Nick LaBrocca

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Nick LaBrocca
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LaBrocca playing for the Colorado Rapids
Personal information
Full name Nicholas LaBrocca
Date of birth (1984-12-04) December 4, 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Howell Township, New Jersey, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Free Agent
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)
2013–2015 Colorado Rapids 68 (3)
2016 Chicago Fire 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 11, 2016.

Nick LaBrocca (born December 4, 1984 in Howell Township, New Jersey) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Chicago Fire 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 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.

In March \2010, LaBrocca was traded with a third-round pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft pick to Toronto FC in exchange for Marvell Wynne.[2] He made his debut for Toronto FC on March 27 in a 2–0 loss to Columbus Crew. LaBrocca scored his first goal for the club in a 4–1 home victory over Chicago on May 8.

In March 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 career year. On July 9, LaBrocca scored the 10,000th goal in MLS history in a 1–1 draw with Sporting Kansas City.[4] Then, on July 19, LaBrocca was selected as a reserve player for the 2011 MLS All-Star Game against Manchester United.[5] He played the second half as Manchester United won 4–0.

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

LaBrocca signed with Chicago Fire in January 2016.[7]

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]

References[edit]

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