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Which MLS teams have the most minutes played by players under 22?

The 22 Under 22 rankings are out and in the midst of all the takes in the aftermath of their release, it's worth looking at exactly what teams make the most use of their up-and-coming young players.

We crunched the numbers, and there are a few teams near the top of the list that may not be the first to come to mind when you think of the league's youngest rosters.

Reigning Supporters' Shield champion LAFC lead the pack, with a total of 4,529 minutes played by players under 22, which is nearly a quarter of their total minutes for the season. Bob Bradley's group also leads the league with nine players under 22 that have seen the field this year. Uruguayan attacker Brian Rodriguez, who came in at No. 2 on this year's list, highlights the bunch.

They're followed closely by the Philadelphia Union, who boast the player who took the No. 1 spot in this year's rankings in Brenden Aaronson, with under 22 players receiving 4,307 minutes for 22.90% of their team total. The Union are followed by the Montreal Impact at 3,278 minutes (17.56%), with the Vancouver Whitecaps and D.C. United rounding out the top five.

Nashville SC have the fewest minutes from under 22 players, with 2020 No. 2 MLS SuperDraft pick Jack Maher's 99 minutes accounting for just 0.56% of their 17,784 team minutes.

Check out the full list below.

Team Minutes Minutes by U22 players % Players
LAFC 18,771 4,529 24.13% 9: Rodriguez, Palacios, Ginella, Cifuentes, Duke, Torres, Opoku, Traore, Duenas
PHI 18,810 4,307 22.90% 6: Aaronson, McKenzie, Real, Fontana, De Vries, Turner
MTL 18,663 3,278 17.56% 5: Brault-Guillard, Binks, Yao, Tabla, Bayiha
VAN 18,702 3,275 17.51% 6: Veselinovic, Hasal, Baldisimo, Bair, Raposo, Metcalfe
DC 18,715 3,251 17.37% 4: Paredes, Sorga, Nyeman, Yow
COL 12,824 2,193 17.10% 3: Vines, Bassett, Galvan
CHI 17,820 2,726 15.30% 5: Aliseda, Navarro, Mihailovic, Gutierrez, Reynolds
MIA 17,783 2,679 15.06% 5: Reyes, Pellegrini, Carranza, Robinson, Makoun
RBNY 18,809 2,682 14.26% 6: Casseres Jr., Fernandez, Yearwood, Jorgensen, Mines, Clark
SKC 17,792 2,123 11.93% 3: Busio, Lindsey, Duke
ATL 18,745 2,220 11.84% 4: Barco, Campbell, Bello, Wolff
CLB 17,820 2,007 11.26% 4: Diaz, Keita, Berhalter, Morris
LA 16,800 1,746 10.39% 5: Araujo, Alvarez, Dunbar, Traore, Harvey
DAL 16,829 1,746 10.37% 8: Reynolds, Tessmann, Ferreira, Servania, Pepi, Pomykal, Sealy, Cerrillo
CIN 18,810 1,915 10.18% 3: Amaya, Barreal, Bailey
ORL 17,799 1,697 9.53% 3: Dike, Perera, Bender
NYC 18,723 1,570 8.39% 3: Sands, Acevedo, Scally
POR 18,795 1,393 7.41% 2: Farfan, Bonilla
TOR 18,809 1,357 7.21% 6: Akinola, Gallacher, Nelson, Shaffelberg, Okello, Dorsey, 
RSL 17,767 1,139 6.41% 4: Ruiz, Ramirez, Iloski, Garcia 
SJ 18,810 1,154 6.14% 5: Lopez, Cowell, Akanyirige, Haji, Fuentes
NE 18,769 879 4.68% 2: Buchanan, Rennicks
SEA 17,820 322 1.81% 4: Bwana, Hopeau, Leyva, Atencio
MIN 16,820 172 1.02% 1: Chacon
HOU 18,763 155 0.83% 2: Lemoine, Palomino
NSH 17,784 99 0.56% 1: Maher



 

 

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