2023 Vancouver Whitecaps FC season

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC
ChairmanJeff Mallett
Head coachVanni Sartini
StadiumBC Place
(Vancouver, BC)
Major League Soccer
MLS Cup PlayoffsRound One
Canadian ChampionshipWinners
CONCACAF Champions LeagueQuarter-finals
Leagues CupRound of 32
Top goalscorerLeague: Brian White: 15
All: Brian White: 16
Highest home attendanceLeague/All: 30,204
November 5 vs. Los Angeles FC
Lowest home attendanceLeague/All: 11,652
April 5 vs. LAFC
Average home league attendance16,745[1]
Biggest win
Biggest defeatVAN 0–3 LAFC
CCL (4/05)
LAFC 3–0 VAN
CCL (4/11)
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The 2023 Vancouver Whitecaps FC season was the club's twelfth season in Major League Soccer, the top division of soccer in the United States and Canada. Including previous iterations of the franchise, this was the 46th season of professional soccer being played in Vancouver under a variation of the "Whitecaps" name.

Having won the 2022 Canadian Championship, the Whitecaps participated in the CONCACAF Champions League for the first time since the 2016–17 edition and third time overall.

Current roster[edit]

As of September 15, 2023[2]
No. Name Nationality Position Date of birth (age) Previous club
Goalkeepers
1 Thomas Hasal Canada GK (1999-07-02) July 2, 1999 (age 24) Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23
18 Yohei Takaoka Japan GK (1996-03-16) March 16, 1996 (age 28) Japan Yokohama F. Marinos
50 Max Anchor Canada GK (2004-07-21) July 21, 2004 (age 19) Canada Whitecaps FC 2
60 Isaac Boehmer Canada GK (2001-11-20) November 20, 2001 (age 22) Canada Vancouver Whitecaps Development Squad
Defenders
2 Mathías Laborda Uruguay DF (1999-09-15) September 15, 1999 (age 24) Uruguay Nacional
3 Sam Adekugbe Canada DF (1995-01-16) January 16, 1995 (age 29) Turkey Hatayspor
4 Ranko Veselinović Serbia DF (1999-03-24) March 24, 1999 (age 25) Serbia Vojvodina
6 Tristan Blackmon United States DF (1996-08-12) August 12, 1996 (age 27) United States Charlotte FC
7 Richie Laryea Canada DF (1995-01-07) January 7, 1995 (age 29) England Nottingham Forest
12 Karifa Yao Canada DF (2000-09-28) September 28, 2000 (age 23) Canada CF Montréal
14 Luís Martins Portugal DF (1992-06-10) June 10, 1992 (age 31) United States Sporting Kansas City
23 Javain Brown Jamaica DF (1999-03-19) March 19, 1999 (age 25) United States South Florida Bulls
61 Matteo Campagna Canada DF (2004-06-27) June 27, 2004 (age 19) Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23
Midfielders
8 Alessandro Schöpf Austria MF (1994-02-07) February 7, 1994 (age 30) Germany Arminia Bielefeld
16 Sebastian Berhalter United States MF (2001-05-10) May 10, 2001 (age 22) United States Columbus Crew
20 Andrés Cubas Paraguay MF (1996-05-22) May 22, 1996 (age 27) France Nîmes
22 Ali Ahmed Canada MF (2000-10-10) October 10, 2000 (age 23) Canada Whitecaps FC 2
25 Ryan Gauld Scotland MF (1995-12-16) December 16, 1995 (age 28) Portugal Farense
26 J.C. Ngando Cameroon MF (1999-11-20) November 20, 1999 (age 24) United States UNC Greensboro Spartans
27 Ryan Raposo Canada MF (1999-03-05) March 5, 1999 (age 25) United States Syracuse Orange
30 Kamron Habibullah Canada MF (2003-10-03) October 3, 2003 (age 20) Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23
31 Russell Teibert Canada MF (1992-12-22) December 22, 1992 (age 31) Canada Vancouver Whitecaps (USSF-D2)
45 Pedro Vite Ecuador MF (2002-03-09) March 9, 2002 (age 22) Ecuador Independiente del Valle
Forwards
11 Junior Hoilett Canada FW (1990-06-05) June 5, 1990 (age 33) England Reading
24 Brian White United States FW (1996-02-03) February 3, 1996 (age 28) United States New York Red Bulls
28 Levonte Johnson Canada FW (1999-03-15) March 15, 1999 (age 25) Canada Whitecaps FC 2
29 Simon Becher United States FW (1999-07-20) July 20, 1999 (age 24) Canada Whitecaps FC 2
Out on Loan
7 Déiber Caicedo Colombia FW (2000-03-25) March 25, 2000 (age 24) Colombia Deportivo Cali
8 Caio Alexandre Brazil MF (1999-02-24) February 24, 1999 (age 25) Brazil Botafogo

