2016 in American soccer

The 2016 season was the 104th season of competitive soccer in the United States.

Soccer in the United States
Season2016
Men's soccer
Supporters' ShieldFC Dallas
NASLNew York Cosmos
USLNew York Red Bulls II
NPSLAFC Cleveland
PDLMichigan Bucks
US Open CupFC Dallas
MLS CupSeattle Sounders FC
Women's soccer
NWSLWestern New York Flash
WPSLBoston Breakers Reserves
UWSSanta Clarita Blue Heat
Women's OpenOlympic Club
2015 2017

National teams

Men

Senior

Wins Losses Draws
12 6 1
Friendlies
World Cup qualifying
Fourth Round
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States 6 4 1 1 20 3 +17 13 Advance to fifth round 4–0 4–0 6–1
2  Trinidad and Tobago 6 3 2 1 13 9 +4 11 0–0 2–2 6–0
3  Guatemala 6 3 1 2 18 11 +7 10 2–0 1–2 9–3
4  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 6 0 0 6 6 34 28 0 0–6 2–3 0–4
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
Fifth Round
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Mexico 10 6 3 1 16 7 +9 21 Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup 2–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 3–1
2  Costa Rica 10 4 4 2 14 8 +6 16 1–1 0–0 1–1 4–0 2–1
3  Panama 10 3 4 3 9 10 1 13 0–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 3–0
4  Honduras 10 3 4 3 13 19 6 13 Advance to inter-confederation play-offs 3–2 1–1 0–1 1–1 3–1
5  United States 10 3 3 4 17 13 +4 12 1–2 0–2 4–0 6–0 2–0
6  Trinidad and Tobago 10 2 0 8 7 19 12 6 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–2 2–1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
Copa América Centenario
Goalscorers

Goals are current as of November 15, 2016 after match against Costa Rica.

Player Goals
Jozy Altidore 6
Clint Dempsey 4
Bobby Wood 4
Gyasi Zardes 3
Christian Pulisic 3
Graham Zusi 2
Sacha Kljestan 2
Paul Arriola 2
Julian Green 2
Geoff Cameron 1
Michael Orozco 1
Steve Birnbaum 1
Tim Ream 1
Darlington Nagbe 1
John Brooks 1
Jermaine Jones 1
Matt Besler 1
Chris Wondolowski 1
Managerial changes

This is a list of changes of managers:

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of departure Incoming manager Date of appointment
United States Jürgen Klinsmann Fired[1] November 21 Bruce Arena November 22[2]

U-23

Olympic qualifying

U-20

Friendlies
2016 Dallas Cup
2016 U-20 Men's NTC Invitational
2016 Four Nations Tournament

U-19

Friendlies
Copa del Atlantico
2016 Slovakia Cup
33rd International U-20 Men's COTIF Tournament
July 26 United States 0–2 VenezuelaValencia, Spain
July 28 United States 1–0 MauritaniaValencia, Spain
July 29 United States 1–0 SpainValencia, Spain
August 1 United States 1–3 BahrainValencia, Spain
Stevan-Vilotic Cele tournament

U-18

Friendlies
Universidad de Guadalajara 1–4 United StatesMexico
Vaclav Jezek Tournament

U-17

Friendlies
August 20 United States vRSL MonarchsPark City, Utah
Aegean Cup
2016 Mondial Football De Montaigu
2016 AIFF Youth Cup India
May 15 United States 1–1 TanzaniaGoa, India
2016 Torneo Naciones de Mexico
2016 Nike International Friendlies

U-16

Friendlies
2016 tournament delle nazioni
May 1 United States 0–4 ItalyGradisca, Italy
2016 Val-De-Marne Tournament

U-15

Friendlies
2016 International Festival
Four Team International Tournament

Futsal

2016 CONCACAF Futsal Championship qualification

Beach Soccer

2016 Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup

Paralympic: 7-a-side

2016 Paralympic Games
Group B
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Iran 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9 Semi finals
2  Netherlands 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
3  Argentina 3 1 0 2 4 7 3 3 5th–6th place match
4  United States 3 0 1 2 4 7 3 1 7th–8th place match

