Minutes after I mention that John Carver is waiting for the team's latest target to sign, TFC sends out a news release announcing that they've signed 21-year-old American striker Johann Smith.
With four goals in five games with the U.S. under-20 national team, Smith might provide the solution to TFC's lack of scoring touch. But he's also a free agent who didn't stick with Bolton's reserve and has more teams (3) than goals (1) in the last two seasons. So he might just be a young journeyman in training.
TFC fans won't know until he lines up.
But at this point one thing is clear:
Smith can run.
Browser beware when it comes to Wikipedia, but Smith's bio there says he has covered 100 metres in 10.5 seconds.
If the number is too abstract for you, Mo Johnston makes it concrete in the press release: "He's got the pace of Marvell Wynne."
I guess he's fast.
-- Morgan Campbell