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Transferred in[edit]

# Position Player Transferred from Fee/notes Date Source
22 MF Canada Ali Ahmed Canada Whitecaps FC 2 Free November 16, 2022 [3]
12 DF Canada Karifa Yao Canada CF Montréal Re-Entry Draft Stage One November 17, 2022 [4]
29 FW United States Simon Becher Canada Whitecaps FC 2 Free [5]
26 MF Cameroon J.C. Ngando United States UNC Greensboro Spartans 2023 MLS SuperDraft/Generation Adidas December 21, 2022 [6]
50 GK Canada Max Anchor Canada Whitecaps FC 2 Homegrown player January 1, 2023 [7]
2 DF Uruguay Mathías Laborda Uruguay Nacional Free January 9, 2023 [8]
18 GK Japan Yohei Takaoka Japan Yokohama F. Marinos Undisclosed February 17, 2023 [9]
9 FW Venezuela Sergio Córdova Germany FC Augsburg Undisclosed/Designated Player February 20, 2023 [10]
28 FW Canada Levonte Johnson Canada Whitecaps FC 2 Free June 30, 2023 [11]
3 DF Canada Sam Adekugbe Turkey Hatayspor Undisclosed August 2, 2023 [12]
11 FW Canada Junior Hoilett England Reading Free September 14, 2023 [13]

Loans in[edit]

# Position Player Loaned from Date Loan expires Notes Source
7 DF Canada Richie Laryea England Nottingham Forest August 2, 2023 December 31, 2023 [14]

Out[edit]

Transferred out[edit]

# Position Player Transferred to Fee/notes Date Source
12 GK United States Evan Newton Retired Option declined October 18, 2022 [15]
15 MF Guinea-Bissau Janio Bikel Russia FC Khimki
18 FW Nigeria David Egbo
33 MF Canada Michael Baldisimo United States San Jose Earthquakes Out of contract
2 DF Canada Marcus Godinho Poland Korona Kielce Option declined November 14, 2022 [16]
9 FW Canada Lucas Cavallini Mexico Club Tijuana
17 MF Ghana Leonard Owusu Norway Odd
26 DF Germany Florian Jungwirth Retired Out of contract, retired
28 DF United States Jake Nerwinski United States St. Louis City SC Option declined
55 GK United States Cody Cropper United States Orange County SC
87 FW Canada Tosaint Ricketts Retired
13 DF Canada Derek Cornelius Sweden Malmö FF Undisclosed December 15, 2022 [17]
3 DF Canada Cristián Gutiérrez Canada Toronto FC Claimed off Waivers December 15, 2022 [18]
11 FW Colombia Cristian Dájome United States D.C. United $350,000 GAM + $200,000 conditional GAM April 25, 2023 [19]
19 MF United States Julian Gressel United States Columbus Crew $550,000 GAM + $300,000 conditional GAM July 21, 2023 [20]
9 FW Venezuela Sergio Córdova Turkey Alanyaspor Undisclosed September 15, 2023 [21]

Loans out[edit]

# Position Player Loaned to Date Loan expires Source
8 MF Brazil Caio Alexandre Brazil Fortaleza December 28, 2022 December 31, 2023 [22]
7 FW Colombia Déiber Caicedo Colombia Junior FC August 3, 2023 July 31, 2024 [23]

MLS SuperDraft picks[edit]

