The Tampa Bay Rowdies have had an impressive start to the offseason, making several big moves with the aim at contending in 2016. On Monday, they announced another, confirming the signing of Danny Mwanga, a name that most Cosmos fans should be familiar with.
Mwanga is a former No. 1 overall pick in the ridiculous MLS Draft, and has bounced around to this point of his career. After joining the Philadelphia Union for their inaugural campaign, Mwanga has spent time with the Portland Timbers, Colorado Rapids, and Orlando City. In addition, he's spent a loan spell with the New York Cosmos, where he played quite well against North American Soccer League competition.
There's little question that Danny is still an incredible talent, if he can find some form to add to his impressive array of physical tools. While Tampa will certainly be hoping he does just that, the signing of Tom Heinemann should ease some of the pressure on Mwanga to produce, and allow him to be more of a complimentary piece as he was in Gio Savarese's setup. That's a role that should suit the player very well, and gives the Rowdies some tactical flexibility whenever Mwanga is on the pitch.
With both Mwanga and Heinemann now officially signed, it's hard to look at Tampa and expect anything less than a serious title push next season, as they've done an excellent job of filling their most glaring holes already. Here's hoping the Cosmos are working hard to do the same, as it's been quiet in New York thus far.