2006 Vancouver Whitecaps FC season

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC
2006 season
ChairmanGreg Kerfoot
ManagerBob Lilley
2006 USL-14th
Playoff Champion
Highest home attendance5,722 (SO)
(3 times)
Lowest home attendance4, 540
June 30 vs PT
Average home league attendance5,085
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2007 →

The 2006 Vancouver Whitecaps FC season was the club's 21st year of existence (or 31st if counting the NASL Whitecaps), as well as their 14th as a Division 2 club in the franchise model of US-based soccer leagues. 2006 was Bob Lilley's second season as head coach, and they started the season with many draws while the team sorted itself out. In the last ten games after some player additions, the Whitecaps lost only two of their last ten games. In the playoffs Vancouver went on a run as the fourth seed. They first had a play-in round series against Miami FC Blues and Romário before upsetting regular season champion or Commissioner's Cup winner and Canadian rival Montreal Impact with two second half of overtime goals in the second leg away in La belle province. The first goal scorer was Eduardo Sebrango, a striker out of favour in Montreal in 2005 (he was the 2004 leading goal scorer on the Impact) that Vancouver signed in the off season.[1][2] In the single championship game at the regular season runner-up Rochester Rhinos' new home, PAETEC Park, the Whitecaps scored via an own goal just before half time and then put the game out of reach with two more goals to win 0 – 3.[3]

The Whitecaps FC Women ruthlessly won the 2006 W-League Championship, the club's second, finishing with almost twice as many regular season points as the runner up in the Western Conference before 5 – 0 and 3 – 0 wins achieved the title.[4] The club also had four USL Super Y League teams play in the finals held in Florida. This was the first time a club has won both the men's and women's United States D2 championships in the same year.

The league was a single table competition although the schedule was not balanced; it was home and away with additional matches against Seattle, Portland, and Minnesota. Head to head results were the first tie-breaker. Average attendance increased for the fifth year in a row and was above 5,000 for the second time since 2001.[5] Two double-headers were played with the Whitecaps Women, the USL W-League.

The club also spent the year raising its local profile. The team moved its live radio broadcasts to a new start up sports radio channel in 2006 for one year. The Whitecaps Waterfront Stadium was in the local media before the season started although attempts to have the stadium ready for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup were annulled with an unusually long six month review process.[6] The stadium was news-worthy again in June 2006 as it was recommended for inclusion in municipal development planning; note not approved for the planning process. Once approved for the planning process, the process including rezoning would have taken an additional two years. The stadium process started in 2003 and as of 2014 has not been built regardless of completely private financing.[7] The Whitecaps also partnered with a player marketing service for the player development program.[8] The club had sixteen teams in their club structure during 2006.[9]

Schedule and results[edit]

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 51 28 14 5 9 31 15 +16
2 Rochester Raging Rhinos 50 28 13 4 11 34 21 +13
3 Charleston Battery 46 28 13 8 7 33 25 +8 CHA: 4 pts
VAN: 1 pt
4 Vancouver Whitecaps 46 28 12 6 10 40 28 +12
5 Miami FC 39 28 11 11 6 47 44 +3
6 Puerto Rico Islanders 38 28 10 10 8 38 36 +2
7 Seattle Sounders 37 28 11 13 4 42 48 −6
8 Atlanta Silverbacks 35 28 10 13 5 36 42 −6
9 Virginia Beach Mariners 32 28 8 12 8 26 37 −11 VAB: 7 pts
TOR: 4 pts
10 Toronto Lynx 32 28 8 12 8 30 36 −6
11 Portland Timbers 27 28 7 15 6 25 39 −14 POR: 9 pts
MIN: 3 pts
12 Minnesota Thunder 27 28 7 15 6 34 45 −11

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 46 12 6 10 40 28  +12 8 1 5 24 10  +14 4 5 5 16 18  −2

Last updated: April 26, 2010
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 27, 2006 at Simon Fraser University.[10] The preseason schedule was announced March 14, 2006 including a double header of the men's and women's teams versus the UVic Vikes.[11][12]