Round No. Pos. Player College/Club team Transaction Source
1(5) MF Cameroon J.C. Ngando United States UNC Greensboro Signed to a Generation Adidas deal [24]
1(29) FW Canada Levonte Johnson United States Syracuse Signed with Whitecaps FC 2 [25]
2(42) DF CanadaEngland Daniel Nimick United States Western Michigan Signed with HFX Wanderers [26]
3(71) DF Sweden Buster Sjöberg United States Syracuse [27]

Preseason[edit]

January 18 Training camp Whitecaps FC 0–2 Germany Hamburger SV Marbella, Spain
6:00 AM (PST) Report Glatzel 4', 60' Stadium: Estadio Municipal de Marbella
January 21 Training camp Whitecaps FC 1–2 Austria Wolfsberger AC Marbella, Spain
7:00 AM (PST)
Report
Stadium: Estadio Municipal de Marbella
February 1 Coachella Valley Inv. Whitecaps FC 1–1 D.C. United Indio, California
1:00 PM (PST) Rocha 29' Report Laborda 37' Stadium: Empire Polo Club
February 4 Coachella Valley Inv. Whitecaps FC 1–1 Charlotte FC Indio, California
11:00 AM (PST)
Report
Stadium: Empire Polo Club
February 8 Coachella Valley Inv. Toronto FC 0–3 Whitecaps FC Indio, California
1:00 PM (PST) Report
Stadium: Empire Polo Club
February 12 Coachella Valley Inv. St. Louis City SC 0–0 Whitecaps FC Indio, California
12:30 PM (PST)
Report Becher Yellow card 32' Stadium: Empire Polo Club
February 12 Coachella Valley Inv. Las Vegas Lights 1–2 Whitecaps FC Indio, California
3:30 PM (PST)
Report
Stadium: Empire Polo Club
February 18 Coachella Valley Inv. Minnesota United FC 0–2 Whitecaps FC Indio, California
10:00 AM (PST) Tapias Yellow card 62' Report
Stadium: Empire Polo Club

Competition overview[edit]

Competition First match Last match Starting round Final position Record
Pld W D L GF GA GD Win %
Major League Soccer February 25 November 5 Matchday 1 Playoffs - Round One 37 12 12 13 57 54 +3 032.43
Canadian Championship May 10 June 7 Quarter-finals Winners 3 3 0 0 9 2 +7 100.00
CONCACAF Champions League March 8 April 11 Round of 16 Quarter-finals 4 1 0 3 7 9 −2 025.00
Leagues Cup July 21 August 4 Group Stage Round of 32 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 033.33
Total 47 17 14 16 78 69 +9 036.17

Last updated: 5 November 2023
Source: Competitions

Major League Soccer[edit]

Regular season[edit]

League tables[edit]

Western Conference[edit]
MLS Western Conference table (2023)
Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
4 Houston Dynamo FC 34 14 11 9 51 38 +13 51 Qualification for Round One
5 Real Salt Lake 34 14 12 8 48 50 −2 50
6 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 34 12 10 12 55 48 +7 48
7 FC Dallas 34 11 10 13 41 37 +4 46
8 Sporting Kansas City 34 12 14 8 48 51 −3 44 Qualification for the Wild card round
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) fewer disciplinary points; 6) away goal differential; 7) away goals scored; 8) home goals differential; 9) home goals scored; 10) coin toss (2 clubs tied) or drawing of lots (≥3 clubs tied)
Overall[edit]
Overall MLS standings table
Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
11 Real Salt Lake 34 14 12 8 48 50 −2 50 Qualification for the U.S. Open Cup Round of 32[a]
12 Nashville SC 34 13 11 10 39 32 +7 49 Qualification for the CONCACAF Champions Cup Round One[b]
13 Vancouver Whitecaps FC (V) 34 12 10 12 55 48 +7 48 Qualification for the CONCACAF Champions Cup Round One[c]
14 FC Dallas 34 11 10 13 41 37 +4 46 Qualification for the U.S. Open Cup Round of 32[a]
15 Sporting Kansas City 34 12 14 8 48 51 −3 44
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) fewer disciplinary points; 6) away goal differential; 7) away goals scored; 8) home goals differential; 9) home goals scored; 10) coin toss (2 clubs tied) or drawing of lots (≥3 clubs tied)
(V) Canadian Championship winner
Notes:
  1. ^ a b As one of the top seven teams in the overall table to not qualify for the 2024 CONCACAF Champions Cup
  2. ^ As 2023 Leagues Cup runner-up
  3. ^ As 2023 Canadian Championship winners

