Kyle Beckerman sets MLS record for all-time appearances by a field player

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

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