Vancouver Whitecaps left-back defender Jordan Harvey entered the team’s record book on Wednesday as he recorded his 134 regular-season appearance with the Vancouver Whitecaps surpassing Gershon Koffie as the Caps member with the most regular-season games in the MLS.
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The 32-year-old Californian left-back was traded to Vancouver in exchange for allocation money from the Philadelphia Union back in 2011. Since then, Harvey has established himself as a pillar of the Whitecaps defence, particularly under coach Carl Robinson and now he gets to be part of the Canadian team history.
“I think Kudo would be the first to say, that after that incident, he still wanted us to win.”
The Vancouver Whitecaps managed a hard fought and heartfelt victory over the Chicago Fire 2-1 on Wednesday at BC Place. The game was marked by a nasty collision between Chicago goalkeeper Matt Lampson and Caps Japanese striker Masato Kudo. Kudo suffered a concussion and was taken to the hospital. Coach Robinson mentioned during the press conference after the match that “it’s a head injury, I think it’s a jaw problem. I’m going to go see him, straight after.”
While Jordan Harvey talked about the mix emotions after the game but he assured to the media that “I think Kudo would be the first to say, that after that incident, he still wanted us to win. We hope he is ok and he sent his best from the hospital already”.
Harvey mentioned as well that “is a huge honor” to be part of the Whitecaps and was pleased with his record as it is something particular hard to do in the MLS where “there is a lot of turnover with teams throughout” he assured to reports in BC place mix zone.
According to the Whitecaps media team, Harvey also managed to tie the team record of 112 touches in a match during the game against Chicago Fire. Jordan Harvey is having a great season at age 32, only goalkeeper David Ousted has played more minutes for the Caps this season than the fullback.
While according to Whoscored.com Harvey has only been dribbled past three times in 28 Total Attempted Tackles. His success rate of 89% is second best in among MLS defenders with a least 25 tackles. Just behind New York Red Bulls Kemar Lawrence with a percentage of 96%.
The Californian defender has also scored two goals this season, third best in the team and is tie with Blas Perez who currently leads Whitecaps strikers in that category with his brace against Chicago.
Harvey has played in 51 Vancouver victories, 34 draws and 48 losses in those 134 matches.
The fullback is also not unfamiliar with the history books as in: June 19, 2013 Harvey scored the 10,000th league goal in MLS history against Chivas USA in the 47+ minute.
Harvey has played in 51 Vancouver victories, 34 draws and 48 losses in those 134 matches. He has also scored nine goals for the Caps and received two red cards in his career in the Great White North.