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Burgundy Wave Player Grades: Forward Kevin Doyle

The highest paid player in Rapids history lived up to billing in his first season in Colorado.

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

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: Kevin Doyle

Position: Forward

2015 Statistics

Games Played Games Started Minutes Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal GWG Goals Per 90 Min
20 16 1489 5 2 34 13 4 0.30

Highlight of the Year: That goal against Houston Dynamo was nothing short of spectacular and it showed what could be possible when the Rapids were actually playing good football.  It was one of four game winning goals that Doyle had in just 20 games and proved that the Rapids knew what they were doing when they signed him.

Lowlight of the Year: Honestly, Doyle did not have many low points this season, and once he got acclimated to the Rapids he was solid.  He did have a couple of minor injuries and International Call-Ups that limited his time with the team, but overall Doyle was very good.

2015 Grade (A-): Doyle's first year in Burgundy was great.  He had five goals and two assists and, of course, the coveted Burgundy Offensive Player of the Year award.  Doyle is the target forward that the Rapids have needed and with better service he would have had even more goals.

2016 Outlook: The sky will be the limit for Doyle in 2016, but will expectation weigh him down?  And will he get the service he needs?  Such great questions going into next season.