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5 minutes ago, VinceA said:

I'm sad that Paton didn't get any minutes for Canada at all. I wonder if we see him again in September.

Yes that’s too bad for him. I’m pretty sure he would have seen minutes against Martinique or Haïti but he wasn’t available. After that it was too much of a risk to play him against USA, Costa Rica or Mexico.

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Canadians in USL Championship

I am not too familiar with USL Championship so if I missed any Canadian or Canadian eligible players, please let me know.

Player Current Club Position GP GS MP G A
Aidan Daniels Oklahoma City Energy Midfielder 16 15 1256 0 0
Ryan James Birmingham Legion FC Defender 14 13 1215 0 1
Malik Johnson Real Monarchs Midfielder 16 11 980 1 1
Karl Ouimette Indy Eleven Defender 11 10 826 1 0
Kembo Kibato FC Tulsa Midfielder 12 9 811 1 1
Jordan Hamilton Indy Eleven Forward 14 6 662 4 0
Skylar Thomas Memphis 901 FC Defender 11 8 650 1 0
Zachary Ellis-Hayden Oklahoma City Energy Defender 10 6 556 0 1
Massimo Ferrin Loudon FC United Forward 10 5 432 0 0
Dayonn Harris Tampa Bay Rowdies Midfielder 10 6 431 0 1
Adonijah Reid Miami FC Forward 14 4 427 2 0
Ashtone Morgan Real Monarchs Defender 3 3 270 0 0
Matthew Srbely Tampa Bay Rowdies Midfielder 9 2 230 0 0
Jordan Peruzza San Antonio Forward 6 1 156 1 0
Carl Haworth Indy Eleven Defender          
               
Player Team Position GP GS MP S GA
Sean Melvin Colorado Springs Switchbacks Goalkeeper 9 9 810 27 16
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34 minutes ago, Corazon said:

Canadians in USL Championship

I am not too familiar with USL Championship so if I missed any Canadian or Canadian eligible players, please let me know.

Player Current Club Position GP GS MP G A
Aidan Daniels Oklahoma City Energy Midfielder 16 15 1256 0 0
Ryan James Birmingham Legion FC Defender 14 13 1215 0 1
Malik Johnson Real Monarchs Midfielder 16 11 980 1 1
Karl Ouimette Indy Eleven Defender 11 10 826 1 0
Kembo Kibato FC Tulsa Midfielder 12 9 811 1 1
Jordan Hamilton Indy Eleven Forward 14 6 662 4 0
Skylar Thomas Memphis 901 FC Defender 11 8 650 1 0
Zachary Ellis-Hayden Oklahoma City Energy Defender 10 6 556 0 1
Massimo Ferrin Loudon FC United Forward 10 5 432 0 0
Dayonn Harris Tampa Bay Rowdies Midfielder 10 6 431 0 1
Adonijah Reid Miami FC Forward 14 4 427 2 0
Ashtone Morgan Real Monarchs Defender 3 3 270 0 0
Matthew Srbely Tampa Bay Rowdies Midfielder 9 2 230 0 0
Jordan Peruzza San Antonio Forward 6 1 156 1 0
Carl Haworth Indy Eleven Defender          
               
Player Team Position GP GS MP S GA
Sean Melvin Colorado Springs Switchbacks Goalkeeper 9 9 810 27 16

Thanks for doing this.

Noticed that Jordan Murrell (of Valour season 1 table kicking fame) has retired. He played for Las Vegas last year.

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2 hours ago, Corazon said:

Canadians in USL Championship

I am not too familiar with USL Championship so if I missed any Canadian or Canadian eligible players, please let me know.

Player Current Club Position GP GS MP G A
Aidan Daniels Oklahoma City Energy Midfielder 16 15 1256 0 0
Ryan James Birmingham Legion FC Defender 14 13 1215 0 1
Malik Johnson Real Monarchs Midfielder 16 11 980 1 1
Karl Ouimette Indy Eleven Defender 11 10 826 1 0
Kembo Kibato FC Tulsa Midfielder 12 9 811 1 1
Jordan Hamilton Indy Eleven Forward 14 6 662 4 0
Skylar Thomas Memphis 901 FC Defender 11 8 650 1 0
Zachary Ellis-Hayden Oklahoma City Energy Defender 10 6 556 0 1
Massimo Ferrin Loudon FC United Forward 10 5 432 0 0
Dayonn Harris Tampa Bay Rowdies Midfielder 10 6 431 0 1
Adonijah Reid Miami FC Forward 14 4 427 2 0
Ashtone Morgan Real Monarchs Defender 3 3 270 0 0
Matthew Srbely Tampa Bay Rowdies Midfielder 9 2 230 0 0
Jordan Peruzza San Antonio Forward 6 1 156 1 0
Carl Haworth Indy Eleven Defender          
               
