A big second half by Sporting Kansas City saw them pick up all three points against the Vancouver Whitecaps. In the process a number of Sporting players hit career milestones, here are the stats and milestones from last night’s game.
At 16 years, 142 days, Gianluca Busio is the youngest goal scorer in KC history in league and all competitions. He’s the second youngest goal scorer all time in league play after Freddy Adu.
Graham Zusi made his 250th league appearance for KC, he’s the second player all time to hit that mark.
Roger Espinoza made his 200th league start for KC, he’s the 7th player to hit that mark.
Espinoza’s 200th league start broke his tie with Preki for 7th all time on that list.
Espinoza made his 228th start in all competitions, tying him with Jimmy Conrad for 7th all time on that list.
In the 70th minute, Espinoza moved ahead of Conrad and into 7th place for minutes played in all competitions, Espinoza finished the game with 20,572 minutes played.
Tim Melia won his 50th game in goal for KC, breaking his tie with Tony Meola for second all time.
Daniel Salloi’s 2 goals gave him 17 in all competitions for his career with KC, tying him with Miklos Molnar, Eddie Johnson, Jimmy Conrad, and Krisztian Nemeth for 19th all time on that list.
Matt Besler’s assist was his 18th in league play for KC, breaking his tie with Jose Burciaga and Matt McKeon for 15th all time on that list.
It was Besler’s 19th in all competitions, tying him with Sasha Victorine for 15th all time on that list.
The red card given to Kei Kamara was the 12th given this season to a Sporting KC opponent, tying the 2009 season for the most red cards given to KC opponents in a season.