"I'll never forget the words of [current Toronto FC manager] Paul Mariner saying that he wants to make sure he’ll send me to a last-place team and let me burn in the heat. It worked out for myself, getting the last laugh, the karma of things. Right now who's the last place team in the league and who's battling for the playoffs?"
-- Canadian midfielder Julian de Guzman, whom Toronto FC shipped to FC Dallas in July. On Saturday he scored a stoppage-time gamewinner with a 25-yard volley in a 1-0 win over Vancouver that keeps FC Dallas in the playoff hunt. Toronto FC was eliminated from playoff contention last week and is dead last in the 19-team league with 22 points. (MLSSoccer.com)