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Juice Boxes and Post Game Stats: MLS Returns

Stats and milestones from Sporting’s season opener.

MLS: Sporting Kansas City at New York Red Bulls Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Sporting Kansas City returned to action for the 2021 season on the road against the New York Red Bulls. Here are your stats and milestones from last night’s 2-1 win for Sporting.

With John Pulskamp, Nicolas Isimat-Mirin, and Remi Walter making their debut tonight, 250 players have now played a competitive game for Kansas City.

At 19 years, 363 days, Pulskamp became the 13th youngest player to appear in a league game for Kansas City.

Pulskamp became the 10th youngest player to start a game for KC in league play, and the youngest goalkeeper.

He became the 15th youngest player to appear in a game in all competitions.

Pulskamp became the 12th youngest player to start a game in all competitions for KC.

In league play, Pulskamp is the 4th youngest player to have their debut be a start, the only players younger were Erik Palmer-Brown, Jose Burciaga, and Igor Juliao.

In all competitions, Pulskamp became the 7th youngest player to have their debut be a start behing Gianluca Busio, Palmer-Brown, Jon Kempin, Nansel Selbol, Burciaga, and Juliao.

Roger Espinoza made his 272nd start in all competitions for KC, tying him with Nick Garcia for 4th all time on that list.

At 34 years, 174 days, Espinoza became the 13th oldest player to appear in a league game for KC, passing Paul Rideout, Graham Zusi, and Kerry Zavagnin.

He became the 13th oldest player to start a league game for KC as well.

Espinoza became the 13th oldest player to appear in and start a game in all competitions as well.

Daniel Salloi scored his 19th goal in MLS competitions, tying him with Felipe Gutierrez and Gerso Fernandes for 17th all time on that list.

It was Salloi’s 24th goal in all competitions for KC, tying him with Teal Bunbury for 16th all time on that list.

Salloi scored his 7th goal away from home in league play, tying him with Eddie Johnson, Matt McKeon, Mark Chung, and Krisztian Nemeth for 17th all time on that list.

Salloi’s goal was the 7th time in league play he’s scored the game winner, tying him with Scott Sealy, CJ Sapong, and Benny Feilhaber for 9th all time on that list.

It was Salloi’s 8th game winner in all competitions, tying him with Sealy, Feilhaber, Nemeth, Igor Simutenkov, Digital Takawira, and Ike Opara for 10th all time on that list.