Player Team Position GP GS MP S GA
Sean Melvin Colorado Springs Switchbacks Goalkeeper 9 9 810 27 16

Good work, Corazon! I wonder if a best 11 from this list would beat a best Canadian 11 presently playing in the CPL. That would be an  interesting match to watch. Cheers!

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59 minutes ago, Stoppage Time said:

Good work, Corazon! I wonder if a best 11 from this list would beat a best Canadian 11 presently playing in the CPL. That would be an  interesting match to watch. Cheers!

Thank you for leading into my next segue.  I finally created one for the Canadian Premier League.  This one took some time with so many Canadians in the league.  If there are any dual nationals that I missed, please let me know.

 

Player Team Position GP MP G A
Mohamed Farsi Cavalry FC DF 10 855 0 0
Amer Didic FC Edmonton DF 10 824 1 0
Stefan Cebara Valour FC MF 9 810 1 1
Kwame Awuah Forge FC DF 9 810 0 2
Morey Doner HFX Wanderers FC DF 9 810 0 1
Lukas MacNaughton Pacific FC DF 9 810 0 1
Kadin Chung Pacific FC DF 9 810 0 0
Chrisnovic N'sa York United FC DF 9 798 0 0
Paris Gee FC Edmonton MF 10 796 0 0
Marco Bustos Pacific FC MF 9 789 4 4
Diyaeddine Abzi York United FC DF 9 777 0 0
Mateo Restrepo HFX Wanderers FC DF 9 771 0 0
Terique Mohammed York United FC (from Dundalk) DF 9 761 0 0
Kyle Bekker Forge FC MF 9 751 3 0
Shamit Shome FC Edmonton MF 9 736 0 0
Fraser Aird FC Edmonton MF 10 734 2 3
Molham Babouli Forge FC FW 9 729 4 0
Isaiah Johnston York United FC MF 9 725 0 0
Milovan Kapor Atletico Ottawa DF 9 720 0 0
Drew Beckie Atletico Ottawa FW 8 704 0 0
Austin Ricci Valour FC FW 9 703 4 1
Max Ferrari York United FC MF 9 693 0 0
Mele Temguia FC Edmonton DF 9 678 0 1
Lowell Wright York United FC FW 9 675 0 0
Joseph Di Chiara Cavalry FC MF 10 666 0 2
Malcom Shaw Atletico Ottawa FW 9 661 3 1
Keven Aleman Valour FC MF 9 661 0 2
Alessandro Hojabrpour Pacific FC MF 9 643 0 1
Federico Pena Valour FC DF 9 643 0 0
Abdoulaye Samake Pacific FC DF 7 630 0 0
Easton Ongaro FC Edmonton FW 10 629 3 0
Jordan Wilson York United FC MF 9 626 0 0
Dominic Samuel Forge FC DF 9 617 0 0
Ben McKendry Atletico Ottawa MF 8 615 0 0
Elliott Simmons Cavalry FC MF 10 613 1 0
Karifa Yao Cavalry FC (from Montreal) DF 8 613 0 0
Cedric Toussaint York United FC MF 8 611 0 0
Jamar Dixon Pacific FC MF 9 593 0 0
Anthony Novak Cavalry FC FW 9 587 2 2
Kareem Sow HFX Wanderers FC DF 7 585 0 0
Jake Ruby HFX Wanderers FC DF 7 571 0 0
Garven Metusala Forge FC DF 9 568 0 0
Nik Ledgerwood Cavalry FC MF 8 562 0 0
Jordan Haynes Pacific FC DF 7 562 0 0
Chris Manella Atletico Ottawa MF 9 556 0 1
Stefan Karajovanovic HFX Wanderers FC FW 9 550 0 1
Noah Verhoeven York United FC MF 8 529 0 0
David Norman Jr. Cavalry FC MF 7 516 0 0
