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COLORADO RAPIDS vs. SPORTING KANSAS CITY

DICK’S SPORTING GOODS PARK, Commerce City, Colo. Sunday, March 17, 2019 (Week 3, MLS Game #35) 7 p.m. MT (Altitude; FS-KC)

COLORADO RAPIDS 2019 CAREER No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birthdate Birthplace GP GS G A GP GS G A GK 6-3 194 03/06/1979 North Brunswick, NJ 2 2 0 0 162 160 0 2 1 Tim Howard DF 5-9 164 12/11/1993 Harrisburg, PA 2 2 0 0 82 78 3 6 2 Keegan Rosenberry 3 Kofi Opare DF 6-2 190 10/12/1990 Mampong, Ghana 0 0 0 0 77 73 4 1 4 Danny Wilson DF 6-2 174 12/27/1991 Livingston, Scotland 2 1 0 0 25 23 0 1 5 Tommy Smith DF 6-2 181 03/31/1990 Macclesfield, England 0 0 0 0 33 33 4 3 6 Benny Feilhaber MF 5-9 163 01/19/1985 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2 2 1 0 238 214 38 56 FW 5-11 170 05/15/1993 Santiago, Chile 2 2 0 0 53 25 15 8 7 Diego Rubio MF 5-10 143 06/14/1987 Lund, Sweden 0 0 0 0 24 21 0 3 8 Johan Blomberg 10 Kellyn Acosta MF 5-10 150 07/24/1995 Plano, TX 2 2 0 1 131 105 11 16 12 Niki Jackson FW 6-1 175 08/25/1995 Vicksburg, MS 1 0 0 0 16 1 3 0 13 Sam Vines DF 5-10 150 05/31/1999 Colorado Springs, CO 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 15 Andre Rawls GK 6-2 182 12/20/1991 San Ramon, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 Dillon Serna MF 5-7 140 03/25/1994 Brighton, CO 2 2 0 1 93 50 9 7 Sam Raben DF 6-0 165 05/11/1997 Birmingham, AL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 19 Jack Price MF 5-7 152 12/19/1992 Shrewsbury, England 2 1 0 0 33 32 1 4 20 Nicolas Mezquida MF 5-6 150 01/21/1992 Paysandu, Uruguay 2 2 0 0 103 52 12 4 Nana Boateng MF 5-11 160 05/10/1994 Accra, Ghana 0 0 0 0 38 24 1 2 21 23 Kei Kamara FW 6-3 190 09/01/1984 Kenema, Sierra Leone 2 2 1 0 316 261 113 44 Kortne Ford DF 6-2 185 01/26/1996 Olathe, KS 0 0 0 0 35 33 1 0 24 26 Cole Bassett MF 5-11 148 07/28/2001 Littleton, CO 1 1 0 0 7 4 1 0 27 Deklan Wynne DF 5-10 165 03/20/1995 Johannesburg, South Africa 2 2 0 0 27 24 0 0 28 Sam Nicholson MF 5-9 157 01/20/1995 Edinburgh, Scotland 0 0 0 0 39 33 4 4 Matt Hundley FW 5-10 160 05/11/2000 Littleton, CO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 31 Clint Irwin GK 6-3 195 04/01/1989 Charlotte, NC 0 0 0 0 121 119 0 0 44 Axel Sjoberg DF 6-7 210 03/08/1991 Stockholm, Sweden 1 1 0 0 82 80 3 1 99 Andre Shinyashiki FW 5-9 150 06/11/1997 Sao Paulo, Brazil 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 HEAD  COACH  :  Anthony Hudson

