by Mark Bodmer
In the absence of Captain Pablo Mastroeni and the worry among fans that our leader may not return to the game, conversations always end in agreement about one thing: The next captain of the Colorado Rapids should be Drew Moor.
Everyone can see it on the field. He’s a fierce competitor and seems to be everywhere we need him out there. He played an absolutely vital role in our championship in 2010. He’s out there giving directions to teammates and he leads by example. How this guy scores so many goals for a center back is simply amazing.
But Drew Moor is more then the sum of his contributions on the field. While he place with fury and fierceness on the field, he’s a classy friendly guy with a permanent smile off the field. At a time when no players acknowledged the fans after games during Gary Smith’s tenor (owning to a rumored rule that players needed to be in the locker room 15 minutes after final whistle), Drew Moor walked around the field saluting the fans. Since, others have followed and it’s been a pleasant return to the days when Rapids players showed that the fans were the most important part of their job.
His embracing of the fans is something that doesn’t go unnoticed by the supporters of this team. Last home match, Hunter Freeman tore piece of a Chivas players shirt. When Drew came over to salute Class VI and gave the piece of shirt to Eric pictured here with his brother Sean and nephew Eric.
It’s little things like that that endure players to fans. Class VI ate it up!! Colorado fans always
But that’s not the only reason. The guy has integrity. When I saw this picture of Drew honoring his old friend and teammate Bobby Rhine who passed away much too early, it struck me that this is the kind of guy we want to be the new face of our boys in Burgundy. Drew Moor may be Texas through and through – but you can believe it when he thumps that badge on his chest. He Bleeds Burgundy and he bleeds for us.