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Juice Boxes and Post Game Stats: Zusi Reaches 300

Graham Zusi reaches another milestone while Matt Besler, Tim Melia, and Krisztian Nemeth tied or set records last night.

MLS: Champions League-Independiente at Sporting KC Peter G. Aiken

Sporting Kansas City advanced to their second CONCACAF club tournament semifinal with their 3-0 win of CA Independiente at Children’s Mercy Park last night. With the win the Sporting players set or tied a number of club records. Here are the stats and milestones from last night’s game.

Graham Zusi made his 300th appearance in all competitions for KC, he’s the 2nd player all time to reach that mark.

In the 31st minute, Zusi moved ahead of Tony Meola and into 7th place for minutes played in international competitions. In the 76th minute he moved ahead of Mike Burns and into 6th place on that list. He finished the game with 960 minutes played.

Zusi made his 11th international appearance for KC, tying him with Burns and Chris Brown for 7th all time on that list.

Zusi made his 11th international start for KC, tying him with Burn, and Matt McKeon for 5th all time on that list.

Krisztian Nemeth’s 2nd goal was his 4th in international competitions for KC, tying him with Brown for the most in club history.

Nemeth’s 2 goals gave him 22 in all competitions for his career, tying him with Daniel Salloi for 14th all time on that list.

Nemeth’s second goal was his 12th in all competitions at home for KC, tying him with Gerso Fernandes for 20th on that list.

Nemeth’s first goal was his 7th game winner for KC, tying him with Brown, Salloi, Teal Bunbury, and Jacob Peterson for 15th all time on that list.

Tim Melia recorded his 65th win for Kansas City in all competitions, tying him with Jimmy Nielsen for the most all time by a KC goalkeeper.

Melia recorded his 48th shutout in all competitions, breaking his tie with Meola for 2nd all time on that list.

In the 90th minute, Matt Besler moved ahead of Kerry Zavagnin and into first place for minutes played in international competition, he finished the game with 1,246 minutes played.

Besler made his 14th start in international competitions for KC, breaking his tie with Zavagnin for 1st all time on that list.

Besler and Seth Sinovic both made their 14th appearance in international competitions, tying them with Zavagnin for the most in club history.

Sinovic made his 13th start in international competitions, tying him with Zavagnin for 2nd all time on that list.

At 32 years, 140 days, Roger Espinoza became the 15th oldest player to score in all competitions for KC.