Mutiny 1996 Schedule
& Highlights


13 - W vs. New England, 3-2
20 - W at Columbus, 2-1
28 - L vs. Dallas, 1-2


4 - L at NY-NJ, 4-3 (SO)
8 - W vs. Kansas City, 2-0
11 - W at Colorado, 3-2
18 - W vs. San Jose, 3-2
23 - W at Dallas, 1-0
26 - D vs Feyenoorda, 1-1 (Exhibition)


1 - L vs. Los Angeles, 1-2
5 - W at Kansas City 3-1
8 - W vs. Colorado, 2-1
16 - L at Los Angeles 2-2(SO)
22 - L vs. Columbus, 4-3 (SO, 3-2)
30 - L at San Jose, 4-0


4 - W vs. Columbus, 4-1
12 - L at Washington D.C., 1-0
18 - W vs. Kansas City 3-2
21 - W at Colorado, 3-1
25 - L at Columbus, 0-1
27 - W vs. Los Angeles, 4-3

3 - W vs. Colorado, 3-1
7 - L vs. Washington D.C., 1-3
10 - L at Dallas, 1-2
17 - W vs. NY-NJ, 3-1
21 - L at New England, 4-2
25 - L at DC United, 3-0
31 - W vs. New England, 3-1


4 - W at NY-NJ, 2-0
7 - L vs. Rochester Rhinos (A-League; US Open Cup)
12 - W at New England, 2-1
14 - W vs. DC United, 2-0
18 - W at San Jose, 2-1 (3-2 SO)
21 - W vs. NY-NJ, 4-1


- quarterfinals - 25 - W at Columbus, 2-0
28 - L vs. Columbus, 2-1


2 - W vs. Columbus, 4-1

- Semifinals -

10 - L at DC United, 4-1
12 - L vs. DC United, 4-1


Rochester Rhinos 2, Tampa Bay 1

Rochester Shocks Major League Soccer & Tampa Bay in U.S. Open Cup Rhinos Beat Mutiny 4-3 in Double Overtime to Advance to '96 U.S. Open Cup Semi-Finals

The Rochester Raging Rhinos shocked Major League Soccer's Tampa Bay Mutiny with a 4-3 dramatic win in double sudden-death overtime during the quarter-finals of the 1996 U.S. Open Cup on Saturday night in Rochester. The crowd of 12,428 at Frontier Field witnessed an epic battle as the Rhinos advanced to the semi-finals of the U.S. Open Cup by defeating MLS's top ranked team. Rochester native Chris Kennell, a late game substitute, scored the game-winner in the second 15 minute sudden-death overtime period to clinch the monumental win for the first-year franchise.

The Rhinos took a 2-0 lead into half-time on goals by midfielder Henry Gutierrez (33:28) and the A-League's top goal scorer, forward Doug Miller (41:22). Rochester was outshot by Tampa Bay 25-17, but Rhino keeper Bill Andracki made 20 saves to earn Player of the Game honors. Andracki made one of his biggest saves in the first half when he smothered Tampa Bay star midfielder Carlos Valderrama on a break-away.

Tampa Bay would not be eliminated easily and scored three goals late in the second half, all of which came within 6:14 of one another. The Mutiny's top two regular season scorers, midfielder Valderrama (penalty kick 84:49) and forward Roy Lassiter (79:36), helped bring Tampa Bay back with a goal each and a Lassiter assist. Mutiny forward Evans Wise (85:50) scored the tying goal, assisted by Lassiter, to send the match into overtime. Rochester's third goal was scored by Miller (81:27), his second of the match and seventh in his last five contests.

The Rhinos have shined at their new home, posting a 10-1 record at Frontier Field in front of nearly 12,000 fans each night.

The Colorado Foxes and Seattle Sounders have yet to play their U.S. Open Cup quarter-final matches against MLS opponents. The Foxes will play at the Kansas City Wiz on September 15 and the Sounders will play at the Dallas Burn on September 16.

June 1, 1996

Los Angeles 2, Tampa Bay 1

Tampa - Harut Karapetyan dribbled his way through the Tampa Bay defense for a 59th minute goal to give the undefeated Los Angeles Galaxy a 2-1 win over the Mutiny in front of 19,717 spectators at Tampa Stadium Saturday night. The Galaxy are Major League Soccer's only undefeated team, at 8-0.

