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Overwhelmingly Canadian Power Rankings, MLS/NASL final standings

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Now that NASL has wrapped up its regular season, we can now confirm some things that we’ve known were going to happen for at least a few weeks (kinda like the Ottawa Fury’s move to USL, pending Canadian Soccer Association approval, of course).

We’ve know for weeks that Mason Trafford would be the Canadian who will top the minutes-players chart out of MLS and NASL combined. Trafford finished more than 300 minutes ahead of the second-place finisher, FC Edmonton’s Nik Ledgerwood.

And, the Ottawa Fury go down as the most Canadian-friendly NASL or MLS team in North America. Canadians played an average of more than 347 minutes per game for the Fury.

Interestingly, if the Canadian Soccer Association board approves the Fury’s application to move to the USL at its Dec. 4 meeting, Ottawa’s Canadian content will likely move up even further when it plays in its new league. The Canadian teams currently  in USL – all reserve sides of the Canadian parent MLS teams — must make sure half of their rosters are made up of Canadian national-team-eligible players. And the teams must ensure that, at the end of the season, that it averages out that six of the 11 players on the field are Canadian-team eligible. So, 540 minutes per game is the magic number.

If Ottawa had to comply with the same CSA standards for USL that TFCII, FC Montreal and WFC2 do, the Fury’s Canadian content would need to rise more than 200 minutes per game over its former NASL standard. But we’ll wait to see how the sanctioning breaks down when the CSA votes Dec. 4.

MLS AND NASL MINUTES BY PLAYER, THE CANADIANS

  1. Mason Trafford, Miami FC, NASL, 2767 (31)
  2. Nik Ledgerwood, FC Edmonton, NASL, 2455 (29)
  3. Jonathan Osorio, Toronto FC, MLS, 2451 (30)
  4. Cyle Larin, Orlando City, MLS, 2383 (31)
  5. Eddie Edward, FC Edmonton/Ottawa, NASL, 2354 (28)
  6. Maxim Tissot, Montreal, MLS/Ottawa, NASL, 2183 (26)
  7. Carl Haworth, Ottawa, NASL, 2137 (27)
  8. Nana Attakora, Fort Lauderdale, NASL, 1737 (21)
  9. Shamit Shome, FC Edmonton, NASL, 1659 (26)
  10. Will Johnson, Toronto FC, MLS, 1659 (23)
  11. Mallan Roberts, FC Edmonton/Ottawa, NASL, 1628 (23)
  12. Drew Beckie, Carolina, NASL, 1590 (23)
  13. Tesho Akindele, FC Dallas, MLS, 1514 (31)
  14. Fraser Aird, Vancouver, MLS, 1456 (18)
  15. Patrice Bernier, Montreal, MLS, 1185 (20)
  16. Kyle Bekker, Montreal, MLS, 1139 (18)
  17. Wandrille Lefevre, Montreal, MLS, 1114 (13)
  18. Karl Ouimette, NYRB, MLS/Jacksonville, NASL  1110 (14)
  19. Kyle Porter, Ottawa, NASL, 966 (15)
  20. Marcel De Jong, Ottawa, NASL/Vancouver, MLS,  962 (13)
  21. Jordan Hamilton, Toronto FC, MLS, 912 (14)
  22. Ben Fisk, FC Edmonton, NASL, 881 (15)
  23. Mauro Eustaquio, Ottawa, NASL, 868 (17)
  24. Jamar Dixon, Ottawa, NASL, 853 (12)
  25. Jay Chapman, Toronto FC, 779 (18)
  26. Julian de Guzman, Ottawa, NASL, 770 (11)
  27. David Edgar, Vancouver, MLS, 720 (8)
  28. Russell Teibert, Vancouver, MLS, 695 (11)
  29. Mo Babouli, Toronto FC, MLS, 646 (16)
  30. Allan Zebie, FC Edmonton, NASL, 547 (11)
  31. Tosaint Ricketts, Toronto FC, MLS, 399 (11)
  32. Alphonso Davies, Vancouver, MLS, 299 (8)
  33. Tyson Farago, FC Edmonton, NASL, 270 (3)
  34. Marcel DeBellis, Ottawa, NASL, 261 (3)
  35. Marko Aleksic, FC Edmonton, NASL, 177 (2)
  36. Anthony Jackson-Hamel, Montreal, MLS, 170 (7)
  37. Ashtone Morgan, Toronto FC, MLS, 156 (7)
  38. Kianz Froese, Vancouver, MLS, 150 (5)
  39. Sam Adekugbe, Vancouver, MLS, 111 (2)
  40. David Choiniere, Montreal, MLS, 76 (1)
  41.  Mozzi Gyorio, Ottawa, NASL, 65 (2)
  42. Marco Bustos, Vancouver, MLS, 63 (3)
  43. Brett Levis, Vancouver, MLS, 6 (1)
  44. Raheem Edwards, Toronto FC, 2 (1)

TEAM RANKINGS, MINUTES PLAYED BY CANADIANS IN 2016, RANKED BY AVERAGE MINUTES PER GAME:

Ottawa, NASL,11112/32 (347.3)

FC Edmonton, NASL, 6850/32 (214.1)

Toronto FC, MLS, 6995/34 (205.7)

Montreal, MLS, 4181/34 (123)

Vancouver, MLS, 3967/34 (116.7)

Miami FC, NASL, 2767/32 (86.5)

Orlando City, MLS, 2383/34 (70.1)

Fort Lauderdale, NASL, 1737/32 (54.3)

Carolina, NASL, 1590/32 (49.7)

FC Dallas, MLS, 1514/34 (44.5)

New York Red Bulls, MLS, 582/34 (17.1)

Jacksonville, NASL, 528/32 (16.5)

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