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A versatile young midfielder with exceptional technical skill, Colaluca has a keen eye for the finishing pass ... is primarily an attacking midfielder, but can also play out wide ... provides a quality scoring threat out of the midfield ... a former teammate of Chris Tierney at the University of Virginia ... acquired by the Revolution on May 6, 2009, from the Colorado Rapids in exchange for defender Rob Valentino.
2009: Started the season with Colorado before being traded to his hometown Revolution in exchange for Rob Valentino on May 6, 2009. Made six regular-season appearances with the Revolution - including one start - playing as a wide midfielder, central midfielder and withdrawn forward. Overall, made nine appearances, including time in the U.S. Open Cup and SuperLiga. Made his first regular-season appearance with the Revs in the 1-0 loss to LA (July 4), playing the final six minutes in the midfield. The appearance marked his first regular-season action since his rookie year of 2007 with the Rapids. Made his first career MLS start in the 1-1 draw with Colorado (Oct. 3), facing the team which drafted him sixth overall in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft. Started at right midfield in the 2-1, extra-time loss to the Harrisburg City Islanders of USL-2 (June 30), but was shown his second yellow card – and a subsequent red card – in the 117th minute, reducing the Revolution to eight men. Made two appearances in SuperLiga, including one start, as a withdrawn forward. Made his Revolution debut with a start in the final group-stage match against Atlas (June 28), and almost scored a goal when his long-range blast kicked off the post midway through the first half.
2008: Did not make a first-team appearance with the Colorado Rapids. Was a core member of the 2008 Rapids’ reserve team, starting in all nine Reserve Division matches in which he appeared. Played 778 minutes and scored three goals to finish second on the squad in scoring. Posted a two-goal performance against FC Dallas (Sept. 17).
2007: Originally drafted by the Colorado Rapids in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2007 MLS SuperDraft. Made his professional debut playing 21 minutes against RSL (April 30). Finished the season playing in four games as a substitute.
COLLEGE: Appeared in 39 games at Virginia, starting 38 in his two-year career before leaving following his sophomore year to sign a Generation adidas contract with Major League Soccer ... played primarily as an outside midfielder with the Cavaliers ... scored four goals and added six assists ... twice earned All-ACC honors and was a member of Soccer America’s 2004 Freshman All-American Team ... a two-time NSCAA/adidas All-South Atlantic Region team selection.
U.S. NATIONAL TEAM: Was called into a training camp with the U-23 National Team for two games in February 2007 … has been a member of the Under-14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 20 National Teams.
PERSONAL: Is the son of John and Lisa Colaluca ... has two brothers, Anthony and Joseph ... a New England native, he was born in Providence, R.I., and grew up in Coventry, R.I. ... led La Salle Academy (Providence) to four consecutive state titles, while he was a two-time Gatorade Player of the Year for the state and the Rhode Island State Player of the Year in both his junior and senior seasons ... trained with the Revolution during the summer while he was in high school and at Virginia … lists playing cards and bowling among his favorite activities away from the soccer field ... has volunteered with various agencies in his home state of Rhode Island that focus on distributing gifts and food for those in need, as well as mentoring at-risk students with Project GOAL … in November 2007, Colaluca traveled to Spain with the MLS Generation adidas team, where he helped fight out at 0-0 draw with the Real Madrid Reserves.