Hometown: Howell, New Jersey
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.
- A ninth season in Major League Soccer saw midfielder Nick LaBrocca feature in 13 games for the Rapids, though making just six starts. It was his lowest return in terms of games, starts and minutes since his rookie season in 2007.
- His first start came in the home game with FC Dallas (4/24), in which he scored his only goal of the season in a 1-1 tie.
- It means LaBrocca has scored at least one goal in every season bar his rookie year.
- The last of LaBrocca’s six starts came in the 2-0 defeat at Vancouver Whitecaps (9/9), with his final appearance of the season was in the dying moments of the team’s surprise 2-0 victory at Sporting Kansas City (10/21).
- 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.