Matt Besler broke another of Kerry Zavagnin’s longevity records last night in Sporting Kansas City’s 2-0 win over Minnesota United. Besler made his 292nd appearance in all competitions, breaking his tie with Zavagnin. The record gives Besler pretty much all of the records for longevity in club history. His next target is becoming the first player to make 250 league appearances for KC as well as the first to play 300 games across all competitions. Here are the rest of the stats and milestones from last night.
Sporting Kansas City
Matt Besler made his 292nd appearance in all competitions, moving him ahead of Kerry Zavagnin and into first place on that list.
Tim Melia recorded his 37th league shutout, tying him with Tony Meola for the 2nd most all time for KC.
In the 36th minute, Seth Sinovic hit the 15,000 minute mark for Sporting in league play, he’s the 10th player to hit that mark. He finished the game with 15,054 minutes played.
Graham Zusi made his 203rd league start for KC, tying him with Jimmy Conrad for 5th all time on that list.
Diego Rubio scored his 17th goal in all competitions for KC, tying him with Miklos Molnar, Eddie Johnson, and Jimmy Conrad for 18th all time on that list.
Rubio scored his 14th league goal, tying him with Jack Jewsbury for 18th all time on that list.
Rubio’s goal was his 10th in league play for KC at home, tying him with Jewsbury and Johnson for 17th all time on that list.
It was his 12th in all competitions at home, tying him with Daniel Salloi for 18th all time on that list.
Swope Park Rangers
Hadji Barry scored his 10th league goal was Swope, tying him with Nansel Selbol for 3rd all time on that list.
It was Barry’s 10th goal in all competitions as well, tying him with Selbol and Kris Tyrpak for 3rd all time on that list.
In the 88th minute, Felipe Hernandez moved ahead of Adrian Zendejas and into 7th place for league minutes played for Swope, he finished the game with 3,153 minutes played.
Hernandez made his 47th league appearance, breaking his tie with Mark Anthony Gonzalez for 5th all time on that list.
In the 74th minute, Kharlton Belmar moved ahead of Zendejas and into 5th place for minutes played in all competitions, he finished the game with 3,855 minutes played.
Parker Maher made his 50th appearance in all competitions, he’s the 7th player to hit that mark. He tied Gonzalez for 6th all time on that list.
Maher made his 46th league appearance, tying him with Gonzalez for 6th all time on that list.
Kharlton Belmar made his 36th league start, breaking his with with Maher and Zendejas for 6th all time on that list.
Belmar made his 40th start in all competitions, breaking his tie with Maher for 7th all time.