The best Luis Robles will do Sunday is be a spectator at the Red Bulls’ game in Atlanta. (Keith Furman/FrontRowSoccer.com Photo)
By Michael Lewis
The streak is over.
Long live the streak!
Luis Robles’ record-breaking streak of 183 consecutive regular-season Major League Soccer games will come to an end Sunday at Atlanta United FC.
The Red Bulls goalkeeper has been ruled out of the encounter with a knee injury.
He is considered week to week.
Robles will miss a regular season start since his first appearances for the team Sept. 29, 2012.
Since then he has played in 16,470 minutes, while recording 86 victories and 52 shutouts.
Former Fordham University standout Ryan Meara, who performed in the first 12 games of the 2012 season before a hip injury sidelined him, is the No. 1 candidate to replace Robles in goal.
Robles wrote his name into the MLS record books when he broke Kevin Hartman’s league mark of 112 complete games against the Colorado Rapids April 16, 2016. He then set avleague record for consecutive starts with No. 119 in the 7-0 triumph over New York City FC May 21, 2016.