Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cunningham, Mastroeni: Missing Out No Longer

Currently, Jeff Cunningham is the all-time record holder for most MLS regular season games played without playing in an MLS Cup (top 25 after 2009 here). He passed Jason Kreis to claim that record on August 1, 2009. It looks like he'll give the record back to Kreis in a few days.

However, despite finally being part of an MLS Cup team, he still could miss his chance to play depending on how Schellas Hyndman pulls the strings. He wasn't in the lineup in the magnificent 3-0 win over the Galaxy. Wouldn't it be cruel for him to not get off the bench?

Meanwhile, Pablo Mastroeni has now moved up to third, passing former Rapids teammate Mark Chung. There's quite a few former Burn and Rapids players in the top 25, as you can imagine. Mastro is a lock to be in the lineup on Sunday.

Watching these two longtime MLS stalwarts getting their chance in the big game must be making Logan Pause sweat - with the retirement of Brian McBride, he'll be far and away the active leader if Cunningham/Mastroeni both play.

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