MEGHAN BRENNAN - Friday, October 8, 2010
While the Eliteserien takes a break from play this weekend, Americans Graham Dugoni and Colin Burns of Norway's 1. Division will be hard at work as Mjøndalen takes on Sarpsborg at Sarpsborg Stadion Sunday.
Burn's team, Sarpsborg, currently occupy the third spot in the league rankings with six games remaining. Another win could mean a jump to number two and ensure their promotion to the Eliteserien.
While goalkeeper Burn's will likely watch this one from the sidelines, fellow compatriot Graham Dugoni is certain to start at center back for Mjøndalen. Since his arrival to the club this past September the Oregon native has seen both individual and team success on defense.
Head coach Vegard Hansen has rewarded Dugoni's play with several, consecutive starts.
Hansen's squad is only 11th in the 1. Divison but will arrive in Sarpsborg on a three game winning streak and bragging rights as a result of their Round 10, 3-1 victory over the hosts.
There are no current injury reports from either squad.