Canadian Exports: Julian de Guzman, Daniel Haber look to be on the move again
He's listed as "unattached" on Canada's CONCACAF Gold Cup roster released Tuesday, but Julian de Guzman looks closer to learning his new home. Reports out of Poland have the former Toronto FC and FC Dallas man in the sights of Wisla Krakow of that country's top flight.
If de Guzman (above) does make the switch, he’d be rejoining coach Franciszek Smuda, who coached him during his brief stint this past season at SSV Jahn Regensburg of the German 2.Bundesliga.
Meanwhile Cyprus is undergoing something of a Canadian takeover. Forward Daniel Haber is reportedly on the verge of joining Apollon Limassol of the Cypriot First Division, according to a report at the11.ca. The 20-year-old would be the third Canadian international in Cyprus' top division, joining Mike Klukowski and Issey Nakajima-Farran.
Haber had previously been with Maccabi Haifa of the Israeli Premier League, where he scored twice in four appearances after leaving Cornell University.
On the field, it was successful return to action for Kenny Stamatopoulos at AIK in Sweden. The veteran netminder was in goal on Monday as AIK beat Brommapojkarna 4-0, their first game in nearly a month. AIK are in seventh place in the 16-team Allsvenskan.
Down in the Swedish second division, Nik Ledgerwood and Hammarby are now unbeaten in three straight after they tied Angelholm 1-1 on Sunday, with Ledgerwood going the full 90 minutes in midfield. Hammarby are in sixth place with 19 points through 13 games this season.
Over in Finland, defender Roger Thompson has helped Mariehamn to consecutive league wins as the team sits just three points back of top spot in the Veikkausliiga. Thompson played the full 90 minutes on Monday as Mariehamn beat Inter Turku 2-0.
Forward Frank Jonke’s Jaro also came up against Inter Turku last week but they could only muster a scoreless draw on Wednesday. Jaro sit in seventh place with 19 points through 14 games.