2014 Rookie Watch: Slim Pickings So Far

2014 Rookie Watch: Slim Pickings So Far

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On March 26, 2014
  • 2014 MLS Season, 2014 Rookie Watch, 2014 Week 3

We’re only three weeks into the season and so far, the 2014 crop of rookies in Major League Soccer have really yet to make any sort of impact on the new season. Part of that is due to the increasing use of loans to USL PRO and NASL teams that clubs are doing this season. That increase has lead to fewer rookies producing so far this season.

Still, five rookies saw minutes this past week with three going the distance. Interestingly enough the two that didn’t go the full 90 contributed to their club’s attack.

Week 3 minutes:

90 Thomas McNamara (Chivas)
90 Eric Miller (Montreal)
90 John Berner (Colorado) – 1 shutout
66 Harrison Shipp (Chicago) – one assist
19 Kris Tyrpak (Chivas) – one assist

*Made MLS Debut

Total minutes for the season:

Homegrown Players:

Harrison Shipp (Chicago) – 156 minutes, 1 assist
Sean Okoli (Seattle) – 4 minutes
Jordan Allen (Real Salt Lake) – 9 minutes

SuperDraft picks:

#3 Christian Dean (Vancouver Whitecaps) 13 minutes
#5 Eric Miller (Miller) 270 minutes
#20 Thomas McNamara (Chivas USA) 249 minutes, 1 goal
#32 Marc Sherrod (Houston) 2 minutes
#35 John Berner (Colorado) 180 minutes
#40 Kris Tyrpak (Chivas USA) 22 minutes, 1 assist
#45 Adam Bedell (Columbus) 3 minutes
#57 Alex Martinez (Sporting KC) 15 minutes

If anything is incorrect or out of place, be sure to let me know in the comments below.