Nick LaBrocca

Nick LaBrocca
Nick LaBrocca
Nick LaBrocca
Colorado Rapids
Real Name: Nick LaBrocca
HT: 5' 10" WT: 165
Age: 30 (12/04/1984)
Birthplace: Staten Island, NY
Hometown: Howell, NJ

Hometown: Howell, New Jersey
Citizenship: USA
College: Rutgers University
Birth date: Dec. 4, 1984
Previous club: Chivas USA
Acquired: via trade with Chivas USA on January 25, 2013, in exchange for the rights to Eric Avila.


An eight-year MLS veteran, LaBrocca is on his second tour of duty with the Rapids (fourth year), after starting his career with the Colorado club in 2007.


  • One of Colorado’s most durable and versatile performers, he started 29 of the 31 games he appeared in. Was called upon to play a number of positions during the course of the year.


  • Traded to the Rapids before the start of 2013 and filled in a variety of midfield roles throughout the season.
  • On 7/17, he scored his first Rapids’ goal since his return to the club, vs. New England.


  • Continued his solid performance as a regular starter in the Chivas USA midfield.


  • Was acquired by Chivas USA in a trade with Toronto FC on March 11, 2011 and scored eight goals in his debut season with the Goats earning him the team’s Golden Boot Award.
  • Selected by Hans Backe for the 2011 MLS All-Stars.


  • Was traded to Toronto FC on March 25, 2010 along with the Rapids’ 2011 SuperDraft pick in exchange for Marvell Wynne. Made his debut for Toronto FC on March 27.


  • Continued his good form, missing only one game during the season. He scored the game-winning goal against rivals Real Salt Lake on May 2.


  • Became a regular starter in his second professional season.
  • Scored his first MLS goal on April 12 at New England.


  • Selected by the Colorado Rapids with the 35th overall selection at the 2007 MLS SuperDraft.
  • Played in two first-team matches in his first season, while also leading the club to the Reserve League championship.


  • Participated in training camp with the U.S. Men's National team in November 2008.
  • Member of every U.S. Youth National Team from age 14 through 23.


  • Started every game during his four-year career at Rutgers University, scoring 10 goals and posting eight assists between 2003-06. Was a three-time All-Big East selection, and earned NSCAA All-Northeast Region Second Team Honors and helped guide the Scarlet Knights to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances.
  • Named the team’s Most Valuable Player on two separate occasions and was selected for team captain in 2005.


  • Attended Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, New Jersey.
  • Majored in Sports Management.


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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2015Colorado Rapids1361607011210020
2014Colorado Rapids312912584132738190
2013Colorado Rapids2416112143271013130
2012Chivas USA2926222932361427530
2011Chivas USA3434830586772529840
2010Toronto FC282412177626916240
2009Colorado Rapids2928224340341728130
2008Colorado Rapids3028223960241133230
2007Colorado Rapids210670000000
Career Totals-2201921816830182679519420310
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