2013 Rookie Watch: Vancouver Rookies Big In Comeback

2013 Rookie Watch: Vancouver Rookies Big In Comeback

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On September 3, 2013
  • 2013 MLS Season, 2013 Week 27, Features


Carlos Alvarez and Ketuka Manneh battled it out this past weekend. (Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports)

Carlos Alvarez and Ketuka Manneh battled it out this past weekend. (Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports)

It hasn’t always been an easy season for Vancouver Whitecaps rookies Erik Hurtado and Kekuta Manneh. Both young players were drafted high in January’s SuperDraft with hopes of being big time players for the Whitecaps this season but neither have truly broke through the lineup enough for head coach Martin Rennie.

But things may be changing as this past weekend both were instrumental in getting the Whitecaps back in a game at home that they were down 2-0 in to Chivas USA. Manneh went the full 90 for the first time this season while he and Hurtado combined together on the game-tying goal in the final seconds of the game.

Elsewhere, Columbus rookie forward Ryan Finley also saw his first big minutes of the season against Seattle, going the full 90 in that game too. And LA Homegrown forward Gyasi Zardes helped assist Robbie Keane on his second goal of the game against San Jose on Saturday night.

Here is how the rest of the rookies did in Week 27.

Week 27 Minutes:

90 Andrew Farrell (New England)
90 Jonathan Osorio (Toronto FC)
90 DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle)
90 Wil Trapp (Columbus)
90 Scott Caldwell (New England)
90 Carlos Salcedo (Real Salt Lake)
90 Ryan Finley (Columbus)
90 Dillion Powers (Colorado)
90 Kekuta Manneh (Vancouver) – 1 assist
84 Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy) – 1 assist
83 Carlos Alvarez (Chivas USA)
70 Deshorn Brown (Colorado)
34 Erik Hurtado (Vancouver) – 1 assist
10 Collin Martin (DC)
1 Adam Jahn (San Jose)

*Made MLS Debut

Total minutes for the season:

Homegrown Players:

DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle) 1,810 minutes, 1 goal, 1 assist
Scott Caldwell (New England) 1,579 minutes, 2 assists
Armando Moreno (New York) 2 minutes
Jonathan Osorio (Toronto) 1,247 minutes, 5 goals
London Woodberry (FC Dallas) 333 minutes
Maxim Tissot (Montreal) 92 minutes
Wandrille Lefevre (Montreal) 36 minutes
Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy) 1,360 minutes – 3 goals, 1 assist
Carlos Salcedo (Real Salt Lake) 1,081 minutes
Chad Barson (Columbus) 998 minutes
Wil Trapp (Columbus) 720 minutes – 1 assist
Bradlee Baladez (FC Dallas) 27 minutes
Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas) 360 minutes
Collin Martin (DC United) 100 minutes
Michael Seaton (DC United) 13 minutes

SuperDraft picks:

#1 Andrew Farrell (New England) 2,093 minutes 1 assist
#2 Carlos Alvarez (Chivas) 1,649, 1 goal, 1 assist
#3 Kyle Bekker (Toronto  FC) 123 minutes
#4 Kekuta Manneh (Vancouver) 474 minutes, 1 goal, 1 assist
#5 Erik Hurtado (Vancouver) 471 minutes, 1 assist
#6 Deshorn Brown (Colorado) 1,875 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) 132 minutes
#10 Eriq Zavaleta (Seattle) 15 minutes
#11 Dillon Powers (Colorado) 2,038 minutes, 4 goal, 5 assists
#12 John Stertzer (Real Salt Lake) 33 minutes
#13 Jason Johnson (Houston) 178 minutes
#16 Emery Welshman (Toronto FC) 5 minutes
#17 Taylor Kemp (DC United) 449 minutes
#19 Charlie Rugg (LA Galaxy) 128 minutes, 1 goal
#21 Donnie Smith (New England) 53 minutes
#29 Devon Sandoval (Real Salt Lake) 704 minutes – 2 goals
#30 Yazid Atouba (Chicago Fire) 55 minutes
#38 Greg Cochrane (LA Galaxy) 668 minutes

Supplemental Picks:

Adam Jahn (San Jose) 936 minutes, 4 goals
Taylor Morgan (Toronto FC) 15 minutes
Leonardo Fernandes (Philadelphia) 267 minute
Michael Bustamante (New York) 5 minutes