2016 Vancouver Whitecaps FC season

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC
2016 season
Chairman John Furlong
Manager Carl Robinson
Stadium BC Place
(Capacity: 22,120)
Major League Soccer Conference: 8th
Overall: 16th
MLS Cup Playoffs Did Not Qualify
Canadian Championship Runner-up
CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals
Cascadia Cup 1st
Top goalscorer League:
Pedro Morales (8)

All:
Pedro Morales (9)
Highest home attendance 27,038
(April 2 vs. LA Galaxy)
Lowest home attendance 18,836
(April 27 vs. Sporting KC)
Average home league attendance 22,220 (13 games)
Home colours
Away colours

The 2016 Vancouver Whitecaps FC season is the Whitecaps' sixth season in Major League Soccer, the top tier of soccer in the United States and Canada.

Season overview[edit]

December[edit]

Roster[edit]

As of July 11, 2016[1]
No. Name Nationality Position Date of birth (Age) Previous club
Goalkeepers
1 David Ousted  DEN GK (1985-02-01) February 1, 1985 (age 33) Randers FC
24 Marco Carducci  CAN 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
4 Kendall Waston  CRC DF (1988-01-01) January 1, 1988 (age 30) Deportivo Saprissa
6 Jordan Smith  CRC DF (1991-04-23) April 23, 1991 (age 27) Deportivo Saprissa
8 Fraser Aird  CAN DF (1995-02-02) February 2, 1995 (age 23) Rangers
14 Cole Seiler  United States DF (1994-02-05) February 5, 1994 (age 24) Georgetown Hoyas
18 David Edgar  CAN DF (1987-05-19) May 19, 1987 (age 31) Birmingham City
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
33 Marcel de Jong  CAN DF (1986-10-15) October 15, 1986 (age 31) Ottawa Fury
44 Pa Modou Kah  NOR DF (1980-07-30) July 30, 1980 (age 37) Portland Timbers
46 Brett Levis  CAN DF (1993-05-29) May 29, 1993 (age 25) Whitecaps FC 2
Midfielders
7 Christian Bolaños  CRC MF (1984-05-17) May 17, 1984 (age 34) Deportivo Saprissa
11 Nicolás Mezquida  URU MF (1992-01-21) January 21, 1992 (age 26) Fénix
13 Cristian Techera  URU MF (1992-05-31) May 31, 1992 (age 26) River Plate Montevideo
15 Matias Laba  ARG MF (1991-12-11) December 11, 1991 (age 26) Toronto FC
17 Andrew Jacobson  United States MF (1985-09-25) September 25, 1985 (age 32) New York City FC
30 Ben McKendry  CAN MF (1993-03-25) March 25, 1993 (age 25) Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
31 Russell Teibert  CAN MF (1992-12-22) December 22, 1992 (age 25) Vancouver Whitecaps (USSF-D2)
32 Marco Bustos  CAN MF (1996-04-22) April 22, 1996 (age 22) Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
38 Kianz Froese  CAN MF (1996-04-16) April 16, 1996 (age 22) Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
67 Alphonso Davies  CAN MF (2000-11-02) November 2, 2000 (age 17) Whitecaps FC 2
77 Pedro Morales  CHI MF (1985-05-25) May 25, 1985 (age 33) Málaga CF
Forwards
9 Masato Kudo  JPN FW (1990-05-06) May 6, 1990 (age 28) Kashiwa Reysol
19 Erik Hurtado  United States FW (1990-05-11) May 11, 1990 (age 28) Santa Clara
23 Kekuta Manneh  GAM FW (1994-12-30) December 30, 1994 (age 23) Austin Aztex
27 Blas Pérez  PAN FW (1981-03-13) March 13, 1981 (age 37) FC Dallas
28 Giles Barnes  JAM FW (1988-08-05) August 5, 1988 (age 29) Houston Dynamo