Josh Heard Pacific FC FW 9 502 3 0
Chris Nanco Forge FC FW 8 501 1 0
Victor Loturi Cavalry FC MF 10 498 1 0
Mason Trafford Cavalry FC DF 6 495 0 0
Daryl Fordyce Valour FC FW 8 494 0 1
Dominick Zator York United FC DF 6 491 0 0
Zach Verhoven Atletico Ottawa MF 9 484 1 1
Thomas Gardner FC Edmonton MF 9 471 0 0
William Akio Valour FC FW 9 465 1 0
Keesean Ferdinand Atletico Ottawa (from Montreal) DF 8 456 0 0
Daniel Kaiser Cavalry FC DF 10 430 0 0
Marcello Polisi HFX Wanderers FC MF 6 414 0 0
Sean Rea Valour FC (from Montreal) FW 8 410 0 2
Dejan Jakovic Forge FC DF 5 403 0 0
Jonathan Grant Forge FC DF 7 358 0 0
David Choiniere Forge FC MF 6 339 0 1
Michael Petrasso York United FC MF 6 330 0 0
Matteo Polisi Pacific FC MF 6 319 1 0
Kyle Porter FC Edmonton MF 10 298 1 0
Sean Young Pacific FC MF 8 297 0 0
Tristan Borges Forge FC (from OH Leuven) MF 7 293 1 0
Jeremy Gagnon-Lapare HFX Wanderers FC MF 4 279 0 0
Ahinga Selemani Cavalry FC FW 8 272 2 1
Marcus Velado-Tsegaye FC Edmonton FW 7 267 0 0
Jared Ulloa Valour FC (from Sporting Cristal) FW 8 262 0 1
Terran Campbell Pacific FC FW 7 262 1 0
Ali Musse Cavalry FC FW 5 251 2 0
Tony Mikhael Valour FC DF 5 246 0 0
Allan Zebie FC Edmonton DF 5 235 0 0
Roger Thompson York United FC DF 3 231 0 0
Pierre Lamothe HFX Wanderers FC MF 5 221 1 0
Thomas Meulleur-Giguere Pacific FC DF 3 205 0 0
Manny Aparicio Pacific FC MF 3 205 0 0
Omar Kreim HFX Wanderers FC MF 7 203 0 0
Samuel Salter HFX Wanderers FC FW 8 198 1 0
Brian Wright Atletico Ottawa DF 7 185 0 1
Sergio Camargo Cavalry FC MF 5 178 1 0
Scott Firth HFX Wanderers FC MF 4 170 0 0
Mastanabal Kacher Valour FC FW 6 167 0 0
Alessandro Riggi HFX Wanderers FC FW 4 164 0 0
Ijah Halley York United FC MF 8 158 0 0
Maxim Tissot Forge FC DF 4 154 0 0
Brandon John Atletico Ottawa DF 5 147 0 0
Matthew Durrans FC Edmonton FW 5 114 0 0
Jose Hernandez Cavalry FC FW 5 90 0 0
Duran Lee Pacific FC DF 1 90 0 0
Rocco Romeo Valour FC (from Toronto FC) DF 1 90 0 0
Monti Mohsen Forge FC DF 3 89 0 0
Chris Lee Pacific FC DF 1 68 0 0
Brett Levis Valour FC MF 2 67 0 0
Olakunle Dada-Luke Pacific FC DF 2 66 0 0
Antoine Coupland Atletico Ottawa MF 4 54 1 0
Matthew Baldisimo Pacific FC MF 2 44 0 0
Antony Caceres FC Edmonton MF 3 41 0 0
Robbie Cleary Forge FC FW 4 38 0 0
Ben Fisk Cavalry FC FW 1 25 0 0
Santiago Frias Forge FC DF 2 20 0 0
Sebastian Castello Forge FC MF 1 9 0 0
Saah T-Boy Fayia FC Edmonton DF 1 4 0 0
Max Piepgrass Cavalry FC MF        
Elijah Adekugbe Cavalry FC MF        
Tomas Giraldo FC Edmonton (from Montreal) MF        
Klaidi Cela Forge FC DF        
Marcus Caldeira Forge FC FW        
Johnny Son Forge FC MF        
Felix N'sa York United FC MF        
Ryan Lindsay York United FC DF        
Jordan Faria York United FC MF        
             
