• Wednesday Apr 05, 2017

    SCCL Game Notes: Whitecaps FC v Tigres

    Action from the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League semifinal, first leg between visiting Vancouver Whitecaps FC (white jersey) and Tigres on March 14, 2017, in San Nicolas de los Garza, Mexico. (Photo: Mexsport) 

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

    Vancouver Whitecaps FC
    Tigres UANL
    Games Played
    Goals For
    Goals Against
    Referee - Javier Santos (Puerto Rico)
    AR1 - Juan Carlos Mora (Costa Rica)
    AR2 - Carlos Fernandez (Costa Rica)
    4th - William Anderson (Puerto Rico)
    Suspended - None
    BC Place – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    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 v New York Red Bulls (Kekuta Manneh 39’); 2-0 home win v New York Red Bulls (Alphonso Davies 5’; Fredy Montero 76’) .. Semifinals: 0-2 away loss v Tigres
    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
    Previous Best SCCL Finish: Group Stage (2015/16)
    All-Time SCCL Record: W-6; D-2; L-3; GF-15; GA-10 / Home: W-4; D-1; L-0; GF-11; GA-2
    3rd Canadian team to reach SCCL semifinals: Toronto FC-1 (2011/12 v Santos: 1-1 home draw, 2-6 away loss), Montreal Impact-1 (2014/15 v Alajuelense: 2-0 home win; 2-4 away loss)
    In 0-2 away loss v Tigres, shutout for 1st time in 2016/17 SCCL ... conceded 1 goal or fewer in 9 of 11 all-time SCCL games ... conceded 1 goal or fewer in each of 5 all-time SCCL home games, including three shutouts ... scored 9 total goals in last 3 SCCL home games, after netting 1 in each of previous two ... 1W-0D-1L in game following a loss in SCCL play ...
    Cristian Techera is tied for 2nd on 2016/17 SCCL scoring chart: Hirving Lozano, Pachuca (6) ... Jose Gonzalez, Arabe Unido; Cristian Techera (5)
    Fredy Montero: 7 career SCCL goals (6 with Seattle Sounders -- 2010/11: 1; 2011/12: 3; 2012/13: 2)
    Kendall Waston’s 68th-minute header gave Costa Rica a 1-1 away draw v Honduras in a 2018 World Cup qualifier on March 28, 2017 (Christian Bolaños assisted off a left-sided corner kick)
    Christian Bolaños has a team-best 4 goals for Costa Rica in CONCACAF qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup
    2017 MLS Record (8th place, Western Conference): W-1; D-1; L-2; GF-6; GA-7 ... Last outing: (April 1, 2017): 4-2 home win v LA Galaxy (Cristian Techera 19’; Fredy Montero 66’; Matias Laba 67’, 87’)
    Club’s All-Time SCCL Scorers: Cristian Techera (5 goals); Alphonso Davies, Erik Hurtado (2); Kianz Froese, Masato Kudo, Kekuta Manneh, Fredy Montero, Tim Parker, Blas Perez (1)
    Tigres UANL
    2016/17 SCCL Group G Results: 3-1 away win v Herediano (Fernando Fernandez 46’; Damian Alvarez 78’; Jorge Jonathan Espericueta 90’+1); 3-1 home win v Plaza Amador (Jorge Jonathan Espericueta 44’ pen; Fernando Fernandez 61’; Julian Quiñones 82’); 0-1 away loss v Plaza Amador; 3-0 home win v Herediano (Hugo Ayala 27’; Luis Quiñones 35’; Andy Delort 66’) ... Quarterfinals: 1-1 home draw v Pumas (Eduardo Vargas 41’); 3-0 away win v Pumas (Jurgen Damm 33’, 64’; Luis Quiñones 87’) ... Semifinals: 2-0 home win v Vancouver Whitecaps FC (own-goal, Kendall Waston 66'; Eduardo Vargas 87‘)
    Qualification Method: Champion, 2015 Liga MX Apertura
    SCCL Appearances: 3-20012/13, 20015/16, 2016/17
    CONCACAF Club Titles: none
    Best SCCL Finish: Runner-up-1 (2015/16) ... fell to fellow to Club America in last year’s final (agg: 1-4)
    All-Time SCCL Record: W-12; D-7; L-4; GF-40; GA-18 / Away: W-3; D-5; L-3; GF-15; GA-13
    Attempting to become 5th team to reach consecutive SCCL finals ... Club America (2014/15, 2015/16); Santos (2011/12, 2012/13); Monterrey (2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13); Cruz Azul (2008/09, 2009/10)
    SCCL Semifinal Record: W-2; D-1; L-0; GF-4; GA-0 / Home: W-1; D-0; L-0; GF-2; GA-0 ... 2015/16 v Queretaro: 0-0 away draw, 2-0 home win loss (Andre-Pierre Gignac 84’, 88’) ... 2016/17 v Vancouver Whitecaps FC: 2-0 home win (own-goal, Kendall Waston 66'; Eduardo Vargas 87‘)
    3W-1D-0L in last 4 SCCL games (scored 2 goals or more in 3 of those matches) ... conceded 1 goal or fewer in each of 7 games during 2016/17 SCCL ... defeated Pumas, 3-0, in last SCCL away match ... has never won 2 consecutive SCCL away games ... conceded 1 goal or fewer in 8 of 11 all-time SCCL away games
    Andre-Pierre Gignac: led Tigres with 4 goals in 2015/16 SCCL ... top scorer in 2016 Liga MX Clausura with 13 goals
    2017 Liga MX Clausura Record (13th place): W-3; D-3; L-5; GF-10; GA-9 ... Last outing: (April 1, 2017) 0-1 home loss v Leon) ... 4-match Liga MX Clausura unbeaten streak snapped ... scored 0 goals in last 2 Liga MX Clausura matches ... conceded 1 goal or fewer in last 8 Clausura games ... Andre-Pierre Gignac, Ismael Sosa & Lucas Zelarayan scored team- lead in scoring with 2 goals each
    Club’s All-Time SCCL Scorers: Andre-Pierre Gignac, Alan Pulido (4 goals); Jurgen Damm, Jorge Jonathan Espericueta, Alonso Zamora (3); Fernando Fernandez, Elias Hernandez, Luis Quiñones, Jose Arturo Rivas, Eduardo Vargas (2); Damian Alvarez, Hugo Ayala, Antonio Briseño, Edno Roberto Cunha, Andy Delort, Taufic Guarch, Fernando Navrarro, Julian Quiñones, Jose Francisco Torres, Ikechukwu Uche, Anselmo Vendrechovski “Juninho”, Manuel Viniegra, own-goal in favor of (1)
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