2005 Vancouver Whitecaps FC season

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC
2005 season
ChairmanGreg Kerfoot
ManagerBob Lilley
2005 USL-13rd
Playoffs
Play-In Round
Highest home attendance6,192
Sept 11 vs MI
Lowest home attendance2,440
July 9 (Apple Bowl) vs SS
Average home league attendance5,102
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The 2005 Vancouver Whitecaps FC season was the club's 19th year of play (or 29th if counting the NASL Whitecaps), as well as their 13th as a Division 2 club in the franchise model of US-based soccer leagues. They played in the now defunct USL First Division which in 2005 was rebranded from A-League and was the highest level of Canadian club soccer. 2005 was Bob Lilley's first season as head coach after Tony Fonseca was released to take on the new District Development Centre Technical Director position with the BCSA.[1] Under Tony Fonseca the Whitecaps had playoffs qualifications three straight years and advanced to the semifinals once. Part of the re-organization of BC youth soccer involved the Whitecaps expanding their youth program to ten Super Y League teams. The Whitecaps were one of only a few US or Canadian clubs with a complete youth system. MLS teams in 2005 did not have as extensive a club structure.[2]

They started the season strongly going undefeated in their first six matches. The Whitecaps were hard to beat all year and finished third in the league table. This was the ninth consecutive playoff appearance for the Whitecaps. In the playoffs Vancouver had a play-in round series against Richmond Kickers and couldn't find a way to score with both legs of the series finishing 0-0, the Kickers advanced on penalty kicks. Jason Jordan was named league most value player with seventeen goals.[3]

The name of the league was not the only thing that changed in 2005, so did the league format, from two conferences to a single table. The schedule was not balanced; it was home and away against every team in the league with additional matches against Seattle, Portland, and Minnesota. Head to head results were the first tie-breaker. Average attendance increased for the fourth year in a row and was above 5,000 for the first time since 2001.[4] Three double-headers were played with the Whitecaps Women of the USL W-League.

Off the field, 2005 was the first year (counting NASL Whitecaps) since 1984 that all home and away games had live radio broadcasts. The games had a thirty-minute pre and post game show, and the AM sports radio station also carried a sixty-minute weekly soccer program early Saturday mornings.[5] The Whitecaps featured on a weekly local soccer show on Saturday at 2 p.m. as well as on Fox Soccer World twice via the United Soccer League agreement for sixteen weeks of coverage June 17 to October 1.[6] The partnership with the BCSA for the mid-season friendly with Sunderland A.F.C. was also a success with the largest crowd in five years – 6,857 watching the Whitecaps win 3 – 0.[7] The Whitecaps played one of their double headers (Women's and Men's teams) at the Apple Bowl in Kelowna, BC on July 9, 2005. The club also unveiled renderings and details of its Whitecaps Waterfront Stadium proposal publicly on October 13, 2005.[8] They also had plans announced in 2004, for a training centre for their men's, women's, and youth teams to be shared with the Canadian Women's National Team at Simon Fraser University that had been on hold other than artificial turf field upgrades.[9]

League Tables[edit]

  Commissioner's Cup, bye to semifinal round of playoffs
  Bye to semifinal round of playoffs
  First round of playoffs

Pos Club Pts Pld W L T GF GA GD H2H Pts
1 Montreal Impact 61 28 18 3 7 37 15 +22
2 Rochester Raging Rhinos 51 28 15 7 6 45 27 +18
3 Vancouver Whitecaps 45 28 12 7 9 37 21 +16
4 Seattle Sounders 44 28 11 6 11 33 25 +8
5 Portland Timbers 39 28 10 9 9 40 42 −2 POR: 4 pts
RIC: 1 pt
6 Richmond Kickers 39 28 10 9 9 28 30 −2
7 Puerto Rico Islanders 38 28 10 10 8 46 43 +3
8 Atlanta Silverbacks 33 28 10 15 3 40 52 −12
9 Charleston Battery 32 28 9 14 5 27 36 −9
10 Minnesota Thunder 31 28 7 11 10 37 42 −5
11 Virginia Beach Mariners 28 28 7 14 7 26 39 −13
12 Toronto Lynx 17 28 3 17 8 26 50 −24

