Canadians Abroad Recap: Jackson and Hutchinson open 2012-13 accounts

Simeon Jackson and Atiba Hutchinson both scored their first goals of the season, helping their respective sides grab crucial early season points.
Jackson scores, Hoilett goes 90 in Norwich draw with QPR

A pair of Greater-Toronto Area natives squared off in English Premier League action on Saturday, as Mississauga's Simeon Jackson lined up for Norwich City against QPR, which featured Brampton's Junior Hoilett.

Jackson gave his team the upper hand in the 11th minute, when he got on the end of a nifty passing play involving three teammates (and started by Jackson himself). The 25-year-old nodded in a cross to put the Canaries ahead, although the lead would only last eight minutes as QPR tied it up in the 19th.

The match would end tied at 1-1, with Jackson playing 86 minutes. Hoilett lasted the entire 90.

Swans win big again

The other Canadian-born player in the EPL, Jonathan de Guzman, was also in action over the weekend, helping his side Swansea win 3-0 over West Ham United.

De Guzman went 75 minutes for Swansea, which has won its first two Premiership matches by a combined score of 8-0.

Edgar's Burnley falls to Huddersfield Town

In the English Championship, David Edgar and Burnley dropped a 2-0 away decision at Hudderfield Town, putting the Clarets at one win, two losses to start the campaign.

Edgar put in his usual 90 minutes of work in the loss.

Stevenage wins at Oldham with Haber in the starting lineup

Vancouver, B.C.'s Marcus Haber started and played the full match for Stevenage in a 1-0 win at Oldham Athletic in League One. Stevenage has seven points from three games so far.

Hutchinson scores in PSV Eindhoven victory

Atiba Hutchinson, who has been playing as a right back for Eredivise side PSV Eindhoven in recent months, opened the scoring in Sunday's 3-1 win at Groningen.

The 29-year-old made a hard run into the area to meet a deft through ball, and with one touch he calmly chipped the ball over the onrushing 'keeper for the 38th minute strike. The goal would have stood up as the game-winner if not for an 89th minute consolation tally for the hosts.

Occean starts in Eintracht Frankfurt's huge win over Bayer Leverkusen

Eintracht Frankfurt's reintroduction to the Bundesliga couldn't have gone better, as the promoted side topped German giant Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 to open the 2012-13 season.

Canadian international striker Olivier Occean started the match at the top of a 4-2-3-1 formation, and he proved a thorn in his opponents' side all game long. While not factoring on the scoresheet, Occean provided good link-up play to allow his teammates the room needed to keep Leverkusen on the back foot for many stretches of the match.

Augsburg falls to Fortuna Düsseldorf

Another newly promoted team got off to a great start in the German top tier, with Fortuna Düsseldorf grabbing a 2-0 victory at FC Augsburg.

This time, a Canadian was on the losing roster, although Marcel de Jong didn't manage to get off the bench for Augsburg in the loss.

Edwini-Bonsu not dressed in Eintracht Braunschweig victory

Failing to make the bench was 22-year-old striker Randy Edwini-Bonsu, whose club Eintracht Braunschweig fared just fine without him to the tune of a 2-1 win over visiting SC Paderborn in the 2. Bundesliga.

Cavallini goes 90 in pro debut

Teenage striker Lucas Cavallini made his professional debut over the weekend, going 90 minutes for Juventud de Las Pierdas in a 1-0 loss to River Plate in the Uruguayan Primera Division.

The 19-year-old, on loan from Club Nacional, picked up a 38th-minute yellow card.

Vålerenga blanked by Molde

Lars Hirschfeld was in goal for Vålerenga in a 2-0 loss at Molde FK in the Norwegian Tippeligaen on Sunday.

After 20 rounds, Molde sits atop the standings, while Vålerenga is in ninth place.

Chencinski on the bench in Örebro loss

Swedish Allsvenskan cellar dwellar Örebro SK dropped another decision over the weekend, this time falling 2-1 to visiting Gefle. Goalkeeper Tomer Chencinski was on the bench for the loss, although one has to wonder when the Canadian shot stopper will get his chance as Örebro creeps closer to relegation.

Stamatopoulos watches as AIK edges GAIS

The other Canadian 'keeper in Sweden's top flight, Kenny Stamatopoulos, was also a spectator in his team's match, as he watched from the bench as AIK notched a narrow 1-0 victory over GAIS.

Hammarby, Legderwood prevail over Falkenberg

It was more positive news in the Superettan, where Nik Ledgerwood opened the scoring as his side Hammarby won 3-1 at Falkenberg to keep the club's slim promotion hopes alive. It was Ledgerwood's first goal for Hammarby after joining the Swedish outfit earlier this summer.

O'Neill cautioned in MyPa draw

in Finland's Veikkausliiga, MyPa and TPS scored a minute apart en route to a 1-1 stalemate. Striker Riley O'Neill played the full 90 for MyPa, earning a last-minute yellow card in the process.

Jaro loses again

Frank Jonke started and went the distance for struggling Jaro, which lost a fourth straight match. The Veikkausliiga bottom feeders fell to table-topping Inter Turku, Jonke's previous club, by a 3-1 scoreline.

Trafford's Mariehamn thrashed by HJK

Mason Trafford went 90 minutes on the back line for IFK Mariehamn in a 5-1 loss to HJK on Sunday. The result sees HJK leapfrog Mariehamn into third place in the Finnish top flight.

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