March 28, 2006 Fraser Valley Soccer League (FVSL) All-Stars 1–0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Surrey, British Columbia
18:45 PST Cam Willmets Goal 55 ' Report Stadium: Newton Athletic Park
Attendance: 1,000
March 31, 2006 Trinity Western University 1–3 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Langley, British Columbia
19:00 PST Drew Roddy Goal 57' Report Jeff Clarke Goal 5'
Steve Kindel Goal 25'
Sita-Taty Matondo Goal 89'
Stadium: Spartans Sports Complex
Attendance: 479
April 14, 2006 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3–1 Seattle Sounders Chilliwack, British Columbia
19:00 PST Adrian Cann Goal 2'
Jason Jordan Goal 8'
Corey Woolfolk Goal 71'
Report Jacob Besagno Goal 87' Stadium: Exhibition Park
Attendance: 2,022

USL-1[edit]

Results by round[edit]

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728
GroundHHAHHHAAHAAAAHHAAAAHAAHAHHHH
ResultWWDWDDLDDDWDLWWLLDWLWWWLDDWW
Source: uslsoccer.com[13]
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss
April 22, 2006 1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1–0 Portland Timbers Burnaby, BC
22:00 ET Joey Gjertsen Goal 17' Report Stadium: Swangard Stadium
Attendance: 5,722
Referee: Steve DePiero
April 29, 2006 2 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2–0 Toronto Lynx Burnaby, BC
22:00 ET Joey Gjertsen Goal 45'
Sita-Taty Matondo Goal 82'
Report Stadium: Swangard Stadium
Attendance: 4,555
Referee: David Gantar
May 5, 2006 3 Portland Timbers 1–1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Portland, Oregon
20:00 ET Chad Bartlome Goal 21' Report Tony Donatelli Goal 53' Stadium: PGE Park
Attendance: 5,448
Referee: Colin Arblaster
May 22, 2006 5 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0–0 Rochester Rhinos Burnaby, BC
22:00 ET Report Stadium: Swangard Stadium
Attendance: 4,839
Referee: Silviu Petrescu
May 26, 2006 6 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2–2 Seattle Sounders Burnaby, BC
22:00 ET Joey Gjertsen Goal 18'
Own goal Goal 32'
Report Cam Weaver Goal 23'73' Stadium: Swangard Stadium
Attendance: 4,658
Referee: Kevin Duliba
May 27, 2006 7 Seattle Sounders v Vancouver Whitecaps FC Seattle
22:00 ET Andrew Gregor Goal 43' ( Pen.) Report Stadium: Qwest Field
Attendance: 2,998
Referee: Yader Reyes
June 3, 2006 8 Minnesota Thunder 1–1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Saint Paul, Minnesota
19:05 ET Nathan Knox Goal 8' Report Joey Gjertsen Goal 57' Stadium: James Griffin Stadium
Attendance: 1,808
Referee: Colin Arblaster
June 9, 2006 9 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2–2 Miami FC Blues Burnaby, BC
20:00 ET Jeff Clarke Goal 8'
Steve Kindel Goal 90'
Report Mario Rodríguez Goal 63'
Romário Goal 90'
Stadium: Swangard Stadium
Attendance: 5,722
Referee: Hu Liu
June 10, 2006 10 Portland Timbers 0–0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Portland, Oregon
22:00 ET Report Stadium: PGE Park
Attendance: 6,298
Referee: Fotis Bazakos
June 15, 2006 11 Virginia Beach Mariners 1–2 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Virginia Beach, Virginia
19:00 ET Thomas Woods Goal 69' Report John Jones Goal 28'
James Alberts Goal 57'
Stadium: Virginia Beach Sportsplex
Attendance: 1,404
Referee: Charles Mitchell
June 25, 2006 14 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1–0 Puerto Rico Islanders Burnaby, BC
22:00 ET James Alberts Goal 73' Report Stadium: Swangard Stadium
Attendance: 5,722
Referee: Jonathan Lavergne
June 30, 2006 15 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3–0 Portland Timbers Burnaby, BC
22:00 ET David Testo Goal 9'63'
Tony Donatelli Goal 66'
Report Stadium: Swangard Stadium
Attendance: 4,540
Referee: Carol Anne Chenard
July 3, 2006 16 Rochester Rhinos 2–0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Rochester, New York
19:35 ET Jonny Steele Goal 67'
Matthew Delicate Goal 71'
Report Stadium: Marina Auto Stadium
Attendance: 11,119
Referee: Kevin Barci
July 7, 2006 18 Montreal Impact 1–1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Montreal
20:00 ET Mauricio Vincello Goal 90' Report Steve Kindel Goal 21' Stadium: Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard
Attendance: 12,435
Referee: Domenic Scali
July 16, 2006 20 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0–1 Montreal Impact Burnaby, BC
22:00 ET Report Joel John Bailey Goal 55' Stadium: Swangard Stadium
Attendance: 5,417
Referee: David Gantar
August 6, 2006 22 Miami FC Blues 2–3 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Miami
16:00 ET Mario Rodríguez Goal 18'
Francisco Gomez Goal 67' (Pen.)
Report Joey Gjertsen Goal 22'48'
David Testo Goal 31'
Stadium: Tropical Park Stadium
Attendance: 1,425
Referee: Mark Kadelack
August 13, 2006 23 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3–0 Virginia Beach Mariners Burnaby, BC
22:00 ET Geordie Lyall Goal 8'
James Alberts Goal 65'
Joey Gjertsen Goal 72'
Report Stadium: Swangard Stadium
Attendance: 5,380
Referee: Tiger Lui
August 19, 2006 24 Seattle Sounders 2–0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Seattle
22:00 ET Andrew Gregor Goal 32'
Leighton O'Brien Goal 65' (Pen.)
Report Stadium: Qwest Field
Attendance: 3,584
Referee: Kari Seitz
August 26, 2006 25 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2–2 Minnesota Thunder Burnaby, BC
22:00 ET Joey Gjertsen Goal 69'
Steve Kindel Goal 59'
Report Nathan Knox Goal 67'
Ansu Toure Goal 69'
Stadium: Swangard Stadium
Attendance: 4,889
Referee: John Dela Cruz
August 31, 2006 26 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1–1 Charleston Battery Burnaby, BC
22:00 ET Eduardo Sebrango Goal 30' Report Ben Hollingsworth Goal 90' Stadium: Swangard Stadium
Attendance: 4,765
Referee: Tiger Liu
September 8, 2006 27 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3–2 Seattle Sounders Burnaby, BC
22:00 ET Eduardo Sebrango Goal 40'
Joey Gjertsen Goal 57'
David Testo Goal 63'
Report Jamal Sutton Goal 30'88' Stadium: Swangard Stadium
Attendance: 5,347
Referee: Steve Dipiero
September 10, 2006 28 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1–0 Atlanta Silverbacks Burnaby, BC
22:00 ET Joey Gjertsen Goal 37' Report Stadium: Swangard Stadium
Attendance: 5,041
Referee: Silvio Petrescu

