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SPORTING KANSAS CITY vs. CENTRAL FC

Overall: 9-12-9 Home: 5-4-6 Away: 4-8-3 By Tournament CCL: 8-7-6 Superliga: 0-1-2 Merconorte: 1-4-1

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 Kickoff: 7 p.m. CT Children’s Mercy Park | Kansas City, KS Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League Sporting Kansas City Group C record: 0-2-1 (3 GF, 7 GA) (0-1-0 home; 0-1-1 away)

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Central FC Group C record: 0-2-1 (3 GF, 7 GA) (0-1-1 home; 0-1-0 away)

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2001 Copa Merconorte 08/01/2001 L 2-1 vs Sporting Cristal (PER) 08/08/2001 L 4-2 at Santos Laguna (MEX) 08/29/2001 W 3-2 at Barcelona SC (ECU) 09/12/2001 L 2-1 at Sporting Cristal (PER) 10/17/2001 T 1-1 vs Barcelona SC (ECU) Group Stage 11/21/2001 L 1-0 vs Santos Laguna (MEX) 2002 CONCACAF Champions’ Cup 03/03/2002 W 1-0 at W. Connection (TRI) 03/16/2002 W 2-0 vs W. Connection (TRI) 04/10/2002 L 2-1 at Santos Laguna (MEX) 04/24/2002 W 2-0 vs Santos Laguna (MEX) 08/07/2002 L 6-1 at Monarcas Morelia (MEX) 08/28/2002 T 1-1 vs Monarcas Morelia (MEX) 2005 CONCACAF Champions’ Cup 03/09/2005 T 0-0 vs Deportivo Saprissa (CRC) 03/17/2005 L 2-1 at Deportivo Saprissa (CRC) 2009 North American Superliga 06/21/2009 T 0-0 vs Atlas AC (MEX) 06/24/2009 T 1-1 at NE Revolution (USA) 06/28/2009 L 3-1 vs Santos Laguna (MEX) 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League 08/07/2013 W 2-0 at Real Estelí (NCA) 08/27/2013 W 2-0 at CD Olimpia (HON) 09/17/2013 T 1-1 vs Real Estelí (NCA) 10/23/2013 T 0-0 vs CD Olimpia (HON) 03/12/2014 W 1-0 vs Cruz Azul (MEX) 03/19/2014 L 5-1 at Cruz Azul (MEX) 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League 08/19/2014 T 1-1 at Real Estelí (NCA) 09/18/2014 W 3-1 vs Deportivo Saprissa (CRC) 09/23/2014 W 3-0 vs Real Estelí (NCA) 10/23/2014 L 2-0 at Deportivo Saprissa (CRC) 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League 08/16/2016 T 2-2 at Central FC (TRI) 08/23/2016 L 0-3 at Vancouver Whitecaps FC (CAN) 09/13/2016 L 1-2 vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC (CAN)

SPORTING KANSAS CITY ROSTER Pos. GK DEF DEF DEF MID DEF MID FWD MID MID DEF FWD DEF MID DEF MID MID MID DEF GK MID GK FWD MID FWD FWD MID FWD DEF MID MID MID DEF

Name Pronunciation Jon Kempin Ike Opara oh-PAR-ah Kevin Ellis Matt Besler BEEZ-ler Paulo Nagamura POW-lo na-ga-MOO-ra Chance Myers Graham Zusi gram ZOO-see Diego Rubio Benny Feilhaber FAIL-hob-ber Brad Davis Nuno Andre Coelho KWAY-yoh Dom Dwyer Seth Sinovic sin-OH-vick Lawrence Olum OH-lum Saad Abdul-Salaam sahd ab-DOOL sa-LAHM Justin Mapp Connor Hallisey HAL-iss-see Emmanuel Appiah AH-pee-ah Ever Alvarado Alec Kann CAN Roger Espinoza Tim Melia MEE-lia Nansel Selbol * NAHN-sul Ualefi * wah-LEFF-EE Jacob Peterson Cameron Porter Tomas Granitto * TOH-mas gran-EE-toh Kris Tyrpak * TEER-pack Amer Didic * uh-MEER JEE-ditch Tyler Pasher * Alex Molano * moh-LAH-noh Soni Mustivar SOH-nee MOO-stuh-var Jimmy Medranda muh-DRAHN-dah

* Swope Park Rangers player on Sporting KC Champions League Roster

No. 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 21 22 23 24 25 27 29 31 35 37 39 44 50 55 77 92 93 94

PLAYER 1. Chris Brown 2. Roy Lassiter 2. Antonio Dovale 4. Claudio Bieler 4. Dom Dwyer 4. Kevin Ellis 4. Onandi Lowe 4. Soony Saad 9. Jose Burciaga 9. Mike Burns 9. Dario Fabbro 9. Benny Feilhaber 9. Gary Glasgow 9. Francisco Gomez 9. Matt McKeon 9. Ike Opara 9. Jacob Peterson 9. Preki 9. Seth Sinovic 9. Carey Talley 9. Sal Zizzo

GP 11 8 4 7 9 6 3 4 5 11 2 9 9 12 12 6 6 5 10 4 3

G 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Games Played

PLAYER 1. Kerry Zavagnin 2. Nick Garcia 2. Francisco Gomez 2. Matt McKeon 5. Chris Brown 5. Mike Burns 5. Seth Sinovic 8. Matt Besler 8. Tony Meola

Games Started

PLAYER 1. Kerry Zavagnin 2. Nick Garcia 3. Mike Burns 3. Matt McKeon 5. Matt Besler 5. Tony Meola 5. Seth Sinovic 8. Chris Brown 8. Chris Klein Shutouts PLAYER 1. Eric Kronberg 2. Tony Meola 3. Kevin Hartman 3. Bo Oshoniyi

GP 14 12 12 12 11 11 11 10 10 GP 13 12 11 11 10 10 10 9 9 GP 8 10 3 4

Group Stage Group Stage Group Stage Group Stage Group Stage Round of 16 (Leg 1) Round of 16 (Leg 2) Quarterfinals (Leg 1) Quarterfinals (Leg 2) Semifinals (Leg 1) Semifinals (Leg 2) Quarterfinals (Leg 1) Quarterfinals (Leg 2) Group Stage Group Stage Group Stage Group Stage Group Stage Group Stage Group Stage Quarterfinals (Leg 1) Quarterfinals (Leg 2) Group Stage Group Stage Group Stage Group Stage Group Stage Group Stage Group Stage

SPORTING KC ALL-TIME INTL. GAMES PLAYED/STARTED FIRST LAST GP Saad Abdul-Salaam 2 Ever Alvarado 2 Emmanuel Appiah 2 Stephen Armstrong 4 Davy Arnaud 6 Matt Besler 10 Claudio Bieler 7 Chris Brown 11 Chris Brunt 2 Teal Bunbury 2 Jose Burciaga 5 Mike Burns 11 Jorge Claros 4 Nuno Coelho 1 Aurelien Collin 6 Jimmy Conrad 4 Brad Davis 1 Amer Didic 3 Antonio Dovale 4 Dom Dwyer 9 Kevin Ellis 6 Roger Espinoza 3 Dario Fabbro 2 Benny Feilhaber 9 Nick Garcia 12 Josh Gardner 3 Gary Glasgow 9 Francisco Gomez 12 7 Herculez Gomez 3 Michael Green 1 Andrew Gregor 5 Andy Gruenebaum 1 Diego Gutierrez 6 Connor Hallisey 3 Michael Harrington 3 Kevin Hartman 3 Santiago Hirsig 3 Aaron Hohlbein 3 Tahj Jakins 2 Mechack Jerome 3 Jack Jewsbury 5 Mo Johnston 2 Peterson Joseph 3 Igor Juliao 3 Jon Kempin 3 Chris Klein 9

SPORTING KC ALL-TIME INTERNATIONAL LEADERS Goals

Versus clubs from... USA: 0-0-1 TRI: 2-0-1 HON: 1-0-1 ECU: 1-0-1 CAN: 0-2-0 MEX: 2-6-2 PER: 0-2-0 CRC: 1-2-1 NCA: 2-0-2 Other stats of note: Goals for: 36 Home GF: 17 Away GF: 19 Goals against: 44 Home GA: 12 Away GA: 32 Shutouts: 10 Home SO: 7 Away SO: 3

SO 5 3 1 1 1

GS 2 1 2 3 4 10 6 9 0 1 4 11 3 0 6 4 1 3 4 2 6 2 2 8 12 2 5 2 1 4 1 6 3 1 3 3 3 2 2 3 1 1 3 3 9

FIRST LAST GP Michael Kraus 2 Eric Kronberg 8 Roy Lassiter 8 Jonathan Leathers 2 Claudio Lopez 3 Onandi Lowe 3 Rauwshan McKenzie 2 Matt McKeon 12 Jimmy Medranda 1 Tim Melia 1 Tony Meola 10 Kurt Morsink 1 Soni Mustivar 2 Chance Myers 2 Paulo Nagamura 8 Lawrence Olum 6 Ike Opara 6 Bo Oshoniyi 4 Erik Palmer-Brown 1 Tyler Pasher 1 Jacob Peterson 6 Cameron Porter 3 Preki 5 Brandon Prideaux 3 Eric Quill 4 Oriol Rosell 6 Diego Rubio 3 Soony Saad 5 Mark Santel 4 C.J. Sapong 9 Igor Simutenkov 1 Seth Sinovic 11 Khari Stephenson 2 Carey Talley 4 Abe Thompson 2 Kris Tyrpak 1 Ualefi 2 Peter Vermes 9 Sasha Victorine 2 Diego Walsh 2 Lance Watson 2 Josh Wolff 5 Kerry Zavagnin 14 Sal Zizzo 3 Alex Zotinca 2 Graham Zusi 8

GS 0 8 4 1 2 3 1 11 0 1 10 0 2 2 8 5 6 4 1 1 3 2 4 1 4 6 3 4 2 3 1 10 1 3 1 0 1 8 2 0 2 5 13 1 1 8


Sporting KC Game Notes | Oct. 19, 2016 vs. Central FC | Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League SPORTING KC 2016 NUMERICAL ROSTER NO. 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 21 22 23 24 25 27 29 31 35 37 39 44 50 55 77 92 93 94

PLAYER PRONUNCIATION Jon Kempin Ike Opara oh-PAR-ah Kevin Ellis Matt Besler BEEZ-ler Paulo Nagamura POW-lo na-ga-MOO-ra Chance Myers Graham Zusi ZOO-see Diego Rubio Benny Feilhaber FAIL-hob-ber Brad Davis Nuno Andre Coelho KWAY-yoh Dom Dwyer Seth Sinovic sin-OH-vick Lawrence Olum Saad Abdul-Salaam sahd ab-DOOL sa-LAHM Justin Mapp Connor Hallisey HAL-iss-see Emmanuel Appiah AH-pee-uh Ever Alvarado Alec Kann CAN Roger Espinoza Tim Melia MEE-lia Nansel Selbol ** NAHN-sul Ualefi ** wah-LEF-ee Jacob Peterson Cameron Porter Tomas Granitto ** TOH-mas gran-EE-toh Kris Tyrpak ** TEER-pack Amer Didic ** uh-MEER JEE-ditch Tyler Pasher ** Alex Molano ** moh-LAH-noh Soni Mustivar SOH-nee MOO-stuh-var Jimmy Medranda muh-DRAHN-dah

POS. GK DEF DEF DEF MID DEF MID FWD MID MID DEF FWD DEF DEF DEF MID MID MID DEF GK MID GK FWD MID FWD FWD MID FWD DEF MID MID MID MID

HT. 6-1 6-2 5-9 6-0 5-8 6-0 5-10 5-11 5-9 5-11 6-4 5-9 5-10 6-2 6-4 6-1 5-9 5-9 5-11 6-4 5-11 6-1 5-4 5-8 5-10 6-1 5-11 5-11 6-4 5-11 5-10 5-10 5-5

WT. 170 180 160 170 155 165 160 170 160 165 181 180 170 185 185 160 158 160 154 190 170 190 140 155 165 175 165 150 195 160 175 170 150

BIRTHDATE 04/08/1993 02/21/1989 06/30/1991 02/11/1987 03/02/1983 12/07/1987 08/18/1986 05/15/1993 01/19/1985 11/08/1981 01/07/1986 07/30/1990 01/28/1987 07/10/1984 09/08/1991 10/18/1984 02/09/1993 09/26/1993 01/30/1992 08/08/1990 10/25/1986 05/15/1986 05/31/1997 01/26/1994 01/27/1986 05/23/1993 06/12/1993 03/19/1992 12/28/1994 04/27/1994 04/10/1992 02/12/1990 02/07/1994

