|Founded||November 21, 2014|
December 6, 2021 (refounded)
|Stadium|| Swangard Stadium |
Burnaby, British Columbia
|Head coach||Nick Dasovic|
|League||MLS Next Pro|
|2022||7th, Western Conference|
Playoffs: Did not qualify
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.The team plays at Swangard Stadium under the Whitecaps FC 2 name but will undergo a rebrand in 2023.
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.
On November 17, 2017, the Whitecaps announced they were disbanding WFC2 and entering an affiliation agreement with USL expansion team Fresno FC.
|1||GK||Thomas Hasal ( [A] )||Canada|
|3||DF||Cristián Gutiérrez ( [A] )||Canada|
|9||FW||Lucas Cavallini ( [A] )||Canada|
|14||DF||Luís Martins ( [A] )||Portugal|
|16||MF||Sebastian Berhalter ( [A] )||United States|
|26||DF||Florian Jungwirth ( [A] )||Germany|
|29||FW||Simon Becher||United States|
|41||DF||Nick Salihamidžić(on loan from Bayern Munich II)||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|45||MF||Pedro Vite ( [A] )||Ecuador|
|47||MF||Luis Felipe Fernandez-Salvador||Ecuador|
|50||GK||Max Anchor ( [A] )||Canada|
|54||DF||Mihail Gherasimencov( [B] )||Canada|
|55||GK||Cody Cropper ( [A] )||United States|
|58||DF||Eric White||United States|
|60||GK||Isaac Boehmer ( [A] )||Canada|
|61||DF||Matteo Campagna ( [A] )||Canada|
|66||MF||Giovanni Aguilar||United States|
|70||GK||Harrison Gough( [B] )||Canada|
|77||MF||Joven Mann( [B] )||Canada|
|90||GK||Cohen Park( [B] )||Canada|
|92||MF||Jay Herdman||New Zealand|
|Alan Koch||South Africa||January 30, 2015||December 14, 2016||61||22||24||15||36.07|
|Rich Fagan||Scotland||February 20, 2017||November 17, 2017||32||5||18||9||15.63|
|Nick Dasovic||Canada||March 26, 2022||present||24||7||9||8||29.17|
|2016||Kyle Greig||United States|
As of September 18, 2022
|Year||Division||League||Record (W–D–L)||Position||Playoffs||Avg. attendance|
|2015 USL||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|
|2022||3||MLS Next Pro||7–8 –9||7th (Western)||Did not qualify||N/A|
The Vancouver Whitecaps were a Canadian professional soccer club based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Founded in 1986, the team played its final year in the second tier of the United States soccer pyramid in the NASL Conference of the USSF Division 2 Professional League coached by Teitur Thordarson. The team played its home games at Swangard Stadium in nearby Burnaby, British Columbia. The team's colours were blue and white.
Swangard Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Central Park in Burnaby, British Columbia. Primarily used for soccer, rugby, football, and athletics, the stadium also used to be home to the Simon Fraser Clan football team and the Vancouver Whitecaps while they were in the Canadian Soccer League (CSL) and various US-based Division 2 leagues. It opened on April 26, 1969, and has a capacity of 5,288.
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