Karapetyan's goal came off a pass from Mauricio Cienfuegos. He took the ball from the left flank, passed two Tampa defenders and slipped the shot just inside the left post.

L.A. took the early lead in the 30th minute when Tampa defender Frank Yallop let a Cobi Jones pass go through toward the goal. When 'keeper Scott Budnick failed to advance on the ball, Galaxy forward Guillermo Jara stepped in to finish the goal.

Tampa's lone score came in the 35th minute. Roy Lassiter intercepted a Galaxy clearing pass and sent a left-footed shot past goalie Jorge Campos.

Tampa's record drops to 6-3 with the loss, still good enough for first place in the MLS East.

Game Summary

1 2 F

GALAXY--Jorge Campos, Robin Fraser, Mark Semioli, Manny Motajo, Greg Vanney, Chris Armas (Jorge Salcedo 16), Mauricio Cienfuegos, Cobi Jones, Harut Karapetyan (Brad Wilson 85), Guillermo Jara (Andrew Shue 75), Dan Calichman.

MUTINY--Scott Budnick, Steve Pittman, Cle Kooiman, Frank Yallop, Martin Vasquez, Steve Ralston, Evans Wise, Ivan McKinley (Diego Viera 74), Goran Hunjak, Giuseppe Galderisi, Roy Lassiter.

Goal Scoring:

LA - Jara (1) (Jones) 30
TB - Lassiter (6) (unas.) 35
LA - Karapetyan (3) (Cienfuegos) 59
Total Shots: 18 17
Shots on Goal: 8 3
Saves: 2 6
Fouls: 11 17
Offsides: 2 2
Corner Kicks: 5 5
Time in Offensive Zone: 45 45

LA - Osiander (coach) 8
TB - McKinley 22
LA - Clichman 34
LA - Motajo 43
TB - Wise 78

TB - Viera 90

Referee: Raul Dominguez
Referee's Assistants: Tim Groth, Kevin Hines
Fourth Official: Sophie Rhodes

Attendance: 19,717
Weather: Partly cloudy, hot, 86 degrees

May 26, 1996

Tampa Bay 1 Feyenoord (Netherlands) 1. Goals: Viera (Wise) 84; Kliouev (Trustfull) 47.

Tampa Bay -- Dougherty, Kooiman, Yallop, Diffley, Vasquez, McKinley, Ralston, Wise, Valderrama, Viera, Hunjak. Subs: Galderisi for Valderrama in 24th, Backman for McKinley in 37th, Budnick for Dougherty in 46th, Lalas for Kooiman in 55th, Frye for Galderisi in 59th, Geltz for Vasquez in 74th.

Feyenoord -- Doeleman, Zwijnenberg, Maas, Koeman, Schuiteman, Bosz, van Gastel, Kliouev, Obiku, Trustfull, Alotay. Subs: Heus for Koeman in 57th.

Referee: Zim Boulos.

Att.: 6,205.

May 23, 1996

MLS Game Summary - Tampa Bay 1, Dallas 0

Dallas - Roy Lassiter broke a scoreless tie in the 82nd minute, and the Tampa Bay defense held on to edge the Dallas Burn 1-0 in a Major League Soccer match played in front of 11,457 spectators at the Cotton Bowl Thursday night.

For the second straight game, Lassiter teamed with league assist leader Carlos Valderrama to lead the Mutiny to victory. The Colombian international star took a pass at the top of the penalty area and shuttled it off to Lassiter on his right, who one-touched it past Dallas goalie Mark Dodd. In Tampa's last game, a 3-2 victory over San Jose May 18, Lassiter scored twice and Valderrama assisted on all three goals.

The win was Tampa Bay's fourth straight, and solidified the team's position atop the MLS East with six wins and two losses. Dallas snapped their own three-game win streak, and suffered their first home loss of the season. The Burn drop to 6-3 on the season.

