The Top 25 Oldest MLS Players
EDIT 12/9/2010: Forgot to update the oldest player for each team list - McBride is now first for Chicago, and Eduardo Coudet is tops for Philly.
EDIT 12/6/2010: End of season roundup:
Kasey Keller passed Claudio Suarez for 4th place on the all time list. Pat Onstad remains in 1st, while Brian McBride finshed at #15 and Preston Burpo is up to #22. Debuting at #25 is Guillermo Barros Schelotto, but who knows if he'll get the chance to go any higher. He knocks Jeff Agoos off both lists, as well as Juan Manuel Pena on the regular season list (who debuted on the list during the season, and was exactly tied with Agoos).
EDIT 5/11/2010: Pat Onstad is now the oldest player in league history.
EDIT 3/28/2010: Updated Burpo/McBride/Onstad ages. Off the top 25: Francisco Lima & Cobi Jones (regular season), Paul Caligiuri (all comps).
EDIT 3/26/2010: Updated for the new season. Keller is now 5th after the season opener. Brian McBride is now in the top 25 for the overall list (Lima off), and will make the regular season list this weekend. Preston Burpo will make it if he plays this weekend also. I'll be sure to update it again shortly.
EDIT 3/24/2009: Tony Sanneh returns from exile to become the Galaxy's oldest ever player, replacing Paul Caligiuri (37.33) and Cobi Jones (if you only consider the regular season - 37.35). Each of those two are knocked off of one of the top 25s, while Carlos Llamosa (37.25) also is gone. Sanneh debuts at 19th, while Kasey Keller also joins the list at 9th. Keller immediately sets a record for the oldest MLS debut ever (see link above) and also for oldest Sounders FC player. Meanwhile, Pat Onstad is now the second oldest player in league history. He just passed Carlos Valderrama, and Preki is only a little more than a year away.
EDIT 9/8/2008: Rick Titus' emergency loan resulted in him becoming the 5th oldest player in MLS history, and 6th oldest when taking into account all competitions. Oscar Pareja falls off. because of that. Titus is also the oldest TFC player ever, knocking off Danny Dichio. Meanwhile, Lima moves up a spot on the first list to 22nd.
EDIT 7/20/2008: Francisco Lima debuted and is now the 23rd oldest player in league history. Ronald Watereus drops off as a result. Meanwhile, Claudio Suarez is up to 4th.
All ages accurate through the 2010 season.
Top 25 Oldest MLS Players - REGULAR SEASON ONLY
Five active players on the list: Berhalter, Keller, Mondragon, Onstad, Rost.
The oldest player in league history timeline can be found here.
Top 25 Oldest MLS Players - ALL COMPETITIONS
Players in red have a different overall age compared to their regular season age.
Oldest Player for Each Team
Labels: player ages