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Stats and milestones from today’s game.

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

Sporting Kansas City secured passage to the knockout round of the MLS is Back Tournament with a 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake this morning at Disney’s Wide World of Sports thanks to goals from Johnny Russell and Gerso Fernandes. Here are the stats and milestones from today’s game.

Roger Espinoza made his 256th appearance in all MLS competitions, breaking his tie with Davy Arnaud for 4th all time on that list.

In the 48th minute, Tim Melia moved ahead of Jack Jewsbury and into 11th place for minutes played in all MLS competitions, he finished the game with 14,077 minutes played.

Melia made his 157th appearance in all MLS competitions, tying him with Chance Myers for 15th all time on that list.

Johnny Russell’s goal was his 20th in league play for KC, tying him with Mark Chung and CJ Sapong for 12th all time on that list.

Russell scored his 20th goal in all MLS competitions, tying him with Krisztian Nemeth for 15th all time on that list.

Russell’s goal was his 22nd in all competitions, breaking his tie with Chung and Chris Brown for 17th all time on that list.

Gerso Fernandes’ goal was his 16th in league play for KC, breaking his tie with Brown, Diego Rubio, and Daniel Salloi for 20th all time on that list.

Fernandes’ goal was his 17th in MLS competitions, tying him with Rubio, Jimmy Conrad, Eddie Johnson, and Miklos Molnar for 19th all time on that list.

Fernandes’ goal was his 24th in all competitions, tying him with Teal Bunbury for 14th all time on that list.

Fernandes’ goal was KC’s 50th in all competitions against Salt Lake.