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

No. Pos. Player Transferred From Fee/Notes Date Ref.
19 FW United States Erik Hurtado Norway Mjøndalen Loan Return December 1, 2015 [2]
9 FW Japan Masato Kudo Japan Kashiwa Reysol Free Transfer December 29, 2015 [3]
13 MF Uruguay Cristian Techera Uruguay River Plate Montevideo Undisclosed fee after successful loan spell January 6, 2016 [4]
20 MF Honduras Deybi Flores Honduras C.D. Motagua Undisclosed fee after successful loan spell January 18, 2016 [5]
7 MF Costa Rica Christian Bolaños Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa Undisclosed Fee January 20, 2016 [6]
8 DF Canada Fraser Aird Scotland Rangers Loan January 29, 2016 [7]
14 DF United States Cole Seiler United States Georgetown Hoyas Selected in 2016 MLS SuperDraft February 8, 2016 [8]
27 FW Panama Blas Pérez United States FC Dallas Traded in exchange for Mauro Rosales February 16, 2016 [9]
17 MF United States Andrew Jacobson United States New York City FC Traded in exchange for targeted allocation money March 11, 2016 [10]
18 DF Canada David Edgar England Birmingham City Free Transfer July 11, 2016 [11]
33 MF Canada Marcel De Jong Canada Ottawa Fury FC Free Transfer July 11, 2016 [12]
67 MF Canada Alphonso Davies Canada Whitecaps FC 2 Signed as a Homegrown Player July 15, 2016 [13]
FW Argentina Fabián Espíndola United States D.C. United Acquired in exchange for General Allocation Money July 20, 2016 [14]
28 FW Jamaica Giles Barnes United States Houston Dynamo Acquired in exchange for General Allocation Money and right of refusal for Keyner Brown July 30, 2016 [15]
46 DF Canada Brett Levis Canada Whitecaps FC 2 Free Transfer August 23, 2016 [16]

Out[edit]

Pos. Player Transferred To Fee/Notes Date Ref.
DF Uruguay Diego Rodríguez Uruguay Juventud Loan return December 1, 2015
FW Canada Caleb Clarke Germany SpVgg Unterhaching Option declined December 1, 2015
MF Jamaica Andre Lewis United States Portland Timbers 2 Option declined December 1, 2015
DF South Africa Ethen Sampson Option declined December 1, 2015
FW Wales Robert Earnshaw Retired Out of contract, later retired December 1, 2015
MF Argentina Mauro Rosales United States FC Dallas Out of contract, later traded to FC Dallas for Blas Pérez December 1, 2015
DF Iran Steven Beitashour Canada Toronto FC Traded to Toronto FC for second-highest 2016 second round Superdraft pick December 18, 2015
MF Ghana Gershon Koffie United States New England Revolution Traded to New England for general and targeted allocation money February 11, 2016
FW Jamaica Darren Mattocks United States Portland Timbers Traded to Portland for general and targeted allocation money and a 2017 International Roster Spot March 14, 2016
FW Uruguay Octavio Rivero Chile Colo-Colo Undisclosed Fee July 6, 2016
DF Canada Sam Adekugbe England Brighton and Hove Albion Year long Loan July 15, 2016 [17]
FW Argentina Fabián Espíndola Mexico Club Necaxa Undisclosed Fee July 26, 2016 [18]
MF Honduras Deybi Flores Honduras C.D. Motagua Loan August 9, 2016

Technical staff[edit]

Role Name Nation
Head coach Carl Robinson  WAL
Assistant coach Gordon Forest  SCO
Assistant Coach Martyn Pert  ENG
Head of scouting and analysis Daniel Stenz  Germany
Goalkeeper coach Marius Røvde  NOR
Physiotherapist Graeme Poole  CAN

Management[edit]

Role Name Nation
Executive chair John Furlong  IRE
President Bob Lenarduzzi  CAN
Chief operating officer Rachel Lewis  CAN
Vice-president of finance and administration Don Ford  CAN

Major League Soccer[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Simple Invitational

