Saturday, September 29, 2012

S.A.S. Saturday After Stats

Last night's win was Sporting's 17th, setting a team record for wins in a non-shootout season.  It also ties the 1996 season for the second most wins in team history.

It was the 21st win in all competitions for Sporting this year, tying the 1997 season for the most wins in team history.

The second goal last night was Graham Zusi's 8th home goal in league play, tying him with Claudio Lopez, Jose Burciaga, and Teal Bunbury for 15th on that list.

The second was his 9th in all competitions at home, tying him with Lopez and Matt McKeon for 18th on that list.

Zusi's first goal was his 5th game winner for KC, tying him with Jimmy Conrad, Jack Jewsbury, Igor Simutenkov, Teal Bunbury and CJ Sapong for 13th on that list.

It was also Zusi's 5th game winner in all competitions, tying him with Jewsbury and Conrad for 17th on that list.

Kei Kamara's assist was his 16th in league play for KC, breaking his tie with Lopez and Chris Henderson for 14th on that list.

It was Kamara's 16th in all competitions for KC as well, breaking his tie with Henderson, Diego Gutierrez, and Michael Harrington for 16th on that list.

In the 80th minute, Matt Besler moved past Sasha Victorine and into 17th place for most league minutes for KC, Besler finished the game with 8,631 minutes played.

Besler made his 100th league appearance last night, he's the 22nd player to hit that mark.

Roger Espinoza made his 112th league appearance, breaking his tie with Sean Bowers for 18th on that list.

Espinoza also made his 103rd start, breaking his tie with Victorine for 20th on that list and moving him into a tie with Mark Chung for 19th on the list.

Espinoza also made his 92nd league start, tying him with Bo Oshoniyi for 20th on that list.

The win was Jimmy Nielsen's 20th in all competitions this year, breaking his tie with Tony Meola for the most wins in a non-shootout season.

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