As we do every year, through the month of December we'll be doing ratings and reviews of every player who played even a slightly significant amount of minutes for the Colorado Rapids in 2013. We'll start from the goalkeepers and move our way up to the forwards. Today, we'll cover Drew Moor.
Name: Drew Moor
Appearances: 32 (2793 minutes)
Stats: Three goals
Lost in the shuffle of the fantastic seasons from the young guys on the Rapids was one rather muted story: Drew Moor had kind of a down year. All things considered, a down year for Drew Moor was still better than most players in a down year. In the final third, he struggled with his distribution, and defensively he had a few more clunkers than we expect from him. (That red card against the Galaxy was a rather black mark on the ol' resume, in particular.)
However, the overall story of the year will be his ascent into the full-time captainship. When Pablo Mastroeni started getting injured seemingly every game, Moor stepped into the captain's role, and it eventually ended in Pablo getting traded to the Galaxy and Moor being given the armband.
In the end, it's hard to be too down on a guy who was able to take the captain's role on a team full of youngsters and lead them to a playoff spot. Assuming he's back to his old self next season, we'll have a chance to see an even better defense overall than we saw this year. Shine on, Cap!
PLAYER RATING: 5.5
.GIF TO SUM UP HIS SEASON:
All right, I'll be honest, I couldn't find a good .gif for Drew, so I just went with something generally awesome. (Iron Man = generally awesome. I guess a Captain America one would make more sense but screw it.)