Vancouver Thunderbirds

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Vancouver Thunderbirds
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Full name Vancouver Thunderbirds
Nickname(s) The Thunderbirds
Founded 2005
Ground Thunderbird Stadium
Ground Capacity 3,200
Chairman Bob Philip
Manager Mike Mosher
League Pacific Coast Soccer League
2012 1st

Vancouver Thunderbirds is a Canadian soccer team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Founded in 2005, the team plays in Pacific Coast Soccer League (PCSL), a national amateur league at the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, which features teams from western Canada and the Pacific Northwest. The team is, essentially, an offshoot of the UBC Thunderbirds men's college soccer team.

The team plays its home matches at Thunderbird Stadium on the campus of the University of British Columbia, where they have played since 2005. The team's colours are blue and white.

History[edit]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

as of 28 September 2012[1] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Canada GK Luke O'Shea
2 Canada DF Tyler Mertens
3 Canada MF Kerman Kooner
4 Canada DF Bryan Fong
5 Canada MF Andre Herath
6 Canada MF Daniel Gazzola
7 Canada MF Devin Gunenc
8 Canada FW Steve Johnson
9 Canada FW Gagandeep Dosanjh
10 Canada MF Brandon Bonifacio
11 Canada MF Navid Mashinchi
12 Canada MF Greg Smith
13 Canada MF Sean Einarsson
14 Canada DF Brandon Ho
No. Position Player
15 Canada DF Harry Lakhan
16 Canada MF Kent O'Connor
17 Canada DF Marco Visintin
18 Canada DF Paul Clerc
19 Canada MF Milad Mehrabi
20 Canada MF Reynold Stewart
21 Canada MF Sean Haley
22 Germany GK Chris Beck
23 Canada DF William Hyde
24 Canada MF Alex Orasa
25 Canada MF Jacob Quail
30 Canada GK Richard Meister
33 Canada GK Ante Bošković

Notable former players[edit]

Staff[edit]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs Open Canada Cup
2005 4 PCSL 3rd, North Did not qualify Did not qualify
2006 4 PCSL 3rd Did not qualify
2007 4 PCSL 2nd Did not qualify
2008 4 PCSL 6th Did not qualify
2009 4 PCSL 2nd
2010 4 PCSL 1st Champion
2011 4 PCSL 1st Champion
2012 4 PCSL 1st Champion

Head coaches[edit]

Stadium[edit]

Notes[edit]

External links[edit]