Whitecaps FC 2

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Whitecaps FC 2
Whitecaps FC 2 logo.png
Nickname(s)WFC2
FoundedNovember 21, 2014; 7 years ago (2014-11-21)
December 6, 2021; 5 months ago (2021-12-06) (refounded)
StadiumSwangard Stadium
Burnaby, British Columbia
Capacity5,288[1]
Head coachNick Dasovic
LeagueMLS Next Pro
WebsiteClub website

Whitecaps FC 2 is a professional soccer team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that serves as the reserve team of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC of MLS.

On December 6, 2021, the Vancouver Whitecaps FC were named as one of 21 clubs that would field a team in the new MLS Next Pro league beginning in the 2022 season.[2][3] The team will play at Swangard Stadium under the Whitecaps FC 2 name but will undergo a rebrand in 2023.[4]

History[edit]

Prior to the MLS Next Pro iteration the team played its home games at UBC's Thunderbird Stadium and competed in the United Soccer League.[5]

On November 17, 2017, the Whitecaps announced they were disbanding WFC2 and entering an affiliation agreement with USL expansion team Fresno FC.[6]

Players and staff[edit]

Roster[edit]

As of March 18, 2022[citation needed]
No. Pos. Player Nation
29 FW Simon Becher  United States
40 GK Ben Alexander  Canada
46 FW Filip Rakic  Canada
47 MF Luis Felipe Fernandez-Salvador  Ecuador
49 FW Emiliano Brienza  Canada
51 FW Ali Ahmed  Canada
52 MF Vasco Fry  Peru
53 DF Simone Masi  Canada
57 FW Elage Bah  Canada
60 GK Isaac Boehmer ([A])  Canada
61 DF Matteo Campagna ([A])  Canada
66 MF Giovanni Aguilar  United States
68 MF Owen Antoniuk  Canada
76 FW Joe Hanson  Canada
83 DF Finn Linder  Canada
92 MF Jay Herdman  Canada
95 DF Joshué Ndakala  Canada
DF Lucas Dasovic  Canada
DF Chris Lee  Canada
FW Théo Collomb  France
  1. ^
    Signed to first team contract with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
  2. ^
    Vancouver Whitecaps FC academy player.

Head coaches[edit]

  • Includes regular season and playoffs
Coach Nationality Start End Games Win Loss Draw Win %
Alan Koch[7]  South Africa January 30, 2015 December 14, 2016 61 22 24 15 036.07
Rich Fagan[8]  Scotland February 20, 2017 November 17, 2017 32 5 18 9 015.63
Nick Dasovic[9]  Canada March 26, 2022

Club captains[edit]

Years Name Nation
2015 Tyler Rosenlund[10]  Canada
2016 Kyle Greig[11]  United States

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Record (W–D–L) Position Playoffs Avg. attendance
2015 3 United Soccer League 8–6–14 11th (Western) Did not qualify 1,682
2016 3 12–9–9 6th (Western) Conference Finals 1,779
2017 2 5–9–18 14th (Western) Did not qualify 869

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swangard Stadium – Home of your Whitecaps". October 16, 2009. Archived from the original on April 11, 2009.
  2. ^ "MLS NEXT Pro unveils 21 clubs for inaugural season starting March 2022". Retrieved December 6, 2021.
  3. ^ "Vancouver will join MLS NEXT Pro for Inaugural Season in 2022". Retrieved December 6, 2021.
  4. ^ "Whitecaps FC announce 2022 MLS NEXT Pro schedule and 2023 brand launch | Vancouver Whitecaps". whitecapsfc. Retrieved February 24, 2022.
  5. ^ "Whitecaps FC launch USL PRO team, provide update on National Soccer Development Centre at UBC". Whitecaps FC. Retrieved November 21, 2014.
  6. ^ "Vancouver Whitecaps FC announce new USL affiliation with Fresno FC". Whitecaps FC. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  7. ^ "Whitecaps FC name Alan Koch WFC2 head coach". Whitecaps FC. January 30, 2015. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
  8. ^ "Whitecaps FC appoint Rich Fagan as WFC2 head coach". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. February 20, 2017. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  9. ^ "Whitecaps FC 2 are back – Get to know the new squad (Part One)". AFTN. March 16, 2022. Retrieved March 18, 2022.
  10. ^ "After learning from those around him, Tyler Rosenlund returns home to captain WFC2". WhitecapsFC.com. Vancouver Whitecaps FC. March 16, 2015. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
  11. ^ "Kyle Greig named Whitecaps FC 2 captain ahead of Saturday's opener | Vancouver Whitecaps".