At 19 years, 264 days, Igor Juliao became one of the youngest players to play a game for KC. He became the 7th youngest to appear in a league game for KC, the 3rd youngest to start a league game. In all competitions he became the 8th youngest player to appear in a game and the 4th youngest to start a game in all competitions.
In the 47th minute, Matt Besler passed Josh Wolff and moved into 12th place for league minutes played for KC. Then in the 77th minute he passed Jimmy Nielsen and moved into 11th place for minutes played. Besler finished the game with 11,511 minutes played.
Besler made his 127th start in league play, breaking his tie with Matt McKeon for 12th on that list.
The game was Peter Vermes' 150th league game in charge of Sporting. He is 65-46-39 as head coach.
Aurelien Collin scored his 16th goal in all competitions for KC, breaking his tie with Jose Burciaga, Sasha Victorine, Claudio Lopez, and Jack Jewsbury for 20th place on that list. It also tied Collin with Francisco Gomez for 19th on that list.
Another stat, this time, most starts for Kansas City. In league play just two players hit the 100 appearance mark this past season. Matt Besler and Jimmy Nielsen both hit the century mark for starts in league play. Besler finishes the season behind Nielsen, but again is the current active leader and should pass Nielsen in the 2014 season.
More stat updates for you. This time appearances for Sporting KC. This season four players made their 100th league appearance for KC, with Kei Kamara, Jimmy Nielsen, Chance Myers, and Graham Zusi all hitting the mark. Even though he was passed by Nielsen during the season, with Nielsen's retirement, Matt Besler is again the active leader in appearances with 126.
Some more stats for you, an update to the land mark goals. In the 2013 season, KC hit a couple landmark goals. In the season opener against Philadelphia, Oriol Rosell scored the 300th league goal for Kansas City. Later in the season, against the Chicago Fire on July 7th, Graham Zusi scored the 900th goal in all competitions for Kansas City.
At 17 years, 24 days, Erik Palmer-Brown became the youngest player to appear in and start a game for KC. He knocked Nino Da Silva at 18 years 158 days out of the top spot in appearances, and Yura Movsisyan at 18 years 357 days for starts.
Dom Dwyer's goal was the 800th league goal in KC's history.
More stats for you, this time single season appearances and starts
Once again, Jimmy Nielsen appeared in all league games for Sporting KC, the second straight time Nielsen's done it and the third time overall. Seth Sinovic missed just two league games this past year to also get onto the list.
There's been a debate going on among Sporting KC fans for much of the last 6-9 months or so. That debate is who should be starting up top for Sporting KC in the center forward position. Since Dom Dwyer returned from his loan to Orlando City in June of last year he's started to get more and more of the game action.
Another stat for you, this time the oldest and youngest goal scorers. This year in league play there was one new addition to the youngest goal scorers list. Dom Dwyer's first MLS goal just after his 23rd birthday sees him enter the list at 18th. Knocking Ryan Smith out of the top 20.
1. Soony Saad - 19 years, 0 days - 8/17/2011 vs Portland 2.
Back when news was first starting to really come out about Matt Besler and a potential move abroad, Besler's agent, Eddie Rock said that there were really only three options for Besler, a move to the EPL, a move to the German Bundesliga, or stay with Sporting KC.
Rock said in the article that "If Matt re-signs with the league now, his intentions would be to be a one-club player for the rest of his career.
Hello fellow Gooners. Hope everything is fine with you'll (Besides the transfer speculation of course). After going through so many Arsenal transfer rumors, I am writing this article to deviate some attention on our offensive capabilities and more specifically on our Set Pieces and Penalty capabilities.
Rumours this morning suggest that Danny Welbeck is prepared to leave the club this summer. The lad from Longsight splits opinion amongst reds and whilst this is a concept I struggle with, given that he loves the club, has spent his life dreaming of playing for United and is still young enough to deserve patience, I too would like to see him score more goals.
Adding on to my previous posts about caps for national teams while playing with Sporting, here is a list of the players who have played for KC and been capped by their national team at any time. For this list the players didn't necessarily need to earn the cap with KC. Bolded players are currently still with KC.