Wow. Just when I thought things were settling down, rumour of this huge trade makes the rounds. According to Andrea Canales of ESPN Soccernet, Honduran star Amado Guevara was traded by Chivas USA to Toronto FC for Paulo Nagamura, and an undisclosed draft pick. The deal is pending league approval. Guevara who was traded in the off season by Red Bull New York for a designated player lasted all but 4 matches in Los Angeles with Chivas USA.
This is an odd move in that Mo Johnston and New York general manager Alexi Lalas had it out in a very big way with Guevara prior to the 2006 MLS season. Guevara and Lalas exchanged words in the media, to the point where Guevara apparently did not want to return to MLS last season.
On his day Guevara is one of the best midfielders in MLS. I am very excited and can't wait to see him here. I just hope he shows up with the right mentality - and that he really wants to play here. After all we've already seen Richard Mulrooney, Conor Casey, and Jose Cancela make quick exits because they never wanted to be here to begin with. Lets hope Mo has talked to Amado and made sure he is prepared to commit to the team, and more importantly that bad blood between the two no longer exists.