Saturday, December 10, 2005

12/2005: Most tenured MLS players, by team

One of the first posts when I started blogging regularly was on this subject (hey, it's been six months now), and recent moves have prompted me to update it. Three teams have recently gotten rid of their leader in this category. We could see a few more before the season starts.

I am working on doing timelines for each team, throughout their history in this category. Not too much work, about five players per team. I just look up the dates on Soccer America's web site, which has a lot of early MLS articles. Although it's hard to find certain dates. Well, I'll get around to it eventually.


Jesse Marsch, 1/5/98.

Chivas USA

Arturo Torres, 11/19/04.


Ritchie Kotschau, 6/29/01.

Pablo Mastroeni, 1/11/02.

Kotschau was traded to the Crew for Cornell Glen. Mastroeni now becomes the Rapids longest serving player, picked in the allocation draft after the Fusion and Mutiny folded. Kyle Beckerman was picked later on in the dispersal draft (which followed the allocation draft), on the same day. So he misses out by an hour or so.


Duncan Oughton, 2/6/01.

DC United

Ben Olsen, 1/28/98.

FC Dallas

Oscar Pareja, 8/15/98.

Bobby Rhine, 2/7/99.

With Pareja's retirement, Rhine becomes the new leader for Dallas.

Kansas City

Chris Klein, 2/1/98.

Los Angeles

Cobi Jones, 3/7/96.


Mark Lisi, 5/9/02.

New England

Joe Franchino, 5/6/00.

Real Salt Lake

Jason Kreis, 11/17/04.

San Jose

Jon Conway, 2/6/00.

Ian Russell, 2/6/00.

Conway was traded to the Metrostars for a draft pick. Russell was selected in the 2000 draft just like Conway, but in a later round.

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