• Duane Rollins

      Covering the world’s game from a Canadian perspective, the 24th Minute has been at the forefront for Toronto FC coverage since 2008. It is the source for breaking news, analysis and all things Canadian soccer.

    • Michael Crampton

      Mike Crampton has been an avid follower of Canadian club soccer and participant in the emergent Canadian soccer supporters scene for over a decade. When not playing, watching, or writing about the game he continues to serve the grassroots as an administrator at the local level. You can follow Mike on Twitter @BHTC_Mike

    • James Grossi

      James began covering the game in 2011 after a slow process of two decades saw him gradually consumed by it. He contributes to The Shin Guardian, Waking the Red, and had a piece featured in Issue Two of The Blizzard, as well as maintaining his own site, Partially Obstructed View. He covers the rest of MLS in the hope of providing context to fans on the edge.

    • Ranking draft performance since 2007

      Yesterday we published an exhaustive study of the SuperDraft. It concluded that getting true impact payers from the draft was exceedingly difficult and that the best a team can realistically expect for is a decent starter.

      Nothing wrong with that, but future stars are exceptionally rare.

      Regardless, it is a way to get players and the draft does yield a regular starter in about 25 per cent of first round picks. So, you still want to do it well.

      Today, we looked at who has done it well. Looking at the selections since 2007, we determined what the expected number of appearances would be for each pick within a certain range. We then looked to see how many appearances teams actually got from their pick and referenced it as a +/- value.

      For teams that have come into the league after 2007 we pro-rated the value so we were comparing apples to apples.

      The results:

      1. Kansas City +250 (KC got 250 more appearances from their draft picks than should have been expected)
      2. Philly +238
      3. Galaxy +192
      4. Portland +105
      5. New England +95
      6. Columbus +76
      7. DC United +68
      8. Houston +32
      9. New York +2
      10. Montreal +0
      11. Toronto -1
      12. Dallas -4
      13. Chicago -20
      14. Seattle -28
      15. SLC -53
      16. Chivas -59
      17. San Jose -63
      18. Vancouver -91
      19. Colorado -124
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