember 3, 19716'1"190Boston, MA
Adrian PazMSeptember 9, 19685'10"168Montevideo, Uruguay
Rob SmithMAugust 20, 19735'10"150Wilmington, DE
Billy ThompsonMMay 5, 19685'6"140Bellflower, CA
Brandon WardMDecember 11, 19725'9"160Westerville, OH
Robert WarzychaMAugust 20, 19635'8"160Welun, Poland
Dante WashingtonFNovember 21, 19705'11"190Columbia, MD
Mark WatsonDSeptember 8, 19706'0"180Vancouver, BC
David WinnerGApril 23, 19716'1"185Fort Lauderdale, FL
Todd YeagleyMSeptember 20, 19726'0"170Bloomington, IN
Paul YoungFApril 11, 19685'9"150St. Andrew, Jamaica


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