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 Miguel Comminges.
Name: Miguel Comminges
Appearances: 4 (0)
Stats: 1 red card
Miguel Comminges was picked up late into the 2011 season during some of the worst bits of that big injury spat that slapped the Rapids around for most of the year. He was mostly supposed to be CONCACAF Champions League depth when he was originally picked up but when Anthony Wallace bit the dust amidst Scott Palguta and Danny Earls being ineffective, he was quickly chosen as the first choice left back on the team as the season waned down.
Comminges' first game against Santos wasn't the best but he showed some promise and that continued throughout his short Rapids career. He was never a guy that was really noticeable for anything, good or bad, on the field of play. That's not necessarily a bad thing, as other than a really weirdo red card he picked up for having a drink of water he was never the center of attention when the opposing team made great plays. He's the very definition of a 'solid' left back, though he was never one for offensive flair like Anthony Wallace and Kosuke Kimura are, which may have lowered his stock a bit in the eyes of Gary Smith who loved his offensive full backs.
It doesn't look like Comminges will be joining us for 2012 after his option wasn't picked up, and we never really were sure about what exactly his abilities were going to entail if he was going to stick around, but for at least seven games - three were in the playoffs - plus some CCL matches Comminges was a solid part of the team. We salute you Miguel! Who knows, he may be the next Danny Earls and get picked up right before the season begins so that we have a deeper left back pool.
Maybe then we can also learn how to pronounce his name correctly!
PLAYER RATING: 6