1975 Vancouver Whitecaps season

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC
1975 season
ChairmanHerb Capozzi[1]
ManagerJim Easton
NASLDivision: 4th
Overall: 9th
NASL PlayoffsDid not qualify
Highest home attendance10,007 vs Chicago Sting April 18, 1975[2]
Lowest home attendance4,528 vs Denver Dynamos July 31, 1975[3]
Average home league attendance7,579[4]
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The 1975 Vancouver Whitecaps season was the second season of the Whitecaps, and their second season in the North American Soccer League and the top flight of Canadian soccer.

This was manager Jim Easton's last season with the club and the club showed improvement over their inaugural season. The season started brightly with five wins including those over Seattle and Toronto at home. The rest of the season had mixed results, but the Whitecaps well and truly fell out of playoff contention by losing seven of their last ten games. Barring the 3-0 loss away to the Seattle Sounders on July 19, 1975, the games were close one goal losses. In the last two games of the season, the Whitecaps trounced Denver and San Jose 6-0 and 4-0. The Whitecaps finished at 0.500 with eleven wins and losses at fourth in the Pacific Division. Local resident Glen Johnston led the Whitecaps with eight goals and seven assists while Sam Lenarduzzi and Bruce Wilson played all 22 games. Sergio Zanatta and Barrie Mitchell also had strong seasons on the score sheet.[5][6][7]

The Whitecaps also played a friendly match against the New York Cosmos and the newly signed Pele on July 7, 1975, with 26,495 in attendance.

Club[edit]

Roster[edit]

The 1975 squad[8]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Italy ITA Peter Greco
1 GK Canada CAN Greg Weber
2 DF Canada CAN Neil Ellett
3 DF Canada CAN Bruce Wilson
4 DF Scotland SCO Gerry Heaney
5 DF Canada CAN Robert Lenarduzzi
6 DF Canada CAN Silvano Lenarduzzi
7 DF England ENG Les Wilson
8 FW Canada CAN Glen Johnson
9 FW Canada CAN Brian Budd
No. Pos. Nation Player
10 FW Italy ITA Sergio Zanatta
11 MF Canada CAN Brian Gant
12 DF Canada CAN Bruce Twamley
14 FW Canada CAN Gary Thompson
15 MF Canada CAN Darryl Samson
16 FW Canada CAN Bruce Miller
17 DF Scotland SCO Charlie Palmer
18 MF Scotland SCO William Stevenson
19 MF Scotland SCO Barrie Mitchell
MF Netherlands NED Robert Alberts
DF England ENG Peter Short

Team management[edit]

Jim Easton was Vancouver Whitecaps manager in 1975 and saw good success during his tenure with a small budget and local players.

Results[edit]

Results by round[edit]

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122
GroundHHHAAHAAAHAHHAAAHAAHHH
ResultWWWWWLLWLWLWLLLLWLLLWW
Source: soccerstats.us
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; L = Loss; T = Tie

Match results[edit]

May 16, 1975 6 Vancouver Whitecaps 0–2 Portland Timbers Vancouver
Report Barry Powell Goal
Tony Betts Goal
Stadium: Empire Stadium
Attendance: 7,815
May 28, 1975 8 New York Cosmos 0–1 Vancouver Whitecaps New York City
Report Own Goal Goal Stadium: Downing Stadium
Attendance: 7,331
June 7, 1975 11 Portland Timbers 3–2 Vancouver Whitecaps Portland, Oregon
Graham Day Goal
Tony Betts Goal
Brian Godfrey Goal
Report Brian Gant Goal
Glen Johnson Goal
Stadium: Civic Stadium
Attendance: 11,335
June 27, 1975 14 Dallas Tornado 2–1 Vancouver Whitecaps Dallas
Kyle Rote Jr. Goal
George Ley Goal
Report Robert Alberts Goal Stadium: Texas Stadium
Attendance: 3,436
June 29, 1975 15 St. Louis Stars 2–1 Vancouver Whitecaps St. Louis
John Hawley Goal Goal Report Sergio Zanatta Goal Stadium: Francis Field (St. Louis County, Missouri)
Attendance: 4,217
July 12, 1975 18 Los Angeles Aztecs 1–0 Vancouver Whitecaps Los Angeles
Michael Ferguson Goal Report Stadium: El Camino College
Attendance: 7,604
July 19, 1975 19 Seattle Sounders 3–0 Vancouver Whitecaps Seattle
Paul Crossley Goal
John RowlandsGoal
Unknown Goal
Report Stadium: Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 17,925
July 24, 1975 20 Vancouver Whitecaps 1–2 Boston Minutemen Vancouver
Sergio Zanatta Goal Report Ade Coker Goal
Wolfgang Suhnholz Goal
Stadium: Empire Stadium
Attendance: 7,158

Mid-season friendlies[edit]

See also[edit]

History of Vancouver Whitecaps FC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-02-03. Retrieved 2013-04-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://soccerstats.us/teams/vancouver-whitecaps/games/
  3. ^ http://soccerstats.us/teams/vancouver-whitecaps/games/
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-11-05. Retrieved 2013-04-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://www.nasljerseys.com/Rosters/Whitecaps_Rosters.htm#1975
  6. ^ http://soccerstats.us/teams/vancouver-whitecaps/games/
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-11-05. Retrieved 2013-04-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ http://www.nasljerseys.com/Rosters/Whitecaps_Rosters.htm