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Quintessentially Canadian Power Rankings, MLS Week 11/NASL Week 7

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FC Edmonton’s brass decided to rotate the squad for Sunday’s match against the San Antonio Scorpions. And, with so many younger prospects given the chance to play, a whopping total of 421 minutes were given to Canadian players.

The Eddies lost 3-2 to San Antonio in what was a sloppy game — but the team rested many key starters ahead of Wednesday’s crucial Canadian Championship semifinal second leg against the Vancouver Whitecaps. But, the Eddies gave starts to three academy graduates — Mallan Roberts, Allan Zebie and Sadi Jalali — and a fourth, Hanson Boakai, came on as a substitute. Eddie Edward and Michael Nonni also started for the Eddies.

The Eddies widened their lead as the MLS/NASL team that gives Canadians the most opportunities to play first- or second-division soccer. The Eddies Canadian-minutes-per-game average is just a hair under 300. To compare, the best MLS team in terms of giving minutes to Canadian players, Toronto FC, is averaging just under 130 minutes per game.

Even though NASL started its season a month later than MLS, five of the top 10 players in terms of individual minutes played are NASL players.

On the MLS side, Cyle Larin played 155 minutes — two starts — for Orlando City this week. He scored in each of the games — and the No. 1 pick in the 2015 SuperDraft is looking more and more like Orlando’s (and Canada’s) No. 1 option up top.

MLS AND NASL MINUTES BY PLAYER, THE CANADIANS (MLS AFTER 11 WEEKS, NASL AFTER 7 WEEKS):

1. Russell Teibert, VAN, MLS, 760 (10)
2. Ashtone Morgan, TFC, MLS, 656 (8)
3. Sam Adekugbe, VAN, MLS, 615 (7)
4. Dominic Oppong, ATL, NASL, 585 (7)
5. Kyle Porter, ATL, NASL, 544 (7)
T6. Eddie Edward, FCE, NASL, 540 (6)
T6. Mallan Roberts, FCE, NASL, 540 (6)
8. Carl Haworth, OTT, NASL, 517 (6)
9. Jonathan Osorio, TFC, MLS, 513 (8)
10. Cyle Larin, ORL, MLS, 507 (8)
11. Marcel de Jong, SKC, MLS, 453 (6)
12. Julian de Guzman, OTT, NASL, 450 (5)
13. Nana Attakora, SAS, NASL, 360 (4)
14. Drew Beckie, OTT, NASL, 255 (4)
15. Frank Jonke, FCE, NASL, 253 (3)
16. Karl Ouimette, NYRB, MLS, 232 (3)
17. Allan Zebie, FCE, NASL, 191 (3)
18. Adrian Cann, SAS, NASL, 180 (2)
19. Patryk Misik, OTT, NASL, 165 (4)
20. Sadi Jalali, FCE, NASL, 124 (3)
21. Michael Nonni, FCE, NASL, 104 (4)
22. Patrice Bernier, MTL, MLS 95 (3)
T23. Maxim Tissot, MTL, MLS 90 (1)
T23. Mason Trafford, OTT, NASL, 90 (1)
25. Kyle Bekker, FCD, MLS, 87 (4)
26. Kianz Froese, VAN, MLS, 80 (4)
27. Mauro Eustaquio, OTT, NASL, 69 (2)
28. Hanson Boakai, FCE, NASL, 46 (2)
29. Jeremy Gagnon-Lapare, MTL, MLS, 6 (1)

MLS AND NASL MINUTES BY PLAYER, THE CANADIAN MAYBES — PLAYERS WHO COULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR CANADA, BUT ARE ELIGIBLE FOR OTHER NATIONS AND HAVE NOT COMMITTED TO CANADA (MLS AFTER 11 WEEKS, NASL AFTER 7 WEEKS):?
1. Ethan Finlay, CLB 824 (10)
2. Steven Vitoria, PHI 810 (9)
3. Tesho Akindele, FCD 696 (11)

TEAM RANKINGS, MINUTES PLAYED BY CANADIANS IN 2015 (INCLUDES BOTH SUREFIRES and MAYBES); RANKED BY AVERAGE MINUTES PER GAME:
FC Edmonton, NASL, 1798/6 GP (299.7) (+24.3)
Ottawa, NASL, 1546/6 GP (257.7) (NC)
Atlanta, NASL, 1129/7 GP (161.3) (-5.9)
Toronto FC, MLS, 1169/9 GP (129.9) (+5.4)
Vancouver, MLS, 1455/12 GP (121.3) (-3.9)
San Antonio, NASL 540/6 GP (90) (NC)
Columbus, MLS, 824/10 GP (82.4) (-0.5)
FC Dallas, MLS, 784/11 GP (71.3) (-1.2)
Philadelphia, MLS, 810/12 GP (67.5) (-6.1)
Orlando City, MLS, 507/11 GP (46.1) (+7)
Sporting Kansas City, MLS, 453/10 GP (45.3) (NC)
Montreal, MLS, 191/6 GP (31.8) (-3.6)
New York Red Bulls, MLS 232/10 GP (23.3) (+7.4)

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