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 48 12 10 12 55 48  +7 8 3 6 35 19  +16 4 7 6 20 29  −9

Last updated: October 21, 2023
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
GroundHAHAAHHAHHAAHAHHHAAAHHHHAAAAAAHHAH
ResultLLDDDWWDDWLLWLWDDDWLLWWLWWDWLLDWDD
Position (West)111211111198897877866669999887564556556
Updated to match(es) played on October 7, 2023. Source: [28]
A = Away; H = Home; N = Neutral; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

February 25 1 Whitecaps FC 1–2 Real Salt Lake Vancouver, British Columbia
7:30pm PST Brown 24' Report Löffelsend Yellow card 15'
Glad 70'
Kreilach 73'
Stadium: BC Place
Attendance: 19,614
Referee: Ismir Pekmic
March 4 2 San Jose Earthquakes 2–1 Whitecaps FC San Jose, California
7:30pm PST Yueill Yellow card 58'
Ebobisse 68'
Akapo 77'
Espinoza Yellow card 83'
Report Schöpf 17', Yellow card 69'
Veselinović Yellow card 36'
Cubas Yellow card 41'
Martins Yellow card 68'
Stadium: PayPal Park
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Mark Allatin
March 11 3 Whitecaps FC 1–1 FC Dallas Vancouver, British Columbia
2:00pm PST Arriola 34' (o.g.)
Cubas Yellow card 42'
Schöpf Yellow card 75'
Report Ibeagha 5'
Tafari Yellow card 69'
Obrian Yellow card 88'
Stadium: BC Place
Attendance: 16,780
Referee: Marcos de Oliveira
March 18 4 LA Galaxy 1–1 Whitecaps FC Carson, California
7:30pm PDT
Report
Stadium: Dignity Health Sports Park
Attendance: 23,112
Referee: Victor Rivas
March 25 5 Minnesota United FC 1–1 Whitecaps FC Saint Paul, Minnesota
5:30pm CDT
Report
Stadium: Allianz Field
Attendance: 19,609
Referee: Rosendo Mendoza
April 1 6 Whitecaps FC 5–0 CF Montréal Vancouver, British Columbia
7:30pm PDT
Report
Stadium: BC Place
Attendance: 16,046
Referee: Timothy Ford
April 8 7 Cascadia Cup Whitecaps FC 1–0 Portland Timbers Vancouver, British Columbia
7:30pm PDT
Report
Stadium: BC Place
Attendance: 17,029
Referee: Nima Saghafi
April 15 8 Austin FC 0–0 Whitecaps FC Austin, Texas
7:30pm CDT
Report
Stadium: Q2 Stadium
Attendance: 20,738
Referee: Mark Allatin
April 29 9 Whitecaps FC 0–0 Colorado Rapids Vancouver, British Columbia
7:30pm PDT Gauld Yellow card 28' Report Stadium: BC Place
Attendance: 14,103
Referee: Tori Penso
May 6 10 Whitecaps FC 3–2 Minnesota United FC Vancouver, British Columbia
7:30pm PDT
Report Stadium: BC Place
Attendance: 14,047
Referee: Filip Dujic
May 13 11 Cascadia Cup Portland Timbers 3–1 Whitecaps FC Portland, Oregon
7:30pm PDT
Report
Stadium: Providence Park
Attendance: 23,154
Referee: Guido Gonzales Jr.
May 17 12 FC Dallas 2–1 Whitecaps FC Frisco, Texas
5:30pm
Report
Stadium: Toyota Stadium
Attendance: 15,890
Referee: Jon Freemon
May 20 13 Cascadia Cup Whitecaps FC 2–0 Seattle Sounders FC Vancouver, British Columbia
7:30pm
Report
Stadium: BC Place
Attendance: 19,108
Referee: Joseph Dickerson
May 27 14 St. Louis City SC 3–1 Whitecaps FC St. Louis, Missouri
5:30pm Löwen 10'
Nerwinski Yellow card 20'
Parker Yellow card 23'
Blackmon 45' (o.g.)
Stroud Yellow card 60'
Blom Yellow card 86'
Perez 90+4'
Report Berhalter Yellow card 49'
White 83'
Gressel Yellow card 90+3'
Gauld Yellow card 90+4'
Stadium: Citypark
Attendance: 22,423
Referee: Sergii Boiko
