2019 Vancouver Whitecaps FC season

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC
ChairmanJohn Furlong
ManagerMarc Dos Santos
StadiumBC Place
(Capacity: 22,120)
Major League SoccerConference: 12th
Overall: 23rd
MLS Cup PlayoffsDid not qualify
Canadian Championship3rd qualifying round
Top goalscorerLeague:
Fredy Montero (8)

All:
Fredy Montero (8)
Highest home attendanceLeague/All: 27,837
(March 2 vs. Minnesota United)
Lowest home attendanceLeague/All: 16,138
(May 15 vs. Atlanta United)
Average home league attendance19,779
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The 2019 Vancouver Whitecaps FC season is the club's ninth season in Major League Soccer, the top division of soccer in the United States and Canada. Including previous iterations of the franchise, this is 42nd season of professional soccer being played in Vancouver under a variation of the "Whitecaps" name.

On November 7, 2018, the Whitecaps named Marc Dos Santos as their fourth head coach since joining MLS.[1]

Outside of the MLS, the Whitecaps participated in the 2019 Canadian Championship. They lost 2–1 on aggregate to Calvary FC in the third round.

Current roster[edit]

As of September 3, 2019[2]
No. Name Nationality Position Date of birth (age) Previous club
Goalkeepers
16 Maxime Crépeau Canada GK (1994-04-11) April 11, 1994 (age 25) Canada Montreal Impact
18 Zac MacMath United States GK (1991-08-07) August 7, 1991 (age 28) United States Colorado Rapids
39 Sean Melvin Canada GK (1994-07-09) July 9, 1994 (age 25) United States Fresno FC
51 Thomas Hasal Canada GK (1999-07-09) July 9, 1999 (age 20) Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23
Defenders
2 Doneil Henry Canada DF (1993-04-20) April 20, 1993 (age 26) England West Ham United
13 Derek Cornelius Canada DF (1997-11-25) November 25, 1997 (age 21) Serbia Javor Ivanjica
20 Jasser Khmiri Tunisia DF (1997-07-27) July 27, 1997 (age 22) Tunisia Stade Tunisien
22 Érik Godoy Argentina DF (1993-08-16) August 16, 1993 (age 26) Argentina Colón
23 Scott Sutter Switzerland DF (1986-05-13) May 13, 1986 (age 33) United States Orlando City
26 Brendan McDonough (on loan at Charlotte Independence.) United States DF (1996-12-27) December 27, 1996 (age 22) United States Georgetown Hoyas
28 Jake Nerwinski United States DF (1994-10-17) October 17, 1994 (age 25) United States Connecticut Huskies
46 Brett Levis Canada DF (1993-05-29) May 29, 1993 (age 26) Canada Whitecaps FC 2
53 Ali Adnan Iraq DF (1993-12-19) December 19, 1993 (age 25) Italy Udinese
56 Georges Mukumbilwa Canada DF (1999-09-23) September 23, 1999 (age 20) Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
94 Victor "PC" Giro Brazil DF (1994-03-10) March 10, 1994 (age 25) United States Orlando City
Midfielders
4 Hwang In-beom South Korea MF (1996-09-20) September 20, 1996 (age 23) South Korea Daejeon Citizen
6 Jon Erice Spain MF (1986-11-03) November 3, 1986 (age 32) Spain Albacete
15 Andy Rose England MF (1990-02-13) February 13, 1990 (age 29) Scotland Motherwell
19 Lass Bangoura Guinea MF (1992-03-30) March 30, 1992 (age 27) Spain Rayo Vallecano
24 David Norman Jr. (on loan at Pacific FC.) Canada MF (1998-05-31) May 31, 1998 (age 21) Canada Whitecaps FC 2
29 Yordy Reyna Peru MF (1993-09-16) September 16, 1993 (age 26) Austria Red Bull Salzburg
31 Russell Teibert Canada MF (1992-12-22) December 22, 1992 (age 26) Canada Vancouver Whitecaps (USSF-D2)
33 Michaell Chirinos Honduras MF (1995-06-17) June 17, 1995 (age 24) Honduras Olimpia
54 Simon Colyn Canada MF (2002-03-23) March 23, 2002 (age 17) Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
55 Michael Baldisimo Canada MF (2000-04-13) April 13, 2000 (age 19) Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
Forwards
Anthony Blondell (on loan at Huachipato.) Venezuela FW (1994-05-17) May 17, 1994 (age 25) Venezuela Monagas SC
9 Joaquín Ardaiz Uruguay FW (1999-01-11) January 11, 1999 (age 20) Switzerland Chiasso
12 Fredy Montero Colombia FW (1987-07-26) July 26, 1987 (age 32) Portugal Sporting CP
50 Theo Bair Canada FW (1999-08-27) August 27, 1999 (age 20) Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
87 Tosaint Ricketts Canada FW (1987-08-06) August 6, 1987 (age 32) Lithuania Sūduva

