So it took some considerable work to catch up with my Canadian content spreadsheet for Canada's three professional teams. Since all three teams have hurtled pass the midpoint of their respective seasons, it seems time to share the data with a wider audience than the few who bother to click the link that I keep hidden on the sidebar.
The briefest possible summary of the teams' Canadian participation yields the following data, current as of 1 August 2010:
|2010 Canadian Content Summary|
|Team||Matches||Cdn Mins||Total Mins||Percent|
The numbers are down across the board from last year, when Vancouver could claim the title of most Canadian. A small part of this drop can be attributed to the fact that I stopped counting the disputably Canadian forwards O'Brian White and Eddy Sebrango, though both players have played relatively minor roles with their clubs this season. Most curious is Vancouver's drop, as they prepare for their entry into MLS next season.
Montreal's position atop the rankings is due in large part to the fact that they've been the only team to field a Canadian 'keeper in any games this season (Srdjan Djekanovic filling in for the injured Matt Jordan).
I already noted that TFC were the most Canadian squad in this year's edition of the Voyageurs Cup, but here's how the numbers break down by competition for all of the teams:
|NASL Regular Season||6956||19725||35.3%|
|MLS Regular Season||5282||16739||31.6%|
|CONCACAF Champions League||360||990||36.4%|
|NASL Regular Season||6369||20755||30.7%|
It's a close race, and at this point it's anybody's guess as to who will be leading this table by the end of the season.