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Garret Kusch
Personal information
Full name Garret Andrew Kusch
Date of birth 26 September 1973 (1973-09-26) (age 36)
Place of birth    Richmond, Canada
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2+12 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1995–1997
1997–1998
1998–1999
1999–2000
2000
2001
2007
Vancouver 86ers
Oostende
RAEC Mons
KV Mechelen
Mjällby
Hønefoss
Columbus Clan FC
045 (17)
000 0(0)
023 (10)
002 0(0)
011 0(8)
022 0(6)   
National team
1991
1994–1996
1997–2001
Canada U20
Canada U23
Canada
002 0(0)
008 0(1)
021 0(1)

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 internaational levels as a striker. After retiring as a player, Kusch became a physiotherapist.

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Club career

Born in 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

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.

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International goals

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

Kusch is married to his wife Shannon and currently works for the Canadian national team as a chiropractor.

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