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Juice Boxes and Post Game Stats: Zusi Hits 300

Stats and milestones from Sunday night’s game.

MLS: Houston Dynamo at Sporting Kansas City William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports

Last night Sporting Kansas City started off their MLS is Back Tournament with a 2-1 loss to Minnesota United at Disney’s Wide World of Sports. Here are the stats and milestones from the game.

Graham Zusi made his 300th appearance in all MLS competitions, he’s the 2nd player in club history to reach that mark.

At 33 years, 329 days, Zusi became the 16th oldest player to appear in or start a league game or a game in all competitions, moving ahead of Paulo Nagamura, Josh Wolff, Jimmy Conrad, and Refik Sabanadzovic.

Roger Espinoza made his 241st league appearance for KC, breaking his tie with Davy Arnaud for 3rd all time on that list.

In the 63rd minute, Espinoza moved ahead of Arnaud and into 5th place for minutes played in all MLS competitions for KC, he finished the game with 20,354 minutes played.

At 33 years, 261 days, Espinoza became the 18th oldest player to appear in or start a game league game or a game in all competitions, moving him ahead of Nagamura, Wolff and Conrad.

Tim Melia made his 150th league appearance for KC, he’s the 13th player to reach that mark.

Melia made his 150th league start for KC, he’s the 11th player to hit that mark.

In the 28th minute, Melia moved ahead of Benny Feilhaber and into 11th place all time for minutes played in all competitions for KC, Melia finished the game with 15,607 minutes played.

At 34 years, 58 days, Tim Melia became the 13th oldest player to appear in or start a league game or a game in all competitions for Sporting, passing Julio Cesar and Paul Rideout.

Melia’s 150th league appearance broke his tie with Mo Johnston and Michael Harrington for 13th all time on that list.

Melia made his 156th start in all MLS competitions, breaking his tie with Feilhaber for 11th all time on that list.

Richard Sanchez made his debut for Sporting.

Khiry Shelton’s goal was the first neutral site goal scored by KC since Josh Wolff in MLS Cup 2004.