Sporting KC got themselves into the playoffs on Saturday night with a 3-1 win over Minnesota United at Children’s Mercy Park. Here are the stats and milestones from Saturday night.
Tim Melia recorded his 100th win in league play with KC. He’s the 1st goalkeeper to reach that mark.
Here is the break down by team of who the 100 wins have come against.
San Jose 8
Salt Lake 5
New England 2
New York 2
New York City 1
St. Louis 1
Melia’s 10th win against Minnesota is the most by a Sporting goalkeeper against any one opponent.
Johnny Russell’s 2 goals gave him 36 at home in league play for KC, moving him ahead of Dom Dwyer and into 2nd all time on that list.
The 2 goals gave him 40 goals at home in all competitions for KC, tying him with Daniel Salloi for 3rd all time on that list.
In the 64th minute, Russell passed Ilie Sanchez and moved into 16th place all time for minutes played in MLS competitions. He finished the game with 13,346 minutes played.
At 33 years, 196 days, Russell became the 12th oldest goal scorer in league play and in all competitions, moving past Peter Vermes on that list.
Russell made his 167th league appearance for KC, tying him with Benny Feilhaber for 14th all time on that list.
Russell made his 153rd appearance in MLS competitions, tying him with Mo Johnston for 13th all time on that list.
Russell made his 143rd league start, breaking his tie with Johnston and Jack Jewsbury for 13th all time on that list.
Daniel Salloi’s assist in Remi Walter’s goal was his 12th game winning assist in league play for KC, tying him with Roger Espinoza for 5th all time on that list.
It was Salloi’s 12th game winning assist in all competitions, breaking his tie with Davy Arnaud and Josh Wolff for 6th all time on that list.
In the 37th minute, Salloi passed Sanchez and moved into 14th place all time for minutes played in all competitions for KC. He finished the game wtih 14,882 minutes played.
Salloi made his 160th start in all competitions, breaking his tie with Matt McKeon for 16th all time on that list.
Salloi made his 142nd league start, tying him with Johnston and Jewsbury for 14th all time on that list.
Khiry Shelton made his 45th substitute appearance in all competitions, tying him with Ryan Pore for 9th all time on that list.
It was Shelton’s 42nd substitute appearance in MLS competitions, tying him with Soony Saad and CJ Sapong for 8th all time on that list.