2020 Vancouver Whitecaps FC season

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC
ChairmanJeff Mallett
ManagerMarc Dos Santos
StadiumBC Place
(Capacity: 22,120)
Major League SoccerConference:
Overall:
MLS Cup PlayoffsTBD
Highest home attendanceLeague/All:
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The 2020 Vancouver Whitecaps FC season is the club's tenth season in Major League Soccer, the top division of soccer in the United States and Canada. Including previous iterations of the franchise, this is 43rd season of professional soccer being played in Vancouver under a variation of the "Whitecaps" name.

On November 16, 2019, the Whitecaps named Axel Schuster as the club's new sporting director.[1]

Current roster[edit]

As of January 29, 2020[2]
No. Name Nationality Position Date of birth (age) Previous club
Goalkeepers
1 Bryan Meredith United States GK (1989-08-02) August 2, 1989 (age 30) United States Inter Miami
16 Maxime Crépeau Canada GK (1994-04-11) April 11, 1994 (age 25) Canada Montreal Impact
51 Thomas Hasal Canada GK (1999-07-09) July 9, 1999 (age 20) Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23
Defenders
3 Cristián Gutiérrez Chile DF (1997-02-18) February 18, 1997 (age 23) Chile Colo-Colo
4 Ranko Veselinović Serbia DF (1999-03-24) March 24, 1999 (age 20) Serbia Vojvodina
13 Derek Cornelius Canada DF (1997-11-25) November 25, 1997 (age 22) 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
28 Jake Nerwinski United States DF (1994-10-17) October 17, 1994 (age 25) United States Connecticut Huskies
34 Gianfranco Facchineri Canada DF (2002-04-27) April 27, 2002 (age 17) Canada Vancouver Whitecaps Development Squad
53 Ali Adnan Iraq DF (1993-12-19) December 19, 1993 (age 26) Italy Udinese
56 Georges Mukumbilwa Canada DF (1999-09-23) September 23, 1999 (age 20) Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
Midfielders
6 Hwang In-beom South Korea MF (1996-09-20) September 20, 1996 (age 23) South Korea Daejeon Citizen
15 Andy Rose England MF (1990-02-13) February 13, 1990 (age 30) Scotland Motherwell
17 Leonard Owusu Ghana MF (1997-06-03) June 3, 1997 (age 22) Israel Ashdod
27 Ryan Raposo Canada MF (1999-03-05) March 5, 1999 (age 20) United States Syracuse Orange
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 27) Canada Vancouver Whitecaps (USSF-D2)
32 Patrick Metcalfe Canada MF (1998-11-11) November 11, 1998 (age 21) Canada Vancouver Whitecaps Development Squad
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
62 Damiano Pecile Canada MF (2002-04-11) April 11, 2002 (age 17) Canada Vancouver Whitecaps Development Squad
Forwards
7 David Milinković France FW (1994-05-20) May 20, 1994 (age 25) England Hull City
9 Lucas Cavallini Canada FW (1992-12-28) December 28, 1992 (age 27) Mexico Club Puebla
11 Cristian Dájome Colombia FW (1994-01-03) January 3, 1994 (age 26) Colombia Atlético Nacional
12 Fredy Montero Colombia FW (1987-07-26) July 26, 1987 (age 32) Portugal Sporting CP
14 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
Out on Loan

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Transferred in[edit]

# Position Player Transferred from Fee/notes Date Source
9 FW Canada Lucas Cavallini Mexico Club Puebla ~$6,000,000 December 16, 2019 [3]
27 MF Canada Ryan Raposo United States Syracuse Orange 2020 MLS SuperDraft, Generation Adidas January 9, 2020 [4]
3 DF Chile Cristián Gutiérrez Chile Colo-Colo Free January 16, 2020 [5]
11 FW Colombia Cristian Dájome Colombia Atlético Nacional Undisclosed TAM January 17, 2020 [6]
17 MF Ghana Leonard Owusu Israel Ashdod January 21, 2020 [7]
22 DF Argentina Érik Godoy Argentina Colón January 22, 2020 [8]
34 DF Canada Gianfranco Facchineri Canada Vancouver Whitecaps Development Squad Homegrown player January 23, 2020 [9]
32 MF Canada Patrick Metcalfe [10]
1 GK United States Bryan Meredith United States Inter Miami Acquired in exchange for a fourth-round selection in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft. January 29, 2020 [11]
62 MF Canada Damiano Pecile Canada Vancouver Whitecaps Development Squad Homegrown player February 14, 2020 [12]

