Rapids Sign McManus

Rapids Sign McManus

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On April 3, 2008

This was mentioned a while back that Tam McManus (left) was rumored to sign with the Colorado Rapids. Well, today the club made it official and he could also be available to play as soon as this weekend when Colorado takes on Kansas City.

A little back story on McManus for you Rapids fans and others that haven’t heard about him. He has spent his career in Scotland, mostly with Hibernian, where he played from 1997 to 2005. He was loaned out by Hibernian three times before leaving and bouncing around with a couple more Scottish clubs.

He has been on trail with the Rapids for the last month or so.

Is this a big signing for the Rapids? In a way it is, the 27-year-old McManus will add some solid depth at striker for the Rapids, an area that was needing depth for this season. I don’t look for him to go on a goal scoring spree anytime soon in the league but once he gets use to the MLS style of play he should be a solid contributer alongside the likes of Terry Cooke and Christian Gomez.

In 2002-2003 he netted 11 goals for Hibernian and a couple years later at Dundee he scored 10. The guy does know how to score and if the Rapids can get anywhere close to those two marks this signing will be a success.