2011 Vancouver Whitecaps FC season

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC
2011 season
Chairman Greg Kerfoot
Interim manager Tom Soehn
Stadium Empire Field
(March to September)
BC Place
(October)
Major League Soccer 18th
Canadian Championship Runners-up
Cascadia Cup 3rd
Top goalscorer League:
Camilo (12)
All:
Camilo (13)
Highest home attendance 27,500 vs. Los Angeles Galaxy (July 30, 2011)
Lowest home attendance 15,474 vs. Toronto FC
(May 18, 2011)
Average home league attendance 20,153
Home colours
Away colours

The 2011 Vancouver Whitecaps FC season was the Whitecaps' debut season in Major League Soccer. The MLS club has incorporated the history of its NASL and various lower division predecessors into its marketing campaigns, reflecting 36 years of professional soccer in Vancouver.[1]

On March 19, 2011, Vancouver Whitecaps defeated Toronto FC at Empire Field in their league opening match by a score of 4 – 2. It was the first match between two Canadian clubs in league history.[2] Vancouver Whitecaps gave up the 8,000th goal in league history in the game.[2] The regular season ended at BC Place on October 22, 2011 with a 2 – 1 loss to Colorado Rapids leaving them in last place overall.[3]

Players[edit]

Squad[edit]

Updated September 15, 2011.[4]
No. Name Nationality Position Date of Birth (Age) Previous Club
Goalkeepers
1 Joe Cannon United States GK (1975-01-01) January 1, 1975 (age 41) United States San Jose
18 Jay Nolly United States GK (1982-01-02) January 2, 1982 (age 34) Canada Vancouver (USSF-D2)
24 Brian Sylvestre United States GK (1992-12-19) December 19, 1992 (age 23) Canada Vancouver (Residency)
Defenders
2 Michael Boxall New Zealand CB (1988-08-18) August 18, 1988 (age 28) United States UC Santa Barbara
3 Bilal Duckett United States CB (1989-01-09) January 9, 1989 (age 27) United States Notre Dame
4 Alain Rochat Switzerland LB (1983-02-01) February 1, 1983 (age 33) Canada Vancouver (USSF-D2)
6 Jay DeMerit United States CB (1979-12-04) December 4, 1979 (age 36) England Watford
14 Greg Janicki United States CB (1984-07-09) July 9, 1984 (age 32) Canada Vancouver (USSF-D2)
19 Carlyle Mitchell Trinidad and Tobago CB (1987-08-08) August 8, 1987 (age 29) Trinidad and Tobago Joe Public
25 Jonathan Leathers United States RB (1985-11-05) November 5, 1985 (age 30) United States Kansas City
26 Jordan Harvey United States LB (1984-01-28) January 28, 1984 (age 32) United States Philadelphia
Midfielders
11 John Thorrington United States MF (1979-11-17) November 17, 1979 (age 36) United States Chicago
12 Jeb Brovsky United States CM (1988-12-03) December 3, 1988 (age 27) United States Notre Dame
13 Michael Nanchoff United States MF (1988-09-24) September 24, 1988 (age 27) United States Akron
15 Philippe Davies Canada MF (1990-12-20) December 20, 1990 (age 25) Canada Vancouver (USSF-D2)
16 Nizar Khalfan Tanzania MF (1988-06-21) June 21, 1988 (age 28) Canada Vancouver (USSF-D2)
20 Davide Chiumiento Switzerland RW (1984-11-22) November 22, 1984 (age 31) Canada Vancouver (USSF-D2)
22 Shea Salinas United States LW (1986-06-24) June 24, 1986 (age 30) United States Philadelphia
27 Alexandre Morfaw Cameroon MF (1987-08-31) August 31, 1987 (age 29) Canada Vancouver (USSF-D2)
28 Gershon Koffie Ghana MF (1991-08-25) August 25, 1991 (age 25) Canada Vancouver (USSF-D2)
31 Russell Teibert Canada LW (1992-12-22) December 22, 1992 (age 23) Canada Vancouver (USSF-D2)
33 Peter Vagenas United States CM (1978-02-06) February 6, 1978 (age 38) United States Seattle
Forwards
7 Mustapha Jarju The Gambia ST (1986-07-18) July 18, 1986 (age 30) Belgium R.A.E.C. Mons
9 Atiba Harris Saint Kitts and Nevis ST (1985-01-09) January 9, 1985 (age 31) United States Dallas
17 Omar Salgado United States ST (1993-09-10) September 10, 1993 (age 22) Mexico Guadalajara
23 Long Tan China FW (1988-04-01) April 1, 1988 (age 28) United States Tampa Bay
29 Eric Hassli France ST (1981-05-03) May 3, 1981 (age 35) Switzerland Zürich
37 Camilo Brazil ST (1988-07-21) July 21, 1988 (age 28) South Korea Gyeongnam