Pos Team GP W L D GF GA GD Pts
1 Chicago Fire 3 3 0 0 9 2 +7 9
2 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3 2 1 0 7 4 +3 6
3 Portland Timbers 3 1 2 0 4 4 0 3
4 Minnesota United FC 3 0 3 0 1 11 -10 0

Regular season[edit]

League tables[edit]

Western Conference[edit]
Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
6 Real Salt Lake 34 12 12 10 44 46 −2 46 Knockout round
7 Portland Timbers 34 12 14 8 48 53 −5 44
8 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 34 10 15 9 45 52 −7 39
9 San Jose Earthquakes 34 8 12 14 32 40 −8 38
10 Houston Dynamo 34 7 14 13 39 45 −6 34
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]
14 New England Revolution 34 11 14 9 44 54 −10 42
15 Orlando City SC 34 9 11 14 55 60 −5 41
16 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 34 10 15 9 45 52 −7 39
17 San Jose Earthquakes 34 8 12 14 32 40 −8 38
18 Columbus Crew SC 34 8 14 12 50 58 −8 36
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
Notes:
  1. ^

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 39 10 15 9 45 52  −7 6 5 6 28 22  +6 4 10 3 17 30  −13

Last updated: October 23, 2016
Source:[citation needed]
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 A A H H A H H A A H H A A H H H A A A H A A H A A H H A H
Result L L W W D L L W D L W W W L D L W L D W D D L L L L D L W L D L D W
Last updated: October 23, 2016.
Source: [19]

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

CONCACAF Champions League[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification VAN SKC CEN
1 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC 4 4 0 0 10 2 +8 12 Quarterfinals 3–0 4–1
2 United States Sporting Kansas City 4 1 1 2 6 8 −2 4 1–2 3–1
3 Trinidad and Tobago Central 4 0 1 3 4 10 −6 1 0–1 2–2
Source: CONCACAF

Canadian Championship[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

Cascadia Cup[edit]

Team Pts Pld W L D GF GA GD
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 9 6 3 3 0 11 10 +1
Portland Timbers 9 6 3 3 0 14 14 0
Seattle Sounders FC 9 6 3 3 0 10 11 -1

Playing statistics[edit]

As of 22 October 2016

Appearances (Apps.) numbers are for appearances in competitive games only including sub appearances
Red card numbers denote: Numbers in parentheses represent red cards overturned for wrongful dismissal.

No. Nat. Player Pos. MLS Canadian Championship Champions League Total
Apps Goal YC Red card Apps Goal YC Red card Apps Goal YC Red card Apps Goal YC Red card
1 Denmark David Ousted GK 32 1 33
2 United States Jordan Harvey DF 27 2 2 2 29 2 2
4 Costa Rica Kendall Waston DF 25 3 7 3 2 1 3 1 30 3 9 3
6 Costa Rica Jordan Smith DF 17 2 1 1 2 20 2 1
7 Costa Rica Christian Bolaños MF 26 5 2 2 1 28 5 3
8 Canada Fraser Aird DF 17 4 1 2 4 2 23 6 1
9 Japan Masato Kudo FW 17 2 2 1 19 3
11 Uruguay Nicolás Mezquida MF 27 3 1 3 2 3 33 5 1
13 Uruguay Cristian Techera MF 29 2 3 1 3 5 33 7 3
14 United States Cole Seiler DF 2 1 1 4
15 Argentina Matías Laba MF 31 5 1 2 1 34 5 1
17 United States Andrew Jacobson MF 25 2 4 2 3 1 30 2 5
18 Canada David Edgar DF 8 2 1 9 2
19 United States Erik Hurtado FW 23 2 2 4 3 2 1 30 4 3
20 Honduras Deybi Flores MF 1 1
22 United States Christian Dean DF
23 The Gambia Kekuta Manneh MF 17 5 1 4 1 21 5 2
24 Canada Marco Carducci GK
26 United States Tim Parker DF 28 1 3 1 1 3 34 1 2
27 Panama Blas Pérez FW 21 2 5 2 3 1 26 3 5
28 Jamaica Giles Barnes FW 9 1 9 1
30 Canada Ben McKendry MF 2 2 4
31 Canada Russell Teibert MF 11 1 4 2 1 17 2
32 Canada Marco Bustos MF 3 1 1 5
33 Canada Marcel de Jong MF 7 1 2 9 1
38 Canada Kianz Froese MF 5 1 1 1 7 1
44 Norway Pa Modou Kah DF 5 3 1 1 1 7 4
46 Canada Brett Levis DF 4 4
67 Canada Alphonso Davies MF 8 4 3 1 15 1
70 Italy Paolo Tornaghi GK 1 3 2 6
77 Chile Pedro Morales MF 26 8 3 2 3 1 1 30 9 3 2
Jamaica Darren Mattocks* FW
3 Canada Sam Adekugbe* DF 2 2 4
29 Uruguay Octavio Rivero* FW 12 2 4 3 1 15 3 4
39 United States Spencer Richey* GK 2 2
47 United States Kyle Greig* FW 3 3
Own goals 3 0 0 3
Totals 41 55 8 5 4 0 10 7 0 56 66 8

