Max Crepeau named Vancouver Whitecaps Player of the Year

The Whitecaps goalkeeper sets higher water marks in a challenging season in which a third were spent on the road.

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The Quebec Wall now has something to hang on its wall.


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Maxime Crepeau was named the team’s Player of the Year after Sunday’s game as he posted career-best shutouts (six) and starts (27) in one season.

He saved his team’s bacon once again in the first half of Sunday’s game, stopping a close range volley from former teammate Fredy Montero to keep the score tied at 1-1. He also deflected the Sounders forward in the closing seconds of injury time, salvaging the tie and sending the Caps to the postseason at the same time.

Heading into the game, Crepeau had the third-best save percentage (76.9) and the sixth-best goal-versus-average percentage (1.15) among MLS ranked goalkeepers.

The other awards were:

Vancouver Whitecaps FC forward Deiber Caicedo scores against Austin FC goalkeeper Brad Stuver.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC forward Deiber Caicedo scores against Austin FC goalkeeper Brad Stuver. Photo by Anne-Marie Sorvin /USA TODAY Sports

Most promising male player: Deiber Caicedo

The 21-year-old Colombian joined the club this season from Deportivo Cali of the Colombian first division, adding five goals and seven assists, the team leader, in 34 appearances in all competitions.


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Most promising player: Ava wright

A rising perspective of the Whitecaps FC Girls Elite Super REX program in association with BC Soccer. Coldstream native Ava Wright is a strong leader on and off the field, technically astute and has grown tremendously during her time at the club. Wright is someone to watch for the future.

Academy male player: Maximum anchor

A highly skilled goalkeeper from Burnaby, Anchor joined the Whitecaps FC MLS Academy program in August 2017 after previously playing with Mountain United FC in the EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League.

Humanitarian of the Year: Tosaint ricketts

Tosaint Ricketts has exemplified the values ​​of Whitecaps FC and MLS WORKS both on and off the pitch throughout the season, leading with his values ​​and heart to take home the club’s Humanitarian of the Year award for the second consecutive season.


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Ricketts is a member of Black Players for Change and constantly uses his voice to speak out against hatred and marginalization. At every opportunity, she uses her elevated platform to advocate for concrete actions that advance anti-racism, equity, and social justice, as well as using her passion to drive transformative change to engage in numerous initiatives throughout the season.

He was also the catalyst for the team’s new tradition: singing Stand By Me with the fans after the game.

Jock MacDonald Unsung Heroes: Soccer Operations: Ed Georgica, Martin McDermott, Sandy Petinakis / Ken Biffi, Cortlin Tonn

The Jock MacDonald Unsung Heroes Award has been presented to Soccer Operations, including Director of Operations and Facilities Ed Georgica, First Team Operations Coordinator Sandy Petinakis / Ken Biffi, Team Manager Martin McDermott and Assistant Team Manager Cortlin Tonn.


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The group was responsible for establishing the club’s stay in Utah for the first half of the season, as well as the club’s return to Vancouver in late July. With approximately 90 players and staff living in Draper, Herriman, Salt Lake City, and Sandy for four months, the group helped set up equipment, accommodation, transportation, and ultimately ensured the safety of the entire group during the stay. of the club in Utah.

Whitecaps forward Brian White celebrates a goal against the San Jose Earthquakes.
Whitecaps forward Brian White celebrates a goal against the San Jose Earthquakes. Photo by Anne-Marie Sorvin /USA TODAY Sports

Domenic Mobilio Golden Boot Award: Brian white

In honor of the late Domenic Mobilio, the club’s all-time top scorer, the Domenic Mobilio Golden Boot Award is awarded annually to the first team’s top scorer.

Forward Brian White eventually won the race with 12 goals scored, two ahead of midfielder / forward Cristian Dájome with 10 goals.



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