Player Team Position GP MP S GA
Jonathan Sirois Valour FC (from Montreal) GK 8 720 35 4
Connor James FC Edmonton GK 10 900 31 10
Dylon Powley Atletico Ottawa GK 9 810 26 15
Callum Irving Pacific FC GK 8 720 22 7
Christian Oxner HFX Wanderers FC GK 9 810 21 9
Triston Henry Forge FC GK 8 720 18 7
Marco Carducci Cavalry FC GK 8 720 17 10
Nathan Ingham York United FC GK 7 630 17 9
Tyson Farago Cavalry FC GK 2 180 6 1
Nico Giantsopoulos York United FC GK 2 180 5 4
Matt Silva Valour FC GK 1 90 5 2
Baj Maan Forge FC GK 1 90 2 1
Nolan Wirth Pacific FC GK 1 90 1 2
Joseph Holliday FC Edmonton GK        
Kieran Baskett HFX Wanderers FC GK        
Darlington Murasiranwa FC Edmonton GK        
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Canadians in MLS:

With Breza and Zouhir getting minutes this weekend, we have now had 42 Canadians play in the MLS this year, surpassing last years total of 41.  Only 32 Canadians got minutes in MLS in 2019.  We should also blow past the previous two seasons for minutes played by the end of the season.  Great numbers to see. 

Player Team Position GP GS MP G A
Cristian Gutierrez Vancouver LB 15 15 1319 0 3
Richie Laryea Toronto RB 14 14 1230 2 0
Russell Teibert Vancouver CM 16 13 1056 0 1
Alistair Johnston Nashville RB 12 12 1000 0 0
Lucas Cavallini Vancouver ST 12 11 967 3 1
Kamal Miller Montreal CB 11 10 937 0 1
Zach Brault-Guillard Montreal RB 15 10 936 2 2
Tesho Akindele Orlando ST 17 11 921 3 4
Tajon Buchanan New England RW 14 11 913 3 3
Michael Baldisimo Vancouver CM 12 9 850 0 0
Mark Anthony Kaye Colorado CM 11 10 848 0 1
Zorhan Bassong Montreal LB 14 9 837 0 1
Samuel Piette Montreal CM 10 7 711 0 2
Joel Waterman Montreal CB 9 8 709 0 3
Mathieu Choiniere Montreal CM 10 8 685 1 0
Ayo Akinola Toronto ST 11 8 649 3 0
Tyler Pasher Houston ST 10 8 594 4 3
Jonathan Osorio Toronto CM 9 7 560 3 0
Jay Chapman Miami CM 11 6 554 0 1
Ralph Priso Toronto CM 10 6 506 1 2
Liam Fraser Columbus (from Toronto) CM 8 5 422 0 0
Raheem Edwards Los Angeles LW 12 4 418 0 0
Luke Singh Toronto CB 5 4 395 1 0
Jacob Shaffelburg Toronto LW 9 3 299 1 0
Clement Bayiha Montreal RB 9 2 253 0 0
Ryan Raposo Vancouver CM 14 1 229 0 1
Ashtone Morgan Salt Lake LB 4 2 189 0 0
Noble Okello Toronto CM 5 2 187 1 0
Derek Cornelious Vancouver (to Panetolikos) CB 5 1 144 0 0
Patrick Metcalfe Vancouver CM 6 1 128 0 0
Jayden Nelson Toronto RW 3 2 113 0 0
Tosaint Ricketts Vancouver ST 5 0 69 0 0
Jordan Peruzza Toronto (to San Antonio) ST 2 0 64 0 0
Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty Toronto CM 2 0 35 0 1
Kamron Habibullah Vancouver CM 2 0 30 0 0
Theo Bair Vancouver ST 4 0 27 0 0
Rida Zouhir Montreal C 1 0 15 0 0
Damiano Pecile Vancouver (to Venezia) CM          
Simon Colyn Vancouver (to SPAL) CM          
Gianfranco Facchineri Vancouver CB          
Matteo Campagna Vancouver CM          
Rocco Romeo Toronto (to Valour FC) CB          
Julian Dunn-Johnson Toronto CB          
Sean Rea Montreal (to Valour FC) CM          
Tomas Giraldo Montreal (to FC Edmonton) CM          
Karifa Yao Montreal (to Cavalry FC) CB          
Keesean Ferdinand Montreal (to Atletico Ottawa) CB          
Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla Montreal ST          
Jean-Aniel Assi Montreal ST          
Nathan-Dylan Saliba Montreal CM          
Callum Montgomery Minnesota (to San Diego) CB          
               
Player Team Position GP GS MP S GA
Maxime Crepeau Vancouver GK 12 12 1080 40 19
James Pantemis Montreal GK 9 9 810 23 13
Thomas Hasal Vancouver GK 5 5 450 11 9
Dayne St Clair Minnesota GK 4 4 360 11 10
Sebastian Breza Montreal (from Bologna) GK 1 1 90 6 2
Greg Ranjitsingh Philadelphia GK          
Jonathan Sirois Montreal (to Valour FC) GK          
Isaac Boehmer Vancouver GK          
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50 minutes ago, Bison44 said:

Hard to believe a few years back we were talking about how many years it had been since we saw any CDN keeper play in MLS.  And now we have had 5 guys so far this season.  WOW.  

