2010 Vancouver Whitecaps FC season

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC
2010 season
Chairman Greg Kerfoot
Manager Teitur Thordarson
USSF Division-2 2nd
D2 Playoffs Semifinals
Canadian Championship Runners-Up
Highest home attendance 5435
Oct. 2 v Portland
Lowest home attendance 4815
Apr. 24 v St. Louis
Average home league attendance 5152
Home colours
Away colours

The 2010 Vancouver Whitecaps FC season was the club's 35th year of existence, as well as their 24th and final year as a second tier club. Following the end of the season, the Whitecaps FC joined MLS, becoming the second Canadian club to enter the league.

Schedule and results[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

Pre-season[edit]

USSF Division 2 Professional League[edit]

[1]

Post-season[edit]

Nutrilite Canadian Championship[edit]

Tables[edit]

Conference table
NASL Conference
Pos Club Pts GP W L D GF GA GD Details
1 Carolina RailHawks 47 30 13 9 8 44 32 +12 Details
2 Vancouver Whitecaps 45 30 10 5 15 32 22 +10 Details
3 Montreal Impact 43 30 12 11 7 36 30 +6 Details
4 Miami FC 33 30 7 11 12 37 49 −12 Details
5 AC St. Louis 29 30 7 15 8 32 48 −16 Details
6 Crystal Palace Baltimore 24 30 6 18 6 24 55 −31 Details
Final regular season standings. Based on the results at the USSF D-2 schedule table
2010 USSF Division 2 playoff structure
Conference leaders automatically qualify for playoffs
The remaining six teams with the highest point totals, regardless of conference, also advance to the playoffs.
Combined league standings
USSF Division 2 Pro League
Pos Club Pts GP W L D GF GA GD Details
1 Rochester Rhinos 54 30 16 8 6 38 24 +14 Details
2 Carolina RailHawks 47 30 13 9 8 44 32 +12 Details
3 Austin Aztex 53 30 15 7 8 53 40 +13 Details
4 Portland Timbers 49 30 13 7 10 34 23 +11 Details
5 Vancouver Whitecaps 45 30 10 5 15 32 22 +10 Details
6 Montreal Impact 43 30 12 11 7 36 30 +6 Details
7 NSC Minnesota Stars 40 30 11 12 7 32 36 −4 Details
8 Puerto Rico Islanders 37 30 9 11 10 37 35 +2 Details
9 Miami FC 33 30 7 11 12 37 49 −12 Details
10 FC Tampa Bay 32 30 7 12 11 41 46 −5 Details
11 AC St. Louis 29 30 7 15 8 32 48 −16 Details
12 Crystal Palace Baltimore 24 30 6 18 6 24 55 −31 Details
Final regular season standings. Based on the results at the USSF D-2 schedule table
2010 USSF Division 2 playoff structure
Conference leaders automatically qualify for playoffs
The remaining six teams with the highest point totals, regardless of conference, also advance to the playoffs.

Current roster[edit]

as of the end of the season.[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Jay Nolly
2 United States DF Nelson Akwari
3 Canada DF Luca Bellisomo
4 Canada DF Chris Williams
6 Canada MF Terry Dunfield
7 Canada MF Martin Nash (captain)
8 United States DF Wes Knight
9 Switzerland MF Davide Chiumiento
11 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Ridge Mobulu
12 Canada MF Russell Teibert
13 Canada MF Alex Elliott
14 United States DF Greg Janicki
15 Canada MF Philippe Davies
16 Canada MF Kyle Porter
17 Canada FW Randy Edwini-Bonsu
18 Canada FW La'Vere Corbin-Ong
No. Position Player
19 Costa Rica FW Jonathan McDonald
20 Canada MF Ethan Gage
22 Japan MF Takashi Hirano
23 United States DF Blake Wagner
24 Cameroon MF Alexandre Morfaw
25 United States FW Cody Arnoux
26 Canada FW Alex Semenets
27 Canada GK Dan Pelc
28 Ghana MF Gershon Koffie
29 Tanzania MF Nizar Khalfan
31 Canada GK Simon Thomas
33 Liberia DF Willis Forko
39 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines FW Cornelius Stewart
55 France DF Mouloud Akloul
77 Georgia (country) DF Zourab Tsiskaridze

