Ethen Sampson

Ethen Sampson
27
Defender
  • Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  • 5' 10"
  • 165 lbs.
  • 12-28-1993
  • Mitchell's Plain, South Africa
Sampson, 21, joined Vancouver’s MLS roster after spending a year with the club’s U-23 PDL team. Hailing from Mitchell’s Plain, South Africa, Mitchell signed as a Homegrown player on March 6, 2014.
 
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
2014: Sampson made two appearances after signing with the first team in 2014. The South African defender made his debut against D.C. United on September 6 at BC Place, starting and playing the first 54 minutes to help the ‘Caps keep a shutout in a 0-0 draw. The hard-nosed defender also started and played the full 90 minutes in a 2-1 road loss at FC Dallas. Sampson wrapped up the year by starting and playing the full 90 minutes in the team’s second ever playoff appearance, a 2-1 defeat at FC Dallas.
 
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER RESERVE LEAGUE
2013: The 5-foot-10, 165-pound right back started 13 of his 14 appearances in the MLS Reserve League for a total of 1,064 minutes player while also recording one goal.
 
UNITED SOCCER LEAGUES PREMIER DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE
2014: Sampson appeared in one match for Whitecaps FC U-23, playing 28 minutes against Lane United on July 4. 2013: Started five of his six regular season appearances with Whitecaps FC U-23, totaling 383 minutes played.
 
INTERNATIONAL
Internationally, Sampson earned a call-up to a South African U-20 national team training camp in 2011.
 
YOUTH/AMATEUR
Before joining Whitecaps FC on a trial in October 2012, Sampson enjoyed a successful four-year stint with South African club ASD Cape Town – an elite soccer school in the Western Cape. Sampson helped ASD Cape Town win the U-17 Engen Tournament in 2010 and finish as the runner-up at the National U-19 Metropolitan Cup in 2011. The Mitchell's Plain, South Africa native was also recognized individually in both those competitions, as he was named the top defender at the U-17 Engen Tournament and the top player at the Metropolitan Cup the following year. Sampson was unanimously voted as club captain at the age of 15 after just a month at the school. He was the second youngest player on the team.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2014 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 2 0 144 0 1 0 4 0 0 0
Career Totals 2 2 0 144 0 1 0 4 0 0 0

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 2 0 144 0 1 0 4 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
10/25/2014 COL @ VAN W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/18/2014 VAN @ SJ T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/10/2014 VAN @ SEA W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/4/2014 DAL @ VAN W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/27/2014 RSL @ VAN W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/20/2014 VAN @ POR L 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/13/2014 VAN @ DAL L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0
9/10/2014 SJ @ VAN W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/6/2014 DC @ VAN T 0-0 Started 54 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
8/30/2014 POR @ VAN L 3-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/23/2014 VAN @ LA L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/16/2014 VAN @ CHV T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/10/2014 KC @ VAN W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/30/2014 VAN @ CHI T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/27/2014 DAL @ VAN T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/19/2014 VAN @ RSL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/16/2014 VAN @ TOR T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/12/2014 CHV @ VAN L 3-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/5/2014 SEA @ VAN W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/28/2014 VAN @ COL L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/25/2014 MTL @ VAN T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/7/2014 VAN @ PHI T 3-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/1/2014 VAN @ POR W 4-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/24/2014 SEA @ VAN T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/10/2014 VAN @ CLB W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/3/2014 SJ @ VAN W 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/26/2014 VAN @ RSL T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/19/2014 LA @ VAN T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/12/2014 VAN @ LA L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/5/2014 COL @ VAN L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/29/2014 HOU @ VAN W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/22/2014 VAN @ NE T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/16/2014 VAN @ CHV T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/8/2014 NY @ VAN W 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves