Rapids sign German midfielder Stefan Aigner

Aigner comes to the Rapids after spending this past season with 1860 Munich of the second-tier Bundesliga 2.

Mekeil Williams. Colorado Rapids during game against FC Dallas at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, July 23, 2016. Rapids took the lead in the first half, and lost the lead when DC Dallas scored in the second half and the game ended in a tie 1-1. (Jessica Taves/For Denverite)

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By Anne M. Peterson, AP sports writer

The Colorado Rapids have signed German midfielder Stefan Aigner to a multi-year contract.

Aigner comes to the Rapids after spending this past season with 1860 Munich of the second-tier Bundesliga 2. His former team has been plunged into chaos after relegation to Germany’s third division and alleged mismanagement of the club.

The Rapids announced the 3½-year deal Wednesday. It is pending completion of his physical.

Before his latest stint with 1860 Munich, Aigner played for the top-division Eintracht Frankfurt from 2012-16. He had 28 goals and 27 assists in 136 matches with Frankfurt.

He also played for his hometown 1960 Munich from 2009-12, scoring 25 goals with 21 assists in 101 matches.

He’ll occupy an international roster spot for the Rapids, who could use his help as an attacking midfielder.