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Canadians Abroad Recap: McKenna, Köln relegated to 2. Bundesliga

Canadians Abroad Recap: McKenna, Köln relegated to 2. Bundesliga

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Kevin McKenna's 1. FC Köln was officially relegated from the top tier of German football, while PSV Eindhoven and Atiba Hutchinson secured a Europa League spot for next season.

Köln loses relegation battle

FC Köln's recent skid extended to the last day of the Bundesliga season, where unfortunately for Kevin McKenna and company, the side fell 4-1 to visiting Bayern Munich. McKenna went 90 minutes in the loss.

The result means that Köln finishes in the relegation zone, having slipped out of a playoff spot last week.

Augsburg stays up

FC Augsburg managed to avoid the drop back to the 2. Bundesliga, and the club helped solidify its spot with a 1-0 victory over Hamburger SV on Saturday.

Canadian Marcel de Jong is normally a starter with the club, but has been sidelined with a foot injury for several weeks.

Greuther Fürth wins German second division title

Having wrapped up promotion to the Bundesliga a couple of weeks ago, SpVgg Greuther Fürth found new reason to celebrate over the weekend by winning the league championship of the second tier.

Fürth drew 2-2 at relegation-bound Hansa Rostock, with Olivier Occean playing the full 90 minutes in the match.

Occean finishes the season in a three-way tie as top goalscorer of the 2. Bundesliga, with his assist total (nine in 33 matches) giving him the tiebreaker.

Friend plays 13 minutes in Eintracht Frankfurt loss

Rob Friend subbed in at the 77th minute as Eintrach Frankfurt fell 1-0 at Karslruher SC.

The result allowed Greuther Fürth to clinch the 2. Bundesliga title, although Eintracht will also play in the top flight next season.

Edwini-Bonsu sits out Braunschweig finale

Randy Edwini-Bonsu remained on the bench as his club Eintracht Braunschweig ended its season with a 3-1 win over FC Ingolstadt.

Braunschweig finishes the campaign in eighth spot in the 2. Bundesliga, and Edwini-Bonsu will be looking to solidify his place on the team when the squad reconvenes in a few months.

PSV misses out on Champions League by one point

It came down to the wire, but ultimately it wasn't enough for PSV Eindhoven.

Atiba Hutchinson went his usual 90 minutes for PSV in a 3-1 victory at Excelsior on Sunday, although the three points weren't enough to secure Champions League participation for the Eindhoven side next season.

PSV finished the Eredivisie campaign on 69 points, just one behind Feyenoord and the final Dutch CL berth. As the third place finisher, PSV will take part in the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League.

Jackson starts in surprise Norwich draw

After not even being named to the substitutes bench over the past couple of fixtures, striker Simeon Jackson was a surprise addition to Norwich City's starting lineup for Saturday's 3-3 draw at Arsenal.

Jackson was lively throughout his 68 minutes on the pitch as Norwich threw a wrench into Arsenal's quest to secure Champions League participation next season.

Haber goes the distance in St. Johnstone defeat

Marcus Haber played 90 minutes for St. Johnstone on Sunday as the Saints fell 2-0 at Hearts in the Scottish Premier League.

The loss eliminates St. Johnstone from Europa League contention. The Saints are in sixth place with one match to go.

Vålerenga, Hirschfeld earn third straight win

Lars Hirschfeld backstopped Vålerenga to a third consecutive victory in the Norwegian top-flight, with the club grabbing a 3-2 win at home versus Fredrikstad.

Vålerenga is third in the Tippeligaen after seven matches played.

Mariehamn still undefeated

It's still in the very early stages of the Finnish first division campaign, but IFK Mariehamn has reeled off an impressive five-game undefeated streak to start the season.

Mariehamn's latest result was a 2-1 win at VPS, with both goals coming in the final 10 minutes of play.

Mason Trafford was in the starting lineup and played the full match for Mariehamn.

O'Neill scores in MyPa victory

Striker Riley O'Neill is also seeing success in Finland's Veikkausliiga, as he scored the opener for MyPa in a 2-1 win at KuPS on Saturday.

MyPa has won four of its first five league matches, and the club has to be considered an early season favourite to contend for the title.

Canadians Abroad Recap appears every Monday at Canada.