Stats

Matt Besler

S.A.S. Thursday After Stats

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In the first minute, Matt Besler moved past Chris Klein and into sole possession of 6th place for minutes played in league play for KC, he finished the game with 16,471 minutes played.

Besler made his 183rd league start for KC, tying him with Klein for 6th all time on that list.

At 22 years, 348 days, Diego Rubio became the 17th youngest goal scorer in Sporting KC's history, he knocked Chris Klein out of the top 20.

SAS Monday After Stats

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Brad Davis made his 400th appearance in all MLS competitions (league and playoff) in his career.

Matt Besler made his 216th start in all competitions for KC, tying him with Chris Klein for 6th all time on that list.

At 31 years, 282 days, Lawrence Olum became the 16th oldest player to score a goal for KC in all competitions, knocking Benny Feilhaber out of the top 20.

S.A.S. Monday After Stats

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At 34 years, 133 days, Brad Davis became the oldest player to score their first goal for Sporting KC, topping the old record of 33 years, 256 days set by Claudio Lopez.

Overall, Davis is the third oldest player to score a goal for KC, behind Lopez, Mo Johnston, and Preki, knocking Claudio Bieler off the top 20 list for league play, and Benny Feilhaber off the list in all competitions.

Single Season Minutes Played

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As I continue to update states, here are the top 10 in single season minutes for Kansas City.

In league play there was no change to the top 10 in 2015, the closest was Matt Besler who finished the season with 2,830 minutes played for Sporting KC in 2015.

Jimmy Nielsen - 2012 - 3060
Jimmy Nielsen - 2013 - 3060
Nick Garcia - 2000 - 2916
Peter Vermes - 2000 - 2916
Preki - 1996 - 2880
Bo Oshoniyi - 2005 - 2880
Matt Besler - 2011 - 2880
Mark Chung - 1997 - 2871
Kei Kamara - 2012 - 2871
Mark Chung - 1996 - 2847

In all competitions, no one again made the top 10 for their play in 2015, and again it was Besler that finished the closest, finishing with 3,430 minutes played.

Single Season Appearances/Starts

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This time we're looking at the most appearances and starts in a single season for Kansas City.

In league play for KC in 2015 the top two on KC were Benny Feilhaber and Matt Besler who both played 32 games in 2015. The two games both players missed came due to red cards (Besler vs New York in the season opener, and Feilhaber in the 5-0 loss to San Jose) and due to the club's resting players ahead of the US Open Cup final.

Graham Zusi

Sunday of Stats

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Here are some stats from today's game between KC and San Jose.

When Matt Besler left the field in the 75th minute, he left having tied Chris Klein for minutes played in league play for KC. The pair are tied for 6th with 16,381 minutes played.

Besler started his 217th game in all competitions for KC, passing Klein for 6th place all time on that list.

S.A.S. Wednesday After Stats

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Due to life issues I'll have no post game from last night's game, but here are some stats from last night.

Dom Dwyer's goal was his 40th league goal for KC, breaking his tie with Chris Klein for 4th on that list.

Roger Espinoza made his 155th appearance in all competitions for KC, breaking his tie with Seth Sinovic for 16th on that list.

Sunday After Stats

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Graham Zusi recorded his 46th league assist for Kansas City, breaking his tie with Chris Klein for 2nd all time on that list.

Zusi's assist also resulted in his 26th game winning assist in all competitions, passing Preki for the most all time in club history.

Zusi started his 142nd game in league play for KC, tying him with Mo Johnston and Jack Jewsbury for 8th all time on that list.

Sunday After Stats

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At 34 years, 125 days, Brad Davis is the second oldest player to make their debut for KC, behind only Richard Gough at 35 years, 35 days.

Davis is the 10th oldest player to play in a game for Kansas City, he knocked Diego Gutierrez out of the top 20.

Dom Dwyer's two goals moved him to 47 in all competitions for KC, moving him past Josh Wolff and into third place all time on that list.

Top League Scorers Through 2015

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More updated stats for you, this time it is KC's top 20 goal scorers in league play. First is the list for prior years.


1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014

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Most Starts

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More stats heading into the 2016 season, this time it's the most starts.

In league play only one new player hit the 100 start mark, and that was Chance Myers who finished the season with 108 starts for KC. Heading into 2016 KC should have at least one if not more people joining the list.

Most Appearances

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Continuing to update stats for Sporting KC, here's a look at the most appearances in Sporting KC history.

In league play no new players joined the list for Sporting KC in 2015. In the upcoming season though KC could potentially have four players make the century mark. Benny Feilhaber is just 10 appearances from 100, behind him is Jacob Peterson who needs just 13 and Paulo Nagamura needs just 14.

