Sporting Kansas City ended their winless run over the weekend with a 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamo in Houston, thanks in part by the play of teenager, GIanluca Busio. The 16 year old set a number of team records last night and put himself in history on a number of MLS lists as well. Here are stats and milestones from Sporting’s game as well as the Swope Park Rangers’ 2-1 loss to Orange County.
At 16 years, 68 days, Gianluca Busio became the youngest player to start a league game for Sporting KC. The third youngest player to start a game all time in MLS.
Busio is also the youngest player to record an assist for KC (second youngest all time).
Matt Besler started his 281st game in all competitions, tying him with Kerry Zavagnin for the most all time for KC.
Sporting KC recorded their 100th away win in MLS play.
Peter Vermes set a league record for the most games coached with a single team (302).
Graham Zusi made his 240th league appearance, tying him with Davy Arnaud for 2nd all time on that list.
Zusi made his 200th league start for KC, he’s the 6th player to hit that mark.
He also broke his tie with Preki for 6th all time on that list.
Zusi recorded his 75th assist in all competitions, he’s the 2nd player in team history to hit that mark.
Houston’s three red cards last night were the 8th, 9th, and 10th red cards opponents have received this season in league play when playing KC. This ties the record for the most red cards opponents have received in a single season with the 2009 season.
Daniel Salloi made his 50th appearance in all competitions for KC, he’s the 72nd player to hit that mark.
Swope Park Rangers
In the 86th minute, Felipe Hernandez moved ahead of Oumar Ballo and into 8th place for league mintues played for Swope, he finished the game with 2,905 minutes played.
Hernandez made his 36th league start, breaking his tie with Adrian Zendejas for 5th all time on that list.
Hernandez started his 37th game in all competitions, breaking his tie with Kharlton Belmar for 7th all time on that list.
In the 32nd minute, Parker Maher moved ahead of Zendejas and into 6th place for league mintues played for Swope, he finished the game with 3,164 minutes played.
Maher made his 35th league start, tying him with Zendejas for 6th all time on that list.
In the 74th minute, Colton Storm moved ahead of Zendejas and into 4th place for minutes played in all competitions for Swope, he finished the game with 3,857 minutes played.
Storm made his 40th league appearance, tying him with Belmar for 9th all time on that list.
It was Storm’s 44th in all competitions, tying him with Belmar for 9th on that list as well.
Storm made his 43rd start in all competitions, breaking his tie with Zendejas for 4th all time on that list.