2011 Vancouver Whitecaps FC season

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC
2011 season
ChairmanGreg Kerfoot
Interim managerTom Soehn
StadiumEmpire Field
(March to September)
BC Place
(October)
Major League Soccer18th
Canadian ChampionshipRunners-up
Cascadia Cup3rd
Top goalscorerLeague:
Camilo (12)

All:
Camilo (13)
Highest home attendance27,500 vs. Los Angeles Galaxy (July 30, 2011)
Lowest home attendance15,474 vs. Toronto FC
(May 18, 2011)
Average home league attendance20,153
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2012 →

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 45) United States San Jose
18 Jay Nolly United States GK (1982-01-02) January 2, 1982 (age 38) Canada Vancouver (USSF-D2)
24 Brian Sylvestre United States GK (1992-12-19) December 19, 1992 (age 27) Canada Vancouver (Residency)
Defenders
2 Michael Boxall New Zealand CB (1988-08-18) August 18, 1988 (age 31) United States UC Santa Barbara
3 Bilal Duckett United States CB (1989-01-09) January 9, 1989 (age 31) United States Notre Dame
4 Alain Rochat Switzerland LB (1983-02-01) February 1, 1983 (age 37) Canada Vancouver (USSF-D2)
6 Jay DeMerit United States CB (1979-12-04) December 4, 1979 (age 40) England Watford
14 Greg Janicki United States CB (1984-07-09) July 9, 1984 (age 36) Canada Vancouver (USSF-D2)
19 Carlyle Mitchell Trinidad and Tobago CB (1987-08-08) August 8, 1987 (age 32) Trinidad and Tobago Joe Public
25 Jonathan Leathers United States RB (1985-11-05) November 5, 1985 (age 34) United States Kansas City
26 Jordan Harvey United States LB (1984-01-28) January 28, 1984 (age 36) United States Philadelphia
Midfielders
11 John Thorrington United States MF (1979-11-17) November 17, 1979 (age 40) United States Chicago
12 Jeb Brovsky United States CM (1988-12-03) December 3, 1988 (age 31) United States Notre Dame
13 Michael Nanchoff United States MF (1988-09-24) September 24, 1988 (age 31) United States Akron
15 Philippe Davies Canada MF (1990-12-20) December 20, 1990 (age 29) Canada Vancouver (USSF-D2)
16 Nizar Khalfan Tanzania MF (1988-06-21) June 21, 1988 (age 32) Canada Vancouver (USSF-D2)
20 Davide Chiumiento Switzerland RW (1984-11-22) November 22, 1984 (age 35) Canada Vancouver (USSF-D2)
22 Shea Salinas United States LW (1986-06-24) June 24, 1986 (age 34) United States Philadelphia
27 Alexandre Morfaw Cameroon MF (1987-08-31) August 31, 1987 (age 32) Canada Vancouver (USSF-D2)
28 Gershon Koffie Ghana MF (1991-08-25) August 25, 1991 (age 28) Canada Vancouver (USSF-D2)
31 Russell Teibert Canada LW (1992-12-22) December 22, 1992 (age 27) Canada Vancouver (USSF-D2)
33 Peter Vagenas United States CM (1978-02-06) February 6, 1978 (age 42) United States Seattle
Forwards
7 Mustapha Jarju The Gambia ST (1986-07-18) July 18, 1986 (age 34) Belgium R.A.E.C. Mons
9 Atiba Harris Saint Kitts and Nevis ST (1985-01-09) January 9, 1985 (age 35) United States Dallas
17 Omar Salgado United States ST (1993-09-10) September 10, 1993 (age 26) Mexico Guadalajara
23 Long Tan China FW (1988-04-01) April 1, 1988 (age 32) United States Tampa Bay
29 Eric Hassli France ST (1981-05-03) May 3, 1981 (age 39) Switzerland Zürich
37 Camilo Brazil ST (1988-07-21) July 21, 1988 (age 32) 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]

December 2, 2010 Ventura County1 – 2VancouverOxnard, California, USA
13:30 PDT Bowen Goal 40(pk)' Report Goal 2' Dunfield
Goal 64' Khalfan
Stadium: Bulldog Stadium
December 5, 2010 Blue4 – 0OrangeOxnard, California, USA
14:00 PDT Khalfan Goal 7'28'
Porter Goal 57'59'
Report Stadium: Bulldog Stadium
December 8, 2010 Ventura County1 – 3VancouverOxnard, California, USA
13:30 PDT Berrera Goal 30' Report Goal 40' Khalfan
Goal 58' Porter
Goal 64' Dunfield
Stadium: Bulldog Stadium