Expanded Table

Overall Home Away
Pld Pts W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD
28 45 12 7 9 36 21  +15 9 1 4 26 7  +19 3 6 5 10 14  −4

Last updated: April 26, 2006
Source: uslsoccer.com
Pld = Matches played; Pts = Points; W = Matches won; T = Matches tied; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference

Pre-season[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

The Whitecaps opened their four-week training camp on March 25, 2005 at Surrey's Newton Athletic Park although most sessions were at Simon Fraser University's Terry Fox Field.[10][11] The preseason schedule was announced March 1, 2005.[12] Note no record can be found of the first match listed and archived whitecapsfc.com headlines imply the match was cancelled.

April 9, 2005 Trinity Western University 0 – 1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Langley, British Columbia
15:00 PST Report Said Ali Goal 92' Stadium: Spartans Sports Complex
Attendance: 1,000
April 16, 2005 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1 – 0 Seattle Sounders Chilliwack, British Columbia
19:00 PST Carlo Corazzin Goal 16' Report Stadium: Exhibition Park
Attendance: 2,000

USL-1[edit]

Results by round[edit]

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728
GroundHHAHHHAHAAAAHAHAHHAAAHHHAAAH
ResultDWDWWWLWLLWDDDWDWDLWDDWWLWLL
Source: uslsoccer.com[13]
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss
April
April 24, 2005 1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0 – 0 Toronto Lynx Burnaby, BC
22:00 ET Report Stadium: Swangard Stadium
Attendance: 5,722
Referee: Paul Ward
April 30, 2005 2 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1 – 0 Rochester Rhinos Burnaby, BC
22:00 ET Carlo Corazzin Goal 51' (Pen.) Report Stadium: Swangard Stadium
Attendance: 4,862
Referee: Domenic Scali
May
May 7, 2005 3 Seattle Sounders 0 – 0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Seattle, WA
20:00 ET Report Stadium: Qwest Field
Attendance: 2,495
Referee: Ben Chouaf
May 15, 2005 4 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 4 – 0 Charleston Battery Burnaby, BC
22:00 ET Jason Jordan Goal 29'49'55'77' Report Stadium: Swangard Stadium
Attendance: 4,296
Referee: Tiger Liu
May 22, 2005 5 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 4 – 1 Atlanta Silverbacks Burnaby, BC
22:00 ET Jason Jordan Goal 15'30'50'
Joey Gjertsen Goal 54'
Report Alex Pineda Chacón Goal 87' Stadium: Swangard Stadium
Attendance: 4,872
Referee: Silviu Petrescu
June
June 10, 2005 8 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3 – 2 Portland Timbers Burnaby, BC
22:00 ET Alfredo Valente Goal 39' (Pen.)
Martin Nash Goal 40'
Steve Klein Goal 90+'
Report Tom Poltl Goal 78'
Edwin Miranda Goal 90+'
Stadium: Swangard Stadium
Attendance: 5,337
Referee: Steve Depiero
June 18, 2005 9 Atlanta Silverbacks 3 – 2 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Clarkston, Georgia
17:30 ET Fabian Dawkins Goal 4'
Alex Pineda Chacón Goal 7'
Adilson DeLima Goal 36'
Report David Morris Goal 9'
Steve Klein Goal 26' (Pen.)
Stadium: DeKalb Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 2,315
Referee: Brian D'Amato
June 19, 2005 10 Charleston Battery 2 – 0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Charleston, South Carolina
18:00 ET Usiel Vasquez Goal 21'
Jesus Martinez Goal 67'
Report Stadium: Blackbaud Stadium
Attendance: 3,006
Referee: Guy Goodrich
June 25, 2005 12 Seattle Sounders 1 – 1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Seattle
22:00 ET Ryan Edwards Goal 64' Report Steve Kindel Goal 19' Stadium: Qwest Field
Attendance: 2,696
Referee: Colin Arblaster
June 26, 2005 13 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0 – 0 Seattle Sounders Burnaby, BC