Thinking back to like the mid 2010s we were living and dying on whether Carl Robinson was going to give Teibert minutes and if Kyle Porter was going to keep getting games with DC United. If a Canadian was making the bench on an MLS team at that time that was enough for us to be like "CAP HIM"

We've come a long way.

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13 minutes ago, Kadenge said:

5 of the top 7 minutes played  are by defenders. 4 FBs and 1 CB. This is very positive for our CMNT. We just need to get another CB going in MLS

Also interesting that 2 of the 3 players with the most minutes haven't had a Canada cap this year.

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17 minutes ago, CanadaFan123 said:

Also interesting that 2 of the 3 players with the most minutes haven't had a Canada cap this year.

Part of that is because they haven't missed time with Canada call ups.

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2 hours ago, red card said:

Being on this board, you shouldn't be asking these questions other than for rhetorical flourish.

Government only provides a portion of a sport org's funding. Own the Podium money goes to the women's team only. Canada Soccer has lost more sponsors than gained post 2015 WWC. Covid choked off player fee revenues & attendance revenues while increasing costs.

There are no u17 or u20 men WCs scheduled at this point for a must have youth camp. Women u17 is set for fall 2022.

Largest revenue game changer comes from making men's WC but you know the story. It's why Herdman switched over to the men's side.

Coach training and licensing standards have finally been rolled out but this will always be an incremental process and many are still happy reaping money running puppy mills.

Striking while the iron's hot adds to the incremental growth but it doesn't lead to sustainable interest. National team growth in a country where it isn't a top 5 spectator/tv sport means it's an incremental process over a generation assuming the minimum of making WCs for the men and then at least meeting expectations. 

Appreciated @red card ! Honest ignorance not trolling I swear 😜   The answers are probably clearly on the forum somewhere too. I wasn't aware clearly of the funding. Moved the conversation to this thread to stop spamming the other one!

With the Coaching standards are they aiming to have all coaches down to below teens with licensing? Agree it will be hard to initiate when many younger programs are actively in need of coaches, most of whom likely won't want to take training to do it. 

I would like to see a Concacaf or Combined CONMEBOL/CONCACAF u21 or u23 tournament like Uefa do, so we aren't so backed into a corner and missing youth or opportunities to promote and test them. We are already seeing unheard of depth and many of these players in the full national team are so young they could lock down these places for a decade. We need players to be able to integrate. It is a good problem to have and I expect our next Olympic Qualifying Mens team to be very strong even if there are CMNT games at the same time again. Still we need a mechanism to help both grow and sustain our depth with an easy transition into the full team. Having an u23/u21 competition or games could be an excellent chance to spread that Canadian team around the CPL grounds for games. Maybe we couldn't financially attend it anyway? Likely it is another fallacy in my head but its like other nations get together or do more at those youth levels. 

Agree somewhat with the incremental generational progress, the game in this country is only going forward and growing in this country either way. I can't agree we can't speed that up being proactive now and make it sustainable. I couldn't find anything about top 5 sports other than this "questionable" article which has Soccer in the top 5. Even so with the addition and growth of the CPL and maybe D2, certainly more L1/D3 teams, that figure is only rising, even if soccer crowds have been slower returning from lockdown than CFL/Hockey. They also have a tiny historical head start in being embedded. It seems that long game rhetoric makes sense but I think it's an easy out that I think people have been saying 40 years. Even (hopefully) coming out of Covid, if we can't get exposure and sponsorship after the Gold Medal and Mens team arguably at its best with players playing at some of the biggest clubs in the world, we wont ever get it and risk prolonging that generational progress and setting it back further. Maybe its a bit chicken and egg, the nation needs the team to get to the big events but the team needs the nation behind it. 