May 31 15 Whitecaps FC 6–2 Houston Dynamo FC Vancouver, British Columbia
7:30pm
Report
Stadium: BC Place
Attendance: 13,232
Referee: Mark Allatin
June 3 16 Whitecaps FC 1–1 Sporting Kansas City Vancouver, British Columbia
7:30pm
Report
Stadium: BC Place
Attendance: 13,739
Referee: Lukasz Szpala
Note: Whitecaps FC manager Vanni Sartini was cautioned Yellow card in the 86th minute for dissent.
June 10 17 Whitecaps FC 1–1 FC Cincinnati Vancouver, British Columbia
7:30pm
Report
Stadium: BC Place
Attendance: 16,086
Referee: Ismir Pekmic
June 24 19 Los Angeles FC 2–3 Whitecaps FC Los Angeles, California
6:30pm
Report
Stadium: BMO Stadium
Attendance: 22,133
Referee: Jon Freemon
July 1 20 Sporting Kansas City 3–0 Whitecaps FC Kansas City, Kansas
5:30pm
Report
Stadium: Children's Mercy Park
Attendance: 18,867
Referee: Malik Badawi
July 8 21 Cascadia Cup Whitecaps FC 2–3 Seattle Sounders FC Vancouver, British Columbia
7:30pm
Report
Stadium: BC Place
Attendance: 16,399
Referee: Ramy Touchan
July 12 22 Whitecaps FC 2–1 Austin FC Vancouver, British Columbia
7:30pm
Report
Stadium: BC Place
Attendance: 14,995
Referee: Nima Saghafi
July 15 23 Whitecaps FC 4–2 LA Galaxy Vancouver, British Columbia
7:30pm
Report
Stadium: BC Place
Attendance: 18,354
Referee: Joseph Dickerson
August 20 24 Whitecaps FC 0–1 San Jose Earthquakes Vancouver, British Columbia
7:30pm
Report
Stadium: BC Place
Attendance: 16,765
Referee: Ismir Pekmic
August 26 25 Cascadia Cup Portland Timbers 2–3 Whitecaps FC Portland, Oregon
7:30pm
Report
Stadium: Providence Park
Attendance: 22,674
Referee: Rosendo Mendoza
August 30 26 Chicago Fire FC 0–1 Whitecaps FC Chicago, Illinois
5:30pm Report
Stadium: Soldier Field
Attendance: 9,187
Referee: Ricardo Fierro
September 2 27 New York City FC 1–1 Whitecaps FC New York, New York
12:30pm
Report
Stadium: Yankee Stadium
Attendance: 17,942
Referee: Pierre-Luc Lauziere
September 16 28 Toronto FC 1–2 Whitecaps FC Toronto, Ontario
4:30pm
Report
Stadium: BMO Field
Attendance: 26,165
Referee: Ramy Touchan
September 20 29 Houston Dynamo FC 4–1 Whitecaps FC Houston, Texas
5:30pm
Report
Stadium: Shell Energy Stadium
Attendance: 13,866
Referee: Fotis Bazakos
September 23 30 Real Salt Lake 2–1 Whitecaps FC Sandy, Utah
6:30pm
Report
Stadium: America First Field
Attendance: 19,243
Referee: Malik Badawi
September 27 18 Colorado Rapids 2–2 Whitecaps FC Commerce City, Colorado
6:30pm
Report
Stadium: Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Attendance: 12,064
Referee: Elton Garcia
Note: Makeup for June 21 postponement due to thunderstorm in area.
September 30 31 Whitecaps FC 2–2 D.C. United Vancouver, British Columbia
7:30pm
Report
Stadium: BC Place
Attendance: 19,442
Referee: Drew Fischer
October 4 32 Whitecaps FC 3–0 St. Louis City SC Vancouver, British Columbia
7:30pm
Report Löwen Yellow card 42' Stadium: BC Place
Attendance: 13,776
Referee: Pierre-Luc Lauziere
October 7 33 Cascadia Cup Seattle Sounders FC 0–0 Whitecaps FC Seattle, Washington
7:30pm
Report
Stadium: Lumen Field
Attendance: 33,666
Referee: Nima Saghafi
October 21 34 Whitecaps FC 1–1 Los Angeles FC Vancouver, British Columbia
6:00pm
Report
Stadium: BC Place
Attendance: 25,146
Referee: Fotis Bazakos

