MLS Ticker: Gerba signs with TFC, Petke suspension extended and more

MLS Ticker: Gerba signs with TFC, Petke suspension extended and more

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MLS Ticker: Gerba signs with TFC, Petke suspension extended and more

Toronto FC has completed the signing of Canadian national team striker Ali Gerba, the club announced on Monday. Gerba joins TFC after parting ways with English club MK Dons.

Toronto acquired Gerba's rights in a deal with San Jose earlier this month that also brought veteran defender Nick Garcia to Toronto. Gerba is expected to challenge for a starting forward role in a crowded group that already includes Danny Dichio, Chad Barrett, Pablo Vitti and Fuad Ibrahim.

Gerba, 26, will be eligible to play for Toronto FC once the transfer window opens on July 15.

Petke suspended two more games

New York Red Bulls defender Mike Petke has had his red card suspension for an altercation with a match official following the Red Bulls loss to Toronto FC on June 13. He was also fined an additional $500.

Petke's suspension, coupled with Kevin Goldthwaite's suspension for yellow card accumulation, could mean the Red Bulls are forced to start Carlos Mendes and Andrew Boyens in central defense vs. Toronto FC on Wednesday night. Boyens is back from the Confederations Cup and traveling to Toronto.

Cummings named MLS Player of the Week

Colorado Rapids striker Omar Cummings was named MLS Player of the Week following his two goal-one assist performance in the Rapids 3-0 thrashing of D.C. United on Saturday.

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What do you think of Gerba joining TFC? See him as the answer to Toronto's lack of forward production? Think the Red Bulls can win without their starting centerbacks? Think Cummings was deserving of Player of the Week honors?

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