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Quintessentially Canadian Power Rankings, MLS Week 14/NASL Week 10

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It was moving day on the Quintessentially Canadian Power Rankings.

Last week, we learned that FC Dallas forward Tesho Akindele had officially pledged his national-team allegiance to Canada, and that he’s on the roster for the coming week’s World Cup qualifiers against Dominica.

So, he went off the list of Canadian maybes, and was moved into our primary ranking, where he is now second only to Toronto FC’s Ashtone Morgan in terms of minutes played this season.

As well, FC Edmonton defender Mallan Roberts is in fourth place, with 810 minutes. The Eddies have played nine NASL games this season, and Roberts has played every single minute of them. Don’t think that’s not a major reason why national-team coach Benito Floro called him into the national team as a replacement for the injured Dejan Jakovic. First-team minutes matter. And that’s why we do this ranking.

MLS AND NASL MINUTES BY PLAYER, THE CANADIANS (MLS AFTER 14 WEEKS, NASL AFTER 10 WEEKS):
1. Ashtone Morgan, TFC, MLS, 926 (11)
2. Tesho Akindele, FCD, MLS 897 (14)
3. Russell Teibert, VAN, MLS, 850 (13)
4. Mallan Roberts, FCE, NASL, 810 (9)
5. Carl Haworth, OTT, NASL, 787 (9)
6. Jonathan Osorio, TFC, MLS, 770 (11)
7. Dominic Oppong, ATL, NASL, 735 (9)
8. Julian de Guzman, OTT, NASL, 710 (8)
9. Kyle Porter, ATL, NASL, 694 (9)
10. Cyle Larin, ORL, MLS, 687 (11)
11. Eddie Edward, FCE, NASL, 660 (8)
12. Sam Adekugbe, VAN, MLS, 615 (7)
13. Nana Attakora, SAS, NASL, 606 (7)
14. Marcel de Jong, SKC, MLS, 511 (7)
15. Karl Ouimette, NYRB, MLS, 502 (6)
16. Adrian Cann, SAS, NASL, 450 (5)
17. Frank Jonke, FCE, NASL, 425 (6)
18. Allan Zebie, FCE, NASL, 371 (5)
19. Mason Trafford, OTT, NASL, 360 (4)
20. Drew Beckie, OTT, NASL, 343 (7)
21. John Smits, FCE, NASL, 270 (3)
22. Patrice Bernier, MTL, MLS 207 (7)
23. Maxim Tissot, MTL, MLS 199 (3)
24. Kyle Bekker, FCD, MLS, 194 (6)
25. Will Johnson, POR, MLS 174 (2)
26. Patryk Misik, OTT, NASL, 166 (5)
27. Kianz Froese, VAN, MLS, 142 (5)
28. Sadi Jalali, FCE, NASL, 124 (3)
29. Hanson Boakai, FCE, NASL, 112 (5)
30. Michael Nonni, FCE, NASL, 110 (5)
31. Mauro Eustaquio, OTT, NASL, 70 (3)
32. Anthony Jackson-Hamel, MTL, MLS 39 (2)
33. Jay Chapman, TFC, MLS, 23 (2)
34. 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 14 WEEKS, NASL AFTER 10 WEEKS):?
1. Ethan Finlay, CLB 1122 (14)
2. Steven Vitoria, PHI 810 (9)

TEAM RANKINGS, MINUTES PLAYED BY CANADIANS IN 2015 (INCLUDES BOTH SUREFIRES and MAYBES); RANKED BY AVERAGE MINUTES PER GAME:?
FC Edmonton, NASL, 2892/9 GP (321.3) (+9.3)
Ottawa, NASL, 2436/9 GP (270.7) (+1.2)
Atlanta, NASL, 1429/9 GP (158.8) (-4.8)
Toronto FC, MLS, 1719/12 GP (143.2) (+4.8)
San Antonio, NASL, 1056/9 GP (117.3) (+7.8)
Vancouver, MLS, 1607/16 GP (100.4) (-8)
Columbus, MLS, 1122/14 GP (80.1) (-2.3)
FC Dallas, MLS, 1092/14 GP (78) (+0.9)
Philadelphia, MLS, 810/16 GP (50.6) (-7.3)
Montreal, MLS, 451/9 GP (50.1) (+19.8)
Orlando City, MLS, 687/14 GP (49.1) (-1.9)
New York Red Bulls, MLS 502/13 GP (38.6) (+4.3)
Sporting Kansas City, MLS, 511/14 GP (36.5) (+1.7)
Portland, MLS, 174/15 GP (11.6) (+5.6)

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One Comment

  1. Hristo

    June 8, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Steve, Love the fact that you are doing this. Two ideas that I would like to see:

    1) indicate how many minutes each player got during the past week (who’s playing and who may have lost their starting spot). I missed noticing that Will Johnson has returned to health last week.

    2) asterisk the players who have been named to the latest Team Canada roster. Would be curious to see how many of the top 10 / 20 have been included. It seems that Coach Floro has overcome his reluctance to call-up NASL players.

    Thanks

    Reply

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