1996 Kansas City Wiz Roster

Major League Soccer (MLS)
Team Record: 12-13 (SO: 5-2) - 41 points
Finishing 3rd in MLS's Western Conference
Postseason: 2-3
Lost Conference Final
Coach: Ron Newman (12-13, SO: 5-2)
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Attendance: 206,421, Avg. 12,901 in 16 home dates
1996 Kansas City Wiz Statistics

The Kansas City Wiz of Major League Soccer ended the 1996 season with a record of 12 wins and 13 losses, with a 5-2 showing in shootouts for 41 points finishing third in MLS's Western Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-3.

The Wiz recorded 66 goals and yielded 65, most in the circuit. Preki scored 18 goals for Kansas City, while Mark Chung, Mo Johnston and Vitalis Takawira each contributed five or more also. Preki recorded 13 assists. Garth Lagerwey topped the squad with 12 wins and a team-best 1.16 goals against average, leading qualifying goalkeepers.

Ron Newman coached the team. The 1996 Kansas City Wiz lost in the Conference Final.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Yari AllnuttFFebruary 17, 19705'11"165Baltimore, MD
Mike AmmannGFebruary 8, 19716'3"205Orange, CA
Sean BowersDAugust 12, 19686'2"185San Diego, CA
Mark ChungMJune 18, 19705'7"150Toronto, ON
Eric EichmannFMay 7, 19655'10"168Miami, FL
Samuel EkemeDJuly 12, 19685'10"165Yaounde, Cameroon
Diego GutierrezDNovember 3, 19725'7"155Bogota, Colombia
Pat HarringtonGApril 17, 19656'3"190Montreal, QC
Mo JohnstonM-FApril 13, 19635'10"160Glasgow, Scotland
Frank KlopasFSeptember 1, 19665'9"155Athens, Greece
Kevin KoettersMSeptember 11, 19686'0"180Quincy, IL
Garth LagerweyGDecember 12, 19726'0"195Elmhurst, IL
Matt McKeonDSeptember 24, 19746'2"190St. Louis, MO
Uche OkaforDAugust 8, 19676'3"190Owerri, Nigeria
Alan PrampinFNovember 30, 19715'7"165Dallas, TX
PrekiMJune 24, 19635'9"165Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Tommy ReasonerDOctober 27, 19675'8"160Garden City, MI
Mike SorberMMay 14, 19715'10"165St. Louis, MO
Vitalis TakawiraFSeptember 24, 19725'9"145Harare, Zimbabwe
Scott UderitzDMay 17, 19705'10"175San Jose, CA
Paul WrightFJuly 29, 19695'9"160London, CA England


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