Everything remained status quo for the rookies of Major League Soccer in Week 12. Four players went the full 90 in their weekend games, two of them were usual suspects to do so. Andrew Farrell of New England is now at 900 minutes for the season with Seattle Homegrown defender DeAndre Yedlin just right behind him.
It appears that defenders are getting the bulk of the minutes here so far this season with guys like Yedlin and Farrell. Real Salt Lake Homegrown defender Carlos Salcedo is also starting to earn his keep, as he had made two straight starts in the center of the RSL defense lately.
D.C. United rookie Taylor Kemp was recalled from his loan to Richmond this past weekend, and he made his MLS debut in the process during the 1-1 draw to Sporting KC.
One last interesting note, as you’ll see below in the post, is that there are three players from the first round of the SuperDraft that haven’t made their debut yet with their respective clubs. Sporting KC midfielder Mikey Lopez has and will see more time with the US U-20s this summer than he will with Sporting, probably not a bad thing to bring him along slowly there in KC if you ask me.
Elsewhere, San Jose defender Tommy Muller and Montreal midfielder Fernando Monge have yet to debut. I believe Monge however was let go earlier this year by the Impact.
Here is how the rest of the rookies did in Week 12. Continue Reading →