Garret Kusch

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Garret Kusch
Personal information
Full name Garret Andrew Kusch
Date of birth (1973-09-26) 26 September 1973 (age 40)
Place of birth Richmond, Canada
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Vancouver 86ers 45 (17)
1997–1998 Oostende 0 (0)
1998–1999 RAEC Mons 23 (10)
1999–2000 KV Mechelen 2 (0)
2000 Mjällby 11 (8)
2001 Hønefoss 22 (6)
2007 Columbus Clan FC
National team
1991 Canada U20 2 (0)
1994–1996 Canada U23 8 (1)
1997–2001 Canada 21 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Garret Andrew Kusch (born 26 September 1973) is a Canadian former soccer player who played at both professional and international levels as a striker. After retiring as a player, Kusch became a Chiropractor.

Club career[edit]

Born in Richmond, British Columbia, Kusch started his career at local side Vancouver 86ers and then played successfully in a Belgian lower division with Mons. Injury-hit, he then only featured twice for Mechelen in the Belgian First Division in the 1999/2000 season. He revived his career after a foot injury at Swedish second division side Mjällby only to finish the first of his two years-contract at Norwegian second division outfit Hønefoss to quit professional soccer aged just 28 in 2001 to continue his studies.[1][2]

Kusch briefly came out of retirement in 2007 to play for Columbus Clan FC; earning a silver medal in the Open Canada Cup.[3]

International career[edit]

Kusch made his debut for Canada in an April 1997 FIFA World Cup qualification match against El Salvador and earned a total of 21 caps, scoring 1 goal. The shaven-headed striker has represented Canada in 5 FIFA World Cup qualification matches and participated in the 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup,[4] where he played his final international against Cameroon.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Canada's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 26 April 2001 Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt  Iran 1–0 1–0 LG Cup

Personal life[edit]

Kusch currently works for the Canadian national team as a chiropractor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cdn soccer striker Garret Kusch calls it quits". CTV. 19 December 2001. Retrieved 15 April 2008. 
  2. ^ "Kusch Announces His Retirement". Canada Soccer. 19 December 2001. Retrieved 15 April 2008. [dead link]
  3. ^ Columbus Clan FC take home the Silver Medal in 2007
  4. ^ Record at FIFA Tournaments – FIFA

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