2017 Vancouver Whitecaps FC season

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC
2017 season
Chairman John Furlong
Manager Carl Robinson
Stadium BC Place
(Capacity: 22,120)
Major League Soccer Conference: 3rd
Overall: 8th
MLS Cup Playoffs Conference Semifinals
Canadian Championship Semifinals
CONCACAF Champions League Semifinals
Cascadia Cup 3rd
Top goalscorer League:
Fredy Montero (14)

All:
Fredy Montero (15)
Highest home attendance 27,837
(October 29 vs. Seattle Sounders FC)
Lowest home attendance 14,183
(March 2 vs. New York Red Bulls)
Home colours
Away colours

The 2017 Vancouver Whitecaps FC season is the club's seventh season in Major League Soccer, the top division of soccer in the United States and Canada. Including previous iterations of the franchise, this is 40th season of professional soccer being played in Vancouver under a variation of the "Whitecaps" name.

Outside of MLS, the Whitecaps played in the knockout rounds of the 2016–17 CONCACAF Champions League, where they faced fellow MLS team the New York Red Bulls in the quarterfinals. Additionally, the team played in the 2017 Canadian Championship.

Current roster[edit]

As of September 8, 2017[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
18 Spencer Richey United States GK (1992-05-30) May 30, 1992 (age 26) Whitecaps FC 2
24 Stefan Marinovic New Zealand GK (1991-10-07) October 7, 1991 (age 26) SpVgg Unterhaching
Defenders
2 Jordan Harvey United States DF (1984-01-28) January 28, 1984 (age 34) Philadelphia Union
3 Sam Adekugbe (on loan at IFK Göteborg) Canada DF (1995-01-16) January 16, 1995 (age 23) Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23
4 Kendall Waston Costa Rica DF (1988-01-01) January 1, 1988 (age 30) Deportivo Saprissa
6 David Edgar Canada DF (1987-05-19) May 19, 1987 (age 31) Birmingham City
14 Cole Seiler United States DF (1994-02-05) February 5, 1994 (age 24) Georgetown Hoyas
22 Aaron Maund United States DF (1990-09-19) September 19, 1990 (age 27) Real Salt Lake
25 Sheanon Williams United States DF (1990-03-17) March 17, 1990 (age 28) Houston Dynamo
26 Tim Parker United States DF (1993-02-23) February 23, 1993 (age 25) St. John's Red Storm
28 Jake Nerwinski United States DF (1994-10-17) October 17, 1994 (age 23) Connecticut Huskies
46 Brett Levis Canada DF (1993-05-29) May 29, 1993 (age 25) Whitecaps FC 2
Midfielders
7 Christian Bolaños Costa Rica MF (1984-05-17) May 17, 1984 (age 34) Deportivo Saprissa
8 Andrew Jacobson United States MF (1985-09-25) September 25, 1985 (age 32) New York City FC
11 Nicolás Mezquida Uruguay MF (1992-01-21) January 21, 1992 (age 26) Fénix
13 Cristian Techera Uruguay MF (1992-05-31) May 31, 1992 (age 26) River Plate Montevideo
15 Matías Laba Argentina MF (1991-12-11) December 11, 1991 (age 26) Toronto FC
16 Tony Tchani Cameroon MF (1989-04-13) April 13, 1989 (age 29) Columbus Crew SC
17 Marcel de Jong Canada DF (1986-10-15) October 15, 1986 (age 31) Ottawa Fury
20 Brek Shea United States MF (1990-02-28) February 28, 1990 (age 28) Orlando City
27 Deybi Flores (on loan at C.D. Motagua) Honduras MF (1996-06-16) June 16, 1996 (age 22) C.D. Motagua
29 Yordy Reyna Peru MF (1993-09-16) September 16, 1993 (age 24) Red Bull Salzburg
30 Ben McKendry (on loan at FC Edmonton) 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
50 Nosa Igiebor Nigeria MF (1990-11-09) November 9, 1990 (age 27) Çaykur Rizespor
66 Ali Ghazal Egypt MF (1992-02-01) February 1, 1992 (age 26) Guizhou Zhicheng
67 Alphonso Davies Canada MF (2000-11-02) November 2, 2000 (age 17) Whitecaps FC 2
77 Mauro Rosales Argentina MF (1981-02-24) February 24, 1981 (age 37) FC Dallas
Forwards
12 Fredy Montero Colombia FW (1987-07-26) July 26, 1987 (age 30) Tianjin TEDA
19 Erik Hurtado United States FW (1990-05-11) May 11, 1990 (age 28) Santa Clara
23 Bernie Ibini-Isei Australia FW (1992-09-12) September 12, 1992 (age 25) Club Brugge
47 Kyle Greig (on loan at FC Cincinnati) United States FW (1990-02-22) February 22, 1990 (age 28) Whitecaps FC 2

