2010 Vancouver Whitecaps FC season

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC
2010 season
ChairmanGreg Kerfoot
ManagerTeitur Thordarson
USSF Division-22nd
D2 PlayoffsSemifinals
Canadian ChampionshipRunners-Up
Highest home attendance5435
Oct. 2 v Portland
Lowest home attendance4815
Apr. 24 v St. Louis
Average home league attendance5152
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The 2010 Vancouver Whitecaps FC season was the club's 35th year of existence, as well as their 24th and final year as a second tier club. Following the end of the season, the Whitecaps FC joined MLS, becoming the second Canadian club to enter the league.

Schedule and results[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Pre-season[edit]

2010-02-15 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1 - 4 Chicago Fire S.C. Arizona State University Soccer Stadium
13:00 @WhitecapsFC.com
2010-03-31 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1 - 0 BC CIS Selects Vancouver, BC
17:30 @WhitecapsFC.com Stadium: UBC Thunderbird Park

USSF Division 2 Professional League[edit]

[1]

2010-07-14 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3 - 1 Miami FC Burnaby, BC
19:30 Wagner Goal 18' Goal 56' Goal 90+2' report Shriver Goal 57' Stadium: Swangard Stadium
Attendance: 5024

Post-season[edit]

2010-10-07 Playoffs QF1 Portland Timbers 0 - 2 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Burnaby, BC
19:30 report Koffie Goal 1'
Nash Goal 13' (pen.)
Stadium: Swangard Stadium
Attendance: 5018
Referee: Mathieu Bourdeau
2010-10-10 Playoffs QF2 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0 - 1 Portland Timbers Portland, Oregon
18:00 0 report 1 Stadium: Merlo Field
Attendance: 4884
Referee: Fotis Bazakos

Nutrilite Canadian Championship[edit]

2010-06-02 Toronto FC 0 - 0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Toronto, Ontario
20:00 Stadium: BMO Field
Attendance: 15,176

Conference table[edit]

NASL Conference
Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Carolina RailHawks 30 13 9 8 44 32 +12 47 Conference leader, qualified for playoffs
2 Vancouver Whitecaps 30 10 5 15 32 22 +10 45 Qualified for playoffs[a]
3 Montreal Impact 30 12 11 7 36 30 +6 43
4 Miami FC 30 7 11 12 37 49 −12 33
5 AC St. Louis 30 7 15 8 32 48 −16 29
6 Crystal Palace Baltimore 30 6 18 6 24 55 −31 24
  1. ^ The remaining six teams with the highest point totals, regardless of conference, also advance to the playoffs.

Current roster[edit]

as of the end of the season.[2]

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 United States USA Jay Nolly
2 DF United States USA Nelson Akwari
3 DF Canada CAN Luca Bellisomo
4 DF Canada CAN Chris Williams
6 MF Canada CAN Terry Dunfield
7 MF Canada CAN Martin Nash (captain)
8 DF United States USA Wes Knight
9 MF Switzerland  SUI Davide Chiumiento
11 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo COD Ridge Mobulu
12 MF Canada CAN Russell Teibert
13 MF Canada CAN Alex Elliott
14 DF United States USA Greg Janicki
15 MF Canada CAN Philippe Davies
16 MF Canada CAN Kyle Porter
17 FW Canada CAN Randy Edwini-Bonsu
18 FW Canada CAN La'Vere Corbin-Ong
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 FW Costa Rica CRC Jonathan McDonald
20 MF Canada CAN Ethan Gage
22 MF Japan JPN Takashi Hirano
23 DF United States USA Blake Wagner
24 MF Cameroon CMR Alexandre Morfaw
25 FW United States USA Cody Arnoux
26 FW Canada CAN Alex Semenets
27 GK Canada CAN Dan Pelc
28 MF Ghana GHA Gershon Koffie
29 MF Tanzania TAN Nizar Khalfan
31 GK Canada CAN Simon Thomas
33 DF Liberia LBR Willis Forko
39 FW Saint Vincent and the Grenadines VIN Cornelius Stewart
55 DF France FRA Mouloud Akloul
77 DF Georgia (country) GEO Zourab Tsiskaridze

