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;9 months ago (2021-12-06) (refounded)
Stadium Swangard Stadium
Burnaby, British Columbia
Capacity5,288 [1]
Head coach Nick Dasovic
League MLS Next Pro
2022 7th, Western Conference
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Website Club 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.

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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 plays at Swangard Stadium under the Whitecaps FC 2 name but will undergo a rebrand in 2023. [4]

History

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

Roster

As of August 7th, 2022 [7]
No.Pos.PlayerNation
1 GK Thomas Hasal ( [A] )Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
3 DF Cristián Gutiérrez ( [A] )Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
9 FW Lucas Cavallini ( [A] )Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
14 DF Luís Martins ( [A] )Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
16 MF Sebastian Berhalter ( [A] )Flag of the United States.svg  United States
26 DF Florian Jungwirth ( [A] )Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
29 FW Simon Becher Flag of the United States.svg  United States
40 GK Ben AlexanderFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
41 DF Nick Salihamidžić(on loan from Bayern Munich II)Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina
42 FW Lowell Wright Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
43 FW Easton Ongaro Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
44 DF Chris Lee Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
45 MF Pedro Vite ( [A] )Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador
46 FW Filip RakicFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
47 MF Luis Felipe Fernandez-SalvadorFlag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador
48 FW Théo CollombFlag of France.svg  France
49 FW Emiliano Brienza Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
50 GK Max Anchor ( [A] )Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
51 FW Ali Ahmed Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
52 MF Vasco FryFlag of Peru (state).svg  Peru
53 DF Simone MasiFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
54 DF Mihail Gherasimencov( [B] )Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
55 GK Cody Cropper ( [A] )Flag of the United States.svg  United States
56 DF Lucas DasovicFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
57 FW Elage BahFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
58 DF Eric WhiteFlag of the United States.svg  United States
60 GK Isaac Boehmer ( [A] )Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
61 DF Matteo Campagna ( [A] )Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
66 MF Giovanni AguilarFlag of the United States.svg  United States
70 GK Harrison Gough( [B] )Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
76 FW Joe Hanson Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
77 MF Joven Mann( [B] )Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
83 DF Finn LinderFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
90 GK Cohen Park( [B] )Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
92 MF Jay Herdman Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
95 DF Joshué NdakalaFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
  1. ^
    Signed to first team contract with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
  2. ^
    Vancouver Whitecaps FC academy player.

Head coaches

CoachNationalityStartEndGamesWinLossDrawWin %
Alan Koch [8] Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa January 30, 2015December 14, 201661222415036.07
Rich Fagan [9] Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland February 20, 2017November 17, 2017325189015.63
Nick Dasovic [10] Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada March 26, 2022present24798029.17

Club captains

YearsNameNation
2015 Tyler Rosenlund [11] Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
2016 Kyle Greig [12] Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2022

Year-by-year

As of September 18, 2022

Year Division LeagueRecord (W–D–L)PositionPlayoffsAvg. attendance
2015 USL 3 United Soccer League 8–6–1411th (Western)Did not qualify1,682
2016 312–9–96th (Western)Conference Finals1,779
2017 25–9–1814th (Western)Did not qualify869
2022 3 MLS Next Pro 7–8 [lower-alpha 1] –97th (Western)Did not qualifyN/A
  1. 2022: 3 shootout wins, 5 shootout losses.

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