The silly season of the summer transfer window is coming to a close, and it seems every day we have a new story of another Canadian international on the move. I've spent a half-dozen days off the grid, and a few more busy with a family wedding, so I've missed a lot of this player traffic. I went through Canada's 22-man squad for its recent matches against USA, Cuba, and Honduras, and found that nearly half of the team is with a different employer than at the time of those matches.
Lars Hirschfeld: remains with Valerenga (Norway)
After some turbulence earlier in his career, including a stint in Romania which should have served as a cautionary tale for some of his Canadian teammates, Hirschfeld has found stability as the #1 for the mid-table Norwegian side.
Milan Borjan: returns to Sivasspor (Turkey) from loan period with Vaslui (Romania)
Milan was one of the rare Canucks who enjoyed success in Romania, going on a late-season run after signing a loan deal in winter. His earlier time with Sivasspor was not positive so hopefully a further deal is in the cards.
Kenny Stamatopoulos: remains with AIK (Sweden)
The Canadian third-stringer stays on as second-stringer with the Swedish club.
Mike Klukowski: signs with APOEL (Cyprus), last season with Manisaspor (Turkey)
Klukowski's Turkish adventures soured pretty quickly. Joining APOEL is a positive move: the Cypriot team had a dream run in the Champions League last season and will be taking part this year in Europa League.
Kevin McKenna: remains with 1. FC Koeln (Germany)
Despite rumours of a TFC move, Canada's captain for now remains with Koeln, who were relegated from the 1.Bundesliga in May. He would likely enjoy more playing time with a smaller 2.Bundesliga side; a move before the beginning of the season should not be ruled out.
David Edgar: remains with Burnley (England)
Edgar has found a home, and his level, with the Championship side.
Andre Hainault: remains with Houston Dynamo
Dejan Jakovic: remains with DC United
Ashtone Morgan: remains with Toronto FC
Ante Jazic: remains with Chivas USA
The MLS defensive crew is a beacon of stability.
Nik Ledgerwood: signs with Hammarby (Sweden), last season with SV Wehen Wiesbaden (Germany)
Ledgerwood was one of the few Canadians to perform above expectations in this June's matches, which is why I was surprised to see him take what looks like a backwards step from the German 3rd tier to the Swedish 2nd.
Julian de Guzman: traded to FC Dallas from Toronto FC
This probably deserves a post of its own, but the good news from a Canadian perspective is that he should be featuring in the starting lineup in each match, as opposed to languishing on Toronto's bench with a coach that hasn't a clue how to use his talents.
Samuel Piette: signs with Fortuna Dusseldorf (Germany)
Although this signing was rumoured earlier, Piette was not yet with the German club when he was a surprise inclusion to the Canada squad. Fortuna Dusseldorf play in the 2.Bundesliga, but Piette will begin with the U23 squad who compete in the German 4th tier.
Issey Nakajima-Farran: signs with AEK Larnaca (Cyprus), last season with Brisbane Roar (Australia)
Nakajima-Farran's role with Australian champions Brisbane diminished as the season wore on. A move to Larnaca should be viewed as positive.
Atiba Hutchinson: remains with PSV Eindhoven (Netherlands)
Canada's best central midfielder remains for now as PSV's first choice right back.
Pedro Pacheco: remains with CD Santa Clara (Portugal)
Perennial bench filler keeps his job in the Portuguese 2nd division.
Iain Hume: no longer training with Preston North End (England)
Iain Hume is one of a group of players that has been told they will play no part this season with the relegated side. One hopes he will find a gig before the beginning of the season.
Tosaint Ricketts: signs with Dynamo Dresden (Germany), move disputed by Timisoara (Romania)
After spending much of last year not being paid by Timisoara, Ricketts impressed on trial with Dresden and signed a deal. The Romanian side are protesting that he is still under contract.
Olivier Occean: signs with Eintracht Frankfurt, last season with Greuther Furth (Germany)
After a dream season with Furth ended in promotion, Occean moves to a bigger promoted side in Frankfurt where he is teammates, for the time being, with fellow Canadian target man Rob Friend.
Simeon Jackson: remains with Norwich (England)
We hope Jackson will have a larger role to play this EPL season.
Dwayne De Rosario: remains with DC United
After the 2011 MLS season saw him play with 3 different teams, De Rosario is enjoying a solid campaign in the USA capital.