Sporting Kansas City got a big win on the road yesterday in Atlanta winning 2-0 thanks to goals by Daniel Salloi and Gerso Fernandes, along with the goalkeeping heroics of Tim Melia. Sporting captain, Matt Besler continued to move closer to becoming the team’s all time leader in every appearance, start, and minutes played category yesterday, moving into second place on two more lists in the game yesterday.
Elsewhere, the Swope Park Rangers suffered their second loss of the season on the road to Real Monarchs SLC. Here are stats and milestones from those two games.
Sporting Kansas City
In the 14th minute, Matt Besler moved ahead of Nick Garcia and into 2nd place for minutes played in all competitions, Besler finished the game with 24,727 minutes played.
Besler made his 237th league appearance for KC, tying him with Kerry Zavagnin for 2nd all time on that list.
Besler started his 272nd game in all competitions for KC, tying him with Garcia for 2nd all time on that list.
Roger Espinoza made his 231st appearance in all competitions for KC, breaking his tie with Jimmy Conrad for 8th all time on that list.
Espinoza made his 201st league appearance for KC, breaking his tie with Chris Klein for 8th all time on that list.
Ilie Sanchez made his 50th appearance for KC, he’s the 69th player to hit that mark.
It was Sanchez’s 50th start in all competitions as well, he’s the 61st player to hit that mark.
Swope Park Rangers
Wilson Harris became the 3rd player on an academy contract to start a game for Swope.
At 18 years, 162 days, Harris became the 4th youngest player to start a game for Swope in league play and in all competitions.
Colton Storm made his 32nd league appearance, breaking his tie with Felipe Hernandez and Kevin Oliveira for 8th all time on that list.
Storm made his 36th appearance in all competitions, breaking his tie with Hernandez for 9th all time on that list.
Adrian Zendejas made his 31st league appearance for Swope, tying him with Hernandez and Oliveira for 9th all time on that list.
Storm and Zendejas both started their 31st league game for Swope, breaking their tie with Ualefi for 5th all time on that list.
Kharlton Belmar started his 32nd game in all competitions, breaking his tie with Ualefi for 7th all time on that list.