Yesterday’s Sporting Kansas City game didn’t end the way Seth Sinovic would have wanted it to, with his day ending early after it appears he was struck in the head intentionally by the arm of Columbus Crew player, Cristian Martinez. But it was a milestone day for the KC native, as he became the 10th player in Sporting history to start 200 games in all competitions for the club. He joins three other current players on that list, Matt Besler (274), Graham Zusi (226), and Roger Espinoza (209) on that list. Here are some other stats and milestones from yesterday’s 0-0 draw with Columbus and the Swope Park Rangers 1-0 win on Saturday over Phoenix Rising.
Sporting Kansas City
Seth Sinovic started his 200th game for KC in all competitions, he’s the 10th player to hit that mark.
Roger Espinoza started his 183rd league game for KC, tying him with Chris Klein for 8th all time on that list.
At 19 years, 255 days, Wan Kuzain Wan Kamal is the 8th youngest player to appear in a league game for KC.
Kuzain was the 10th youngest player to appear in a game in all competitions for KC.
Tim Melia made his 100th MLS appearance in his career.
Melia’s penalty kick save was his 5th in league play for KC, tying him with Mike Ammann for the second most for the club, one behind Tony Meola.
Matt Besler received his 31st yellow card in league play, tying him with Aurelien Collin for 5th all time on that list.
It was Besler’s 34th in all competitions, tying him with Mo Johnston for 9th all time on that list.
Swope Park Rangers
Amer Didic started his 50th league game for Swope, he’s the 2nd player to hit that mark.
Hadji Barry scored his 4th goal for Swope, that ties him with Christian Duke for 10th all time in both league play and in all competitions.
At 25 years, 169 days, Barry moved ahead of Kharlton Belmar and became the 6th oldest goal scorer for Swope.
In the 18th minute, Adrian Zendejas moved ahead of Belmar and into 5th place for league minutes played for Swope, he finished the game with 2,880 minutes played.
Zendejas made his 32nd start in league play for Swope, tying him with Oumar Ballo for 4th all time on that list.
In the 8th minute, Parker Maher moved ahead of Lebo Moloto and into 10th place for minutes played in all competitions for Swope. In the 26th he moved ahead of Ualefi and into 9th place on that list, he finished the game with 2,666 minutes played.
Maher made his 36th appearance in all competitions, tying him with Colton Storm for 10th all time on that list.
Maher started his 28th game in all competitions, tying him with Mark Anthony Gonzalez for 10th all time on that list.
Maher and Zendejas both made their 32nd league appearance for Swope, tying them with Storm for 9th all time on that list.