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TORONTO -- Toronto FC had little to say Monday in the wake of a story that Uruguayan star striker Diego Forlan was headed to the MLS club. Authentic Kings Jerseys . "Nothing to report," was the official response. The Globe and Mail, however, said an announcement could come as early as Tuesday when the international transfer window reopens. The Washington Post reported last week that Toronto seemed in the front of the MLS queue to sign Forlan from Brazils Internacional. The Uruguayan, who previously played for Independiente, Manchester United, Villarreal and Atletico Madrid, won the Golden Boot at the 2010 World Cup as the tournaments leading scorer. Forlans agent, in a Brazilian publication, seemed to suggest that the striker was happy to stay where he was until after the 2014 World Cup. Other reports had the player himself saying, while he was interested in playing in the U.S. and the Middle East, he was happy where he was with a contract that runs for another two years. But where theres smoke, theres fire. Forlan has been linked to Major League Soccer since May when reports carried on the leagues own website quoted the striker as saying: "I like the MLS a lot. I have gone there on holiday a lot. I would love to go." Toronto, meanwhile, is in needed of bolstering its attack and Tim Leiweke, newly appointed president and CEO of TFC owner Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, has gone on the record saying the MLS team is not averse to signing a marquee name if the right player presents himself. It was on Leiwekes watch that the Los Angeles Galaxy signed David Beckham, after all. Toronto FC manager Ryan Nelsen has been coy when asked about Forlan, offering little more than a smile and praise for the player. And the club has talked recently of chasing a forward, with club officials having made regular trips to South America in recent months. The club was also gearing up for a possible player announcement this week. But Toronto, which has signed 20 new players since the end of last season, also has a track record of talking up transfers. Argentine striker Maximiliano Urutti was said to be a virtual done deal only to have the sale fall through. Toronto has also talked of hiring a Honduran, which has yet to happen. With a record of 2-8-7, help would be appreciated. Discount Kings Jerseys . After the whistle, Thornton skated the length of the ice, pulled Orpik to the ice from behind and punched him in the face several times. Youth Kings Jerseys . Its an influence in football and a big part of the game. http://www.cheapsacramentokingsjerseyschina.com/ . Its 1987 and a Brazilian playmaker, known as Mirandinha, is being paraded around St James Park to the passionate Newcastle fans. HOUSTON -- In his NFL career, Houston coach Bill OBrien has rarely seen a rookie receiver get significant playing time.This season, the Texans have two first-year receivers filling key roles and a rookie tight end playing a part in the offense, too.There have been plenty of ups and downs for the trio through the first eight games. But OBrien is looking for the group to be more consistent to help take pressure off top receiver DeAndre Hopkins and improve a lackluster passing game led by quarterback Brock Osweiler as Houston begins the second half at Jacksonville on Sunday .First-round pick Will Fuller has had an immediate impact this season, finishing with 100 yards receiving in each of his first two starts. Hes failed to replicate that success since as he has struggled with drops and injuries.Houstons other rookie receiver is Braxton Miller, the former star Ohio State quarterback, who the Texans added in the third round of this years draft. Miller has also dealt with injuries, but has appeared in six games and has eight receptions for 52 yards.Stephen Anderson is Houstons rookie tight end who has seven catches for 57 yards in five games. He was signed as an undrafted free agent after a three-year career at California, where he had 1,260 yards receiving with seven touchdowns.Its not easy and I think that youll see improvement as we go along here, OBrien said. I think theyre getting better and better ... but its definitely a challenge for rookie receivers to play.Receivers coach Sean Ryan has found himself doing more teaching this season than he has in the past because of the youth of his group. But he doesnt mind it.Thats what they pay me for, he said. I kind of enjoy it. ... There are some bumps on the road, but you just try to keep progressing with them and keep teaching them. Thats the challenge of it and thats the fun of it. If I didnt appreciate that, I think Id be doing the wrong deal.The Texans will need their rookies to play an even bigger role in the upcoming weeks with second-year receiver Jaelen Strong expected to miss several weeks with an anklle injury he suffered in Houstons game against the Lions before the bye. Kings Jerseys From China. Strong has played in each game for Houston with two starts and has 14 catches for 131 yards.Ryan finds himself teaching Miller a bit more than the others since he spent just one season at receiver at Ohio State following a shoulder injury that ended his career at quarterback after he earned Big Ten Player of the Year honors twice at the position.We need him to play fast, Ryan said. Even if youre not sure, cut it loose, lets go, thats what we saw on tape from him. Hes an athletic guy. Hes got great change of direction and all those skills. So we just need to see it. We need him to process things a little bit quicker, which is coming with experience and practice and all that.Miller believes the transition from college to the NFL would be difficult regardless of how long hed played receiver and hopes things will be easier now that hes played a few games.Just coming in as a rookie, learning all the positions, it gets tough at times but Im striving to be the best that I can be, he said.Fuller had 2,512 yards receiving with 30 touchdowns in a three-year career at Notre Dame and wowed at the combine with a 4.32 40-yard dash. But critics worried about his propensity for dropping passes in college and the problem has continued at this level.Though hes third among NFL rookies with 372 yards receiving, the Texans are working to address the drops issue so hell be more productive in the second half of the season.I dont think you can just say: `Hey, catch the ball, Ryan said. Theres more to it than that. 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