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All About That #Grindset: Brandt Bronico’s Rise

A look at the young player’s growing importance to the Fire

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In a season plagued with inconsistency and injuries, the young core of the team have been an integral part of keeping the team together.

Mo Adams has solidified his place in the midfield while Diego Campos and Elliot Collier have produced some magic up front. But there is another younger player who is putting some of his older counterparts to shame and his name is Brandt Bronico.

The 22-year-old Bronico earned his first start of the season in the 3-1 loss against the Philadelphia Union and was one of the few bright spots on that horrid night. On the 55th minute, Bronico flew down the right flank setting up Alan Gordon for a tap-in to keep the Fire alive for the night. That sequence of attack woke up the Fire, but the Fire gotta Fire and blew away the momentum he helped create.

Bronico got his second start in the 2-1 win against the San Jose Earthquakes last Saturday and once again he has proved his worth to the squad. Shortly after the beginning of the second-half, Bronico had a *chefs kiss* pass towards Aleksandar Katai who rocketed the ball into the back of the net. That was Bronico’s second assist in his second start. As the others around him grew tired, Bronico still chugged on.

While the Fire may have lost out on Lee Nguyen and Juan Quintero, they have found some solace from the likes of Adams and Bronico. The future of the club’s midfield looks bright.

On Bronico’s Twitter bio it says “I want to be successful more than you do.” If he keeps going at this rate, he has every right to gloat.

Keep on grinding, we are right behind you.