All parties involved that matter: The Whitecaps, my family and myself knew about my trip. Martin Rennie was correct on saying that I was in the US to take care of a previous appointment. That's it. No story, no ulterior motives, and I'll be back at training on Friday.
There is no reason to try to "clear" anything up because this is a non issue. Everything is clear with the people who matter. If fans think they should follow the lead of a journalist that is just trying to create drama, then that is what they choose.