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.

4 comments:

Khutso said...

Great inside scoop!

Joey said...

Tough for Gargan, he showed a lot of toughness and ability last season. But I'm excited to see what McManus can do up front, maybe providing a big target for Gomez and Clarke and allowing Cummings to use his speed to run off him.

johncos said...

When the team was struggling last year one of the only bright spots was the heart and hustle of Gargan. When sitting at The Dick and suffering though another 2-0 loss... watching Gargan was alway entertaining and gave us someone to cheer for! Good Luck Dan!

Nick Thomas said...

I think we are all in agreement that is is tough on Gargan. He consistently showed great hustle, as you (most of you anyway) guys would say. I see O'Brien and McManus maybe teaming up a bit later in the season if there is room in the formation. Maybe we will get our first look at McManus against the Revs this weekend, coming on as a sub and scoring the winner? Thanks as always for all your comments.