It was one of Canada's veteran flagbearers in Europe who made the most impact this past weekend, as Rob Friend led his 2. Bundesliga side to three points.
Friend leads the line in 1860 München victory
Veteran striker Rob Friend still has something to contribute at a high level, and he showed it on Saturday when he spurred 1860 München's offence with a goal and an assist in a 3-1 victory over Erzgebirge Aue.
The 65th minute strike was Friend's first goal in six appearances in the 2. Bundesliga so far this season, and 1860 will hope that the 32-year-old can regain some of the dominant form he had a few years ago.
Occean goes 90 in stalemate
Also in Germany's second tier, on-loan forward Olivier Occean started and played the full match for FC Kaiserslautern in a 0-0 draw at FC Köln.
The draw kept FCK in a logjam at the middle of the table, but there is still plenty of season left to play.
Hainault not dressed for Aalen victory
Defender André Hainault was not in the matchday 18 for VfR Aalen's weekend road clash at Bochum, which ended 2-1 for the visiting side.
Hainault has seen very few minutes over the past year as he has tried to transition from MLS play back to Europe.
Jackson makes late cameo for Braunschweig
After starting the first few matches of the Bundesliga calender for Eintracht Braunschweig, Simeon Jackson has been relegated to bench duty after the club's preferred strikers regained fitness.
On Friday, Jackson was summoned in the 83rd minute as Braunschweig was losing 4-1 at Borussia Moenchengladbach. The Canadian was largely ineffective in his brief appearance, although that seems to be more of a club-wide affliction rather than one specific to the 26-year-old from Mississauga, Ont.
The match ended in that same 4-1 scoreline, and Jackson's club is already looking like a heavy favourite for automatic relegation.
De Jong sidelined in Augsburg loss
For all of Jackson's struggles in his first season in the German top tier, at least he's getting playing time. The same can't be said for Marcel de Jong, who was once again nailed to the bench for FC Augsburg, this time watching as the team fell 2-1 at Hannover 96.
The left-sided Canuck has only made one appearance in the league so far this season, a 44-minute shift earlier this month.
Hutchinson plays 90-plus in abandoned match
Over in Turkey, midfielder Atiba Hutchinson was once again in the starting lineup for Besiktas in a big Istanbul derby versus Galatasaray.
Didier Drogba scored twice for Galatasaray to give the visitors a 2-1 lead heading into stoppage time, but a 92nd minute red card to teammate Felipe Melo sparked fan riots that led to the abandonment of the match.
Should the result stand, it would be the first loss of the young season for Besiktas.
Borjan nowhere to be found in Sivasspor loss
Elsewhere in the Super Lig, goalkeeper Milan Borjan appears to have fallen out of favour with Sivasspor manager Roberto Carlos.
The Canadian shotstopper was not even in the matchday 18 in a 2-1 loss to visiting Kasimpasa, despite spending all of last season and the opening several weeks of the current campaign as the clear No.1.
Sivasspor sits in ninth place after five games so far this season.
De Guzman, Xanthi victorious
In nearby Greece, Julian de Guzman put in his customary 90 minute shift for SKODA Xanthi in a winning cause, as the club defeated cellar-dwelling Aris by a 2-0 score.
The victory was Xanthi's second of the 2013-14 Greek Super League campaign.
Stamatopoulos in goal for AIK loss
To the northern end of the continent, goalkeeper Kenny Stamatopoulos played the full 90 minutes for AIK in a 3-1 loss at IFK Goteborg on Monday.
The defeat puts a damper on AIK's quest to grab one of Sweden's three European berths, with the club now sitting three ponts back of third-place Helsingborg with six games remaining.
Hirschfeld remains in backup role
Meanwhile in nearby Norway, fellow Canadian goalkeeper Lars Hirschfeld continued his new role as backup to Valerenga starter Gudmund Kongshavn over the weekend. Hirschfeld watched from the bench as his club fell 1-0 at Viking on a goal scored in the second minute of play.
Valerenga looks destined to finish the season firmly in the middle of the Eliteserien table.
Edgar sees second half action
Over in England's Championship, defender David Edgar subbed into Burnley's 2-1 win at Leeds United on Saturday in the 69th minute, helping his side hang on to the victory.
Edgar hasn't seen nearly as much playing time this year as he has in recent seasons, so the opportunity to be part of a winning side can only be seen as a positive for the versatile 26-year-old.
Hume cautioned in PNE victory
Down a rung in League One, striker Iain Hume started and played 75 minutes for Preston North End in a 1-0 road win at Sheffield United.
Hume picked up a 30th minute yellow card during the victory; a win that allowed PNE to keep pace with the other promotion candidates near the top of the standings.
Haber scores in winning effort for Notts County
The other Canadian striker in England's third tier, Marcus Haber, provided an offensive spark off the bench for Notts County over the weekend.
Haber subbed in at the 65th minute mark and scored just under 15 minutes later, helping his new side to a 2-0 victory over Tranmere Rovers. With the win, Notts County pulled itself out of the League One cellar.
Cavallini first off the bench for Nacional
Halfway around the world, young striker Lucas Cavallini continued his quest to become a regular with Club Nacional in the Uruguayan Primera Division on Sunday with a 25 minute appearance in a 1-0 victory.
Cavallini was the first option off the bench for the Uruguayan power, a good sign after a risky move by the 20-year-old to fight for a spot in the team rather than pursue another loan deal.