Sporting Kansas City advanced to the fifth round of the US Open Cup last night with a 2-0 win in Salt Lake City against Real Salt Lake. Johnny Russell and Kharlton Belmar combined on both goals for Kansas City in the win. In the game Matt Besler reached another career milestone for the club, becoming only the second player in club history to play 25,000 minutes for the club in all competitions, joining Kerry Zavagnin as the only two members of that club. Here are the stats and milestones from last night.
In the 3rd minute, Matt Besler hit 25,000 minutes in all competitions in his career with Kansas City, he’s the second player to hit that mark.
Matt Besler started his 18th game in the US Open Cup (qualifiers and tournament proper) breaking his tie with Kerry Zavagnin for 1st all time on that list.
It was his 16th start in the USOC proper, breaking his tie with Roger Espinoza and Zavagnin for 1st all time on that list.
At 16 years, 9 days, Gianluca Busio became the youngest player to play in or start a game in all competitions for KC.
At 18 years, 71 days, Jaylin Lindsey became the 3rd youngest player to start a game in all compeitions for KC.
At 19 years, 265 days Wan Kuzain Wan Kamal beamce the 9th youngest player to start a game in all competitions for KC.
Roger Espinoza made his 235th appearance in all competitions, tying him with Chris Klein for 7th all time on that list.
Gerso Fernandes made his 50th appearance in all competitions for KC, he’s the 70th player to hit that mark.
Adrian Zendejas made his debut for the club.
Kharlton Belmar made his first start for the club.
Belmar also scored his first goal for the club.