I've been gushing about the steadiness that Hendry Thomas puts into the Colorado Rapids midfield since the guy showed up and had two great games in a row against Portland. We're now a couple more games into his Rapids career, but he's shown no sign of slowing down his superb passing rates. After a perfect passing game against the Galaxy, he had a slight downfall -- how couldn't you if you were all for all the game before? -- against the Whitecaps, but still looked solid.
This time around, he had a 38/6 passing ratio, here's the distribution he provided. Remember, red dots are unsuccessful passes, green are successful:
One thing to note is that none of the missed passes were garden variety ground passes. All of them were head passes, launches, chips etc. And a lot of them were going far forward into the attack, which has never been a strength of Hendry.
Keep in mind, that was by far his worst game so far as a Rapid. If that's going to be his benchmark for failure, I'm certainly not going to complain. His numbers now show a 190/15 passing ratio of successful/unsuccessful on the season, or about a 92% successful conversion rate. To give you some idea of how good that is, the team as a whole has been hovering in the high 70's and low 80's most of the time this season. Injecting a 90+% passer into the mix is just what the doctor ordered, and we've seen it steady the play a lot of the time already.
I think I'm figuring the more articles I write about him being awesome, the faster the Rapids will snap him up on a long term contract. Lord knows the guy has already earned what he's made in the short one for the end of the 2012 season he got.