MLS Cup Playoffs[edit]

The Whitecaps clinched a playoff berth on October 4, following a 3–0 win against St. Louis City SC. On October 7, Vancouver ensured that they would receive a bye into Round One of the playoffs following a 0–0 draw against Seattle Sounders FC guaranteeing them a home playoff game for the first time since 2017.[29]

Round One[edit]

October 28 Game 1 Los Angeles FC 5–2 Whitecaps FC Los Angeles, California
5:00pm
Report
Stadium: BMO Stadium
Attendance: 22,002
Referee: Jon Freemon
November 5 Game 2 Whitecaps FC 0–1 Los Angeles FC Vancouver, British Columbia
4:30pm
Report
Stadium: BC Place
Attendance: 30,204
Referee: Timothy Ford
Note: Whitecaps FC manager Vanni Sartini was sent off Red card in the 90+4th minute.

Los Angeles FC won the series 2–0.

Canadian Championship[edit]

As champions of the 2022 tournament, the Whitecaps received a bye into the quarter-finals.

May 10 Quarter-finals York United FC 1–4 Whitecaps FC Toronto, Ontario
7:30pm ET
Report
Stadium: York Lions Stadium
Attendance: 1,827
Referee: Drew Fischer
May 24 Semi-finals Pacific FC 0–3 Whitecaps FC Langford, British Columbia
19:00 PT
Report
Stadium: Starlight Stadium
Attendance: 5,221
Referee: Drew Fischer
June 7 Final Whitecaps FC 2–1 CF Montréal Vancouver, British Columbia
19:00 PT
Report
Stadium: BC Place
Attendance: 20,072
Referee: Filip Dujic

CONCACAF Champions League[edit]

Round of 16[edit]

March 8 First Leg Whitecaps FC 5–0 Honduras Real España Vancouver, British Columbia[†]
7:00pm PST
Report Stadium: BC Place
Attendance: 13,644
Referee: Fernando Hernández Gómez (Mexico)
March 15 Second Leg Real España Honduras 3–2
(3–7 agg.)
Whitecaps FC San Pedro Sula, Honduras[†]
4:00pm CST
Report
Stadium: Estadio General Francisco Morazán
Referee: Marco Ortiz (Mexico)
  1. ^
    Vancouver was initially scheduled to host the second leg, but the order of legs was reversed due to scheduling conflicts in BC Place.

Quarterfinals[edit]

April 5 First Leg Whitecaps FC 0–3 United States Los Angeles FC Vancouver, British Columbia
7:00pm PDT Report
Stadium: BC Place
Attendance: 11,652
Referee: Fernando Guerrero Ramírez (Mexico)
April 11 Second Leg Los Angeles FC United States 3–0
(6–0 agg.)
Whitecaps FC Los Angeles, United States
7:15pm PDT
Report Berhalter Yellow card 20' Stadium: BMO Stadium
Attendance: 18,688
Referee: Juan Calderón (Costa Rica)

Leagues Cup[edit]

Group stage[edit]

The Vancouver Whitecaps qualified to the Leagues Cup group stage as a wildcard team. They were drawn into West Group 3.

