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2015 New York Red Bulls Report Card: Chris Duvall

A broken tibia curtailed a what may have been career year for the sophomore defender.

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Duvall is the second year defender, who wowed fans during a short run of starts in 2014. After a promising start to the season 2015, his season came to an abrupt end after a broken leg. Worse was his broken leg came at a time when he was riding high. Earlier that week he scored a goal against New York City FC, the go-ahead in a comeback win. The club is now waiting for his comeback, hopefully the broken leg didn't damage his gameplay and he can jump right back into the starting line-up in 2016.

Player Stats

15 Appearances

14 Games Started

1284 Minutes Played

1 Goal

1 Assist

Player Grade: C+

Things Done Well:

Chris Duvall showed that a sophomore slump wasn't keeping him down. He started in the 14 of 15 games for the Red Bulls to start the season. His first career goal came against NYC FC, it was even the go ahead goal the team needed. His play against the New York Cosmos in the US Open Cup helped the team advance to the Quarterfinals. His defense also improved over last year, and has to be considered the #1 option at right back going into 2016.

Things Done Poorly:

In 2014 he was seemed to lose steam at the end of the season. Just as the playoff race began Richard Eckersley retook the starting spot. We weren't able to see if Duvall faced a slump in the second half of the season once more. The injury curtailed what was starting to be a career year for Duvall.