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Quintessentially Canadian Power Rankings, MLS Week 8/NASL Week 4

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FC Edmonton had a bye this week in NASL play, but its hold at the top of the minutes-played-by Canadians list among the top two divisions in North American soccer only got a little stronger.

We saw both the Ottawa Fury and Toronto FC take hits to their minutes-played-by-Canadians average. In fact, Vancouver slipped by Toronto as the leading MLS side when it comes to giving minutes to Canadians. The decision to move Jonathan Osorio to the subs bench cost Toronto FC our weekly Canadian-ness ranking.

But neither Vancouver or Toronto offer as many minutes to Canadian players as the Atlanta Silverbacks of the NASL.

And, for the second straight week, Tesho Akindele, who, according to national-team coach Benito Floro, is “99.9 per cent” committed to playing for Canada, came off the bench for FC Dallas.

Check the list below:

MLS AND NASL MINUTES BY PLAYER, THE CANADIANS (MLS AFTER 8 WEEKS, NASL AFTER 4 WEEKS):
1. Sam Adekugbe, VAN, MLS, 615 (7)
2. Russell Teibert, VAN, MLS, 516 (7)
3. Marcel de Jong, SKC, MLS, 453 (6)
4. Jonathan Osorio, TFC, MLS, 398 (6)
5. Ashtone Morgan, TFC, MLS, 386 (5)
T6. Carl Haworth, OTT, NASL, 360 (4)
T6. Kyle Porter, ATL, NASL, 360 (4)
8. Dominic Oppong, ATL, NASL, 340 (4)
9. Cyle Larin, ORL, MLS, 271 (5)
T10. Nana Attakora, SAS, NASL, 270 (3)
T10. Julian de Guzman, OTT, NASL, 270 (3)
T10 Eddie Edward, FCE, NASL, 270 (3)
T10. Mallan Roberts, FCE, NASL, 270 (3)
14. Frank Jonke, FCE, NASL, 253 (3)
15. Patryk Misik, OTT, NASL, 165 (4)
16. Maxim Tissot, MTL, MLS 90 (1)
17. Patrice Bernier, MTL, MLS 81 (2)
18. Drew Beckie, OTT, NASL, 75 (2)
19. Kianz Froese, VAN, MLS, 66 (3)
20. Kyle Bekker, FCD, MLS, 57 (3)
21. Sadi Jalali, FCE, NASL, 52 (2)
22. Michael Nonni, FCE, NASL, 16 (1)
23. Jeremy Gagnon-Lapare, MTL, MLS, 6 (1)
24. Mauro Eustaquio, OTT, NASL, 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 8 WEEKS, NASL AFTER 4 WEEKS):
1. Steven Vitoria, PHI 810 (9)
2. Tesho Akindele, FCD 576 (8)
3. Ethan Finlay, CLB 566 (7)
4. Kofi Opare, DCU 445 (5)

TEAM RANKINGS, MINUTES PLAYED BY CANADIANS IN 2015 (INCLUDES BOTH SUREFIRES and MAYBES); RANKED BY AVERAGE MINUTES PER GAME:
FC Edmonton, NASL, 861/3 GP (287)
Ottawa, NASL, 874/4 GP (218.5)
Atlanta, NASL, 700/4 GP (175)
Vancouver, MLS, 1197/9 GP (133)
Toronto FC, MLS, 784/6 GP (130.7)
Philadelphia, MLS, 810/9 GP (90)
San Antonio, NASL 270/3 GP (90)
Columbus, MLS, 566/7 GP (80.9)
FC Dallas, MLS, 634/8 GP (79.25)
DC United, MLS, 445/7 GP (63.6)
Sporting Kansas City, MLS, 453/8 GP (56.6)
Montreal, MLS, 177/4 GP (44.25)
Orlando City, MLS, 271/8 GP (33.9)

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2 Comments

  1. Greg Nordman

    April 28, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    thanks Steven this is a great idea to focus on the Canadian content,I look at it every week

    Reply

  2. BCM

    April 28, 2015 at 6:39 am

    Great work, this is really a fantastic initiative.

    Reply

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