2013 Rookie Watch: Manneh’s Late Push

2013 Rookie Watch: Manneh’s Late Push

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On October 15, 2013
  • 2013 MLS Season, 2013 Rookie Watch, 2013 Week 33, Features
Ketuka Manneh (left) scored three goals on Wednesday in Seattle. (Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports)

Ketuka Manneh (left) scored three goals on Wednesday in Seattle. (Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports)

Ketuka Manneh became the first 18-year old to score a hat trick in a Major League Soccer game this past week. But was it enough to get voter’s attention for the Rookie of the Year race? It should have but sadly I think Manneh has too many players to leap over to earn the ROY award this year. (My rankings below are more about the body of work from the season, rather than just a ranking from this past week.)

Minutes were a little more limited in Week 33, mostly due to the schedule.

Below is an updated version of my rookie race, though it didn’t change much from a week ago.

1. Dillon Powers (Colorado) (no change)- No minutes this week due to injury. If he misses any more time, you have to wonder can someone else pass him?

2. Gyasi Zardes (LA) (no change)- He has one extra game to deal with this week. I’d say if he can gobble up at least two goals and an assist in the final three games, he’ll have a decent shot at passing Powers for me and for plenty of others out there.

4. Deshorn Brown (Colorado) (up one)- Moves up due to the national team call-up. Hey, I know it has nothing to do with the vote but I’m happy for Brown. First call-up and start against the US on Friday.

3. DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle) (down 1)- Hate to say it but his chances are slipping away with each Sounder loss right now.

5. Wil Trapp (Columbus (no change) – No games for the Crew this past week.

Here is how the rest of the rookies did in Week 33.

Week 33 Minutes:

180 DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle)
90 Maxim Tissot (Montreal)
90 Andrew Farrell (New England)
90 Scott Caldwell (New England)
72 Ketuka Manneh (Vancouver) – three goals
29 Blake Smith (Montreal)
17 Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas)
4 Erik Hurtado (Vancouver)
4 Adam Jahn (San Jose)

*Made MLS Debut

Total minutes for the season:

Homegrown Players:

DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle) 2,870 minutes, 1 goal, 2 assists
Scott Caldwell (New England) 2,084 minutes, 2 assists
Armando Moreno (New York) 2 minutes
Jonathan Osorio (Toronto) 1,517 minutes, 5 goals
London Woodberry (FC Dallas) 333 minutes
Maxim Tissot (Montreal) 213 minutes – 1 goal
Wandrille Lefevre (Montreal) 36 minutes
Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy) 1,720 minutes – 4 goals, 3 assist
Carlos Salcedo (Real Salt Lake) 1,6901 minutes
Chad Barson (Columbus) 1,515 minutes
Wil Trapp (Columbus) 1,209 minutes – 1 assist
Bradlee Baladez (FC Dallas) 27 minutes
Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas) 814 minutes
Collin Martin (DC United) 314 minutes
Michael Seaton (DC United) 103 minutes

SuperDraft picks:

#1 Andrew Farrell (New England) 2,633 minutes 1 assist
#2 Carlos Alvarez (Chivas) 2,034, 1 goal, 1 assist
#3 Kyle Bekker (Toronto  FC) 133 minutes
#4 Kekuta Manneh (Vancouver) 601 minutes, 4 goals, 1 assist
#5 Erik Hurtado (Vancouver) 487 minutes, 1 assist
#6 Deshorn Brown (Colorado) 2,009 minutes, 9 goals, 3 assists
#7 Walker Zimmerman (FC Dallas) 231 minutes – 2 goals
#8 Blake Smith (Montreal) 266 minutes – 2 goals
#9 Ryan Finley (Columbus) 333 minutes – 1 goal, 1 assist
#10 Eriq Zavaleta (Seattle) 21 minutes
#11 Dillon Powers (Colorado) 2,367 minutes, 5 goal, 6 assists
#12 John Stertzer (Real Salt Lake) 33 minutes
#13 Jason Johnson (Houston) 427 minutes – 1 goal
#16 Emery Welshman (Toronto FC) 5 minutes
#17 Taylor Kemp (DC United) 539 minutes
#19 Charlie Rugg (LA Galaxy) 151 minutes, 1 goal
#21 Donnie Smith (New England) 53 minutes
#24 Kofi Opare (LA Galaxy) – 264 minutes
#26 Don Anding (Philadelphia) 30 minutes
#29 Devon Sandoval (Real Salt Lake) 885 minutes – 3 goals
#30 Yazid Atouba (Chicago Fire) 55 minutes
#35 Dylan Remick (Seattle) 25 minutes
#38 Greg Cochrane (LA Galaxy) 668 minutes

Supplemental Picks:

Adam Jahn (San Jose) 944 minutes, 4 goals
Taylor Morgan (Toronto FC) 15 minutes
Leonardo Fernandes (Philadelphia) 267 minute
Michael Bustamante (New York) 7 minutes