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Guevara staying for ’09
December 6, 2008, 1:53 AM
Filed under: Toronto FC

Amado GuevaraContrary to reports out of Central America, Toronto FC playmaker and Honduran national team captain Amado Guevera is not leaving Toronto FC after just one season.

Reports out of Honduras are claiming that Guevara has agreed to a deal to return to Honduras and play for CD Motagua. Patrick McCabe, Guevara’s agent, has shot down the rumors, stating emphatically that Guevara is returning to Toronto next season.

“Amado’s option has been exercised for 2009 and he’s currently under contract with MLS and playing for Toronto and that will continue,” McCabe told SBI on Friday. “Any report to the contrary is absolute nonsense.

“He and his wife are very happy in Toronto.”

Toronto FC sources confirmed that Guevera has had his contract option picked up.

Guevara joined Toronto FC from Motagua last April, with TFC completing a deal with Chivas USA for his rights. He played 21 games for Toronto FC this year, scoring four goals and providing a key creative presence in central midfield for TFC. The former MLS MVP steered clear of any of the disciplinary problems that plagued his previous stint in MLS.

So how did we wind up with these reports out of Honduras? Guevara has made it a tradition of  returning to Honduras in the MLS off-season to train with Motagua and it looks as if some journalists in Honduras mistook his most recent trip down there for a permanent move back.

With Toronto FC poised to re-tool their squad thanks to $1 million in allocation money and three first-round draft picks, Guevara is seen as one of the key building blocks TFC will build their squad around in 2009.

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