2013 Rookie Watch: Defenders Getting More Minutes

2013 Rookie Watch: Defenders Getting More Minutes

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On May 21, 2013
  • 2013 MLS Season, 2013 Rookie Watch, 2013 Week 12, Features
DeAndre Yedlin has been getting a lot of minutes early this season for Seattle. (Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports)

DeAndre Yedlin has been getting a lot of minutes early this season for Seattle. (Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports)

Everything remained status quo for the rookies of Major League Soccer in Week 12. Four players went the full 90 in their weekend games, two of them were usual suspects to do so. Andrew Farrell of New England is now at 900 minutes for the season with Seattle Homegrown defender DeAndre Yedlin just right behind him.

It appears that defenders are getting the bulk of the minutes here so far this season with guys like Yedlin and Farrell. Real Salt Lake Homegrown defender Carlos Salcedo is also starting to earn his keep, as he had made two straight starts in the center of the RSL defense lately.

D.C. United rookie Taylor Kemp was recalled from his loan to Richmond this past weekend, and he made his MLS debut in the process during the 1-1 draw to Sporting KC.

One last interesting note, as you’ll see below in the post, is that there are three players from the first round of the SuperDraft that haven’t made their debut yet with their respective clubs. Sporting KC midfielder Mikey Lopez has and will see more time with the US U-20s this summer than he will with Sporting, probably not a bad thing to bring him along slowly there in KC if you ask me.

Elsewhere, San Jose defender Tommy Muller and Montreal midfielder Fernando Monge have yet to debut. I believe Monge however was let go earlier this year by the Impact.

Here is how the rest of the rookies did in Week 12.

Week 12 Minutes:

90  Andrew Farrell (New England)
90 Deshorn Brown (Colorado)
90 Carlos Salcedo (Real Salt Lake)
90 DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle)
85 London Woodberry (FC Dallas)
83 Erik Hurtado (Vancouver)
63 Devon Sandoval (Real Salt Lake)
48 Adam Jahn (San Jose)
45* Taylor Kemp (DC)
33 Jonathan Osorio (Toronto)
27 Scott Caldwell (New England)
29 Gyasi Zardes (LA)
16 Greg Cochrane (LA)
5 Walker Zimmerman (FC Dallas)
1* Leonardo Fernandes (Philadelphia)

*Made MLS Debut

Total minutes for the season:

Homegrown Players:

DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle) 809 minutes, 1 assist
Scott Caldwell (New England) 343 minutes
Armando Moreno (New York) 2 minutes
Jonathan Osorio (Toronto) 178 minutes, 2 goal
London Woodberry (FC Dallas) 326 minutes
Maxim Tissot (Montreal) 92 minutes
Wandrille Lefevre (Montreal) 36 minutes
Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy) 124 minutes – 1 goal
Carlos Salcedo (Real Salt Lake) 181 minutes

SuperDraft picks:

#1 Andrew Farrell (New England) 900 minutes
#2 Carlos Alvarez (Chivas) 530, 1 goal
#3 Kyle Bekker (Toronto  FC) 123 minutes
#4 Kekuta Manneh (Vancouver) 142 minutes, 1 goal, 1 assist
#5 Erik Hurtado (Vancouver) 394 minutes, 1 assist
#6 Deshorn Brown (Colorado) 723 minutes, 2 goals, 1 assist
#7 Walker Zimmerman (FC Dallas) 6 minutes
#8 Blake Smith (Montreal) 46 minutes
#9 Ryan Finley (Columbus) 38 minutes
#10 Eriq Zavaleta (Seattle) 6 minutes
#11 Dillon Powers (Colorado) 930 minutes, 2 goal, 1 assist
#12 John Stertzer (Real Salt Lake) 33 minutes
#13 Jason Johnson (Houston) 13 minutes
#16 Emery Welshman (Toronto FC) 5 minutes
#17 Taylor Kemp (DC United) 45 minutes
#19 Charlie Rugg (LA Galaxy) 126 minutes, 1 goal
#21 Donnie Smith (New England) 53 minutes
#29 Devon Sandoval (Real Salt Lake) 515 minutes – 1 goal
#30 Yazid Atouba (Chicago Fire) 55 minutes
#38 Greg Cochrane (LA Galaxy) 398 minutes

Supplemental Picks:

Adam Jahn (San Jose) 524 minutes, 4 goals
Taylor Morgan (Toronto FC) 15 minutes
Leonardo Fernandes (Philadelphia) 1 minute