Guevara to MLS Hits a Snag

Guevara to MLS Hits a Snag

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On March 27, 2008

Talks between the MLS and former league MVP Amado Guevara have hit a snag, says his agent. Sources say the deal still has legs but might not happen until the summer transfer window.

In an email sent to Ives and other members of the media, Guevara’s agent Patrick McCabe had this to say about the deal:

“Amado will not be joining MLS at this time. The MLS made a concerted
effort to see that Amado rejoin the league and we were able to reach an agreement but unfortunately certain obligations could not be met within the requested time period and unfortunately this means that Amado will stay with Motagua until the end of their current season.

“Amado does hope to return to MLS during the summer transfer period.”

Sounds like Guevara will finish out his season in Honduras and then try once again in the summer to join the league for a second time around.

Ives did go on to say in his post that one source told him that the deal could still be finished before the April 15th MLS transfer deadline, which is still a good three weeks away. Plenty of time to get a deal done if there is still legs to it.

Toronto was hoping to land Guevara in a deal before the season starts this weekend. The Reds probably are still the one team interested in bringing Guevara in for the 2008 season. The one hold up seems to be the compensation that will be paid to his current club Motagua.

Sounds to me like this deal isn’t even at all dead. I know Toronto fans are eager to see this deal go through and Chivas fans will be eager to see what kind of compensation they will get from Toronto in this. More than likely Toronto will have to give up some draft picks and allocation.