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Burgundy Wave Player Grades: Defender Joseph Greenspan

The Rapids rookie was not expected to contribute in 2015 due to Naval commitments. But he made his debut this season along the back-line.

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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: Joseph Greenspan

Position: Defender

2015 Statistics

Games Played Games Started Minutes Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal GWG Goals Per 90 Min
3 2 185 0 0 0 0 0 0

Highlight of the Year: It was not expected that Greenspan was going to join the Rapids for a couple of years due to his Naval commitment, but he got cleared in May to join the team.

Lowlight of the Year: For all of the fanfare that came with Greenspan, it was clear that he was a bit out of his element with the team.  He is a traditional Center Back, but was played out of position at outside back, and in a bizarre twist: as a forward.

2015 Grade (C-): I know the Rapids are quite high on Greenspan, but nothing he did this year was all that impressive.  Whether that is being played out of position or if he is not that good, time will tell.

2016 Outlook: It is waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too early to say whether Greenspan is a bust or not, but I would love to see him get some actual time in the position he is made to play--center back.  And please, oh please, let's not see him as a forward ever again.