• Thursday Mar 02, 2017

    SCCL Game Notes: Vancouver Whitecaps v New York Red Bulls

    Action from the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal, first-leg encounter between the host New York Red Bulls (white jersey) and the Vancouver Whitecaps on February 22, 2017, in Harrison, New Jersey, USA. (Photo: Mexsport)

    For official CONCACAF Game Notes for this game, click here.

    Vancouver Whitecaps FC
    New York Red Bulls
    Games Played
    Goals For
    Goals Against
    Referee - Valdin Legister (Jamaica)
    AR1 - Keble Williams (Jamaica)
    AR2 - Richard Washington (Jamaica)
    4th - Javier Santos (Puerto Rico)
    Suspended - Erik Hurtado, Cristian Techera (Vancouver Whitecaps)
    BC Place – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canadá

    Game Notes

    Vancouver Whitecaps FC
    2016/17 SCCL Results: 1-0 away win v Central FC (Cristian Techera 34’); 3-0 home win v Sporting Kansas City (Cristian Techera 9’, 65’; Erik Hurtado 12’); 2-1 away win v Sporting Kansas City (Erik Hurtado 41’; Alphonso Davies 90’+3); 4-1 home win v Central FC (Blas Perez 11’; Cristian Techera 22’ pen, 70’; Masato Kudo 49’) ... Quarterfinals: 1-1 away draw (Kekuta Manneh 39’)
    Qualification Method: Champion, 2015 Amway Canadian Championship ... defeated Montreal Impact in final (agg: 4-2)
    SCCL Appearances: 2-2015/16, 2016/17
    CONCACAF Club Titles: none
    Best SCCL Finish: Group Stage (2015/16)
    All-Time SCCL Record: W-5; D-2; L-2; GF-13; GA-8 / Home: W-3; D-1; L-0; GF-9; GA-2
    3rd Canadian team to reach SCCL quarterfinals: Toronto FC-1 (2011/12: beat LA Galaxy 3-0 on aggregate), Montreal Impact-2 (2008/09: lost to Santos 4-5 on aggregate; 2014/15: prevailed over Pachuca on away-goals rule after series ended 3-3 on aggregate)
    SCCL record v USA opposition: W-2; D-2; L-1; GF-7; GA-6 / Home: W-1; D-1; L-0; GF-4; GA-1 ... Results (2015/16 v Seattle Sounders) 1-1 home draw, 0-3 away loss; (2016/17 v Sporting Kansas City) 3-0 home win, 2-1 away win; (2016/17 v New York Red Bulls) 1-1 away draw
    Conceded 1 goal or fewer in 8 of 9 all-time SCCL matches, including 3 shutouts (0-3 away loss v Seattle Sounders on September 23, 2015)
    Cristian Techera (suspended) is tied for 2nd place on 2016/17 SCCL scoring chart: Hirving Lozano, Pachuca (6) ... Jose Gonzalez, Arabe Unido; Cristian Techera (5)
    Fredy Montero: 6 career SCCL goals (all with Seattle Sounders) ... 2010/11: 1; 2011/12: 3; 2012/13: 2
    Then 15-years-old Alphonso Davies made SCCL debut on August 2, 2016, entering as a 65th minute substitute v Central FC ... scored first professional goal in second-half stoppage time of 2-1 win over SKC on September 13, 2016
    2016 MLS Record (8th place, Western Conference): W-10; D-9; L-15; GF-45; GA-52 ... closed season with 2 wins in last 14 games (2W-5D-7L)
    Club’s All-Time SCCL Scorers: Cristian Techera (5 goals); Erik Hurtado (2); Alphonso Davies, Kianz Froese, Masato Kudo, Jake Nerwinski, Tim Parker, Blas Perez (1)
    New York Red Bulls
    2016/17 SCCL Results: 3-0 home win v Antigua GFC (own-goal, Alejandro Galindo 14’; Alex Muyl 62‘; Sacha Kljestan 80‘); 1-1 away draw v Alianza (Omer Damari 71’); 1-0 home win v Alianza (Sacha Kljestan 90’); 0-0 away draw v Antigua GFC ... Quarterfinals: 1-1 home draw v Vancouver Whitecaps (Bradley Wright-Phillips 62’)
    Qualification Method: Winner, 2015 MLS Supporters Shield (best regular-season record)
    SCCL Appearances: 3-2009/10, 2014/15, 2016/17
    CONCACAF Club Titles: none
    Best SCCL Finish: Group Stage-1 (2014/15)
    All-Time SCCL Record: W-3; D-6; L-2; GF-12; GA-8 / Away: W-0; D-4; L-1; GF-3; GA-4
    SCCL record v Canadian opposition: W-0; D-2; L-1; GF-2; GA-3 / Away: W-0; D-0; L-1; GF-0; GA-1 ... Results (2014/15 v Montreal Impact) 0-1 away loss; 1-1 home draw (Conor Lade 84’) ... (2016/17 v Vancouver Whitecaps) 1-1 home draw (Bradley Wright-Phillips 62’)
    Conceded 1 goal or fewer in last 9 SCCL games, including 5 shutouts ... scored 1 goal or fewer in 7 of last 8 SCCL games ... 1W-1D-1L after a draw in same SCCL edition ... last 5 SCCL goals scored in 2nd half
    1 goal scored in last 4 SCCL away games ... 2 goals conceded in last 4 SCCL away games ... 0W-3D-0L in last 3 SCCL away games
    A team from USA has not advanced to SCCL semifinals since 2012/13 (Seattle Sounders & LA Galaxy)
    Sacha Kljestan: played in 20 UEFA Champions League games with Belgium’s Anderlecht and also appeared in 2 matches with Chivas USA in inaugural SCCL (2008/09: both v Panama’s Tauro) ... led MLS in assists in 2016 (20 ... 5 more than nearest competitor)
    Bradley Wright-Phillips: won MLS Golden Boot in 2014 (27 goals) and 2016 (24 goals)
    Sal Zizzo: 1 SCCL goal, scored in Sporting Kansas City’s 3-0 home win v Real Esteli on Sept. 23, 2014
    2016 MLS Record (1st place, Eastern Conference): W-16; D-9; L-9; GF-61; GA-44 ... eliminated by Montreal Impact in Eastern Conference semfinals (agg: 1-2)
    Club All-Time SCCL Scorers: Sacha Kljestan, own-goal in favor of (2 goals); Omer Damari, Alex Muyl, Connor Lade, Ernst Oebster, Lloyd Sam, Saer Sene, John Wolyniec, Bradley Wright-Phillips (1)
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