BIRTHPLACE Overland Park, KS Durham, NC Kansas City, MO Kansas City, MO Sao Paulo, Brazil Thousand Oaks, CA Orlando, FL Santiago, Chile Rio de Janeiro, Brazil St. Charles, MO Penafiel, Portugal Cuckfield, England Kansas City, MO Nairobi, Kenya Charlotte, NC Brandon, MS Granite Bay, CA Sampa, Ghana El Negrito, Honduras Decatur, GA Puerto Cortes, Honduras Great River, NY Jos, Nigeria Sao Paulo, Brazil Portage, MI Centerville, OH San Salvador, El Salvador Austin, TX Zenica, Bosnia & Herzegovina Elmira, Canada Dallas, TX Ivry Sur Seine, France Mosquera, Colombia

LAST CLUB Sporting KC Academy San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) Sporting KC Academy Chivas USA (MLS) Real Valladolid (Spain) AGF Aarhus (Denmark) Houston Dynamo (MLS) Balikesirspor (Turkey) NE Revolution (MLS) Kedah FA (Malaysia) Montreal Impact (MLS) Colorado Rapids (MLS) CD Olimpia (Honduras) Chicago Fire (MLS) Wigan Athletic (England) Chivas USA (MLS) Sporting KC Academy Corinthians (Brazil) San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) Montreal Impact (MLS) FC Edmonton (NASL) San Antonio Scorpions (NASL) Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL) Dallas City FC (NPSL) Petrolul Ploiesti (Romania) Deportivo Pereira (Colombia)

** Member of Sporting KC’s CONCACAF Champions League roster, on loan from USL affiliate Swope Park Rangers

SPORTING KC 2016 ALPHABETICAL ROSTER NO. 17 24 23 5 12 11 55 14 4 27 10 44 22 25 1 21 94 29 92 93 7 6 16 3 77 37 39 9 31 15 50 35 8

PLAYER PRONUNCIATION Abdul-Salaam, Saad sahd ab-DOOL sa-LAHM Alvarado, Ever Appiah, Emmanuel AH-pee-uh Besler, Matt BEEZ-ler Coelho, Nuno Andre KWAY-yoh Davis, Brad Didic, Amer ** uh-MEER JEE-ditch Dwyer, Dom Ellis, Kevin Espinoza, Roger Feilhaber, Benny FAIL-hob-ber Granitto, Tomas ** TOH-mas gran-EE-toh Hallisey, Connor HAL-iss-see Kann, Alec CAN Kempin, Jon Mapp, Justin Medranda, Jimmy muh-DRAHN-dah Melia, Tim MEE-lia Molano, Alex ** moh-LAH-noh Mustivar, Soni SOH-nee MOO-stuh-var Myers, Chance Nagamura, Paulo POW-lo na-ga-MOO-ra Olum, Lawrence Opara, Ike oh-PAR-ah Pasher, Tyler ** Peterson, Jacob Porter, Cameron Rubio, Diego Selbol, Nansel ** NAHN-sul Sinovic, Seth sin-OH-vick Tyrpak, Kris ** TEER-pack Ualefi ** wah-LEF-ee Zusi, Graham ZOO-see

POS. DEF DEF MID DEF DEF MID DEF FWD DEF MID MID MID MID GK GK MID MID GK MID MID DEF MID DEF DEF MID FWD FWD FWD FWD DEF FWD MID MID

HT. 6-4 5-11 5-9 6-0 6-4 5-11 6-4 5-9 5-9 5-11 5-9 5-11 5-9 6-4 6-1 6-1 5-5 6-1 5-10 5-10 6-0 5-8 6-2 6-2 5-11 5-10 6-1 5-11 5-4 5-10 5-11 5-8 5-10

WT. 185 154 160 170 181 165 195 180 160 170 160 165 158 190 170 160 150 190 175 170 165 155 185 180 160 165 175 170 140 170 150 155 160

BIRTHDATE 09/08/1991 01/30/1992 09/26/1993 02/11/1987 01/07/1986 11/08/1981 12/28/1994 07/30/1990 06/30/1991 10/25/1986 01/19/1985 06/12/1993 02/09/1993 08/08/1990 04/08/1993 10/18/1984 02/07/1994 05/15/1986 04/10/1992 02/12/1990 12/07/1987 03/02/1983 07/10/1984 02/21/1989 04/27/1994 01/27/1986 05/23/1993 05/15/1993 05/31/1997 01/28/1987 03/19/1992 01/26/1994 08/18/1986

HOMETOWN Gahanna, OH El Negrito, Honduras Westerville, OH Overland Park, KS Penafiel, Portugal St. Charles, MO Edmonton, Canada London, England Kansas City, MO Aurora, CO Irvine, CA Weston, FL Granite Bay, CA Decatur, GA Leawood, KS Brandon, MS Mosquera, Colombia Great River, NY Dallas, TX Aubervilliers, France Thousand Oaks, CA Sao Paulo, Brazil Nairobi, Kenya Durham, NC Elmira, Canada Portage, MI Centerville, OH Santiago, Chile Jos, Nigeria Leawood, KS Dripping Springs, TX Sao Paulo, Brazil Longwood, FL

** Member of Sporting KC’s CONCACAF Champions League roster, on loan from USL affiliate Swope Park Rangers

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COLLEGE Akron Cincinnati Notre Dame Saint Louis Baker University (Kansas) South Florida Barton County CC Ohio State UCLA Florida Gulf Coast California Furman

Lynn University (New York) UCLA Missouri Baptist Wake Forest

Indiana Princeton Creighton Houston Baptist Maryland


Sporting KC Game Notes | Oct. 19, 2016 vs. Central FC | Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League SPORTING KANSAS CITY 2016-17 CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE BOX SCORES Aug. 16, 2016: Central FC 2-2 Sporting KC Sept. 13, 2016: Sporting KC 1-2 Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage Ato Boldon Stadium | Couva, Trinidad and Tobago Weather: 86 degrees and clear 1 0 0

Sporting KC (0-0-1, 1 pt) Central FC (0-0-1, 1 pt)

2 2 2

Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage Children’s Mercy Park | Kansas City, KS Weather: 69 degrees and rainy 1 2 F Sporting KC (0-2-1, 1 pt) 0 1 1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC (0-2-1, 1 pt) 1 1 2

F 2 2

Sporting KC: Tim Melia; Chance Myers (Seth Sinovic 29), Ike Opara, Amer Didic, Tyler Pasher; Paulo Nagamura (C), Ualefi, Emmanuel Appiah; Cameron Porter (Kris Tyrpak 46), Diego Rubio, Connor Hallisey Subs Not Used: Alec Kann, Kevin Ellis, Saad Abdul-Salaam, Ever Alvarado, Soni Mustivar

Sporting KC: Jon Kempin; Saad Abdul-Salaam, Amer Didic, Kevin Ellis, Seth Sinovic (Ever Alvarado 66); Paulo Nagamura (Nuno Coelho 67), Soni Mustivar, Roger Espinoza (C); Brad Davis, Diego Rubio, Connor Hallisey (Cameron Porter 81) Subs not used: Alec Kann, Lawrence Olum, Emmanuel Appiah, Tyler Pasher

Vancouver Whitecaps FC: Spencer Richey; Cole Seiler, Tim Parker, Kendall Waston, Marcel de Jong; Fraser Aird (Brett Levis 68), Pedro Morales, Andrew Jacobson, Alphonso Davies; Nicolas Mezquida (Blas Perez 72), Erik Hurtado (Kyle Greig 87) Subs Not Used: Paolo Tornaghi, Jordan Smith, Marco Bustos, Ben McKendry

Central FC: Javon Sample; Elton John, Andre Ettienne, Keion Goodridge (Kaydion Gabriel 81), Kevon Villaroel; Nathaniel Garcia, Leston Paul, Marcus Joseph, Sean De Silva (Jason Marcano 76), Darren Mitchell (Keron Cummings 53); Kenwyne Jones (C) Subs Not Used: Akel Clarke, Nicholas Dillon, Jem Gordon, Johan Peltier

Stats Summary Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

Stats Summary SKC CFC Shots (on goal) 18 (9) 15 (5) Saves 3 6 Fouls 11 15 Offside 4 3 Corner Kicks 8 2 Misconduct Summary: CFC -- Andre Ettienne (caution; dissent) 50

Scoring Summary: VAN -- Erik Hurtado 2 (Alphonso Davies 1, Nicolas Mezquida 1) 41 SKC -- Diego Rubio 1 (Seth Sinovic 1) 55 VAN -- Alphonso Davies 1 (Kyle Greig 1) 93+

Aug. 23, 2016: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3-0 Sporting KC Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage BC Place | Vancouver, Canada Weather: 71 degrees and sunny 1 0 2

2 0 1

F 0 3

Sporting KC: Jon Kempin; Saad Abdul-Salaam, Amer Didic, Kevin Ellis, Ever Alvarado; Paulo Nagamura (C), Soni Mustivar (Ualefi 64), Emmanuel Appiah; Cameron Porter, Diego Rubio, Connor Hallisey Subs not used: Alec Kann, Matt Besler, Jimmy Medranda, Roger Espinoza, Dom Dwyer Vancouver Whitecaps FC: Paolo Tornaghi; Brett Levis, Tim Parker, Kendall Waston (C), Jordan Smith; Cristian Techera (Alphonso Davies 76), Russell Teibert, Matias Laba (Andrew Jacobson 91+), Fraser Aird; Masato Kudo, Erik Hurtado (Blas Perez 68) Subs Not Used: Spencer Richey, Marcel de Jong, Cole Seiler, Nicolas Mezquida Stats Summary Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

SKC 12 (3) 4 9 0 8

VAN 12 (7) 1 18 1 8

Misconduct Summary: VAN -- Andrew Jacobson (caution; unsporting behavior) 73

Scoring Summary: SKC -- Seth Sinovic 1 (unassisted) 51 CFC -- Marcus Joseph 1 (Sean De Silva 1) 54 CFC -- Kenwyne Jones 1 (Marcus Joseph 1) 56 SKC -- Kevin Ellis 1 (Brad Davis 1) 70

Sporting KC (0-1-1, 1 pt) Vancouver Whitecaps FC FC (2-0-0, 6 pts)

SKC 11 (2) 5 11 1 7

VAN 11 (7) 3 22 0 2

Misconduct Summary: VAN -- Russell Teibert (caution; unsporting behavior) 32 VAN -- Kendall Waston (caution; unsporting behavior) 40 VAN -- Fraser Aird (caution; dangerous play) 88 Scoring Summary: VAN -- Cristian Techera 2 (Erik Hurtado 1) 8 VAN -- Erik Hurtado 1 (Russell Teibert 1) 12 VAN -- Cristian Techera 3 (Matias Laba 1) 64 3


Sporting KC Game Notes | Oct. 19, 2016 vs. Central FC | Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League PREVIEW: SPORTING KC vs. CENTRAL FC

SPORTING KANSAS CITY NEWS AND NOTES WHAT IS THE CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Sporting KC closes out the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League group stage on Wednesday against Trinidadian side Central FC. Both clubs have already been eliminated from the competition, having suffered two losses to Group C winner Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

The CONCACAF Champions League is an international tournament comprised of the region’s best teams. The 2016-17 edition is the ninth under its current name and the 52nd installment of CONCACAF’s elite club competition since its founding in 1962.

Wednesday’s opponents first met on Aug. 13 in Sporting KC’s group stage opener at Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Trinidad and Tobago. Sporting KC came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw in an entertaining affair that produced four second-half goals. Sporting KC defenders Seth Sinovic and Kevin Ellis bookended the scoring with their first goals of the year, while Marcus Joseph and Kenwyne Jones struck for the Sharks.

The current field consists of 24 teams from 12 different countries, as follows: four clubs each from the United States and Mexico; two clubs each from Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, El Salvador and Trinidad and Tobago; and one club from Canada, Nicaragua, Belize and Haiti. Do the math, and you have 24 contestants battling it out for CONCACAF glory.

2016-17 SCCL: GROUP C STANDINGS AND RESULTS

Peter Vermes’ men punched their ticket via the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup championship. Sporting Kansas City ousted the Philadelphia Union in a gripping penalty shootout following a 1-1 draw last September to ensure their return to the Champions League following a one-year absence.

