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Burgundy Wave Player Grades: Defender Sean St. Ledger

St. Ledger joined at the Rapids at the Transfer Deadline. But was it a good move for him and the club?

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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: Sean St. Ledger

Position: Defender

2015 Statistics

Games Played Games Started Minutes Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal GWG Goals Per 90 Min
12 12 1048 0 2 2 0 0 0

Highlight of the Year: St. Ledger actually had a pretty good year for the Rapids and, for me, the highlight was his assist on the game winning goal against Houston in August at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

Lowlight of the Year: I know that people have disagreed with me, but the Rapids were statistically worse after St. Ledger arrived from Orlando.  You can argue that it was because of the midfield this or that, but at the end of the day--the Rapids were worse (statistically) since his arrival.

Grade (B-): Overall, I liked the play of St. Ledger and he was a good player for the Rapids.  He was great in closing players down and had good field presence.   The only reason that he is not graded higher is that the Rapids did leak more goals since his arrival.

2016 Outlook: St. Ledger should be a sure fire starter at center back for the Rapids next season and he has all the potential in the world to be one of the better defenders in MLS.