Women

Senior

Wins Losses Draws
22 0 3
Friendlies
Olympic qualifying
SheBelieves Cup
2016 Summer Olympics
Group G
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 Quarter-finals
2  France 3 2 0 1 7 1 +6 6
3  New Zealand 3 1 0 2 1 5 4 3
4  Colombia 3 0 1 2 2 7 5 1
Source: Rio2016 & FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Quarter-Final
Goalscorers

Goals are current as of November 13, 2016 after match against Romania.

Player Goals
Carli Lloyd 17
Alex Morgan 17
Crystal Dunn 14
Christen Press 12
Tobin Heath 6
Mallory Pugh 4
Sam Mewis 4
Allie Long 3
Julie Ertz 3
Lindsey Horan 2
Morgan Brian 2
Kelley O'Hara 1
Heather O'Reilly 1
Lynn Williams 1
Kealia Ohai 1
Own Goals 4

U-23

Friendlies
Istria Cup
March 4 United States 0–0 PolandUmag, Croatia
U-23 Nordic Tournament

U-20

Friendlies
2016 U-23 La Manga Tournament
2016 U-20 NTC Invitational
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Group C
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5[lower-alpha 1] Knockout stage
2  France 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5[lower-alpha 1]
3  New Zealand 3 1 0 2 2 5 3 3
4  Ghana 3 0 2 1 3 4 1 2
Source: FIFA
Notes:
  1. United States finished ahead of France based on fair play points.

U-19

Friendlies
June 14 New Zealand  (Reserves)1–2 United StatesAuckland, New Zealand

U-18

Friendlies
2016 U-20 La Manga Tournament
2016 International Cup

U-17

Friendlies
U-17 Women's NTC Invitational
CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship
Group B
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States 3 3 0 0 11 1 +10 9 Knockout stage
2  Mexico 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
3  Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 5 8 3 3
4  Jamaica 3 0 0 3 3 12 9 0
Source: CONCACAF
2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
Group D
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Japan 3 3 0 0 13 2 +11 9 Knockout stage
2  Ghana 3 2 0 1 3 6 3 6
3  United States 3 1 0 2 9 6 +3 3
4  Paraguay 3 0 0 3 1 12 11 0
Source: FIFA

U-16

2016 delle Nazioni Tournament

U-15

2016 CONCACAF U-15 Championship
Group A
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States (H) 4 4 0 0 30 0 +30 12 Knockout stage
2  Mexico 4 3 0 1 23 1 +22 9
3  Haiti 4 2 0 2 10 3 +7 6
4  Trinidad and Tobago 4 1 0 3 4 38 34 3
5  Dominican Republic 4 0 0 4 0 24 24 0
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host.


Club Competitions

Men's

League Competitions

Major League Soccer
Conference tables
Eastern Conference
Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 New York Red Bulls 34 16 9 9 61 44 +17 57 Conference Semi-finals & 2018 CONCACAF Champions League
2 New York City FC 34 15 10 9 62 57 +5 54 Conference Semi-finals
3 Toronto FC 34 14 9 11 51 39 +12 53 Knockout round
4 D.C. United 34 11 10 13 53 47 +6 46
5 Montreal Impact 34 11 11 12 49 53 4 45
6 Philadelphia Union 34 11 14 9 52 55 3 42
7 New England Revolution 34 11 14 9 44 54 10 42
8 Orlando City SC 34 9 11 14 55 60 5 41
9 Columbus Crew SC 34 8 14 12 50 58 8 36
10 Chicago Fire 34 7 17 10 42 58 16 31
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goals scored; 7) away goal differential; 8) home goals scored; 9) home goal differential; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots.
Western Conference
Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 FC Dallas 34 17 8 9 50 40 +10 60 Conference Semi-finals & 2018 CONCACAF Champions League
2 Colorado Rapids 34 15 6 13 39 32 +7 58 Conference Semi-finals
3 LA Galaxy 34 12 6 16 54 39 +15 52 Knockout round
4 Seattle Sounders FC 34 14 14 6 44 43 +1 48
5 Sporting Kansas City 34 13 13 8 42 41 +1 47
6 Real Salt Lake 34 12 12 10 44 46 2 46
7 Portland Timbers 34 12 14 8 48 53 5 44
8 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 34 10 15 9 45 52 7 39
9 San Jose Earthquakes 34 8 12 14 32 40 8 38
10 Houston Dynamo 34 7 14 13 39 45 6 34
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goals scored; 7) away goal differential; 8) home goals scored; 9) home goal differential; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots.
Overall table

