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The Many Faces of Roger Espinoza

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A “story” full of photos. Reading is hard.

MLS: Sporting Kansas City at Vancouver Whitecaps FC
This is a story with funny Roger faces, but what is he doing with his hands?
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These are tough times. Major League Soccer (MLS) and the United Soccer League (USL) have suspended their seasons for at least 30 days. More importantly than that, people are sick and suffering. Even those who aren’t are being asked to stay in their homes and practice social distancing.

So for those of you (all of you?) that are stuck with nothing to do, we at The Blue Testament thought a fun “story” about Roger Espinoza is all we need. Story is in quotes because there won’t be a lot of words in this one. Instead, it’ll mostly be pictures. Yay for not reading!

We love Roger Espinoza and put this out with nothing but love in our hearts. But every time we look to add photos to our stories, we notice Roger has a lot of great expressions on his face in photos. Enjoy!

MLS: Sporting Kansas City at Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Sporting KC midfielder Roger Espinoza (15) controls the ball against the Vancouver Whitecaps during the first half at BC Place.
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MLS: Houston Dynamo at Sporting Kansas City
Sporting Kansas City midfielder Roger Espinoza (15) goes after the ball between Houston Dynamo defender Matias Vera (22) and Houston Dynamo midfielder Memo Rodriguez (8) during the first half at Children’s Mercy Park.,
William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports
MLS: 2020 MLS Portraits
A “regular” one so we can see how Roger wants us to see him. This is his 2020 MLS portrait.
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MLS: Sporting Kansas City at Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Sporting KC midfielder Roger Espinoza (15) heads the ball against the Vancouver Whitecaps during the first half at BC Place.
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MLS: Sporting Kansas City at Minnesota United FC
Minnesota United forward Darwin Quintero (25) dribbles away from Sporting Kansas City midfielder Roger Espinoza (17) in the first half at Allianz Field.
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MLS: Houston Dynamo at Sporting Kansas City
Sporting Kansas City midfielder Roger Espinoza (17) moves the ball during the match against the Houston Dynamo at Children s Mercy Park.
Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
MLS: Real Salt Lake at Sporting Kansas City
Sporting Kansas City midfielder Roger Espinoza (17) kicks the ball during a match against the Real Salt Lake at Children’s Mercy Park.
Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports
MLS: Sporting Kansas City at New York City FC
Sporting Kansas City midfielder Roger Espinoza (17) chases the ball against the New York City FC during the second half at Yankee Stadium.
Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
MLS: Montreal Impact at Sporting Kansas City
Two all-time greats in the “expression” department shake hands.
Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
MLS: Sporting Kansas City at Colorado Rapids
Sporting Kansas City midfielder Roger Espinoza (17) and Colorado Rapids midfielder Jack Price (19) battle for the ball in the first half at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
MLS: Champions League-Independiente at Sporting KC
Sporting Kansas City midfielder Roger Espinoza (17) celebrates after scoring a goal during the second half against Independiente at Children’s Mercy Park.
Peter G. Aiken
MLS: Mobile Mini Sun Cup-Sporting KC at Houston Dynamo
A preseason red card? Not from Roger...
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MLS: Sporting Kansas City at Portland Timbers
Portland Timbers defender Zarek Valentin (16) collides into Sporting Kansas City midfielder Roger Espinoza (17) in the first half of the first leg of the MLS Western Conference Championship at Providence Park.
Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports
MLS: Los Angeles FC at Sporting KC
Los Angeles FC forward Latif Blessing [*sobs*] (7) pursues Sporting Kansas City midfielder Roger Espinoza (17) during the MLS Western Conference match at Childrens Mercy Park.
William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports
MLS: Sporting KC at Real Salt Lake
We feel the same about playing against Real Salt Lake in Utah.
Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports
MLS: D.C. United at Sporting KC
Sporting KC midfielder Roger Espinoza (17) heads the ball against D.C. United during the first half at Children’s Mercy Park.
Peter G. Aiken
MLS: Vancouver Whitecaps at Sporting KC
Sporting KC midfielder Roger Espinoza (17) dribbles the ball up field against the Vancouver Whitecaps during the first half at Children’s Mercy Park.
Peter G. Aiken
MLS: U.S. Open Cup-Sporting KC vs FC Dallas
