Toronto FC has parted ways with goalkeeper Greg Sutton to make room for San Jose Earthquakes defender Nick Garcia. Toronto also picks up the discovery rights to Ali Gerba. Moving the other direction is Toronto’s third round pick in the 2010 SuperDraft.
“First and foremost we want to thank Greg for everything he has done for this club,” Toronto manager Mo Johnston said. “Greg has always been the consummate professional, he was the first goalkeeper signed by this club, and this was a difficult decision to make. We wish him all the best.”
“We are very happy to bring in a defender with Nick’s experience,” Johnston continued. “We tried to bring him in before and finally we were able to get a deal done. He plays 90 minutes every game, he’s quick, and he knows this league inside and out. On Ali Gerba, he’s another one that’s been on our radar, and we look forward to sitting down with him and getting a contract signed as soon as we can.”
Gerba finished the 2008-09season with Milton Keynes in England, playing in 24 games and scoring ten goals. He signed with the Miami Fusion in 2001 but never played an MLS game. He spent most of his early career in the United Soccer League, spending seasons with Montreal, Pittsburgh, and the old Toronto Lynx. In 2005, he joined Sweden’s GIF Sundsvall and has played with several European clubs since. He has 23 caps for Canada.