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Luis Robles ties his own New York Red Bulls single-season shutouts record

Is he the BWP of RBNY goalkeeping records? Or is BWP the Robles of RBNY scoring records?

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Luis Robles owns just about every significant goalkeeping record the New York Red Bulls bother to track (or, more accurately, MetroFanatic.com - the best archive of club history a fan could wish for). One day, we'll list them all because he deserves to have the full and extraordinary scope of his achievements for this team described and applauded.

But this is intended to be a short piece, so it will focus merely on his latest record: RBNY's all-competitions, single-season shutouts record.

The Red Bulls' 0-0 draw with Antigua GFC clinched the club's first-ever CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal spot. And the clean sheet was earned by Robles, who had a busy and testing night keeping a slippery ball from finding its way into his net.

It is fitting that his man-of-the-match performance secured his 13th clean sheet of the season, because that 13th clean sheet gave him a share of RBNY's single-season shutout record. A record he shares with himself. A record he set last year.

In 2015, Robles recorded nine shutouts in the regular season, three in the playoffs and one in US Open Cup: 13 total; a new RBNY single-season record for clean sheets.

In 2016, to date, he has 10 shutouts in the regular season, one in US Open Cup, and two in CCL: 13 again.

Among his many, many other club records, he is now the first goalkeeper in club history to reach 13 shutouts in a single season. And the first to do so twice. And the first to do so in consecutive seasons.

It's your record, Luis: you don't need to repeat yourself; the only person who is likely to take it from you is you. Perhaps this season. There are still three MLS regular season games to play, and whatever number of matches are earned in the post-season.

Congrats, Luis. Hope to see this record broken very soon.