- I'm currently the colour commentator for FC Edmonton broadcasts on Sportsnet, NASL.com and TEAM 1260. I've covered the Toronto FC beat for four years, worked for the Edmonton Aviators of the USL for a season, covered the Edmonton Drillers of the NPSL and started covering Canadian World Cup qualifiers in 1996. I've covered the CONCACAF Champions League and the U-20 World Cup. I'm passionate about soccer in North America.
With just days to go before the Gold Cup, you’d think this would be a slow news week in MLS and NASL in regards to Canadian players.
Mason Trafford scores. Hanson Boakai scores. Sadi Jalali scores. Jay Chapman gets his first start. Jordan Hamilton makes his first MLS appearance. Nana Attakora is sent off. FC Edmonton gave a whopping 512 minutes of playing time to Canadians in a 4-0 win over San Antonio.
And, Montreal Impact defender Wandrille Lefevre got his Canadian citizenship, and, because he never appeared for France at any level, is eligible to play for Canada. Because splitting his pre- and post-citizenship minutes would be a terrible chore, we’re just going to add him into this week’s power ranking as if we were a Canadian citizen from the start of this MLS season.
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