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Burgundy Wave Player Grades: Midfielder Marcelo Sarvas

The player who arrived from LA Galaxy last off-season had many expectations placed on him. Did he live up to them?

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We have begun our look back at individual player performances for the 2015 Colorado Rapids. Each day we will look at a different player and see what went right and what went wrong. Please feel free to leave your comments below and let us know your thoughts.

Burgundy Wave Player Grades

Player: Marcelo Sarvas

Position: Midfielder

2015 Statistics

Games Played Games Started Minutes Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal GWG Goals Per 90 Min
25 21 1869 2 1 20 6 0 0.10

Highlight of the Year: Sarvas had a quiet year overall, but the goal that he scored in the penultimate game of the season against Sporting Kansas City had to be a highlight.   It was completely out of the blue and helped the Rapids secure their final win of the year.

Lowlight of the Year: Sarvas was very good for the Rapids at the start of the season and although Colorado struggled out of the gate, there was still hope and Sarvas was a big reason for that.  But then he went down with an injury that required surgery and that seemed to take a lot out of his game and his participation the rest of the way.

2015 Grade (C+): Sarvas was good when he got consistent playing time and the injury certainly slowed his game this year.  But for a guy that played 80 of 88 (91%) games with the Galaxy before the trade, the Rapids had to be a bit disappointed with Sarvas playing just 74% this season.

2016 Outlook: A player of his quality really has to hate being associated with such a poorly coached franchise and I can imagine that he will look to make a move.