Transfers in[edit]

Date Player Position Previous Club Fee/Notes Ref
November 18, 2010 United States Jay DeMerit DF England Watford Free transfer; rights acquired via Allocation Ranking [5]
November 24, 2010 The Gambia Sanna Nyassi MF United States Seattle Sounders FC Expansion Draft, subsequently traded [6]
November 24, 2010 Saint Kitts and Nevis Atiba Harris FW United States FC Dallas Expansion Draft [6]
November 24, 2010 United States Nathan Sturgis MF United States Seattle Sounders FC Expansion Draft, subsequently traded [6]
November 24, 2010 United States Shea Salinas MF United States Philadelphia Union Expansion Draft [6]
November 24, 2010 United States Alan Gordon FW United States Chivas USA Expansion Draft, subsequently traded [6]
November 24, 2010 Jamaica O'Brian White FW Canada Toronto FC Expansion Draft, subsequently traded [6]
November 24, 2010 Venezuela Alejandro Moreno FW United States Philadelphia Union Expansion Draft, subsequently traded [6]
November 24, 2010 United States Joe Cannon GK United States San Jose Earthquakes Expansion Draft [6]
November 24, 2010 United States Jonathan Leathers DF United States Sporting Kansas City Expansion Draft [6]
November 24, 2010 United States John Thorrington MF United States Chicago Fire Expansion Draft [6]
November 26, 2010 United States Jay Nolly GK Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC (USSF-D2) Free [7]
November 26, 2010 United States Wes Knight DF Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC (USSF-D2) Free [7]
November 26, 2010 Canada Philippe Davies MF Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC (USSF-D2) Free [7]
December 10, 2010 Canada Terry Dunfield MF Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC (USSF-D2) Free [8]
December 10, 2010 United States Greg Janicki DF Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC (USSF-D2) Free [8]
January 13, 2011 United States Omar Salgado FW United States United States U-20's SuperDraft, 1st round [9]
January 21, 2011 Switzerland Alain Rochat DF Switzerland Zürich Undisclosed [10]
February 9, 2011 Tanzania Nizar Khalfan MF Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC (USSF-D2) Free [11]
February 9, 2011 Ghana Gershon Koffie MF Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC (USSF-D2) Free [11]
March 4, 2011 France Eric Hassli FW Switzerland FC Zürich Undisclosed [12]
March 8, 2011 Switzerland Davide Chiumiento MF Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC (USSF-D2) Free [13]
March 11, 2011 United States Blake Wagner DF Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC (USSF-D2) Free [14]
March 11, 2011 China Long Tan FW Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC (USSF-D2) Free [14]
March 15, 2011 United States Brian Sylvestre GK Canada Vancouver Whitecaps Residency Free [15]
March 15, 2011 United States Jeb Brovsky DF United States University of Notre Dame SuperDraft, 2nd round [15]
March 15, 2011 United States Bilal Duckett DF United States University of Notre Dame SuperDraft, 3rd round [15]
March 17, 2011 Canada Russell Teibert MF Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC (USSF-D2) Free; signed to Generation Adidas contract [16]
March 17, 2011 Cameroon Alexandre Morfaw MF Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC (USSF-D2) Free [16]
March 17, 2011 New Zealand Michael Boxall DF United States UC Santa Barbara Supplemental Draft, 1st round [16]
March 17, 2011 Brazil Camilo Sanvezzo FW South Korea Gyeongnam FC Undisclosed [16]
March 25, 2011 Canada Kevin Harmse DF Unattached Free [17]
March 31, 2011 France Mouloud Akloul DF Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC (USSF-D2) Free [18]
April 28, 2011 United States Peter Vagenas MF Unattached Free [19]
July 7, 2011 United States Jordan Harvey DF United States Philadelphia Union Allocation money [20]
July 12, 2011 The Gambia Mustapha Jarju FW Belgium R.A.E.C. Mons Free [21]
September 15, 2011 Trinidad and Tobago Carlyle Mitchell CB Trinidad and Tobago Joe Public Free [22]

Transfers out[edit]

Date Player Position Destination Club Fee/Notes Ref
November 24, 2010 United States Alan Gordon FW United States Chivas USA Traded for allocation money and use of an International Roster Spot for 2011 [23]
Venezuela Alejandro Moreno FW United States Chivas USA
November 24, 2010 The Gambia Sanna Nyassi MF United States Colorado Rapids Traded for an International Roster Spot [24]
November 24, 2010 Jamaica O'Brian White FW United States Seattle Sounders FC Traded for allocation money [25]
November 25, 2010 United States Nathan Sturgis MF Canada Toronto FC Traded for a 2011 SuperDraft Round 1 pick [26]
June 10, 2011 Canada Kevin Harmse DF Waived [27]
July 14, 2011 Canada Terry Dunfield MF Canada Toronto FC Traded for allocation money and rights to Keven Aleman [28]
July 28, 2011 France Mouloud Akloul DF Waived [29]
July 28, 2011 United States Blake Wagner DF United States Real Salt Lake Waived, free transfer [29][30]
August 31, 2011 United States Wes Knight DF Waived [31]

Stats[edit]

Last updated for match on October 22, 2011.[32]
No. Pos Nat Player Total Major League Soccer Canadian Championship
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK United States Joe Cannon 21 0 20+0 0 1+0 0
2 DF New Zealand Michael Boxall 21 0 18+1 0 2+0 0
3 DF United States Bilal Duckett 4 0 2+2 0 0+0 0
4 DF Switzerland Alain Rochat 32 3 27+1 3 4+0 0
6 DF United States Jay DeMerit 23 0 20+1 0 2+0 0
7 MF The Gambia Mustapha Jarju 10 0 5+5 0 0+0 0
9 FW Saint Kitts and Nevis Atiba Harris 5 2 5+0 2 0+0 0
11 MF United States John Thorrington 11 0 9+2 0 0+0 0
12 MF United States Michael Nanchoff 5 0 1+4 0 0+0 0
13 DF United States Jeb Brovsky 25 0 16+8 0 1+0 0
14 DF United States Greg Janicki 12 0 8+2 0 2+0 0
15 MF Canada Philippe Davies 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
16 MF Tanzania Nizar Khalfan 26 1 9+13 1 0+4 0
17 FW United States Omar Salgado 16 1 5+9 1 1+1 0
18 GK United States Jay Nolly 17 0 14+0 0 3+0 0
19 DF Trinidad and Tobago Carlyle Mitchell 3 0 3+0 0 0+0 0
20 MF Switzerland Davide Chiumiento 29 2 20+6 2 3+0 0
22 MF United States Shea Salinas 30 1 18+8 1 2+2 0
23 FW China Long Tan 13 1 4+9 1 0+0 0
24 GK United States Brian Sylvestre 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
25 DF United States Jonathan Leathers 26 0 21+1 0 4+0 0
26 DF United States Jordan Harvey 14 0 14+0 0 0+0 0
27 MF Cameroon Alexandre Morfaw 2 0 1+1 0 0+0 0
28 MF Ghana Gershon Koffie 32 1 28+1 1 3+0 0
29 FW France Eric Hassli 30 11 21+5 10 4+0 1
31 MF Canada Russell Teibert 15 0 5+6 0 2+2 0
33 MF United States Peter Vagenas 16 0 13+3 0 0+0 0
37 FW Brazil Camilo 36 13 29+3 12 3+1 1
- DF France Mouloud Akloul* 10 1 7+1 0 2+0 1
- MF Canada Terry Dunfield* 16 2 11+1 1 4+0 1
- DF Canada Kevin Harmse* 3 0 1+2 0 0+0 0
- MF United States Blake Wagner* 11 0 9+0 0 1+1 0
- DF United States Wes Knight* 12 0 10+2 0 0+0 0

* = Player is no longer with team

Starting XI[edit]

MLS regular season matches only.[33]

No.
Pos
Nat
Name
MS Notes
18 GK United States Nolly 14 Cannon has 12 starts.
25 RB United States Leathers 19
2 CB New Zealand Boxall 16
6 CB United States DeMerit 12 Janicki has 8 starts.
4 LB Switzerland Rochat 21 Harvey has 6 starts.
20 RW Switzerland Chiumiento 16 Knight has 10 starts.
13 CM United States Brovsky 11 Vagenas has 9 starts.
28 CM Ghana Koffie 20
22 LW United States Salinas 14 Teibert has 5 starts.
37 FW Brazil Camilo 21 Jarju has 3 starts.
29 FW France Hassli 17 Salgado has 5 starts.

