This season we'll be taking a look at every player who has worn a Colorado Rapids jersey over the 18 years of the club's existence. Who was the best player to wear a particular jersey number? I'll list them, and you can vote and comment on the best players to don the burgundy...or black and blue...or green...
This week we're looking at #32, on our way down to the goalkeepers at #1. Again, because the Rapids generally don't take the US Open Cup seriously and have traditionally played a lot of reserve team players and trialists, we will only be counting players who appeared in at least one Major League Soccer or CONCACAF Champion's League match.
- Tony Cascio -- 2012
The Rapids drafted Cascio out of the University of Connecticut with their first round pick in 2012. Particularly by Rapids' standards, Cascio had a fantastic rookie season. He was sixth on the team in appearances (29), fourth in goals (3, two of which were game-winners), and fifth in assists (3). He started the season well and was in contention for Rookie of the Year before he tailed off toward the end of the season.
- Miguel Comminges -- 2011
The Guadeloupean was brought in late in 2011 to shore up the disastrous left-back spot. Despite quickly becoming the starter and generally playing well, he was not brought back by Oscar Pareja the following season. Instead, he followed Gary Smith to Stevenage in the England's League One, where he still plays.
Just for fun, others who wore the jersey, but never in an MLS or Champion's League game:
- Kwame Sarkodie -- 2008
- Aaron King -- 2006
- Stephen Keel - 2005 (he was #13 when he finally played)
So who's the best Rapids player to ever wear the number 32? Vote below!
My Pick: Cascio wins both for overall best player, and for best #32. We'll see how he does at #14.