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TFC waives Smith to make room for Gerba
by Ridge Mahoney, June 17th, 2009 7AM

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Toronto FC announced Tuesday that it has waived 22-year-old American forward Johann Smith, and director of soccer/manager Mo Johnston confirmed the team will announce the signing of a striker "within 24 hours."

Johnston did not reveal the identity of the new player, but TFC last week acquired the discovery rights to Canadian forward Ali Gerba, along with defender Nick Garcia, from San Jose. "That will still leave us with one more spot," said Johnston, "and will be looking to fill that in the next transfer window." The team released Canadian goalkeeper Greg Sutton when it acquired Garcia, and Gerba will fill one of those slots allotted to TFC for Canadian players.

Gerba, 27, formerly of the USL Montreal Impact and Toronto Lynx, was released by English club MK Dons last month after playing for nearly a dozen clubs in Canada, MLS (Miami), USL-2 (Pittsburgh), Sweden, Denmark and Norway. He's played 23 times for Canada, including the 2005 and 2007 Concacaf Gold Cup tournaments, and scored 11 international goals.

Smith, 22, signed as a free agent last August and registered one assist while playing in 14 MLS games. Raised in Connecticut by Jamaican parents, he signed a contract with Bolton three years ago but failed to stick with Wanderers and moved on to Carlisle United, Darlington and Stockport County before being released and signing with MLS.



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