Note: the table below has no impact on playoff qualification and is used solely for determining host of the MLS Cup, certain CCL spots, the Supporters' Shield trophy, seeding in the 2017 Canadian Championship, and 2017 MLS draft. The conference tables are the sole determinant for teams qualifying for the playoffs.

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification[lower-alpha 1]
1 FC Dallas (X) 34 17 8 9 50 40 +10 60 2018 CONCACAF Champions League
2 Colorado Rapids 34 15 6 13 39 32 +7 58
3 New York Red Bulls 34 16 9 9 61 44 +17 57
4 New York City FC 34 15 10 9 62 57 +5 54
5 Toronto FC 34 14 9 11 51 39 +12 53 2018 CONCACAF Champions League
6 LA Galaxy 34 12 6 16 54 39 +15 52
7 Seattle Sounders FC (C) 34 14 14 6 44 43 +1 48 2018 CONCACAF Champions League
8 Sporting Kansas City 34 13 13 8 42 41 +1 47
9 Real Salt Lake 34 12 12 10 44 46 2 46
10 D.C. United 34 11 10 13 53 47 +6 46
11 Montreal Impact 34 11 11 12 49 53 4 45
12 Portland Timbers 34 12 14 8 48 53 5 44
13 Philadelphia Union 34 11 14 9 52 55 3 42
14 New England Revolution 34 11 14 9 44 54 10 42
15 Orlando City SC 34 9 11 14 55 60 5 41
16 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 34 10 15 9 45 52 7 39
17 San Jose Earthquakes 34 8 12 14 32 40 8 38
18 Columbus Crew SC 34 8 14 12 50 58 8 36
19 Houston Dynamo 34 7 14 13 39 45 6 34
20 Chicago Fire 34 7 17 10 42 58 16 31
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goals scored; 7) away goal differential; 8) home goals scored; 9) home goal differential; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots
(C) Champion; (X) Supporters' Shield winner.
Notes:
MLS Playoffs
                                           
Knockout Round  Conference Semifinals Conference Finals MLS Cup
October 27 – Washington, D.C.              
E4  D.C. United  2
E5  Montreal Impact  1  2  3
E5  Montreal Impact  4      
E1  New York Red Bulls  0  1  1  
Eastern Conference
October 26 – Toronto, Ontario E5  Montreal Impact  3  2  5
 
  E3  Toronto FC (a.e.t.)  2  5  7  
E3  Toronto FC  3
E3  Toronto FC  2  5  7
E6  Philadelphia Union  1   December 10 – Toronto, Ontario
E2  New York City FC  0  0  0  
 
October 27 – Seattle, Washington E3  Toronto FC  0 (4)
 
  W4  Seattle Sounders FC (p)  0 (5)
W4  Seattle Sounders FC  1
W4  Seattle Sounders FC  3  1  4
W5  Sporting Kansas City  0      
W1  FC Dallas  0  2  2  
Western Conference
October 26 – Carson, California W4  Seattle Sounders FC  2  1  3
 
