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Robin Fraser praises Drew Moor after 400th MLS regular-season appearance

Chris Smith
Drew Moor has played more MLS games than any other player currently active in the league.
Drew Moor has played more MLS games than any other player currently active in the league. / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Rapids head coach Robin Fraser has paid tribute to Drew Moor after the defender made his 400th MLS regular-season appearance on Sunday.

Now 37, Moor made his MLS debut back in 2005 with FC Dallas after being picked up in the SuperDraft. Since then, he's gone on to represent Toronto FC - winning the MLS Cup in 2017 after lifting it in 2010 with Colorado - between two spells with the Rapids.

Moor was introduced as an 85th-minute substitute in Colorado's 3-1 comeback win over Minnesota United on Sunday. As a result, he's now one of just six players to make 400 MLS regular-season appearances alongside Nick Rimando, Kyle Beckerman, Jeff Larentowicz, Kevin Hartman and Chad Marshall. Among active players in the league, nobody has turned out more times than Moor.

After Sunday's match, Fraser - who has coached Moor at both Colorado and TFC - praised the four-time USA international's character and experience.

“I’m so happy that that happened with this team and with me because Drew is someone I have the utmost respect for," said Fraser. "He is someone who has done this obviously for a long time, 400 games, and he is one of the classiest individuals you will ever meet, one of the best team guys you will ever meet, and throughout his whole career, he’s done whatever his team needs him to do.

"I had the good fortune of meeting him in 2006, I think, which may have been his first or second year. He was playing with Greg Vanney at the time and there was an event that we were all attending and I had the good fortune of meeting him then.

"I’ve admired him for years, and was really happy to have him in Toronto with us where we did well, won a championship, did a number of really good things. When I came here, it was one of the things that I thought would really help this team going forward - someone with his kind of experience, his kind of character. There are very few people in a locker room like Drew, and he’s so unselfish.

"In the locker room, on the training field, he shows every day the kind of person he is, the kind of character he is and the kind of player he has been for many, many years. I’m so happy that he was able to get to this milestone with me and Drew is the type of person I would want to have around me for a long time.”

Aside from his MLS Cups, Moor was also named in the All-Star team that beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 back in 2015. In August 2011, he also set the record for most consecutive complete MLS appearances, going the full 90 minutes for the 68th game in a row.