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Canadians Abroad Recap: Hutchinson lifts the Dutch Cup, Occean goes tops in Germany

Canadians Abroad Recap: Hutchinson lifts the Dutch Cup, Occean goes tops in Germany

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Atiba Hutchinson wins a cup with PSV Eindhoven, while Olivier Occean scored his 17th goal of the season to lead Greuther Furth to top spot in the 2. Bundesliga.

Hutchinson goes 90 in Cup win

PSV Eindhoven may not win the Eredivisie this season, but the Dutch giant did manage to add a piece of silverware to its trophy case over the weekend.

The KNVB Beker - the Dutch Cup - was captured with relative ease by PSV, who prevailed 3-0 over SC Heracles Almero in front of 50,000 fans at Rotterdam's De Kuip, home of Feyenoord, on Sunday. Canadian midfielder Atiba Hutchinson patrolled the right flank for PSV, putting in 90 minutes of work in the victory.

The 29-year-old native of Brampton, Ontario, has been shifted around the park since his return several weeks ago from offseason knee surgery, and has split time between central midfield and right back for his club.

Occean and Greuther Fürth go tops in the 2. Bundesliga

Olivier Occean scored one goal and assisted another to lead SpVgg Greuther Fürth to a 3-0 win over FC Energie Cottbus last Thursday.

The victory thrusted Greuther Fürth into sole possession of first place in the German second division, while Occean also leapt out in front of the league scoring charts with his 75th minute strike.

Köln ends three-game skid

Bundesliga relegation candidate FC Köln earned a badly-needed 1-1 draw versus Werder Bremen, putting a halt to a three-game losing streak.

Kevin McKenna was a late-game substitution for Köln, with the defender coming into the match in second half injury time.

Blackburn falls hard to West Brom

Blackburn Rovers continued their late-season slide with a big 3-0 loss at West Bromwich Albion.

Junior Hoilett started and played the entire match for Blackburn, but the young attacker was easily neutralized by a West Brom team that dominated all facets of the match.

Jackson sits out Norwich draw

Simeon Jackson remained on the bench for Norwich City as the Canaries battled to a 2-2 draw with visiting Everton.

The teams traded goals in the deadlock, but Norwich manager Paul Lambert decided against using the 25-year-old striker to try to grab a late winner.

Edgar and Burnley stand tall in close win

Defender David Edgar was in the Burnley backline as usual in a 1-0 home victory over Brighton & Hove Albion in the English Championship.

The match was a hotly-contested affair, with six yellow cards handed out between the two sides, including three in stoppage time.

Hume starts for PNE

Iain Hume was in the Preston North End starting XI and went the distance as the club grabbed a point in a 1-1 draw with MK Dons in League One action.

PNE's goal came at the death, allowing Preston to escape with the result and keeping the club in midtable in the standings.

Haber plays 17 minutes in SPL action

Marcus Haber was a second half substitute for St. Johnstone in a 0-0 draw with Inverness Caledonian Thistle on Saturday. Haber entered the match in the 73rd minute.

Borjan shelled in Romania

FC Vaslui goalkeeper Milan Borjan was beaten three times by CSU Voinţa Sibiu in a 3-0 loss in Liga I.

Vaslui has fallen off in form in recents weeks, after surging in the immediate aftermath of Borjan's arrival from Turkish club Sivasspor.

Ricketts scores in limited minutes for Poli Timişoara

Striker Tosaint Ricketts came on at halftime for Politehnica Timişoara and scored the game-tying goal in the 83rd minute in a 1-1 draw with Gloria Bistriţa last Wednesday. It was Ricketts' fourth goal of the campaign.

The result sees the teams remain in a two-way tie at the top of the Romanian Liga II standings.