HUTCHINSON BACK IN CANADIAN FOLD
ALLISTON, Ont. — Atiba Hutchinson’s reason for ending a one-year hiatus from the Canadian national men’s soccer team is simple.
“I kind of missed it,” he said. “It’s nice to be back.”
Hutchinson, who last played for Canada in its final World Cup qualifier last September, is due to earn cap No. 78 — tying Mark Watson for No. 5 on Canada’s most capped list — on Saturday when the Canadian men host Jamaica in a friendly at BMO Field.
The 34-year-old Hutchinson is arguably Canada’s finest soccer export. Since 2013, the midfielder has plied his trade in Turkey.