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Quintessentially Canadian Power Rankings, MLS Week 24/NASL Week 18

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The most interesting moments for Canadians in either MLS or NASL didn’t come in league play; they came in the first leg of the Amway Canadian Championship final.

The Whitecaps handed starts to Russell Teibert and Kianz Froese in Montreal on Wednesday; meanwhile, Wandrille Lefevre started for the Impact. And, most interesting of all, was that Canadian Anthony Jackson-Hamel came on for the Impact as a sub and scored the tying goal as the teams finished the first leg at 2-2.

Alas, for the sake of this chart, we only count league minutes. And that’s where homegrown minutes played continue to plunge in both leagues where Canadians are treated as domestics on Canadian teams, but as foreigners on American sides (And Americans are domestics on both sides of the border).

Quietly, Atlanta Silverback Kyle Porter has taken over as the Canadian who has seen the most minutes in 2015, either in NASL or MLS.

MLS AND NASL MINUTES BY PLAYER, THE CANADIANS (MLS AFTER 24 WEEKS, NASL AFTER 18 WEEKS):
1. Kyle Porter, ATL, NASL, 1445 (18)
2. Eddie Edward, FCE, NASL, 1380 (16)
3. Jonathan Osorio, TFC, MLS, 1373 (19)
4. Ashtone Morgan, TFC, MLS, 1329 (16)
5. Cyle Larin, ORL, MLS, 1293 (19)
6. Mallan Roberts, FCE, NASL, 1260 (14)
7. Carl Haworth, OTT, NASL, 1257 (16)
8. Mason Trafford, OTT, NASL, 1170 (13)
9. Adrian Cann, SAS, NASL, 1080 (12)
10. Tesho Akindele, FCD, MLS 1005 (19)
11. Nana Attakora, SAS, NASL, 971 (11)
12. Julian de Guzman, OTT, NASL, 895 (11)
13. Will Johnson, POR, MLS 890 (10)
14. Russell Teibert, VAN, MLS, 889 (17)
15. Dominic Oppong, ATL, NASL, 846 (13)
16. Mauro Eustaquio, OTT, NASL, 754 (11)
17. Allan Zebie, FCE, NASL, 752 (11)
18. Karl Ouimette, NYRB, MLS, 698 (10)
19. Marcel de Jong, SKC, MLS, 634 (9)
20. Sam Adekugbe, VAN, MLS, 615 (7)
21. Frank Jonke, FCE, NASL, 614 (11)
22. Michael Nonni, FCE, NASL, 562 (11)
23. Sadi Jalali, FCE, NASL, 513 (8)
24. Wandrille Lefevre, MTL, MLS, 450 (5)
25. Maxim Tissot, MTL, MLS 368 (8)
26. Drew Beckie, OTT, NASL, 343 (7)
27. Patrice Bernier, MTL, MLS 340 (13)
28. John Smits, FCE, NASL, 315 (4)
29. Kyle Bekker, FCD/MTL, MLS, 313 (8)
30. Hanson Boakai, FCE, NASL, 254 (8)
31. Jay Chapman, TFC, MLS, 186 (89)
32. Patryk Misik, OTT, NASL, 166 (5)
33. Kianz Froese, VAN, MLS, 162 (7)
34. Anthony Jackson-Hamel, MTL, MLS 115 (6)
35. Philippe Davies, OTT, NASL, 104 (5)
36. Jeremy Gagnon-Lapare, MTL, MLS, 18 (2)
37. Bruno Zebie, FCE, NASL 13 (1)
38. Jordan Hamilton, TFC, MLS, 4 (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 24 WEEKS, NASL AFTER 18 WEEKS):?
1. Ethan Finlay, CLB 1967 (24)
2. Steven Vitoria, PHI 990 (11)

TEAM RANKINGS, MINUTES PLAYED BY CANADIANS IN 2015 (INCLUDES BOTH SUREFIRES and MAYBES); RANKED BY AVERAGE MINUTES PER GAME:?
FC Edmonton, NASL, 5673/19 GP (298.6) (-10.5)
Ottawa, NASL, 4689/18 GP (260.5) (-4.6)
Toronto FC, MLS, 2892/23 GP (125.7) (-2.5)
Atlanta, NASL, 2291/19 GP (120.6) (-1.7)
San Antonio, NASL 1951/17 GP (114.8) (-1.5)
Columbus, MLS, 1967/24 GP (82) (NC)
Vancouver, MLS, 1666/25 GP (66.4) (-3)
Montreal, MLS, 1291/20 GP (64.5) (NC)
FC Dallas, MLS, 1319/23 GP (57.3) (-1.9)
Orlando City, MLS, 1293/25 GP (51.7) (+0.6)
Philadelphia, MLS, 990/25 GP (39.6) (+2.1)
Portland, MLS, 890/25 GP (35.6) (+2.1)
New York Red Bulls, MLS 698/23 GP (30.3) (+2.7)
Sporting Kansas City, MLS, 634/22 GP (28.8) (-1.4)

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2 Comments

  1. jamonty42

    August 18, 2015 at 4:56 am

    Players can fall out of favour on a team over the course of a season due to competition or suffer an injury – which can then lead to competition for their place upon their return.
    FCE for instance now has 5 Canadians on the periphery (Roberts, Nonni, Smits, Boakai & Jalali) and 3 that are frequently selected but get mostly bench duty (Zebie, Farago & Jonke)
    When discussing Canadians playing time, one hopes that they are getting chances to compete for a job in the starting XI, period full stop. Week-after-week, when players don’t even get selected to see the bench, then there is a concern about development opportunities, especially when there isn’t a quality reserve squad (as is the case for FCE).
    For Canadian soccer to grow, there needs to be minutes on the pitch and consistent minutes at that. This data collection makes for interesting analysis. Keep it up Steve!

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  2. jamonty42

    August 18, 2015 at 4:50 am

    Porter must be doing something right in the Silverbacks offensive constellation because his efforts are certainly not indicated on the scoresheet; 1G, 1A in 18 appearances. Atlanta has improved in the fall season (4w-3L-2T) and Kyle is consistently in the starting XI (16 of 19 gms) which would suggest his contribution is clearly valued by the coaching staff.
    That being said, Porter’s fellow cdn and former-FCE teammate Dominic Oppong seems to have fallen out of favour and hasn’t even been on the bench lately. He subbed in to a 2-2 draw versus FTL on July18 but hasn’t seen action since.

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