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Busch poised to break career and club saves records

At the ripe age of 38, Earthquakes goalkeeper Jon Busch is enjoying one of his best seasons in MLS and is poised to break career and club saves records.

Boasting a league-leading 110 saves with seven games remaining in his campaign, Busch has already surpassed Troy Perkins’ 2013 MLS-best 109 saves.  Busch is aiming to set a new personal record as he inches closer to his career mark of 132 with the Columbus Crew back in 2004. San Jose’s starter is also flirting with Joe Cannon’s 14-year club record of 137 saves in a season, which he accomplished in 2000.

While we expect he’ll fall short of the league record, 184 set by Scott Garlick with the Tampa Bay Mutiny in 2000, he could end up with more saves than any goalkeeper since Nick Rimando’s 146 in 2007.

Get the checkbook ready, Buschy. Your Saves for SEALs program is expecting an uptick in donation money this year.

Here’s a list of the MLS saves leaders from the past decade:

Year

Player

Saves

2013

Troy Perkins

109

2012

Andy Gruenebaum

124

2011

Jon Busch

113

2010

Stefan Frei

108

2009

Matt Reis

114

2008

Joe Cannon

124

2007

Nick Rimando

146

2006

Matt Reis

141

2005

Matt Reis

115

2004

Joe Cannon

150

2003

Kevin Hartman

149

 

 


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