Game Summary

1 2 F

MUTINY--Mark Dougherty, Steve Pittman (Giuseppe Galderisi 49), Cle Kooiman, Frank Yallop, Steve Ralston, Carlos Valderrama, Martin Vasquez, Goran Hunjak, Ivan McKinley, Roy Lassiter, Evans Wise.

BURN--Mark Dodd, Mark Santel, Lawrence Lozzano, Richard Farrer, Diego Sonora, Chad Ashton, Jason Kreis, Brian Haynes, Ted Eck (Washington Rodriguez 68), John Kerr, Hugo Sanchez.

Goal Scoring:

TB - Lassiter (5) (Valderrama) 82

Total Shots: 9 14
Shots on Goal: 5 7
Saves: 6 3
Fouls: 16 15
Offsides: 1 1
Corner Kicks: 3 4
Time in Offensive Zone: 40 50

TB - McKinley 10
DAL - Sonora 56
DAL - Santel 63
TB - Yallop 76

Referee: Tim Weyland
Referee's Assistants: Ken Austin, Jon Wilson
Fourth Official: Ralph Boggs

Attendance: 11,457
Weather: Windy, hot, 90 degrees

May 18, 1996

MLS Game Summary - Tampa Bay 3, San Jose 2

Tampa - Colombian international Carlos Valderrama set up three first-half goals, including Roy Lassiter's game-winner in the 43rd minute, to lead the Tampa Bay Mutiny to a 3-2 Major League Soccer win over the San Jose Clash in front of 12,047 at Tampa Stadium Saturday night.

The deciding goal, Lassiter's second of the game, started with a Valderrama pass from 40 yards out. Lassiter took the ball 20 yards from the goal and sent the ball into the net to the left of Clash goalie Tom Liner. Lassiter and Valderrama also teamed up for the Mutiny's first score of the night, a series of two short passes leading to a left-footed conversion from 12 yards in the 18th minute.

Tampa's Steve Ralston also scored, taking a showy flip pass from Valderrama on the right side of the net and crossing it into the left corner in the 22nd minute. The Clash mounted a strong second-half comeback behind forward Paul Bravo, who scored on a penalty kick following a Steve Pittman handball in the 65th minute, then converted an Eddie Lewis pass in the 71st. Bravo has scored at least one goal in each of the Clash's last five games.

The win was Tampa's third straight, and keeps them on top of the MLS Eastern Conference. San Jose drops to 3-5, and now has a two-game losing streak.

Game Summary

1 2 F

CLASH--Tom Liner (Dave Salzwedel 46), Troy Dayak, John Doyle, Tim Martin, Michael Emenalo, Ben Iroha (Rafael Amaya 76), Jorge Rodas, Henry Gutierrez, Missael Espinoza, Paul Bravo, Jeff Baicher (Eddie Lewis 58).

MUTINY--Mark Daugherty, Steve Pittman, Cle Kooiman, Frank Yallop, Martin Vasquez, Steve Ralston (Giuseppe Galderisi 72), Derek Backman (John Diffley 90), Goran Hunjak, Carlos Valderrama, Ivan McKinley, Roy Lassiter.

Goal Scoring:

TB - Lassiter (3) (Vasquez, Valderrama) 18
TB - Ralston (2) (Valderrama) 22
TB - Lassiter (4) (Valderrama) 43
SJ - Bravo (5) pk 65
SJ - Bravo (6) (Lewis) 71

Total Shots: 16 10
Shots on Goal: 7 6
Saves: 3 5
Fouls: 10 10
Offsides: 2 4
Corner Kicks: 5 5
Time in Offensive Zone: 50 40

SJ - Rodas 11
SJ - Iroha 19
SJ - Emenalo 21
TB - Backman 28
TB - Pittman 45

TB - Yallop 90

Referee: Esse Baharmast
Referee's Assistants: Roger Sill, Chris Wirth
Fourth Official: Sharon Wheeler

Attendance: 12,047
Weather: Cloudy, 84 degrees

May 11, 1996

MLS Game Summary - Tampa Bay 2, Colorado 1

Denver - Steve Ralston scored an unassisted goal in the 76th minute to give the Tampa Bay Mutiny a 2-1 Major League Soccer win over the Colorado Rapids in front of 9,171 at Mile High Stadium Saturday.

