Julian de Guzman is a legend in Canadian soccer. The first Canadian to ever play in Spain’s La Liga, and only the third to ever play in Germany’s Bundesliga, he is also the most capped player ever for the Canadian Men’s National Team.
De Guzman joined Fury FC in 2015, and retired in early 2017 to become the team’s assistant head coach and assistant GM. A tumultuous season has seen the resignation of former coach Paul Dalglish, which thrust ‘JDG’ into the role of interim head coach.
On the podcast, de Guzman talks about growing up in suburban Toronto, being a role model for younger brother Jonathan de Guzman (who plays for the Netherlands national team), why he got into coaching, and his thoughts on the Canadian Premier League announced to begin in 2018.
Contest: Win 4 tickets to the Ottawa Fury FC match at TD Place versus Charleston Battery this Sunday, October 2. Kickoff is at 2pm. In the comments section below, tell us which Spanish club de Guzman played for in La Liga from 2005–2009. Deadline for entries is at noon on Saturday, October 1. One winner will be notified by email.