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Juice Boxes and Post Game Stats: Espinoza Makes 250th Start

Stats and milestones from the weekend’s games.

MLS: Real Salt Lake at Sporting Kansas City Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

Sporting Kansas City kept their playoff hopes alive with their third straight win beating the Houston Dynamo this past weekend in the club’s 900th game in all competitions. Here are the stats and milestones from this weekend’s action for Sporting and the Swope Park Rangers.

Sporting Kansas City

The game against Houston was the 900th in all competitions for the club.

Roger Espinoza made his 250th start in all competitions for KC, he’s the 5th player to hit that mark.

Tim Melia recorded his 45th league shutout for KC, tying him with Jimmy Nielsen for the most all time.

It was Melia’s 53rd shutout in all competitions for KC, breaking his tie with Nielsen for the most all time.

Melia made his 165th appearance in all competitions, tying him with Josh Wolff for 17th all time on that list.

At 33 years, 108 days, Melia became the 19th oldest player to play in or start a game for Sporting in all competitions, moving him ahead of Mark Santel on that list.

Melia made his 142nd league start for KC, tying him with Mo Johnston and Jack Jewsbury for 12th all time on that list.

At 23 years, 43 days, Daniel Salloi is the 3rd youngest player to start 50 league games for Sporting.

Salloi made his 50th league start for KC, he’s the 55th player to hit that mark.

Gerso Fernandes made his 100th appearance in all competitions, he’s the 44th player to hit that mark.

Johnny Russell scored his 19th league goal for KC, tying him with Teal Bunbury for 14th all time on that list.

It was his 21st in all competitions, tying him with Mack Chung and Chris Brown for 17th all time on that list.

Russell scored his 14th league goal at home for KC, tying him with Jimmy Conrad for 12th all time on that list.

It was Russell’s 14th in all competitions at home as well, tying him with Conrad and Gerso Fernandes for 16th all time on that list.

Swope Park Rangers

Felipe Hernandez made his 67th league start for Swope, breaking his tie with Amer Didic for the most in Swope’s history.

In the 44th minute, Wan Kuzain moved ahead of Parker Maher and into 8th place for minutes played in all competitions for Swope, he finished the game with 3,967 minutes played.

Kuzain made his 48th league appearance, tying him with Kharlton Belmar and Tyler Pasher for 6th all time on that list.

Kuzain made his 51st appearance in all competitions, breaking his tie with Mark Anthony Gonzalez for 10th all time on that list.

Kuzain made his 43rd league start, tying him with Pasher for 6th all time on that list.

Wilson Harris made his 31st league appearance for Swope, tying him with Kevin Oliveira for 16th all time on that list.

Harris made his 32nd appearance in all competitions, tying him with Kris Tyrpak for 18th all time on that list.