The NASL finished the spring season this past weekend, and now will go on a short summer break. MLS is on hiatus for the Copa America.
So, with that in mind, we can look at the current minutes played by Canadians, and compare them to where we were at this time last year.
At this point in 2015, Toronto FC’s Ashtone Morgan led all Canadians in NASL or MLS in minutes played, with 926. That would only be good for third on this year’s list, as both Toronto FC’s Will Johnson and Vancouver Whitecap Fraser Aird have logged more than 1,000 minutes each.
At this time last year, 34 Canadians had made appearances in MLS or NASL games — the leagues in which Canadians are treated as domestics on Canadian teams, but take up international roster spots on American teams. In 2016, 33 Canadians have played in MLS or NASL games, so it’s very close.
USL recognizes Canadians as domestics on both the American and Canadian teams, so that it why it is ranked separately.
HERE ARE THE RANKINGS:
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