In honor of the holiday season, MLSsoccer.com's Canadian correspondent Daniel Squizzato decks the halls with a boughs of couplets and rhymes.
‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the game
most Canadian Exports found their fates were the same.
Milan Borjan returned in the Turkish Cup.
For him and Sivasspor, things are now looking up.
For Tosaint Ricketts, the Cup was more grim.
With Bucaspor losing, they’ll now pack it in.
His broken nose healed, Olivier Occean was back
doing his part for Kaiserslautern’s attack.
Kevin McKenna got back to Köln’s bench.
Fans await his return, as their anxious hearts wrench.
Julian de Guzman had a pair of good matches,
a welcome sign, as he’s had some rough patches.
Michael Petrasso’s Oldham loan came to a close,
(though perhaps he’ll be back; we’ll see how it goes.)
Pedro Pacheco filed his normal report:
full 90 for Santa Clara; the team fell short.
But beyond those few players creating a buzz
there was so little action in the week that was.
No Stillo, no Edgar, no Jackson or Friend,
no players from Sweden – their season did end.
Hume and de Jong did get a brief call,
but no Marcus or Daniel – no Habers at all.
Adam Straith once again did not get a run,
and reports say his time at Weisbaden is done.
In Germany and Uruguay, some teams have a break.
(Let’s hope they don’t use it for candy and cake.)
For Canada’s exports, there are two goals in sight:
Merry Christmas to all, and to all, the top flight.