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Juice Boxes and Post Game Stats: Fernandes Celebrates His Birthday in Style

Stats and milestones from last night’s game.

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Sporting Kansas City started their CONCACAF Champions League campaign on the right foot with a 3-0 win over Toluca FC at Children’s Mercy Park last night. Gerso Fernandes was the star getting a goal and an assist for Sporting in the win. Here are stats and milestones from last night’s game.

Gerso Fernandes’ goal was the 300th in all competitions scored by KC at Children’s Mercy Park.

Fernandes’ goal was his 12th at home in all competitions, breaking his tie with Jack Jewsbury, Miklos Molnar, and Teal Bunbury for 20th all time on that list.

Fernandes is the 4th KC player to score a goal on his birthday, joining Paul Wright (7/29/1998), Soony Saad (8/17/2011), and Johnny Russell (4/8/2018).

With his goal, Krisztian Nemeth became the 9th player to score a league, playoff, Open Cup, and international goal for the club. Fernandes became the 10th player to do that with his goal in the second half.

Nemeth’s goal was his 18th in all competitions, tying him with Matt McKeon for 19th all time on that list.

Roger Espinoza started his 235th game in all competitions for KC, breaking his tie with Davy Arnaud for 5th all time on that list.

In the 22nd minute, Seth Sinovic passed Chris Klein and moved into 9th place for minutes played in all competitions for KC, Sinovic finished the game with 19,506 minutes played.

Sinovic made his 230th appearance in all competitions for KC, tying him with Jimmy Conrad for 9th all time on that list.

In the 9th minute, Sinovic moved ahead of Mike Burns and into 4th place for international minutes played for KC. In the 64th he moved ahead of Matt McKeon and into 3rd place on that list, Sinovic finished the game with 1,027 minutes played.

Sinovic made his 12th international appearance for KC, tying him with Nick Garcia, McKeon, and Francisco Gomez for 2nd all time on that list.

In the 15th minute, Matt Besler moved ahead of Tony Meola and into 6th place for international minutes played for KC. In the 60th minute, Besler passed Burns and moved into 5th place on that list, he finished the game with 976 minutes played.

Besler made his 11th international appearance for KC, tying him with Burns and Chris Brown for 6th all time on that list.

Besler and Sinovic both started their 11th international game for KC, tying them with Burns and McKeon for 3rd all time on that list.

In the 31st minute, Graham Zusi moved ahead of Eric Kronberg and into 11th place for international minutes played for KC. In the 39th he moved past Peter Vermes and into 10th. In the 71st he moved ahead of Chris Klein and into 9th place on that list, he finished the game with 780 minutes played.

Zusi made his 9th start in international play, tying him with Klein and Brown for 8th all time on that list.