Starting 11[edit]

Last updated on 17 October 2010.
(These are the most used starting active players in the most used formation throughout the complete season)

Transactions[edit]

(As of End of 2009 season to Present)

October 2009

OUT

POS Nationality Player New Team
FW Canada Charles Gbeke Released (Guangzhou F.C.)
MF Bolivia Vicente Arze Released (Free Agent)
FW United States Lyle Martin Released (Shaanxi Chan-Ba)
GK Brazil Diego Released (Hollywood United Hitmen)
DF Nigeria Michael Ndubuisi Onwatuegwu Released (Persiba Bantul)
DF Canada Marco Reda Released (Free Agent)
FW United States Aaron Wheeler Released (FC Tampa Bay)
DF Canada Geordie Lyall Retired
November 2009

IN

POS Nationality Player
DF Canada Chris Williams Signed (Charleston Battery)
MF Mexico Ricardo Sanchez Signed (Minnesota Thunder)

OUT

POS Nationality Player
MF Bermuda Tyrell Burgess Released (Bermuda Hogges)
MF Haiti Kenold Versailles Released (Rochester Rhinos)
December 2009

IN

POS Nationality Player
DF Georgia (country) Zourab Tsiskaridze Signed (Miami FC)
MF Northern Ireland Jonny Steele Signed (Puerto Rico Islanders)
DF United States Greg Janicki Signed (D.C. United)
January 2010

IN

POS Nationality Player
DF United States Nelson Akwari Signed (Charleston Battery)

OUT

POS Nationality Player
FW Canada Marcus Haber Transferred (West Bromwich Albion)
February 2010

IN

POS Nationality Player
MF United States Blake Wagner Signed (FC Dallas)

OUT

POS Nationality Player
DF Canada Mason Trafford Released (Real Maryland Monarchs)
MF Canada Gordon Chin Released (Free Agent)
April 2010

IN

POS Nationality Player
DF France Mouloud Akloul Signed (Al-Ittihad Kalba)
GK Canada Dan Pelc Signed (Serbian White Eagles)
FW Canada Marcus Haber On Loan (West Bromwich Albion)
June 2010

IN

POS Nationality Player
MF Canada Alex Elliot Signed (FSV Mainz 05)

OUT

POS Nationality Player
FW Canada Marcus Haber Loan Return (West Bromwich Albion)
July 2010

IN

POS Nationality Player
FW Democratic Republic of the Congo Ridge Mobulu Signed (Lausanne Sport)

OUT

POS Nationality Player
MF United States Justin Moose Released (Free Agent)
MF Mexico Ricardo Sanchez Traded: FC Tampa Bay
MF Northern Ireland Johnny Steele Traded: FC Tampa Bay
FW Jamaica Dever Orgill Released (St. George's SC)
August 2010

IN

POS Nationality Player
FW Costa Rica Jonathan McDonald Signed (Club Sport Herediano)
MF Cameroon Alexandre Morfaw Signed (Bodens BK)
MF Canada Terry Dunfield Signed (Shrewsbury Town)
MF Canada Kyle Porter Signed (Energie Cottbus)
DF Switzerland Alain Rochat Signed (FC Zurich)
MF Switzerland Davide Chiumiento Signed (Lucerne)
FW United States Cody Arnoux Signed (Everton)
DF Liberia Willis Forko Signed (FK Bodø/Glimt)
DF Ghana Gershon Koffie Signed (International Allies FC)

OUT

POS Nationality Player
FW Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Marlon James Released (Free Agent)
DF Switzerland Alain Rochat Loaned to FC Zurich
MF Liberia Ansu Toure Released (Free Agent)
September 2010

OUT

POS Nationality Player
DF Japan Takashi Hirano assigned to Vancouver Whitecaps Residency
MF Tanzania Nizar Khalfan assigned to Vancouver Whitecaps Residency
FW Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Cornelius Stewart assigned to Vancouver Whitecaps Residency
FW Mauritania Doudou Touré assigned to Vancouver Whitecaps Residency

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NASL Schedule". Archived from the original on 12 April 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]