CARSON, CA - MARCH 26: Anthony Wallace #6 of the Colorado Rapids fights for the ball with Tristan Bowen #7 of Chivas USA at The Home Depot Center on March 26, 2011 in Carson, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
This offseason, the Burgundy Wave staff will give short reviews on the play of all Colorado Rapids players who received a decent amount of time on the pitch during the season along with a season grade. Starting with Goalkeepers and then moving up the field as necessary from defenders to forwards, today we'll feature Anthony Wallace.
Name: Anthony Wallace
Appearances: 10 (8)
Stats: 1 Assist
Wallace started the season off strong during that 3-0 tear to start the season. He got an assist on one of Caleb Folan's goals in the DC United match and played brilliant defense as the Rapids outscored their opposition 8-2. Unfortunately, he was one of the first casualties of the season's injury glut and after getting dropped, suffered watching Tyrone Marshall play quite well. Honestly that was one of the biggest mistakes of Gary Smith's season, keeping Wallace out even when healthy in exchange for Marshall. Perhaps Marshall wouldn't have been so tired at season's end had Wallace played 4-5 more starts?
Wallace can't really be rated except on the very few starts he had, and he played very well before injuries and Gary Smith's doghouse took him down for the season. Hopefully he'll be back just as strong in 2012 so we can finally see our starting left back in action for a full year!
PLAYER RATING: 7