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Toronto Supra's Eddy Berdusco

Significant 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.

In 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 economy.

The 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.

That 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.

Eddy 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.

"I'll 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.

The 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 2003.

Paul Munster
George Azcurra
Lucio Ianiero
Phil Ionadi
Abraham Osman
Mladen Dikic
Eddy Berdusco

In addition to Toronto Croatia, which other club has won the CPSL championship twice?
St. Catharines Roma Wolves
Ottawa Wizards
Toronto Olympians
North York Astros

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