2013 Rookie Watch: Zeroing In On The Top Rookies

2013 Rookie Watch: Zeroing In On The Top Rookies

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On August 6, 2013
  • 2013 MLS Season, 2013 Rookie Watch, 2013 Week 23, Features
Andrew Farrell has been a big part of the Revs rebound this season. (David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports)

Andrew Farrell has been a big part of the Revs rebound this season. (David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports)

A new month in the Major League Soccer calendar has flipped over. The playoff races are heating up and so is the race to see who will be the league’s top rookie in 2013.

Right now my leading candidates are Colorado’s Dillon Powers and Deshorn Brown, Seattle’s DeAndre Yedlin, LA’s Gyasi Zardes, New England’s Andrew Farrell and lastly, Toronto’s Jonathan Osorio.

Three of those four are Homegrown players for their clubs. It is no shocker to see Farrell in the list as he has been one of the league’s most consistent rookies this season. That is what you’d expect out of the first overall pick in the SuperDraft.

If I had to vote right now, I’m honestly not sure who I’d pick. I do think that Powers and Brown will split votes when it comes time and unless one of the players listed in that short list goes on a scoring hot streak to close out the season, it will likely end up being Farrell or Yedlin that come away with the top rookie honors.

Who do you see as the top rookie? Let’s hear it in the comments below. 

Here is how the rest of the rookies did in Week 23.

Week 23 Minutes:

90 Jonathan Osorio (Toronto FC)
90 Andrew Farrell (New England)
90 Dillon Powers (Colorado) – 1 assist
90 DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle)
90 Wil Trapp (Columbus)
90 Deshorn Brown (Colorado) – 1 goal
90 Scott Caldwell (New England)
65 Ketuka Manneh (Vancouver)
25 Erik Hurtado (Vancouver)
21 Blake Smith (Montreal)
17* Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas)
17 Leonardo Fernandes (Philadelphia)
14 Carlos Alvarez (Chivas USA)
14* Collin Martin (DC United)
12 Jason Johnson (Houston)

*Made MLS Debut

Total minutes for the season:

Homegrown Players:

DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle) 1,450 minutes, 1 goal, 1 assist
Scott Caldwell (New England) 1,219 minutes, 1 assist
Armando Moreno (New York) 2 minutes
Jonathan Osorio (Toronto) 943 minutes, 4 goals
London Woodberry (FC Dallas) 333 minutes
Maxim Tissot (Montreal) 92 minutes
Wandrille Lefevre (Montreal) 36 minutes
Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy) 1,008 minutes – 3 goals
Carlos Salcedo (Real Salt Lake) 631 minutes
Chad Barson (Columbus) 728 minutes
Wil Trapp (Columbus) 360 minutes
Bradlee Baladez (FC Dallas) 27 minutes
Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas) 17 minutes
Collin Martin (DC United) 14 minutes

SuperDraft picks:

#1 Andrew Farrell (New England) 1,733 minutes 1 assist
#2 Carlos Alvarez (Chivas) 1,303, 1 goal, 1 assist
#3 Kyle Bekker (Toronto  FC) 123 minutes
#4 Kekuta Manneh (Vancouver) 339 minutes, 1 goal, 1 assist
#5 Erik Hurtado (Vancouver) 437 minutes, 1 assist
#6 Deshorn Brown (Colorado) 1,54 minutes, 5 goals, 3 assists
#7 Walker Zimmerman (FC Dallas) 231 minutes – 2 goals
#8 Blake Smith (Montreal) 228 minutes – 2 goals
#9 Ryan Finley (Columbus) 42 minutes
#10 Eriq Zavaleta (Seattle) 10 minutes
#11 Dillon Powers (Colorado) 1,798 minutes, 4 goal, 5 assists
#12 John Stertzer (Real Salt Lake) 33 minutes
#13 Jason Johnson (Houston) 143 minutes
#16 Emery Welshman (Toronto FC) 5 minutes
#17 Taylor Kemp (DC United) 350 minutes
#19 Charlie Rugg (LA Galaxy) 128 minutes, 1 goal
#21 Donnie Smith (New England) 53 minutes
#29 Devon Sandoval (Real Salt Lake) 608 minutes – 1 goal
#30 Yazid Atouba (Chicago Fire) 55 minutes
#38 Greg Cochrane (LA Galaxy) 668 minutes

Supplemental Picks:

Adam Jahn (San Jose) 934 minutes, 4 goals
Taylor Morgan (Toronto FC) 15 minutes
Leonardo Fernandes (Philadelphia) 267 minute
Michael Bustamante (New York) 5 minutes

  • Fred @Theretofore

    Great assessment and statistics. Thank you!

    Fred @Theretofore

  • Karlito Vargas

    This past weekend Colin Martin made his debut for DC United. He’s another homegrown to add to the list.