Thank goodness for my disclaimer.
Two days after I told everyone that Toronto would take a while to unload Darren Huckerby's rights on the San Jose Earthquakes, the teams went and closed the deal.
Luckily my contract contains a clause that shields me from liability for predictions that don't pan out, but still I'm surprised and a little disappointed that it happened so quickly.
Anyway, it's done and right now I -- and everyone else who covers MLS -- am trying to figure out what Toronto will receive in return for Huckerby's rights.
Several blogs have speculated that San Jose will send allocation money, and that would make sense given that John Carver and Mo Johnston have been talking all season about signing a high-scoring striker, and that such a player would cost more than a little cash.
But at the moment it's speculation.
That's why people like me work phones, hoping to bring you details while we all wait for the league to finalize the deal....
We'll see what emerges.
IN THE MEANTIME....
...I'm well-known overseas.
Well, not exactly, but the Star's TFC coverage recently got a little pub in England.
This is the soccer non-purist in me speaking, but I'd never heard of the MK Dons until early June. That's when Lee Scriven, the journalist who puts out their game-day program, emailed me, explaining that he'd be in town filming the latest installment in his online soccer travelogue. For some reason, folks over here told him I know my stuff, so he wanted to know if I'd take a few minutes to give his viewers the straight goods on TFC and MLS.
So I talked and he filmed.
I returned to work and he edited.
I forgot about it and he remembered.
And yesterday he sent me the link.
The highlight (or lowlight, depending on what you think of me) begins about 5:15 in.
-- Morgan Campbell