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: Nick LaBrocca
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Highlight of the Year: this goal sums up LaBrocca in one play: hardworking, gritty, physical and willing to lay everything out for his team.
Lowlight of the Year: LaBrocca had a good year for what he was there for: a bruising defensive midfielder. Where he struggled was when the coaching staff tried to play him in a more advanced role or brought him on as an attacking threat.
2015 Grade (B): I have never made a secret that I like LaBrocca's style and tenacity of play. My complaint has always been that he should not be a player that is relied upon to lead the team in minutes (in 2014). But if you need a guy that will do the tough, dirty work on the pitch, LaBrocca is your guy. He gives everything for his team, and that is a quality that the team need.
2016 Outlook: I do not know if LaBrocca will be back in 2016 or not, but he is a player that I would love to have suiting up in Burgundy. I have to think it depends on salary needs of LaBrocca and where the Rapids are in their overall development, but LaBrocca is a hardworking and dependable player.