Supra's Eddy Berdusco
goals often become great moments in any sport.
Most Canadians are aware of Paul Henderson's winning goal against
the Soviet Union in 1972 to give Canada the Hockey Summit Series.
soccer, Maradona's controversial goal in the 1986 World Cup
quarter finals still has English fans in a rage, while Argentine
fans remember his second goal in that game, often said to be
the greatest World Cup goal ever. Many German fans are still
upset over Geoff Hurst's under-the-crossbar questionable goal
in England's World Cup win in 1966 and Chileans will never forget
the winning goal scored by Carlos Rivas against Ecuador to put
his team in the 1982 World Cup Finals when Chile was at a low
point in its history following serious earthquakes and a devastated
Canadian soccer community counted Eddy Berdusco its hero when
in 1994 he scored the tying goal for Canada in a 1-1 result
against mighty Brazil at Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium.
memorable goal is just one of many highlights in Berdusco's
distinguished soccer career, a career that includes 18 caps
for Canada during a five-year period 1992-97.
Now with the CPSL's Toronto Supra, the Mississauga-born son
of an Italian immigrant was last year with Toronto Olympians
following spells with the A-League's Milwaukee Rampage and Montreal
Impact, has played in China and Switzerland and earlier played
for North York Rockets in the Canadian Soccer League.
Berdusco, 32, a goalscorer always, has found the net just once
this year following limited action with Toronto Supra. He has
been plagued with a shoulder problem resulting in dislocations
from time to time and there is ligament damage in one knee.
But calling it quits is the furthest thing from Burdusco's mind.
see how things go this year and would like to keep going if
I can stay fit," he said after being substituted in a recent
League Cup game when his side went down,4-0, at Centennial Stadium
in Etobicoke. Berdusco just loves soccer and it's clear the
soccer community still loves Eddy Berdusco.
former Canadian international now lives in Oakville with his
wife, Enza, and daughter Sophia, 2 and are looking forward to
the birth of their second child in September. The hero of that
game-saving strike before 51,936 delirious fans at the 69th
minute mark on June 5, 1994, is now in his fourth year with
communications giant AT&T.
And you can be sure as still one of the most highly regarded
players in Canadian soccer, Eddie Berdusco won't be short of
offers from a number of CPSL clubs if he remains available for