2015 Vancouver Whitecaps FC season

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC
2015 season
ChairmanJohn Furlong
ManagerCarl Robinson
StadiumBC Place
(Capacity: 21,000)
Major League SoccerConference: 2nd
Overall: 3rd
MLS Cup PlayoffsConference Semifinals
Canadian ChampionshipWinners
Cascadia CupRunners-Up
Top goalscorerOctavio Rivero (10)
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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 34) Randers FC
24 Marco Carducci  Canada GK (1996-09-26) September 26, 1996 (age 23) Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
70 Paolo Tornaghi  Italy GK (1988-06-21) June 21, 1988 (age 31) Chicago Fire
Defenders
2 Jordan Harvey  United States DF (1984-01-28) January 28, 1984 (age 35) Philadelphia Union
3 Sam Adekugbe  Canada DF (1995-01-16) January 16, 1995 (age 24) Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
4 Kendall Waston  Costa Rica DF (1988-01-01) January 1, 1988 (age 31) Deportivo Saprissa
6 Jordan Smith  Costa Rica DF (1991-04-23) April 23, 1991 (age 28) Deportivo Saprissa
18 Diego Rodríguez  Uruguay DF (1991-01-08) January 8, 1991 (age 28) Juventud
22 Christian Dean  United States DF (1993-03-14) March 14, 1993 (age 26) California Golden Bears
26 Tim Parker  United States DF (1993-02-23) February 23, 1993 (age 26) St. John's Red Storm
27 Ethen Sampson  South Africa DF (1993-12-28) December 28, 1993 (age 25) Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23
33 Steven Beitashour  Iran DF (1987-02-01) February 1, 1987 (age 32) San Jose Earthquakes
44 Pa-Modou Kah  Norway DF (1980-07-30) July 30, 1980 (age 39) Portland Timbers
Midfielders
7 Mauro Rosales  Argentina MF (1981-02-24) February 24, 1981 (age 38) Chivas USA
13 Cristian Techera  Uruguay MF (1992-05-31) May 31, 1992 (age 27) River Plate Montevideo
15 Matias Laba  Argentina MF (1991-12-11) December 11, 1991 (age 27) Toronto FC
20 Deybi Flores  Honduras MF (1996-06-16) June 16, 1996 (age 23) C.D. Motagua
25 Andre Lewis  Jamaica MF (1994-08-12) August 12, 1994 (age 25) Portmore United F.C.
28 Gershon Koffie  Ghana MF (1991-08-25) August 25, 1991 (age 28) Vancouver Whitecaps (USSF-D2)
29 Nicolás Mezquida  Uruguay MF (1992-01-21) January 21, 1992 (age 27) Fénix
30 Ben McKendry  Canada MF (1993-03-25) March 25, 1993 (age 26) Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
31 Russell Teibert  Canada MF (1992-12-22) December 22, 1992 (age 26) Vancouver Whitecaps (USSF-D2)
32 Marco Bustos  Canada MF (1996-04-22) April 22, 1996 (age 23) Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
38 Kianz Froese  Canada MF (1996-04-16) April 16, 1996 (age 23) Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
77 Pedro Morales  Chile MF (1985-05-25) May 25, 1985 (age 34) Málaga CF
Forwards
11 Darren Mattocks  Jamaica FW (1990-09-02) September 2, 1990 (age 29) Akron Zips
19 Erik Hurtado (on loan to Mjøndalen)  United States FW (1990-05-11) May 11, 1990 (age 29) Santa Clara
23 Kekuta Manneh  Gambia FW (1994-12-30) December 30, 1994 (age 24) Austin Aztex
29 Octavio Rivero  Uruguay FW (1992-01-24) January 24, 1992 (age 27) O'Higgins F.C.
34 Caleb Clarke  Canada FW (1993-06-23) June 23, 1993 (age 26) Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
88 Robert Earnshaw  Wales FW (1981-04-06) April 6, 1981 (age 38) 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

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GroundHAAHHHAAHAHHAHAAAAAHAHAHAHAHHHAHAH
ResultLWWWWDLWLDWLLWLWWWLLDWWWLWLWLLDDLW
Updated to match(es) played on August 8, 2015. Source: [17]
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

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 December 25, 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. January 15, 2015. Retrieved March 30, 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 March 30, 2015.
  7. ^ "Whitecaps FC add striker Robert Earnshaw". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. March 25, 2015. Retrieved March 25, 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 (January 14, 2015). "Moving in different directions: Whitecaps, Andy O'Brien can't strike a deal". Metro Vancouver. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved May 29, 2015.
  12. ^ "We signed with Trinidad & Tobago international and Vancouver Whitecaps FC defender Carlyle Mitchell". Seoul E-Land FC. December 22, 2014. Retrieved December 22, 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. Archived from the original on May 21, 2015. Retrieved May 21, 2015.
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