03/11/1981 W8 L20 T8

SPORTING KANSAS CITY 2019 CAREER No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birthdate Birthplace GP GS G A GP GS G A GK 6-5 185 08/30/1995 Chula Vista, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Adrian Zendejas 2 Botond Barath DF 6-2 165 04/21/1992 Budapest, Hungary 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 DF 6-1 175 10/23/1996 Kigali, Rwanda 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 Abdul Rwatubyaye 4 Andreu Fontas DF 6-1 190 11/14/1989 Banyoles, Spain 1 1 0 0 3 2 0 0 5 Matt Besler DF 6-0 170 02/11/1987 Kansas City, MO 2 2 0 0 259 253 3 18 6 Ilie Sanchez MF 5-11 170 11/21/1990 Barcelona, Spain 2 2 1 0 69 69 5 6 FW 5-10 170 04/08/1990 Glasgow, Scotland 2 2 0 1 32 26 10 11 7 Johnny Russell 8 Graham Zusi MF 5-10 160 08/18/1986 Orlando, FL 2 2 0 0 254 214 28 63 FW 5-11 165 01/05/1989 Gyor, Hungary 2 2 1 0 60 36 13 10 9 Krisztian Nemeth 10 Yohan Croizet MF 5-10 170 02/15/1992 Sarrebourg, France 1 0 0 0 33 19 3 3 11 Kelyn Rowe MF 5-8 150 12/02/1991 Federal Way, WA 2 0 0 0 208 160 29 40 12 Gerso Fernandes FW 5-8 140 02/23/1991 Bissau, Guinea-Bissau 2 2 0 0 65 45 13 7 Gianluca Busio MF 5-7 135 05/28/2002 Greensboro, NC 1 1 0 0 8 2 1 1 13 15 Seth Sinovic DF 5-10 170 01/28/1987 Kansas City, MO 2 2 0 0 210 199 1 11 16 Graham Smith DF 6-3 185 11/25/1995 Highlands Ranch, CO 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 17 Roger Espinoza MF 5-11 170 10/25/1986 Puerto Cortes, Honduras 1 1 0 0 223 203 8 32 Eric Dick GK 6-5 205 10/03/1994 Roeland Park, KS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 19 Erik Hurtado FW 5-10 185 11/15/1990 Fredricksburg, VA 0 0 0 0 105 47 12 10 20 Daniel Salloi FW 6-1 150 07/19/1996 Siofok, Hungary 2 0 0 0 53 38 14 9 21 Felipe Gutierrez MF 5-7 145 10/08/1990 Quintero, Chile 2 2 0 0 22 20 7 2 DF 6-0 165 06/17/1988 San Jose, Costa Rica 0 0 0 0 203 160 24 29 22 Rodney Wallace 23 Tyler Freeman FW 5-10 150 01/09/2003 Overland Park, KS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 Gedion Zelalem MF 5-11 155 01/26/1997 Berlin, Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 Jaylin Lindsey DF 5-8 155 03/27/2000 Charlotte, NC 0 0 0 0 7 6 0 1 29 Tim Melia GK 6-1 190 05/15/1986 Great River, NY 2 2 0 0 123 122 0 0 75 Wan Kuzain MF 5-10 160 09/14/1998 Carbondale, IL 0 0 0 0 6 3 1 0 Jimmy Medranda DF 5-8 150 02/07/1994 Mosquera, Colombia 0 0 0 0 86 62 5 4 94 HEAD  COACH  :  Peter Vermes

11/21/1966 W134 L100 T82


COLORADO RAPIDS vs. SPORTING KANSAS CITY Sunday, March 17, 2019; Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, Colo., 7 p.m. MT REFEREES

2019 SEASON RECORDS Rapids at home

GP W-L-T PTS GF GA 2 0-1-1 1 3 5 1 0-0-1 1 3 3

Sporting on road

REFEREE: Allen Chapman. AR1 (bench): Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho; AR2 (opposite): Mike Kampmeinert; 4th: Guido Gonzales Jr.; VAR: Jorge Gonzalez; AVAR: Jonathan Johnson TEAM NEWS

2 1-1-0 3 3 2 1 0-1-0 0 1 2

SUSPENDED: none WARNINGS: SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: none SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: none

LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD ALL-TIME: Rapids 23 wins (3 shootout), 82 goals … Sporting 25 wins (1 shootout), 100 goals … Ties 14

DISABLED LIST: none INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none

AT COLORADO: Rapids 18 wins (2 shootout), 52 goals … Sporting 5 wins (1 shootout), 38 goals … Ties 9 LAST YEAR (MLS): 3/24: COL 2, KC 2 (Badji 5; Mason 8 -- Gutierrez 57; Rubio 91+) 5/5: KC 1, COL 0 (Salloi 16)

LAST LEAGUE MATCHES SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 2 COLORADO RAPIDS 0 Scoring Summary: SEA--Leerdam 2 (unassisted) 5 SEA--Ruidiaz 2 (unassisted) 8

