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Burgundy Wave Player Grades: Midfielder Dillon Serna

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There has been a whole lot of talk this year about playing the Dillon's. So it is a legitimate question: why does Dillon Serna not get more playing time?

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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: Dillon Serna

Position: Midfielder

2015 Statistics

Games Played Games Started Minutes Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal GWG Goals Per 90 Min
15 8 680 3 1 13 7 1 0.40

Highlight of the Year: There can be just one....and for Serna it was a beaut.  You remember this goal don't you?

Lowlight of the Year: Honestly, the lowlight for Serna was the banishment from the coaching staff.  Someone who is getting regular call-ups to the U-23 team and is creative, exciting and committed to the team should get more than just 680 minutes.  But since this coaching staff does not know what it is doing, perhaps this is not a shock at all.

2015 Grade (B): Serna had a good year, but was hamstrung by a coaching staff who preferred veterans over young, exciting players.

2016 Outlook: Goodness, if I am Serna I would want to run like hell from this team, but I think he is back next year and I hope that he gets more playing time.  He brings pace, dynamic play and excitement to a team that sorely needs it.  Play Serna next year and let's see how it goes.