ESD Alum Moor Extends Legacy As MLS Veteran

During a professional soccer career spanning almost two decades, Drew Moor has seen a bit of everything. Now that includes a season suspended due to a global pandemic.

Before the Major League Soccer season was put on hold in mid-March, Moor scored the final goal for the Colorado Rapids in the final moments of a thrilling 2-1 victory over Orlando.

The 36-year old ESD graduate is playing his 16th season in MLS, making him one of the league’s most experienced players. He’s appeared in 384 games, with 28 goals, and is seventh in league history with more than 32,000 minutes played.

Drew Moor
Drew Moor

“He’s a player who has been a mainstay in the league for so long, and every team he’s been on has been successful,” Rapids head coach Robin Fraser said. “His leadership and championship-winning experience will be extremely important to us moving forward.”

The defender was part of consecutive NCAA national championship teams at Indiana in 2003 and 2004, before turning pro as a first-round draft pick of FC Dallas the following year.

Following a successful stint with his hometown organization — during which he made five appearances for the U.S. Men’s National Team — Moor was traded in 2009 to Colorado, where he broke the league record for consecutive completed games by a field player with 68. The Rapids won the MLS Cup in 2010, and Moor was named a league all-star in 2015.

Moor then joined Toronto FC during the most successful run in franchise history, which included a league crown in 2017.

After a couple of injury-plagued seasons, Moor returned to Colorado this season and instantly regained his fan-favorite status. Despite being the oldest player on his team, he’s showing no signs of slowing down.

The Rapids recently returned to training ahead of a planned MLS restart its season with a tournament for all 26 teams in Orlando beginning July 8, followed by a reworked schedule of games in home stadiums later this year.

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