UPCOMING MATCHES SPORTING RAPIDS Sat. Mar. 30 Montreal Sat. Mar. 23 at FC Dallas Sun. Apr. 7 at FC Cincinnati Sat. Mar. 30 Houston Sun. Apr. 14 Red Bulls Sat. Apr. 6 at Orlando City Sat. Apr. 20 at San Jose Wed. Apr. 10 Seattle

COLORADO RAPIDS--Tim Howard, Keegan Rosenberry, Danny Wilson, Deklan Wynne, Dillon Serna, Nicolas Mezquida (Niki Jackson 85), Benny Feilhaber, Jack Price, Kellyn Acosta (Andre Shinyashiki 77), Diego Rubio, Kei Kamara.

WHERE THE GOALS COME FROM SPORTING

RAPIDS

F 3 60

A 5 36

GOALS SCORED MINUTES PER GOAL

F 3 60

A 2 90

3 0 0 0

2 0 0 0

1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 2 0

0 2 0

HOW SCORED

2 1 0 0

RIGHT FOOT LEFT FOOT HEADERS OTHER

1 3 1 0

TYPE OF PLAY

2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1

OPEN PLAY CROSS CORNER REBOUND PENALTIES DIRECT FROM FREE KICK FREE KICK (INDIRECT) OWN GOALS

2 1 0

3 2 0

INSIDE GOAL AREA INSIDE PENALTY AREA OUTSIDE PENALTY AREA

SPORTING KANSAS CITY 2 PHILADELPHIA UNION 0 Scoring Summary: KC--Sanchez 1 (penalty kick) 11 KC--own goal (Elliott) 80 SPORTING KANSAS CITY--Tim Melia, Graham Zusi, Botond Barath, Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic, Gianluca Busio (Kelyn Rowe 78), Ilie Sanchez (Yohan Croizet 84), Felipe Gutierrez, Johnny Russell (Daniel Salloi 80), Krisztian Nemeth, Gerso Fernandes.

DISTANCE

(W-L-T) COL KC

RECORD AT HALFTIME LEAD TIED TRAIL 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-1 1-1-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

RECORD WITH FIRST GOAL SCORE ALLOW 0-0-1 0-1-0 1-1-0 0-0-0

THE LAST TIME Home win Road win Home loss Road loss Tie game Shutout for Shutout vs.

COLORADO RAPIDS Date Score (Gms since) 10/28/2018 COL 2, DAL 1 10/13/2018 COL 2, MIN 0 10/06/2018 COL 0, LFC 3 3/09/2019 COL 0, SEA 2 3/02/2019 COL 3, POR 3 10/21/2018 COL 0, SJ 0 3/09/2019 COL 0, SEA 2

GAME-BY-GAME: WON/LOST/TIED Rapids TL Sporting KC LW

(1) (2) (2) (0) (1) (3) (0)

SPORTING KANSAS CITY Date Score (Gms since) 3/10/2019 KC 2, PHI 0 (0) 10/21/2018 KC 3, DAL 0 (1) 7/28/2018 KC 2, DAL 3 (7) 3/03/2019 KC 1, LFC 2 (0) 10/06/2018 KC 1, LA 1 (5) 3/10/2019 KC 2, PHI 0 (0) 9/23/2018 KC 0, PHI 2 (7)

TEAM LEADERS RAPIDS G: 1 3 players tied A: 1 Acosta/Serna SHT: 8 Kamara SOG: 4 Kamara FC: 6 Feilhaber FS: 6 Mezquida/Rubio OF: 1 Mezquida/Shinyashiki C: 1 Feilhaber/Rosenberry E: 1 Sjoberg SPORTING G: 1 Nemeth/Sanchez A: 1 Russell SHT: 5 Gutierrez/Nemeth SOG: 2 Busio/Nemeth FC: 5 Espinoza/Zusi FS: 4 3 players tied OF: 2 Fernandes/Nemeth C: 2 Zusi E: 1 Espinoza

GOALSCORING RECORD GOALS SCORED IN GAME GP 0 1 2 3 4+ TOT AVG COL 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 1.50 KC 2 0 1 1 0 0 3 1.50 GOALS ALLOWED IN GAME GP 0 1 2 3 4+ TOT AVG COL 2 0 0 1 1 0 5 2.50 KC 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 1.00 GOALS BY INTERVALS GOALS SCORED Total 1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 COL 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 KC 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 GOALS ALLOWED Total 1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 COL 5 2 1 1 0 1 0 KC 2 0 0 0 1 0 1