  W2  Colorado Rapids  1  0  1  
W3  LA Galaxy  3
W3  LA Galaxy  1  0  1 (1)
W6  Real Salt Lake  1  
W2  Colorado Rapids (p)  0  1  1 (3)  
North American Soccer League
Spring Season
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Indy Eleven (S) 10 4 6 0 15 8 +7 18 Playoffs
2 New York Cosmos 10 6 0 4 15 8 +7 18
3 FC Edmonton 10 5 2 3 9 7 +2 17
4 Minnesota United 10 5 1 4 16 12 +4 16
5 Tampa Bay Rowdies 10 4 4 2 11 9 +2 16
6 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 10 4 3 3 12 12 0 15
7 Carolina RailHawks 10 4 2 4 11 13 2 14
8 Rayo OKC 10 3 3 4 11 12 1 12
9 Ottawa Fury 10 2 3 5 9 14 5 9
10 Jacksonville Armada 10 1 4 5 5 11 6 7
11 Miami FC 10 1 4 5 7 15 8 7
Source: NASL
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total goal differential; 3) total goals scored; 4) head-to-head record; 5) away goal differential; 6) away goals scored
(S) Spring season champion.
Fall Season
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 New York Cosmos (F) 22 14 5 3 44 21 +23 47 Playoffs
2 Indy Eleven 22 11 4 7 36 25 +11 37
3 FC Edmonton 22 10 6 6 16 14 +2 36
4 Rayo OKC 22 9 8 5 28 21 +7 35
5 Miami FC 22 9 6 7 31 27 +4 33
6 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 22 7 5 10 19 28 9 26
7 Carolina RailHawks 22 7 5 10 25 35 10 26
8 Minnesota United 22 6 7 9 25 25 0 25
9 Puerto Rico 22 5 9 8 19 31 12 24
10 Tampa Bay Rowdies 22 5 8 9 29 32 3 23
11 Jacksonville Armada 22 5 8 9 25 35 10 23
12 Ottawa Fury 22 5 7 10 23 26 3 22
Source: NASL
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total goal differential; 3) total goals scored; 4) head-to-head record; 5) away goal differential; 6) away goals scored
(F) Fall season champion.
USL
Eastern Conference
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 New York Red Bulls II (C, X) 30 21 6 3 61 21 +40 69 Conference Playoffs
2 Louisville City FC 30 17 9 4 52 27 +25 60
3 FC Cincinnati 30 16 8 6 41 27 +14 56
4 Rochester Rhinos 30 13 12 5 38 25 +13 51
5 Charlotte Independence 30 14 8 8 48 29 +19 50
6 Charleston Battery 30 13 9 8 38 33 +5 48
7 Richmond Kickers 30 12 9 9 33 26 +7 45
8 Orlando City B 30 9 8 13 35 49 14 35
9 Wilmington Hammerheads FC 30 8 10 12 37 47 10 34
10 Harrisburg City Islanders 30 8 7 15 37 54 17 31
11 Bethlehem Steel FC 30 6 10 14 32 43 11 28
12 Toronto FC II 30 7 5 18 36 58 22 26
13 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 30 6 7 17 31 50 19 25
14 FC Montreal 30 7 2 21 35 57 22 23
Source: 2016 USL Standings
Rules for classification: 1) total wins; 2) total goal differential; 3) total goals scored; 4) points earned against top four Conference finishers; 5) disciplinary points; 6) coin toss or drawing of lots
(C) Champion; (X) Regular Season League Champion.
Western Conference
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Sacramento Republic 30 14 10 6 43 27 +16 52 Conference Playoffs
2 Rio Grande Valley Toros 30 14 9 7 47 24 +23 51
3 Colorado Springs Switchbacks 30 14 7 9 37 27 +10 49
4 Swope Park Rangers 30 14 6 10 45 36 +9 48
5 LA Galaxy II 30 12 11 7 52 42 +10 47
6 Vancouver Whitecaps 2 30 12 9 9 44 44 0 45
7 Oklahoma City Energy 30 10 13 7 32 30 +2 43
8 Orange County Blues 30 12 4 14 39 41 2 40
9 Portland Timbers 2 30 12 4 14 38 42 4 40
10 San Antonio FC 30 10 8 12 36 36 0 38
11 Real Monarchs 30 10 6 14 31 41 10 36
12 Seattle Sounders 2 30 9 8 13 35 50 15 35
13 Arizona United 30 9 7 14 40 46 6 34
14 Saint Louis FC 30 8 10 12 42 44 2 34
15 Tulsa Roughnecks 30 5 4 21 25 64 39 19
Source: 2016 USL Standings
Rules for classification: 1) total wins; 2) total goal differential; 3) total goals scored; 4) points earned against top four Conference finishers; 5) disciplinary points; 6) coin toss or drawing of lots

