Atlanta United midfielder Jeff Larentowicz logged his 400th MLS appearance on Sunday afternoon against Orlando City SC at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Larentowicz came on in the 76th minute for Pity Martinez.
Larentowicz entered Sunday’s match with 33,488 minutes played, ranking top 5 among active players. He spent the first five seasons of his career with the New England Revolution before 3 seasons each with the Colorado Rapids (where he won MLS Cup in 2010) and the Chicago Fire. After a year with the LA Galaxy, he signed for Atlanta prior to its debut season, where he has played in 76 regular season matches - starting 67 - while starting in all 5 of its postseason games.
Larentowicz joins Nick Rimando, Kyle Beckerman, Kevin Hartman and Chad Marshall as the only other players with 400 or more league appearances. While names like Josef Martinez and Miguel Almiron will be at the forefront of the minds of Five Stripes fans in the future, it’s players like Larentowicz who have played as big a part as anyone to get Atlanta to where it is right now.