- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On April 29, 2014
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- 2014 Rookie Watch
Given how few rookies are playing this season in MLS, I’ve decided to cut down the weekly post into a bi-monthly type thing. Now if teams end up playing rookies more from week to week like we saw in 2013, then I will resume the weekly post on this.
Anyways, right now the rookie race isn’t much of one. Chicago’s Harrison Shipp continues to be the top rookie by a mile. In six games this season, Shipp has three assist and has logged some solid minutes for the Fire.
Shipp’s closest competition in the rookie race may be Montreal rookie Eric Miller, who has played in every single game for the Impact thus far this season. Miller started and played the full 90 in seven of those eight Impact games. I would also keep an eye on San Jose rookie JJ Koval too, he has started the last two games for the Quakes, both good results for Mark Watson’s team. Houston’s AJ Cochrane is another player worth noting as well as his minutes continue to pick up.
Harrison Shipp (Chicago) – 448 minutes, 3 assists
Sean Okoli (Seattle) – 18 minutes
Jordan Allen (Real Salt Lake) – 9 minutes
#3 Christian Dean (Vancouver Whitecaps) 13 minutes
#4 Steve Neumann (New England) 19 minutes
#5 Eric Miller (Montreal) 631 minutes
#6 Tesho Akindele (FC Dallas) 4 minutes
#9 JJ Koval (San Jose) 295 minutes
#10 Nick Hagglund (Toronto) 91 minutes
#11 Patrick Mullins (New England) 45 minutes
#12 Marlon Hairston (Colorado) 36 minutes
#16 AJ Cochrane (Houston) 145 minutes
#20 Thomas McNamara (Chivas USA) 467 minutes, 1 goal
#32 Marc Sherrod (Houston) 7 minutes
#33 Jared Watts (Colorado) 200 minutes
#35 John Berner (Colorado) 270 minutes
#40 Kris Tyrpak (Chivas USA) 48 minutes, 1 assist
#45 Adam Bedell (Columbus) 9 minutes
#57 Alex Martinez (Sporting KC) 61 minutes
If anything is incorrect or out of place, be sure to let me know in the comments below.