The goal was his ninth in all competitions for RBNY this season (sixth in MLS). The assist was his 17th of the season (all competitions; all in MLS, as it happens).
The latter is the second-best, all-competitions, single-season assists total in RBNY history. Kljestan broke out of a three-way tie (with Clint Mathis and his own achievement in 2015) to stand alone, behind only Thierry Henry's 19-assists 2014 campaign.
And if MLS regular-season stats are all you care about, Kljestan's assists-totals are even more remarkable. He has played for RBNY for two seasons. In 2015, he tied the club's all-time, regular-season, single-season assists mark (14 - shared with Eduardo Hurtado and Henry). In 2016, he has broken it. Back-to-back club records for single-season assists in the league is quite an achievement.
He stands fourth on the club's all-time, all-competitions assists list, one of only five players in RBNY (and MetroStars) history to tally 30 or more assists for the team in a career.
His goal-scoring record isn't shabby either: he has 18 so far in his RBNY career, and that puts him 15th on the club's all-time, all-competitions scoring list. Kljestan has scored more goals for this team than Joel Lindpere, Tim Cahill, and Jozy Altidore - to name just a few.
He is, without doubt, one of the elite attacking players of the team's history. And one measure of that elite status is the group he joined with his goal against Philly on October 1: the group of players who have contributed 50 combined goals and assists to the RBNY/MetroStars cause.
There have only been 10 players in club history (so far - Dax McCarty isn't far away from joining the group) who have registered a career total of 50 combined goals and assists with the first team.
|Name||Games Played||Games Started||Minutes||Goals||Assists||Goals+Assists|
|Juan Pablo Angel||112||109||9648||62||14||76|
Congrats, Sacha! See you at the next milestone.