Pos Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification LEO VAN LAX
1 Mexico León 2 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 5 Advance to knockout stage
2 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 1 0 1 0 4 3 +1 4 2–2
3 United States LA Galaxy 2 0 0 0 2 1 3 −2 0 0–1 1–2
Source: Leagues Cup
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
July 30 GS LA Galaxy United States 1–2 Whitecaps FC Carson, California
21:00 ET
Report
Stadium: Dignity Health Sports Park
Attendance: 14,787
Referee: Walter López Castellanos

Knockout stage[edit]

August 4 R32 UANL Mexico 1–1
(5–3 p)
Whitecaps FC Vancouver, British Columbia
22:30 ET
Report
Stadium: BC Place
Attendance: 13,703
Referee: Lukasz Szpala
Penalties

Cascadia Cup[edit]

2023 Cascadia Cup standings
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 6 3 1 2 9 8 +1 10
2 Portland Timbers 6 2 2 2 11 8 +3 8
3 Seattle Sounders FC 6 1 3 2 6 10 −4 6
Source: "Schedule". mlssoccer.com.
Rules for classification: Scoring


Overall Home Away
Pld Pts W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD
6 10 3 2 1 9 8  +1 2 1 0 5 3  +2 1 1 1 4 5  −1

Last updated: October 7, 2023
Source: Standings
Pld = Matches played; Pts = Points; W = Matches won; T = Matches tied; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

As of November 5, 2023
No. Pos Nat Player Total MLS MLS Playoffs Canadian Championship Leagues Cup Champions League
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK Canada CAN Thomas Hasal 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
18 GK Japan JPN Yohei Takaoka 42 0 33 0 2 0 3 0 2 0 2 0
50 GK Canada CAN Max Anchor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
60 GK Canada CAN Isaac Boehmer 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Defenders
2 DF Uruguay URU Mathías Laborda 32 1 17+6 1 1 0 2 0 2+1 0 2+1 0
3 DF Canada CAN Sam Adekugbe 12 0 4+6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 DF Serbia SRB Ranko Veselinović 42 2 31+1 2 2 0 2 0 3 0 3 0
6 DF United States USA Tristan Blackmon 42 3 28+2 2 2 0 3 0 2+1 0 3+1 1
7 DF Canada CAN Richie Laryea 14 1 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 DF Canada CAN Karifa Yao 5 0 0+1 0 0 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 1+1 0
14 DF Portugal POR Luís Martins 25 0 18+2 0 0+1 0 0+2 0 1 0 0+1 0
23 DF Jamaica JAM Javain Brown 31 1 20+4 1 1 0 1+1 0 1 0 2+1 0
61 DF Canada CAN Matteo Campagna 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
Midfielders
8 MF Austria AUT Alessandro Schöpf 34 1 21+7 1 1+1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0
16 MF United States USA Sebastian Berhalter 37 2 11+17 2 0+1 0 1+1 0 2 0 2+2 0
20 MF Paraguay PAR Andrés Cubas 37 0 27+1 0 2 0 2 0 3 0 2 0
22 MF Canada CAN Ali Ahmed 30 3 12+10 2 1+1 0 2 1 0+1 0 2+1 0
25 MF Scotland SCO Ryan Gauld 42 12 30+2 11 2 0 2 1 3 0 3 0
26 MF Cameroon CMR J.C. Ngando 14 0 0+8 0 0 0 0+1 0 2 0 1+2 0
27 MF Canada CAN Ryan Raposo 36 1 15+11 0 0+1 0 3 0 2 0 4 1
30 MF Canada CAN Kamron Habibullah 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 MF Canada CAN Russell Teibert 15 0 0+7 0 0 0 3 0 0+2 0 2+1 0
45 MF Ecuador ECU Pedro Vite 45 6 24+10 4 2 0 0+3 0 1+1 1 2+2 1
66 MF United States USA Giovanni Aguilar 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Forwards
11 FW Canada CAN Junior Hoilett 9 0 2+5 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 FW United States USA Brian White 43 19 30+2 15 2 0 2 1 2+1 1 2+2 2
28 FW Canada CAN Levonte Johnson 12 1 2+5 0 0+1 0 1+1 1 1+1 0 0 0
29 FW United States USA Simon Becher 25 7 5+14 4 0+1 0 1+1 2 0+1 0 0+2 1
Players transferred out during the season
3 DF Canada CAN Cristián Gutiérrez 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 FW Colombia COL Déiber Caicedo 19 0 0+14 0 0 0 1+1 0 0+2 0 1 0
9 FW Venezuela VEN Sergio Córdova 26 4 8+11 2 0 0 1+1 0 2+1 2 2 0
11 FW Colombia COL Cristian Dájome 11 0 4+3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
19 MF United States USA Julian Gressel 24 5 16+2 3 0 0 2+1 2 0 0 2+1 0
52 MF Peru PER Vasco Fry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0