Source: (for players and positions) First Team Squad 00(for squad numbers) [1]00(for actual stats.)

*No longer with team

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Players + Vancouver Whitecaps FC". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Retrieved February 16, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Whitecaps FC announce roster moves, exercise 10 contract options and decline six". Whitecaps FC. December 1, 2015. Retrieved December 5, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Whitecaps FC acquire Japanese striker Masato Kudo on free transfer". Whitecaps FC. December 29, 2015. Retrieved December 29, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Whitecaps FC ink midfielder Cristian Techera to multi-year contract, complete transfer from Uruguayan side". Whitecaps FC. January 6, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Whitecaps FC complete transfer for midfielder Deybi Flores from CD Motagua". Whitecaps FC. January 18, 2016. 
  6. ^ http://www.whitecapsfc.com/post/2016/01/20/whitecaps-fc-acquire-bolanos
  7. ^ "Whitecaps FC acquire Canadian international Fraser Aird on season-long loan with transfer option from Rangers FC". January 29, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Whitecaps FC sign 2016 MLS SuperDraft pick Cole Seiler". Vancouver Whitecaps. February 8, 2016. Retrieved February 8, 2016. 
  9. ^ "FC Dallas sends Blas Perez to Vancouver Whitecaps in exchange for Mauro Rosales". Major League Soccer. February 16, 2016. Retrieved February 16, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Coming to Vancouver a perfect move says new Caps' midfielder Andrew Jacobson". Vancouver Whitecaps. March 11, 2016. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Whitecaps FC sign Canadian international defender David Edgar". Vancouver Whitecaps. July 11, 2016. Retrieved July 11, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Whitecaps FC sign Canadian international defender Marcel de Jong". Vancouver Whitecaps. July 11, 2016. Retrieved July 11, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Whitecaps FC add 15-year-old Residency product Alphonso Davies to MLS roster". Vancouver Whitecaps. July 15, 2016. Retrieved July 15, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Whitecaps FC acquire striker Fabián Espíndola from D.C. United in exchange for allocation money". Vancouver Whitecaps. July 20, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Whitecaps FC acquire Giles Barnes from Houston Dynamo". Vancouver Whitecaps. July 30, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Vancouver Whitecaps FC add Saskatchewan-born left back Brett Levis to MLS roster". Vancouver Whitecaps. August 23, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Whitecaps FC loan Sam Adekugbe to English club Brighton & Hove Albion FC". Whitecaps FC. July 15, 2016. Retrieved July 15, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Whitecaps FC transfer striker Fabián Espíndola to Mexican side Club Necaxa". Whitecaps FC. July 26, 2016. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Whitecaps FC MLS Schedule". whitecapsfc.com. Retrieved May 9, 2015.