Jon Busch will hit another milestone in his long and decorated career when he takes the field Friday for the Chicago Fire.
The 38-year-old goalkeeper, a veteran of 17 MLS seasons, will make his 300th appearance in the match against Columbus Crew SC at MAPFRE Stadium, the exact site where he saw league action for the first time as a member of Crew SC in 2002. Busch will become just the fourth ‘keeper in league history to hit the 300-game mark.
It will be Busch’s third start for the Fire this season as he has moved into a more secondary role behind Sean Johnson after spending the bulk of his career as a starter with the San Jose Earthquakes, Fire and Columbus. Last season with the Quakes, where he spent five seasons, Busch logged a career-high 34 starts and 137 saves.
After winning the starting job with Columbus in 2002, Busch spent five seasons there. In 2007, he was picked up by the Fire, where he spent three seasons and was named the 2008 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year. He went to the Quakes in 2010, where he was the league saves leader in 2011 and 2014 and helped the team to the 2012 MLS Supporters' Shield.