Sacha Kljestan is enjoying a career-best year in MLS in 2015, his first season in the league since 2010. After his most recent appearance - against Philadelphia Union on October 18 - he has matched his career-best record for assists in a single MLS regular season: he tallied 13 for Chivas USA in 2007 and he now has 13 in 2015 for the New York Red Bulls.
He has also set new MLS regular-season personal bests for goals (seven, so far), minutes played (2753) and games started (32) in his debut season for RBNY.
This isn't just a good season by his own standards - it is also a good season by those of his club. Kljestan's latest assist (a corner kick nodded on by Damien Perrinelle for Bradley Wright-Phillips to knock into goal for the match-winner against Philadelphia) was his 14th in all competitions for RBNY so far this season.
He now has the fourth-best single-season assists tally of all time for the club. Only Thierry Henry (19 assists in 2014), Clint Mathis (16 in 2000), and Eduardo Hurtado (15 in 1998) have tallied more in one season for RBNY.
And those 13 assists in the MLS regular season (his other was in US Open Cup) amount to the joint-second best single-season total in league play in club history. He is one assist short of matching the club record for league assists in a single season (14 - held by Thierry Henry and Eduardo Hurtado) with one league game remaining for RBNY in 2015.
Congrats, Sacha. Hope you get another assist or two in Bridgeview next week.