Arizona training[edit]

February 1, 2011 Salt Lake1 – 2VancouverCasa Grande, Arizona, USA
10:00 PST Alvarez Goal 49' Report Goal 17' Teibert
Goal 57' Dunfield
Stadium: Grande Sports World
Attendance: Closed door
February 4, 2011 Seattle1 – 0VancouverCasa Grande, Arizona, USA
16:30 PST Evans Goal 63' Report Stadium: Grande Sports World
Attendance: Closed door
February 8, 2011 Columbus1 – 2VancouverCasa Grande, Arizona, USA
09:30 PST Gaven Goal 76' (pen.) Report Goal 62' Harris
Goal 77' Salgado
Stadium: Grande Sports World
Attendance: Closed door
February 18, 2011 Chivas USA1 – 0VancouverCasa Grande, Arizona, USA
14:00 PST Padilla Goal 89' (pen.) Report Stadium: Grande Sports World
Attendance: Closed door
February 19, 2011 United States U-20's2 – 2VancouverAvondale, Arizona, USA
15:45 PST Report Goal 13' Long
Goal 72' Camilo
Stadium: Westside Soccer Complex
Attendance: Closed door
February 21, 2011 Los Angeles2 – 0VancouverAvondale, Arizona, USA
15:00 PST Birchall Goal 26'
Ángel Goal 44'
Report Stadium: Westside Soccer Complex
Attendance: Closed door

Cascadia Summit[edit]

March 5, 2011 Portland1 – 1VancouverTukwila, Washington USA
16:00 PDT Pore Goal 5' Report Horst Goal 36' (o.g.) Stadium: Starfire Sports Complex
Attendance: 3,100
Referee: Ricardo Salazar
March 6, 2011 Seattle2 – 3VancouverTukwila, Washington USA
15:00 PDT Levesque Goal 45'
Montaño Goal 77'
Report Salgado Goal 6'
Teibert Goal 12'
Camilo Goal 47'
Stadium: Starfire Sports Complex
Attendance: 3,100

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

Updated to match played 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 Pld W L D GF GA GD Pts
1 LA Galaxy (SS, W1) 34 19 5 10 48 28 +20 67 2012–13 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage 2
2 Seattle Sounders FC 34 18 7 9 56 37 +19 63
3 Real Salt Lake 34 15 11 8 44 36 +8 53
4 FC Dallas 34 15 12 7 42 39 +3 52
5 Sporting Kansas City (E1) 34 13 9 12 50 40 +10 51
6 Houston Dynamo 34 12 9 13 45 41 +4 49 2012–13 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage 2
7 Colorado Rapids 34 12 9 13 44 41 +3 49
8 Philadelphia Union 34 11 8 15 44 36 +8 48
9 Columbus Crew 34 13 13 8 43 44 −1 47
10 New York Red Bulls 34 10 8 16 50 44 +6 46
11 Chicago Fire 34 9 9 16 46 45 +1 43
12 Portland Timbers 34 11 14 9 40 48 −8 42
13 D.C. United 34 9 13 12 49 52 −3 39
14 San Jose Earthquakes 34 8 12 14 40 45 −5 38
15 Chivas USA 34 8 14 12 41 43 −2 36
16 Toronto FC 34 6 13 15 36 59 −23 33 2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League Preliminary Round 3
17 New England Revolution 34 5 16 13 38 58 −20 28
18 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 34 6 18 10 35 55 −20 28
Updated to match(es) played on October 22, 2011 (NER v TFC). Source: MLSSoccer.com

(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]

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
GroundHAHHAHHAAHAHAAAHAAHAAHHAAHAAHHHHAH
ResultWLDDLDLLDDLDDLDWLLLLDLWLLWDLLLWWLL
Position1866121115161716171818181818181818181818181818181818181818171718
Updated to match(es) played on October 22, 2011. Source: MLS Results
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Match results[edit]

Schedule[37]