Post-season[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals and Semifinals 2-game aggregate
Higher seeded team hosted first game

  • Exception: Montreal hosted second game vs Vancouver
  First Round     Semifinals     Final
                                   
      1 Montreal Impact 0 0 0  
  4 Vancouver Whitecaps 4 2 6     4 Vancouver Whitecaps (aet) 0 2 2    
  5 Miami FC 1 0 1         2 Rochester Raging Rhinos 0
      4 Vancouver Whitecaps 3
      2 Rochester Raging Rhinos 1 0 1    
  3 Charleston Battery 2 1 3     3 Charleston Battery 0 0 0  
  6 Puerto Rico Islanders 2 0 2  

Result[edit]

September 15, 2006 Play-In Round Leg 1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 4–1 Miami FC Blues Burnaby, BC
22:00 ET David Testo Goal 12'
Joey Gjertsen Goal 35'
Geordie Lyall Goal 44'
Tony Donatelli Goal 88'
Report Romário Goal 64' Stadium: Swangard Stadium
Attendance: 5,437
Referee: Steve DiPietro
September 17, 2006 Play-In Round Leg 2 Miami FC Blues 0–2 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Miami
18:00 ET Report Eduardo Sebrango Goal 46'
Martin Nash Goal 64'
Stadium: Tropical Park Stadium
Attendance: 2,111
Referee: Mark Greiger
September 22, 2006 Semi-Final Leg 1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0–0 Montreal Impact Burnaby, BC
22:00 ET Report Stadium: Swangard Stadium
Attendance: 5,225
Referee: Mark Budda
September 24, 2006 Semi-Final Leg 2 Montreal Impact 0–2 ( OT ) Vancouver Whitecaps FC Montreal
19::00 ET Report Eduardo Sebrango Goal 115'
Tony Donatelli Goal 120'
Stadium: Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard
Attendance: 11,782
Referee: Silviu Petrescu
September 30, 2006 Final Rochester Rhinos 0–3 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Rochester, New York
19:00 ET Report uncredited Goal 45' (o.g.)
Tony Donatelli Goal 55'
Sita-Taty Matondo Goal 86'
Stadium: Marina Auto Stadium
Attendance: 9,547
Referee: Andrew Chapin

