2006 Major League Lacrosse season
The 2006 Major League Lacrosse season was the sixth season of the league. The season began on May 20 and concluded with the championship game on August 27, 2006.
The season marked the first expansion teams in the MLL. Chicago Machine, Denver Outlaws, Los Angeles Riptide and San Francisco Dragons made up the new Western Conference. The original six teams formed the Eastern Conference.
On April 21, MLL announced a trade involving six teams and 24 players and draft picks. MLL believes it to be the largest trade in sports history.
The June 29 game between Boston at Philadelphia was called with 13:00 remaining in the fourth quarter due to a lightning storm. Boston won the game 16-5.
The Chicago Machine became the first MLL team to go a whole season without a victory after losing in overtime to San Francisco on August 12.
W = Wins, L = Losses, PTS = Points, PCT = Winning Percentage, GF = Goals For, 2ptGF = 2 point Goals For, GA = Goals Against, 2ptGA = 2 point Goals Against
|Qualified for playoffs|
|New Jersey Pride||5||7||10||.417||169||12||166||15|
|Long Island Lizards||5||7||10||.417||147||12||139||9|
|San Francisco Dragons||7||5||14||.583||179||13||170||12|
|Los Angeles Riptide||6||6||12||.500||148||8||150||10|
New Jersey finished 3rd in the East based on overall conference record (5-5) versus (4-6) for both Long Island and Rochester. Long Island finished 4th based on total points scored margin in games against Rochester (+10).
All Star Game
July 6, 2006
|Semifinal||Steinfeld Cup Final|
|MVP Award||Ryan Powell||San Francisco|
|Rookie of the Year Award||Matt Ward||Baltimore|
|Coach of the Year Award||Tony Resch||Philadelphia|
|Defensive player of the Year Award||Brodie Merrill||Rochester|
|Offensive player of the Year Award||Ryan Powell||San Francisco|
|Goaltender of the Year Award||Brian Dougherty||Philadelphia|
|Sportsman of the Year Award||Michael Culver||Chicago|
|Most Improved Player of the Year Award||Johnny Christmas||Boston|