|In professional sports, luck has a big role in success. No matter how good the individual player, sometimes the stars just don't align in their favor. Everyone wants to win a championship, but depending on the circumstances and the quality of your team, you might not even get the opportunity. But at the very least, you'd like an chance to play for one on the field, right? Not everyone can do that, though. |
Edit: It's Palmeiro instead of Dawson. See here.
So who is the
Counting a season as 32 games, Chung played about 9 full years of games. The other four men have all played at least 14 years worth of games. But I'm sure somebody will get there eventually in MLS, if we don't switch to single table.
Below you'll find the list of the top 25 MLS players for this statistic. Only 7 are active players. Jason Kreis is only 5 games away from tying Mark Chung, so if he plays every game, he should tie him on 6/28 and pass him on 7/4.
Most MLS Games Played Without Playing in an MLS Cup
(includes games through 5/31/2006)
Active players in bold.
Seems like this list is made of only Columbus, Dallas, and Colorado players.
I had to go 88 players deep to find the 25 for this list.
The next highest active player is Paul Broome at 127, followed by Matt Jordan at 117. It doesn't appear anyone else will join this list until next year.