Thursday, December 24, 2009

Best Wishes for the Holiday Season

All the best to you and yours. Whatever you celebrate, do it with gusto. Bring on the New Year I say, then the countdown to MLS season 2010 can begin.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Midfielder clear out continues, no shock as Vitti goes

Toronto FC is moving swiftly into the Preki era. Yesterday Amado Guevara was let loose, today Pablo Vitti goes walking too. I guess the new coach was not impressed with the 2 goals, 1 assist in 32 appearances statistic .
Lesly Fellinga, the most obscure of TFC players has also been released.
Three midfielders off the roster and two of them had large contracts (at least in MLS 2009 terms) must give us all a clear idea of what has crept to the top of Preki's Christmas shopping list.
Stay tuned.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Guevara could be gone?

There are reports that TFC's midfielder Amado Guevara has signed for two years with Motagua in Honduras.
Ben Rycroft has the details here at Metro.

I was a big fan of Guevara's skill, guts and guile. He had ball skills galore, was always willing to drive forward with the ball in search of holes in the defense. He often seemed to be the only guy in red (ok, Dichio could do it too) who understood that drawing fouls was part of the game. He was also disciplined as a defender. He may have been too slight to be a crunching tackler, but he knew where to be. I guess that ability, knowing where to be, led him to depart Toronto and new coach Preki at the first opportunity.
It was a treat to see him play in Toronto for two years. I will be cheering for him to do well next summer at the South Africa World Cup. Adios.

Other news has been a December trickle- new asst. coach from Chivas as Preki brings in his guys. Winsper gone. Argos threat to the soccer turf as potent as their threat to be considered a big team in these parts...