# 1 2 3

CLUB Vancouver Whitecaps Sporting KC Central FC

DATE Tuesday, Aug. 2 Tuesday, Aug. 16 Tuesday, Aug. 23 Tuesday, Sept. 13 Wednesday, Sept. 28

RECORD 4-0-0 (12 pts) 0-2-1 (1 pt) 0-2-1 (1 pt)

GF GA 10 2 3 7 3 7

HOW DID SPORTING KC QUALIFY FOR THE CCL?

GD +8 -4 -4

FIXTURE Central FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps Central FC vs. Sporting KC Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Sporting KC Sporting KC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Central FC

WHO ARE THE OTHER CCL TEAMS FROM MLS?

Sporting Kansas City is one of five MLS representatives in the 2016-17 tournament. The others are the Portland Timbers (2015 MLS Cup champion), New York Red Bulls (2015 first-place finisher in the East), FC Dallas (2015 firstplace finisher in the West) and Vancouver Whitecaps FC (2015 Amway Canadian Championship winner).

RESULT 0-1 2-2 3-0 1-2 4-1

WHAT IS THE TOURNAMENT FORMAT OF THE CCL?

Sporting Kansas City will play its Group C finale on Wednesday. The group stage divides the 24 teams into eight groups of three and is contested in a round-robin, home-and-away, four-game format that runs from August through October. The eight group winners with then advance to the knockout round, a single-elimination format which begins with the two-legged quarterfinals in February and March 2017. The two-legged semifinals and finals are tentatively scheduled for March, April and May 2017.

SPORTING KC ADDS FOUR FROM RANGERS FOR CCL MATCH

Sporting KC has added six players to its roster from the Swope Park Rangers ahead of Wednesday’s CONCACAF Champions League match versus Central FC at Children’s Mercy Park. Defender Ever Alvarado and midfielder Emmanuel Appiah have been recalled from their loans to SPR, while Tyler Pasher, Tomas Granitto, Alex Molano and Nansel Selbol join Sporting KC on short-term agreements. Granitto, Molano and Selbol earn their first call-ups to Sporting KC.

The qualified teams in the knockout stage are seeded 1-8 based on their group stage results. The higher-seeded team will host the second leg, and the away goals rule is used if the aggregate score is tied through two games. If still tied, the teams will enter a penalty shootout to decide the winner.

The CCL fixture comes four days before Sporting KC and the Swope Park Rangers play their biggest games of the year on Sunday. Sporting KC hosts the San Jose Earthquakes at 3 p.m. CT, knowing a Decision Day victory would clinch a club-record sixth straight playoff berth. The Rangers then look to bring a league championship back to Kansas City when they visit New York Red Bulls II in the 2016 USL Cup Final at 7 p.m. CT.

WHY DOES THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MATTER?

The 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League winner will book a spot in the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup, an international tournament held from Dec. 6-16 in the United Arab Emirates that features winners of the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League and the 2017 Copa Libertadores.

Alvarado signed for Sporting KC in June and has since made three appearances for the club, including two in the CONCACAF Champions League. The 24-yearold Honduran international has also notched two assists in 12 starts for the Rangers, featuring in the club’s first two playoff wins on Sept. 30 and Oct. 9.

Mexican clubs have dominated the competition in recent years, winning all eight tournament under the current format since 2008-09. CONCACAF announced in June that a prize money pool of $1.2 million will be doled out to the semifinalists for the 2016-17 tournament. The winning team will earn $500,000, with the runner-up earning $300,000 and the other two semifinalists taking home $200,000 each.

Appiah joined Sporting KC in July and has logged three starts in all competitions, two of which in the CONCACAF Champions League. The 23-year-old rookie out of Cincinnati has played nine games for the Rangers, including all three during the club’s postseason run to the USL Cup Final.

LAST TIME OUT: SPORTING KC 0-0 REAL SALT LAKE

Pasher has enjoyed an excellent first season with the Rangers, recording five goals and four assists in 27 appearances while featuring at left wing and left back. The 22-year-old Canadian made his Sporting KC debut in a 2-1 Champions League defeat to Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Sept. 13 at Children’s Mercy Park.

Sporting KC and Real Salt Lake battled to a tense 0-0 draw Sunday at Rio Tinto Stadium in the penultimate round of the MLS regular season. The result leaves Sporting KC (12-13-8, 44 points) with the sixth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference heading into this Sunday’s Decision Day finale against the San Jose Earthquakes at Children’s Mercy Park. A victory in that game would ensure Sporting KC a club-record sixth straight appearance in the MLS Cup Playoffs.

Granitto, 23, has started 12 of 26 appearances in his first USL campaign. The midfielder played one season of college soccer at Florida Gulf Coast in 2013 before beginning his professional career with CD Luis Angel Firpo in his native El Salvador. He spent 2015 in the NASL with FC Edmonton before linking up with the Rangers in March.

One of five Western Conference matches to kick off simultaneously in Week 33, Sunday’s contest saw both goalkeepers deliver outstanding performances to keep their opponents at bay. Sporting KC’s Tim Melia made four impressive saves, while veteran Nick Rimando notched five stops for a Real Salt Lake outfit (12-11-10, 46 points) that moved up to fourth place in the West but failed to secure a playoff berth.

Molano, 24, signed for the Swope Park Rangers in January after attending open tryouts last November. The midfielder has started eight of 18 appearances, tallying one goal and one assist, and played professionally in Europe from 2009-2014. He spent the 2015 campaign with hometown club Dallas City FC, competing in the NPSL South Region.

Manager Peter Vermes made four changes to the Sporting KC lineup as veterans Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic, Roger Espinoza and Graham Zusi returned to the fold. With Jacob Peterson sidelined due to a hamstring strain and Diego Rubio out for the year with an ACL injury, Espinoza and Zusi joined Dom Dwyer to form a three-pronged attack. Paulo Nagamura earned his 100th career start for Sporting KC in all competitions, patrolling the midfield alongside Benny Feilhaber and Soni Mustivar.

Selbol, 19, joined the Rangers at the beginning of the year from the Sporting KC Academy. A native of Jos, Nigeria, Selbol has made 24 USL appearances in his first professional season. The dynamic forward starred for the Sporting KC U-18s during the first half of the 2015-16 USSDA campaign, leading the team with 10 league goals. In July, he helped the U-18s advance to the quarterfinals of the USSDA playoffs for the first time. 4


Sporting KC Game Notes | Oct. 19, 2016 vs. Central FC | Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League SPORTING KANSAS CITY NEWS AND NOTES DECISION DAY: SPORTING KC PLAYOFF SCENARIOS DIEGO RUBIO OUT FOR YEAR WITH ACL INJURY Sunday’s hotly contested 0-0 draw between Sporting KC and Real Salt Lake leaves it all to play for on Decision Day when 10 MLS matches kick off simultaneously this Sunday at 3 p.m. CT to close out the 2016 MLS regular season. For Sporting KC, the underlying message is simple: Win, and we’re in.

Sporting KC forward Diego Rubio suffered a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) in his right knee during training last Friday and will miss the remainder of the 2016 MLS season, the club announced Sunday. Rubio will undergo surgery in the near future and will return to Sporting KC for the 2017 season.

Manager Peter Vermes’ men hold the sixth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference heading into next weekend’s all-important finale against the already-eliminated San Jose Earthquakes. While the LA Galaxy have the No. 3 seed wrapped up, Sporting KC, Seattle Sounders FC, Real Salt Lake and Portland Timbers could all finish anywhere between fourth (and a home playoff game) and seventh (and an unwelcome end to the year).

Rubio has recorded three goals and one assist in 20 appearances across all competitions since joining Sporting KC on loan in March. The 23-year-old Chilean completed his permanent transfer from Spanish side Real Valladolid to Sporting KC in September. Last month, Rubio became the first player in club history to score in the MLS regular season, Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and CONCACAF Champions League in the same year. He opened his 2016 scoring account in a 1-1 draw at Vancouver Whitecaps FC on April 27 and notched the game-winner in extra time of a 2-1 U.S. Open Cup victory over Minnesota United FC on June 15. Rubio then tallied his first goal at Children’s Mercy Park in a 2-1 Champions League defeat to Vancouver on Sept. 13.

While they share identical records with 44 points apiece, Sporting KC holds a tiebreaker over Portland by virtue of goal differential: Sporting KC is at minus-1, Portland at minus-2. Interestingly enough, both Sporting KC and Portland will make the playoffs if they win their final matches. That’s because Real Salt Lake (46 points) and Seattle (45 points) square off next Sunday, meaning one of the two will finish with 46 points or fewer.

A native of Santiago, Chile, Rubio has netted 40 goals and added 16 assists since turning professional in 2011 at age 17. After rising from the youth ranks to the senior team at hometown club Colo-Colo, Rubio moved overseas to Sporting Clube de Portugal, where he scored 22 times for Sporting B from 2011-2015. The striker made 20 first-team appearances for Sporting while also going on loan to Romanian side Pandurii Targu Jiu in 2013 and Norwegian outfit Sandnes Ulf in 2014.

How can Sporting KC clinch a playoff spot on Sunday? 1. 2. 3.

With a win over San Jose, OR With a tie vs. San Jose AND and Portland loss or tie at Vancouver Whitecaps FC With a loss to San Jose AND a Portland loss at Vancouver Whitecaps FC, as long as Sporting KC has a better goal differential than Portland.

How can Sporting KC clinch the No. 4 seed and a home playoff game?

Rubio earned three caps for the Chile Men’s National Team in 2011 at age 18 before playing eight matches at the U-20 level from 2012-2013.

1.

2016-17 CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE STANDINGS

2.

With a win over San Jose AND a draw between Seattle Sounders FC and Real Salt Lake, as long as Sporting KC has a better goal differential than Portland, OR With a win over San Jose AND a draw between Seattle Sounders FC and Real Salt Lake AND a Portland loss or draw at Vancouver

Should Sporting KC qualify for the playoffs, the Western Conference Knockout Round match would be held either Wednesday, Oct. 26 or Thursday, Oct. 27. A victory in that game would propel Sporting KC to the Western Conference semifinals, where the club would host the first leg on Sunday, Oct. 30.

BESLER AND ESPINOZA LAND TEAM OF THE WEEK HONORS

Defender Matt Besler and midfielder Roger Espinoza made emphatic returns to the Sporting KC lineup on Sunday, delivering standout performances in a fiercely contested 0-0 draw at Real Salt Lake. Both players were recognized for their enormous outings on Monday as Peter Vermes’ men collected a valuable point in their quest for a sixth straight playoff appearance. Besler was named to the MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week, while Espinoza landed a spot on Bleacher Report’s Team of the Week. Besler — widely labeled man of the match in the United States’ 1-1 friendly draw with New Zealand last Tuesday — returned to his hometown club this weekend and anchored a defense that kept Real Salt Lake scoreless. The center back stuffed the stat sheet with a game-high five clearances in addition to four recoveries, four interceptions and three duels won. Besler’s biggest defensive intervention came in the 56th minute when he slid at full extension to prevent Demar Phillips’ cutback from reaching Yura Movsisyan in front of a gaping net. Espinoza was deployed as a forward in Sporting KC’s 4-3-3 setup for the first time in his career. And while he looked dangerous at times in the attacking third — his perfectly weighted cross for Dom Dwyer nearly resulted in an 86th-minute winner — Espinoza was exemplary on the defensive side. The industrious Honduran won 17 duels and logged seven interceptions, both the most among all MLS players in Week 33.

