Dax McCarty is on track to secure every major New York Red Bulls' appearance record. He claimed the club's all-time record for minutes played in the MLS regular season with his appearance against Montreal Impact on September 24, pushing his career total for RBNY to 14,111 minutes.
He already has the club's record for careers starts in the MLS regular season: 160. And he is three short of the RBNY record for total regular season appearances: he has 166; the record is 169 (and the Red Bulls have three games left to play in the league this year).
The club's all-time, all-competitions appearance records are all within reach: McCarty is 226 minutes short of the all-time minutes record, one start shy of matching the all-time starts mark, and four games short of the all-time appearances record (per MetroFanatic.com).
McCarty is a club legend by any measure, and he should soon have ownership of a set of RBNY records previously held by another legend: Mike Petke.
And Petke is watching his place in RBNY history be supplanted with grace. After the club announced McCarty's latest achievement, Petke responded on Twitter:
@DaxMcCarty11 pic.twitter.com/Rtj8FATDc4— @petkemike (@petkemike) September 30, 2016
Well said. All class.
McCarty is cut from the same cloth: a passionate, committed, plainspoken stalwart servant of the club's cause. His response, unsurprisingly, met class with class.
You're a true gentleman @petkemike. I look forward to being in the stands at the game when your 11 yr old breaks the record! #RBNY https://t.co/B7F3lN4jv1— Dax McCarty (@DaxMcCarty11) September 30, 2016
Finally, a third party weighed to say what we are all thinking, and drew the last word from Petke.
I coast into the gas station with the tank bone dry, I chug my milk at 11:59pm on eve of expiration, I live on the edge big guy #rebel https://t.co/mfomlkK37H— @petkemike (@petkemike) September 30, 2016