FC Edmonton had a bye this week in NASL play, but its hold at the top of the minutes-played-by Canadians list among the top two divisions in North American soccer only got a little stronger.
We saw both the Ottawa Fury and Toronto FC take hits to their minutes-played-by-Canadians average. In fact, Vancouver slipped by Toronto as the leading MLS side when it comes to giving minutes to Canadians. The decision to move Jonathan Osorio to the subs bench cost Toronto FC our weekly Canadian-ness ranking.
But neither Vancouver or Toronto offer as many minutes to Canadian players as the Atlanta Silverbacks of the NASL.
And, for the second straight week, Tesho Akindele, who, according to national-team coach Benito Floro, is “99.9 per cent” committed to playing for Canada, came off the bench for FC Dallas.
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