Last updated: August 27, 2011
Source: Squad stats and Start formations.
Only competitive matches.
Using the most used start formation.
Ordered by position on pitch (from back right to front left).

Club[edit]

Front Office and Staff[edit]

Position Staff
Owners Canada Greg Kerfoot
United States Stephen Luczo
Canada Jeff Mallett
Canada Steve Nash
Head Coach United States Tom Soehn
Assistant Coaches Canada Colin Miller
United States Denis Hamlett
Staff Coach Canada Martin Nash
Goalkeeping Coach Norway Marius Rovde
Director of Operations United States Tom Soehn
Youth Director Netherlands Richard Grootscholten

Last updated: January 8, 2011
Source: Vancouver Whitecaps FC Official Website

Competitions[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Before a six-week winter break, the Whitecaps trained for a week in Oxnard, California.[34] During that period, they played an inter-squad scrimmage, as well as two matches against local fourth-tier PDL club Ventura County Fusion. The Whitecaps defeated the Fusion 2–1 on December 2,[35] with goals from Terry Dunfield and Nizar Khalfan, and 3–1 on December 8, with goals from Nizar Khalfan, Kyle Porter and Terry Dunfield.[36]

Winter Camp[edit]

Arizona training[edit]

Cascadia Summit[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Final
position / round
First match Last match
Major League Soccer 18th May 19, 2011 October 22, 2011
Canadian Championship Semifinals Runner-up April 27, 2011 July 2, 2011

Last updated: October 22, 2012
Source: Competitions

Major League Soccer[edit]

Vancouver Whitecaps FC's first regular season in Major League Soccer begins March 19, 2011 and ends October 22, 2011.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pts
GP
W
L
T
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 LA Galaxy (SS) (W1) 67 34 19 5 10 48 28 +20 2012–13 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage 2
2 Seattle Sounders FC 63 34 18 7 9 56 37 +19
3 Real Salt Lake 53 34 15 11 8 44 36 +8
4 FC Dallas 52 34 15 12 7 42 39 +3
5 Sporting Kansas City (E1) 51 34 13 9 12 50 40 +10
6 Houston Dynamo 49 34 12 9 13 45 41 +4 2012–13 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage 2
7 Colorado Rapids 49 34 12 9 13 44 41 +3
8 Philadelphia Union 48 34 11 8 15 44 36 +8
9 Columbus Crew 47 34 13 13 8 43 44 −1
10 New York Red Bulls 46 34 10 8 16 50 44 +6
11 Chicago Fire 43 34 9 9 16 46 45 +1
12 Portland Timbers 42 34 11 14 9 40 48 −8
13 D.C. United 39 34 9 13 12 49 52 −3
14 San Jose Earthquakes 38 34 8 12 14 40 45 −5
15 Chivas USA 36 34 8 14 12 41 43 −2
16 Toronto FC 33 34 6 13 15 36 59 −23 2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League Preliminary Round 3
17 New England Revolution 28 34 5 16 13 38 58 −20
18 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 28 34 6 18 10 35 55 −20

Updated to matches played on October 22, 2011 (NER v TFC). Source: MLSSoccer.com
Notation Key:

(SS) = Supporters Shield winner
(E1) = Eastern Conference champion
(W1) = Western Conference champion


Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld Pts W L D GF GA GD W L D GF GA GD W L D GF GA GD
34 28 6 18 10 35 55  −20 6 6 5 24 24  0 0 12 5 11 31  −20

Last updated: October 22, 2011
Source: MLSSoccer.com
Pld = Matches played; Pts = Points; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Ground H A H H A H H A A H A H A A A H A A H A A H H A A H A A H H H H A H
Result W L D D L D L L D D L D D L D W L L L L D L W L L W D L L L W W L L
Position 1 8 6 6 12 11 15 16 17 16 17 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 17 18

Last updated: October 22, 2011.
Source: MLS Results
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Match results[edit]

Schedule[37]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Nutrilite Canadian championship[edit]

The club participates in the Canadian Championship. The champion of the tournament qualifies for the Preliminary Round of the 2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League.

