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Quintessentially Canadian Power Rankings, MLS Week 17/NASL Week 11 (summer break)

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With the Canadian women’s national team losing a heartbreaking quarterfinal Saturday at BC Place to the English, this might be the week of weeks where our readers say “oh yeah, I guess MLS had games this weekend. Let me check the phone to see what the scores were.”

And, of course, we can assume many of our readers are probably done with soccer for a while, taking the time to decompress.

But, for those paying attention, this weekend marks the end of the NASL hiatus.The league’s fall season begins next weekend, which includes FC Edmonton hosting the San Antonio Scorpions in Fort McMurray, where the stands were not exactly full for this past weekend’s Canadian Football League opener between the Argos and the Eskimos. And, right, now, every section but one at Fort Mac’s SMS Equipment Stadium at Shell Place is showing more than 20 tickets are available.

Even with NASL playing six fewer weeks (including the break) than MLS; five NASL players remain in the top 10 in terms of minutes played by Canadians. That’s a rather shocking number.

In terms of MLS action, we’ve seen very little player movement this week; Vancouver managed to get through its weekend match by giving no minutes to Canadians, which was the most disturbing trend of the 17th week of the power rankings. The no-Canadian-minutes game, a 2-1 win over New England, came just a week after Canadian midfielder Kianz Froese scored his first-ever MLS goal for the Whitecaps. So a high mark for Canadians is followed by a low mark in Vancouver.

MLS AND NASL MINUTES BY PLAYER, THE CANADIANS (MLS AFTER 17 WEEKS, NASL AFTER 11 WEEKS):
1. Ashtone Morgan, TFC, MLS, 1099 (13)
2. Jonathan Osorio, TFC, MLS, 1028 (14)
3. Tesho Akindele, FCD, MLS 927 (15)
4. Carl Haworth, OTT, NASL, 875 (10)
5. Russell Teibert, VAN, MLS, 852 (143)
6. Cyle Larin, ORL, MLS, 846 (13)
7. Dominic Oppong, ATL, NASL, 825 (10)
8. Mallan Roberts, FCE, NASL, 810 (9)
9. Eddie Edward, FCE, NASL, 750 (9)
10. Kyle Porter, ATL, NASL, 739 (10)
11. Julian de Guzman, OTT, NASL, 710 (8)
12. Sam Adekugbe, VAN, MLS, 615 (7)
13. Nana Attakora, SAS, NASL, 606 (7)
14. Marcel de Jong, SKC, MLS, 589 (8)
15. Adrian Cann, SAS, NASL, 540 (6)
16. Frank Jonke, FCE, NASL, 515 (7)
17. Karl Ouimette, NYRB, MLS, 502 (6)
18. Allan Zebie, FCE, NASL, 461 (6)
19. Mason Trafford, OTT, NASL, 450 (5)
20. Will Johnson, POR, MLS 354 (4)
21. Maxim Tissot, MTL, MLS 346 (5)
22. Drew Beckie, OTT, NASL, 343 (7)
23. Patrice Bernier, MTL, MLS 325 (11)
24. John Smits, FCE, NASL, 315 (4)
25. Kyle Bekker, FCD, MLS, 313 (8)
26. Michael Nonni, FCE, NASL, 200 (6)
27. Patryk Misik, OTT, NASL, 166 (5)
28. Kianz Froese, VAN, MLS, 161 (6)
29. Mauro Eustaquio, OTT, NASL, 160 (4)
30. Hanson Boakai, FCE, NASL, 157 (6)
31. Sadi Jalali, FCE, NASL, 124 (3)
32. Anthony Jackson-Hamel, MTL, MLS 84 (3)
33. Jay Chapman, TFC, MLS, 47 (4)
34. Jeremy Gagnon-Lapare, MTL, MLS, 18 (2)
35. Philippe Davies, OTT, NASL, 8 (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 17 WEEKS, NASL AFTER 11 WEEKS):?
1. Ethan Finlay, CLB 1386 (17)
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, 3342/10 GP (334.2) (NC)
Ottawa, NASL, 2712/10 GP (271.2) (NC)
Atlanta, NASL, 1564/10 GP (156.4) (NC)
Toronto FC, MLS, 2174/15 GP (144.9) (-0.6)
San Antonio, NASL 1146/10 GP (114.6) (NC)
Vancouver, MLS, 1628/18 GP (90.4) (-5.3)
Columbus, MLS, 1386/17 GP (81.5) (+1.1)
FC Dallas, MLS, 1241/17 GP (73) (-2.7)
Montreal, MLS, 773/13 GP (59.5) (+1.7)
Orlando City, MLS, 846/17 GP (49.8) (+1.2)
Philadelphia, MLS, 810/19 GP (42.6) (-5)
Sporting Kansas City, MLS, 589/16 GP (36.8) (+2.7)
New York Red Bulls, MLS 502/16 GP (31.4) (-4.5)
Portland, MLS, 354/18 GP (19.7) (+3.2)

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