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Inescapably Canadian Power Rankings: MLS Week 3/USL Week 1

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The numbers in our weekly survey of minutes played by Canadians in North America’s Div-1 and Div-2 leagues get a whole lot bigger this week, as the USL kicks off its season.

Highlighting this week’s USL action was a goal from Keven Aleman, the former Canadian youth star who’s become somewhat of a forgotten man in the current national team set-up. He started for Sacramento this past weekend, and tallied the first goal of the club’s season.

As well, it’s worth noting that Fresno FC, the new affiliate of the Vancouver Whitecaps, played two Canadians this weekend — Bradley Kamdem-Fewo and Zachary Ellis-Hayden. With the shuttering of WFC2, we’re likely to see a decrease in Canadian minutes when it comes to the Whitecaps’ feeder system,

Still, there were a healthy number of Canadians playing in USL this weekend — 31, by our count (let us know if we missed any). And, not all of the USL teams played on the league’s opening weekend.

But, something to bear in mind. A month into the previous season, 51 Canadians had played in USL, plus 11 more in NASL. That’s a total of 62 players in Div-2. So, we got halfway to that number this past weekend.

 

Here are the rankings after the third week of MLS play/first week of USL action:

 

MLS MINUTES BY PLAYER, THE CANADIANS

  1. Will Johnson, Orlando, 270 (3)
  2. Michael Petrasso, Montreal, 270 (3)
  3. Samuel Piette, Montreal, 270 (3)
  4. Alphonso Davies, Vancouver, 261 (3)
  5. Dejan Jakovic, LAFC, 180 (2)
  6. Mark-Anthony Kaye, LAFC, 180 (2)
  7. Jonathan Osorio, TFC, 161 (2)
  8. Russell Teibert, Vancouver, 160 (2)
  9. Marcel de Jong, Vancouver, 126 (2)
  10. Richie Laryea, Orlando, 114 (3)
  11. Raheem Edwards, Montreal, 94 (1)
  12. Ashtone Morgan, TFC, 66 (1)
  13. Louis Beland-Goyette, Montreal, 24 (1)
  14. David Choiniere, Montreal, 12 (1)
  15. Kwame Awuah, NYCFC, 2 (1)
  16. Anthony Jackson-Hamel, Montreal, 1 (1)

 

TEAM RANKINGS, MLS MINUTES PLAYED BY CANADIANS IN 2018

Montreal, 691/3 (230.3)

Vancouver, 547/3 (182.3)

LAFC, 360/2 (180)

Orlando City, 384/3 (128)

Toronto FC, 227/2 (113.5)

NYCFC, 2/3 (0.7)

 

USL MINUTES BY PLAYER, THE CANADIANS

  1. Kyle Bekker, NCFC, 90 (1)
  2. Robert Boskovic, TFCII, 90 (1)
  3. Angelo Cavalluzzo, TFCII, 90 (1)
  4. Aidan Daniels, TFCII, 90 (1)
  5. Zak Drake, Las Vegas, 90 (1)
  6. Zachary Ellis-Hayden, Fresno, 90 (1)
  7. Liam Fraser, TFCII, 90 (1)
  8. Carl Haworth, Ottawa, 90 (1)
  9. Callum Irving, Ottawa, 90 (1)
  10. Bradley Kamdem-Fewo, Fresno, 90 (1)
  11. Chris Mannella, Ottawa, 90 (1)
  12. Jordan Murrell, Reno, 90 (1)
  13. Paris Gee, Tulsa, 90 (1)
  14. Ryan Telfer, TFCII, 90 (1)
  15. Skylar Thomas, Charleston, 90 (1)
  16. Luca Uccello, TFCII, 90 (1)
  17. Keven Aleman, Sacramento, 85 (1)
  18. Ryan James, Nashville, 85 (1)
  19. Jordan Schweitzer, Colorado Springs, 84 (1)
  20. Kyle Porter, Ottawa, 83 (1)
  21. Rocco Romeo, TFCII, 82 (1)
  22. Michael Cox, Nashville, 73 (1)
  23. Matthew Srbely, TFCII, 72 (1)
  24. Jamar Dixon, Ottawa, 64 (1)
  25. Monti Mohsen, Ottawa, 45 (1)
  26. Amer Didic, Swope Park Rangers, 30 (1)
  27. Malik Johnson, TFCII, 18 (1)
  28. Alessandro Riggi, Phoenix, 16 (1)
  29. Mark Anthony Gonzalez, Reno, 8 (1)
  30. Shaan Hundal, TFCII, 8 (1)
  31. Daniel Haber, FC Cincinnati, 1 (1)

 

TEAM RANKINGS, USL MINUTES PLAYED BY CANADIANS IN 2018

TFCII, 720/1

Ottawa, 462/1

Fresno, 180/1

Nashville, 158/1

Reno, 98/1

Charleston, 90/1

Las Vegas, 90/1

NCFC, 90/1

Tulsa, 90/1

Sacramento, 85/1

Colorado Springs, 84/1

Swope Park Rangers, 30/1

Phoenix, 16/1

FC Cincinnati, 1/1

 

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3 Comments

  1. Rslph

    March 19, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    The amount and quality of their time on field. That is good. Why did you pick 400? It is a very high number given the final marks for 2017 where nobody got over 400.

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    • Aargy

      March 20, 2018 at 2:49 pm

      It was just my arbitrary SWAG. The best players were all over 400 for last season if we want to compare ourselves don’t limit the pool of players we are comparing ourselves to. Weekly swings are perfectly fine and we should expect players to have great days where they are over 400. Keeping that way for a whole season and ending up 400+ after 34 games is what separates the great from the good.

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  2. Aargy

    March 19, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Inescapably Canadian Opta Index Week 3

    Davies +609
    Osorio +506
    Johnson +203
    Petrasso +193
    Piette +67
    Laryea +23
    Morgan -2
    Jackson-Hamel -2
    Awuah -26
    Beland-Goyette -33

    2 players over 400 this week. Davies with a great performance from the LB spot. Osorio doing very high level consistently.

    On the good news side Petrasso gets his first plus game. The bad news is that 4 players were in negatives but didn’t have a lot of time to influence the game.

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