You guys might remember the rumours that few around this winter that he wanted to follow John Carver across the pond and sign with TFC, and that the team was interested him despite his age (32) and the chronic hip problems that sidelined him at times this season.
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|John Carver's radar still stretches across the pond.|
Right now Huckerby -- who was recently named to Norwich City's all-time, all-star team -- isn' t saying much about a potential move to MLS.
But after a short practice this morning Carver cleared up a few things about the team's reputed courtship with the 5-foot-9 striker.
Yes, TFC is interested in him. They have indeed filed a discovery claim with the league, giving them the first right among MLS teams to sign him.
No, they haven't offered him a contract.
Carver says Huckerby's aware of the club's interest in him, and it's up to Huckerby, who scored five goals in 26 league games this season, to make the next move.
But right now the he's waiting.
ON SOCCER TALK
Those of you who still lament the lack of soccer jargon in my writing will be pleased to know that Saturday evening I used the term "final third" in a post game chat with Danny Dichio.
And he didn't laugh in my face, so I must have used it correctly.
See? I'm learning.
But I still draw the line at "pace."
-- Morgan Campbell