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50-up For Jukka !!

Last week was a busy one in the corridors of power at Stade Saputo. And the activity didn’t die down towards its end either, with a Canadian Classique derby match to prepare for at BMO Field.

So it’s perhaps not that surprising Jukka Raitala’s half-century of MLS appearances wasn’t highlighted in too many places before he stepped out to face old enemy, Toronto FC last Saturday night. He becomes the 28th IMFC player to reach the landmark.

The 30-year-old Finnish international gamely partnered Bacary Sagna in a makeshift central defence which restricted Toronto to a single goal for the first 80 mins.