Sporting Kansas City midfielder Roger Espinoza (17) heads the ball over FC Dallas midfielder Carlos Gruezo (7) in the first half at Children’s Mercy Park.
Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
MLS: Western Conference Knockout Round-Sporting KC at Houston Dynamo
I just like this candid shot of Sporting Kansas City midfielder Roger Espinoza (27) looks on from the bench during the second overtime against the Houston Dynamo during a Western Conference knockout round soccer game at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
MLS: Sporting KC at Minnesota United FC
Minnesota United defender Brent Kallman (14) and Sporting Kansas City midfielder Roger Espinoza (27) head the ball in the second half at TCF Bank Stadium.
Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
MLS: Sporting KC at New York City FC
Sporting Kansas City midfielder Roger Espinoza (27) carries the ball against the New York City FC during the second half at Yankee Stadium.
Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
MLS: Sporting KC at Los Angeles Galaxy
Sporting Kansas City midfielder Roger Espinoza (27) celebrates with midfielder Ilie Sanchez (6) after scoring a goal against the LA Galaxy during the first half at StubHub Center.
Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports
MLS: Montreal Impact at Sporting KC
Sporting Kansas City midfielder Roger Espinoza (27) points to teammates in the second half of the match against Montreal Impact at Children’s Mercy Park.
Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
MLS: Sporting KC at Orlando City SC
May 13, 2017; Orlando, FL, USA; Sporting Kansas City midfielder Roger Espinoza (27) works out prior to the game at Orlando City Stadium.
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
MLS: 2017 Portraits
This one caught my eye because he’s smiling. This is 2017. His 2018, 19 and 20 player portraits he’s more stern looking like he is above.
USA TODAY Sports
MLS: U.S. Open Cup-Sporting KC at Minnesota United
Jun 15, 2016; Blaine, MN, USA; Sporting Kansas City midfielder Roger Espinoza (27) against Minnesota United at National Sports Center. Sporting Kansas City defeated Minnesota United 2-1 in extra time.
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MLS: LA Galaxy at Sporting KC
May 1, 2016; Kansas City, KS, USA; Sporting KC mid-fielder Roger Espinoza (27) reacts after defender Ike Opara (3) misses a shot on goal against LA Galaxy goal keeper Brian Rowe (12) during the first half at Children’s Mercy Park. The game ended in a 1-1 draw.
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MLS: Sporting KC at San Jose Earthquakes
Apr 24, 2016; San Jose, CA, USA; Sporting Kansas City midfielder Roger Espinoza (27) reacts after a teammate was issued a yellow card against the San Jose Earthquakes in the second half at Avaya Stadium. The Earthquakes defeated the Sporting Kansas City 1-0.
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Sporting Kansas City v Los Angeles Galaxy
Roger Espinoza #17 of Sporting Kansas City celebrate a goal during a game between Sporting Kansas City and Los Angeles Galaxy at Dignity Health Sports Complex on September 15, 2019 in Carson, California.
Photo by Michael Janosz/ISI Photos/Getty Images
Sporting Kansas City v Columbus Crew
Roger Espinoza #15 of Sporting Kansas City controls the ball against the Columbus Crew on October 7, 2012 at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.
Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images
Toronto FC v Sporting Kansas City
Roger Espinoza #15 of Sporting KC navigates around the Toronto FC defense in the first half at Livestrong Sporting Park on September 1, 2012 in Kansas City, Kansas.
Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images
Montreal Impact v Sporting Kansas City
Midfielder Roger Espinoza #15 of Sporting Kansas City goes air born over midfielder Sinisa Ubiparipovic #28 of the Montreal Impact during the first half on May 5, 2012 at LiveStrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas.
Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images

I just need this next one because of the convergence of Sal Zizzo, young Graham Zusi and Espinoza all together.

Kansas City Wizards v Chivas USA
Sal Zizzo #15 of Chivas USA vies for the ball with Roger Espinoza #17 and Graham Zusi #28 of the Kansas City Wizards during the MLS match against Chivas USA at The Home Depot Center on September 19, 2010 in Carson, California. The Wizards defeated Chivas USA 2-0.
Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images
Honduras v Switzerland: Group E - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Roger Espinoza of Honduras controls the ball during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Honduras and Switzerland at Arena Amazonia on June 25, 2014 in Manaus, Brazil.
Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

This could go on forever but I hope you enjoyed it. We love you Roger!

Which is your favorite picture? Let us know in the comments. Or just have a conversation down there to escape this COVID-19 (Coronavirus) news that’s everywhere.