In the build-up to the New York Red Bulls' game against Vancouver Whitecaps, all eyes were on Luis Robles' knee. Once he was safely confirmed back in the starting line-up, all eyes were on his pants.
After the game, Robles and RBNY were celebrating three points and another clean sheet. And for Robles the clean sheet furthered his unique position among goalkeepers for this club. It was his 10th shutout in all competitions this year, and that makes Robles the first RBNY 'keeper to record 10 or more shutouts in three different seasons.
10 or more all-competitions, single-season shutouts, per MetroFanatic.com
Bouna Coundoul will forever be the first 'keeper to achieve double-digit shutouts in a single season, both in all competitions and league games.
In 2013, his first full season as a starter for RBNY, Robles joined Coundoul on the very short list of 'keepers to have posted single-season double-digit clean sheets. And he tied Coundoul's single-season club record for shutouts in MLS regular season games (11).
Last year, Robles posted 13 clean sheets, breaking Coundoul's all-time, all-competitions club record for single-season shutouts.
And now he's made a little more goalkeeping history for RBNY (and MetroStars). The first 'keeper in club history to achieve 10 or more clean sheets in all competitions in three separate seasons. (He was the first to do it in two separate season as well, of course.)
Robles already holds just about every goalkeeping record worth talking about for the club. Now he has little choice but to make new ones.