2019 COLORADO RAPIDS STATISTICS (0-1-1, 1 pts.) UNF 99 6 23 17 10 44 26 4 27 7 19 2 20 12 1

POS F M F M M D M D D F M D M F G

PLAYER Andre Shinyashiki Benny Feilhaber Kei Kamara Dillon Serna Kellyn Acosta Axel Sjoberg Cole Bassett Danny Wilson Deklan Wynne Diego Rubio Jack Price Keegan Rosenberry Nicolas Mezquida Niki Jackson Tim Howard Own-goals received Opponent totals Team totals

GP 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2

GS 0 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 0 2

MIN 26 180 180 180 154 27 40 150 180 120 140 180 175 5 180

2 2

2 2

180 180

GP 2 2 2

GS 2 2 2

G 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3

A 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHT 4 4 8 2 4 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 3 0 0

SOG 3 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FC 1 6 3 0 5 1 0 1 0 4 0 4 4 0 0

FS 1 5 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 6 0 0

OFF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

CK 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

C 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

E 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 2

37 29

10 9

27 29

29 27

4 2

24 7

7 2

0 1

GAME-WINNING GOALS: None GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: None PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: None COLORADO RAPIDS GOALKEEPING UNF 1

POS G

GOALKEEPER Tim Howard Team totals Opponent totals

MIN SHTS 180 10 180 10 180 9

SV 6 6 6

GA 5 5 3

GAA 2.5 2.5 1.5

PG 0 0 0

PA 1 1 0

W 0 0 1

L 1 1 0

T 1 1 1

SO 0 0 1

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2019 SPORTING KANSAS CITY STATISTICS (1-1-0, 3 pts.) UNF 6 9 7 4 2 20 21 12 13 8 11 5 17 15 29 10

POS M F F D D F M F M M M D M D G M

PLAYER Ilie Sanchez Krisztian Nemeth Johnny Russell Andreu Fontas Botond Barath Daniel Salloi Felipe Gutierrez Gerso Fernandes Gianluca Busio Graham Zusi Kelyn Rowe Matt Besler Roger Espinoza Seth Sinovic Tim Melia Yohan Croizet Own-goals received Team totals Opponent totals

GP 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 1

GS 2 2 2 1 1 0 2 2 1 2 0 2 1 2 2 0

MIN 174 180 170 68 112 27 152 163 78 180 40 180 84 180 180 6

2 2

2 2

180 180

G 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2

A 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHT 4 5 2 0 0 0 5 0 4 3 1 0 1 2 0 0

SOG 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

FC 1 3 1 0 2 0 2 4 2 5 1 0 5 3 0 2

FS 4 1 4 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 0

OFF 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CK 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

C 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0

E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

1 2

27 29

9 11

31 21

21 31

4 6

6 12

8 4

1 1

GAME-WINNING GOALS: Ilie Sanchez 1 GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: None PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: Ilie Sanchez 1-1 SPORTING KANSAS CITY GOALKEEPING UNF 29

POS G

GOALKEEPER Tim Melia Team totals Opponent totals

GP 2 2 2

GS 2 2 2

MIN SHTS 180 11 180 11 180 9

SV 9 9 6

GA 2 2 3

GAA 1 1 1.5

PG 0 0 1

PA 1 1 1

W 1 1 1

L 1 1 1

T 0 0 0

SO 1 1 0

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COLORADO RAPIDS 2019 SCHEDULE DAY DATE Sat. Mar. Sat. Sun. Sat. Sat. Sat.

Mar. Mar. Mar. Mar. Apr.

Wed. Sat. Sat. Sat. Fri. Sat. Sun. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat. Sat. Fri. Thu. Sat. Sat.

Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. May May May May May June June June June July July July

Sat. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat.

July Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug.

Sat. Aug. Thu. Sun. Sat. Sun. Sun.

Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Oct.

