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  • Where are they now? Amado Guevara still slamming them home in Honduras


    A quick blast from the not so distant past for you. Former TFC midfielder Amado Guevara is again the toast of Honduras, or at least the toast of those Hondurans who support his current club, Motagua.

    Amado scored in each leg of the Honduran Liga Nacional final completed this weekend to help Motagua to an aggregate 5-3 victory over Olimpia and the 2011 Clausura, the club's 12th league title. And at 35 years old he is not done yet. As he often does, Amado thanked a higher power in his post-match comments, telling reporters, "If God gives me health, I'll continue."


    Canada-centric supporters will remember Amado as the guy whose dive got Patrice Bernier sent off at Stade Saputo in 2008; a red card that contributed mightily to an eventual 2-1 loss on the night and effectively shattered Canada's 2010 World Cup dream two matches after it started. But I suspect there are many TFC supporters who have little bad to say about a man who was often one of the team's top performers during his time with the club.

    I remember reading a New Yorker article a couple years back about the political standoff in Honduras and being surprised to stumble into a series of paragraphs detailing how Amado's politically active mother somehow enhanced her son's star status by standing up to the establishment in a country where there are far less hazardous leisure pursuits than standing up to the establishment.

    So, his ref-baiting aside, at least he comes from good stock. The honours section of his Wikipedia profile doesn't need much padding either. That would be five Honduran league titles he can now claim, in addition to a successful jaunt through the 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign.

    Who knows? Perhaps God would be benevolent enough to grant him additional riches beyond his continuing health, like the ability to play Total Football, TFC-style. How would you feel about Amado sharing the centre of the BMO Field pitch with Julian de Guzman, assuming he came at the right price?

    Corrected: The third paragraph of this article originally stated that Adrian Serioux was sent off in Montreal.

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