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Burgundy Wave Player Grades: Goalkeeper Zac MacMath

The Philadelphia Union loanee made just three MLS appearances this season. Was it enough to justify keeping him in 2016?

Denny Medley-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: Zac MacMath

Position: Goalkeeper

2015 Statistics

Games Played Games Started Minutes Shots Saves Goals Against GAA Clean Sheets
3 3 270 12 6 5 1.67 1

Highlight of the Year: Well, MacMath did not play a whole lot so there is not much to choose from here, but he was in goal for the improbably 2-0 win over Sporting Kansas City in the penultimate match of the year.  He made three saves in that one and was called upon to keep the clean sheet against a solid SKC squad.

Lowlight of the Year: I hate to bring up that Portland match, but MacMath was not good in surrendering three goals to the Timbers that night.  Yes, there were some excellent shots and placement by the Timbers, but MacMath did not help his cause that night.

2015 Grade (C-): MacMath looked OK at times and quite shaky at others and much of it had to do with not getting consistent playing time.  But when you are behind the player of the year (Clint Irwin) your time on the pitch is going to be few and far between.

2016 Outlook: I can't see a scenario where MacMath comes back to Colorado in 2016, but his home club, Philadelphia Union, looks like they are set at the goalkeeping position with Andre Blake.  It makes it an interesting question: if you can bring him back for the right price, do you?  The Rapids have Irwin and John Berner in goal, so where does that leave MacMath?