In the 72nd minute of Saturday’s 2-0 loss to Columbus Crew SC, Revolution midfielder Scott Caldwell became just the second homegrown field player—and third homegrown player overall—to eclipse 10,000 regular-season minutes played. Revs Midfielder Diego Fagundez and D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid represent the only other MLS players to hit that mark.
Congratulations to Scott Caldwell on reaching 10,000 career minutes! pic.twitter.com/aZB3kn3EiT— NewEnglandRevolution (@NERevolution) May 7, 2017
Caldwell made his MLS debut in March 2013, playing 90 minutes during a start against the Philadelphia Union. He went on to make 23 starts during his rookie season, contributing a pair of assists in 2,174 minutes. The Akron grad has never looked back, making 109 starts across five MLS seasons.
Fagundez reached the 10,000-minute mark on April 8 during a 2-0 win over the Houston Dynamo. He, too, has grown into a stalwart in the Revolution midfield, collecting 34 career goals and 27 career assists after scoring in his MLS debut on Aug. 6, 2011.
Hamid, the elder statesman of MLS homegrown players, logged his 10,000th minute in 2014.