22:00 ET Report Stadium: Swangard Stadium
Attendance: 5,722
Referee: Daniel Belleau
July
July 2, 2005 14 Portland Timbers 1 – 1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Portland, Oregon
22:00 ET Byron Alvarez Goal 7' Report Jason Jordan Goal 37' Stadium: PGE Park
Attendance: 3,944
Referee: Jonathan Lavergne
July 9, 2005 15 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 4 – 0 Portland Timbers Kelowna, BC
22:00 ET Jeff Clarke Goal 34'
Steve Klein Goal 36'82'
Joey Gjertsen Goal 39'
Report Stadium: Apple Bowl
Attendance: 2,440
Referee: David Gantar
July 14, 2005 16 Portland Timbers 1 – 1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Portland, Oregon
22:00 ET Scot Thompson Goal 31' Report Steve Klein Goal 89' Stadium: PGE Park
Attendance: 5,523
Referee: Ricardo Valezuela
July 24, 2005 17 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 – 1 Minnesota Thunder Burnaby, BC
22:00 ET Jason Jordan Goal 73'90' Report James Alberts Goal 51' Stadium: Swangard Stadium
Attendance: 5,937
Referee: Carol Anne Chenard
July 29, 2005 18 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0 – 0 Seattle Sounders Burnaby, BC
23:00 ET Report Stadium: Swangard Stadium
Attendance: 5,434
Referee: Justin Tasev
August
August 7, 2005 20 Richmond Kickers 0 – 2 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Richmond, Virginia
18:00 ET Report Jason Jordan Goal 16'30' Stadium: Richmond City Stadium
Attendance: 2,011
Referee: Reggie Rutty
August 10, 2005 21 Minnesota Thunder 0 – 0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Saint Paul, Minnesota
20:05 ET Report Stadium: James Griffin Stadium
Attendance: 2,957
Referee: Doug Damico
August 14, 2005 22 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1 – 1 Richmond Kickers Burnaby, BC
22:00 ET Ian Fuller Goal 64' Report Tim Brown Goal 67' Stadium: Swangard Stadium
Attendance: 4,875
Referee: Mauricio Navarro
August 20, 2005 23 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3 – 0 Minnesota Thunder Burnaby, BC
22:00 ET Martin Nash Goal 34'
Jason Jordan Goal 36'77'
Report Stadium: Swangard Stadium
Attendance: 5,185
Referee: Mike Lambert
August 27, 2005 24 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 – 0 Puerto Rico Islanders Burnaby, BC
22:00 ET Jason Jordan Goal 55'71' Report Stadium: Swangard Stadium
Attendance: 5,817
Referee: Jonathan Lavergne
August 31, 2005 25 Montreal Impact 1 – 0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Montreal
19:30 ET Antonio Ribeiro Goal 5' Report Stadium: Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard
Attendance: 8,917
Referee: Steve Depiero
September
September 2, 2005 26 Toronto Lynx 0 – 1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Etobicoke, Ontario
20:00 ET Report Joey Gjertsen Goal 59' Stadium: Centennial Park Stadium
Attendance: 1,587
Referee: Domenic Scali
September 4, 2005 27 Rochester Rhinos 1 – 0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Rochester, New York
18:05 ET Rene Rivas Goal 4' (Pen.) Report Stadium: Frontier Field
Attendance: 9,513
Referee: Vladimir Fabre
September 11, 2005 28 Montreal Impact 0 – 1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Burnaby, BC
19:00 ET Report Eduardo Sebrango Goal 10' Stadium: Swangard Stadium
Attendance: 6,192
Referee: Silvio Petrescu

Post-season[edit]

September 16, 2005 Play-In Round Leg 1 Richmond Kickers 0 – 0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Richmond, Virginia
22:00 ET Report Stadium: Richmond City Stadium
Attendance: 2,476
Referee: Joe Cardecio

Voyaguers Cup[edit]

Prior to 2008, from when it has been awarded to the Canadian Championship winners, the men's title was decided on regular-season matches between Canada's USL First Division sides.

