|3/7/2012||vs LA Galaxy|
|Total Mins||990||Cdn Mins||180|
If you told me a year ago TFC would be in the quarter finals of the Champions League, and they had two Canadian starters I would have put heavy money on those two being Julian de Guzman and Dwayne De Rosario.
Expect Ashtone Morgan to see a lot of action this year. Aron Winter thinks enough of him to have withheld him from Canada's Olympic qualifying squad. Matt Stinson and Terry Dunfield are both depth options in midfield; de Guzman should start this week when he returns from suspension.
|Total Mins||990||Cdn Mins||81|
Patrice Bernier was the lone Canadian on the pitch during the VAN-MTL match, until he was subbed off. Then there were none. He acquitted himself well enough, but he'll need to do more in what may be a long season for Impact fans. He'll be the lone Canadian for Montreal most weeks -- I don't think we'll be seeing much of Evan James or Greg Sutton, the only other Canadians on the Montreal roster.
|Total Mins||990||Cdn Mins||0|
None was one of the leading Canadian participants for Vancouver last year: there were 15 matches where Canadian players did not see a single minute of action. Don't expect this year to be much different.
Vancouver's Canadian quota is made up of just 3 players: Swiss international Alain Rochat, whose minutes don't count for this project, and youngsters Russell Teibert and Bryce Alderson. Teibert was scratched from last night's game day squad because of an injury, and Alderson didn't make the bench. Both Alderson and Teibert will miss the next several weeks as they will join Canada for Olympic qualifying.
The Eddies don't kick off their NASL season until April 7th. They did play a friendly last night, and their Canadian contingent in that match included Michael Misiewicz, Diaz Kambere, Dominic Oppong, Kenny Caceros, Paul Craig, Niko Saler, Michael Cox, Elvir Gigolaj, Chris Kooy, Kyle Porter, Matt Lam and John Smits.
American teams with more Canadian minutes than the Whitecaps and Impact this week
DC United 180 (De Rosario 90, Jakovic 90), Houston 90 (Hainault), Chivas USA (Jazic 90)
Wednesday, March 14th
Toronto at Los Angeles / 10 pm et (CCL) / Sportsnet 1
Saturday, March 17th
Chicago at Montreal / 2 pm et / TSN
Toronto at Seattle / 10 pm et / Sportsnet 1
Vancouver at Chivas USA / 10 pm et / Sportsnet West and Pacific