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Burgundy Wave Player Grades: Goalkeeper John Berner

The Rapids number three shot stopper spent the entire season on loan with Charlotte Independence.

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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: John Berner

Position: Goalkeeper

2015 Statistics (with Colorado)

Berner did not make an appearance for the Rapids in 2015

2015 Statistics (with Charlotte)

Games Played Games Started Minutes Goals Against GAA Saves Shots Clean Sheets
17 17 1395 23 1.48 44 67 4

Highlight of the Year: Berner is player that clearly benefited from his time in Charlotte where he was able to get the playing time that he would not have gotten in Commerce City.

Lowlight of the Year: Yeah, this had to hurt

2015 Grade (C-): Berner was OK this season, but when you look at his Goals Against Average (1.48) and his save percentage (.657) this season there is nothing that says wow.

2016 Grade: I have to think that Berner is someone that should get a shot at the #2 job behind Clint Irwin next season.  Zac MacMath was the #2 this season, but as he is on loan, it would seem that Berner has a chance at claiming the number two position.  Is that the best move for the Rapids?  With MacMath backing up Irwin, Irwin felt pressure to keep the job.  But can Berner push Irwin like MacMath did?  That is a question that will be answered this off-season.