1976 Vancouver Whitecaps season

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC
1976 season
ChairmanHerb Capozzi
ManagerEckhard Krautzun
NASLDivision: 3rd
Overall:109th
NASL PlayoffsPlay-In Round
Highest home attendance11,352 vs Portland Timbers April 16, 1976[1]
Lowest home attendance6,028 vs Denver Dynamos April 30, 1976 [1]
Average home league attendance8,655 [2]
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The 1976 Vancouver Whitecaps season was the third season of the Whitecaps, and third second season in the North American Soccer League and the top flight of Canadian soccer.

The Whitecaps made a bit of a splash signing American goalkeeper Phil Parkes, who starred with the United Soccer Association's Los Angeles Wolves in 1967 and with Kansas City Spurs in 1969.[3]

The Vancouver Whitecaps also played some European sides on exhibition tours.[4]

In May 1976 the Glasgow Rangers made a tour of the Pacific Northwest NASL clubs. The Vancouver Whitecaps tied them 2-2 on May 18, 1976, in front of 14,000 spectators.[3]

On May 25, 1976, the Vancouver Whitecaps tied Manchester United 0-0.[3]

The Vancouver Whitecaps had a 4-3 victory over Borussia Mönchengladbach on July 27, 1976, in front of 11,533 spectators.[3] This game has been noted as a very entertaining affair that earned Borussia Monchengladbach some Vancouver fans as they played competitively.

Squad[edit]

The 1976 squad[5]

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 Canada CAN Greg Weber
2 MF Canada CAN Buzz Parsons
3 DF Canada CAN Bruce Wilson
4 MF England ENG Tommy Ord
5 DF Canada CAN Bob Lenarduzzi
6 DF Canada CAN Sam Lenarduzzi
7 DF Canada CAN Les Wilson
8 FW Canada CAN Glen Johnson
9 FW Canada CAN Brian Budd
10 FW Jamaica JAM Art Welch
11 MF Canada CAN Brian Gant
12 MF Germany GER Horst Köppel
12 FW England ENG Billy Woof
No. Pos. Nation Player
13 MF Scotland SCO Tony McAndrew
14 FW Denmark DEN Uffe Pederson
15 MF Canada CAN Darryl Samson
16 MF Canada CAN Brian Robinson
17 FW Canada CAN Frank Wood
18 FW Canada CAN Gary Thompson
19 MW Scotland SCO Barrie Mitchell
19 FW England ENG Peter Silvester
19 MF Germany GER Wolfgang Suhnholz
20 DF England ENG Stephen Hetzke
21 MF Netherlands NED Robert Alberts
22 G England ENG Phil Parkes
FW Denmark DEN Neils Kristensen

Competitions[edit]

Preseason[edit]

NASL[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pacific Conference[edit]

Western Division W L GF GA PT
Minnesota Kicks 15 9 54 33 138
Seattle Sounders 14 10 40 31 123
Vancouver Whitecaps 14 10 38 30 120
Portland Timbers 8 16 23 41 71
St. Louis Stars 5 19 29 57 58

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
Source:[6]

Results summary[edit]

Results by round[edit]

Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324
GroundHHAAHHAHAAAAHAAHAHAHHAHH
ResultTWWLWWLTLWLLWWWLLWLTWWLW
Source: soccerstats.us
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; L = Loss; T = Tie

Match results[edit]

April 16, 1976 1 Vancouver Whitecaps 2 – 2 (SO) Portland Timbers Vancouver
Own Goal
Gary Thompson Goal
Report Tony BeltsGoal
Ike Mackay Goal
Stadium: Empire Stadium
Attendance: 11,352
May 2, 1976 4 Seattle Sounders 1-0 Vancouver Whitecaps Seattle
Dave Butler Goal Report Stadium: Kingdome
Attendance: 24,096
June 5, 1976 9 Washington Diplomats 0 – 0 Vancouver Whitecaps Washington, D.C.
Leroy Deleon Goal Report Stadium: W.T. Woodson High School
Attendance: 5,203
June 6, 1977 10 Rochester Lancers 1-2 Vancouver Whitecaps Vancouver
Mike Stojanovic Goal Report Tony McAndrew Goal
Billy Woof Goal
Stadium: Empire Stadium
Attendance: 4,951
June 12, 1976 11 Los Angeles Aztecs 2 – 1 Vancouver Whitecaps Los Angeles
George Best Goal
Ron Davies Goal
Report Billy Woof Goal Stadium: El Camino College
Attendance: 6,843
June 19, 1976 12 San Antonio Thunder 6 – 1 Vancouver Whitecaps San Antonio, Texas
Jose Berico Goal
Eddie Thompson Goal
Dan Counce Goal
Harry Hood Goal
Report Tommy Ord Goal Stadium: Alamo Stadium
Attendance: 4,418
July 3, 1976 14 San Diego Jaws 0 – 1 Vancouver Whitecaps San Diego
Report Billy Woof Goal Stadium: Aztec Bowl
Attendance: 5,416
July 7, 1976 16 Vancouver Whitecaps 0 – 1 San Jose Earthquakes Vancouver
Report Mirko Liveric Goal Stadium: Empire Stadium
Attendance: 9,145
July 10, 1976 17 Minnesota Kicks 3-0 Vancouver Whitecaps Minneapolis
Ron Futcher Goal
Alan Willey Goal
Report Stadium: Metropolitan Stadium
Attendance: 21,697
July 18, 1976 19 Portland Timbers 2 – 1 Vancouver Whitecaps Portland, Oregon
Neil Rioch Goal
Tony Betts Goal
Report Tony McAndrew Goal Stadium: Civic Stadium
Attendance: 17,456
July 23, 1976 20 Vancouver Whitecaps 1 (SO) – 1 Los Angeles Aztecs Vancouver
Sam Lenarduzzi Goal Report George Sorgic Goal Stadium: Empire Stadium
Attendance: 10,252
August 13, 1976 24 Vancouver Whitecaps 3-2 Seattle Sounders Vancouver
Buzz Parsons Goal
Tony McAndrew Goal
Report Gordon Wallace Goal
Jimmy Gabriel Goal
Stadium: Empire Stadium
Attendance: 10,533

NASL Playoffs[edit]

August 18, 1976 First round Seattle Sounders 1-0 Vancouver Whitecaps Seattle
Geoff Hurst Goal Report Stadium: Kingdome
Attendance: 30,406

Mid-season friendlies[edit]

See also[edit]

History of Vancouver Whitecaps FC

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://soccerstats.us/teams/vancouver-whitecaps/games/
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 5, 2015. Retrieved April 11, 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b c d Holroyd, Steven (February 20, 2007). "The Year in American Soccer – 1976". American Soccer Archives. Archived from the original on January 7, 2015. Retrieved March 13, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ http://www.nasljerseys.com/Friendlies/Teams/Whitecaps%20Friendlies.htm
  5. ^ http://www.nasljerseys.com/Rosters/Whitecaps_Rosters.htm
  6. ^ "The Year in American Soccer – 1976". American Soccer History Archives. Archived from the original on January 7, 2015. Retrieved May 6, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)