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
2006 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]

2006
Team Pts Pld W L D GF GA GD
Seattle Sounders 14 8 4 2 2 13 10 +3
Vancouver Whitecaps 12 8 3 2 3 10 8 +2
Portland Timbers 6 8 1 4 3 6 11 -5

Whitecaps Nations Cup[edit]

Due to the business success of neighbouring rivals' (Portland and Seattle) friendlies and the friendly with Sunderland A.F.C. in 2005 watched by 6,857, the Whitecaps marketed a four team tournament held from July 19–23, 2006. The tournament was organized with the Vancouver Multicultural Society's CultureFest and the local 27th Annual Nations Cup soccer tournament for local amateur soccer enthusiasts.[14] Welsh club Cardiff City FC also played matches in Victoria, Langley, and Seattle.[15][16][17] Due to the business success of neighbouring rivals' (Portland and Seattle) friendlies and the friendly with Sunderland A.F.C. in 2005 watched by 6,857, the Whitecaps marketed a four team tournament held from July 19–23, 2006. The tournament was organized with the Vancouver Multicultural Society's CultureFest and the local 27th Annual Nations Cup soccer tournament for local amateur soccer enthusiasts.[18] Welsh club Cardiff City FC also played matches in Victoria, Langley, and Seattle.[19][20][21]

July 23, 2006 China U-17 1–2 India national football team Burnaby, BC
16:00 ET Tang Jiashu Goal 76' Report Pappachen Pradeep Goal 29'
Manjit Singh Goal 66'
Stadium: Swangard Stadium
Attendance: 4,236
Referee: David Gantar

Staff[edit]

John Rocha stepped down in August 2006 to focus on the 2007 FIFA U20 World Cup as Vancouver site chairman while continuing to support the Whitecaps in a consulting role.[22]

Soccer Operations[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 – Nick Dasovic
  • Women's Head Coach – Bob Birarda
  • Reserve Team Women's Head Coach –
  • Director Youth Operations – Dan Lenarduzzi

Current roster[edit]

2006 marked the most significant changes to the Whitecaps roster in the 20 years of club history with twelve new players signed at the start of the season. The American coach Bob Lilley expanded the Whitecaps' recruiting more to the US college ranks, MLS, other USL-1 teams, and overseas. He opined that the rate of the improvement in the league meant that the Whitecaps did not have time if they wanted to be competitive this year to develop local players, so the Whitecaps changed to a buyer in the player marketplace.[23] Local signings such as 2006's cohort of Andrew Corrazza, Diaz Kambere, and others stopped sticking with the team going forward. As the profile of the club increased and ambitions for Division 1 grew, coaches had more pressure for immediate results and fewer local connections. This was the beginning of a trend that gradually removed locally developed long-time career players from the Whitecaps first team through release or retirement that probably culminated with the retirement of Martin Nash after the 2010 season.[24][25][26][27]

Twelve year Whitecap veteran defender and local Chris Franks retired after a spell with Doncaster Rovers F.C. Carlo Corazzin was also released.[28] Previous starting goalkeeper Five year Whitecap Mike Franks who didn't get any further minutes after recovering from injury in 2005 was also released. Defender Mark Watson was released prior to the 2006 season and midfielder Nick Dasovic retired before the 2005 season to coach.[29]

On March 28, the Whitecaps announced the trade of Daniel Antoniuk who was with Portland Timbers in 2005 to Montreal Impact for Eduardo Sebrango. Bob Lilley was familiar with Eduardo Sebrango from his time coaching the Impact and Sebrango was recovering from injuries and saw little playing time in 2005. As advertised in the signing announcement, he would score important, timely goals in big games both for and against the Whitecaps in the years to come.[30] They also announced the signing of 2005 MLS Columbus Crew midfielder/forward David Testo.[31]

