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Juice Boxes and Post Game Stats: Besler Equals Zavagnin Again

Stats and milestones from this weekend.

MLS: Toronto FC at Sporting KC Amy Kontras-USA TODAY Sports

The last record for longevity for Sporting Kansas City is one step away for captain Matt Besler. Last night against the Portland Timbers, Besler equaled Kerry Zavagnin’s club record for appearances in all competitions with his 291st appearance. Next week Besler should set the record against Minnesota United. He also is on course to become the first player to play 300 games for Sporting.

Here are more stats and milestones from this weekend’s action.

Sporting Kansas City

Matt Besler made his 291st appearance in all competitions for KC, tying him with Kerry Zavagnin for the most in club history.

Besler’s assist on Rubio’s second goal was his 17th for the club in league play, tying him with Jose Burciaga and Matt McKeon for 15th all time on that list.

It was his 18th assist in all competitions, tying him with Burciaga, Chance Myers, and Francisco Gomez for 16th all time on that list.

Diego Rubio’s 2 goals gave him 13 in league play for KC, tying him with Burciaga, McKeon, Sasha Victorine, Claudio Lopez, and Jacob Peterson for 19th all time on that list.

Rubio’s first goal was his 5th game winner for KC in league play, tying him with Jimmy Conrad, Jack Jewsbury, Igor Simutenkov, Teal Bunbury, Aurelien Collin, Krisztian Nemeth, and Ike Opara for 18th on that list.

It was his 6th game winner in all competitions, tying him with Collin, Burciaga, Eddie Johnson, Francisco Gomez, and Mo Johnston for 18th on that list as well.

Roger Espinoza recorded his 8th game winning assist in league play, tying him with Jewsbury, Johnston, Zavagnin, Kei Kamara, and Chance Myers for 7th all time on that list.

It was Espinoza’s 8th game winning assist in all competitions, tying him with Gomez and Johnston for 11th all time on that list.

Swope Park Rangers

Tyler Blackwood’s 2 goals gave him 4 for his career in league play for Swope, tying him with Christian Duke and Felipe Hernandez for 11th all time on that list. It also tied him with the pair for goals in all competitions as well.

Hadji Barry’s goal was his 9th in all competitions for Swope, breaking his tie with Dane Kelly for 5th all time on that list.

Barry’s assist was his 5th in league play, tying him with Hernandez and Kharlton Belmar for 6th all time on that list.

It was his 5th in all competitions as well, tying him with Hernandez and Ualefi for 8th all time on that list.

At 25 years, 254 days, Barry moved ahead of Kelly and bcame the 6th oldest goal scorer for Swope.

Felipe Hernandez made his 50th appearance in all competitions for Swope, he’s the 6th player to hit that mark.

In the 40th minute, Hernandez moved ahead of Oumar Ballo and into 8th place for minutes played in all competitions, Hernandez finished the game with 3,319 minutes played.

Hernandez made his 46th league appearance, tying him with Mark Anthony Gonzalez for 5th all time on that list.

Hernandez made his 50th appearance in all competitions, tying him with Gonzalez for 5th all time on that list.

Hernandez made his 40th start in all competitions, breaking his tie with Parker Maher for 6th all time on that list.

Kharlton Belmar made his 42nd league appearance, breaking his tie with Ballo and Colton Storm for 8th all time on that list. He also made his 46th appearance in all competitions, breaking his tie with those two for 8th on that list as well.

Belmar made his 35th league start, tying him with Maher and Adrian Zendejas for 6th all time on that list.

Belmar made his 39th start in all competitions, tying him with Maher for 7th all time on that list.