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  • Thursday, August 10, 2000

    Big weekend for Canadians

      This Saturday could be a day to remember for Canadian players abroad.

      In Germany, the Bundesliga kicks-off with all eyes on the Werder Bremen - Energie Cottbus game which could feature Canadians Paul Stalteri (Bremen) and Kevin McKenna (Cottbus). Defending champions Bayern Munich are also in action with the possibility of Calgary teenager Owen Hargreaves making his Bundesliga debut. All three players have played for their respective top teams in pre-season.

      In England, Canadian striker Carlo Corazzin and his club Oldham open the season at home to Port Vale.

      Canadian defender Mark Watson is still hoping to find a team after severing his ties with Oxford United. United management were only willing to offer Watson a contract if the veteran defender agreed to retire from international play. Watson, who has been capped 60 times for Canada, refused and is now looking to sign elsewhere.

      Canadian midfielder Jeff Clarke has left Longford Town in Ireland and returned to Vancouver. he hopes to find a new Club soon.

      Canadian goalkeeper Lars Hirschfeld is on trial with Barnsley of the English First Division. Hirschfeld played at Energie Cottbus last season.

      Garret Kusch is training with Mjallby in Sweden as he awaits news on his application for a work permit in Scotland. Kusch was on trial with SPL side Kilmarnock in July.

      Davide Xausa tallied his second goal for Inverness Caledonia Thistle in a 3-2 win over Peterhead in the first round of the CIS Cup, Tuesday night. Xausa opened his account in the season opener on Saturday, August 5. Teammate Richard Hastings played 90 minutes.

      Canadian midfielder Martin Nash and the Rochester Raging Rhinos will take on the Toronto Lynx in a home and away series this weekend. The teams face each other in Rochester on Saturday with the return game in Toronto on Sunday.

      Canada's Men's World Cup team will assemble in Mexico City on Sunday in preparation for their World Cup Qualifying game on Tuesday, August 15.

      - Canadian Soccer Association



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