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Stats and milestones from the weekend’s soccer action.

MLS: Sporting Kansas City at Seattle Sounders FC Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

A mixed weekend of results for Kansas City soccer teams, as the three teams went 1-1-1 in their games this weekend. Sporting KC picked up a 2-1 win against the Seattle Sounders, KC NWSL tied their game on Friday night against Gotham FC 1-1, and on Sunday, Sporting KC II fell 6-0 on the road against Birmingham Legion. Here are stats and milestones from those games.

Sporting KC

Roger Espinoza started his 250th league game for KC, he’s the 3rd player to reach that mark.

Espinoza made his 300th appearance in MLS competitions, he’s the 3rd player to reach that mark.

Sporting KC recorded their 8th road win of the season, tying a club record for non-shootout road wins in a season with the 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2018 seasons.

At 34 years, 363 days, Espinoza became the 11th oldest player to start a game in league play or in all competitions for KC.

Johnny Russell scored his 39th goal in all competitions, tying him with Daniel Salloi for 7th all time on that list.

Russell recorded his 8th game winning goal in league play for KC, tying him with Digital Takawira for 9th all time on that list.

It was Russell’s 9th game winner in all competitions for KC, tying him with Miklos Molnar and CJ Sapong for 9th all time on that list.

In the 78th minute, Ilie Sanchez passed Tony Meola and moved into 16th place all time for minutes played in MLS competitions for KC. Sanchez finished the game with 12,849 minutes played.

Sanchez made his 165th appearance in all competitions, tying him with Josh Wolff for 18th all time on that list.

Sanchez made his 156th start in all competitions, tying him with Tony Meola for 16th all time on that list.

It was Sanchez’s 140th start in MLS competitions, tying him with Matt McKeon for 16th all time on that list.

Tim Melia made his 219th appearance in all competitions, breaking his tie with Jack Jewsbury for 11th all time on that list.

KC NWSL

Lo’eau LaBonta made her 50th league appearance for KC NWSL teams, she’s the 11th player to reach that mark.

LaBonta’s 50th appearance tied her with Katie Bowen for 10th all time on that list.

LaBonta made her 53rd appearance in all competitions for KC NWSL teams, tying her with Bowen, Frances Silva, and Lauren Holiday for 9th all time on that list.

In the 3rd minute LaBonta passed Amy Rodriguez and moved into 11th place all time on the list for league minutes played for KC NWSL teams.

Sporting KC II

In the 34th minute Petar Cuic passed Camden Riley and moved into 15th all time on the list for league minutes played for SKCII. In the 83rd minute, Cuic then passed Danny Barbir and moved into 14th place all time on that list. He finished the game with 3,079 minutes played.

In the 34th minute, Cuic passed Riley and moved into 16th place on the list for minutes played in all competitions. In the 83rd minute Cuic passed Barbir and moved into 15th place all time on that list. He finished with 3,079 minutes played.

Cuic made his 36th start in all competitions, tying him with Oumar Ballo for 14th all time on that list.

In the 86th minute, Enoch Mushagalusa passed Riley and moved into 16th all time on the list for league minutes played for SKCII. He finished the game with 3,027 minutes played.

In the 10th minute, Mushagalusa passed Hadji Barry and moved into 18th place all time on the list for minutes played in all competitions for SKCII. In the 86th minute, Mushagalusa then passed Riley and moved into 17th place on that list. He finished the game with 3,027 minutes played.

Mushagalusa made his 42nd league appearance, breaking his tie with Ballo for 17th all time on that list.

Mushagalusa made his 33rd league start, tying him with Barbir and Riley for 15th all time on that list.

Mushagalusa made his 33rd start in all competitions, tying him with Barbir, Riley, and Barry for 16th all time on that list.