On April 7, 2006 the Whitecaps signed fullback John Jones and defender Anthony Noreiga.[32] The whitecaps signed locals Diaz Kambere and Stefan Leslie to amateur contracts as well as American midfielder Tony Donatelli, and forward Canadian Sita-Taty Matondo,[33] Another key signing was the English Premier League Newcastle United goalkeeper Tony Caig on April 13, 2006.[34] Due to injuries in midfield and forward requiring one of the regular defenders to move to midfield, in June the Whitecaps also signed defender Ryan Saurez.[35]

The 2006 team was billed as much more offensive minded with greater depth at the forward and midfield positions. The line up was relatively settled with 25 players getting playing minutes and seven getting about 2000 minutes or more.[36] James Alberts, Jeff Clarke, Joey Gjertsen, and David Morris appeared in all 28 games for the Whitecaps. Despite preseason speculation the goal scoring was again singular, this year Joey Gjertsen was fourth in the league with 12 goals. Martin Nash and Joey Gjertsen led the team in assists with both in the top ten league-wide.[37] Gjertsen's year for the champion Whitecaps, fourth in goals (12) and second in assists (7), earned him a league most valuable player award.[38]


Goalkeeper stats[edit]

No. Nat. Player Total USL-1 Playoffs
MIN SV GA GAA SO MIN SV GA GAA SO MIN SV GA GAA SO
1 England Tony Caig 2550 75 26 0.918 11 2070 63 25 1.086 7 480 12 1 0.1875 4
1 United States Josh Wicks 450 20 3 0.60 2 450 20 3 0.60 2

|} Updated to match played October 20, 2013
Source: [1]
As of the end of the season.[39]

Player statistics[edit]

No. Pos. Name Apps Minutes Goals Assists Shots Fouls Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
0 GK United States Josh Wicks 5 450 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 GK England Tony Caig 28 2550 0 0 0 2 0 0
2 DF Canada Jeff Clarke 33 2743 1 2 17 36 4 0
3 MF United States Steve Klein 31 2725 0 2 4 13 1 0
4 DF Canada Adrian Cann 22(5) 1963 0 2 9 28 0 0
6 MF United States James Alberts 23(7) 1698 3 4 28 17 1 0
7 MF Canada Martin Nash 33 2689 2 7 8 32 3 0
8 DF Canada Steve Kindel 29(1) 2525 4 2 21 37 3 1
9 MF Canada Alfredo Valente 10(7) 810 1 1 12 20 1 0
11 MF United States David Testo 19(7) 1698 7 3 41 42 2 0
12 MF Canada Geordie Lyall 24(1) 2108 2 1 12 27 6 1
13 MF Canada Tino Cucca 0(5) 47 0 0 1 0 0 0
14 MF United States Tony Donatelli 10(19) 1270 4 3 16 19 1 0
16 DF Canada Kevin Harmse 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 DF Jamaica Gary Brooks (4) 78 0 0 2 3 1 0
17 FW United States Joey Gjertsen 31(2) 2580 13 8 67 14 0 0
18 FW Cuba Eduardo Sebrango 10(3) 1043 3 1 30 16 2 1
19 DF Canada Sita-Taty Matondo 4(19) 554 3 0 23 23 2 0
20 DF Canada David Morris 13(19) 1498 1 2 16 21 0 0
22 DF United States John Jones 14(7) 1260 1 0 11 16 5 0
23 FW United States Corey Woolfolk (1) 6 0 0 0 1 0 0
24 DF Canada Diaz Kambere 2(1) 146 0 0 2 4 1 0
25 DF Trinidad and Tobago Anthony Noreiga 4(12) 518 1 0 2 8 1 0
26 FW Canada Jason Jordan 4(4) 396 0 2 6 5 0 0
27 MF Canada Stefan Leslie 2(3) 160 0 0 3 6 1 0
29 GK Canada Srdjan Djekanovic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 DF United States Ryan Suarez 13(5) 1312 0 0 2 11 4 0
Opponent Own goals 1

Updated February 28, 2014[40][41]

  • Note this list includes only players that have dressed in the eighteen.
  • Note brackets indicate substitute appearances.
  • Note statistics are for league and playoffs (not preseason or friendlies).

External links[edit]

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