Meet MLS' new ironman.
With the opening whistle of Saturday night's match between Real Salt Lake and FC Dallas, 33-year-old MLS veteran Kyle Beckerman set a new record for all-time appearances by an MLS field player.
Beckerman, who began his MLS career back in 2000 with the Miami Fusion, made his 379th regular-season appearance, one more than the now-retired Steve Ralston, who notched 378 appearances from 1996 to 2010 and today serves as an assistant coach with the San Jose Earthquakes.
Beckerman's 379 appearances are third all-time when goalkeepers are taken into account. Long-time MLS 'keeper Kevin Hartman logged 416 career matches, while Beckerman's RSL teammate, Nick Rimando, has 394.
ALL-TIME REGULAR-SEASON APPEARANCES BY FIELD PLAYERS
1. Kyle Beckerman, 379
2. Steve Ralston, 378
3. Brad Davis, 367
4. Jeff Cunningham, 365
5. Davy Arnaud, 351
6. Brian Carroll, 344
7. Dwayne De Rosario, 343
8. Jaime Moreno, 340
9. Tyrone Marshall, 337
10. Landon Donovan & Pablo Mastroeni, 334
* = indicates active MLS players