Nick LaBrocca

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Nick LaBrocca
Nick LaBrocca 2010 TFC.jpg
Personal information
Full name Nicholas LaBrocca
Date of birth (1984-12-04) December 4, 1984 (age 29)
Place of birth Howell, New Jersey, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Colorado Rapids
Number 2
Youth career
2003–2006 Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Colorado Rapids 61 (4)
2010 Toronto FC 28 (1)
2011–2012 Chivas USA 63 (10)
2013– Colorado Rapids 42 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 26, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Nick LaBrocca (born December 4, 1984 in Howell, New Jersey) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Colorado Rapids in Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

Youth and college[edit]

LaBrocca played high school soccer at Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, New Jersey before going on to having a three time All-Big East career at Rutgers University.[1]

Professional[edit]

After impressing the scouts at the 2007 MLS Combine, LaBrocca was selected 35th overall by the Colorado Rapids in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft. LaBrocca was a regular starter for the reserve team that won the 2007 MLS Reserve Division championship, and became a regular fixture in the senior team during the 2008 MLS season.

On March 25, 2010, LaBrocca, along with the Rapids 2011 MLS SuperDraft pick, were traded to Toronto FC for Marvell Wynne.[2] He made his debut for Toronto FC on March 27, 2010 in a 2–0 loss to Columbus Crew. LaBrocca scored his first goal for the club in a 4–1 home victory vs. Chicago Fire May 8, 2010.

On March 11, 2011 LaBrocca was traded to Chivas USA in exchange for Alan Gordon.[3] The move to Chivas USA would end up serving as the catalyst for LaBrocca's break out year. On July 9, 2011 LaBrocca scored the 10,000th goal in MLS history in a 1–1 draw with Sporting Kansas City.[4] Then, on July 19, 2011 LaBrocca was selected by New York Red Bulls coach Hans Backe as a reserve player for the MLS All-Stars game against Manchester United.[5]

On January 22, 2013, LaBrocca made his return to Colorado after he was traded from Chivas USA to the Rapids in exchange for Eric Avila.[6]

International[edit]

LaBrocca has played for the US national U-20 and U-23 national teams.[citation needed] On November 11, 2008 LaBrocca received his first call up to the senior national team camp ahead of a World Cup Qualifier against Guatemala, but did not play in the game.

Honours[edit]

Toronto FC[edit]

Individual[edit]

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