Two players on Chivas USA have been chipping away at the record books in 2014, for all the ups and downs of the season to date, and it's worth recognizing some of the latest accomplishments. Here, we turn our attention to CUSA goalkeeper Dan Kennedy.
Back in June, DK broke the all-time club appearances record, besting previous co-leaders Jonathan Bornstein and Francisco Mendoza, who each had 123 MLS regular season appearances for the team. Now, following Saturday's 0-0 draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps, Kennedy has made 133 regular season appearances.
It's notable as well that Kennedy also extended the team's all-time shutout record with the result against the Whitecaps. After breaking the record against the Montreal Impact on July 5, with his 25th clean sheet, beating the club's first great goalkeeper, Brad Guzan, he put some distance between himself and the pack.
While it's safe to say at this pace Kennedy won't challenge the league's best, including Nick Rimando, who recently broke the MLS shutout mark with his 113th, the Goats' netminder currently sits in the Top 20 all time. Thornton, who of course only played the end of his career with CUSA, is fifth all-time, with 76 total shutouts across five MLS teams.
Another record Kennedy is approaching: in nine days, he will be longest-tenured Chivas USA player in team history, surpassing Jorge Villafana. Anything can happen, of course, but that looks like a solid bet to happen.
Congratulations, Dan, on breaking and extending the team appearances and shutouts records! Keep up the good work!
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