It wasn’t a good weekend for Sporting Kansas City and the Swope Park Rangers as the two teams both lost on Saturday night by a goal on the road, Sporting 3-2 to the New York Red Bulls and Swope Park 2-1 to the Portland Timbers 2. Here are stats and milestones from those two games.
Sporting Kansas City
Peter Vermes coached his 300th league game in charge of KC.
In the 32nd minute, Graham Zusi moved ahead of Davy Arnaud and into 4th place for minutes played in all competitions, he finished the game with 21,666 minutes played.
In the 45th minute, Zusi moved ahead of Jimmy Conrad and into 5th all time for league minutes played for KC, Zusi finished the game wtih 18,240 minutes played.
Zusi made his 238th league appearance for KC, breaking his tie with Kerry Zavagnin for 3rd all time on that list.
Zusi started his 234th in all competitions, tying him with Arnaud for 4th all time on that list.
At 31 years, 262 days, Roger Espinoza became the 18th oldest player to score a league goal for KC. He also became the 18th oldest player to score a goal in all competitions for KC.
Espinoza made his 216th start in all competitions for KC, tying him with Chris Klein for 8th all time on that list.
Swope Park Rangers
In the 18th minute, Adrian Zendejas moved ahead of Kharlton Belmar and into 5th place for league mintues played for Swope, he finished the game with 3,060 minutes played.
In the 41st minute, Felipe Hernandez moved ahead of Ualefi and into 10th place for league minutes played for Swope. In the 71st, Hernandez then moved ahead of Gonazlez and into 9th place on that list, finishing the game with 2,561 minutes played.
In the 85th minute, Parker Maher moved ahead of Oumar Ballo and into 7th place for minutes played in all competitions, finishing the game with 3,296 mintues played.
Maher made his 39th league appearance, breaking his tie with Belmar for 8th all time on that list.
Maher made his 43rd appearance in all competitions, breaking his tie with Belmar for 8th on that list as well.
Colton Storm’s assist was his 7th for the Rangers in league play tying him with Ayrton and Mark Anthony Gonzalez for 3rd all time.
It was his 7th in all competitions as well, tying him with Ayrton, Gonzalez, and Tyler Pasher for 3rd all time on that list.
It was Storm’s 38th league appearance, tying him with Belmar for 9th all time on that list.
He made his 42nd appearance in all competitions, tying him with Belmar for 9th all time on that list.