2015 Vancouver Whitecaps FC season

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC
2015 season
Chairman John Furlong
Manager Carl Robinson
Stadium BC Place
(Capacity: 21,000)
Major League Soccer Conference: 2nd
Overall: 3rd
MLS Cup Playoffs Conference Semifinals
Canadian Championship Winners
Cascadia Cup Runners-Up
Top goalscorer Octavio Rivero (10)
Home colours
Away colours

The 2015 Vancouver Whitecaps FC season is the Whitecaps' fifth season in Major League Soccer, the top tier of soccer in the United States and Canada.

Season overview[edit]

December[edit]

Current roster[edit]

As of August 10, 2015[1]
No. Name Nationality Position Date of birth (Age) Previous club
Goalkeepers
1 David Ousted  Denmark GK (1985-02-01) February 1, 1985 (age 33) Randers FC
24 Marco Carducci  Canada GK (1996-09-26) September 26, 1996 (age 21) Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
70 Paolo Tornaghi  Italy GK (1988-06-21) June 21, 1988 (age 30) Chicago Fire
Defenders
2 Jordan Harvey  United States DF (1984-01-28) January 28, 1984 (age 34) Philadelphia Union
3 Sam Adekugbe  Canada DF (1995-01-16) January 16, 1995 (age 23) Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
4 Kendall Waston  Costa Rica DF (1988-01-01) January 1, 1988 (age 30) Deportivo Saprissa
6 Jordan Smith  Costa Rica DF (1991-04-23) April 23, 1991 (age 27) Deportivo Saprissa
18 Diego Rodríguez  Uruguay DF (1991-01-08) January 8, 1991 (age 27) Juventud
22 Christian Dean  United States DF (1993-03-14) March 14, 1993 (age 25) California Golden Bears
26 Tim Parker  United States DF (1993-02-23) February 23, 1993 (age 25) St. John's Red Storm
27 Ethen Sampson  South Africa DF (1993-12-28) December 28, 1993 (age 24) Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23
33 Steven Beitashour  Iran DF (1987-02-01) February 1, 1987 (age 31) San Jose Earthquakes
44 Pa-Modou Kah  Norway DF (1980-07-30) July 30, 1980 (age 38) Portland Timbers
Midfielders
7 Mauro Rosales  Argentina MF (1981-02-24) February 24, 1981 (age 37) Chivas USA
13 Cristian Techera  Uruguay MF (1992-05-31) May 31, 1992 (age 26) River Plate Montevideo
15 Matias Laba  Argentina MF (1991-12-11) December 11, 1991 (age 26) Toronto FC
20 Deybi Flores  Honduras MF (1996-06-16) June 16, 1996 (age 22) C.D. Motagua
25 Andre Lewis  Jamaica MF (1994-08-12) August 12, 1994 (age 24) Portmore United F.C.
28 Gershon Koffie  Ghana MF (1991-08-25) August 25, 1991 (age 26) Vancouver Whitecaps (USSF-D2)
29 Nicolás Mezquida  Uruguay MF (1992-01-21) January 21, 1992 (age 26) Fénix
30 Ben McKendry  Canada MF (1993-03-25) March 25, 1993 (age 25) Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
31 Russell Teibert  Canada MF (1992-12-22) December 22, 1992 (age 25) Vancouver Whitecaps (USSF-D2)
32 Marco Bustos  Canada MF (1996-04-22) April 22, 1996 (age 22) Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
38 Kianz Froese  Canada MF (1996-04-16) April 16, 1996 (age 22) Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
77 Pedro Morales  Chile MF (1985-05-25) May 25, 1985 (age 33) Málaga CF
Forwards
11 Darren Mattocks  Jamaica FW (1990-09-02) September 2, 1990 (age 27) Akron Zips
19 Erik Hurtado (on loan to Mjøndalen)  United States FW (1990-05-11) May 11, 1990 (age 28) Santa Clara
23 Kekuta Manneh  Gambia FW (1994-12-30) December 30, 1994 (age 23) Austin Aztex
29 Octavio Rivero  Uruguay FW (1992-01-24) January 24, 1992 (age 26) O'Higgins F.C.
34 Caleb Clarke  Canada FW (1993-06-23) June 23, 1993 (age 25) Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
88 Robert Earnshaw  Wales FW (1981-04-06) April 6, 1981 (age 37) Chicago Fire

