Here is some good news on the Canadian player front, at least when it comes to those looking to get minutes in MLS or NASL.
At this time last year (MLS Week 8/NASL Week 4), 26 Canadians had seen the field for their MLS or NASL clubs. This year, 32 Canadians have played in MLS or NASL games so far this season.
At this time last year, the top minute-getter (Sam Adekugbe of the Whitecaps led at the Week 8 stage in 2015) had played 615 minutes. Only two players had got more than 500 minutes. This year, Fraser Aird of the Whitecaps leads the way, with 668 minutes played, and four Canadians have played over 500 minutes each.
On the USL side, 66 Canadians have played so far this season. Keeper John Smits leads the way, playing every minute of every game so far this season for the Wilmington Hammerheads.
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