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Inescapably Canadian Power Rankings: MLS Week 2


Raheem Edwards went from triumph to tragedy in a very busy 24-minute stint, Saturday.

Edwards came in as a sub for the Montreal Impact in Saturday’s game in Columbus. He scored on an audacious volley to tie the game 2-2. But, unfortunately for Edwards and the Impact, the game still had one more twist to go. And that came in stoppage time, when Edwards fell in the box, taking a Crew player with him. The result was a game-winning penalty kick to the Crew.

Also to be noted from this past weekend’s MLS action: Richie Laryea was one of two Canadians to start for Orlando City (alongside Will Johnson, of course). And, while the Lions lost to Minnesota United, Laryea did draw the foul that resulted in a PK goal for his team.

As well, Dejan Jakovic and Mark-Anthony Kaye each got 90 minutes of action in LAFC’s demolition of Real Salt Lake.

Here are the rankings after the second week of MLS play:



  1. Dejan Jakovic, LAFC, 180 (2)
  2. Will Johnson, Orlando, 180 (2)
  3. Mark-Anthony Kaye, LAFC, 180 (2)
  4. Michael Petrasso, Montreal, 180 (2)
  5. Samuel Piette, Montreal, 180 (2)
  6. Alphonso Davies, Vancouver, 171 (2)
  7. Russell Teibert, Vancouver, 160 (2)
  8. Marcel de Jong, Vancouver, 126 (2)
  9. Raheem Edwards, Montreal, 94 (1)
  10. Richie Laryea, Orlando, 91 (2)
  11. Jonathan Osorio, TFC, 71 (1)
  12. David Choiniere, Montreal, 12 (1)



Montreal, 466/2 (233)

Vancouver, 457/2 (228.5)

LAFC, 360/2 (180)

Orlando City, 271/2 (135.5)

Toronto FC, 71/1 (71)


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  1. Ralph

    March 13, 2018 at 8:30 am

    What is it with Canadian players in Vancouver getting hurt on and off the field? Sheesh. I haven’t seen any video of what happened to Marcel but in the post game interview the coach said he was coughing blood.

  2. Aargy

    March 12, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    And here without further adieu are the “Inescapably Canadian Audi/Opta Index: MLS Week 2”

    Piette +464
    Edwards +449
    Laryea +384
    Johnson +225
    Davies +133
    Kaye +149
    Teibert +59
    de Jong +7
    Petrasso -75
    Jakovic -106

    Edwards, despite his late gaff, was the second highest rated and 2 were over 400 this week. Both he and Piette bounced back from the poor showing against Vancouver last week. Johnson also bounced back as well from last week’s performance. Petrasso is in negative territory for the second week running (ouch). Davies was at LB for the last 54 min of the game after Marcel de Jong was injured at the 36 minute point.

    Osorio played very well for TFC in CCL action but no Opta Index for that game. TFC had no MLS game this weekend and David Choiniere did not play for Montreal.

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