Saturday, September 08, 2007

Most Sub Appearances Without Starting

EDIT: Updated through 2008.

Most Subs Without Starting

1 SJ 2003 Jamil Walker 19
2 TB 1999 Pete Marino 15
3 CLB 1996 Mac Cozier 13
4 SJ 1998 Brian Sebapole 12
4 NY 2007 Sinisa Ubiparipovic 12
6 COL 2007 Omar Cummings 11
6 NE 2000 Paul Keegan 11
6 CHV 2007 Matt Taylor 11
9 DAL 2006 Aaron Pitchkolan 10
9 RSL 2006 Jamie Watson 10
Jason Garey
12 DAL 1996 Jimmy Glenn 9
12 CHI 2006 Floyd Franks 9
12 RSL 2007 Jamie Watson 9
15 NY 2002 Byron Alvarez 8
15 SJ 2002 Luchi Gonzalez 8
15 DAL 2004 Ramon Nunez 8

Written in mid-2007:

Oh, Stuart Holden. Why did you have to hurt your ankle? Now what must be one of the hardest records to break will stand for another year: the number of appearances made without starting a match. In 2003, Jamil Walker of the San Jose Earthquakes made 19 appearances in the regular season, all coming off the bench. Two weeks ago, Houston's Corey Ashe had made 14 sub appearances without a start. But thanks to Holden's injury, he's gotten the chance to start the last two games for the Dynamo. Oh drat.

Several other players are likely to make the top ten after this season, though. The top contenders:

CHV Matt Taylor 11
NY Sinisa Ubiparipovic 11
RSL Jamie Watson 8
DC Domenic Mediate 7
COL Omar Cummings 5
NY Mike Magee 5

Unfortunately for him, Ubiparipovic could've had a shot if not for the return of Magee, as well as the signing of Francis Doe. Too late now. Only 12 men have made as many as 8 appearances without starting in an MLS season, so that's the number to reach. Taylor is a lock to make it as he was cut mid-season.

Comments on "Most Sub Appearances Without Starting"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:32 PM, September 13, 2007) : 

With both Olsen and Fred out for DC's game against Chicago, it's pretty certain that Mediate will get his first start of the year.


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