Woman Burned, Turf Damaged and Two Men Charged For Throwing Flares at TFC Match

Canadian News Sources are reporting that A FEMALE FAN WAS BURNED BY A FLARE THROWN AT BMO last night and two Toronto men have been arrested and will be charged with

' possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm and mischief under $5,000'

The report, a Copyrighted story from "The Canadian Press" quotes police sources as saying that two flares were thrown from the stands, with one of them landing on a woman's leg, burning through her pants and causing a burn on her thigh.

The second landed on the BMO turf, doing an estimated $2,000 damage.

I know that, somehow, this is my fault, guys. I can't wait to hear the logic this time.

The Associated Press is moving a story this afternoon claiming that MLS will receive $10 MILLION in return for extending the loan of Posh Spice's husband.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber, in a meeting with AP Sports Editors, stated that "We asked for $10 million, we got our $10 million"

Garber didn't break down how much of that sum will come from the player himself and how much from AC Milan, claiming:

"We don't know where it's coming from, either. There's a lot of different ways it could happen...He can not get paid from Milan. Milan could pay us. He could pay them. At the end of the day, it doesn't matter."

And the money just keeps piling up at MLS HQ.

Jeffrey Marcus of The New York Times has posted a story - possibly from the same event - with SOME FASCINATING QUOTES FROM DONNY THE G regarding expansion issues.

The Commish, who was instrumental in reducing the roster by six players this year, complained that the US isn't developing enough players.

Well duh.

The league is in the very best of hands.

Meanwhile, in the Continuing Saga of Portland City Government, The Oregonian is reporting that saving Portland Memorial Stadium and building a new facility for soccer in some other location WOULD COST THE TAXPAYERS AN ADDITIONAL $10 to $15 MILLION

And since no one can say exactly what the place would be used for, if anything, I guess the citizenry is supposed to drive by and admire it from time to time.

And finally the indispensible STEVEN GOFF IS REPORTING that New England has completed a trade with DC United, sending Tom Soehn's side the rights to veteran T&T defender Avery John.

John has been with Miami FC, having been waived by the Revs but, because of the exceedingly odd MLS rules regarding this kind of thing, New England had to be compensated for a player they didn't even have.