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Toronto FC part ways with Herculez Gomez

Toronto FC have reportedly parted ways with American forward Herculez Gomez. The move leaves the club very thin at attack.

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto FC have reportedly parted ways with forward Herculez Gomez.

The player seemed to confirm the news on his twitter as he took a moment to say "thanks for the memories" indicating that he will be moving on.

If Gomez's departure is not part of a move to bring in any new players it will leave the club very thin at forward to start the season.  They were already looking thin at that position following the departure of Luke Moore and the likely absences of Jozy Altidore this season so this move leaves them in very bad shape up front.

Should the club not making a corresponding move to replace Gomez it will put a lot of pressure on Jordan Hamilton to prove he can produce at the MLS level as he would be the only real option on the roster behind Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco.

The move to part ways with Gomez could very well have been connected to the fact that MLS clubs now have to be roster compliant ahead of the new season.  There was some talk that TFC was going to have to make a move to get their roster under the salary cap so shuffling Gomez out, who was on a fairly large salary, could have been the move they had to make to resolve that issue.

Details are still scarce at this point and we will update when more information does become available.