Loans In[edit]

# Position Player Loaned from Date Loan expires Source
7 FW France David Milinković England Hull City January 27, 2020 December 31, 2020 [13]
4 DF Serbia Ranko Veselinović Serbia Vojvodina February 9, 2020 December 31, 2020 [14]

Out[edit]

Transferred out[edit]

# Position Player Transferred to Fee/notes Date Source
9 FW Venezuela Anthony Blondell Chile Huachipato undisclosed October 17, 2019 [15]
39 GK Canada Sean Melvin United States Colorado Springs Switchbacks option declined
26 DF United States Brendan McDonough
23 DF Switzerland Scott Sutter
46 DF Canada Brett Levis out of contract
2 DF Canada Doneil Henry South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings undisclosed November 20, 2019 [16]
94 DF Brazil PC option declined
18 GK United States Zac MacMath United States Real Salt Lake traded for $50,000 TAM December 17, 2019 [17]
24 MF Canada David Norman Jr. United States Inter Miami traded for a conditional 2022 MLS SuperDraft pick January 1, 2020 [18]
6 MF Spain Jon Erice mutual contract termination January 15, 2020 [19]

Loans Out[edit]

# Position Player Loaned to Date Loan expires Source

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
9 Real Salt Lake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 San Jose Earthquakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Seattle Sounders FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Sporting Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Vancouver Whitecaps FC[a] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on February 29, 2020. 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 2021 CONCACAF Champions League through MLS play.
Overall[edit]
Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts
22 San Jose Earthquakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Seattle Sounders FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Sporting Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 Toronto FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on February 29, 2020. 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
0 0 0 0 0 0 0  0 0 0 0 0 0  0 0 0 0 0 0  0

Last updated: November 16, 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

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GroundHA
Result
Updated to match(es) played on December 5, 2019. Source: [20]
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

Canadian Championship[edit]


Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total MLS Canadian Championship
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK United States Bryan Meredith 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 GK Canada Maxime Crépeau 0 0 0 0 0 0
51 GK Canada Thomas Hasal 0 0 0 0 0 0
Defenders
3 DF Chile Cristián Gutiérrez 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 DF Serbia Ranko Veselinović 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 DF Canada Derek Cornelius 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 DF Tunisia Jasser Khmiri 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 DF Argentina Érik Godoy 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 DF United States Jake Nerwinski 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 DF Canada Gianfranco Facchineri 0 0 0 0 0 0
53 DF Iraq Ali Adnan 0 0 0 0 0 0
56 DF Canada Georges Mukumbilwa 0 0 0 0 0 0
Midfielders
6 MF South Korea Hwang In-beom 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 MF England Andy Rose 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 MF Ghana Leonard Owusu 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 MF Canada Ryan Raposo 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 MF Peru Yordy Reyna 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 MF Canada Russell Teibert 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 MF Canada Patrick Metcalfe 0 0 0 0 0 0
54 MF Canada Simon Colyn 0 0 0 0 0 0
55 MF Canada Michael Baldisimo 0 0 0 0 0 0
62 MF Canada Damiano Pecile 0 0 0 0 0 0
Forwards
7 FW France David Milinković 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 FW Canada Lucas Cavallini 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 FW Colombia Cristian Dájome 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 FW Colombia Fredy Montero 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 FW Canada Theo Bair 0 0 0 0 0 0
87 FW Canada Tosaint Ricketts 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players transferred out during the season

Last updated: February 14, 2020
Source: Competitions

Goalscorers[edit]

Rank No. Pos Nat Name MLS Canadian Championship Total
Totals 0 0 0

Last updated: November 16, 2019

Clean sheets[edit]

