While one Kansas City team is heading into the playoffs with Sporting Kansas City’s 2-1 win over Los Angeles FC, another team’s season is over as the Swope Park Rangers lost 4-2 to Phoenix Rising FC in the Western Conference semi-finals to see their season end. Here are stats and milestones from this weekend’s action.
Sporting Kansas City
The win for Sporting was the 300th league win in KC’s history.
For the second time in club history, Sporting has reached 60 points in a league season.
The win was KC’s 11th home win in league play, the most since 2000.
Daniel Salloi’s goal was KC’s 72nd across all competitions in 2018, setting a new club record.
Salloi scored his 14th league goal, tying him with Jack Jewsbury for 19th all time on that list.
It was Salloi’s 19th in all competitions, breaking his tie with Matt McKeon and Diego Rubio for 17th all time on that list.
Salloi’s goal was his 13th in all competitions at home, tying him with Chris Brown, Mark Chung, and Claudio Bieler for 15th all time on that list.
Graham Zusi made his 291st appearance in all competitions, tying him with Kerry Zavagnin for the 2nd most all time.
The PK conceded was the 8th of the season by KC, setting the club record for most in a season (previous record was 7 set 3 times, 1998, 2007, 2014).
Roger Espinoza made his 255th appearance in all competitions, breaking his tie with Preki for 6th all time on that list.
Espinoza made his 230th start in all competitions, breaking his tie with Preki for 6th on that list as well.
Ike Opara made his 100th league start for KC, he’s the 27th player to hit that mark.
Seth Sinovic made his 216th start in all competitions, tying him with Chris Klein for 9th all time on that list.
Tim Melia made his 115th league start for KC, breaking his tie with Chance Myers for 19th all time on that list.
Swope Park Rangers
Kharlton Belmar’s assist was his ninth in all competitions for Swope, tying him with Kevin Oliveira for the most all time for Swope.
Tyler Blackwood scored his 8th goal in all competitions for Swope, tying him with Dane Kelly for 6th all time on that list.
Felipe Hernandez started his 50th game in all competitions for Swope, he’s the 5th player to hit that mark.
Hernandez with his 50th start tied Tyler Pasher for the 4th most all time for Swope.