Colorado took an early lead, when Jean Harbor converted a penalty kick in the 10th minute following a handball in the penalty area.

The Mutiny knotted the score in the 62nd second minute when Cle Kooiman took a shot off a ball deflected off Steve Pittman, and Ivan McKinley tapped the Kooiman shot into the upper left hand corner of the net.

Game Summary

1 2 F
Tampa Bay Mutiny 1 1 2
Colorado Rapids 1 0 1

MUTINY: Mark Dougherty, Steve Pittman, Cle Kooiman, Frank Yallop, Martin Vasquez, Ivan McKinley, Adam Frye (Goran Hunjak 54), Steve Ralston, Carlos Valderrama, Diego Viera, Roy Lassiter.

RAPIDS: Chris Woods, Matt Kmosko, Dennis Hamlett, Ian Butterworth, Scott Cannon (Richard Sharp 78), Scott Benedetti, Marcelo Balboa, Steve Trittschuh, Chris Henderson, Jean Harbor, Shaun Barlett (Roy Wegerle 58).

Goal Scoring:
Col - Harbor (1) penalty kick 10
TB - McKinley (2) (Kooiman) 62
TB - Ralston (1) (unassisted) 76

Total Shots: 6 13
Shots on Goal: 3 6
Saves: 4 0
Fouls: 9 14
Offsides: 12 2
Corner Kicks: 5 8
Time in Offensive Zone: 40 50

Col - Trittschuh 8
TB - McKinley 25
TB - Frye 12
Col - Henderson 35
Col - Hamlett 43

Officials: Referee: Arturo Angeles
Referee's Assistants: Phillipe Camus, Richard Arnold
Fourth official: Jerry Shirley

Attendance: 9,171

May 8, 1996

Tampa Bay 2, Kansas City 0

Tampa - Carlos Valderrama's unassisted goal in the 41st minute turned out to be decisive as the Tampa Bay Mutiny blanked the Kansas City Wiz 2-0 in a Major League Soccer match played before 7,025 at Tampa Stadium Wednesday night.

The Colombian international's shot came from the top of the arc, some 25 yards from the goal. The Mutiny picked up an insurance tally in the 50th minute when Diego Viera snagged the rebound of a Cle Kooiman shot and slipped it past Wiz 'keeper Pat Harrington.

Second-half substitute "Digital" Takawira had Kansas City's best scoring chance, sending a shot off the post with three minutes to play.

The loss was Kansas City's second straight shutout, and dropped their record to 3-3. The Mutiny broke a two-game losing streak, and remains on top of the MLS East with 3 wins and 2 losses.

Game Summary

1 2 F

WIZ--Pat Harrington, Samuel Ekeme, Uche Okafor, Sean Bowers, Diego Gutierrez, Paul Wright, Mike Sorber (Scott Uderitz 46), Preki, Mark Chung (Vitalis "Digital" Takawira 64), Frank Klopas (Eric Eichmann 82), Mo Johnston.

MUTINY--Mark Dougherty, Steve Pittman (Goran Hunjak 88), Cle Kooiman, Frank Yallop, Mark Vasquez, Ivan McKinley, Steve Ralston, Evans Wise, Carlos Valderrama, Roy Lassiter, Diego Viera.

Goal Scoring:
TB - Valderrama (2) (unas.) 41
TB - Viera (3) (Kooiman) 50

Total Shots: 12 12
Shots on Goal: 7 9
Saves: 3 7
Fouls: 11 18
Offsides: 0 4
Corner Kicks: 4 10
Time in Offensive Zone: 43 47

TB - McKinley 23
TB - Yallop 28
KC - Gutierrez 39
TB - Vasquez 62

Referee: Kevin Terry
Referee's Assistants: George Banica, Mario Martinez

Attendance: 7,025

May 4, 1996

MetroStars 4, Tampa Bay 3 (SO)

East Rutherford, NJ - The New York/New Jersey MetroStars came back from a three goal deficit to take a 4-3 Major League Soccer win in a shootout over the Tampa Bay Mutiny in front of 36,621 at Giants Stadium Saturday night.

The MetroStars Ruben Dario Hernandez and Tab Ramos scored during the shootout. The Mutiny's only goal in the tie breaker came from Roy Lassiter.