OPPONENT 2 Portland 9 at Seattle 17 Sporting KC 23 at FC Dallas 30 Houston 6 at Orlando City SC 10 Seattle 13 D.C. United 20 at Chicago 27 at Atlanta 3 Vancouver 11 Real Salt Lake 19 at Los Angeles 25 Columbus 29 at Philadelphia 1 FC Cincinnati 8 Minnesota 22 at Vancouver 28 Los Angeles FC 4 New England 13 at Portland 20 New York City FC 27 at San Jose 3 Montreal 10 San Jose 14 at Minnesota 17 at Houston 24 at Real Salt Lake 31 at New York Red Bulls 12 Los Angeles 15 at Toronto FC 21 at Sporting KC 29 FC Dallas 6 at Los Angeles FC

RESULT T 3-3

ATT 12717

W-L-T 0-0-1

L 0-2

37725

0-1-1

POS PTS NOTES: 4 1 COL: Kamara (16) Feilhaber (46) Shinyashiki (94+); POR: Valeri (29) Blanco (46+) own goal (66) 9 1 SEA: Leerdam (5) Ruidiaz (8)

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SPORTING KANSAS CITY 2019 SCHEDULE DAY DATE Sun. Mar. Sun. Sun. Sat. Sun.

Mar. Mar. Mar. Apr.

Sun. Apr. Sat. Sat. Sun. Sun. Sat. Sun. Wed. Sat. Fri. Sun. Sat.

Apr. Apr. May May May May May June June June June

Wed. Sat. Sat. Sat. Fri.

July July July July July

Sun. Aug. Sat. Aug. Wed. Aug. Sat. Thu. Sat. Sat. Sun. Sat. Wed. Sun. Sun.

Aug. Aug. Aug. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Oct.

OPPONENT RESULT 3 at Los Angeles L 1-2 FC 10 Philadelphia W 2-0 17 at Colorado 30 Montreal 7 at FC Cincinnati 14 New York Red Bulls 20 at San Jose 27 New England 5 Atlanta 12 at D.C. United 18 Vancouver 26 Seattle 29 Los Angeles 1 at Houston 7 at Toronto FC 23 at Columbus 29 at Real Salt Lake 3 Los Angeles FC 6 Chicago 13 at Vancouver 20 FC Dallas 26 at New York City FC 4 at Seattle 10 Real Salt Lake 14 at Orlando City SC 17 San Jose 22 Minnesota 31 Houston 7 at Portland 15 at Los Angeles 21 Colorado 25 at Minnesota 29 Portland 6 at FC Dallas

ATT 22099

W-L-T 0-1-0

18738

1-1-0

POS PTS NOTES: 12 0 KC: Nemeth (16); LFC: Rossi (47) Diomande (94+) 7

3 KC: Sanchez (11) own goal (80);

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RAPIDS INDIVIDUAL HIGH GAMES (2019)

TEAM HIGH GAMES (2019)

Goals 1 Kei Kamara 1 Andre Shinyashiki 1 Benny Feilhaber Assists 1 Dillon Serna 1 Kellyn Acosta Shots 5 Kei Kamara Shots on Goal 2 Kei Kamara 2 Andre Shinyashiki 2 Kei Kamara Fouls Committed 4 Benny Feilhaber 4 Diego Rubio Fouls Suffered 5 Diego Rubio Offside 1 Nicolas Mezquida 1 Andre Shinyashiki Saves 5 Tim Howard Shots Faced 7 Tim Howard Goals Allowed 3 Tim Howard

Goals 3 03/02/2019 vs Assists 2 03/02/2019 vs Shots 15 03/09/2019 vs Shots on Goal 6 03/02/2019 vs Fouls Committed 18 03/09/2019 vs Fouls Suffered 14 03/09/2019 vs Corner Kicks 4 03/02/2019 vs Offside 2 03/02/2019 vs Saves 5 03/02/2019 vs Shots Faced 7 03/02/2019 vs Goals Allowed 3 03/02/2019 vs

