Thursday, April 10, 2008
Rapids Sign McManus, Waive Gargan
The Colorado Rapids eventually signed Scottish striker, Tom McManus, though nobody can seem to decide if he is called Tom or Tam. Anyway, the ex-Hibernian player is now officially a player at DSG Park although he has been with the team since the preseason trip to London. In more surprising news, the team waived defender Dan Gargan. Gargan was just getting back to full fitness after a long time out nursing an ACL injury. It's a bit tough on him. I haven't had the opportunity this week to bend coach Clavijo's ear about things but I wouldn't mind betting it is the performances of the likes of Kimura and Keel that may have made Gargan surplus to requirements. With Ihemelu not that far off from fitness and Petke a month or so away plus the other new defensive signings, maybe there just isn't room for Gargan. Gargan was a always a tough competitor and he will be missed. Check back next week for more news on this. The Rapids also waived midfielder Scott Campbell. Good luck to both players.