Though the headlines were picked up by the flashy offense that the Rapids utilized at the end of 2013, an offense that featured Deshorn Brown, Gabriel Torres and Vicente Sanchez, it was the midfield and defense that carried the Rapids through most of the season. Specifically, it was the midfield three that turned the Rapids from a team that couldn't possess the ball outside of the defense into a team that had a wonderful propensity to hold the ball much farther up the park, helping to assist to launch the offense in their quick attacks.
MLS put out a look at the most accurate passers in the league today, and it's to the surprise of nobody that Colorado's main midfield trio were all represented in the Top 50. The three Rapids in the list and their passing accuracy percentages were:
15. Nathan Sturgis 85.17
19. Hendry Thomas 84.46
41. Dillon Powers 81.44
Funny enough, the only other Rapid to be mentioned in the article was Drew Moor, who had the unfortunate title of 'Most passes failed in own half' with 90.