On Monday, MLSsoccer.com unveiled the statistical leaders in Major League Soccer over the last decade and a couple of prominent RSL players and teams made the cut. To see the full statistical leader’s list from Greg Seltzer, click here.
First on the list is the ‘Games Played’ category which features 13-year RSL veteran Kyle Beckerman who has featured in 290 matches in the last 10 seasons, good for fifth on the overall list behind Jeff Larentowicz (Atlanta), Dax McCarty (Nashville), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose) and Ozzie Alonso (Minnesota United).
RSL legend Javier Morales lands at number five on the ‘Assists’ leaderboard having contributed 67 assists behind Portland’s Diego Valeri, Graham Zusi (Sporting KC), Landon Donovan and Federico Higuain.
Arguably the most notable RSL contributor on the list, the recently retired Nick Rimando tops the league’s ‘Clean Sheet’ category having earned an astonishing 99 shutouts over the last ten years for RSL. The next closest goalkeeper on the list? Miami’s Luis Robles who is tied for second place with Seattle’s Stefan Frei. Not surprisingly, Rimando also topped the list of Penalty Kicks Saved having made 17 spot kicks since 2009.
As a team, RSL claimed 2.04 points per game over the last decade, good for fifth on the list. One must note however, chart topping LAFC (2.23 hppg) has only seen two full regular seasons at Banc of California Stadium with two other clubs – Atlanta United and NYCFC – seeing less than ten years of regular season action. This to say the Utah side’s home domination has been critical to the team’s success over the past decade.