Starting XI: Overseas
by, 09-17-2011 at 11:02 PM (550 Views)
F[B]Simeon Jackson[/B] Jackson was not even a sub, used or unused in Norwich City's first victory in the English Premier League this season. It is becoming disappointing that Norwich have not used him more. Especially with the success he had for them last season.
F[B]Iain Hume[/B] Iain Hume would score for Preston North End this week in his return to the club's first side. This goal would come after reports stating that he had been dropped from the starting line up by the club after returning from the MNT. This goal will certainly dispel any doubts as to why he is in the starting lineup.
F[B]Dwayne De Rosario[/B] De Rosario's DC United side would lost 3-0 to the Seattle Sounders. He played 62 minutes of the game. However, De Rosario can expect to see playoff action this season as the club is one win away from making the post season. We all know how De Ro get's when the playoffs come around.
M[B]Josh Simpson[/B] Simpson would play the full 90 for Maniasaspor in it's 1-0 loss to Orduspor. Simpson was coming off a game in which he had scored the last minute equalizer but could not bury anything this time around.
M[B]Will Johnson[/B] Will Johnson would play the full 90 minutes is Real Salt Lake's 1-0 victory of Sporting Kansas City. He recorded a single shot on goal.
M[B]Julian De Guzman[/B] De Guzman played the full 90 minutes for Toronto FC who beat the MLS Cup champions Colorado Rapids 2-1. Didn't do all that much for the Red's on this occasion.
D[B]David Edgar[/B] Edgar would play the full 90 for Burnley. Burnley would lose a disappointing 2-1 game to Peterborough. Edgar was credited on the team's website with making a mistake crucial to the second Peterborough goal.
D[B]Mike Klukowski [/B] Would play the full 90 minutes in Maniasaspor's 1-0 loss to Orduspor. Is starting to play consistently for the Turkish club. This is a good sign for Canadians.
D[B]Kevin Mckenna[/B] The Canadian Captain would play the full 90 in FC Koln's 4-1 demolition of Bayern Leverkusen. The central defender has been getting decent playing time for Koln this season.
D[B]Andre Hainault[/B] Hainault would play the full 90 in Houston Dynamo's 2-1 win of the SJ Earthquakes. Hainault should see playoff action like De Ro as his team is still very deep in the playoff hunt.
GK[B]Lars Hirschfeld[/B] This will be updated as Hirschfeld's next game for Valerenga is Tomorrow.
[SIZE=5]Recap of the Week:[/SIZE]
[B]Starting XI: Player of the Week[/B] Has to be Hume. The Canadian striker had a goal for Preston North End and is proving that he shouldn't have even been considered off the starting lineup. He now has 18 goals for Preston North End.
[B] Reoccurring Theme:[/B] Playing time. Not a lot of these players were considered serious contenders for a lot of playing time this weekend. However, for the most part they all played serious minutes. With the obvious exception of Simeon Jackson every Canadian player played decent minutes this weekend. 8 of them played the full 90 minutes for their respective clubs. This is a very good sign for any fans of the Canadian National Team because this experience is key for the players.
[B]Low Point:[/B] Jackson was not even of the bench for Norwich City. A little bit disappointing after, like I said above, he was so good for them last season. Hopefully they will use him eventually.