It might happen today, it might happen Monday, but somehow, some way, TFC has finally made a deal with the Chicago Fire for the rights to American striker Brian McBride.
And this morning at practice, TFC director of soccer Mo Johnston said the two teams indeed reached an agreement this week, though he still wouldn't reveal exactly who (or what) TFC would receive in return for McBride's rights.
Any other week the league would ratify this deal quickly, but the day after the all-star game a lot of MLS officials are either in Toronto or travelling back to New York, possibly dragging out the process until Monday.
Early Monday, Johnston hoped.
In late May, when McBride first announced he would return to Major League Soccer, hoping to play for the Fire (his hometown club), Johnston joked that he was "sitting on a pot of gold," and said he planned to receive "something big" an a trade with the Fire.
Just how big?
I'm trying to find out, but if not we'll all see once the league makes the deal official.
-- Morgan Campbell