Teams: FC Parma and Toronto FC
I dunno I am in the middle on this issue....just because the practice of gaining citizenship to play nationally for a certain country has been going on, even for Canada, for a long long time, it doesn't necessarily mean its the right thing to do, especially for the development of soccer.
That being said, this is the same old story of no one giving a flying f*ck in Canada about any sort of international sports. It's the same old song and dance all over again.
Why should Jonathan de Guzman owe anything to Canada really, other than the fact that he was born there. He can thank Holland for turning him into the player he is now...not Canada. Canada never has, and most likely never will give a priority to soccer, and until that changes, expect our most talented players like Hargreaves and de Guzman to want to play for more prominent soccer countries than this one.
Its not right, but thats the way it works...players and most people are driven by success but more importantly money, not pride or nationalism.
"I am happy the side survived, because this team is the shining jewel in a city that is symbolic of culture, politeness and civility. I hoped with all my heart that Parma would stay in Serie A, for this outfit and all of Italian football.