Cup Competitions

US Open Cup
Final

International Competitions

CONCACAF Competitions
Club Competition Final round
D.C. United 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals
LA Galaxy Quarterfinals
Real Salt Lake Quarterfinals
Seattle Sounders FC Quarterfinals
FC Dallas 2016–17 CONCACAF Champions League Semifinals
New York Red Bulls Quarterfinals
Portland Timbers Group Stage
Sporting Kansas City Group Stage



2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League
Knockout stage
Quarter-Finals
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Seattle Sounders FC 3–5 América 2–2 1–3
Querétaro 3–1 D.C. United 2–0 1–1
UANL 3–1 Real Salt Lake 2–0 1–1
LA Galaxy 0–4 Santos Laguna 0–0 0–4
2016–17 CONCACAF Champions League
Group Stage
Group B
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification SAP POR DRA
1 Saprissa 4 2 2 0 11 3 +8 8 Quarterfinals 4–2 6−0
2 Portland Timbers 4 2 1 1 7 7 0 7 1−1 2–1
3 Dragón 4 0 1 3 2 10 8 1 0−0 1–2
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Group C
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification VAN SKC CEN
1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 4 4 0 0 10 2 +8 12 Quarterfinals 3–0 4–1
2 Sporting Kansas City 4 1 1 2 6 8 2 4 1–2 3–1
3 Central 4 0 1 3 4 10 6 1 0–1 2–2
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Group F
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification NYR ALI ANT
1 New York Red Bulls 4 2 2 0 5 1 +4 8 Quarterfinals 1–0 3–0
2 Alianza 4 1 2 1 5 4 +1 5 1–1 1–1
3 Antigua 4 0 2 2 2 7 5 2 0–0 1–3
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Group H
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification DAL SUC EST
1 FC Dallas 4 2 2 0 8 4 +4 8 Quarterfinals 0–0 2–1
2 Suchitepéquez 4 1 2 1 4 6 2 5 2–5 1–0
3 Real Estelí 4 0 2 2 3 5 2 2 1–1 1–1
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

Women's

League Competitions

National Women's Soccer League
Overall table
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Portland Thorns FC 20 12 5 3 35 19 +16 41 NWSL Shield
2 Washington Spirit 20 12 3 5 30 21 +9 39 NWSL Playoffs
3 Chicago Red Stars 20 9 6 5 24 20 +4 33
4 Western New York Flash (C) 20 9 5 6 40 26 +14 32
5 Seattle Reign FC 20 8 6 6 29 21 +8 30
6 FC Kansas City 20 7 5 8 18 20 2 26
7 Sky Blue FC 20 7 5 8 24 30 6 26
8 Houston Dash 20 6 4 10 29 29 0 22
9 Orlando Pride 20 6 1 13 20 30 10 19
10 Boston Breakers 20 3 2 15 14 47 33 11
Source: NWSL
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(C) Champion.
Women's Premier Soccer League
United Women's Soccer

Cup Competitions

USASA National Women's Open Cup

Final

Olympic Club2–0United FC

Honors

Professional

Amateur

Notes

    References

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