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Quintessentially Canadian Power Rankings, MLS Week 30/NASL Week 24

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Cyle Larin went into this weekend’s action knowing he just needed one goal to set the MLS rookie-scoring record.

He got a hat trick.

With three goals against the New York Red Bulls Friday, Larin helped Orlando City to a 5-2 win. And, he now has 14 goals on the season, a new standard for MLS rookies.

Larin currents fifth on our table of minutes played by Canadians who participate (or have participated) in MLS or NASL this season. Out of MLS players, he ranks second in minutes played, behind only Toronto FC’s Jonathan Osorio.

But there’s one other major Canadian takeaway from this past week: And that’s the proof that opportunities for Canadian players to get first-team minutes with the Montreal Impact have dramatically increased since Mauro Biello took over as the interim head coach. Biello took over at the end of August, and the door has since been reopened for Patrice Bernier, who had been frozen out of the team by previous coach Frank Klopas. Kyle Bekker is getting minutes. So is Wandrille Lefevre.

In the last week, Montreal’s minutes-played-by-Canadians-per-game average has risen dramatically. This late in the season, with so many games already played, the averages aren’t moving up and down all that much. But the Impact’s Canadian-minutes-played average rose by 4.1 per game over the past week. That’s a significant shift. And it’s proof that Biello, who has yet to lose since he took over as the Impact’s coach, is more open to playing Canadian talent.

Here are the rankings:

MLS AND NASL MINUTES BY PLAYER, THE CANADIANS (MLS AFTER 30 WEEKS, NASL AFTER 24 WEEKS):
1. Jonathan Osorio, TFC, MLS, 1969 (26)
2. Kyle Porter, ATL, NASL, 1961 (24)
3. Eddie Edward, FCE, NASL, 1901 (22)
4. Mason Trafford, OTT, NASL, 1800 (20)
5. Cyle Larin, ORL, MLS, 1644 (24)
6. Mallan Roberts, FCE, NASL, 1620 (18)
7. Nana Attakora, SAS, NASL, 1601 (18)
8. Carl Haworth, OTT, NASL, 1530 (21)
9. Ashtone Morgan, TFC, MLS, 1464 (18)
10. Tesho Akindele, FCD, MLS 1315 (24)
11. Mauro Eustaquio, OTT, NASL, 1282 (17)
12. Adrian Cann, SAS, NASL, 1264 (15)
13. Allan Zebie, FCE, NASL, 1192 (16)
14. Russell Teibert, VAN, MLS, 1069 (19)
15. Will Johnson, POR, MLS 1046 (12)
16. Wandrille Lefevre, MTL, MLS, 900 (10)
17. Julian de Guzman, OTT, NASL, 895 (11)
18. Dominic Oppong, ATL, NASL, 846 (13)
19. Marcel de Jong, SKC, MLS, 822 (12)
20. Karl Ouimette, NYRB, MLS, 698 (10)
21. Frank Jonke, FCE, NASL, 647 (14)
22. Sam Adekugbe, VAN, MLS, 646 (9)
23. Michael Nonni, FCE, NASL, 587 (12)
24. Maxim Tissot, MTL, MLS 516 (10)
25. Sadi Jalali, FCE, NASL, 513 (8)
26. Kyle Bekker, FCD/MTL, MLS, 478 (11)
27. Patrice Bernier, MTL, MLS 452 (15)
28. Drew Beckie, OTT, NASL, 445 (11)
29. John Smits, FCE, NASL, 315 (4)
30. Hanson Boakai, FCE, NASL, 309 (11)
31. Kianz Froese, VAN, MLS, 208 (9)
32. Jay Chapman, TFC, MLS, 202 (10)
33. Patryk Misik, OTT, NASL, 166 (5)
34. Anthony Jackson-Hamel, MTL, MLS 156 (8)
35. Philippe Davies, OTT, NASL, 104 (5-RETIRED)
36. Tyson Farago, FCE, NASL, 90 (1)
37. Jeremy Gagnon-Lapare, MTL, MLS, 18 (2)
T38. Jordan Hamilton, TFC, MLS, 13 (2)
T38. Bruno Zebie, FCE, NASL 13 (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 30 WEEKS, NASL AFTER 24 WEEKS):
1. Ethan Finlay, CLB 2547 (31)
2. Steven Vitoria, PHI 1440 (16)

TEAM RANKINGS, MINUTES PLAYED BY CANADIANS IN 2015 (INCLUDES BOTH SUREFIRES and MAYBES); RANKED BY AVERAGE MINUTES PER GAME:
FC Edmonton, NASL, 7207/25 GP (288.3) (-0.7)
Ottawa, NASL, 6232/25 GP (249.3) (-2.1)
Toronto FC, MLS, 3648/30 GP (121.6) (-0.9)
San Antonio, NASL 2765/24 GP (115.2) (+2.8)
Atlanta, NASL, 2807/25 GP (112.3) (-0.9)
Columbus, MLS, 2547/31 GP (82.2) (-0.5)
Montreal, MLS, 2207/28 GP (78.8) (+4.1)
Vancouver, MLS, 1923/30 GP (64.1) (-2.2)
FC Dallas, MLS, 1629/29 GP (56.2) (+0.8)
Orlando City, MLS, 1644/31 GP (53) (+0.7)
Philadelphia, MLS, 1449/31 GP (46.5) (+1.5)
Portland, MLS, 1046/30 GP (34.9) (-1.2)
Sporting Kansas City, MLS, 822/30 GP (27.4) (NC)
New York Red Bulls, MLS 698/29 GP (24.1) (-0.8)

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One Comment

  1. jamonty42

    September 29, 2015 at 8:06 am

    The Scandinavian countries often have a mid-winter national team camp (January) for domestic players that could be on the bubble to MNT duties. They travel to a warm climate, such as Florida (Canada faced Iceland this past January in FLA) or one of the emirates, and they work on systems for those that are in the off-season.

    I occasionally look at the top 11-15 players on this list and picture them as the invitees to such a mid-winter squad (if the CSA were ever to start such a tradition). By my account, the top minute-getters (above) represent 3 forwards, 5 midfielders and 7 defenders. What is clearly missing among our domestic players is goalkeeping – or first team minutes for goalkeepers. Only John Smits and Tyson Farago appear on this list. To only have two keepers plying their trade, and having gotten minutes, in NASL or MLS is a poor showing for the future of Canadian goalkeeping.

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