Archive for March 3rd, 2012

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Canadian Player of the month Occean scores again in Germany

Olivier Occean

Olivier Occean celebrated being named Canadian Player of the Month by helping SpVgg Greuther Furth pad its lead atop the Bundesliga 2.

The Canadian striker scored the opening and winning goal in the 78th minute Saturday, tapping home a cross from teammate Felix Klaus, as SpVgg Greuther Furth defeated MSV Duisburg 2-0.

For Occean, it was his 12th goal of the Bundesliga 2. season and, until the title chasers play later in the weekend, gave his club a four-point advantage at the top of the table.
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NASL gets full Division-2 sanction

The United States Soccer Federations has granted the North American Soccer League official Division-2 status.

The decision, made by the USSF in Miami this morning, ensures stability for FC Edmonton, Puerto Rico Islanders and the six U.S. mainland teams in the circuit, as well as the coming expansion franchise from Ottawa.

“After a successful inaugural campaign in which we worked to stabilize Division 2, we are pleased to have the formal approval that fully empowers us to move ahead with our plans to grow our league.  We look forward to continuing to play a critical role in the development and maturation of soccer in North America and the Caribbean,” said David Downs, NASL Commissioner. 
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