Before the season, the Montreal Impact waived homegrown defender Karl Ouimette.
The New York Red Bulls picked up the Canadian and, over the last month, he has cemented a put-his-name-in-ink starting position with his new team.
Ouimette now has five appearances, four of them starts, for the Red Bulls. He’s played a total of 412 minutes. And that’s significantly more minutes this season than — ahem — all of the Canadians combined on the Impact roster.
In eight MLS games — Canadians have only accounted for a total of 242 minutes of playing time with the Impact. Ouimette is the lone Canadian on the Red Bulls, and he’s got 170 more minutes of playing time than the Impact’s Canadians. Ouimette has played in five games, the Impact’s Canadians have had chances — most of them unfulfilled — to play in eight MLS games.
As the Quintessentially Canadian Power Rankings continue through the MLS and NASL seasons, we’ll have to keep an eye on Ouimette-vs.-all-of-his-countrymen-on-his-old-team. Who will have more minutes at the end of the season?
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