Monday, December 22, 2008

Try saying Borussia Mönchengladbach 10 times fast!

I covered this off over at The 24th Minute, but Canadians still looking for a Euro team to follow (and who don't want to be predictable in cheering for one of the big boys) could do no worse than adopting Germany's Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Today, Toronto's Paul Stalteri announced on his web site that he will be joining the team on Jan. 1. It's news that must be exciting to Rosetown, Saskatchewan's Rob Friend, who has scored 21 goals for the club in the last season and a half. Canucks have a nice history in the top German league (Stalteri was the first Canadian to score in the Bundesliga, actually) and the move is widely seen as a great move for Stalteri, who was not seeing the pitch for Spurs.

Another interesting rumour involving Canadians in world football is suggesting FC Copenhagen's Atiba Hutchinson has drawn the interest of Celtic.

There is some worry that Hutchinson would end up rotting on the bench at Celtic, but getting a Canadian at a club with the profile of the Glasgow side would have the potential of being a positive thing (although I'm not sure Celtic is truly one of the world's elite teams, it does have a following that is nearly unmatched).

Rumours are cheap this time of year, but we will keep an eye on this one.

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