10,000 Minute Club

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With the calendar switching to 2016 it's time to once again update all of my stats. We'll start with the 10,000 minute club, players that have played 10,000 or more minutes in both league play and in all competitions.

In league play Sporting KC added one player to the club this year as Seth Sinovic easily jumped onto the list even though his season was shortened by injury this year as he comes in at 16th on the list.

S.A.S. Friday After Stats

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End of the season, here are a few stats from last night's game.

The 64 goals that KC has scored across all competitions is the most that KC has scored in a season since 1996.

Krisztian Nemeth's goal was his 16th in all competitions for KC, that's the 5th most in a single season in KC history.

S.A.S. Monday After Stats

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Matt Besler made his 218th appearance in all competitions for KC, tying him with Jack Jewsbury for 7th all time on that list.

Benny Feilhaber's assist was his 20th in all competitions for KC, he's the second American player to hit 20 assists in a single season in MLS.

Feilhaber's assist was his 25th in league play for KC.

S.A.S. Saturday After Stats

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The game was Peter Vermes' 250th in charge of Sporting KC in all competitions.

Paulo Nagamura made his 250th start in all competitions in his MLS career last night.

In the 45th minute, Chance Myers moved past Roger Espinoza and into 18th place for league minutes played for KC.

Sunday After Stats

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In the 67th minute, Graham Zusi hit 15,000 minutes played in all competitions for KC. He's the 8th player to hit 15,000 minutes for KC.

Graham Zusi made his 200th appearance in all competitions for KC. He's the ninth player to hit that mark.

Benny Feilhaber started his 100th game in all competitions for KC, he's the 29th player to hit that mark.

S.A.S. Thursday After Stats

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Krisztian Nemeth's goal was his fifth in the US Open Cup this year, that tied him with Dom Dwyer for the most in the competition this year.

The five goals also ties Nemeth for the most goals in team history in the US Open Cup with Dwyer, Davy Arnaud, and Igor Simutenkov. When you include qualifiers he's tied for first now with those three and CJ Sapong.

S.A.S. Saturday After Stats

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Benny Feilhaber's two goals gave him 10 on the season, he's the first player since Josh Wolff in 2005 to hit double digits in both goals and assists in league play for KC.

Feilhaber's two goals give him 17 in league play for his KC career, tying him with Eddie Johnson and Jimmy Conrad for 14th all time on that list.

S.A.S. Monday After Stats

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Benny Feilhaber's assist was his 19th of the season in all competitions, setting a new team record for assists in a season, breaking his tie with Preki's 2003 season.

Seth Sinovic made his 150th appearance in all competitions for KC, he's the 18th player to hit that mark.

The 150 appearance tie Sinovic with Chris Brown and Roger Espinoza for 16th on that list for games played in all competitions.

S.A.S. Thursday After Stats

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Last night was Peter Vermes' 52nd draw in league play as KC's head coach, breaking his tie with Bob Gansler for the most draws in team history.

Graham Zusi started his 158th game in all competitions for KC, breaking his tie with Mo Johnston for 10th place all time on that list.

Seth Sinovic made his 120th appearance in league play for KC, breaking his tie with Diego Gutierrez and Uche Okafor for 19th on that list.

Sunday After Stats

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Dom Dwyer's goal was his 42nd in all competitions for KC, breaking his tie with Kei Kamara for 5th place on that list.

Dwyer's goal was his 14th away from home in league play and his 16th away from home in all competitions, both broke ties that he had with Digital Takawira for 5th place on each list respectively.

Sunday After Stats

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Graham Zusi's goal was his 27th goal in all competitions for KC, tying him with CJ Sapong for 10th on that list.

This was the first time KC has lost a game Zusi has scored in. Prior to this game, KC was 18-0-2 in league play and 21-0-2 in all competitions when Zusi scored.

Zusi's goal was his 10th away from home in league play, tying him wtih Scott Sealy and Mo Johnston for 9th on that list.

Chance Myers

Sunday After Stats

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The goal by Justen Glad for Salt Lake was the 1,000th conceded by Kansas City in all competitions.

At 34 years, 146 days, Brad Davis is the second oldest player in his first start for Kansas City.

Davis is the 10th oldest player to start a game for Kansas City, knocking Alex Bunbury out of the top 20 on that list.

S.A.S. Monday After Stats

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Sporting KC's last three opening goals have been scored by central defenders (2014 - Aurelien Collin, 2015 - Ike Opara, 2016 - Nuno Coelho).

Chance Myers hit the 10,000 minute mark for his career in the 40th minute, he's the 17th player to hit that mark.

In the 61st minute, Myers moved past Diego Gutierrez and into 17th place for minutes played in all competitions, Myers finished the game with 12,276 minutes played.

S.A.S. Thursday After Stats

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Here are the stats from last night's game. There wasn't much so the less said about the game the better.

Chance Myers started his 107th league game for KC, tying him with Uche Okafor for 20th on that list.

The win was Colorado's first in Kansas City in league play since 2002, a span of 15 games.

Manchester United

STATS: Louis van Gaal’s record against Liverpool

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December 14th 2014
Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool
Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata, Robin van Persie

March 22nd 2015
Liverpool 1-2 Manchester United
Juan Mata x 2

September 12th 2015
Manchester United 3-1 Liverpool
Daley Blind, Ander Herrera, Anthony Martial.

STATS: How is Januzaj getting on in Germany?

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Adnan Januzaj was spotted in the stands for Manchester United's 0-0 draw against Chelsea, which has fuelled the rumours that the youngster is set to return to Old Trafford in January. How has his loan spell at Borussia Dortmund gone for him so far?

Bundesliga: 14 possible
Played 90 mins: N/A
Subbed on: 6 times
Subbed off: N/A
Unused sub: 6
Goals: 0
Assists: 1

Europa League: 6 possible
Played 90 mins: 2
Subbed on: 2
Subbed off: 1
Unused sub: 1
Goals: 0
Assists: 0

German Cup: 2 possible
Played 90 mins: N/A
Subbed on: 1
Subbed off: N/A
Goals: 0
Assists: 0

STATS: What has Nick Powell done this week?

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In Manchester United's must win game against Wolfsburg earlier in the week, fans were amazed to see Louis van Gaal take off arguably our best performing player, Juan Mata, and replace him with Nick Powell.

Powell has been out in the wilderness for some time now, having failed to make the most of his loan move to Leicester, where he wasn't played because of his poor attitude.

Yura Movsisyan

Youngest/Oldest to Appear for Kansas City

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More stats for you, this time it's the youngest and oldest players to play or start a game for Kansas City in league or in all competitions.

In 2015 unfortnately there was no movement on any list as no player that debuted for Kansas City jumped on the list for the youngest player to appear in a game.

Youngest and Oldest Goal Scorers for Kansas City

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Another statistical update, this time the youngest and oldest goal scorers

In league play, no new players joined the list in 2015. With the addition of Daniel Salloi this season if he can find the net he'll make his way onto the list. Other than him there are still a few others who could make the list, including Erik Palmer-Brown, Jimmy Medranda, Amadou Dia, Connor Hallisey, and Jordi Quintilla.

Wayne Rooney

STATS: United vs Liverpool

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Attack
Liverpool created 16 chances and had four shots on target, while United created five chances and had one on target. Firminho created the most chances (5), followed by James Milner (3) then Wayne Rooney (2).

Emre Can had the most shots on target (2), while just one of Jordan Henderson's five attempts hit the target.

STATS: Manchester United’s halfway point

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Average possession
Manchester United 60.8%
Manchester City 58.2%
Arsenal 58%
Chelsea 56.8%
Liverpool 56%

Passing accuracy
Arsenal 85%
Manchester City 84.1%
Manchester United 83.9%
Everton 82.5%
Swansea 82.

STATS: Rooney’s top goalscorer before 30

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STATS: Wayne Rooney’s goalscoring record

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The Rest

Top Goal Scorers in All Competitions Through 2015

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Another update on stats, this the top goal scorers in all competitions for Kansas City. First here are the years past.

1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 - 2013 - 2014

1. Preki - 81 (71 league, 8 playoff, 1 open cup, 1 international) (-)

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STATS: LvG beats Wenger, Mourinho and Pellegrini with record against top teams

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Louis van Gaal has a fantastic record when playing in games against the top six, boasting an average of 1.81 points per game.

He is followed by Chelsea, and for the most part, Jose Mourinho with an average of 1.47 points, then Manuel Pellegrini with 1.27 points, then Arsene Wenger with 1.25 points, then Liverpool with Brendan Rodgers and Jurgen Klopp claiming 1.

Landmark Goals

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Continuing to update stats, here's a look at the landmark goals in Sporting KC's history. In the 2015 season KC hit three landmark goals, 1,000 goals in all competitions, 500 league goals at home, and 600 goals in all competitions at home. All of the record goals in 2015 were scored by the same person as Krisztian Nemeth scored all three of those landmark goals.

STATS: United’s riches add embarrassment to CL exit

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STATS: Smalling’s improvement over the past season

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