The following is a guest post from Michael Gardner, who you can usually read in
Sportsnet's Fan Fuel section
, and who you should follow on twitter
By now you may have heard that
is back playing with his former club LDU Quito. By now, you may have seen the pictures of
Plata being introduced
at an official LDU Quito team press conference in Ecuador, or even pictures of him training with the club. By now, you most certainly have read direct tweets from Plata thanking the fans of Toronto for their support and how he hopes to be back one day. As George Bush might say, it doesn't take a Rocket Surgeon to figure out that Joao Plata is no longer with the team.
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Plata, a player that seemed to figure prominently in their future was the subject of a successful offseason negotiation for his rights from the same LDU Quito club that TFC apparently loaned him back to. Many fans and supporters are doing a bit of a double take. Why loan ...