Former Wolves midfielder Connor Ronan put in a great performance for Colorado Rapids where his teammates wilted against Seattle Sounders on Monday.
The 24-year-old was making his competitive debut for the MLS club, after leaving Wolves in January.
Ronan is starting afresh, having failed to really get a proper chance at Molineux.
Ronan made just two appearances for Wanderers in 2022/23, with Bruno Lage, Steve Davis and Julen Lopetegui all reluctant to use him.
He recently got his first minutes for Colorado in a pre-season friendly against Orlando City SC.
And on Monday, he played in the club’s opening MLS fixture against Seattle Sounders.
Colorado crashed to a heavy 4-0 defeat.
But Ronan was easily Colorado’s best player.
Sofascore data shows he completed 45/50 (90%) passes. He also won 6/10 duels, 3/3 dribbles and 4/6 long balls. He also made two key passes.
His 7.5 rating from the website was way higher than any of his teammates.
On social media, a search of Ronan’s name brings up many positive comments from Colorado fans. Many felt he was a cut above the rest of his teammates.
Former Wolves star Connor Ronan making a good early impression at Colorado Rapids
So it wasn’t the result Ronan was after on his first competitive appearance for Colorado.
But he’s at least put in a solid performance, despite a 4-0 loss for the team.
It was a shame Ronan didn’t get more chances at Wolves. He is genuinely a really good midfielder, capable of scoring goals and making assists as evidenced by his loan spell with St Mirren last season.
Hopefully, he can become Colorado’s main man moving forward.
Perhaps later down the line, he might head back to Europe.