Friday, January 03, 2014

Minutes under Floro

New gaffer Benito Floro was in charge for 5 matches in the second half of 2013. He had plenty of opportunity to see the talent (or lack thereof) in the Canadian national set-up, as he fielded 34 different players over the course of those matches.

These players were: 

Doneil Henry43561
Adam Straith43562
Nik Ledgerwood42941
Dwayne De Rosario42821
Tosaint Ricketts4260
Marcel de Jong425011
Pedro Pacheco3223
Jonathan Osorio22192
Ashtone Morgan13181
Lars Hirschfeld2180
Stefan Cebara21180
David Edgar2180
Andre Hainault2180
Kyle Porter21176
Kyle Bekker13174
Russell Teibert12164
Simeon Jackson3138
Kenny Stamatopoulos2135
Milan Borjan11135
Issey Nakajima-Farran11111
Julian de Guzman291
Dejan Jakovic190
Atiba Hutchinson190
Marcus Haber190
Samuel Piette385
Karl W Ouimette184
Nana Attakora2621
Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé257
Daniel Haber255
Keven Aleman2491
Iain Hume145
Terry Dunfield243
Caleb Clarke18
Jackson Farmer14

  • I copied the template from a previous spreadsheet but found myself deleting the "G" and "A" columns because they were both empty. Sigh.
  • In general I tend to follow things closely, but entering the name "Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé" was the first time I remember seeing it at all. Jackson Farmer falls in the same boat.
  • If Adam Straith and Nik Ledgerwood, both who can be useful players, are among the top minute-earners in 2014, we might be waiting a while longer for the next win.
  • Similarly, if Tosaint Ricketts is pulling the most time at forward, the goal drought will continue. But are there better options?
  • Interestingly, the keeper minutes were about as evenly distributed as they could be with 3 guys over the case of 5 matches: 180 for Lars Hirschfeld, and a game-and-a-half each (135) for Kenny Stamatopoulos and Milan Borjan.
Canada 0 - 0 Mauritania (8 September 2013)
Canada 0 - 1 Mauritania (10 September 2013)
Canada 0 - 3 Australia (15 October 2013)
Canada 0 - 2 Czech Republic (15 November 2013)
Canada 0 - 1 Slovenia (19 November 2013)