Rank No. Pos Nat Name MLS Canadian Championship Total
Totals 0 0 0

Last updated: November 16, 2019

Disciplinary record[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player MLS Canadian Championship Total
Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card
Totals
1 GK United States Bryan Meredith 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 DF Chile Cristián Gutiérrez 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 DF Serbia Ranko Veselinović 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 MF South Korea Hwang In-beom 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 FW France David Milinković 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 FW Canada Lucas Cavallini 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 FW Colombia Cristian Dájome 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 FW Colombia Fredy Montero 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 DF Canada Derek Cornelius 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 FW Canada Theo Bair 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 MF England Andy Rose 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 GK Canada Maxime Crépeau 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 MF Ghana Leonard Owusu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 DF Tunisia Jasser Khmiri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 DF Argentina Érik Godoy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 MF Canada Ryan Raposo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 DF United States Jake Nerwinski 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 MF Peru Yordy Reyna 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 MF Canada Russell Teibert 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 MF Canada Patrick Metcalfe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 DF Canada Gianfranco Facchineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
51 GK Canada Thomas Hasal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
53 DF Iraq Ali Adnan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
54 MF Canada Simon Colyn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
55 MF Canada Michael Baldisimo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
56 DF Canada Georges Mukumbilwa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
62 MF Canada Damiano Pecile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
87 FW Canada Tosaint Ricketts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated: February 14, 2020

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Whitecaps FC appoint experienced Bundesliga club executive Axel Schuster as sporting director". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. November 15, 2019. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  2. ^ "Players + Vancouver Whitecaps FC". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Retrieved January 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "Whitecaps FC acquire marquee Canadian striker Lucas Cavallini on club-record transfer fee". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. December 16, 2019. Retrieved December 16, 2019.
  4. ^ "Whitecaps FC select Canadian midfielder Ryan Raposo in the MLS SuperDraft". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. January 9, 2020. Retrieved January 9, 2020.
  5. ^ "Whitecaps FC acquire Canadian-born left back Cristián Gutiérrez". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. January 16, 2020. Retrieved January 16, 2020.
  6. ^ "Whitecaps FC acquire Colombian winger Cristian Dájome via transfer from Bogotá FC". Vancovuer Whitecaps FC. January 17, 2020. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
  7. ^ "Whitecaps FC acquire Ghanaian midfielder Leonard Owusu from Israeli Premier League side FC Ashdod". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. January 21, 2020. Retrieved January 21, 2020.
  8. ^ "Whitecaps FC acquire Érik Godoy via transfer from Club Atlético Colón". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. January 22, 2020. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  9. ^ "Whitecaps FC sign centre back Gianfranco Facchineri to MLS Homegrown contract". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. January 23, 2020. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  10. ^ "Whitecaps FC sign central midfielder Patrick Metcalfe to MLS Homegrown contract". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. January 23, 2020. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  11. ^ "Whitecaps FC acquire experienced MLS goalkeeper Bryan Meredith via trade from Inter Miami CF". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. January 29, 2020. Retrieved January 29, 2020.
  12. ^ "Whitecaps FC sign midfielder Damiano Pecile to Homegrown contract". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. February 14, 2020. Retrieved February 16, 2020.
  13. ^ "Whitecaps FC acquire winger David Milinković on loan from Hull City". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. January 27, 2020. Retrieved January 27, 2020.
  14. ^ "Whitecaps FC acquire Serbian centre back Ranko Veselinović from FK Vojvodina". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. February 9, 2020. Retrieved February 9, 2020.
  15. ^ "Whitecaps FC announce first roster moves ahead of 2020". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. October 17, 2019. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  16. ^ "Whitecaps FC transfer Doneil Henry to K League 1 club Suwon Samsung Bluewings". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. November 20, 2019. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  17. ^ "'Caps acquire $50,000 of TAM from RSL for Zac MacMath". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. December 17, 2019. Retrieved December 17, 2019.
  18. ^ "Norman loaned out to Pacific FC for remainder of 2019 prior to joining Inter Miami CF". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. September 3, 2019. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  19. ^ "Whitecaps FC and midfielder Jon Erice mutually agree to part ways". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. January 15, 2020. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  20. ^ "Vancouver Whitecaps Schedule". Retrieved September 23, 2018.