  Win   Draw   Loss

March 19, 2011 match 1Vancouver4 – 2TorontoVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
15:30 PDT Hassli Goal 15' Yellow card 49' Goal 72'
Dunfield Goal 26' Yellow card 28'
Harris Yellow card 40' Goal 63'
Report De Rosario Goal 20'
Sturgin Yellow card 32'
Gargan Yellow card 44'
Santos Goal 78'
Stadium: Empire Field
Attendance: 22,592
Referee: Paul Ward
March 26, 2011 match 2Philadelphia1 – 0VancouverChester, Pennsylvania, USA
13:00 PDT Nakazawa Yellow card 27'
Califf Yellow card 31'
Mwanga Yellow card 35'
Ruiz Goal 77'
Report Hassli Yellow card 26' Yellow-red card 57'
Khalfan Yellow card 47'
Rochat Yellow card 48'
Stadium: PPL Park
Attendance: 18,591
Referee: Yader Reyes
April 2, 2011 match 3Vancouver3 – 3Kansas CityVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
16:00 PDT Harris Goal 73'
Camilo Goal 90+2'90+3'
Report Bunbury Goal 45+1'58' Yellow card 88'
Kamara Goal 62'
Harrington Yellow card 64'
Diop Yellow card 68'
Stadium: Empire Field
Attendance: 20,518
Referee: Silviu Petrescu
April 6, 2011 match 4Vancouver1 – 1New EnglandVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
19:00 PDT Harris Yellow card 6'
Camilo Yellow card 25'
Koffie Red card 44'
Hassli Yellow card 49' Yellow-red card 56' Goal 56' (pen.)
Report Stolica Goal 90+3' Stadium: Empire Field
Attendance: 19,294
Referee: Baldomero Toledo
April 10, 2011 match 5Houston3 – 1VancouverHouston, Texas USA
16:00 PDT Weaver Goal 37'
Boswell Goal 42'
Bruin Goal 76'
Report Leathers Yellow card 35'
Camilo Goal 38'
Rochat Yellow card 56'
Stadium: Robertson Stadium
Attendance: 12,047
Referee: Jair Marrufo
April 16, 2011 match 6Vancouver0 – 0ChivasVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
16:00 PDT Brovsky Yellow card 55'
Hassli Yellow card 64'
Boxall Yellow card 87'
Report LaBrocca Yellow card 68' Stadium: Empire Field
Attendance: 20,809
Referee: Jorge Gonzalez
April 23, 2011 match 7Vancouver1 – 2DallasVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
16:00 PDT Rochat Goal 25'
Hassli Yellow card 80'
Report Ihemelu Yellow card 30'
John Goal 53'
Jacobson Yellow card 66'
Avila Goal 83'
Stadium: Empire Field
Attendance: 21,000
Referee: Juan Guzman
April 30, 2011 match 8Columbus2 – 1VancouverColumbus, Ohio, USA
16:00 PDT Rentería Goal 50' (pen.)59' Report Leathers Yellow card 37'
Janicki Yellow card 57'
Salgado Goal 69' Yellow card 90+1'
Stadium: Columbus Crew Stadium
Attendance: 11,298
Referee: Terry Vaughn
May 7, 2011 match 9Chicago0 – 0VancouverBridgeview, Illinois USA
17:30 PDT Mikulic Yellow card 4'
Chaves Yellow card 60'
Paladini Yellow card 76'
Husidic Yellow card 83'
Report Dunfield Yellow card 25'
Chiumiento Yellow card 60'
Stadium: Toyota Park
Attendance: 11,680
Referee: Andrew Chapin
May 11, 2011 match 10Vancouver1 – 1San JoseVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
19:00 PDT Dunfield Yellow card 34'
Akloul Yellow card 77'
Brovsky Yellow card 86'
Nolly Yellow card 86'
Chiumiento Goal 90+1'
Report Wondolowski Goal 39'
Beitashour Yellow card 90'
Stadium: Empire Field
Attendance: 15,608
Referee: Ricardo Salazar
May 14, 2011 match 11New England1 – 0VancouverFoxborough, Massachusetts, USA
16:30 PDT Joseph Goal 49' (pen.)
Boggs Yellow card 62'
McCarthy Yellow card 66'
Report DeMerit Yellow card 33' Stadium: Gillette Stadium
Attendance: 14,186
Referee: Chris Penso
May 28, 2011 match 12Vancouver1 – 1New YorkVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
16:00 PDT Hassli Goal 24' (pen.) Report Rodgers Goal 34'
Ream Yellow card 75'
Stadium: Empire Field
Attendance: 21,000
Referee: Mark Geiger
June 1, 2011 match 13Chivas1 – 1VancouverCarson, California USA
19:30 PDT LaBrocca Goal 46'
Estupinan Yellow card 79'
Report Camilo Goal 48'
Hassli Red card 66'
Akloul Yellow card 86'
Stadium: The Home Depot Center
Attendance: 11,753
Referee: Ricardo Salazar
June 4, 2011 match 14Salt Lake2 – 0VancouverSandy, Utah USA
18:00 PDT Warner Yellow card 30'
Alexandre Goal 32'
Espíndola Goal 79'
Report DeMerit Yellow card 15'
Koffie Yellow card 66'
Stadium: Rio Tinto Stadium
Attendance: 15,174
Referee: Juan Guzman
June 11, 2011 match 15Seattle2 – 2VancouverSeattle, Washington USA
19:00 PDT Alonso Yellow card 46'
Rosales Goal 81'
Alonso Goal 84'
Report Rochat Yellow card 46'
Camilo Yellow card 55'
Leathers Yellow card 71'
Hassli Goal 29' (pen.)85'
Stadium: Qwest Field
Attendance: 36,502
Referee: Mark Geiger
June 18, 2011 match 16Vancouver1 – 0PhiladelphiaVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
16:00 PDT Rochat Goal 12'
Dunfield Yellow card 22'
Report Valdés Yellow card 36'
Carroll Yellow card 52'
Stadium: Empire Field
Attendance: 20,168
Referee: Alex Prus
June 25, 2011 match 17Kansas City2 – 1VancouverKansas City, Kansas USA
17:30 PDT Bravo Goal 33' (pen.)
Cesar Goal 40'
Kamara Yellow card 89'
Report Camilo Goal 15'
Jay DeMerit Yellow card 32'