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

No. Pos. Player Transferred from Fee/notes Date Ref.
FW New Zealand Myer Bevan United States Fresno FC Loan Return November 26, 2018 [3]
GK United States Spencer Richey United States FC Cincinnati [4]
94 DF Brazil Victor "PC" Giro United States Orlando City Acquired in exchange for 3rd round pick in MLS SuperDraft December 9, 2018 [5]
18 GK United States Zac MacMath United States Colorado Rapids Acquired in exchange for $100,000 in TAM and Nicolas Mezquida [6]
16 GK Canada Maxime Crépeau Canada Montreal Impact Acquired in exchange for $50,000 in TAM and a 3rd round pick in MLS SuperDraft [7]
15 MF England Andy Rose Scotland Motherwell MLS rights acquired from Seattle Sounders in exchange for $50,000 in GAM [8]
24 MF Canada David Norman Jr. Scotland Queen of the South Loan Return December 31, 2018 [9]
13 DF Canada Derek Cornelius Serbia Javor Ivanjica Undisclosed January 18, 2019 [10]
6 MF Spain Jon Erice Spain Albacete Undisclosed January 22, 2019 [11]
19 MF Guinea Lass Bangoura Spain Rayo Vallecano One year Loan, Option to buy January 23, 2019 [12]
7 MF Brazil Lucas Venuto Austria Austria Wien Undisclosed Fee, MLS first right of refusal acquired from New York City FC for $150,000 GAM January 25, 2019 [13]
23 DF Switzerland Scott Sutter United States Orlando City Free January 30, 2019 [14]
4 MF South Korea Hwang In-beom South Korea Daejeon Citizen Undisclosed, Designated Player [15]
20 DF Tunisia Jasser Khmiri Tunisia Stade Tunisien Undisclosed February 1, 2019 [16]
22 DF Argentina Érik Godoy Argentina Colón One year Loan, Option to buy February 8, 2019 [17]
9 FW Uruguay Joaquín Ardaiz Switzerland Chiasso [18]
12 FW Colombia Fredy Montero Portugal Sporting CP Free February 15, 2019 [19]
26 DF United States Brendan McDonough United States Georgetown Hoyas 2019 MLS SuperDraft March 6, 2019 [20]
51 GK Canada Thomas Hasal Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23 Homegrown player March 7, 2019 [21]
53 DF Iraq Ali Adnan Italy Udinese Loan March 9, 2019 [22]
Undisclosed, Designated Player July 5, 2019 [23]
GK United States Chituru Odunze Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency Homegrown player August 1, 2019 [24]
33 MF Honduras Michaell Chirinos Honduras Olimpia Loan, Option to buy August 6, 2019 [25]
87 FW Canada Tosaint Ricketts Lithuania Sūduva Free August 9, 2019 [26]
56 DF Canada Georges Mukumbilwa Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency Homegrown player August 23, 2019 [27]

Out[edit]

Pos. Player Transferred to Fee/notes Date Ref.
MF England Jordon Mutch England Crystal Palace Loan Return November 26, 2018 [28]
DF Uruguay José Aja Chile Unión Española Option Declined
FW New Zealand Myer Bevan New Zealand Western Springs AFC
DF El Salvador Roberto Domínguez El Salvador FAS
FW Netherlands Marvin Emnes
MF Egypt Ali Ghazal Portugal C.D. Feirense
GK New Zealand Stefan Marinovic England Bristol City F.C.
DF United States Aaron Maund United States Charlotte Independence
GK United States Spencer Richey[a]
MF United States Brek Shea[b] United States Atlanta United
DF United States Sean Franklin Out of Contract
FW Sierra Leone Kei Kamara[c]
GK United States Brian Rowe United States Orlando City
MF Uruguay Cristian Techera Argentina Belgrano
MF Uruguay Nicolás Mezquida United States Colorado Rapids Traded along with $100,000 in TAM in exchange for Zac MacMath December 9, 2018 [6]
DF Costa Rica Kendall Waston United States FC Cincinnati Traded in exchange for $450,000 in GAM, $300,000 in TAM and an international roster spot December 11, 2018 [29]
FW United States Erik Hurtado United States Sporting Kansas City Traded in exchange for a second round pick in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft and a first round pick in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft December 14, 2018 [30]
MF Canada Alphonso Davies Germany Bayern Munich Undisclosed fee January 1, 2019 [31]
FW Venezuela Anthony Blondell Chile Huachipato One year loan, Option to buy January 28, 2019 [32]
MF Mexico Efraín Juárez Norway Valerenga Mutual Contract Termination February 1, 2019 [33]
DF Canada Marcel de Jong Canada Pacific FC February 4, 2019 [34]
MF Iraq Ali Adnan Italy Udinese Loan Return June 30, 2019 [22]
GK United States Chituru Odunze England Leicester City Undisclosed August 1, 2019 [24]
MF Brazil Lucas Venuto Mutual contract termination [35]
MF Brazil Felipe United States DC United Traded in exchange for $75,000 in TAM and an international roster spot August 6, 2019 [36]
DF United States Brendan McDonough United States Charlotte Independence Loan August 7, 2019 [37]
MF Canada David Norman Jr. Canada Pacific FC September 3, 2019 [38]
  1. ^ After his option was declined, Richey's rights were traded to FC Cincinnati in exchange for a third-round pick in 2020.
  2. ^ After his option was declined, Shea signed with Atlanta United.
  3. ^ Kamara was selected by FC Cincinnati in the Expansion Draft and subsequently traded to the Colorado Rapids.

