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Select League
Before the season, there was substantial movement of teams between the Pro League, the Premier (amateur) league and the new Select league.

Scoring system for 1996:
3 points for a win, 1 point for a shootout win, 0 points for a shootout loss, 0 points for a loss.

(Note: 1996 standings only include league games)

Before the season, New York/New Jersey, South Carolina, and Sacramento were added. Greensboro became Carolina. Columbus became Ohio. Monterey Bay became California.
G W L SW GF GA PTS
EASTERN CONFERENCE
North Atlantic Division
Long Island Rough Riders 18 11 7 0 39 31 33
Richmond Kickers 18 10 8 0 34 24 28
Connecticut Wolves 18 11 7 4 37 31 25
Delaware Wizards 18 6 12 1 20 29 16
Cape Cod Crusaders 18 5 13 1 13 24 9
New York/New Jersey Stallions 18 2 16 0 19 52 6
 
South Atlantic Division
Carolina Dynamo 18 15 3 1 37 15 43
South Carolina Shamrocks 18 12 6 1 42 31 34
Hampton Roads Mariners 18 13 5 4 32 15 31
Tampa Bay Cyclones 18 10 8 1 40 32 28
Raleigh Flyers 18 7 11 0 25 26 21
 
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
Milwaukee Rampage 18 13 5 3 36 19 33
Minnesota Thunder 18 10 8 0 31 16 30
New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers 18 9 9 2 31 36 23
Ohio Xoggz 18 6 12 1 26 34 16
Chicago Stingers 18 5 13 1 29 41 13
Pacific Division
California Jaguars 18 12 6 1 30 21 34
Sacramento Scorpions 18 11 7 2 23 22 29
El Paso Patriots 18 10 8 1 30 23 28
New Mexico Chiles 18 9 9 0 24 24 27
Reno Rattlers 18 6 12 5 13 33 8

1st Round: Delaware defeated Connecticut 3-2,
Hampton Roads defeated South Carolina 2-2 (1-0 SO),
Minnesota defeated New Orleans 5-1,
Sacramento defeated El Paso 2-1.
2nd Round: Minnesota defeated Milwaukee 3-1, 0-2 (1-0 mg),
Hampton Roads defeated Carolina 1-0,
California defeated Sacramento 2-0, 2-1,
Carolina defeated Hampton Roads 4-0 (1-0 mg),
Long Island defeated Delaware 2-0.
Select Six Tournament
Group A: Richmond defeated Charleston 6-1,
California defeated Charleston 3-1,
California defeated Richmond 1-0.
Group B: Minnesota defeated Hampton Roads 3-2,
Long Island defeated Minnesota 1-0,
Long Island defeated Hampton Roads 3-2.
Semi-Finals: California defeated Minnesota 4-2,
Richmond defeated Long Island 1-0.
CHAMPIONSHIP: California defeated Richmond 1-1 (2-1 SO).
After the season, New Mexico folded.
Data Sources:

US Soccer History Archives maintained by Dave Litterer, the most complete online source of information on the NASL, MISL and the USISL.