Starting 11[edit]

Last updated on 17 October 2010.
(These are the most used starting active players in the most used formation throughout the complete season)

Transactions[edit]

(As of End of 2009 season to Present)

October 2009

OUT

POS Nationality Player New Team
FW Canada Charles Gbeke Released (Guangzhou F.C.)
MF Bolivia Vicente Arze Released (Free Agent)
FW United States Lyle Martin Released (Shaanxi Chan-Ba)
GK Brazil Diego Released (Hollywood United Hitmen)
DF Nigeria Michael Ndubuisi Onwatuegwu Released (Persiba Bantul)
DF Canada Marco Reda Released (Free Agent)
FW United States Aaron Wheeler Released (FC Tampa Bay)
DF Canada Geordie Lyall Retired
November 2009

IN

POS Nationality Player
DF Canada Chris Williams Signed (Charleston Battery)
MF Mexico Ricardo Sanchez Signed (Minnesota Thunder)

OUT

POS Nationality Player
MF Bermuda Tyrell Burgess Released (Bermuda Hogges)
MF Haiti Kenold Versailles Released (Rochester Rhinos)
December 2009

IN

POS Nationality Player
DF Georgia (country) Zourab Tsiskaridze Signed (Miami FC)
MF Northern Ireland Jonny Steele Signed (Puerto Rico Islanders)
DF United States Greg Janicki Signed (D.C. United)
January 2010

IN

POS Nationality Player
DF United States Nelson Akwari Signed (Charleston Battery)

OUT

POS Nationality Player
FW Canada Marcus Haber Transferred (West Bromwich Albion)
February 2010

IN

POS Nationality Player
MF United States Blake Wagner Signed (FC Dallas)

OUT

POS Nationality Player
DF Canada Mason Trafford Released (Real Maryland Monarchs)
MF Canada Gordon Chin Released (Free Agent)
April 2010

IN

POS Nationality Player
DF France Mouloud Akloul Signed (Al-Ittihad Kalba)
GK Canada Dan Pelc Signed (Serbian White Eagles)
FW Canada Marcus Haber On Loan (West Bromwich Albion)
June 2010

IN

POS Nationality Player
MF Canada Alex Elliot Signed (FSV Mainz 05)

OUT

POS Nationality Player
FW Canada Marcus Haber Loan Return (West Bromwich Albion)
July 2010

IN

POS Nationality Player
FW Democratic Republic of the Congo Ridge Mobulu Signed (Lausanne Sport)

OUT

POS Nationality Player
MF United States Justin Moose Released (Free Agent)
MF Mexico Ricardo Sanchez Traded: FC Tampa Bay
MF Northern Ireland Jonny Steele Traded: FC Tampa Bay
FW Jamaica Dever Orgill Released (St. George's SC)
August 2010

IN

POS Nationality Player
FW Costa Rica Jonathan McDonald Signed (Club Sport Herediano)
MF Cameroon Alexandre Morfaw Signed (Bodens BK)
MF Canada Terry Dunfield Signed (Shrewsbury Town)
MF Canada Kyle Porter Signed (Energie Cottbus)
DF Switzerland Alain Rochat Signed (FC Zurich)
MF Switzerland Davide Chiumiento Signed (Lucerne)
FW United States Cody Arnoux Signed (Everton)
DF Liberia Willis Forko Signed (FK Bodø/Glimt)
DF Ghana Gershon Koffie Signed (International Allies FC)

OUT

POS Nationality Player
FW Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Marlon James Released (Free Agent)
DF Switzerland Alain Rochat Loaned to FC Zurich
MF Liberia Ansu Toure Released (Free Agent)
September 2010

OUT

POS Nationality Player
DF Japan Takashi Hirano assigned to Vancouver Whitecaps Residency
MF Tanzania Nizar Khalfan assigned to Vancouver Whitecaps Residency
FW Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Cornelius Stewart assigned to Vancouver Whitecaps Residency
FW Mauritania Doudou Touré assigned to Vancouver Whitecaps Residency

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NASL Schedule". Archived from the original on 12 April 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
  2. ^ [1] Archived February 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine