Player Details


Ross LaBauex


5' 9"


150 lbs

Date of Birth

12.5.1988 (35)


Chicago, IL USA


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Career Summary


  • Drafted by Colorado in the second round (23rd overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft
  • Skillful midfielder, who can play centrally or wide, who creates problems for opposing teams’ defenses with his quick moves and natural ability.
  • Served as a senior captain on the University of Virginia’s 2009 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship team.



  • Played in 16 matches and started four for a total of 313 minutes played.
  • Made his first international appearance in CONCACAF Champions League, and played and started four matches in the tournament. Contributed one assist against Real España (8/23).
  • Started nine matches (nine games played) for the Rapids Reserves. Scored a goal and notched one assist.
  • Playoffs: Played in two matches, starting one.


  • Appeared in five games, one as a starter, playing 76 minutes his rookie season.
  • Earned first career MLS start in his hometown at Chicago (6/9) and played 45 minutes.
  • Started and played 90 minutes in two U.S. Open Cup qualifiers at KC (4/13) and at NY (5/26).
  • Made his MLS debut in the season opener at Chivas USA (3/26).



  • Participated in the U20 National Team training camp in 2007 and played in victories against SMU (3/25) and Haiti (3/27).
  • Was also a pool player for the U19 National Team. 


  • Finished his collegiate career at Virginia with 10 goals and nine assists appearing in 72 games.
  • Senior captain of UVA squad that captured the 2009 NCAA National Championship 


  • Graduated with a degree in sociology from the University of Virginia.
  • Son of Rodney and Carleen LaBauex and has three brothers: Rodney, Ryan, Royce.
  • Played his club soccer with the Chicago Magic SC for eight years and won several National Titles in different sanctioned tourneys.
  • Played with the Chicago Fire Premier Super-20s.
  • Lettered three years as a midfielder at Mt. Carmel High School. Named a 2006 NSCAA All-American. Earned first team all-state honors as a senior while contributing 22 goals and a school record-tying 26 assists for the Caravan.
  • Was a teammate of fellow Rapids 2010 SuperDraft pick Andre Akpan on the National Champion U19 Dallas Texans Red 88.