Year Rank Teams Pts Pld W L D GF GA GD
2005 1 Montreal Impact 6 4 1 0 3 3 2 +1
2 Toronto Lynx 5 4 1 1 2 3 4 -1
3 Vancouver Whitecaps 4 4 1 2 1 4 4 0

Cascadia Cup[edit]

2005
Team Pts Pld W L D GF GA GD
Vancouver Whitecaps 12 8 2 0 6 10 5 +5
Portland Timbers 9 8 2 3 3 10 15 -5
Seattle Sounders 8 8 1 2 5 7 7 0

Mid-Season Friendly[edit]

Sunderland A.F.C. did a preseason tour with matches against the Vancouver Whitecaps, Seattle Sounders, and Portland Timbers from July 16 – 23, 2005.[14]

July 16, 2005 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3 – 0 Sunderland A.F.C. Burnaby, BC
19:00 ET Carlo Corazzin Goal 51 '
Joey Gjertsen Goal 58 '
Jason Jordan Goal 83'
Report Stadium: Swangard Stadium
Attendance: 6,857
Referee: Paul Ward

Staff[edit]

  • President – John Rocha
  • General Manager – Bob Lenarduzzi
  • Office Manager – Lindsay Puchlik
  • Communication Manager – Nathan Vanstone
  • Director Sales and Marketing – Rick Ramsbottom
  • Men's Head Coach – Bob Lilley
  • Men's Assistant Coach – Michael Toshack
  • Reserve Team Men's Head Coach –
  • Women's Head Coach – Patrick Rohla
  • Reserve Team Women's Head Coach –
  • Director Youth Operations – Dan Lenarduzzi

Current roster[edit]

The Whitecaps released 2004 rookie defender Justin Thompson, eight year Whitecap veteran forward Oliver Heald, and defender Nico Craveiro. Justin Thompson played in Europe before playing two seasons for rival Portland Timbers.

The Whitecaps signed Canadian international defender Mark Watson in December 2004. Midfielder Steve Klein was also signed in the offseason. At the end of the season, Nick Dasovic, Chris and Mike Franks, and Kevin Harmse all moved on from the Whitecaps.

Jason Jordan scored seventeen goals to win the USL-1 golden boot while Martin Nash was ninth in assists with five and played in every game of the year.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BC Soccer and Whitecaps FC Form Partnership". canadasoccer.com – Around the Soccer World. October 26, 2004. Retrieved March 21, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Demosphere International (May 6, 2005). "Whitecaps Announce Super Y-League Rosters". uslsoccer.com. Archived from the original on April 7, 2014. Retrieved March 21, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Demosphere International Inc. (September 30, 2005). "Final 2005 USL First Division Awards announced". uslsoccer.com. Archived from the original on October 19, 2012. Retrieved March 21, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Soccer United Marketing – Major League Soccer pg 16. "2011 Whitecaps Media Guide" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 3, 2016. Retrieved March 11, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Whitecaps Communications (January 2005). "Whitecaps Announce Radio partnership With The Team 1040 AM". whitecapsfc.com. Archived from the original on February 28, 2005. Retrieved March 21, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Demosphere International (January 4, 2005). "USL's Fox Sports World Schedule announced". uslsoccer.com. Archived from the original on April 28, 2012. Retrieved March 22, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Nations Cup Schedule". whitecapsfc.com. Archived from the original on July 12, 2006. Retrieved March 11, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "WHITECAPS ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR WATERFRONT STADIUM". whitecapsfc.com. October 13, 2005. Archived from the original on January 7, 2006. Retrieved March 31, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Meadahl, Marianne (April 29, 2004). "Whitecaps to train at SFU". SFU News Online. Retrieved March 21, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Whitecaps FC Media Release (March 2005). "Whitecaps Men's First Day of Training Camp". Archived from the original on March 27, 2005. Retrieved March 21, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Whitecaps FC Training Camp Schedule". whitecapsfc.com. Archived from the original on April 10, 2005. Retrieved March 21, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Whitecaps Men Release 2005 Pre-Season Schedule". whitecapsfc.com. March 1, 2005. Archived from the original on March 7, 2005. Retrieved March 21, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "USL First Division 2005 Full Schedule". Demosphere International. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Whitecaps Announce Exhibition Friendly Versus Sunderland AFC". February 2005. Archived from the original on March 7, 2005. Retrieved March 21, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ Demosphere International. "USL First Division – Top 10 Stats Leaders". Archived from the original on April 1, 2014. Retrieved March 24, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)