Group A Record, GF 1. Honduras Progreso (Honduras) 2-1-1, 0 2. Pumas UNAM (Mexico) 2-1-0, +3 3. W Connection (Trinidad & Tobago) ^ 0-2-1, -3

PTS 7 6 1

Group B 1. Deportivo Saprissa (Costa Rica) 2. Portland Timbers (USA) 3. Dragon (El Salvador) ^

Record, GF 2-0-1, +8 2-1-0, 0 0-3-1, -8

PTS 7 6 1

Group C Record, GF 1. Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Canada) * 4-0-0, +8 2. Sporting Kansas City (USA) ^ 0-2-1, -4 3. Central FC (Trinidad & Tobago) ^ 0-2-1, -4

PTS 12 1 1

Group D 1. Arabe Unido (Panama) * 2. Monterrey (Mexico) ^ 3. Don Bosco (Haiti) ^

Record, GF 3-0-0, +5 2-2-0, +4 0-3-0, -9

PTS 9 6 0

Group E 1. Pachuca (Mexico) 2. Olimpia (Honduras) 3. Police United (Belize) ^

Record, GF 3-0-0, +15 2-1-0, +2 0-4-0, -22

PTS 9 6 0

Group F 1. New York Red Bulls (USA) * 2. Antigua (Guatemala) ^ 3. Alianza (El Salvador) ^

Record, GF 2-0-2, +4 0-1-2, -3 0-1-2, -1

PTS 8 2 2

Group G 1. Tigres UANL (Mexico) 2. Herediano (Costa Rica) 3. Plaza Amador (Panama) ^

Record, GF 2-1-0, +5 1-1-1, 0 1-2-1, -5

PTS 6 4 4

Group H 1. FC Dallas (USA) 2. Suchitepequez (Guatemala) 3. Real Esteli (Nicaragua) ^

Record, GF 1-0-2, +1 1-0-2, +1 0-2-2, -2

PTS 5 5 2

* Advanced to knockout round ^ Eliminated from competition

5


Sporting KC Game Notes | Oct. 19, 2016 vs. Central FC | Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League SPORTING KANSAS CITY 2016 SCHEDULE AND RESULTS DATE

OPPONENT

COMPETITION

TIME (CT) / RESULT

TV / SCORERS

Sunday, March 6

at Seattle Sounders FC

MLS

W 1-0

Coelho 73

SATURDAY, MARCH 12

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS

MLS

W 2-1

Dwyer 5, 41

SUNDAY, MARCH 20

TORONTO FC

MLS

W 1-0

Davis 70

SATURDAY, APRIL 2

REAL SALT LAKE

MLS

L 1-2

Feilhaber 94+

Saturday, April 9

at New York Red Bulls

MLS

W 2-0

Feilhaber 17; Dwyer 60

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13

COLORADO RAPIDS

MLS

L 1-2

Dwyer 77

Sunday, April 17

at FC Dallas

MLS

L 1-2

Olum 22

Sunday, April 24

at San Jose Earthquakes

MLS

L 0-1

---

Wednesday, April 27

at Vancouver Whitecaps FC

MLS

T 1-1

Rubio 27

SUNDAY, MAY 1

LA GALAXY

MLS

T 1-1

Davis 30

Saturday, May 7

at Houston Dynamo

MLS

L 0-2

---

Wednesday, May 11

at Colorado Rapids

MLS

L 0-1

---

SUNDAY, MAY 15

ORLANDO CITY SC

MLS

W 2-1

Dwyer 74; Peterson 79

SATURDAY, MAY 21

REAL SALT LAKE

MLS

L 1-3

Dwyer 50

FRIDAY, May 27

D.C. UNITED

MLS

L 0-1

---

Thursday, June 2

at LA Galaxy

MLS

T 0-0

---

Wednesday, June 15

at Minnesota United FC (NASL)

U.S. Open Cup (Round of 32) W 2-1 (AET)

Feilhaber 65; Rubio 109

SUNDAY, JUNE 19

FC DALLAS

MLS

W 2-0

Olum 43; Feilhaber 47+

Saturday, June 25

at Montreal Impact

MLS

T 2-2

Dwyer 21, 59

Wednesday, June 29

at Houston Dynamo

U.S. Open Cup (Round of 16) L 1-3

Davis 61

SUNDAY, JULY 3

COLUMBUS CREW SC

MLS

W 3-2

Feilhaber 49; Zusi 56; Besler 91+

SUNDAY, JULY 10

NEW YORK CITY FC

MLS

W 3-1

Feilhaber 8; Medranda 16; Opara 51

Wednesday, July 13

at Chicago Fire

MLS

L 0-1

---

Saturday, July 16

at Colorado Rapids

MLS

L 0-1

---

SUNDAY, JULY 24

SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC

MLS

W 3-0

Dwyer 21, 79; Peterson 48+

SUNDAY, JULY 31

PORTLAND TIMBERS

MLS

W 1-0

Peterson 50

Sunday, Aug. 7

at Portland Timbers

MLS

L 0-3

---

Saturday, Aug. 13

at FC Dallas

MLS

T 2-2

Dwyer 68, 73

Tuesday, Aug. 16

at Central FC

CCL Group Stage

T 2-2

Sinovic 51; Ellis 70

SATURDAY, AUG. 20

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC

MLS

W 2-0

Peterson 39; Feilhaber 64

Tuesday, Aug. 23

at Vancouver Whitecaps FC

CCL Group Stage

L 0-3

---

Saturday, Aug. 27

at Philadelphia Union

MLS

L 0-2

---

FRIDAY, SEPT. 9

HOUSTON DYNAMO

MLS

T 3-3

Peterson 14; Espinoza 26; Dwyer 81

TUESDAY. SEPT. 13

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC

CCL Group Stage

L 1-2

Rubio 55

SUNDAY, SEPT. 18

LA GALAXY

MLS

T 2-2

Peterson 50; Dwyer 69

Saturday, Sept. 24

at San Jose Earthquakes

MLS

W 2-1

Dwyer 7, Ellis 81

Saturday, Oct. 1

at New England Revolution

MLS

L 1-3

Dwyer 49

Sunday, Oct. 16

at Real Salt Lake

MLS

T 0-0

---

WEDNESDAY. OCT. 19

CENTRAL FC

CCL Group Stage

7:00

Facebook Live, UDN

SUNDAY, OCT. 23

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES

MLS

3:00

TBD (subject to flex)

6


Sporting KC Game Notes | Oct. 19, 2016 vs. Central FC | Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League #17 | D | SAAD ABDUL-SALAAM | @Saad_Abdul SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

51

35

3361

0

7

MLS Postseason

1

1

120

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

6

2

305

0

1

International

2

2

180

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

60

40

3966

0

8

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 0 Assists 1, 7 times, last: Sept. 18, 2016, KC vs LA Shots on Goal 1, 6 times, last: Oct. 16, 2016, KC at RSL Shots 2, 2 times, last: Oct. 16, 2016, KC at RSL Fouls Committed 5, May 21, 2016, KC vs RSL Fouls Suffered 3, 2 times, last: Sept. 9, 2015, KC at POR Last Regular Season... Appearance Oct. 16, 2016, KC at RSL Goal N/A Assist Sept. 18, 2016, KC vs LA 2016 Record when: he starts 7-12-6 he scores 0-0-0

Height: 6-4 Weight: 185 Birthday: 9/8/1991 Hometown: Gahanna, Ohio College: Akron Acquired: 2015 MLS SuperDraft 1st Round (#12) Sporting KC selected defender Saad Abdul-Salaam with the 12th overall pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft. The right back played 28 matches across all competitions during his rookie season, including 22 regular season appearances, all five games in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and one start in the MLS Cup Playoffs. He has recorded six assists in 29 MLS appearances in 2016.

Abdul-Salaam played three seasons at the University of Akron (2012-14), recording three goals and 12 assists in 54 college games. He helped Akron win MAC regular season titles in each of his three seasons and earned All-MAC First Team honors as a senior in 2014.

MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

51

35

3361

0

7

19

6

44

35

5

0

2

0

0

1

KC - Postseason

1

1

120

0

0

0

0

2

2

0

0

1

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

52

36

3481

0

7

19

6

46

37

5

0

3

0

0

1

#24 | D | EVER ALVARADO SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

1

0

29

0

0

MLS Postseason

0

0

0

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

0

0

0

0

0

International

2

1

114

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

3

1

143

0

0

Height: 5-11 Weight: 154 Hometown: El Negrito, Honduras Last Club: C.D. Olimpia (Honduras) Acquired: Signed on 6/24/2016

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 0 Assists 0 Shots on Goal 0 Shots 0 Fouls Committed 0 Fouls Suffered 2, Aug. 27, 2016, KC at PHI Last Regular Season... Appearance Aug. 27, 2016, KC at PHI Goal N/A Assist N/A 2016 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

Birthday: 1/30/1992

Sporting KC signed 24-year-old Honduran international defender Ever Alvarado in goals and winning the 2015 Clausura title. He also made six appearances in the June 2016. Alvarado has earned six caps for the Honduras Men’s National Team CONCACAF Champions League, competing in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 group since debuting in October 2015. He made his Sporting KC debut in the CONCACAF stage. Champions League on Aug. 16, at 2-2 draw at Central FC. Alvarado began his professional career with his hometown club Atletico Junior in A native of El Negrito, Honduras, Alvarado joins Sporting KC from C.D. Olimpia, 2007. He moved to the C.D. Olimpia U-19s in 2009 before joining Honduran side the most successful club in his native country. The defender lifted his third career Real Espana a year later. During a four-year stint with Real Espana, Alvarado won Liga Nacional title in May as Olimpia were crowned 2016 Clausura champions. He the 2013 Apertura title for his first Liga Nacional championship. started 65 of 67 league appearances for Olimpia from 2014-2016, scoring six MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

1

0

29

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

1

0

29

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

7


Sporting KC Game Notes | Oct. 19, 2016 vs. Central FC | Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League #23 | M | EMMANUEL APPIAH | @E_Swell SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

1

1

90

0

0

MLS Postseason

0

0

0

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

0

0

0

0

0

International

2

2

180

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

3

3

270

0

0

Height: 5-9 Weight: 160 Hometown: Westerville, OH College: Cincinnati Last Club: Colorado Rapids Acquired: Signed on 7/12/2016

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 0 Assists 0 Shots on Goal 0 Shots 1, Aug. 13, 2016, KC at DAL Fouls Committed 0 Fouls Suffered 1, Aug. 13, 2016, KC at DAL Last Regular Season... Appearance Aug. 13, 2016, KC at DAL Goal N/A Assist N/A 2016 Record when: he starts 0-0-1 he scores 0-0-0

Birthday: 9/26/1993

Sporting KC signed 22-year-old Ghanaian midfielder Emmanuel Appiah on July 12, 2016. Appiah joined the Colorado Rapids in January as the No. 15 overall pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft. The midfielder played two matches on loan at USL club Charlotte Independence before parting ways with Colorado on June 30. He made his MLS and Sporting KC debut with a start against FC Dallas on Aug. 13.

University of Cincinnati, where he recorded seven goals and 13 assists in 65 college appearances. He earned Second Team All-American Athletic Conference and Second Team All-Ohio accolades as a senior in 2015, finishing with six goals and five assists. While at Cincinnati, Appiah made 10 appearances for GPS Portland Phoenix of the USL Premier Development League in 2013.

Born in Ghana and raised in Westerville, Ohio, Appiah spent five years at the MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

1

1

90

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

1

1

90

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

#5 | D | MATT BESLER | @MattBesler SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

199

193

17402

3

11

MLS Postseason

12

12

1170

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

16

14

1294

0

1

International

10

10

885

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

237

229

20751

3

12

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 1, 3 times, last: July 3, 2016, KC vs CLB Assists 1, 11 times, last: May 1, 2016, KC vs LA Shots on Goal 2, Oct. 9, 2010, KC vs SEA Shots 2, 4 times, last: Mar. 16, 2013, KC vs CHI Fouls Committed 5, Aug. 4, 2012, KC at NE Fouls Suffered 4, Sept. 26, 2009, KC vs COL Last Regular Season... Appearance Oct. 16, 2016, KC at RSL Goal July 3, 2016, KC vs CLB Assist May 1, 2016, KC vs LA 2016 Record when: he starts 5-6-5 he scores 1-0-0

Height: 6-0 Weight: 170 Birthday: 2/11/1987 Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas College: Notre Dame Acquired: 2009 MLS SuperDraft 1st Round (#8) Sporting KC captain Matt Besler is in his eighth season at his hometown club. He has earned MLS Best XI (2012-13), MLS All-Star (2011, 2013-16), MLS Defender of the Year (2012) and MLS Breakout Player of the Year (2012) honors since being selected in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft out of the University of Notre Dame. Besler ranks fifth in Sporting KC history with 237 appearances across all competitions. A regular staple of the team’s backline, he has started 205 of 211 MLS matches (including playoffs) and landed club Defender of the Year honors four times (2011-13, 2015).

Besler has earned 37 caps for the United States Men’s National Team since debuting in January 2013. He featured in four matches at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, becoming the first Kansan to play in the quadrennial tournament, as the U.S. advanced to the Round of 16. He also helped the U.S. win the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, starting all three matches in the knockout stage. He joined the U.S. squad for the 2016 Copa America Centenario, starting two matches, and scored his first international goal at St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Sept. 2, the same day his firstborn daughter Parker Rhea was born in Kansas City.

MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

199

193

17402

3

11

37

9

178

96

6

1

27

2

2

5

KC - Postseason

12

12

1170

0

0

2

0

14

9

1

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

211

205

18,572

3

11

39

9

192

105

7

1

27

2

2

5

8


Sporting KC Game Notes | Oct. 19, 2016 vs. Central FC | Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League #12 | D | NUNO ANDRE COELHO | @nunoacoelho12 SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

22

20

1618

1

1

MLS Postseason

0

0

0

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

0

0

0

0

0

International

1

0

23

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

23

20

1641

1

1

Height: 6-4 Weight: 181 Hometown: Penafiel, Portugal Last Club: Balikesirspor (Turkey) Acquired: Signed on 1/26/2016

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 1, Mar. 6, 2016, KC at SEA Assists 1, Aug. 20, 2016, KC vs VAN Shots on Goal 1, 3 times, last: Sept. 9, 2016, KC vs HOU Shots 3, Mar. 6, 2016, KC at SEA Fouls Committed 1, 4 times, last: Sept. 9, 2016, KC vs HOU Fouls Suffered 2, 4 times, last: Apr. 27, 2016, KC at VAN Last Regular Season... Appearance Oct. 1, 2016, KC at NE Goal Mar. 6, 2016, KC at SEA Assist Aug. 20, 2016, KC vs VAN 2016 Record when: he starts 8-9-3 he scores 1-0-0

Birthday: 1/7/1986

Sporting KC signed Nuno André Coelho in January 2016. The center back has played more than 160 matches during a 12-year career in Europe, including seven appearances in the UEFA Champions League with Portuguese clubs SC Braga and FC Porto. Coelho most recently played for Balikesirspor of the Turkish Super Lig during the 2014-15 season. He scored a game-winning goal in his MLS debut as Sporting KC beat Seattle Sounders FC 1-0 on March 6.

spent 2006-07 on loan at Standard Liege of the Belgian first division.

A native of Portugal, Coelho made his professional debut at age 18 with FC Porto B. Between 2006 and 2009, FC Porto loaned Coelho to Portuguese clubs FC Maia (2006), Portimonense SC (2007-08) and CF Estrela da Amadora (2008-09). Coelho

During his final campaign at FC Porto in 2009-10, Coelho helped his club win the Taça de Portugal, the country’s premier knockout competition. After moving to Sporting Clube de Portugal in 2010, he joined SC Braga in 2011 and helped the club finish third in the 2011-12 Primiera Liga. Coelho’s performances earned him a training stint with the Portuguese national team in September 2012. Coelho’s 2012-13 campaign was highlighted by six starts in the UEFA Champions League and a 2013 Taça da Liga title, Braga’s first domestic cup since 1966.

MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

22

20

1618

1

1

18

3

4

12

0

0

2

0

1

1

MLS - TOTAL

22

20

1618

1

1

18

3

4

12

0

0

2

0

1

1

#11 | M | BRAD DAVIS | @Brad_Davis11 SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

24

14

1300

2

1

MLS Postseason

0

0

0

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

2

0

62

1

0

International

1

1

90

0

1

ALL COMPETITIONS

27

15

1452

3

2

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 3, June 21, 2007, HOU vs CHV Assists 3, April 11, 2011, HOU vs VAN Shots on Goal 5, June 21, 2007, HOU vs CHV Shots 6, 2 times, last: June 2, 2010, HOU at NY Fouls Committed 5 Sept. 23, 2006, HOU at CLB Fouls Suffered 5, 5 times, last: Aug. 20, 2016, KC vs VAN Last Regular Season... Appearance Sept. 24, 2016, KC at SJ Goal May 1, 2016, KC vs LA Assist Aug. 13, 2016, KC at DAL 2016 Record when: he starts 3-8-3 he scores 1-0-1

Height: 5-11 Weight: 165 Birthday: 11/8/1981 Hometown: St. Charles, Missouri College: Saint Louis Last Club: Houston Dynamo Acquired: Trade with Houston Dynamo on 1/7/2016 U.S. international midfielder Brad Davis joined Sporting KC in January 2016. He has recorded 60 goals and 132 assists (including postseason) during a 15-year MLS career highlighted by 2006 and 2007 MLS Cup championships, 2011 MLS Best XI honors and six MLS All-Star selections. His 392 regular season appearances are second most in MLS history among field players, while his 123 assists rank third all-time. On April 17, he became the fifth player in MLS history to reach 400 career MLS appearances (including playoffs).

assists (104). In addition to winning two MLS Cups, Davis led Houston to seven playoff trips between 2006-2015, including four MLS Cup appearances in 2006, 2007, 2011 and 2012. Davis has reached double figures in assists in six of the last seven seasons since 2009 and seven times overall, a feat matched only by Landon Donovan. Davis has earned 17 caps with four assists for the U.S. Men’s National Team since debuting in 2005. He made his lone World Cup appearance with a start against eventual champion Germany on June 26, 2014.

A native of St. Charles, Missouri, Davis ends his 10-year stay in Houston as the Dynamo’s all-time leader in regular season games played (271), starts (252) and MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

24

14

1300

2

1

34

11

10

27

5

56

0

0

1

0

MLS - Regular Season

392

339

29577

57

123

591

243

416

523

64

1271

37

4

14

40

MLS - Postseason

27

26

2376

3

9

36

14

37

44

6

92

2

0

1

3

MLS - TOTAL

419

365

31953

60

132

627

257

453

567

70

1363

39

4

15

43

9


Sporting KC Game Notes | Oct. 19, 2016 vs. Central FC | Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League #14 | F | DOM DWYER | @Ddwyer14 SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

112

96

8682

52

8

MLS Postseason

8

5

492

2

0

U.S. Open Cup

10

9

810

5

1

International

9

2

314

2

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

139

112

10298

61

9

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 2, 9 times, last: Aug. 13, 2016, KC at DAL Assists 1, 8 times, last: Sept. 18, 2016, KC vs LA Shots on Goal 5, 2 times, last: Sept. 9, 2016, KC vs HOU Shots 9, Sept. 9, 2016, KC vs HOU Fouls Committed 6, 2 times, last: July 31, 2016, KC vs POR Fouls Suffered 9, Apr. 19, 2014, KC vs MTL Last Regular Season... Appearance Oct. 16, 2016, KC at RSL Goal Oct. 1, 2016, KC at NE Assist Sept. 18, 2016, KC vs LA 2016 Record when: he starts 12-11-7 he scores 5-3-4

Height: 5-9 Weight: 180 Birthday: 7/30/1990 Hometown: London, England College: South Florida Acquired: 2012 MLS SuperDraft 1st Round (#16) Dom Dwyer has scored 61 goals for Sporting KC in all competitions, second most in team history, since being taken in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft (16th overall). He set a single-season club record with 22 MLS goals in 2014 and has become the first player in Kansas City history to score at least 12 goals in three straight regular seasons. A 2014 MLS All-Star, Dwyer has scored 83 goals in all competitions since the start of 2013, 61 for Sporting KC and 22 for former USL affiliate Orlando City SC. Last

season he claimed Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Golden Boot honors with five goals in the tournament, including a single-game club record four goals against FC Dallas in the Round of 16. Dwyer won national championships at Tyler (Texas) Junior College in 2009 and 2010, earning national junior college player of the year honors after scoring 37 times as a sophomore. He moved to South Florida in 2011, netting 16 goals in 21 games.

MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

112

96

8682

52

8

354

139

202

233

97

2

21

1

11

3

KC - Postseason

8

5

492

2

0

23

9

18

14

7

0

1

0

1

0

MLS - TOTAL

120

101

9174

54

8

377

148

220

247

104

2

22

1

12

3

#4 | D | KEVIN ELLIS | @Kev_Ellis4 SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

62

52

4849

5

5

MLS Postseason

2

2

210

1

0

U.S. Open Cup

10

9

867

0

0

International

6

6

540

2

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

80

69

6466

8

5

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 1, 5 times, last: Sept. 24, 2016, KC at SJ Assists 1, 5 times, last: Oct. 1, 2016, KC at NE Shots on Goal 2, Oct. 25, 2015, KC vs LA Shots 3, Oct. 25, 2015, KC vs LA Fouls Committed 4, Apr 25, 2015, KC at HOU Fouls Suffered 3, Aug. 8, 2015, KC at TOR Last Regular Season... Appearance Oct. 16, 2016, KC at RSL Goal Sept. 24, 2016, KC at SJ Assist Oct. 1, 2016, KC at NE 2016 Record when: he starts 3-3-3 he scores 1-0-0

Height: 5-9 Weight: 160 Birthday: 6/30/1991 Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri College: Barton County Community College Acquired: Signed as Homegrown on 2/18/2011 Sporting KC’s second Homegrown Player in club history, Kevin Ellis is coming off a 2015 campaign in which he set regular season career-highs with 27 games played and four goals, the most by any MLS defender last year. He added another goal in the MLS Cup Playoffs and finished 2015 with starts in 32 of 33 appearances across all competitions. On April 2, he became the first Sporting KC Homegrown Player to reach 50 career regular season appearances.

Now in his sixth MLS season, Ellis developed in the Sporting KC Academy while attending Oak Park High School before playing at Barton County Community College from 2009-10. He scored his first goal for the club in the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals against eventual champion Cruz Azul (Mexico).

MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

62

52

4849

5

5

24

10

65

42

2

0

9

0

2

3

KC - Postseason

2

2

210

1

0

1

1

3

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

64

54

5059

6

5

25

11

68

43

2

0

10

0

2

3

10


Sporting KC Game Notes | Oct. 19, 2016 vs. Central FC | Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League #27 | M | ROGER ESPINOZA SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

159

139

12323

4

20

MLS Postseason

7

6

455

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

13

11

1234

0

2

International

3

2

232

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

182

158

14244

4

22

Height: 5-11 Weight: 170 Hometown: Aurora, Colorado College: Ohio State Last Club: Wigan Athletic (England) Acquired: Signed on 1/6/2015

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 1, 4 times, last: Sept. 9, 2016, KC vs HOU Assists 1, 20 times, last: Sept. 9, 2016, KC vs HOU Shots on Goal 2, 7 times, last: July 10, 2016, KC vs NYC Shots 6, May 15, 2016, KC vs ORL Fouls Committed 5, May 1, 2016, KC vs LA Fouls Suffered 6, 2 times, last: Oct. 16, 2016, KC at RSL Last Regular Season... Appearance Oct. 16, 2016, KC at RSL Goal Sept. 9, 2016, KC vs HOU Assist Sept. 9, 2016, KC vs HOU 2016 Record when: he starts 12-10-7 he scores 0-0-1

Birthday: 10/25/1986

Roger Espinoza played five seasons in Kansas City from 2008-12 before moving abroad to Wigan Athletic FC. After a two-year stint in the English Premier League and English Championship, Espinoza returned to Sporting KC in 2015 and tallied a career-high four MLS assists. His 2015 campaign was cut short due to a left foot injury sustained in early August, but he has returned to the fold as a regular starter in 2016.

U.S. Open Cup title that season. He has made 182 appearances for the club in all competitions, tallying four goals and 22 assists over seven seasons. In two years at Wigan Athletic, he logged 57 appearances, including eight in the UEFA Europa League, and started in the club’s 2013 FA Cup Final victory over Manchester City.

Espinoza has earned 49 caps for the Honduras Men’s National Team since debuting in 2009. He has competed in the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups as Espinoza was an MLS All-Star in 2012 and helped lead the club to the Lamar Hunt well as the 2012 Summer Olympics. MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

159

139

12323

4

20

162

43

248

218

10

14

32

6

1

4

KC - Postseason

7

6

455

0

0

4

1

7

7

1

0

2

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

166

145

12778

4

20

166

44

255

225

11

14

34

6

1

4

#10 | M | BENNY FEILHABER | @b_feilhaber22 SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

119

109

9585

23

37

MLS Postseason

6

6

604

0

3

U.S. Open Cup

9

9

810

3

6

International

9

8

592

1

3

ALL COMPETITIONS

143

132

11591

27

49

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 2, 2 times, last: Sept. 18, 2015, KC vs DAL Assists 2, 5 times, last: Sept. 24, 2016, KC at SJ Shots on Goal 3, 2 times, last: July 10, 2016, KC vs NYC Shots 5, 2 times, last: May 29, 2015, KC vs DAL Fouls Committed 6, Aug. 10, 2014, KC at VAN Fouls Suffered 6, 2 times, last: Sept. 23, 2015, KC at HOU Last Regular Season... Appearance Oct. 16, 2016, KC at RSL Goal Aug. 20, 2016, KC vs VAN Assist Oct. 1, 2016, KC at NE 2016 Record when: he starts 9-10-8 he scores 5-1-0

Height: 5-9 Weight: 160 Birthday: 1/19/1985 Hometown: Irvine, California College: UCLA Last Club: New England Revolution Acquired: Trade with New England Revolution on 12/11/2012 A six-year MLS veteran, Benny Feilhaber set professional career-highs in 2015 with 10 goals and 15 assists en route to an MLS MVP nomination. He was named MLS Player of the Month in April, earned MLS All-Star honors for the first time in his career and landed Sporting KC’s 2015 Most Valuable Player award after finishing with a club record 20 assists in all competitions. Feilhaber turned professional in 2005 with German club Hamburg after two seasons at UCLA. He moved to Derby County of the English Premier League in 2007 and Danish side AGF Aarhus in 2008 before signing with the New England

Revolution in 2011. He joined Sporting KC prior to the 2013 campaign and has made 143 appearances across all competitions for the club with 27 goals and 49 assists. Feilhaber has earned 41 caps for the United States Men’s National Team since debuting in 2007. He scored the game-winning goal on a volley in the 2007 Gold Cup Final against Mexico before competing at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He helped lead the U.S. to the final of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup and also made three appearances at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

119

109

9585

23

37

172

54

145

235

4

184

21

1

5

11

MLS - Regular Season

171

155

13778

28

46

250

81

212

376

6

255

29

3

5

12

KC - Postseason

6

6

604

0

3

15

1

9

17

2

0

1

0

0

1

MLS - TOTAL

177

161

14382

28

49

265

82

221

393

8

255

30

3

5

13

11


Sporting KC Game Notes | Oct. 19, 2016 vs. Central FC | Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League #22 | M | CONNOR HALLISEY | @c_hallisey SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

30

18

1588

0

2

MLS Postseason

0

0

0

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

6

4

373

0

0

International

3

3

261

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

39

25

2222

0

2

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 0 Assists 1, 2 times, last: Apr. 13, 2016, KC vs COL Shots on Goal 2, 2 times, last: July 31, 2016, KC vs POR Shots 3, 4 times, last: July 31, 2016, KC vs POR Fouls Committed 1, 8 times, last: July 10, 2016, KC vs NYC Fouls Suffered 3, July 31, 2016, KC vs POR Last Regular Season... Appearance Sept. 9, 2016, KC vs HOU Goal N/A Assist Apr. 13, 2016, KC vs COL 2016 Record when: he starts 6-3-3 he scores 0-0-0

Height: 5-9 Weight: 158 Birthday: 2/9/1993 Hometown: Granite Bay, California College: California Acquired: 2015 MLS SuperDraft 1st Round (#10) Sporting KC selected midfielder Connor Hallisey with the 10th overall pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft out of the University of California. He logged 17 appearances with one assist in all competitions as a rookie last year and has started 17 of 22 appearances in 2016, tallying one assist.

A former member of the United States U-18 Men’s National Team, Hallisey played four seasons at Cal (2011-14), recording 12 goals and 19 assists in 72 career games. As a senior in 2014, he was an NCAA Division I Men’s Second Team All-American, starting 19 matches with nine goals and 12 assists as a MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist.

MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

30

18

1588

0

2

26

11

8

13

2

5

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

30

18

1588

0

2

26

11

8

13

2

5

0

0

0

0

#13 | M | BENJI JOYA | @benjijoya54 SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

0

0

0

0

0

MLS Postseason

0

0

0

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

0

0

0

0

0

International

0

0

0

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

0

0

0

0

0

Height: 5-8 Weight: 145 Hometown: San Jose, California Last Club: Club Necaxa (Mexico) Acquired: Signed on 9/15/16

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 1, Mar. 9, 2014, CHI at CHV Assists 0 Shots on Goal 2, Mar. 9, 2014, CHI at CHV Shots 2, 6 times, last: June 7, 2014, CHI vs SEA Fouls Committed 4, 3 times, last: June 4, 2014, CHI at COL Fouls Suffered 2, 5 times, last: June 7, 2014, CHI vs SEA Last Regular Season... Appearance July 23, 2014, CHI at SJ Goal Mar. 9, 2014, CHI at CHV Assist N/A 2016 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

Birthday: 9/22/1993

Sporting KC signed 23-year-old midfielder Benji Joya in September 2016. A native of San Jose, California, Joya signed for Mexican powerhouse Santos Laguna in 2011 at age 18. He quickly progressed through the club’s youth ranks and made his Liga MX debut with the senior team in September 2012. Santos Laguna loaned Joya to the Chicago Fire in 2014, where he started nine of 12 regular season appearances. The midfielder scored a goal just one minute into his MLS debut on March 9, coming off the bench in a 3-2 loss at Chivas USA. Joya spent

most of 2015 and 2016 on loan at Club Necaxa in the Mexican second division. At the international level, Joya featured extensively for the United States U-20s. He captained the side to a second-place finish at the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship and was a member of the U.S. squad at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey.

MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

12

9

651

1

0

16

3

16

12

1

1

2

0

0

0

12


Sporting KC Game Notes | Oct. 19, 2016 vs. Central FC | Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League #25 | GK | ALEC KANN | @akann90 SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

7

7

630

0

0

MLS Postseason

0

0

0

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

2

2

210

0

0

International

0

0

0

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

9

9

840

0

0

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals Allowed 3, 2 times, last: Sept. 9, 2016, KC vs HOU Saves 6, 2 times, last: Aug. 27, 2016, KC at PHI Last Regular Season... Appearance Sept. 9, 2016, KC vs HOU Shutout Aug. 20, 2016, KC vs VAN 2016 Record when: he starts 2-2-3

Height: 6-4 Weight: 190 Birthday: 8/8/1990 Hometown: Decatur, Georgia College: Furman Last Club: Chicago Fire Acquired: 2015 MLS Re-Entry Draft (#11) Sporting KC selected former Chicago Fire goalkeeper Alec Kann in Stage One of the 2015 MLS Re-Entry Draft. He spent most of last season with Chicago’s USL affiliate Saint Louis FC, recording 74 saves in 19 matches during the team’s inaugural campaign. He made six saves in his MLS debut on Oct. 25, 2015, against the New York Red Bulls. He made his Sporting KC debut in a 1-1 draw at Vancouver Whitecaps FC on April 27, then notched his first MLS shutout and win in a 1-0 result against the Portland Timbers on July 31.

A native of Decatur, Georgia, Kann joined Chicago ahead of the 2013 season from USL side Charleston Battery, where he began his professional career in 2012. The goalkeeper was loaned to the USL’s Charlotte Eagles in 2014 and made 57 saves across 17 appearances for the club. A four-year starter at Furman University, Kann posted a 37-16-10 record with 18 shutouts and a 1.00 goals against average in 65 starts during his college career.

MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

SHT

SVS

SO

GA

GAA

PG

PA

C

E

W

L

T

KC - Regular Season

7

7

630

28

17

2

11

1.57

0

0

0

0

2

2

3

MLS - TOTAL

8

8

720

36

23

2

13

1.63

1

1

0

0

2

3

3

#1 | GK | JON KEMPIN | @JonKempin21 SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

7

6

585

0

0

MLS Postseason

1

0

36

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

1

1

90

0

0

International

3

3

270

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

12

10

981

0

0

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals Allowed 3, 3 times, last: Sept. 13, 2015, KC at ORL Saves 3, Sept. 18, 2015, KC vs DAL Last Regular Season... Appearance Sept. 27, 2015, KC vs SEA Shutout N/A 2016 Record when: he starts 0-0-0

Height: 6-1 Weight: 170 Birthday: 4/8/1993 Hometown: Leawood, Kansas Last Club: Sporting Kansas City Academy Acquired: Signed as Homegrown on 8/31/2010 Goalkeeper Jon Kempin has made 12 appearances in all competitions for Sporting KC since becoming the club’s first Homegrown Player in 2010. The Overland Park, Kansas, native most recently made his MLS postseason debut in October 2015, making three saves in the longest penalty kick shootout in MLS history against the Portland Timbers.

to former USL affiliate OKC Energy FC before breaking into Sporting KC’s first team for his MLS and CONCACAF Champions League debuts.

At the beginning of 2015, Kempin was named to the United States Men’s National Team roster for the first time in his career to take part in manager Jurgen Klinsmann’s January Camp. He has also represented the U.S. at the U-14 Kempin played his first match for Sporting KC in the 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open through U-23 levels, last featuring for the U-23s in a friendly against Brazil in Cup, then spent most of 2013 on loan to Orlando City SC. He began 2014 on loan November 2015. MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

SHT

SVS

SO

GA

GAA

PG

PA

C

E

W

L

T

KC - Regular Season

7

6

585

24

11

0

12

1.85

0

1

0

0

2

3

1

KC - Postseason

1

0

36

1

0

0

1

2.50

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

MLS - TOTAL

8

6

621

25

11

0

12

1.74

0

1

0

0

2

3

2

13


Sporting KC Game Notes | Oct. 19, 2016 vs. Central FC | Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League #21 | M | JUSTIN MAPP | @jmapp21 SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

6

0

43

0

0

MLS Postseason

0

0

0

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

0

0

0

0

0

International

0

0

0

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

6

0

43

0

0

Height: 6-1 Weight: 160 Hometown: Brandon, Mississippi Last Club: Montreal Impact Acquired: Signed on 12/14/2015

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 2, 2 times, last: May 4, 2013, MTL at SJ Assists 2, 6 times, last: Aug. 24, 2013, MTL vs HOU Shots on Goal 4, Apr. 30, 2005, CHI at CLB Shots 6, Apr. 30, 2005, CHI at CLB Fouls Committed 4, Apr. 22, 2005, CHI at NY Fouls Suffered 8, Sept. 4, 2004, CHI vs DC Last Regular Season... Appearance July 16, 2016, KC at COL Goal May 4, 2013, MTL at SJ Assist July 27, 2014, MTL vs POR 2016 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

Birthday: 10/18/1984

Sporting KC signed midfielder Justin Mapp in December 2015, completing the first Free Agent signing in MLS history. A 14-year veteran, Mapp has recorded 23 goals and 70 assists in 324 MLS appearances (including postseason) since beginning his professional career with D.C. United in 2002. He made his Sporting KC debut as a second-half substitute against LA Galaxy on May 1.

All-Star (2005) and MLS Best XI (2006) honors. Following a stint with the Philadelphia Union from 2010-11, Mapp has played each of the previous four seasons with the Montreal Impact. In 2013 and 2014, Mapp tied MLS careerhighs with eight assists and helped Montreal win consecutive Canadian Championship titles, landing tournament MVP honors both times.

Mapp played for the Chicago Fire from 2003-10, where he won two Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cups (2003, 2006) and a Supporters’ Shield title (2003) to go with MLS

Mapp earned eight caps for the U.S. Men’s National Team between 2005 and 2007, including three games played at the 2007 Copa America in Venezuela.

MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

6

0

43

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

MLS - Regular Season

309

243

20390

22

65

351

138

178

432

63

379

12

0

7

18

MLS - Postseason

15

8

809

1

5

13

6

13

11

3

23

0

0

1

1

MLS - TOTAL

324

251

21199

23

70

364

144

191

443

66

402

12

0

8

19

#94 | D | JIMMY MEDRANDA | @jimmymedranda SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

40

30

2496

1

2

MLS Postseason

0

0

0

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

2

2

210

0

0

International

1

0

6

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

43

32

2712

1

2

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 1, July 10, 2016, KC vs NYC Assists 1, 2 times, last: July 3, 2016, KC vs CLB Shots on Goal 2, June 2, 2016, KC at LA Shots 4, 2 times, last: June 2, 2016, KC at LA Fouls Committed 4, 2 times, last: Sept. 24, 2016, KC at SJ Fouls Suffered 4, Mar. 15, 2014, KC vs DAL Last Regular Season... Appearance Oct. 1, 2016, KC at NE Goal July 10, 2016, KC vs NYC Assist July 3, 2016, KC vs CLB 2016 Record when: he starts 8-8-6 he scores 1-0-0

Height: 5-8 Weight: 150 Birthday: 2/7/1994 Hometown: Mosquera, Nariño, Colombia Last Club: Deportivo Pereira (Colombia) Acquired: Signed on 2/13/2014 Fullback Jimmy Medranda joined Sporting KC in August 2013 on loan from Colombian club Deportivo Pereira, making his MLS debut a month later. He signed permanently for Sporting KC in February 2014 and has played 43 games for the club across all competitions, including a career-high 29 appearances and 24 starts this season.

Medranda joined the Swope Park Rangers for a brief loan spell in March, where he started in the club’s inaugural match in the United Soccer League. He joined Deportivo Pereira’s youth system at age 12 before climbing the ladder to the senior team by age 17. He made 16 first team appearances for the club in two seasons, scoring twice.

MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

40

30

2496

1

2

51

9

51

24

1

6

8

1

1

1

MLS - TOTAL

40

30

2496

1

2

51

9

51

24

1

6

8

1

1

1

14


Sporting KC Game Notes | Oct. 19, 2016 vs. Central FC | Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League #29 | GK | TIM MELIA | @TimMelia28 SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

49

49

4410

0

0

MLS Postseason

1

1

84

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

5

5

480

0

0

International

1

1

90

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

56

56

5064

0

0

Height: 6-1 Weight: 190 Hometown: Great River, New York College: Lynn University Last Club: Chivas USA Acquired: Signed on 12/23/2014

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals Allowed 5, 2 times, last: Aug. 19, 2015, KC vs SJ Saves 7, 2 times, last: Oct. 16, 2015, KC at SJ Last Regular Season... Appearance Oct. 16, 2016, KC at RSL Shutout Oct. 16, 2016, KC at RSL 2016 Record when: he starts 10-11-5

Birthday: 5/15/1986

Major League Soccer’s reigning Comeback Player of the Year, Tim Melia was a breakout performer during his sixth MLS season after previously serving as a back-up goalkeeper at Real Salt Lake (2010-11) and Chivas USA (2012-14). He ended 2015 with nine clean sheets and a 15-8-5 record in all competitions as Sporting KC made its fifth straight playoff appearance. He also made two saves in a penalty shootout win over the Philadelphia Union in the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final.

average. He was a six-time member of the MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week and became the first goalkeeper in MLS history to record six shutouts in his first nine league matches for a new team. After a four-year college career with NCAA Division III program Lynn University (New York), Melia began his professional career in 2008 with the Rochester Rhinos of the USL First Division. After stints with Real Salt Lake and Chivas USA, he spent the latter half of 2014 as a League Pool Goalkeeper, earning emergency call-ups from Sporting KC, FC Dallas and D.C. United.

Among MLS goalkeepers, Melia finished third in 2015 with a 72.6 save percentage while also ranking in the top 10 in wins, shutouts and goals against MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

SHT

SVS

SO

GA

GAA

PG

PA

C

E

W

L

T

KC - Regular Season

49

49

4410

204

144

15

58

1.18

5

6

5

0

21

19

9

MLS - Regular Season

55

54

4849

236

162

15

72

1.34

6

7

5

1

21

23

10

KC - Postseason

1

1

84

4

2

0

1

1.07

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

56

55

4933

240

164

15

73

1.33

6

7

5

1

21

23

10

#93 | M | SONI MUSTIVAR | @billydougie SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

49

43

3843

0

2

MLS Postseason

1

1

120

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

7

7

604

1

0

International

2

2

154

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

59

53

4721

1

2

Height: 5-10 Weight: 170 Hometown: Aubervilliers, France Last Club: Petrolul Ploiesti (Romania) Acquired: Signed on 2/13/2015

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 0 Assists 2, Aug. 15, 2015, KC vs VAN Shots on Goal 1, Oct. 21, 2015, KC vs COL Shots 2, Aug. 8, 2015, KC at TOR Fouls Committed 4, 2 times, last: Sept. 9, 2016, KC vs HOU Fouls Suffered 3, 4 times, last: May 11, 2016, KC at COL Last Regular Season... Appearance Oct. 16, 2016, KC at RSL Goal N/A Assist Aug. 15, 2015, KC vs VAN 2016 Record when: he starts 10-9-4 he scores 0-0-0

Birthday: 2/12/1990

Soni Mustivar’s first season at Sporting KC in 2015 culminated in Co-Defender of the Year honors. The defensive midfielder had a 15-5-6 record as a starter in all competitions and led MLS during the regular season with more than six interceptions per 90 minutes played. Mustivar began his professional career as a teenager with SC Bastia in France’s Ligue 2 from 2008-10. He then moved to FC Petrolul Ploiesti and played three seasons in Romania’s Liga I, recording 61 league appearances in addition to eight

games in the UEFA Europa League. He started in Petrolul’s triumph in the 2013 Romanian Cup Final. Mustivar has earned 12 caps for the Haiti Men’s National Team since debuting in 2013. This year he has helped Haiti book a spot in the Copa America Centenario and featured in a pair of 2018 World Cup qualifiers. He was a youth international for France at the U-20 level and holds dual citizenship in both France and Haiti. He joined Haiti for the Copa America Centenario but did not appear in a game.

MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

49

43

3843

0

2

11

1

60

38

0

0

7

1

0

1

KC - Postseason

1

1

120

0

0

0

0

2

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

50

44

3963

0

2

11

1

62

41

0

0

7

1

0

1

15


Sporting KC Game Notes | Oct. 19, 2016 vs. Central FC | Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League #7 | D | CHANCE MYERS | @CR_Myers SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

147

114

10519

2

16

MLS Postseason

10

10

960

0

1

U.S. Open Cup

16

13

1197

2

2

International

2

2

119

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

175

139

12795

4

19

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 2, Apr. 27, 2013, KC vs POR Assists 1, 16 times, last: Mar. 12, 2016, KC vs VAN Shots on Goal 2, 2 times, last: Apr. 27, 2013, KC vs POR Shots 3, 3 times, last: July 3, 2013, KC vs VAN Fouls Committed 4, 6 times, last: Mar. 6, 2016, KC at SEA Fouls Suffered 4, May 12, 2012, KC at CHI Last Regular Season... Appearance Aug. 7, 2016, KC at POR Goal Apr. 27, 2013, KC vs POR Assist Mar. 12, 2016, KC vs VAN 2016 Record when: he starts 4-2-0 he scores 0-0-0

Height: 6-0 Weight: 165 Birthday: 12/7/1987 Hometown: Thousand Oaks, California College: UCLA Acquired: 2008 MLS SuperDraft (#1) Nine-year veteran Chance Myers enters 2016 as Sporting KC’s longest tenured player. The No. 1 overall selection in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft has played 175 matches for the club in all competitions, recording four goals and 19 assists from the right back position. He is one of four players in Sporting KC history, alongside Davy Arnaud, Kerry Zavagnin and Preki, to play nine seasons at the club.

back on the MLS Castrol Index. He led MLS with 91 successful crosses from open play between 2011 and 2013 before missing most of 2014 and half of 2015 with an Achilles injury. Myers featured for the United States at the U-18, U-20 and U-23 youth national teams and joined the senior team for the first time as a member of Jurgen Klinsmann’s January Camp in 2014.

Myers eclipsed 30 MLS appearances in both 2011 and 2012, and after making a career-high 31 MLS starts in 2013 (including playoffs), was the top-rated outside MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

147

114

10519

2

16

93

23

152

102

11

5

13

1

0

8

KC - Postseason

10

10

960

0

1

7

1

9

10

0

1

2

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

157

124

11479

2

17

100

24

161

112

11

6

15

1

0

8

#6 | M | PAULO NAGAMURA | @paulinhonag SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

94

79

6893

6

7

MLS Postseason

6

6

607

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

9

7

713

1

1

International

8

8

660

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

117

100

8873

7

8

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 2, 2 times, last: Aug. 15, 2015, KC vs VAN Assists 1, 21 times, last: Sept. 24, 2016, KC at SJ Shots on Goal 4, May 13, 2006, LA vs RSL Shots 6, Aug. 15, 2015, KC vs VAN Fouls Committed 6, Sept. 13, 2007, CHV vs LA Fouls Suffered 6, May 13, 2006, LA vs RSL Last Regular Season... Appearance Oct. 16, 2016, KC at RSL Goal Aug. 15, 2015, KC vs VAN Assist Sept. 24, 2016, KC at SJ 2016 Record when: he starts 1-2-2 he scores 0-0-0

Height: 5-8 Weight: 155 Birthday: 3/2/1983 Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil Last Club: Chivas USA Acquired: Trade with Chivas USA on 11/29/2011 A 12-year MLS veteran, Paulo Nagamura joined Sporting Kansas City in 2012 and has since tallied seven goals and eight assists in 117 matches across all competitions. The 33-year-old midfielder has played a pivotal role in Sporting KC’s three major championships over the last four seasons, converting penalty kicks in shootouts of the 2012 and 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cups as well as the 2013 MLS Cup and the 2015 Western Conference Knockout Round. Nagamura played 120 minutes in each cup final victory.

A native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Nagamura began his career with Sao Paulo FC and English Premier League side Arsenal FC. He moved to the United States in 2005 to play for the LA Galaxy, where he won the MLS Cup and U.S. Open Cup in his first season. He also played for Toronto FC (2007) and Chivas USA (2007-11), becoming an MLS All-Star in 2009. A two-time MLS Cup champion and three-time U.S. Open Cup winner, he has started 238 of 267 career MLS appearances (including postseason).

MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

94

79

6893

6

7

107

27

124

75

9

3

19

0

2

1

MLS - Regular Season

251

223

19661

15

21

247

78

370

284

13

20

59

2

6

6

KC - Postseason

6

6

607

0

0

11

2

10

7

1

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - Postseason

16

15

1516

0

0

20

7

26

31

2

0

4

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

267

238

21177

15

21

267

85

396

315

15

20

63

2

6

6

16


Sporting KC Game Notes | Oct. 19, 2016 vs. Central FC | Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League #16 | M | LAWRENCE OLUM | @OmoshLaw13 SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

86

57

5245

5

3

MLS Postseason

2

1

202

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

10

8

829

0

1

International

6

5

451

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

104

71

6727

5

4

Height: 6-2 Weight: 185 Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya College: Missouri Baptist Last Club: Kedah FA (Malaysia) Acquired: Signed on 12/9/2015

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 1, 5 times, last: June 19, 2016, KC vs DAL Assists 1, 3 times, last: Apr. 27, 2016, KC at VAN Shots on Goal 1, 10 times, last: July 31, 2016, KC vs POR Shots 3, Sept. 21, 2013, KC at TOR Fouls Committed 3, 2 times, last: Oct. 26, 2013, KC at PHI Fouls Suffered 2, 2 times, last: Apr. 17, 2016, KC at DAL Last Regular Season... Appearance Aug. 13, 2016, KC at DAL Goal June 19, 2016, KC vs DAL Assist Apr. 27, 2016, KC at VAN 2016 Record when: he starts 6-7-4 he scores 1-1-0

Birthday: 7/10/1984

Lawrence Olum returns to Sporting KC in 2016 after previously playing for the club from 2011-2014. He has made 104 appearances for the team in all competitions with five goals and four assists. The defensive midfielder played 112 minutes in the 2013 MLS Cup victory over Real Salt Lake and set MLS career-highs in 2014 with 25 appearances and 21 starts. He rejoins Sporting KC after helping Kedah FA win the 2015 Malaysia Premier League title.

Olum has earned four caps for the Kenya Men’s National Team since debuting for the Harambee Stars in May 2014. He most recently played for Kenya in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Zambia last September. After a four-year college career at Missouri Baptist University, Olum had lower-division spells at the Portland Timbers (2007-08), Minnesota Thunder (2009), Austin Aztex (2010) and Orlando City SC (2011) before joining Sporting KC in September 2011.

MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

86

57

5245

5

3

37

10

55

15

4

0

16

0

4

0

KC - Postseason

2

1

202

0

0

3

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

88

58

5447

5

3

40

10

55

16

4

0

16

0

4

0

#3 | D | IKE OPARA | @ikeopara SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

51

39

3632

6

3

MLS Postseason

3

0

16

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

2

2

210

0

0

International

6

6

540

1

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

62

47

4398

7

3

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 1, 9 times, last: July 10, 2016, KC vs NYC Assists 1, 3 times, last: Sept. 24, 2016, KC at SJ Shots on Goal 2, 3 times, last: Mar. 22, 2014, KC vs SJ Shots 3, 2 times, last: Mar. 22, 2014, KC vs SJ Fouls Committed 5, May 11, 2016, KC at COL Fouls Suffered 3, Apr. 13, 2016, KC vs COL Last Regular Season... Appearance Oct. 16, 2016, KC at RSL Goal July 10, 2016, KC vs NYC Assist Sept. 24, 2016, KC at SJ 2016 Record when: he starts 5-7-4 he scores 1-0-0

Height: 6-2 Weight: 180 Birthday: 2/21/1989 Hometown: Durham, North Carolina College: Wake Forest Last Club: San Jose Earthquakes Acquired: Trade with San Jose Earthquakes on 12/12/2012 Seventh-year veteran Ike Opara is in his fourth season as a member of Sporting KC. He enjoyed a sensational first month of the 2015 campaign, scoring two goals, leading MLS in interceptions and earning an MLS Player of the Month nomination, before suffering a season-ending Achilles rupture in April. He made his 2016 debut on April 9 in a 2-0 win against the New York Red Bulls, his first MLS appearance in nearly a year, and has featured regularly along the back line since then.

Sporting KC’s 2013 Newcomer of the Year, Opara appeared in 18 MLS matches during the club’s MLS Cup-winning campaign. He scored four goals in 2013 across all competitions and featured in three of Sporting KC’s playoff matches. A season-ending ankle injury limited him to three MLS appearances in 2014. Opara represented the United States at the U-23 level during the 2012 CONCACAF Men’s Qualifying Tournament. The San Jose Earthquakes selected him in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft as a Generation adidas signing, and he played 36 MLS matches for the team over three seasons.

MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

51

39

3632

6

3

39

17

57

21

2

0

7

1

3

2

MLS - Regular Season

86

61

5784

9

3

60

24

86

38

7

1

9

1

4

2

KC - Postseason

3

0

16

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - Postseason

4

0

94

0

0

1

0

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

90

61

5878

9

3

61

24

87

40

7

1

9

1

4

2

17


Sporting KC Game Notes | Oct. 19, 2016 vs. Central FC | Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League #37 | F | JACOB PETERSON | @jacob__peterson SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

108

65

5922

13

7

MLS Postseason

6

3

263

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

14

9

842

1

3

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 1, 22 times, last: Sept. 18, 2016, KC vs LA Assists 1, 17 times, last: May 15, 2016, KC vs ORL Shots on Goal 3, 2 times, last: Aug. 20, 2016, KC vs VAN Shots 5, 2 times, last: Sept. 18, 2016, KC vs LA Fouls Committed 3, May 12, 2013, KC at HOU Fouls Suffered 5, Oct. 16, 2010, TOR vs CLB

International

6

3

359

1

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

134

80

7386

15

10

Height: 5-10 Weight: 165 Hometown: Portage, Michigan College: Indiana Last Club: San Jose Earthquakes Acquired: Signed on 1/19/2012

Last Regular Season... Appearance Oct. 1, 2016, KC at NE Goal Sept. 18, 2016, KC vs LA Assist May 15, 2016, KC vs ORL 2016 Record when: he starts 7-6-5 he scores 4-0-2

Birthday: 1/27/1986

An 11-year MLS veteran, Jacob Peterson has 22 goals and 17 assists in 246 NCAA Division I National Championship (2003-04), Canadian Championship regular season appearances over the course of his professional career. Now in his (2010-11), U.S. Open Cup (2012) and MLS Cup (2013). fifth season with Sporting KC, he has contributed 15 goals and 10 assists in 134 games for the club across all competitions. As a youth, Peterson represented the United States at the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championships and the 2005 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He played for MLS clubs Peterson is one of only two players in MLS history, alongside former Kansas City Colorado Rapids (2006-09), Toronto FC (2010-11) and the San Jose Earthquakes defender Nick Garcia, to be a member of teams that won each of the following: (2011) before joining Sporting KC in 2012. MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

108

65

5922

13

7

123

49

47

59

12

4

4

1

6

2

MLS - Regular Season

246

147

13208

22

17

237

91

92

139

28

64

9

1

9

6

KC - Postseason

6

3

263

0

0

1

0

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - Postseason

9

5

424

0

0

1

0

2

4

1

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

255

152

13632

22

17

238

91

94

143

29

64

9

1

9

6

# 39 | F | CAMERON PORTER | @Cam39Porter SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

2

0

32

0

0

MLS Postseason

0

0

0

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

0

0

0

0

0

International

3

2

144

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

5

2

176

0

0

Height: 6-1 Weight: 175 Hometown: Centerville, OH College: Princeton Last Club: Montreal Impact Acquired: Signed on 7/12/2016

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 0 Assists 0 Shots on Goal 0 Shots 1, Mar. 7, 2015, MTL at DC Fouls Committed 0 Fouls Suffered 2, Mar. 7, 2015, MTL at DC Last Regular Season... Appearance July 31, 2016, KC vs POR Goal N/A Assist N/A 2016 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

Birthday: 5/23/1993

Sporting KC acquired 23-year-old forward Cameron Porter from the Montreal Impact on July 12. Montreal selected Porter with the 45th overall pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft. He played five matches during his rookie campaign, including two MLS appearances and three games in the CONCACAF Champions League knockout stage.

before a crowd of 38,104 at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, sent the Impact to the semifinals and allowed the club to eventually finish runners-up in the tournament. Porter suffered an ACL tear to his left knee two weeks later and missed the remainder of the 2015 season. He made his Sporting KC debut in a 3-0 win over Seattle Sounders FC on July 24, 2016.

Porter scored one of Montreal’s most important goals in club history on March 4, Porter played collegiately at Princeton University from 2011-2014, recording 31 2015, netting a 94th-minute equalizer against Mexican side CF Pachuca in the goals and 13 assists in 67 appearances. The college star led the NCAA with 15 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals. His first professional tally, scored goals during his final college season. MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

2

0

32

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

4

1

71

0

0

1

0

0

3

1

0

0

0

0

0

18


Sporting KC Game Notes | Oct. 19, 2016 vs. Central FC | Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League #9 | F | DIEGO RUBIO | @DiegoRubo_ SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

15

3

330

1

0

MLS Postseason

0

0

0

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

2

1

86

1

1

International

3

3

270

1

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

20

7

686

3

1

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 1, Apr. 27, 2016, KC at VAN Assists 0 Shots on Goal 1, 2 times, last: Aug. 7, 2016, KC at POR Shots 4, 2 times, last: July 10, 2016, KC vs NYC Fouls Committed 3, 2 times, last: July 10, 2016, KC vs NYC Fouls Suffered 5, July 10, 2016, KC vs NYC

Height: 5-11 Weight: 170 Birthday: 5/15/1993 Hometown: Santiago, Chile Last Club: Real Valladolid (Spain) Acquired: Signed on loan from Real Valladolid as Young Designated Player on 3/8/2016 Sporting KC acquired 23-year-old Chilean striker Diego Rubio in March 2016 after he recorded 37 goals and 15 assists during a five-year professional stint in South America and Europe. The forward joins Sporting KC from Real Valladolid of the Spanish Segunda Division, where he made 14 appearances during the 2015-16 season. A native of Santiago, Chile, he made his Sporting KC debut on April 2 against Real Salt Lake and scored his first goal on April 27 at Vancouver. He scored the game-winner in the 109th minute of Sporting KC’s 2-1 victory over Minnesota United FC in the U.S. Open Cup Round of 32 on June 15, then opened his CONCACAF Champions League scoring account on Sept. 13 vs. Vancouver. Rubio completed his permanent transfer to Sporting KC in September.

Last Regular Season... Appearance Oct. 1, 2016, KC at NE Goal Apr. 27, 2016, KC at VAN Assist N/A 2016 Record when: he starts 1-1-1 he scores 0-0-1

Rubio played for 18-time Primeira Liga champion Sporting Clube de Portugal from 2011-2015, scoring 22 goals in 52 games for the club’s reserve team Sporting B. He also made 20 senior team appearances, including six in the 2011-12 UEFA Europa League as he helped the club advance to the tournament semifinals. Rubio has earned three caps for the Chile Men’s National Team since debuting at age 18 in a friendly against Paraguay in June 2011. He appeared in two additional friendlies against France and Mexico later that year before playing eight matches at the U-20 level in 2012 and 2013, including three starts at the 2013 South American Youth Football Championship.

MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

15

3

330

1

0

13

2

13

13

5

0

2

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

15

3

330

1

0

13

2

13

13

5

0

2

0

0

0

#15 | D | SETH SINOVIC | @ssinovic SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

132

127

11230

0

7

MLS Postseason

11

11

1045

2

0

U.S. Open Cup

10

10

898

0

2

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 0 Assists 1, 7 times, last: Sept. 6, 2014, KC at NY Shots on Goal 2, Mar. 15, 2014, KC vs DAL Shots 3, 2 times, last: Sept. 3, 2014, KC at NE Fouls Committed 5, 2 times, last: Sept. 23, 2015, KC at HOU Fouls Suffered 3, 6 times, last: Apr. 20, 2013, KC at LA

International

11

10

937

1

2

ALL COMPETITIONS

164

158

14110

3

11

Height: 5-10 Weight: 170 Hometown: Leawood, Kansas College: Creighton Last Club: New England Revolution Acquired: Signed on 5/10/2011

Last Regular Season... Appearance Oct. 16, 2016, KC at RSL Goal N/A Assist Sept. 6, 2014, KC at NY 2016 Record when: he starts 0-3-2 he scores 0-0-0

Birthday: 1/28/1987

A seven-year MLS veteran, Seth Sinovic has started 158 of 164 appearances in all competitions since joining Sporting KC from the New England Revolution in 2011. The left back played at least 30 regular season matches every year from 2012-2014, during which time Sporting KC conceded the fewest combined goals in MLS. A native of Leawood, Kansas, Sinovic scored his first professional goal in the 2012 MLS Cup Playoffs and notched the second of his career in the 2013 postseason as

Sporting KC won MLS Cup. He was named the club’s Defender of the Year in 2014. After a four-year college career at Creighton University, Sinovic was selected by New England with the 25th pick in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft. He made 20 MLS appearances as a rookie before moving to Sporting KC in 2011.

MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

132

127

11230

0

7

66

18

155

87

3

0

20

0

0

4

MLS - Regular Season

152

145

12810

0

7

73

19

168

97

3

0

23

0

0

4

KC - Postseason

11

11

1045

2

0

4

2

15

11

0

0

1

0

2

0

MLS - TOTAL

163

156

13855

2

7

77

21

183

108

3

0

24

0

2

4

19


Sporting KC Game Notes | Oct. 19, 2016 vs. Central FC | Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League #8 | M | GRAHAM ZUSI | @gzusi SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

193

154

14236

25

48

MLS Postseason

12

12

1169

0

6

U.S. Open Cup

12

10

968

3

3

International

8

8

690

0

3

ALL COMPETITIONS

225

184

17063

28

60

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 2, 3 times, last: Sept. 28, 2012, KC vs CHI Assists 2, 5 times, last: May 29, 2015, KC vs DAL Shots on Goal 3, 4 times, last: July 3, 2016, KC vs CLB Shots 6, May 15, 2016, KC vs ORL Fouls Committed 4, 2 times, last: Mar. 30, 2013, KC vs MTL Fouls Suffered 6, Oct. 26, 2013, KC at PHI Last Regular Season... Appearance Oct. 16, 2016, KC at RSL Goal July 3, 2016, KC vs CLB Assist July 24, 2016, KC vs SEA 2016 Record when: he starts 8-6-3 he scores 1-0-0

Height: 5-10 Weight: 160 Birthday: 8/18/1986 Hometown: Longwood, Florida College: Maryland Acquired: 2009 MLS SuperDraft 2nd Round (#23) An eight-year veteran for Sporting KC, Graham Zusi has garnered MLS All-Star (2012-15), MLS Best XI (2012-13) and MLS Breakout Player of the Year (2011) accolades in addition to receiving a 2012 MLS MVP nomination. He earned Sporting KC MVP honors from 2012-14 and is the only player to appear in every All-Star Game from 2011-2014. Zusi signed a long-term Designated Player contract in 2014. He has recorded 28 goals and 60 assists in 225 appearances for Sporting KC across all competitions since being drafted in 2008 out of the University of Maryland, where he won two national championships. He is second in club history with 60 total assists, while

his 410 chances created from 2011-2015 (including postseason) ranked third in MLS. Zusi has earned 41 caps for the United States Men’s National Team since debuting in January 2012, recording five goals and six assists. He played four matches at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, tallying two assists as the U.S. advanced out of the group stage. He played in his first CONCACAF Gold Cup last summer, starting two matches, and most recently scored in a World Cup qualifier against Guatemala on March 29. He played five games for the U.S. at the 2016 Copa America Centenario, scoring on June 7 in a 4-0 win over Costa Rica.

MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

193

154

14236

25

48

288

93

165

240

27

649

15

0

8

22

KC - Postseason

12

12

1169

0

6

21

1

19

23

1

58

1

0

0

3

MLS - TOTAL

205

166

15305

25

54

309

94

184

263

28

707

16

0

8

25

20


Game Guide: Sporting KC vs Central FC