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

No. Pos. Player Transferred From Fee/Notes Date Ref.
29 ST Uruguay Octavio Rivero Chile O'Higgins F.C. Undisclosed / Designated Player December 25, 2014 [2]
18 DF Uruguay Diego Rodríguez Uruguay Juventud Loan January 14, 2015 [3]
26 DF United States Tim Parker United States St. John's Red Storm Selected in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft January 15, 2015 [4]
44 DF Norway Pa-Modou Kah United States Portland Timbers Free January 21, 2015 [5]
20 MF Honduras Deybi Flores Honduras C.D. Motagua Loan February 24, 2015 [6]
88 ST Wales Robert Earnshaw United States Chicago Fire Free March 25, 2015 [7]
13 FW Uruguay Cristian Techera Uruguay River Plate Montevideo Loan April 9, 2015 [8]
6 DF Costa Rica Jordan Smith Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa Loan August 6, 2015 [9]

Out[edit]

Pos. Player Transferred To Fee/Notes Date Ref.
MF Canada Bryce Alderson Released November 14, 2014 [10]
DF Republic of Ireland Andy O'Brien Out of Contract November 14, 2014 [11]
DF Trinidad and Tobago Carlyle Mitchell South Korea Seoul E-Land Released November 14, 2014 [12]
FW Senegal Mamadou Diouf Option Declined December 8, 2014 [13]
MF Uruguay Sebástian Fernández Uruguay Boston River Loan Return / Option Declined December 8, 2014 [13]
DF Honduras Johnny Leverón Honduras C.D. Marathón Option Declined December 8, 2014 [13]
FW United States Omar Salgado United States New York City FC Trade December 8, 2014 [14]
MF Morocco Mehdi Ballouchy United States New York City FC Selected in 2014 MLS Expansion Draft December 10, 2014 [15]
FW United States Erik Hurtado Norway Mjøndalen Loan August 7, 2015 [16]

Technical staff[edit]

Role Name Nation
Head Coach Carl Robinson  Wales
Assistant Coach Gordon Forest  Scotland
Assistant Coach Martyn Pert  England
Head of Scouting & Analysis Daniel Stenz  Germany
Goalkeeper Coach Marius Røvde  Norway
Physiotherapist Graeme Poole  Canada

Management[edit]

Role Name Nation
Executive Chair John Furlong  Ireland
President Bob Lenarduzzi  Canada
chief operating officer Rachel Lewis  Canada
Vice-President of Finance & Administration Don Ford  Canada

Major League Soccer[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Results[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 53 16 13 5 45 36  +9 9 5 2 27 15  +12 7 8 3 18 21  −3

Last updated: October 25, 2015
Source: [17]
Pld = Matches played; Pts = Points; W = Matches won; T = Matches tied; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference

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 A H H H A A H A H H A H A A A A A H A H A H A H A H H H A H A H
Result L W W W W D L W L D W L L W L W W W L L D W W W L W L W L L D D L W
Last updated: August 8, 2015.
Source: [17]

Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Tables[edit]

Western Conference[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 FC Dallas 34 18 10 6 52 39 +13 60 Conference Semifinals & 2016–17 CONCACAF Champions League
2 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 34 16 13 5 45 36 +9 53 Conference Semifinals
3 Portland Timbers 34 15 11 8 41 39 +2 53 Knockout round
4 Seattle Sounders FC 34 15 13 6 44 36 +8 51
5 LA Galaxy 34 14 11 9 56 46 +10 51
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goals scored; 7) away goal differential; 8) home goals scored; 9) home goal differential; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots

Overall[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification[a]
1 New York Red Bulls (X) 34 18 10 6 62 43 +19 60 2016–17 CONCACAF Champions League
2 FC Dallas 34 18 10 6 52 39 +13 60
3 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 34 16 13 5 45 36 +9 53
4 Columbus Crew 34 15 11 8 58 53 +5 53
5 Portland Timbers (C) 34 15 11 8 41 39 +2 53 2016–17 CONCACAF Champions League
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goals scored; 7) away goal differential; 8) home goals scored; 9) home goal differential; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots
(C) Champion; (X) Supporters' Shield winner.
Notes:
  1. ^

