3 months ago the rumors started that the Rapids were looking to sign Scottish striker Tam McManus. A month ago it was looking as though the deal was going to happen. But the deal has finally been done.
2007 looking promising for Gargan. He found himself starting at the right back spot. But his season was cut short when he incurred an ACL tear.
With the Rapids having filled all 18 of their senior Roster spots, the league limit, signing Tam McManus meant a senior player would need to be waived. Seeing that the Rapids didn't do that until today, when senior player Dan Gargan was finally healthy after his ACL tear, it's clear the Rapids knew they could delay signing McManus until Gargan could be waived. It must be tough being a player like Gargan going from looking as though he had earned a starting spot to incurring a nasty injury and finding himself waived after working hard to regain his fitness.
On another note, in looking for information on Gargan I found the Rapids had already removed his profile from their web site. For an organization that over the years dragged it's feet in getting information out to the fans it's salt in the wound to be so quick to remove that information. Given that I copied and pasted the cached page from Google to ensure it's not lost. Aquired: Selected with the Rapids' 3rd pick (43rd overall) in the 2005 MLS Supplemental Draft. Bio: