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Graham Zusi

Sunday After Stats

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With a full 90 minute performance, Matt Besler tied Tony Meola for 13th place on the list for league minutes played. Besler finished the game with 11,331 minutes played in MLS play.

Besler also made his 157th appearance in all competitions for KC, breaking his tie with Meola for 12th on that list.

S.A.S. Monday After Stats

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Graham Zusi's goal was the first goal for KC in Colorado by someone other than Teal Bunbury since Ryan Smith in May of 2011.

Zusi's goal was his 18th in league play for KC, tying him with CJ Sapong for 18th on that list.

It was his 20th goal in all competitions, tying him with Chris Brown and Igor Simutenkov for 12th on that list.

Sunday After Stats

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Graham Zusi made his 125th league appearance for KC, tying him with Tony Meola for 14th all time on that list.

No team has won on the road in this series since 2004, a stretch of 18 games in all competitions.

S.A.S. Thursday After Stats

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Graham Zusi picked up his 41st assist in all competitions, breaking his tie with Davy Arnaud for 3rd all time on that list.

Zusi made his 148th appearance in all competitions, breaking his tie with Diego Gutierrez for 15th on the all time list.

Zusi started his 114th game in all competitions for KC, breaking his tie with Sean Bowers for 18th place on that list.

S.A.S. Wednesday After Stats

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Kevin Ellis scored his first professional goal.

Ellis' goal was KC's 25th in international competition.

At 22 years, 255 days, Ellis is the 18th youngest goal scorer in all competitions in KC's history.

In the 50th minute, Matt Besler moved past Michael Harrington and into 11th place for minutes played in all competitions.

Sunday After Stats

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Aurelien Collin made his 100th start in all competitions for KC. He's the 28th player to hit that mark for KC.

In the 75th minute, Graham Zusi moved past Chance Myers and into 17th place for minutes played in all competitions, he finished the game with 13,525

In the 83rd minute, Zusi moved past Sasha Victorine and into 20th place for minutes played in league play for KC's history.

Top Goal Scorers in All Competitions

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Another statistical update, the list of top 20 goal scorers in all competitions. First here's the list as it's gone through the years.

1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

One newcomer to the list this year and a new player into the top 10 as well.

Top League Scorers Through 2013

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Another stat update for you. Here is the top goal scorers for Sporting KC throughout their history. See the links below for previous years.

1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012


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Most Starts

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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.

Most Appearances

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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.

Landmark Goals for Sporting KC

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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.

Most Capped as Kansas City Players

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Updating more stats, this time it is players who were capped for their national team while representing Kansas City as well. This year, Sporting had five new players earn caps with national teams, led by Matt Besler, who along with Graham Zusi made the second most appearances in a calender year for a national team while members of Sporting KC, with 12.

10,000 Minute Club

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Going through and updating the stats again in the offseason. It's gonna be a quick one with how late KC's 2013 season ended. To start us off, here's the updated 10,000 minute club.

In 2013, two players joined the 10,000 minute club in league play. Both Matt Besler and Jimmy Nielsen joined the club this year.

Sunday After Stats

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Sporting KC earned their fifth trophy tonight, tying them with Columbus for the fourth most in league history

Seth Sinovic set a team record for minutes played in all competitions in a single season, playing 3,733 minutes this year, topping the old record of 3,695 set by Nick Garcia and Peter Vermes in 2000.

Sunday After Stats

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Oriol Rosell and Seth Sinovic set a team record for appearances in a season. Both players made their 41st appearance of the season. Previous record had been held by 5 players with 40. Nick Garcia and Peter Vermes in 2000, Chris Brown in 2002, CJ Sapong in 2011, and Jimmy Nielsen in 2012.

Rosell and Sinovic also tied a team record for starts in a season with 40, tying Garcia, Vermes, and Nielsen.

Sunday After Stats

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In the 73rd minute, Chance Myers moved past Uche Okafor and into 17th place for minutes played in all competitions. He finished the game with 10,299 minutes played.

Aurellien Collin played his 100th game in all competitions for KC, he's the 34th player to hit that mark.

Seth Sinovic and Oriol Rosell tied a club record for appearances in all competitions in a season yesterday with their 40th appearance.

Sunday After Stats

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That was the 50th meeting in all competitions between KC and New England, KC is 24-14-12 all time against the Revolution, scoring 79 goals while allowing 57.

Aurelien Collin's goal was his 7th in all competitions away from home, tying him with Eddie Johnson and Graham Zusi for 16th on that list.

Sunday After Stats

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Lots of stats from yesterday's game. Here you go.

Jimmy Nielsen made his 90th consecutive league appearance and starting, tying Kevin Hartman's club record.

In the 61st minute, Jimmy Nielsen passed Josh Wolff and moved into 11th place for minutes played in league play. He finished the game with 11,497 minutes played.

Sunday After Stats

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In the 78th minute, Seth Sinovic hit the 10,000 minute mark in all competitions for his MLS career, he finished the game with 10,013 minutes played.

Teal Bunbury's appearance was his 100th appearance in all competitions in his MLS career. He's the 32nd player to hit that mark for KC.

Graham Zusi's assist was his 18th game winning assist for KC in all competitions, tying him with Chris Klein for the second most in team history.

S.A.S. Saturday After Stats

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Only DC United (8) and Chivas USA (6) have more home losses this year than KC's five this year.

The average number of home losses for the other 9 teams currently in playoff position is 2.4.

Jimmy Nielsen made his 124th league appearance, breaking his tie with Chris Brown and Matt Besler for 13th on that list.

Sunday After Stats

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Stats for you from yesterday's win for Sporting over Toronto.

CJ Sapong's two goals give him 18 for his career in league play, which puts him into 11th place all time.

The two goals give Sapong 24 in all competitions, tying him with Teal Bunbury for 9th place on that list.

Sapong's two goals give him 8 in his career away from home in league playing, tying him with Sasha Victorine for 10th all time on that list.

Sunday After Stats

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Plenty of stats and milestones for you from last night's Sporting KC game.

Graham Zusi and Chance Myers made their 100th start in all competitions for Sporting KC last night. They are the 25th and 26th players to hit that mark.

The goal was Zusi's 16th league goal for KC, breaking his tie with Chris Brown, and CJ Sapong for 13th place on that list.

S.A.S. Saturday After Stats

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Not much this week, but here are this week's stats.

Graham Zusi made his 131st appearance in all competitions for KC, breaking his tie with Jose Burciaga, Uche Okafor, and Roger Espinzoa for 17th place on that list.

Jimmy Nielsen made his 120th league appearance, breaking his tie with Okafor and Diego Gutierrez for 15th place on that list.

Sporting Kansas City

A Look at Claudio Bieler vs Dom Dwyer

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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.

S.A.S. Thursday After Stats

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Really no stats of big note from last night, other than this one that just frustrates me after the last two CCL games.

It's been 4,201 days (counting today) since KC won a competitive international game at home. The last win was a 2-0 win over Santos Laguna on April 24th, 2002.

Oriol Rosell

Sunday After Stats

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At 20 years and 37 days, Jimmy Medranda became the 5th youngest player to start a league game for KC. He knocked Justin Detter out of the top 20.

In all competitions he became the 6th youngest player to start a game for KC, knocking Matt McKeon off that list.

Seth Sinovic made his 100th league start of his MLS career.

Youngest and Oldest Goal Scorers for Kansas City

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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
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Jimmy Nielsen

Youngest and Oldest Players to Appear/Start for KC

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Another stat for you, the youngest and oldest players to appear in or start games in league play and in all competitions.

In league play, one new player joined the list, on loan midfielder, Jimmy Medranda came in at 6th when he came on as a sub against the Columbus Crew. Medranda knocked Daneil Cyrus out of the top 10.

Single Season Minutes Played

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Another statistical update, this time minutes played in a season. In 2013, Jimmy Nielsen tied his club record for minutes played with 3,060 for playing every minute.

1. Jimmy Nielsen - 2012 - 3060
2. Jimmy Nielsen - 2013 - 3060
3. Nick Garcia - 2000 - 2916
4. Peter Vermes - 2000 - 2916
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Single Season Appearances and Starts

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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.

S.A.S. Saturday After Stats

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In the 15th minute, Jimmy Nielsen passed Tony Meola and moved into 12th place for the most league minutes played for KC. Nielsen finished the game with 11,407 minutes played.

In the 90th minute, Nielsen passed Diego Gutierrez and moved into 14th place for minutes played in all competitions, he finished the game with 12,247 minutes played.

S.A.S. Thursday After Stats

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Seth Sinovic made his 100th start in MLS play in his career.

Aurelien Collin earned his 12th yellow of the season in league play, tied for the 4th most in a single season in league history.

In the 63rd minute, Chance Myers moved past Graham Zusi and into 20th place for minutes played in all competitions, he finished the game with 9,729 minutes played.

Sunday After Stats

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At 19 years, 212 days, Jimmy Medranda became the 6th youngest player to make their debut for KC in league play. He became the 7th youngest in all competitions to appear for KC.

Claudio Bieler's goal was his 8th league goal at home for KC, tying him with Claudio Lopez, Jose Burciaga, and Teal Bunbury for 17th on that list.

Wayne Rooney

IN-DEPTH STATS: Individual Manchester United player contribution

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Most goals
Wayne Rooney 9
Robin van Persie 7
Danny Welbeck 6
Adnan Januzaj 3

Shots per game
Wayne Rooney 3.2
Robin van Persie 3
Adnan Januzaj 2
Danny Welbeck 1.8
Nani 1.6

Most assists
Wayne Rooney 9
Robin van Persie 2
Patrice Evra 2
Antonio Valencia 2

Passing accuracy
Tom Cleverley 90.

IN-DEPTH STATS: Game by game Manchester United this year

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vs Swansea

Most shots: Robin van Persie (7)
Most passes: Michael Carrick (62/70 89%)
Most final third passes: Michael Carrick (12/14 86%)
Most chances created: Wayne Rooney (2)
Most popular pass combination: Ferdinand to Carrick (15)

vs Chelsea

Most shots: Wayne Rooney (4)
Most passes: Tom Cleverley (70/77 91%)
Most final third passes: Tom Cleverley (19/22 86%)
Most chances created: Nemanja Vidic (2)
Most popular pass combination: Jones to Valencia (19)

vs Liverpool

Most shots: Danny Welbeck (2)
Most passes: Tom Cleverley (56/68 82%)
Most final third passes: Tom Cleverley (13/17 77%)
Most chances created: Evra/Young (2)
Most popular pass combination: Evra to Young (16)

vs Crystal Palace

Most shots: Robin van Persie (6)
Most passes: Michael Carrick (59/79 75%)
Most final third passes: Antonio Valencia (19/24 79%)
Most chances created: Wayne Rooney (4)
Most popular pass combination: Fabio to Valencia (16)

vs City

Most shots: Wayne Rooney (5)
Most passes: Michael Carrick (75/82 92%)
Most final third passes: Tom Cleverley (27/29 93%)
Most chances created: Chris Smalling (3)
Most popular pass combination: Carrick to Rooney (14)

vs West Brom

Most shots: Wayne Rooney (3)
Most passes: Michael Carrick (94/103 91%)
Most final third passes: Nani (23/33 70%)
Most chances created: Nani (4)
Most popular pass combination: Evans to Carrick (18)

vs Sunderland

Most shots: Adnan Januzaj (6)
Most passes: Michael Carrick (102/116 88%)
Most final third passes: Michael Carrick (28/37 76%)
Most chances created: Evra/Carrick (3)
Most popular pass combination: Carrick to Cleverley (22)

vs Southampton

Most shots: Robin van Persie (5)
Most passes: Michael Carrick (47/56 84%)
Most final third passes: Michael Carrick (11/15 73%)
Most chances created: Nani (3)
Most popular pass combination: Evra to Januzaj (17)

vs Stoke

Most shots: Wayne Rooney (5)
Most passes: Michael Carrick (79/86 92%)
Most final third passes: Shinji Kagawa (27/32 84%)
Most chances created: Patrice Evra (4)
Most popular pass combination: Kagawa to Rooney (16)

vs Fulham

Most shots: Wayne Rooney (3)
Most passes: Nemanja Vidic (52/58 90%)
Most final third passes: Wayne Rooney (16/23 70%)
Most chances created: Robin van Persie/Wayne Rooney (2)
Most popular pass combination: Rooney to Valencia (12)

vs Arsenal

Most shots: Wayne Rooney (3)
Most passes: Michael Carrick (38/45 84%)
Most final third passes: Shinji Kagawa (10/14 71%)
Most chances created: Wayne Rooney/Robin van Persie (1)
Most popular pass combination: Valencia to Rooney (11)

vs Cardiff

Most shots: Wayne Rooney (3)
Most passes: Marouane Fellaini (44/53 83%)
Most final third passes: Adnan Januzaj (11/14 79%)
Most chances created: Wayne Rooney (9)
Most popular pass combination: Evra to Januzaj (13)

vs Spurs

Most shots: Wayne Rooney (5)
Most passes: Phil Jones (54/65 83%)
Most final third passes: Tom Cleverley (16/18 89%)
Most chances created: Patrice Evra/Antonio Valencia/Chris Smalling (1)
Most popular pass combination: Smalling to Valencia (18)

vs Everton

Most shots: Wayne Rooney (4)
Most passes: Marouane Fellaini (63/68 93%)
Most final third passes: Ryan Giggs (18/22 82%)
Most chances created: Ryan Giggs (3)
Most popular pass combination: Rafael to Valencia (14)

vs Newcastle

Most shots: Tom Cleverley (2)
Most passes: Jonny Evans (56/65 86%)
Most final third passes: Robin van Persie (7/11 64%)
Most chances created: Robin van Persie/Adnan Januzaj (3)
Most popular pass combination: Evans to Vidic (12)

vs Aston Villa

Most shots: Danny Welbeck (7)
Most passes: Tom Cleverley (77/82 94%)
Most final third passes: Antonio Valencia (19/24 79%)
Most chances created: Antonio Valencia (4)
Most popular pass combination: Rafael to Valencia (17)

vs West Ham

Most shots: Adnan Januzaj (5)
Most passes: Wayne Rooney (69/81 85%)
Most final third passes: Wayne Rooney (27/35 77%)
Most chances created: Wayne Rooney (6)
Most popular pass combination: Rafael to Valencia (19)

vs Hull

Most shots: Wayne Rooney (4)
Most passes: Tom Cleverley (72/81 89%)
Most final third passes: Danny Welbeck (15/18 83%)
Most chances created: Wayne Rooney (3)
Most popular pass combination: Smalling to Valencia (14)

vs Norwich

Most shots: Danny Welbeck/Javier Hernandez (2)
Most passes: Michael Carrick (64/72 89%)
Most final third passes: Ashley Young (18/29 62%)
Most chances created: Javier Hernandez/Ryan Giggs (2)
Most popular pass combination: Carrick to Cleverley (12)

STATS: Welbeck’s England goals compared with other top strikers

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Danny Welbeck scored another two goals for England this week, making that eight goals in total, but how does this compare with some well known English strikers?

Gary Lineker 48 (80) 0.6 goals per game.
Wayne Rooney 36 (84) 0.43 goals per game.
Alan Shearer 30 (63) 0.48 goals per game.

The Rest

Capped Sporting Players

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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.

STATS: How do our wingers compare?

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As the Moyes regime begins to take shape, it is a time for United fans to reminisce and remember the good times. Now, we all know the title race isn't over and a new manager needs time to settle, but the retirement of Fergie himself was the final stage of the clubs transition; one that has seen the club regress.

S.A.S. Wednesday After Stats

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Some stats from last night.

Jacob Peterson made his 200th appearance of his MLS career in all competitions.

In the 70th minute, Matt Besler passed Diego Gutierrez and moved into 13th place for minutes played in all competitions, Besler finished the game with 12,267 minutes played.

S.A.S. Wednesday After Stats

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Some land mark stats from last night's Champions League game.

Paulo Nagamura made his 200th start in all competitions of his MLS career.

CJ Sapong made his 100th appearance in all competitions for KC, he's the 30th player to hit that mark for KC.

Aurelien Collin picked up his 11th yellow of the season in all competitions, tying him for the most in a single season in team history with Diego Gutierrez in 2004 and Collin himself in his 2011 season.