No apologies for the lack of recent action on this blog. We'll get into that in a minute.
First, don't believe reports you may have read that former league MVP Amado Guevara is leaving TFC to rejoin Motagua of the Honduran league.
One newspaper out of Tegucigalpa had him all but signed with Motagua and ready to begin training within days.
Another Honduran daily, La Prensa, said Guevara would head to Honduras on a loan and return to MLS in May. At least that' what I gathered from the story. Some other details may well have slipped through the gaps in my Spanish vocab.
Anyway, looks like none of it is happening. A quick call to TFC confirms that Guevara is signed through 2009. Apparently Mo Johnston, who has been out of the country on a scouting trip, had been in contact with Guevara's agent, Patrick McCabe, and no, neither man had brokered any deal between Guevara and Motogua.
So barring a trade or something else unforeseen, Guevara will ply his trade at BMO Field for at least one more season.
But this reporter will not.
Those of you who followed the blog through the spring and summer have noticed the frequency of posts has declined precipitously since the season ended.
Not by choice.
The end of MLS season means I start pitching in on a number of other sports -- CFL, Boxing, and NFL so far. It's just the way our department is set up. So between all that and multimedia training, I haven't had much time to focus on soccer.
And in the new year I'm moving to the baseball beat, which means even less time for MLS.
For me, anyway.
I can't divulge all the Star's business on this blog, but I can tell TFC fans that we WILL cover the TFC beat in 2009, so they need not worry about the Star ignoring soccer. As long as TFC draws 20,000-plus to home games, the Star will be there.
In the meantime, thanks for reading and commenting.
This isn't a final farewell, since I'll be managing this blog until I officially move to baseball and the lucky person selected to cover TFC (it really is a fun beat) moves in to replace me.
But I felt I owed you guys an explanation, a heads up and some gratitude.
-- Morgan Campbell