Luis Robles 183

September 29, 2012 to May 12, 2018.


One hundred and eighty three games. 


Two thousand and fifty two days.


Sixteen thousand, four hundred and seventy minutes.


Luis Robles' Major League Soccer ironman streak has come to an end.


After making his first start with the club at the end of the 2012 season, through his most-recent match against the Colorado Rapids, Robles has not missed a minute of MLS action with the New York Red Bulls. 


That doesn't include 1,650 minutes of MLS playoffs. That doesn't include 990 minutes of Concacaf Champions League. That doesn't include 390 minutes of Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.


The historic and remarkable run by Robles ends after suffering a knee injury against the Rapids in the final moments of the match. He is considered week-to-week.


"Almost six years later, 183 games later – 201 if you include playoffs – it's been a remarkable run," Robles said. "It's not something I ever could plan for. It's not something I ever intended for, but I think as it comes to a close, I just can't help but feel grateful. Grateful for your support, your encouragement, for the support of an organization that continues to believe in me in my darkest hour."


Robles etched his name into the MLS record books when he broke Kevin Hartmann’s all-time MLS record of 112 complete games against Colorado on April 16, 2016 and set a new league record for consecutive starts with No. 119 against NYCFC. He continued all the way to 183 before the streak ended.



Robles is a South Ward, and fan, favorite always carrying a scarf and waving it in the air as he heads into his net on the south side of Red Bull Arena.


The Fort Huachuca, Arizona native is the only player in MLS history to start 100 consecutive games for the same franchise. He surpassed Dax McCarty on August 18, 2017 for the franchise lead in starts by a field player or goalkeeper with 164. 


Robles was tabbed as captain for the 2018 season, a rarity for a goalkeeper on the pitch.


Over his 183-game MLS streak, Robles has 52 clean sheets in MLS regular season play, 36 of which have come at Red Bull Arena. He holds a career 1.01 goals-against average at home. Through all competitions, all 19,500 minutes of games he's started and finished, Robles has 65 shutouts and a 1.24 goals-against average.


He's been a constant stalwart in the net for New York since joining the club.


"As we look at all the success we've had, whether it was personal, but mostly team, the one thing that hasn't changed is my commitment to helping the organization be the best that we can be," he said. "To getting that MLS Cup, and to winning more trophies. So even though the streak may be done, please know that my overwhelming desire to lift this organization up to the highest of highs, continues."


The goalkeeper leads the franchise in MLS wins (86), shutouts (52), goals against average (1.31), winning percentage (.587) and minutes played for both field players and goalkeepers (16,470). 


The New York Red Bulls organization, his teammates and our supporters can't wait to welcome him back onto the pitch to cheer him on as he continues to build on his already-stellar career. 


"Thank you, guys," the Captain said.