For the first time in the tournament's history, a playoff format was used as opposed to a round robin format.[38] The tournament seeding was based on the results of the 2010 edition of the tournament, with Vancouver being seeded second.[38] In their semi-final playoff with the Montreal Impact, the Whitecaps won the opening leg in Montreal 1–0 on a goal by Terry Dunfield.[39] The second leg was contested in Vancouver, where Montreal led 1–0 after full-time, for an aggregate score of 1–1.[40] Because both teams had scored one away goal, extra time was needed to determine the aggregate winner. In extra time, Mouloud Akloul scored on a rebound following an Alain Rochat free kick to send the Whitecaps to the final versus Toronto FC.[40]

Semi-finals[edit]

Finals[edit]

World Football Challenge[edit]

On April 14 it was announced that the Whitecaps would host Manchester City as part of the 2011 World Football Challenge.[41]

Cascadia Cup[edit]

See also: Cascadia Cup
Vancouver Whitecaps FC debut at BC Place on October 2 against Cascadia rivals and expansion cousins, Portland Timbers.

The Whitecaps have had a long-standing rivalry with the Pacific Northwest clubs Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers, dating back to the 1970s when ancestry clubs of the same name played in the original and now-defunct North American Soccer League. The tri-member tournament will continue with the expansion of the Whitecaps and the Timbers. The winner is determined through league matches between the sides, and the club with the best record against both sides wins the trophy.

The Cascadia Cup was awarded to the Seattle Sounders on September 24 when the Sounders defeated the Whitecaps 3–1 at Empire Field. Vancouver Whitecaps FC finished in 3rd place after losing to the Portland Timbers on October 2.

Recognition[edit]

MLS Player of the Week[edit]

Week Player Week's Statline
Week 3 Brazil Camilo 2G (90'+2', 90'+3')

MLS Goal of the Week[edit]

Week Player Goal Report
2 France Eric Hassli 85' GOTW

MLS Team of the Week[edit]

Week Player/Manager Position Report
1 Switzerland Davide Chiumiento MF MLS Team of the Week: 1
France Eric Hassli FW
2 Switzerland Alain Rochat DF MLS Team of the Week: 2
3 Brazil Camilo FW MLS Team of the Week: 3
4 Tanzania Nizar Khalfan MF MLS Team of the Week: 4
13 France Eric Hassli FW MLS Team of the Week: 13
14 Switzerland Alain Rochat DF MLS Team of the Week: 14
Switzerland Davide Chiumiento MF
France Eric Hassli FW
19 United States Shea Salinas MF MLS Team of the Week: 19
21 France Eric Hassli FW MLS Team of the Week: 21
24 Switzerland Alain Rochat DF MLS Team of the Week: 24
Ghana Gershon Koffie MF
United States Joe Cannon GK
26 Ghana Gershon Koffie MF MLS Team of the Week: 26

MLS All-Stars 2011[edit]

Position Player Note
FW France Eric Hassli Inactive roster

Miscellany[edit]

Allocation ranking[edit]

Vancouver is in the No. 13 position in the MLS Allocation Ranking. The allocation ranking is the mechanism used to determine which MLS club has first priority to acquire a U.S. National Team player who signs with MLS after playing abroad, or a former MLS player who returns to the league after having gone to a club abroad for a transfer fee. Vancouver started 2011 ranked No. 1 on the allocation list and used its ranking to acquire Jay DeMerit. A ranking can be traded, provided that part of the compensation received in return is another club's ranking.[42]

International Roster Spots[edit]

Vancouver has 10 international roster spots. Each club in Major League Soccer is allocated 8 international roster spots, which can be traded. Vancouver acquired its first additional spot from Chivas USA on November 24, 2010 for use in the 2011 season only.[43] On the same day Vancouver acquired a second additional spot from Colorado Rapids. Press reports did not indicate when, or if, this spot returns to Colorado.[44] There is no limit on the number of international slots on each club’s roster. The remaining roster slots must belong to domestic players. For clubs based in Canada, a domestic player is either a player with the legal right to work in Canada (i.e., Canadian citizen, permanent resident, part of a protected class) or a U.S. citizen, a permanent U.S. resident (green card holder) or the holder of other special U.S. status (e.g., refugee or asylum status).[42]

Future Draft Pick Trades[edit]

Future picks acquired: None, but Vancouver has acquired undisclosed future considerations from Toronto FC which may or may not include draft pick(s).
Future picks traded: None.

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