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Juice Boxes and Post Game Stats: Opara Hits 10,000 Minute Mark

Stats from this week’s midweek action.

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Both Sporting Kansas City and the Swope Park Rangers were in midweek action with a set of mixed results as Sporting lost 4-2 to Real Salt Lake while the Rangers picked up a 2-0 win on the road over Seattle. Here are stats and milestones from the two games.

Sporting Kansas City

In the 73rd minute last night, Ike Opara hit 10,000 minutes in league play for his MLS career.

Opara scored his 7th league goal away from home for KC in league play, tying him with Eddie Johnson, Matt McKeon, and Mark Chung for 15th all time on that list.

It was Opara’s 9th goal away from home in all competitions, tying him with McKeon and Chris Brown for 14th all time on that list.

Graham Zusi made his 274th appearance in all competitions, breaking his tie with Davy Arnaud and Nick Garcia for 3rd all time on that list.

Tim Melia’s PK save was his 6th in league play for KC, tying him with Tony Meola for the most saves in team history.

His save was his 10th in all competitions (including shootouts) in his KC career, giving him the most in club history, breaking his tie with Jimmy Nielsen.

In the 89th minute, Roger Espinoza moved ahead of Chris Klein and into 8th place for minutes played in all competitions for KC. Espinoza finished the game with 19,438 minutes played.

Espinoza’s first yellow card was his 45th for the club, breaking his tie with Kerry Zavagnin for the most all time.

Diego Rubio made his 50th appearance in all competitions, he’s the 71st player to hit that mark for KC.

Swope Park Rangers

Hadji Barry scored his 6th league goal for Swope, tying him with Dane Kelly and Kevin Oliveira for 6th all time on that list.

It was Barry’s 6th in all competitions as well, tying him with Oliveira for 7th all time on that list.

At 25 years, 209 days, Hadji Barry became the 7th oldest scorer for Swope in league play and in all competitions.

In the 55th minute, Felipe Hernandez moved ahead of Ualefi and into 10th place for minutes played in all competitions for Swope, he finished the game with 2,637 minutes played.

Hernandez made his 38th appearance in league play, breaking his tie with Kharlton Belmar for 7th all time on that list.

Hernandez made his 42nd appearance in all competitions, breaking his tie with Belmar for 7th on that list as well.

Hernandez made his 30th league start for Swope, tying him with Belmar and Ualefi for 7th all time on that list.

Parker Maher made his 37th league appearance, tying him with Belmar for 8th on that list.

Maher made his 41st appearance in all competitions, tying him with Belmar for 8th all time on that list.

Colton Storm made his 40th appearance in all competitions, tying him with Adrian Zendejas for 10th all time on that list.