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Toronto waives Emmanuel Gomez

Mar 3, 2011, 12:44 PM | Article By: Sainabou Kujabi-Njie

Toronto FC announced on Tuesday that the club has waived Emmanuel Gomez, according to www.torontofc.ca.

The Gambian defender made six starts in nine league appearances during two seasons with the team.

Gomez signed for Toronto in 2009 from Samger Football Club in the Gambia Football Association First Division league.  He missed the entire 2010 season due to a knee injury.

Gomez, who will be eligible for selection in Major League Soccer’s waiver draft on Wednesday, is part of a total of 22 players that were cut down by the United States MLS teams on Tuesday, as clubs had to comply with roster and salary cap rules.

He was signed alongside Gambian defender Amadou Sanyang by the MLS side in 2009. Sanyang has survived the cut and is still part of the Toronto FC 2011 squad.

According to goal.com, New England waived the most, letting four players go. The biggest name to find himself eligible for the waiver draft Wednesday is probably Cornell Glen. The striker added some pace to the San Jose Earthquakes in the second half of 2010, but couldn’t find the finishing touch to convince the team to keep him around.