Rapids Sign Scottish Striker Tom McManus

COMMERCE CITY CO. (Thursday April 10 2008) – The Colorado Rapids today signed veteran forward Tom McManus. He joins the Rapids after impressing the team on a trial this off-season.
Despite only being 27 years of age McManus joins the Rapids for his 11th professional season.
(View McManus's online bio page by clicking here).

"We are pleased to add a striker with the international experience Tom has said head coach Fernando Clavijo. "Tom impressed us with his forward play when we had him in camp with us in London."

The Glasgow-born attacker spent most of his career with Hibernian in Edinburgh. He played for Hibs for eight years after signing as a trainee in August 1997 but spent loan spells with East Fife Airdrie and Boston United during that time.

McManus left Hibernian in January 2005 to join Dundee but would leave the club in the summer of 2006. He then joined Falkirk for a short time before signing with Dunfermline Athletic FC in February 2007.
McManus became a fan favorite at Dunfermline scoring two goals in seven games and contributing greatly to Dunfermline's run to European competition at the end of the season.

In other roster moves today the Rapids also waived defender Dan Gargan and midfielder Scott Campbell.

Tom McManus – Forward
Height: 5-9
Weight: 142
DOB: February 28 1981
Hometown: Glasgow Scotland
Last Club: Dunfermline Athletic FC
Status: International/Senior Roster


Colorado Rapids – Sign forward Tom McManus and waive defender Dan Gargan and midfielder Scott Campbell.