2018 Vancouver Whitecaps FC season

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC
ChairmanJohn Furlong
ManagerCraig Dalrymple (acting)
StadiumBC Place
(Capacity: 22,120)
Major League SoccerConference: 8th
Overall: 14th
MLS Cup PlayoffsDid not qualify
Canadian ChampionshipRunner-Up
Top goalscorerLeague:
Kei Kamara (14)

All:
Kei Kamara (17)
Highest home attendance28,837
(vs. Montreal Impact, March 4, 2018)
Lowest home attendance17,357
(vs. San Jose Earthquakes, May 16, 2018)
Home colours
Away colours
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The 2018 Vancouver Whitecaps FC season is the club's eighth season in Major League Soccer, the top division of soccer in the United States and Canada. Including previous iterations of the franchise, this is 41st season of professional soccer being played in Vancouver under a variation of the "Whitecaps" name.

Outside of MLS, the Whitecaps played in the 2018 Canadian Championship. They defeated the Montreal Impact 2–1 on aggregate in the semifinals before falling 7–4 on aggregate to Toronto FC in the finals.

On September 25, with five games remaining in the season the Whitecaps released manager Carl Robinson along with assistant coaches Martyn Pert, Gordon Forrest and goalkeeper coach Stewart Kerr. Whitecaps Academy technical director Craig Dalrymple was named acting manager for the remainder of the season.[1]

Current roster[edit]

As of September 6, 2018[2]
No. Name Nationality Position Date of birth (age) Previous club
Goalkeepers
1 Stefan Marinovic New Zealand GK (1991-10-07) October 7, 1991 (age 27) Germany SpVgg Unterhaching
12 Brian Rowe United States GK (1988-11-16) November 16, 1988 (age 30) United States LA Galaxy
18 Spencer Richey (on loan at FC Cincinnati) United States GK (1992-05-30) May 30, 1992 (age 26) Canada Whitecaps FC 2
39 Sean Melvin Canada GK (1994-07-09) July 9, 1994 (age 24) United States Fresno FC
Defenders
2 Doneil Henry Canada DF (1993-04-20) April 20, 1993 (age 25) England West Ham United
3 Sean Franklin United States DF (1985-03-21) March 21, 1985 (age 33) United States D.C. United
4 Kendall Waston Costa Rica DF (1988-01-01) January 1, 1988 (age 30) Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa
15 Roberto Domínguez El Salvador DF (1997-05-09) May 9, 1997 (age 21) El Salvador Santa Tecla
17 Marcel de Jong Canada DF (1986-10-15) October 15, 1986 (age 32) Canada Ottawa Fury
18 José Aja Uruguay DF (1993-05-10) May 10, 1993 (age 25) United States Orlando City
22 Aaron Maund United States DF (1990-09-19) September 19, 1990 (age 28) United States Real Salt Lake
28 Jake Nerwinski United States DF (1994-10-17) October 17, 1994 (age 24) United States Connecticut Huskies
46 Brett Levis Canada DF (1993-05-29) May 29, 1993 (age 25) Canada Whitecaps FC 2
Midfielders
6 Efraín Juárez Mexico MF (1988-02-22) February 22, 1988 (age 30) Mexico C.F. Monterrey
8 Felipe Brazil DF (1990-09-30) September 30, 1990 (age 28) United States New York Red Bulls
11 Nicolás Mezquida Uruguay MF (1992-01-21) January 21, 1992 (age 26) Uruguay Fénix
13 Cristian Techera Uruguay MF (1992-05-31) May 31, 1992 (age 26) Uruguay River Plate Montevideo
20 Brek Shea United States MF (1990-02-28) February 28, 1990 (age 28) United States Orlando City
24 David Norman Jr. (on loan at Queen of the South F.C.) Canada MF (1998-05-31) May 31, 1998 (age 20) Canada Whitecaps FC 2
29 Yordy Reyna Peru MF (1993-09-16) September 16, 1993 (age 25) Austria Red Bull Salzburg
31 Russell Teibert Canada MF (1992-12-22) December 22, 1992 (age 25) Canada Vancouver Whitecaps (USSF-D2)
54 Simon Colyn Canada MF (2002-03-23) March 23, 2002 (age 16) Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
65 Michael Baldisimo Canada MF (2000-04-13) April 13, 2000 (age 18) Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
66 Ali Ghazal Egypt MF (1992-02-01) February 1, 1992 (age 26) China Guizhou Zhicheng
67 Alphonso Davies Canada MF (2000-11-02) November 2, 2000 (age 18) Canada Whitecaps FC 2
77 Jordon Mutch England MF (1991-12-02) December 2, 1991 (age 26) England Crystal Palace
Forwards
9 Anthony Blondell Venezuela FW (1994-05-17) May 17, 1994 (age 24) Venezuela Monagas SC
14 Marvin Emnes Netherlands FW (1988-05-27) May 27, 1988 (age 30) Turkey Akhisar Belediyespor
19 Erik Hurtado United States FW (1990-05-11) May 11, 1990 (age 28) United States Santa Clara
23 Kei Kamara Sierra Leone FW (1984-09-01) September 1, 1984 (age 34) United States New England Revolution
45 Myer Bevan (on loan at Fresno FC) New Zealand FW (1997-04-23) April 23, 1997 (age 21) Canada Whitecaps FC 2
50 Theo Bair Canada FW (1999-08-27) August 27, 1999 (age 19) Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

No. Pos. Player Transferred from Fee/notes Date Ref.
47 FW United States Kyle Greig United States FC Cincinnati Loan Return November 27, 2017 [3]
30 MF Canada Ben McKendry Canada FC Edmonton [4]
3 DF Canada Sam Adekugbe Sweden IFK Göteborg [5]
9 FW Venezuela Anthony Blondell Venezuela Monagas SC Undisclosed November 30, 2017 [6]
42 MF Canada David Norman Jr. Canada Whitecaps FC 2 Homegrown player December 1, 2017 [7]
23 FW Sierra Leone Kei Kamara United States New England Revolution Traded in exchange for a 2019 first-round and a 2020 conditional second-round picks December 10, 2017 [8]
45 FW New Zealand Myer Bevan Canada Whitecaps FC 2 Free December 13, 2017 [9]
12 GK United States Brian Rowe United States LA Galaxy Traded in exchange for a 2018 second-round pick December 15, 2017 [10]
DF New Zealand Deklan Wynne Canada Whitecaps FC 2 Free December 21, 2017 [11]
2 DF Canada Doneil Henry England West Ham United December 22, 2017 [12]
6 MF Mexico Efraín Juárez Mexico C.F. Monterrey Undisclosed January 18, 2018 [13]
3 DF United States Sean Franklin United States D.C. United Free February 22, 2018 [14]
18 DF Uruguay José Aja United States Orlando City Traded in exchange for $125,000 TAM and future considerations February 24, 2018 [15]
77 MF England Jordon Mutch England Crystal Palace Loan March 2, 2018 [16]
8 MF Brazil Felipe United States New York Red Bulls Traded with $500,000 allocation money and an international roster spot in exchange for Tim Parker March 2, 2018 [17]
25 DF United States Justin Fiddes United States Washington Huskies 2018 MLS SuperDraft March 8, 2018 [18]
39 GK Canada Sean Melvin United States Fresno FC Homegrown player April 2, 2018 [19]
54 MF Canada Simon Colyn Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency April 19, 2018 [20]
2 DF Canada Doneil Henry Canada Ottawa Fury FC Loan Return May 31, 2018 [21]
45 FW New Zealand Myer Bevan Sweden Husqvarna FF July 3, 2018 [22]
65 MF Canada Michael Baldisimo Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency Homegrown player July 17, 2018 [23]
50 FW Canada Theo Bair [24]
32 MF Canada Marco Bustos Mexico Atlético Zacatepec Loan Return August 14, 2018 [25]
15 DF El Salvador Roberto Domínguez El Salvador Santa Tecla Free August 17, 2018 [26]
14 FW Netherlands Marvin Emnes Turkey Akhisar Belediyespor Free September 6, 2018 [27]

Out[edit]

Pos. Player Transferred to Fee/notes Date Ref.
GK United States Spencer Richey United States FC Cincinnati Loan November 22, 2017 [28]
MF Costa Rica Christian Bolaños[a] Option Declined November 27, 2017 [29]
DF Canada David Edgar[b]
FW United States Kyle Greig[c]
MF Nigeria Nosa Igiebor[d]
MF Argentina Matías Laba[e]
MF Canada Ben McKendry[f]
GK Denmark David Ousted[g]
MF Argentina Mauro Rosales
DF United States Cole Seiler[h]
DF United States Sheanon Williams[i]
DF United States Jordan Harvey[j] end of contract
MF United States Andrew Jacobson retired
DF New Zealand Deklan Wynne United States Colorado Rapids Traded in exchange for $100,000 TAM December 21, 2017 [11]
FW Colombia Fredy Montero China Tianjin TEDA Loan Return December 31, 2017 [30]
DF Canada Sam Adekugbe Norway Vålerenga Undisclosed January 8, 2018 [31]
MF Canada Marco Bustos Mexico Atlético Zacatepec Loan January 10, 2018 [32]
MF Cameroon Tony Tchani United States Chicago Fire Traded in exchange for $150,000 TAM February 28, 2018 [33]
DF United States Tim Parker United States New York Red Bulls Traded in exchange for Felipe, $500,000 allocation money and an international roster spot March 2, 2018 [17]
FW New Zealand Myer Bevan Sweden Husqvarna FF Loan March 28, 2018 [34]
DF Canada Doneil Henry Canada Ottawa Fury FC Loan April 25, 2018 [35]
DF United States Justin Fiddes United States Fresno FC Loan May 1, 2018 [36]
DF United States Justin Fiddes Waived July 2, 2018 [37]
MF Honduras Deybi Flores
FW Australia Bernie Ibini-Isei United Arab Emirates Emirates Club Mutual contract termination August 8, 2018 [38]
FW New Zealand Myer Bevan United States Fresno FC Loan [39]
MF Canada Marco Bustos United States OKC Energy FC Mutual contract termination August 15, 2018 [25]
MF Canada David Norman Jr. Scotland Queen of the South Loan September 1, 2018 [40]
  1. ^ After his release, Bolaños signed with Deportivo Saprissa.
  2. ^ After his release, Edgar signed with Nashville SC.
  3. ^ After his release, Greig signed with Saint Louis FC.
  4. ^ After his release, Igiebor signed with Anorthosis Famagusta.
  5. ^ After his release, Laba signed with Estudiantes.
  6. ^ After his release, McKendry signed with TPS.
  7. ^ After his release, Ousted's rights were traded to D.C. United in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft.
  8. ^ After his release, Seiler signed with Sacramento Republic FC.
  9. ^ After his release, Williams signed with LA Galaxy.
  10. ^ As a free agent, Harvey signed with Los Angeles FC.

