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Intrinsically Canadian Power Rankings: MLS Week 18/NASL Week 15/USL Week 15

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It’ll be like a scene out of Wrestlemania. Canadian Premier League organizer Paul Beirne will be onstage, announcing the new national soccer circuit’s inaugural season. And then, after a flash bomb goes off and a crashing change in the background music, he will salute the Whitecaps front-office staff, and then announce: “guess what? They were working for us all along.”

Really, if there is a reason to support a Canadian Premier League, look no further than the Whitecaps. Not only do the ‘Caps average providing less than 90 minutes of playing time for Canadian players, this past weekend they went all-out to troll their own country. On Canada Day, the Whitecaps not only didn’t start any Canadians, but didn’t have any on the bench, either.

Oh, and the no-Canadian Whitecaps were blown out by Chicago. If you’re going to be a bad team, which the Whitecaps are at the moment, may as well stress development and try to get the young charges in there, right? Could they have done any worse?

Of course, losing players to the Canadian national-team hurt the ‘Caps ability to play domestic players on Saturday. And, we’d look the other way if that 4-0 loss to Chicago existed in a vacuum. But, all season long, the Whitecaps have been far behind Toronto FC and the Montreal Impact when it comes to giving playing time to Canadian players. It should also be noted that the club’s USL feeder team, which is required by Canada Soccer to give an average of 540 minutes of playing time per game to Canadians, is almost 90 minutes per game off the pace at the moment. WFC2— as will TFCII — will need to be Canadian-heavy in the second half of the 2017 campaign in order to bring that average up to 540 minutes.

Sigh.

MLS MINUTES BY PLAYER, THE CANADIANS

  1. Will Johnson, Orlando, 1527 (18)
  2. Cyle Larin, Orlando, 1405 (16)
  3. Tesho Akindele, FCD, 986 (17)
  4. Patrice Bernier, Montreal, 906 (13)
  5. Raheem Edwards, TFC, 746 (13)
  6. Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla, Montreal,  723 (12)
  7. Alphonso Davies, Vancouver, 622 (13)
  8. Tosaint Ricketts, TFC, 544 (12)
  9. Jonathan Osorio, TFC, 501 (15)
  10. Russell Teibert, Vancouver, 433 (7)
  11. Anthony Jackson-Hamel, Montreal, 366 (10)
  12. Jay Chapman, TFC, 196 (6)
  13. Wandrille Lefevre, Montreal, 106 (3)
  14. Ashtone Morgan, TFC, 102 (2)
  15. Marcel de Jong, Vancouver, 93 (4)
  16. Ben McKendry, Vancouver, 90 (1)
  17. Maxim Tissot, D.C. United, 90 (1)
  18. Jordan Hamilton, TFC, 73 (5)
  19. Tyler Pasher, Sporting KC, 45 (1)
  20. Brian Wright, New England, 37 (1)
  21. Richie Laryea, Orlando, 28 (2)
  22. David Choiniere, Montreal, 5 (1)
  23. Kwame Awuah, NYCFC, 1 (1)

 

TEAM RANKINGS, MLS MINUTES PLAYED BY CANADIANS IN 2017

Orlando City, 2940/19 (154.7)

Montreal, 2103/16 (131.4)

Toronto FC, 2162/18 (120.1)

Vancouver, 1236/16 (77.3)

FC Dallas, 986/17 (58)

D.C. United, 90/18 (5)

Sporting Kansas City, 45/19 (2.4)

New England, 37/18 (2.1)

New York City FC, 1/18 (0.1)

 

NASL MINUTES BY PLAYER, THE CANADIANS

  1. Kyle Bekker, San Francisco, 1219 (14)
  2. Nana Attakora, San Francisco, 1170 (13)
  3. Drew Beckie, Jacksonville, 1136 (13)
  4. Mason Trafford, Miami FC, 1084 (13)
  5. Adam Straith, FCE, 949 (11)
  6. Dejan Jakovic, New York, 810 (9)
  7. Allan Zebie, FCE, 773 (10)
  8. Ben Fisk, FCE, 691 (8)
  9. Karl Ouimette, San Francisco, 593 (7)
  10. Nik Ledgerwood, FCE, 521 (7)
  11. Nathan Ingham, FCE, 450 (5)
  12. Mauro Eustaquio, FCE, 422 (7)
  13. Maxim Tissot, San Francisco, 209 (4)

 

TEAM RANKINGS, NASL MINUTES PLAYED BY CANADIANS IN 2017

FC Edmonton, 3806/14 (271.9)

San Francisco, 3191/14 (227.9)

Jacksonville, 1136/13 (87.4)

Miami FC, 1084/13 (83.4)

New York, 810/13 (62.3)

 