I joke about the Go Fund Me page but its not far from the truth, if we actually found a way for soccer players and consumers to mobilize you could force change and quickly. I think in general maybe we as football fans (at least myself) have been too passive with voicing the benefits and love of the game to people that matter. We all have roles to play in demanding more from TV companies, making politicians aware or promoting the game or even encouraging links in local businesses to buy in and support local teams. Fuck I sound like I am going to chain myself to a tree. Like most of the above its through rose-tinted specs and wild non-sensical optimism 😆 

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There are several topics ongoing about which teams, particularly Canadian teams, play Canadians. Here is average Canadian minutes per season from 2016-2020 (5 seasons) by all Canadian MLS teams as well as average Canadian minutes by US based players.

TFC - 6523

Montreal - 5644

Vancouver -  5525

US - 6669

Below is a chart of each teams Canadian minutes from 2016-2020. I had a hard time making it easy to read. Montreal is pretty consistent with its CANCON, Vancouver and Toronto are all over the place, while the US is a steady increase.

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5 hours ago, Stryker911 said:

There are several topics ongoing about which teams, particularly Canadian teams, play Canadians. Here is average Canadian minutes per season from 2016-2020 (5 seasons) by all Canadian MLS teams as well as average Canadian minutes by US based players.

TFC - 6523

Montreal - 5644

Vancouver -  5525

US - 6669

Below is a chart of each teams Canadian minutes from 2016-2020. I had a hard time making it easy to read. Montreal is pretty consistent with its CANCON, Vancouver and Toronto are all over the place, while the US is a steady increase.

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Interesting. Totals would help drive home the point. Every row and column 

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That purple line is why I have less of an issue with Canadian MLS teams and not playing Canadians. MLS will be at 30 teams soon enough and it's likely that there will be 10-15 Canadians in MLS getting significant minutes even if each of the Canadian teams only has 1 or 2 Canadians playing regularly. 

Having said all that I do think it's great from a financial and cultural perspective when a team is loaded with local talent.

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10 minutes ago, davey_twelve said:

That purple line is why I have less of an issue with Canadian MLS teams and not playing Canadians. MLS will be at 30 teams soon enough and it's likely that there will be 10-15 Canadians in MLS getting significant minutes even if each of the Canadian teams only has 1 or 2 Canadians playing regularly. 

Having said all that I do think it's great from a financial and cultural perspective when a team is loaded with local talent.

That won’t really excuse the Canadian teams though, from a development perspective. They’re the ones with the academies full of Canadian players. We need them to develop those players. It is great that Canadians are breaking into the starting XI for many US based teams, but those are mainly players that are rejected by the Canadian teams or that decided to go the NCAA route. It’s definitely good to have multiple pathways for our players, but it’d be nice to see the academy kids really start to thrive.

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56 minutes ago, davey_twelve said:

That purple line is why I have less of an issue with Canadian MLS teams and not playing Canadians. MLS will be at 30 teams soon enough and it's likely that there will be 10-15 Canadians in MLS getting significant minutes even if each of the Canadian teams only has 1 or 2 Canadians playing regularly. 

Having said all that I do think it's great from a financial and cultural perspective when a team is loaded with local talent.

In a 30 team MLS, I'd like to see something like 75 Canadians playing throughout the league in any given year. We should be looking at 10% of the MLS domestic player pool as a bare minimum, but really looking to out-perform that minimum more often than not. This would be the mid-layer of our overall player pool, sitting below the elite players, who should be in top European leagues, and on top of the true domestic base of players in CanPL and the regional leagues.

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17 hours ago, davey_twelve said:

Having said all that I do think it's great from a financial and cultural perspective when a team is loaded with local talent.

Metcalfe and then Baldisimo, I believe,  were the first real "local backyard" Academy guys who received MLS minutes.  All the others came into the organization from elsewhete in Canada.  Of course you want to get the best young guys available, regardless of passport, but when a born and bred local guy comes through in a successful manner, it just seems to have a bit more jump to it.  

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41 minutes ago, Kent said:

Corbeanu also broke the 1 million euro mark. Good times.

Eustaquio also up from 4 to 5M euros.

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I'm a bit surprised this thread can go on and on about Canucks in MLS while ignoring we are radically discriminated by league rules. There is no reciprocity, and the CSA doesn't have the gumption to lobby for it. USNT players are more benefitted by Canadian MLS teams than the reverse. 

How many Canada core players have mostly developed on US MLS teams? 

MLS is at best a mediocre deal for the CMNT. Our best plan involves direct paths to Europe or dual nationals, with rather few exceptions. CPL isn't there yet either. 

Labour or contractual reciprocity would be a major step. 

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