1996 Tampa Bay Mutiny Roster

Major League Soccer (MLS)
Team Record: 19-9 (SO: 1-3) - 58 points
Finishing 1st in MLS's Eastern Conference
Postseason: 2-3
Lost Conference Final
Coach: Thomas Rongen (19-9, SO: 1-3)
Location: Tampa, Florida
Attendance: 186,856, Avg. 11,679 in 16 home dates
1996 Tampa Bay Mutiny Statistics

The Tampa Bay Mutiny of Major League Soccer ended the 1996 season with a record of 19 wins and 9 losses, with a 1-3 showing in shootouts for 58 points finishing first in MLS's Eastern Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-3.

The Bay Mutiny led the circuit with 67 goals. Tampa surrendered 54 goals. Roy Lassiter scored 27 goals for the team, while Martin Vasquez, Giuseppe Galderisi, Steve Ralston and Diego Viera each contributed five or more also. Carlos Valderrama recorded 17 assists. Mark Dougherty topped the squad with 17 wins and a team-best 1.12 goals against average, pacing keepers with significant playing time.

Thomas Rongen coached the team. The 1996 Tampa Bay Mutiny lost in the Conference Final.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Derek BackmanMJanuary 6, 19666'0"170, South Africa
Scott BudnickGOctober 28, 19716'2"195Wichita, KS
John DiffleyDJanuary 11, 19675'9"150New York, NY
Mark DoughertyGNovember 7, 19676'2"180Santa Ana, CA
Adam FryeDFebruary 15, 19745'8"159Alamogordo, NM
Giuseppe GalderisiFMarch 22, 19635'8"157Salerno, Italy
Rivers GuthrieMSeptember 25, 19726'2"185Charlotte, NC
Frankie HejdukDAugust 5, 19745'8"155La Mesa, CA
Goran HunjakMNovember 13, 19655'9"165Zagreb, CA Yugoslavia
Cle KooimanDJuly 3, 19636'1"190Newport Beach, CA
Greg LalasDMarch 27, 19736'1"185Birmingham, MI
Roy LassiterFMarch 9, 19695'10"160Washington, DC
Ivan McKinleyD-MJune 15, 19696'2"185Johannesburg, South Africa
Steve PittmanDJuly 18, 19675'10"184Wilson, NC
Steve RalstonMJune 14, 19745'9"160Oakville, MO
Carlos ValderramaMSeptember 2, 19615'9"157Santa Marta, Colombia
Nelson VargasMAugust 6, 19745'7"150Holyoke, MA
Martin VasquezMDecember 24, 19635'11"168Yahualica, Jalisco Mexico
Diego VieraFApril 10, 19726'2"180Montevideo, Uruguay
Evans WiseMNovember 23, 19736'0"155Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
Frank YallopDApril 4, 19645'10"160Watford, England