Playoffs[edit]

Conference Semifinals[edit]

CONCACAF Champions League[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification SEA OLI VAN
1 United States Seattle Sounders FC 4 2 1 1 6 3 +3 7 Knockout stage 2–1 3–0
2 Honduras Olimpia 4 2 0 2 3 3 0 6 1–0 1–0
3 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC 4 1 1 2 2 5 −3 4 1–1 1–0
Source: CONCACAF

Canadian Championship[edit]

  1. ^ Edmonton had originally been scheduled to host the first leg of their semi-final against Vancouver in Edmonton on May 6, 2015 but the match was postponed due to snow.

Cascadia Cup[edit]

The 2015 Cascadia Cup will feature nine matches total, six of which feature the Whitecaps, three of which will be hosted at BC Place: two against Seattle Sounders FC, and one versus the Portland Timbers. Portland will host two matches at Providence Park, and Seattle will host one at CenturyLink Field.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Players + Vancouver Whitecaps FC". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Retrieved August 10, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Whitecaps FC acquire striker Octavio Rivero from Chile's Primera Division side O'Higgins FC". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Retrieved 25 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Rodríguez Loaned to Vancouver - mlssoccer.com
  4. ^ "Whitecaps FC select defender Tim Parker in first round of 2015 MLS SuperDraft". WhitecapsFC.com. Vancouver Whitecaps FC. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Vancouver Whitecaps sign former Portland Timbers center back Pa Modou Kah". MLSsoccer.com. 
  6. ^ "Whitecaps FC acquire midfielder Deybi Flores". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Whitecaps FC add striker Robert Earnshaw". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. 25 March 2015. Retrieved 25 March 2015. http://www.whitecapsfc.com/news/2015/03/whitecaps-fc-add-striker-robert-earnshaw
  8. ^ "Vancouver Whitecaps sign 22-year-old Uruguayan winger Cristian Techera on season-long loan". MLSsoccer.com. 
  9. ^ "Whitecaps FC acquire defender Jordan Smith on loan from Costa Rican side Deportivo Saprissa". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Retrieved August 8, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Whitecaps FC part ways with midfielder Bryce Alderson and centre back Carlyle Mitchell". November 14, 2014. 
  11. ^ Cam Tucker (14 January 2015). "Moving in different directions: Whitecaps, Andy O'Brien can't strike a deal". Metro Vancouver. 
  12. ^ "We signed with Trinidad & Tobago international and Vancouver Whitecaps FC defender Carlyle Mitchell". Seoul E-Land FC. 22 December 2014. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  13. ^ a b c [1]
  14. ^ "Vancouver Whitecaps trade Omar Salgado to New York City FC, with move to international club pending". Major League Soccer. December 8, 2014. Retrieved December 18, 2014. 
  15. ^ "New York City FC select Mehdi Ballouchy with sixth selection in 2014 MLS Expansion Draft". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Whitecaps FC loan Erik Hurtado to Norwegian side Mjøndalen IF through the end of 2015". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Retrieved August 8, 2015. 
  17. ^ a b "Whitecaps FC MLS Schedule". whitecapsfc.com. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Canada Soccer confirms Amway Canadian Championship kick off times" (Press release). Canadian Soccer Association. April 9, 2015. Retrieved April 19, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Match Timeline". mlssoccer.com. Soccer United Marketing LLC. May 13, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Storify: Snowed out in Edmonton". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  21. ^ "Eddies Fall Short 2-1 in Dramatic ACC Semi-final Thriller". fcedmonton.com. May 21, 2015. Retrieved May 21, 2015. 
  22. ^ a b "Schedule for 2015 Amway Canadian Championship set" (Press release). Canadian Soccer Association. February 4, 2015. Retrieved April 19, 2015. 
  23. ^ "Robert Earnshaw's 90th-minute winner propels Whitecaps FC to 2–1 win over Portland Timbers". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Retrieved March 29, 2015.