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Quintesstentially Canadian Power Rankings, MLS Week 9/NASL Week 5

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It’s been a hopeful week for Canadian players in MLS and NASL.

Two Canadians made their season debuts this weekend; After playing in USL or being parked on the bench through the first eight weeks of the MLS season, New York Red Bulls defender Karl Ouimette got to play a full 90 minutes on Saturday. And, on Sunday, fullback Allan Zebie, a product of the FC Edmonton Academy, made his NASL debut, coming in as a sub in Sunday’s 2-2 draw between the Eddies and Minnesota United.

Two other Canadians were inked to deals this past week, but neither saw action. Veteran Adrian Cann re-signed with the San Antonio Scorpions after recovering from a knee injury. And, 16-year-old Chaim Roserie signed with the NASL’s Jacksonville Armada, after he spent time with the team’s developmental squad. Roserie’s deal is still subject to FIFA approval because he is a minor; and he isn’t eligible to play for the Armada till that green-light comes through.

We’ve added a feature to the team rankings: We are now tracking if a team’s minutes-given-to-Canadians average is tracking upwards or downwards. We will show how the teams’ Canadian-minutes-per-game averages have increased or decreased from the previous week’s rankings.

MLS AND NASL MINUTES BY PLAYER, THE CANADIANS (MLS AFTER 9 WEEKS, NASL AFTER 5 WEEKS):
1. Sam Adekugbe, VAN, MLS, 615 (7)
2. Russell Teibert, VAN, MLS, 606 (8)
3. Ashtone Morgan, TFC, MLS, 476 (6)
4. Marcel de Jong, SKC, MLS, 453 (6)
T5. Carl Haworth, OTT, NASL, 450 (5)
T5. Kyle Porter, ATL, NASL, 450 (5)
7. Dominic Oppong, ATL, NASL, 405 (5)
8. Jonathan Osorio, TFC, MLS, 398 (6)
T9. Nana Attakora, SAS, NASL, 360 (4)
T9. Julian de Guzman, OTT, NASL, 360 (4)
T9. Eddie Edward, FCE, NASL, 360 (4)
T9. Mallan Roberts, FCE, NASL, 360 (4)
13. Cyle Larin, ORL, MLS, 271 (5)
14. Frank Jonke, FCE, NASL, 253 (3)
15. Patryk Misik, OTT, NASL, 165 (4)
16. Drew Beckie, OTT, NASL, 165 (3)
T17.Karl Ouimette, NYRB, MLS, 90 (1)
T17.Maxim Tissot, MTL, MLS 90 (1)
19. Patrice Bernier, MTL, MLS 81 (2)
20. Kianz Froese, VAN, MLS, 66 (3)
21. Kyle Bekker, FCD, MLS, 57 (3)
22. Sadi Jalali, FCE, NASL, 52 (2)
23. Allan Zebie, FCE, NASL, 28 (1)
24. Michael Nonni, FCE, NASL, 26 (2)
25. Jeremy Gagnon-Lapare, MTL, MLS, 6 (1)
26. 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 9 WEEKS, NASL AFTER 5 WEEKS):
1. Steven Vitoria, PHI 810 (9)
2. Ethan Finlay, CLB 656 (8)
3. Tesho Akindele, FCD 592 (9)
4. Kofi Opare, DCU 535 (6)

TEAM RANKINGS, MINUTES PLAYED BY CANADIANS IN 2015 (INCLUDES BOTH SUREFIRES and MAYBES); RANKED BY AVERAGE MINUTES PER GAME AND +/-CHANGE FROM THE PREVIOUS WEEK:
FC Edmonton, NASL, 1079/4 GP (269.8) (-17.2)
Ottawa, NASL, 1144/5 GP (228.8) (+10.3)
Atlanta, NASL, 855/5 GP (171) (-4)
Vancouver, MLS, 1287/10 GP (128.7) (-4.3)
Toronto FC, MLS, 874/7 GP (124.9) (-5.8)
San Antonio, NASL 360/4 GP (90) (NC)
Philadelphia, MLS, 810/10 GP (81) (-9)
Columbus, MLS, 656/8 GP (82) (+1.1)
FC Dallas, MLS, 650/9 GP (72.2) (-7)
DC United, MLS, 535/8 GP (66.9) (+3.3)
Sporting Kansas City, MLS, 453/9 GP (50.3) (-6.3)
Montreal, MLS, 177/4 GP (44.25) (NC)
Orlando City, MLS, 271/8 GP (33.9) (NC)
New York Red Bulls, MLS, 90/8GP (11.25) (+11.25)

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3 Comments

  1. Drew

    May 5, 2015 at 1:31 am

    I guess the USL based Canadians and teams aren’t included then?It would be interesting to see since the hope is they will help develop Canadian players not yet ready for MLS.

    Reply

    • Steven Sandor

      May 5, 2015 at 7:59 am

      The methodology was explained back in the early weeks of this feature; USL teams treat Canadians as domestics — league wide — and the Canadian USL teams have strict CSA-set guidelines to follow in terms of playing Canadians.

      Because the roster rules that govern USL are so different than those that cover NASL and MLS, comparing the leagues is apples v. oranges.

      Reply

  2. Steedman

    May 4, 2015 at 11:05 am

    You could probably add another category of Canadians in CCL in 2015. Bernier and Tissot will probably log more minutes in this competition then the whole MLS season.

    Reply

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