Following a scoreless first half, the Mutiny (2-2) scored three goals in eight minutes. Diego Vierra scored the first of his two, knocking in a header of a cross by Lassiter in the 51st minute.

Wild haired Colombian Carlos Valderrama scored on a penalty kick in the 55th minute after Vierra was pulled down by MetroStars goalkeeper Zach Thornton who was in for the injured Tony Meola.

Vierra closed out the Mutiny's scoring in the 58th minute, putting in a shot from the top of the penalty area.

Giovani Savarese scored twice in two minutes for the MetroStars, who cracked the win column for the first time.

In the 72nd minute, Evans Wise knocked in a MetroStars corner kick. One minute later, Savarese scored off an assist from Hernandez, and in the 75th minute the duo teamed again as Savarese scored on a bicycle kick.

Game Summary

1 2 SO F
Tampa Bay Rowdies 0 3 1 3
NY/NJ MetroStars 0 3 2 4

MUTINY: Mark Dougherty, Ivan McKinley, Steve Pittman, Cle Kooiman, Frank Yallop, Martin Vasquez, Steve Ralston, Carlos Valderrama, Evans Wise (Derek Backman 85), Diego Viera (John Diffley 65), Roy Lassiter.

METROSTARS: Zach Thornton, Nicola Caricola, Rhett Harty (Giovani Savarese 63), Matt Knowles, Jeff Zaun, Miles Joseph, Mickey Kydes, Roberto Donadoni, Tab Ramos, Peter Vermes, Ruben Dario Hernandez.

Goal Scoring:
TB - Vierra (Lassiter, Wise) 51
TB - Valderrama (penalty kick) 53
TB - Viera (Wise) 58
NY/NJ- own goal by Wise 72
NY/NJ- Savarese (Hernandez) 73
NY/NJ- Savarese (Hernandez) 75
Total Shots: 14 27
Shots on Goal: 5 10
Saves: 9 2
Fouls: 12 12
Offsides: 3 2
Corner Kicks: 2 10
Time in Offensive Zone: 35 55

NY/NJ-Kydes 46
TB--Lassiter 83

Officials: Referee: Esse Bahrmast; Referee's Assistants: Ken
Heller, John Konstantinidis; Fourth Official: Allan Lo

Attendance: 36,621

April 28, 1996

Tampa - Two pinpoint free kicks propelled the Dallas Burn to their third Major League Soccer win of the season, a 2-1 decision over the Tampa Bay Mutiny in front of 14,084 at Tampa Stadium Sunday afternoon.

Jason Kreis and Washington Rodriguez both turned direct free kicks into goals for the Burn, in the 24th and 30th minutes, respectively. The Mutiny had two goals, both by Roy Lassiter, called back in the same period, one for offside and the other for having occurred after the halftime whistle had blown. Lassiter went on to record Tampa Bay's sole tally on a left-footed shot from ten yards out at the 81 minute mark.

Dallas improves its MLS record to 3-1, including one shootout win. The loss was the Mutiny's first of the season, and drops their record to 2-1.

Game Summary

1 2 F

BURN - Mark Dodd, Diego Sonora, Mark Santel, Brandon Pollard, Lawrence Lozzano Gerrell Elliot 72), Leonel Alvarez, Jason Kreis (Chad Ashton 77), Washington Rodriguez (Jimmy Glenn 77), Richard Farrer, Ted Eck, John Kerr.

MUTINY - Mark Dougherty, John Diffley (Ivan McKinley 46), Steve Pittman, CleKooiman (Derek Backman 88), Frank Yallop, Martin Vasquez, Steve Ralston, Evans Wise, Carlos Valderrama, Diego Viera, Roy Lassiter.