Duckett Yellow card 84'
Stadium: LIVESTRONG Sporting Park
Attendance: 18,467
Referee: Edvin Jurisevic
June 29, 2011 match 18Toronto1 – 0VancouverToronto, Ontario, CAN
16:30 PDT Soolsma Goal 54' (pen.)
Plata Yellow card 89'
Report Boxall Yellow card 27' Stadium: BMO Field
Attendance: 19,816
Referee: Mark Geiger
July 6, 2011 match 19Vancouver0 – 1ColumbusVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
19:00 PDT Koffie Yellow card 7'
Camilo Yellow card 23'
Salinas Red card 78'
Report Gehrig Yellow card 74'
Marshall Yellow card 85'
Cunningham Goal 90'
Stadium: Empire Field
Attendance: 19,079
Referee: Chris Penso
July 9, 2011 match 20Colorado2 – 1VancouverCommerce City, Colorado, USA
18:00 PDT Casey Goal 25'
Palguta Goal 68'
Report Harvey Yellow card 68'
Camilo Goal 77'
Stadium: Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Attendance: 13,058
Referee: Alex Prus
July 20, 2011 match 21San Jose2 – 2VancouverSanta Clara, California, USA
19:00 PDT Wondolowski Goal 3'54'
Ring Yellow card 45'
Leitch Yellow card 74'
Corrales Yellow card 93'
Report Brovsky Yellow card 40'
Hassli Goal 42'61'
Stadium: Buck Shaw Stadium
Referee: Paul Ward
July 30, 2011 match 22Vancouver0 – 4Los AngelesVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
16:30 PDT Report Donovan Goal 61'75' (pen.)
Stephens Yellow card 65'
Franklin Goal 81'
Cristman Goal 90'
Stadium: Empire Field
Attendance: 27,500
Referee: Baldomero Toledo
August 7, 2011 match 23Vancouver4 – 2ChicagoVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
16:00 PDT Hassli Goal 1'72'
Harvey Yellow card 4'
Koffie Goal 24'
Rochat Yellow card 33'
Camilo Goal 48'
Report Oduro Goal 23' Yellow card 26'
Pappa Yellow card 53'
Pause Yellow card 71'
Barouch Goal 80'
Stadium: Empire Field
Attendance: 18,714
Referee: Chris Penso
August 13, 2011 match 24D.C.4 – 0VancouverWashington, D.C. USA
16:30 PDT McDonald Yellow card 39'
Pontius Goal 45+2'70'
Najar Goal 48'
Davies Yellow card 60'
King Goal 83'
Report Camilo Yellow card 15'
Boxall Yellow card 45+1'
Stadium: RFK Stadium
Referee: Hilario Grajeda
August 20, 2011 match 25Portland2 – 1VancouverPortland, Oregon USA
19:00 PDT Chará Goal 2'
Alhassan Yellow card 23'
Perlaza Goal 33'
Report Harvey Yellow card 49'
Thorrington Yellow card 73'
Camilo Yellow card 86' Goal 88'
Stadium: Jeld-Wen Field
Attendance: 18,627
Referee: Jair Marrufo
August 27, 2011 match 26Vancouver1 – 0HoustonVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
16:00 PDT Chiumiento Yellow card 57'
Salinas Goal 86'
Report Boswell Yellow card 89' Stadium: Empire Field
Attendance: 20,226
Referee: Niko Bratsis
September 10, 2011 match 27New York1 – 1VancouverHarrison, New Jersey USA
16:30 PDT Márquez Yellow card 31'
Solli Red card 45+1'
Agudelo Goal 68'
Henry Yellow card 73'
Report Chiumiento Goal 23' Stadium: Red Bull Arena
Referee: Terry Vaughn
September 17, 2011 match 28Los Angeles3 – 0VancouverCarson, California USA
19:30 PDT Magee Goal 40'75'
Keane Goal 64'
Report Rochat Yellow card 17'
Koffie Yellow card 28'
Hassli Yellow card 62'
Stadium: The Home Depot Center
Attendance: 22,959
Referee: Michael Kennedy
September 24, 2011 match 29Vancouver1 – 3SeattleVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
16:30 PDT Camilo Goal 22'
DeMerit Yellow card 32'
Hassli Yellow card 70'
Report Evans Yellow card 30' Goal 33' (pen.)
Montero Goal 63'67'
Parke Yellow card 77'
Stadium: Empire Field
Attendance: 21,000
Referee: Jair Marrufo
October 2, 2011 match 30Vancouver0 – 1PortlandVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
13:30 PDT Hassli Yellow card 53' Report Cooper Goal 25'
Chará Yellow card 42'
Chabala Yellow card 63'
Marcelin Yellow card 65'
Stadium: BC Place
Attendance: 21,000
Referee: Mark Geiger
October 6, 2011 match 31Vancouver3 – 0Salt LakeVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
18:30 PDT Brovsky Yellow card 34'
Camilo Goal 44' (pen.)53' (pen.)
Khalfan Goal 88'
Report Olave Yellow card 42'
Warner Red card 43'
Grabavoy Yellow card 51'
Morales Yellow card 64'
Stadium: BC Place
Attendance: 20,113
Referee: Chris Penso
October 12, 2011 match 32Vancouver2 – 1D.C.Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
19:00 PDT Camilo Goal 1'
Rochat Yellow card 24'
Tan Goal 46'
Report Kitchen Yellow card 15'
Burch Yellow card 38'
McDonald Goal 57'
Stadium: BC Place
Attendance: 17,288
Referee: Hilaro Grajeda
October 15, 2011 match 33Dallas2 – 0VancouverFrisco, Texas USA
17:30 PDT Chávez Goal 35' Yellow card 38'
Shea Goal 54'
Jackson Goal 54'
Report Stadium: Pizza Hut Park
Attendance: 10,222
Referee: Alex Prus
October 22, 2011 match 34Vancouver1 – 2ColoradoVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
16:00 PDT Rochat Goal 49' Report Larentowicz Yellow card 10' Goal 59'
Marshall Yellow card 77'
Thompson Goal 84'
Stadium: BC Place
Attendance: 21,000
Referee: Baldomero Toledo

