Monday, September 17, 2007

Minutes Under Mitchell

Dale Mitchell has been at the helm of Canada's national team for 2 matches so far, a pair of 1-1 draws against Iceland and Costa Rica. It may be a bit early to draw any conclusions, but it is interesting to look at the lineups he has fielded so far. Here are the players that have been sent out by the new gaffer:
Player Starter Sub Minutes
Bernier, Patrice 2
180
de Guzman, Julian 2
180
Stalteri, Paul 2
180
Hainault, Andre 2
164
Gerba, Ali 2
151
Imhof, Daniel 1 1 135
Radzinski, Tomasz 2
129
Hume, Iain 1 1 93
Brennan, Jim 1
90
De Rosario, Dwayne 1
90
Hirschfeld, Lars 1
90
Klukowski, Mike 1
90
Nakajima-Farran, Issey 1
90
Onstad, Pat 1
90
Serioux, Adrian 1
90
Occean, Olivier
2 46
Hutchinson, Atiba 1
45
Friend, Rob
1 29
Ledgerwood, Nik
1 18
Totals 22 6 1980

Three players have played every minute so far -- Julian de Guzman, Paul Stalteri and Patrice Bernier -- while three others have started both matches -- Andre Hainault, Tomasz Radzinski and Ali Gerba. Daniel Imhof, Iain Hume and Olivier Occean also played in both matches. 19 players in total have been used by Mitchell.

As Mitchell's tenure continues, it will be interesting which players make their way to the top of this table to form the Canadian team for the World Cup qualifying campaign. We're not sure yet when the next friendly will take place, but you can be sure that the "Minutes Under Mitchell" topic will not escape our attention.

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