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
8 San Jose Earthquakes 34 13 16 5 51 52 −1 44
9 Colorado Rapids 34 12 16 6 57 60 −3 42
10 Houston Dynamo 34 12 18 4 45 57 −12 40
11 Sporting Kansas City 34 10 16 8 49 61 −12 38
12 Vancouver Whitecaps FC[a] 34 8 16 10 37 58 −21 34
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. ^ Canadian clubs cannot qualify for the 2020 CONCACAF Champions League through MLS play.
Overall[edit]
Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts
20 Columbus Crew SC 34 10 16 8 39 47 −8 38
21 Sporting Kansas City 34 10 16 8 49 67 −18 38
22 Orlando City SC 34 9 15 10 44 52 −8 37
23 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 34 8 16 10 37 59 −22 34
24 FC Cincinnati 34 6 22 6 31 75 −44 24
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

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 34 8 16 10 37 59  −22 5 7 5 16 23  −7 3 9 5 21 36  −15

Last updated: October 6, 2019
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

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
GroundHAAHHAHAHAHHAAHHHAAAHAHAAAHAAHHHAH
ResultLLLDLDWLDWWLDDWDDDLLLLLDWLWLLLWDWL
Updated to match(es) played on August 3, 2019. Source: [39]
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

Canadian Championship[edit]

Playing statistics[edit]

As of October 6, 2019

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
2 Canada Doneil Henry DF 25 4 3 2 27 4 3
4 South Korea Hwang In-beom MF 33 3 6 1 1 34 4 6
6 Spain Jon Erice MF 21 2 21 2
9 Uruguay Joaquín Ardaiz FW 16 1 2 18 1
12 Colombia Fredy Montero FW 32 8 1 1 1 33 8 1 1
13 Canada Derek Cornelius DF 17 1 4 1 18 1 4
15 England Andy Rose MF 24 1 2 2 26 1 2
16 Canada Maxime Crépeau GK 26 2 2 28 2
18 United States Zac MacMath GK 8 2 8 2
19 Guinea Lass Bangoura MF 17 1 1 1 18 1 1
20 Tunisia Jasser Khmiri DF 1 1
22 Argentina Érik Godoy DF 29 1 6 2 31 1 6
23 Switzerland Scott Sutter DF 16 1 2 16 1
28 United States Jake Nerwinski DF 26 1 1 1 27 1 1
29 Peru Yordy Reyna MF 25 7 5 2 27 7 5
31 Canada Russell Teibert MF 26 1 1 27 1
33 Honduras Michaell Chirinos MF 7 1 2 7 1 2
39 Canada Sean Melvin GK
46 Canada Brett Levis DF 9 1 9 1
50 Canada Theo Bair FW 17 2 1 1 18 2 1
51 Canada Thomas Hasal GK
53 Iraq Ali Adnan DF 28 1 6 2 1 30 1 7
54 Canada Simon Colyn MF
55 Canada Michael Baldisimo MF
56 Canada Georges Mukumbilwa DF 1 1
87 Canada Tosaint Ricketts FW 8 1 1 8 1
94 Brazil PC DF 18 4 1 19 4
24 Canada David Norman Jr.[nb 1] MF
26 United States Brendan McDonough[nb 1] DF 1 1
Brazil Felipe [nb 2] MF 18 1 5 2 20 1 5
Brazil Lucas Venuto[nb 2] MF 23 3 3 2 1 25 3 4
Own goals 0 0 0
Totals 33 59 1 1 2 0 34 61 1

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

  1. ^ a b Sent on loan for the remainder of the season.
  2. ^ a b No longer with team.

References[edit]

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  11. ^ "Whitecaps FC acquire experienced Spanish midfielder Jon Erice". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. January 22, 2019. Retrieved January 22, 2019.
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