MLS stalwart Kyle Beckerman signs new RSL deal, eyes league records

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Kyle Beckerman has agreed a new contract with Real Salt Lake which gives him a shot at becoming Major League Soccer's all-time record appearance maker.

Beckerman's former RSL teammate Nick Rimando, who retired in the offseason, holds the record with 514.

The 37-year-old, who has signed on for his 21st MLS season in total and his 14th with RSL, said: "Over the last 13 seasons, Utah has been home for me and I'm proud of Real Salt Lake's role on and off the field in building the soccer community here.

"The fans have welcomed me from day one and I am eager to get back on the field for another season with RSL because there is still so much more to accomplish. I know I have a role to play in reaching those goals for myself and the club."

A former United States international, Beckerman is already the outfield leader in regular-season games with 488, games started with 456 and in minutes played with 40,772.

He won the MLS Cup with RSL in 2009 and is also a nine-time MLS All-Star.

Last season he made 24 starts as RSL finished third in the Western Conference.