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

No. Pos. Player Transferred From Fee/Notes Date Ref.
27 MF Honduras Deybi Flores Honduras C.D. Motagua Loan Return December 8, 2017 [2]
25 DF United States Sheanon Williams United States Houston Dynamo Traded in exchange for general allocation money December 13, 2016 [3]
39 GK United States Spencer Richey Canada Whitecaps FC 2 Free December 19, 2016 [4]
47 FW United States Kyle Greig [5]
29 MF Peru Yordy Reyna Austria Red Bull Salzburg Undisclosed January 23, 2017 [6]
28 DF United States Jake Nerwinski United States Connecticut Huskies 2017 MLS SuperDraft February 9, 2017 [7]
12 FW Colombia Fredy Montero China Tianjin TEDA One Year Loan/Designated Player February 15, 2017 [8]
20 MF United States Brek Shea United States Orlando City Trade in exchange for Giles Barnes February 25, 2017 [9]
77 MF Argentina Mauro Rosales United States FC Dallas Free February 27, 2017 [10]
16 MF Cameroon Tony Tchani United States Columbus Crew SC Traded with allocation money in exchange for Kekuta Manneh March 30, 2017 [11]
23 FW Australia Bernie Ibini-Isei Belgium Club Brugge Undisclosed May 9, 2017 [12]
3 DF Canada Sam Adekugbe England Brighton and Hove Albion Loan Return July 10, 2017
24 GK New Zealand Stefan Marinovic Germany SpVgg Unterhaching Free July 21, 2017 [13]
22 DF United States Aaron Maund United States Real Salt Lake Traded in exchange for a 2018 third round pick August 9, 2017 [14]
66 MF Egypt Ali Ghazal China Guizhou Zhicheng Free August 10, 2017 [15]
50 MF Nigeria Nosa Igiebor Turkey Çaykur Rizespor Free September 8, 2017 [16]

Out[edit]

Pos. Player Transferred to Fee/notes Date Ref.
MF Chile Pedro Morales Option Declined[a] December 7, 2016 [17]
DF Canada Fraser Aird Scotland Rangers Option Declined/Loan Return December 8, 2016 [2]
GK Canada Marco Carducci Option Declined[b]
DF Costa Rica Jordan Smith Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa Option Declined/Loan Return
FW Panama Blas Pérez Out of Contract[c]
FW Japan Masato Kudo Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima Mutual Contract Termination December 30, 2016 [18]
MF Canada Kianz Froese Germany Fortuna Düsseldorf Undisclosed February 1, 2017 [19]
FW Jamaica Giles Barnes United States Orlando City Traded in exchange for Brek Shea February 25, 2017 [9]
FW The Gambia Kekuta Manneh United States Columbus Crew SC Traded in exchange for Tony Tchani and allocation money March 30, 2017 [11]
MF Honduras Deybi Flores Honduras C.D. Motagua Loan June 26, 2017
FW United States Kyle Greig United States FC Cincinnati Loan July 11, 2017 [20]
GK Italy Paolo Tornaghi Mutual Contract Termination July 18, 2017 [21]
DF Canada Sam Adekugbe Sweden IFK Göteborg Loan July 25, 2017 [22]
MF Canada Ben McKendry Canada FC Edmonton Loan July 26, 2017 [23]
DF United States Christian Dean United States Chicago Fire Traded in exchange for allocation money August 9, 2017 [24]
  1. ^ Following his release, Morales signed for Colo-Colo.
  2. ^ Following his release, Carducci signed for Rio Grande Valley FC Toros.
  3. ^ As a free agent, Pérez signed with Árabe Unido.

Major League Soccer[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Simple Invitational

Pos Team GP W L D GF GA GD Pts
1 Portland Timbers 3 1 0 2 7 6 +1 5
2 Real Salt Lake 3 0 0 3 7 7 0 3
3 Minnesota United FC 3 0 0 3 6 6 0 3
4 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3 0 1 2 3 4 -1 2

Regular season[edit]

League tables[edit]

