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Stats and milestones from this weekend’s action.

MLS: Seattle Sounders FC at Sporting Kansas City Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Sporting Kansas City ended their winless run on Sunday against the Seattle Sounders at Children’s Mercy Park on the back of a Johnny Russell hattrick. The hattrick, Russell’s second for the club brought out a number of hattrick stats for Sporting’s history. Here are this week’s stats and milestones.

Sporting Kansas City

Johnny Russell is the 2nd player to record 2 hattricks for Sporting KC.

Russell’s hattrick came on the same day that Eddie Johnson scored his 2nd hattrick for the club. Johnson scored his second hattrick for the club on 5/26/07 against the New England Revolution.

Russell’s hattrick is KC’s 10th in league play and 11th in all competitions.

Russell’s hattrick is the 3rd time KC have had 2 hattricks in a single season.

Russell’s 3 goals gave him 17 in league play for KC, tying him with Johnson and Jimmy Conrad for 16th all time on that list.

Russell’s 3 goals gave him 12 in league play at home for KC putting him into 14th place all time on that list.

In the 80th minute, Seth Sinovic moved ahead of Preki and into 7th all time for minutes played in all competitions, he finished the game with 20,648 minutes played.

In the 27th minute, Benny Feilhaber moved ahead of Matt McKeon and into 12th place for minutes played in all competitions for KC, Feilhaber finished the game with 14,651 minutes played.

Feilhaber made his 183rd appearance in all competitions for KC, tying him with McKeon for 12th all time on that list.

Tim Melia made his 126th league appearance for Sporting, breaking his tie with Tony Meola for 20th all time on that list.

Melia made his 126th league start for Sporting, tying him with McKeon for 17th all time on that list.

Swope Park Rangers

On 5/22, Felipe Hernandez made his 70th appearance in all competitions for Swope, tying him with Christian Duke for 2nd all time on that list.

On 5/25, in the 65th minute, Hernandez hit 5,000 minutes for his career with Swope in all competitions, he’s the 3rd player to hit that mark.

On 5/25, Hernandez made his 71st appearance in all competitions, breaking his tie with Duke for 2nd all time on that list.

On 5/22, at 18 years, 159 days, Sean Karani became the 12th youngest player to start a game for Swope in league play and in all competitions.

On 5/22, Alexsander recorded his 3rd assist for Swope in league play, tying him with Nansel Selbol, Parker Maher, and Tyler Blackwood for 13th all time on that list.

It was Alexsander’s 3rd in all competitions as well, tying him with Maher and Blackwood for 14th all time on that list.

On 5/22, at 22 years, 275 days, Camden Riley became the 17th youngest goal scorer for Swope Park in league play and in all competitions.

In the 8th minute on 5/25, Adrian Zendejas moved ahead of Kharlton Belmar and into 5th place for minutes played in all competitions for Swope, he finished the game with 4,560 minutes played.

On 5/25, Zendejas made his 50th appearance in all competitions for Swope, he’s the 10th player to hit that mark.

His 50th appearance tied Zendejas with Mark Anthony Gonzalez for 9th all time for appearances in all competitions.

On 5/25, Zendejas started his 43rd league game for Swope, tying him with Tyler Pasher for 5th all time on that list.

Zendejas made his 50th start in all competitions, he’s the 6th player to hit that mark.

His 50th start tied him with Pasher for 5th all time for starts in all competitions for Swope.