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Former MLS MVP and one-time MetroStars and Red Bulls standout Amado Guevara played his final match for Honduran power CD Motagua last weekend and appears ready to return to Major League Soccer.
According to this detailed report from Honduran newspaper La Tribuna, Guevara bid farewell to his long-time Honduran club as he prepares to move on to Toronto FC.
"I don’t know if in four years when my contract with Toronto expires if I will still want to play," Guevara said when asked if he might come back to Motagua for the fifth time in his career.
As SBI first reported back on March 18, Toronto has been closing in on signing Guevara to fill the team’s desperate need for an attacking midfielder. The deal did hit a snag in late March, which led to several reports claiming the deal was dead, but those reports have proven false as sources have confirmed to SBI that Toronto FC, MLS and Guevara are working on the agreement to bring the 31-year-old playmaker to Toronto.
His arrival can’t come soon enough for a TFC squad that is off to an 0-2 start that includes a 4-1 drubbing against D.C. United on Saturday. By all accounts, Guevara has enjoyed a renaissance as a player since returning to Honduras after a falling out with Chivas USA led to his departure from the league early in the 2007 season.