Western Conference[edit]
Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Portland Timbers 34 15 11 8 60 50 +10 53 Conference Semi-finals[a]
2 Seattle Sounders 34 14 9 11 52 39 +13 53
3 Vancouver Whitecaps 34 15 12 7 50 49 +1 52 Knockout round
4 Houston Dynamo 34 13 10 11 57 45 +12 50
5 Sporting Kansas City 34 12 9 13 40 29 +11 49
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goal differential; 7) away goals scored; 8) home goals scored; 9) home goal differential; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots
Notes:
  1. ^ Due to a change in format for the CONCACAF Champions League, the regular season conference champions will not automatically earn a berth in the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League.[25]
Overall[edit]
Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification[a]
6 Portland Timbers 34 15 11 8 60 50 +10 53
7 Seattle Sounders FC 34 14 9 11 52 39 +13 53
8 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 34 15 12 7 50 49 +1 52
9 New York Red Bulls 34 14 12 8 53 47 +6 50
10 Houston Dynamo 34 13 10 11 57 45 +12 50
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) 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 52 15 12 7 50 49  +1 9 3 5 30 20  +10 6 9 2 20 29  −9

Last updated: October 22, 2017
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 H H A H A A A A H H H H A A H A H A A A H H A H H H H A A A H A
Result D L L W L W L W W L W L W D D L W W L W D L W D W W W D W L W L D L
Last updated: October 23, 2016.
Source: [27]

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

Playoffs[edit]

Knockout Round[edit]

Conference Semifinals[edit]

CONCACAF Champions League[edit]

2016–17[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group stage matches were played during the 2016 Vancouver Whitecaps FC season.

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

Quarterfinals[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Canadian Championship[edit]

Playing statistics[edit]

As of November 2, 2017[citation needed]

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 28 2 1 4 32 2 1
2 United States Jordan Harvey DF 29 1 3 4 33 1 3
4 Costa Rica Kendall Waston DF 28 5 8 4 1 32 5 9
6 Canada David Edgar DF
7 Costa Rica Christian Bolaños MF 23 1 2 25 1
8 United States Andrew Jacobson MF 22 2 2 3 25 2 2
11 Uruguay Nicolás Mezquida MF 22 4 1 2 1 1 25 5 1
12 Colombia Fredy Montero FW 36 14 7 3 1 39 15 7
13 Uruguay Cristian Techera MF 32 7 2 1 3 1 36 7 2 1
14 United States Cole Seiler DF 2 2
15 Argentina Matías Laba MF 19 2 6 1 4 2 23 2 8 1
16 Cameroon Tony Tchani MF 29 4 6 2 1 30 4 6 2
17 Canada Marcel de Jong MF 16 1 2 2 1 20 2
18 United States Spencer Richey GK 1 2 1 3 1
19 United States Erik Hurtado FW 15 3 1 1 16 3 1
20 United States Brek Shea MF 28 4 3 1 2 3 1 1 33 5 4 1
22 United States Aaron Maund DF 2 1 2 1
23 Australia Bernie Ibini-Isei FW 17 1 17 1
24 New Zealand Stefan Marinović GK 8 8
25 United States Sheanon Williams DF 15 3 3 1 18 4
26 United States Tim Parker DF 35 1 4 1 4 1 40 1 5
28 United States Jake Nerwinski DF 22 2 2 2 26 2
29 Peru Yordy Reyna MF 22 6 3 22 6 3
31 Canada Russell Teibert MF 12 1 2 2 1 16 2
32 Canada Marco Bustos MF 2 2
46 Canada Brett Levis DF
50 Nigeria Nosa Igiebor MF 3 3 2 2
66 Egypt Ali Ghazal MF 10 1 10 1
67 Canada Alphonso Davies MF 27 1 2 2 4 1 1 33 3 2
77 Argentina Mauro Rosales MF 5 2 7
3 Canada Sam Adekugbe[nb 1] DF
27 Honduras Deybi Flores[nb 1] MF
30 Canada Ben McKendry[nb 1] MF 1 2 3
47 United States Kyle Greig[nb 1] FW 1 2 1 2 5 1
-- Netherlands Sem de Wit[nb 2] DF 1 1
-- New Zealand Deklan Wynne[nb 2] DF 1 1
-- Jamaica Giles Barnes[nb 3] FW 1 1
-- United States Christian Dean[nb 3] DF 3 1 3 1
-- The Gambia Kekuta Manneh[nb 3] MF 3 2 1 5 1
-- Italy Paolo Tornaghi[nb 3] GK 1 1
Own goals 1 0 0 1
Totals 53 60 6 4 1 0 4 10 1 61 71 7

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

Notes
  1. ^ a b c d Loaned out for remainder of the season.
  2. ^ a b Signed to a short term contract for the Canadian Championship.
  3. ^ a b c d No longer with team.

References[edit]

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