The Google Spreadsheet itself is more elegant than the hack job blogger does with cut and paste, so go have a look for yourself at all the data.
Collectively, Canada went 6-2-4 (win-draw-loss) in 2011, and hopefully the coming weeks will provide time for some analysis of the team's play as a whole. The team was 1-1-1 in friendlies, and 5-3-1 in competitive matches (1-1-1 in the Gold Cup, 4-0-2 in World Cup qualifying).
Briefly, here are some of the highlights:
- A total of 33 players featured for Canada under Stephen Hart in 2011.
- Josh Simpson (11 starts, 1 substitute appearance) and Simeon Jackson (9 and 3) were the only Canadians to appear in all 12 Canada matches. Josh Simpson was also the minutes leader with 938, of a possible 1080 (87% of available minutes).
- Dwayne De Rosario was the other player to start 11 matches, and played the second most minutes. After Simpson and De Ro, the rest of the minutes top 11 were: Simeon Jackson, Will Johnson, Nik Ledgerwood (!), Julian de Guzman, Kevin McKenna, Andre Hainault, Terry Dunfield, Lars Hirschfeld and David Edgar.
- De Rosario and Jackson were the goals leaders in 2011 with 4 each. These totals are made less impressive when you consider that all four of De Ro's goals were penalties, while 3 of Jackson's 4 came against St Lucia. Other players to score in 2011 were Simpson, Iain Hume, Olivier Occean and Tosaint Ricketts (3 each), and Johnson, Hainault and Dunfield (1 each).
- Milan Borjan and Lars Hirschfeld each made 5 starts in goal (Kenny Stamatopoulos filled in for the remaining 2 matches). Lars had the edge in minutes, at 495 to 405.
- You will not be shocked to learn that Terry Dunfield led the way with 3 yellow cards. Also picking up cautions were Simpson, Johnson, de Guzman, Edgar and Ashtone Morgan (1 each). There were no sendings off.
- Tosaint Ricketts seems firmly entrenched in the super-sub role, coming off the bench 8 times, by far the most in that category. Rob Friend was next, with 4 substitute appearances.
- Julian de Guzman's minutes total for 2011 was 666.
Again, have a look at the spreadsheet and tell me what you found most interesting in the comments.