Kekuta Manneh played 764 minutes in 2013. His six goals averaged out to one for every 127 minutes played.
But that's the easy math.
When digging deeper, 329 of Manneh's minutes came as a second-half substitution. In that role, the 19-year-old managed just two goals or one every 165 minutes. Not exactly the productivity the initial calculations indicated.
His starting moments tell a completely different story.
When featured from the opening whistle, Manneh scored four goals in 435 minutes. The 109 minutes per goal as a starter is your number to watch in 2014 and reflect better on the young Gambian's talents. Throw in an assist and a starting Manneh was a key contributor in four of Vancouver's last 11 goals of the season.
By comparison, Diego Fagundez played 2,362 of his 2,427 minutes in a starting role for the Revolution last year. The 19-year-old led all MLS players under 24 with 13 goals, but he only averaged one every 197 minutes.
What if Manneh had 1,927 more opportunities?
According to the club's official website, that's exactly what Coach Robinson expects to give him in 2014:
He puts smiles on faces in the squad and he walks around with a big smile on his face. Everyone knows he has ability. He's a major player for us this year. He's going to get a lot of time and he'll be given a lot of chances...With the talent he has, like a number of our other young players, it's important that we let them play with a free and open mind. If they do that, they're able to express their own abilities in the attacking areas of the field.
Manneh's positioning remains a question mark for the rookie head coach.
Two or three different possibilities exist. Depending on the formation, Manneh could see time as a winger, as a playmaker behind the striker or as part of a two-striker system.
But regardless of where he lines up, the key here is that he lines up. More opportunities could propel the 19-year-old to a breakout season.