Major League Soccer[edit]

Preseason[edit]

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 14 13 7 55 58 −3 49 Knockout round
7 LA Galaxy 34 13 12 9 66 64 +2 48
8 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 34 13 13 8 54 67 −13 47
9 Houston Dynamo 34 10 16 8 58 58 0 38
10 Minnesota United FC 34 11 20 3 49 71 −22 36
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 goal differential; 9) home goals scored; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots
Overall[edit]
Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification[a]
12 Real Salt Lake 34 14 13 7 55 58 −3 49
13 LA Galaxy 34 13 12 9 66 64 +2 48
14 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 34 13 13 8 54 67 −13 47
15 Montreal Impact 34 14 16 4 47 53 −6 46
16 New England Revolution 34 10 13 11 49 55 −6 41
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 47 13 13 8 54 67  −13 7 5 5 32 29  +3 6 8 3 22 38  −16

Last updated: October 28, 2018
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

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GroundHAAHAAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAAHAAHAHHHAAHAH
ResultWWLDWLLLWLDDDDWWLLWLLWDWDWWLLLWLDW
Updated to match(es) played on September 23, 2018. Source: [42]
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Canadian Championship[edit]

Playing statistics[edit]

As of October 28, 2018

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 Total
Apps Goal Yellow card Red card Apps Goal Yellow card Red card Apps Goal Yellow card Red card
1 New Zealand Stefan Marinovic GK 23 3 4 27 3
2 Canada Doneil Henry DF 14 1 3 1 17 2
3 United States Sean Franklin DF 11 1 12
4 Costa Rica Kendall Waston DF 26 3 6 1 (1) 3 1 29 3 7 1 (1)
6 Mexico Efraín Juárez MF 16 4 2 1 17 4 2
8 Brazil Felipe MF 29 1 4 1 1 30 1 4 1
9 Venezuela Anthony Blondell FW 18 1 1 2 20 1 1
11 Uruguay Nicolás Mezquida MF 21 3 3 24 3
12 United States Brian Rowe GK 10 10
13 Uruguay Cristian Techera MF 21 8 7 1 4 25 8 7 1
14 Netherlands Marvin Emnes FW
15 El Salvador Roberto Domínguez DF
17 Canada Marcel de Jong MF 19 3 3 22 3
18 Uruguay José Aja DF 17 1 4 1 17 1 4 1
19 United States Erik Hurtado FW 12 2 3 1 15 3
20 United States Brek Shea MF 28 3 3 4 1 1 32 4 4
22 United States Aaron Maund DF 10 1 11
23 Sierra Leone Kei Kamara FW 28 14 5 1 3 3 31 17 5 1
28 United States Jake Nerwinski DF 26 2 4 30 2
29 Peru Yordy Reyna MF 26 6 9 2 3 1 29 7 9 2
31 Canada Russell Teibert MF 23 1 3 4 27 1 3
39 Canada Sean Melvin GK
46 Canada Brett Levis DF 14 1 15
50 Canada Theo Bair FW
54 Canada Simon Colyn MF 1 1
65 Canada Michael Baldisimo MF
66 Egypt Ali Ghazal MF 22 2 4 26 2
67 Canada Alphonso Davies MF 31 8 2 2 33 8 2
77 England Jordon Mutch MF 18 2 1 18 2 1
24 Canada David Norman Jr. [nb 1] MF 1 1 1 1
45 New Zealand Myer Bevan[nb 1] FW
United States Justin Fiddes[nb 2] DF
Australia Bernie Ibini-Isei [nb 2] FW 8 1 9
Own goals 1 0 1
Totals 54 60 7 (1) 6 4 1 60 64 8 (1)

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

  1. ^ a b Loaned out for the remainder of the season.
  2. ^ a b No longer with team.

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