Through the month of December, Burgundy Wave will do a short review of every player who received even a paltry sum of minutes in 2012. We start with the goalkeepers and then move our way up to the forwards. Today, we'll cover Ross LaBauex.
Name: Ross LaBauex
Poor, poor Ross LaBauex. He was originally drafted to replace Pablo Mastroeni as a box to box defensive midfielder for Gary Smith. Unfortunately, he ended up turning into a jack of all trades, master of none type. He wasn't bad at taking the ball forward, but he wasn't really ever a threat to score a goal or make an assist. He could get back and defend a bit, but had an unfortunate propensity for crippling turnovers.
When he started against the New York Red Bulls, a game that the Rapids lost 4-1, we saw those crippling turnovers in action. After failing miserably to impress Oscar Pareja in that game, we only saw the guy again once, and then never again.
Really, I'm just happy that I never have to remember how to spell his stupid last name again.
PLAYER RATING: 2.5
.GIF TO SUM UP HIS SEASON:
Considering I hate the Jets just as much as the Red Bulls, this is doubly fitting!