USL MINUTES BY PLAYER, THE CANADIANS

  1. Mastanabal Kacher, Colorado Springs, 1465 (17)
  2. Mallan Roberts, Richmond, 1440 (16)
  3. Callum Irving, Ottawa, 1350 (15)
  4. Ryan James, Rochester, 1079 (13)
  5. Ryan Telfer, TFCII, 1057 (15)
  6. Jordan Murrell, Reno, 1022 (12)
  7. Ben McKendry, WFC2, 965 (11)
  8. Angelo Cavalluzzo, TFCII, 900 (10)
  9. Thomas Gardner, WFC2, 899 (13)
  10. Eddie Edward, Ottawa, 891 (12)
  11. Daniel Haber, Real Monarchs, 869 (15)
  12. Zachary Ellis-Hayden, OCB, 855 (10)
  13. Jordan Dover, Rochester, 853 (11)
  14. Liam Fraser, TFCII, 845 (11)
  15. Jamar Dixon, Ottawa, 842 (14)
  16. Terran Campbell, WFC2, 827 (11)
  17. Tyler Pasher, Swope Park, 825 (11)
  18. Amer Didic, Swope Park, 821 (10)
  19. Jordan Schweitzer, OCB, 802 (11)
  20. Kadin Chung, WFC2, 795 (10)
  21. David Norman Jr., WFC2, 794 (11)
  22. Luca Uccello, TFCII, 769 (11)
  23. Bradley Kamdem Fewo, Rochester, 749 (10)
  24. Richie Laryea, OCB, 729 (9)
  25. Sergio Camargo, TFCII, 642 (10)
  26. Matthew Baldisimo, WFC2, 634 (11)
  27. Shaan Hundal, TFCII, 600 (9)
  28. Chris Nanco, Bethlehem Steel, 560 (10)
  29. Gloire Amanda, WFC2, 550 (13)
  30. Dominick Zator, WFC2, 505 (6)
  31. A.J. Gray, Phoenix, 499 (10)
  32. Michael Cox, OCB, 490 (8)
  33. Mark Anthony Gonzalez, Swope Park, 364 (7)  
  34. Sean Melvin, WFC2, 360 (4)
  35. Mackenzie Pridham, Reno, 340 (11)  
  36. Maxim Tissot, Richmond, 340 (4)
  37. Paris Gee, Tulsa, 314 (7)     
  38. Skylar Thomas, Charleston, 307 (9)  
  39. Malik Johnson, TFCII, 303 (8)
  40. Marco Bustos, WFC2, 303 (4)           
  41. Alessandro Riggi, Phoenix, 301 (6)
  42. Jordan Hamilton, TFCII, 286 (4)
  43. Chris Serban, WFC2, 283 (5)
  44. Anthony Osorio, TFCII, 258 (4)
  45. Kyle Porter, Tampa Bay, 246 (3)
  46. Mark-Anthony Kaye, Louisville, 241 (5)
  47. Carl Haworth, Ottawa, 209 (4)
  48. Ashtone Morgan, TFCII, 194 (3)
  49. Jay Chapman, TFCII, 180 (2)
  50. Dante Campbell, TFCII, 143 (3)
  51. Aidan Daniels, TFCII, 137 (4)
  52. Marco Dominguez, FC Cincinnati, 110 (2)
  53. Aron Mkungilwa, Ottawa, 91 (2)
  54. Marco Carducci, Rio Grande Valley FC, 90 (1)
  55. Marcel DeBellis, Richmond, 90 (1)
  56. Raheem Edwards, TFCII, 90 (1)
  57. Josh Heard, Bethlehem Steel, 75 (6)
  58. Mele Temguia, FC Cincinnati, 62 (1)
  59. Patrick Metcalfe, WFC2, 45 (1)
  60. Brian Wright, Tulsa, 30 (1)
  61. Julian Dunn-Johnson, TFCII, 19 (1)
  62. Nicolas Apostol, WFC2, 17 (1)
  63. Michael Baldisimo, WFC2, 13 (1)
  64. Thomas Meilleur-Giguere, Ottawa, 1 (1)

 

 

TEAM RANKINGS, USL MINUTES PLAYED BY CANADIANS IN 2017

WFC2,6990/15 (466)

TFCII, 6423/16 (401.4)

Ottawa, 3384/15 (225.6)

Rochester, 2681/13 (206.2)

Orlando City B, 2916/16 (182.3)

Swope Park Rangers, 2010/14 (143.6)

Richmond, 1870/16 (116.9)

Reno, 1362/14 (97.3)

Colorado Springs, 1465/17 (86.2)

Phoenix, 800/13 (61.5)

Real Monarchs SC, 869/15 (57.9)

Bethlehem Steel FC, 635/15 (42.3)

Tulsa, 344/14 (24.6)

Charleston, 307/16 (19.2)

Louisville City, 241/14 (17.2)

Tampa Bay, 246/17 (14.5)

FC Cincinnati, 172/16 (10.8)

Rio Grande Valley FC, 90/14 (6.4)

 

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One Comment

  1. RalphTheDog

    July 7, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    What is this “giving playing time” bull—- you talk about? This is pro sports at the top level in the USA/Canada so expect NOTHING to be given. Playing time at this level is TAKEN not given. You are either better than the other options the coach has or you are not. It is really that simple so get your head out of this “giving playing time” cloud of utter bull—-.

    Why does Orlando lead? Because Will & Cyle TOOK the spots. Cyle was 3rd or 4th on the depth chart when he got there yet once on the field he simply took the spot by playing better than any of the others. Same with Will.

    So far I’ve only seen 2 players come up the Caps system that took a spot. Sam, who had a great run of 9 starts, took the spot from Harvey. Since his injury he’s never been the same. Still young and will bounce back soon I hope. Alphonso has taken the super sub spot from Manneh and rendered Manneh excess to the point the Caps traded him.

    So just what are the Caps to do? They give plenty of opportunities during V’s Cup games to young players who almost always under perform to D2 level squads. They did land some experienced MNT players last year but Edgar got hit by a car and deJong hasn’t managed to take the spot from Harvey.

    Most of the experienced players have chosen Toronto and Montreal when they return to Canada because that is where their family is. Rob Friend turned down more money from the Caps to play another year in Germany’s D2 and when he did return he chose LA. Is any of that Vancouver’s fault? No. Most of the playing minutes by other teams are not done by young players. They are done by experienced players.

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