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Intrinsically Canadian Power Rankings, MLS Week 4/NASL Week 1/USL Week 1

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Major League Soccer’s skeleton weekend schedule didn’t feature any Canadian players, so the big stories of the weekend were the launches of the NASL and USL seasons — both leagues now sharing the Division-2 designation.

And the key storyline out of the second division is that the San Francisco Deltas of the NASL outpaced the USL’s TFCII and WFC2 when it came to playing Canadians. TFCII and WFC2 each gave less than San Francisco’s 270 total minutes to Canadian players. 

And, congratulations need to go out to Kyle Bekker for scoring the first goal in the history of the expansion Deltas; he got the home team’s marker in a 1-1 draw with the Indy Eleven. (UPDATE: Bekker has been named the NASL’s Player of the Week).

Since USL received its sanction through the United States Soccer Federation to move up from Division-3 to Division-2 , the Canadian Soccer Association has not directly addressed media inquiries about the 2017 roster requirements (we’ve asked several times).

Under CSA rules in 2016, the Canadian USL teams — then at Division-3 level in North America — has to give an average 540 minutes of playing time per game for Canadian players over the course of the season.

But, on the USL’s 2017 season-opening weekend, neither TFCII or WFC2 got to even half that number.

Over the off-season, the Ottawa Fury’s move from NASL to USL was confirmed, and the USL moved from Division-3 to Division-2. So, the USL is a much different animal than it was in 2016. It is now, officially, an equal to the NASL.,

Ottawa begins USL play next weekend, and FC Edmonton had a bye week to start the NASL campaign. The Eddies open in Jacksonville next weekend.

MLS MINUTES BY PLAYER, THE CANADIANS

  1. Patrice Bernier, Montreal, 223 (3)
  2. Will Johnson, Orlando, 180 (2)
  3. Russell Teibert, Vancouver, 180 (2)
  4. Jonathan Osorio, TFC, 164 (3)
  5. Cyle Larin, Orlando, 164 (2)
  6. Alphonso Davies, Vancouver, 135 (2)
  7. Tesho Akindele, FCD, 131 (3)
  8. Tosaint Ricketts, TFC, 126 (2)
  9. Ben McKendry, Vancouver, 90 (1)
  10. Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla, Montreal,  50 (2)
  11. Raheem Edwards, TFC, 15 (1)
  12. Wandrille Lefevre, Montreal, 9 (1)
  13. Anthony Jackson-Hamel, Montreal, 1 (1)

 

TEAM RANKINGS, MINUTES PLAYED BY CANADIANS IN 2017

Orlando City, 344/2 (172)

Vancouver, 405/3 (135)

Toronto FC, 305/3 (101.7)

Montreal, 280/3 (93.3)

FC Dallas, 131/3 (43.7)

 

NASL MINUTES BY PLAYER, THE CANADIANS

  1. Nana Attakora, San Francisco, 90 (1)
  2. Kyle Bekker, San Francisco, 90 (1)
  3. Karl Ouimette, San Francisco, 90 (1)
  4. Mason Trafford, Miami FC, 90 (1)

 

TEAM RANKINGS, MINUTES PLAYED BY CANADIANS IN 2017

San Francisco, 270/1 (270)

Miami FC, 90/1 (90)

 

USL MINUTES BY PLAYER, THE CANADIANS

  1. Terran Campbell, WFC2, 90 (1)
  2. Jay Chapman, TFCII, 90 (1)
  3. Michael Cox, OCB, 90 (1)
  4. Raheem Edwards, TFCII, 90 (1)
  5. Ben McKendry, WFC2, 90 (1)
  6. Mallan Roberts, Richmond, 90 (1)
  7. Ryan Telfer, TFCII, 87 (1)
  8. Richie Laryea, OCB, 74 (1)
  9. Maxim Tissot, Richmond, 70 (1)
  10. Thomas Gardner, WFC2, 69 (1)
  11. Mastanabal Kacher, Colorado Springs, 65 (1)
  12. Mackenzie Pridham, Reno, 56 (1)
  13. Daniel Haber, Real Monarchs, 27 (1)
  14. Alessandro Riggi, Phoenix, 22 (1)
  15. Paris Gee, Tulsa, 16 (1)
  16. Gloire Amanda, WFC2, 11 (1)
  17. A.J. Gray, Phoenix, 10 (1)
  18. Matthew Baldisimo, WFC2, 1 (1)

 

USL TEAM RANKINGS, MINUTES PLAYED BY CANADIANS IN 2017

TFCII, 267/1 (267)

WFC2, 261/1 (261)

Orlando City B, 164/1 (164)

Richmond, 160/1 (160)

Colorado Springs, 65/1 (65)

Reno, 56/1 (56)

Phoenix, 32/1 (32)

Real Monarchs SC, 27/1 (27)

Tulsa, 16/1 (16)

 

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One Comment

  1. John Anderson

    March 27, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Gloire Amanda is a former fced academy kid .. the fced academy pushes through another prof

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