1996 New York/New Jersey Metrostars Roster

Major League Soccer (MLS)
Team Record: 12-15 (SO: 3-2) - 39 points
Finishing 3rd in MLS's Eastern Conference
Postseason: 1-2
Lost Conference Semifinal
Coach: Eddie Firmani (1-5, SO: 2-0)
Coach: Carlos Queiroz (11-10, SO: 1-2)
Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance: 382,360, Avg. 23,898 in 16 home dates
1996 New York/New Jersey Metrostars Statistics

The New York/New Jersey Metrostars of Major League Soccer ended the 1996 season with a record of 12 wins and 15 losses, with a 3-2 showing in shootouts for 39 points finishing third in MLS's Eastern Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-2.

The Metrostars gave up 49 goals, the lowest total in the circuit. New York/New Jersey netted 48 goals. Giovanni Savarese scored 13 goals for the team, while Antony De Avila and A.J. Wood tallied five or more as well. Tab Ramos recorded 10 assists. Tony Meola topped the squad with 14 wins and a team-best 0.87 goals against average, best among goalkeepers with enough qualifying appearances.

Eddie Firmani and Carlos Queiroz coached the team. The 1996 New York/New Jersey Metrostars lost in the Conference Semifinal.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Nidal BabaMAugust 16, 19725'11"190Houston, TX
Danny BarberMMay 17, 19715'8"160Bellflower, CA
Chris BrauchleMMay 24, 19675'10"165
Nicola CaricolaDFebruary 13, 19636'0"160Bari, Italy
Cristian da SilvaDFebruary 3, 19715'11"172Rosario, Argentina
Antony De AvilaFDecember 21, 19635'3"135Santa Marta, Colombia
Roberto DonadoniMSeptember 9, 19635'9"160Bergamo, Italy
Ted GillenDAugust 16, 19685'10"160Kearny, NJ
Rhett HartyDMarch 8, 19706'1"175Pasadena, CA
Ian HennesseyMJanuary 10, 19676'0"175
Ruben HernandezMFebruary 19, 19655'4"145Barranquilla, Colombia
Ken HesseFFebruary 3, 19726'0"170Denver, CO
Mirsad HuseinovicMNovember 26, 19685'11"180Plav, Yugoslavia
Rob JohnsonFFebruary 10, 19735'11"175Freehold, NJ
Miles JosephMMay 2, 19745'9"165West Springfield, MA
Louis Ken-KwofieMFebruary 6, 19695'11"175
Matt KnowlesDOctober 7, 19706'1"190Philadelphia, PA
Mickey KydesMJuly 25, 19646'0"180Norwalk, CT
Manny LagosMJune 11, 19716'0"165St. Paul, MN
Stan LembrykMAugust 8, 19695'8"160Clifton, NJ
Brent LongeneckerMFebruary 6, 19725'11"165Manheim, PA
Tony MeolaGFebruary 21, 19696'1"205Belleville, NJ
Martin MunnellyMNovember 11, 19695'11"165New York, NY
Omid NamaziD,MDecember 8, 19645'10"165Provo, UT
Tab RamosMSeptember 21, 19665'7"140Montevideo, Uruguay
Andrew RestrepoDOctober 8, 19706'2"175Bridgeport, CT
Travis RinkerMMay 4, 19686'1"200Huntington, NY
Edmundo RodriguezMApril 22, 19706'4"205Guadalajara, Mexico
Giovanni SavareseFJuly 14, 19706'0"180Caracas, Venezuela
Damian SilveraMJuly 27, 19745'8"160Flushing, NY
Zach ThorntonGOctober 10, 19736'3"230Baltimore, MD
Chris UngerMMarch 4, 19685'9"160Brooklyn, NY
Peter VermesDNovember 21, 19666'1"175Willingboro, NJ
Petter VillegasMNovember 15, 19755'7"140Esmereldas, Ecuador
A.J. WoodFAugust 17, 19736'2"195Pittsburgh, PA
Jeff ZaunDApril 2, 19716'0"165Orange, NJ


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