Mid-Day Ticker: Toronto dumps Gerba, Mansally wins honor and more

Mid-Day Ticker: Toronto dumps Gerba, Mansally wins honor and more

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Mid-Day Ticker: Toronto dumps Gerba, Mansally wins honor and more

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Toronto FC signed Ali Gerba with hopes of having the Canadian national team striker be the goal-scoring threat the club had been looking for.

It didn't quite work out that way.

TFC parted ways with Gerba on Monday, terminating his contract and ending a brief tenure that saw him score just one goal in 11 appearances in 2009.

Toronto didn't waste time filling the roster spot. The club signed 2010 draft pick Joseph Nane.

Here are some other stories that have emerged on Monday:

MANSALLY NAMED MLS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Kenny Mansally's two-goal effort in New England's 2-0 victory vs. D.C. United earned him MLS Player of the Week honors.

Mansally came on as a second-half subsitute and made an immediate impact, score two goals less than two minutes apart to break open a game D.C. United had been in control of.

NEWCASTLE SECURES PREMIER LEAGUE PROMOTION

A year after a shocking relegation, Newcastle is headed back to the Premier League.

The Magpies secured promotion after Nottingham Forest tied Cardiff, 1-1, on Monday.

Peterborough's demotion from the League Championship was secured by its 2-2 tie vs. Barnsley.

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Surprised it took this long for TFC to dump Gerba? Did Mansally get your vote for MLS Player of the Week? Happy to see Newcastle back in the Premier League?

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