Goal Scoring:
DAL--Kreis (unas) 24
DAL--Rodriguez (unas) 30
TB--Lassiter (McKinley) 81

Total Shots: 5 12
Shots on Goal: 5 4
Saves: 1 3
Fouls: 14 9
Offsides: 3 5
Corner Kicks: 3 3
Time in Offensive Zone: 45 45

DAL--Sonora 21
DAL--Alvarez 54

Referee: Raul Dominguez
Referee's Assistants: Roger O'Brien, Jack Holland
Fourth Official: Tim Groth

Attendance: 14,084

April 20, 1996:

Columbus - Columbus Crew defender Mark Watson's errant backpass into his own net proved decisive in the Crew's 2-1 Major League Soccer loss to the Tampa Bay Mutiny in a Saturday night match played before 24,434 at Ohio Stadium.

The Mutiny took a 1-0 lead in the 12th minute on a Martin Vasquez goal. The Crew's Doctor Khumalo pulled his team within one with a 60th minute score, but the Mutiny defense held through a late-period flurry to preserve the win.

Columbus drops to 1-1 in the MLS standings, and Tampa Bay takes over first place in the Eastern Conference with a perfect 2-0 record.

Game Summary
1 2 F
Tampa Bay Mutiny 2 0 2
Columbus Crew 0 1 1
MUTINY--Mark Dougherty, John Diffley, Cle Kooiman, Frank Yallop, Steve Pittman, Steve Ralston, Carlos Valderrama, Martin Vasquez, Ivan McKinley, Roy Lassiter, Evans Wise (Diego Viera 67)

CREW--Bo Oshoniyi, Michael Clark, Mark Watson, Janusz Michallik, Billy Thompson, Shane Battelle, Doctor Khumalo, Brian Bliss (Marcelo Carrera 80), Pete Marino (Brian Maisonneuve 46)

Goal Scoring:
TB--Vasquez (Ralston) 12
TB--own goal (Watson) 28
COL--Khumalo (unas.) 60

Total Shots: 7 11
Shots on Goal: 5 3
Saves: 4 4
Fouls: 15 11
Offsides: 6 2
Corner Kicks: 2 5
Time in Offensive Zone: 40 50

TB--Vasquez 10
COL--Battelle 19
COL--Watson 54
TB--Kooiman 59
COL--Maisonneuve 62
TB--Viera 77
TB--Dougherty 86

Referee: Richard Grady
Referee's Assistants: Michael Kennedy, Ted Covociu
Fourth Official: Giovanni Piazza

Attendance: 24,434

April 13, 1996

Tampa - Steve Pittman's goal in the 65th minute gave the Tampa Bay Mutiny (1-0) a 3-2 Major League Soccer win over the New England Revolution (0-1) in front of 26,473 at Tampa Stadium Saturday night.

Midfielder Carlos Valderrama set up the goal with a free kick from 28 yards out. The wildhaired Colombian pushed the ball ten yards to Pittman, who rocketed a left footed shot inside the post. Roy Lassiter and Juan McKinley scored the other Mutiny goals. Rob Ukrop scored both goals for New England.

Game Summary

1 2 F
New England Revolution 1 1 2
Tampa Bay Mutiny 1 2 3

REVOLUTION--Jim St. Andre, Zak Ibsen, Alexi Lalas, Richard Weiszmann, John Debrito, Mike Burns, Geoff Aunger, Alberto Naveda, (Giuseppe Galderisi 59), Peter Woodring, Rob Ukrop, Welton

MUTINY--Mark Daugherty, John Diffley, Steve Pittman, Cle Kooiman, Frank Yallop, Martin Vazques, Steve Ralston, Carlos Valderrama, Juan McKinley, Evans Wise (Derek Backman 89), Roy Lassiter

Goal Scoring:
NE--Ukrop (Lalas, Welton) 20
TB--Lassiter (Pittman) 25
TB--McKinley (Vazques) 53
TB--Pittman (Valderrama) 65
NE--Ukrop (Woodring) 71
Total Shots: 11 16
Shots on Goal: 4 8
Saves: 5 2
Fouls: 18 22
Offsides: 6 0
Corner Kicks: 3 5
Time in Offensive Zone: 51 39

NE--Burns 16
TB--McKinley 23
NE--Debrito 24
TB--Lassiter 57
NE--Aunger 59
NE--Galderisi 61
TB--Wise 83

NE--St. Andre 90

Referee:Zimmerman Boulas
Referee's Asst: Roger Sill, Shane Moudy
Fourth Official: Dave Rowland
Attendance: 26,473

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