If you've been following potential player movements the last few days, then you know that former U.S. national teams standout Brian McBride is finished at Fulham and ready to return to Major League Soccer.
He hasn't disguised his desire to play for the Fire, which is reasonable given that he grew up in Arlington Heights, Ill.
Thing is, Toronto FC has his MLS rights and if Mo Johnston has his way, they won't come cheap.
"We're looking for something big (in return for McBride's rights)," Johnston said during today's practice. And after talking all season about the team's need for a high scoring striker, Johnston hinted that TFC might try to keep McBride (30 goals in 95 national team games) for themselves.
Either way, Johnston says he plans to take his time and hold out for a significant payoff, whether it's McBride, another player or salary cap space.
"Fortunately for us we've got the number one slot," Johnston said. "We're sitting on a pot of gold at the moment."
Moonlighting Mo
After juggling coaching and GM duties all last season you had to wonder how long Johnston would be satisfied with just one job.
Not long, apparently.
GolTV announced today that Johnston is joining their news and analysis show, "Extra Time."

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