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]

April 27, 2011 First LegMontreal0 – 1VancouverMontreal, Quebec
Hatchi Yellow card 62' Report Dunfield Goal 67' Stadium: Stade Saputo
Attendance: 8,412
Referee: Carole Anne Chénard
May 4, 2011 Second LegVancouver1 – 1 (a.e.t.)
(2 – 1 agg.)
MontrealVancouver, British Columbia
Akloul Goal 113' Report Hatchi Yellow card 26'
Lowery Yellow card 30'
Tsiskaridze Yellow card 59'
Gerba Goal 83' (pen.) Yellow card 100'
Stadium: Empire Field
Attendance: 16,611
Referee: Dave Gantar

Finals[edit]

May 18, 2011 First LegVancouver1 – 1TorontoVancouver, British Columbia
Hassli Goal 64'
Koffie Yellow card 68'
Dunfield Yellow card 77'
Report Williams Yellow card 52'
Santos Goal 73'
Stadium: Empire Field
Attendance: 15,474
Referee: Silviu Petrescu
July 2, 2011 Second LegToronto2 – 1
(3 – 2 agg.)
VancouverToronto, Ontario
Plata Goal 51' (pen.)
Yourassowsky Goal 61'
Martina Yellow card 56'
Report Camilo Goal 21'
Hassli Yellow card 50'
Teibert Yellow card 72'
Stadium: BMO Field
Attendance: 15,474

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]

July 18, 2011 Vancouver Whitecaps1 – 2Manchester CityVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Camilo Goal 30' Report Guidetti Goal 68'
Wright-Phillips Goal 84'
Stadium: Empire Field
Attendance: 24,074

Cascadia Cup[edit]

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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