Rapids Sign US National Team Defender Tony Sanneh
Commerce City CO (Wednesday August 15 2007) – The Colorado Rapids announced today that they have acquired the rights to defender Tony Sanneh and have signed him to an MLS contract. Per league and team policy terms were not disclosed.
"We are very happy to add a national team and World Cup veteran like Tony to our team said Head Coach Fernando Clavijo. "He will add needed depth to the center of our back line."
Sanneh joined the Fire his third MLS side in 2005 in a trade with the Columbus Crew. The defender spent 1996-98 with DC United winning two MLS Cups in the process. From 1999 to 2004 Sanneh played in Germany for Hertha Berlin (1999-2001) and FC Nurnberg (2001-2004).
Tony Sanneh - #29
DOB: June 1 1971 in St. Paul Minnesota
Last Club: Minnesota Thunder (USL-1)
Colorado Rapids – Acquire rights to defender Tony Sanneh from the Chicago Fire in exchange for a fourth round draft pick in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft.