Both Sporting Kansas City and the Swope Park Rangers came away with 1-0 wins on Saturday night, Kansas City at home against the Colorado Rapids while Swope won on the road at the Oklahoma City Energy. There were some big milestones reached by players and coaches in the games. Here are this week’s stats and milestones.
Sporting Kansas City
The win was Peter Vermes’ 150th win in all competitions as Sporting’s coach.
Roger Espinoza made his 200th league appearance for KC, he’s the 9th player to hit that mark for KC.
Espinoza’s appearance tied him with Chris Klein for 8th all time on that list.
Espinoza’s appearance was his 230th in all competitions, tying him with Jimmy Conrad for 8th all time on that list.
Ike Opara made his 100th start in an MLS game in his career.
In the 52nd minute, Graham Zusi moved ahead of Preki and into 5th place for minutes played in all competitions. Zusi finished the game with 20,676 minutes played.
Daniel Salloi’s goal was KC’s 100th against Colorado in league play.
Swope Park Rangers
At 18 years, 158 days Wilson Harris is the 8th youngest player to play in a game for SWope.
In the 5th minute, Kharlton Belmar moved ahead of Mark Anthony Gonzalez and into 7th place for league minutes played for Swope, he finished the game with 2,627 minutes played.
Belmar made his 38th appearance in all competitions, breaking his tie with Adrian Zendejas for 7th all time on that list.
Belmar started his 31st game in all competitions, tying him with Ualefi for 7th all time on that list.
Felipe Hernandez made his 31st league appearance, tying him with Colton Storm and Kevin Oliveira for 8th all time on that list.
Hernandez made his 35th appearance in all competitions, tying him with Storm for 9th all time on that list.