Source: Competitions

Goalscorers[edit]

As of November 5, 2023
Rank No. Pos Nat Name MLS MLS Playoffs Canadian Championship Leagues Cup Champions League Total
1 24 FW United States Brian White 15 1 1 1 2 20
2 25 MF Scotland Ryan Gauld 11 0 1 0 0 12
3 29 FW United States Simon Becher 4 0 2 0 1 7
4 45 MF Ecuador Pedro Vite 4 0 0 1 1 6
5 19 DF United States Julian Gressel 3 0 2 0 0 5
6 9 FW Venezuela Sergio Córdova 2 0 0 2 0 4
7 6 DF United States Tristan Blackmon 2 0 0 0 1 3
22 MF Canada Ali Ahmed 2 0 1 0 0 3
9 4 DF Serbia Ranko Veselinović 2 0 0 0 0 2
16 MF United States Sebastian Berhalter 2 0 0 0 0 2
11 2 DF Uruguay Mathías Laborda 1 0 0 0 0 1
3 DF Canada Sam Adekugbe 0 1 0 0 0 1
7 DF Canada Richie Laryea 1 0 0 0 0 1
8 MF Austria Alessandro Schöpf 1 0 0 0 0 1
23 DF Jamaica Javain Brown 1 0 0 0 0 1
27 MF Canada Ryan Raposo 0 0 0 0 1 1
28 FW Canada Levonte Johnson 0 0 1 0 0 1
Own goals 4 0 1 1 1 6
Totals 55 2 9 5 7 78

Clean sheets[edit]

As of November 5, 2023
Rank No. Pos Nat Name MLS MLS Playoffs Canadian Championship Leagues Cup Champions League Total
1 18 GK Japan Yohei Takaoka 8 0 1 0 1 10
Totals 8 0 1 0 1 10

Disciplinary record[edit]

As of November 5, 2023
No. Pos Nat Player MLS MLS Playoffs Canadian Championship Leagues Cup Champions League 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 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
1 GK Canada Thomas Hasal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 DF Uruguay Mathías Laborda 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0
3 DF Canada Sam Adekugbe 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
3 DF Canada Cristián Gutiérrez 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 DF Serbia Ranko Veselinović 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0
6 DF United States Tristan Blackmon 5 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 0 0
7 FW Colombia Déiber Caicedo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 DF Canada Richie Laryea 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
8 MF Austria Alessandro Schöpf 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
9 FW Venezuela Sergio Córdova 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
11 FW Colombia Cristian Dájome 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
12 DF Canada Karifa Yao 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 DF Portugal Luís Martins 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
16 MF United States Sebastian Berhalter 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 0 0
18 GK Japan Yohei Takaoka 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
19 DF United States Julian Gressel 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
20 MF Paraguay Andrés Cubas 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0
22 MF Canada Ali Ahmed 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0
23 DF Jamaica Javain Brown 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 0 0
24 FW United States Brian White 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
25 MF Scotland Ryan Gauld 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
26 MF Cameroon J.C. Ngando 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
27 MF Canada Ryan Raposo 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 0 0
28 FW Canada Levonte Johnson 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 FW United States Simon Becher 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
30 MF Canada Kamron Habibullah 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 MF Canada Russell Teibert 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
45 MF Ecuador Pedro Vite 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
50 GK Canada Max Anchor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
60 GK Canada Isaac Boehmer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
61 MF Canada Matteo Campagna 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 62 1 0 8 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 8 0 0 85 1 0

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