The former Reds Designated Player hit an injury-time winner in Dallasâ€™ 1-0 home win over Vancouver Whitecaps and marked the occasion by lashing out at Mariner who traded him to Texas in July.
â€śIâ€™ll never forget the words of [current TFC manager] Paul Mariner saying that he wants to make sure heâ€™ll send me to a last-place team and let me burn in the heat,â€ť said de Guzman said.
The victory allowed FC Dallas to go within a point of the fifth-placed Whitecaps in the West and de Guzman was thrilled to contribute as Marinerâ€™s Toronto remain at the bottom of the East.
â€śIt worked out for myself, getting the last laugh, the karma of things,â€ť he added. â€śRight now whoâ€™s the last place team in the league and whoâ€™s battling for the playoffs?â€ť