03/02/2019 vs POR 03/02/2019 vs POR 03/02/2019 vs POR

T 3-3 T 3-3 T 3-3

03/02/2019 vs POR 03/02/2019 vs POR

T 3-3 T 3-3

03/09/2019 vs SEA

L 0-2

03/02/2019 vs POR 03/02/2019 vs POR 03/09/2019 vs SEA

T 3-3 T 3-3 L 0-2

03/09/2019 vs SEA 03/09/2019 vs SEA

L 0-2 L 0-2

03/09/2019 vs SEA

L 0-2

03/02/2019 vs POR 03/02/2019 vs POR

T 3-3 T 3-3

03/02/2019 vs POR

T 3-3

03/02/2019 vs POR

T 3-3

03/02/2019 vs POR

T 3-3

POR

T 3-3

POR

T 3-3

SEA

L 0-2

POR

T 3-3

SEA

L 0-2

SEA

L 0-2

POR

T 3-3

POR

T 3-3

POR

T 3-3

POR

T 3-3

POR

T 3-3

SPORTING KC INDIVIDUAL HIGH GAMES (2019)

TEAM HIGH GAMES (2019)

Goals 1 Krisztian Nemeth 1 Ilie Sanchez Assists 1 Johnny Russell Shots 4 Felipe Gutierrez 4 Ilie Sanchez 4 Gianluca Busio Shots on Goal 2 Krisztian Nemeth 2 Gianluca Busio Fouls Committed 5 Roger Espinoza Fouls Suffered 3 Roger Espinoza Offside 2 Krisztian Nemeth Saves 5 Tim Melia Shots Faced 6 Tim Melia Goals Allowed 2 Tim Melia

Goals 2 03/10/2019 at Assists 1 03/03/2019 at Shots 16 03/10/2019 at Shots on Goal 5 03/03/2019 at Fouls Committed 17 03/03/2019 at Fouls Suffered 11 03/03/2019 at Corner Kicks 6 03/10/2019 at Offside 3 03/10/2019 at Saves 5 03/10/2019 at Shots Faced 6 03/03/2019 at Goals Allowed 2 03/03/2019 at

03/03/2019 at LFC 03/10/2019 at PHI

L 1-2 W 2-0

03/03/2019 at LFC

L 1-2

03/10/2019 at PHI 03/10/2019 at PHI 03/10/2019 at PHI

W 2-0 W 2-0 W 2-0

03/03/2019 at LFC 03/10/2019 at PHI

L 1-2 W 2-0

03/03/2019 at LFC

L 1-2

03/03/2019 at LFC

L 1-2

03/10/2019 at PHI

W 2-0

03/10/2019 at PHI

W 2-0

03/03/2019 at LFC

L 1-2

03/03/2019 at LFC

L 1-2

TEAM LOW GAMES (2019) Shots 14 03/02/2019 vs Shots on Goal 3 03/09/2019 vs Fouls Committed 11 03/02/2019 vs Fouls Suffered 13 03/02/2019 vs Corner Kicks 3 03/09/2019 vs Offside 0 03/09/2019 vs Saves 1 03/09/2019 vs Shots Faced 3 03/09/2019 vs

POR

T 3-3

SEA

L 0-2

POR

T 3-3

POR

T 3-3

SEA

L 0-2

SEA

L 0-2

SEA

L 0-2

SEA

L 0-2

TEAM LOW GAMES (2019)

PHI

W 2-0

LFC

L 1-2

PHI

W 2-0

LFC

L 1-2

LFC

L 1-2

LFC

L 1-2

PHI

W 2-0

PHI

W 2-0

PHI

W 2-0

LFC

L 1-2

LFC

L 1-2

Shots 11 03/03/2019 at Shots on Goal 4 03/10/2019 at Fouls Committed 14 03/10/2019 at Fouls Suffered 10 03/10/2019 at Corner Kicks 0 03/03/2019 at Offside 1 03/03/2019 at Saves 4 03/03/2019 at Shots Faced 5 03/10/2019 at

LFC

L 1-2

PHI

W 2-0

PHI

W 2-0

PHI

W 2-0

LFC

L 1-2

LFC

L 1-2

LFC

L 1-2

PHI

W 2-0

SPORTING KC VS RAPIDS ALL-TIME REGULAR-SEASON RESULTS Rapids 23 wins, 85 goals Sporting KC 25 wins, 101 goals 14 ties 4/13/1996 5/5/1996 7/10/1996 8/7/1996 6/28/1997 8/28/1997 9/6/1997 9/26/1997 10/4/1997

KC 3 vs COL COL 4 vs KC KC 2 vs COL COL 4 vs KC KC 4 at COL KC 1 vs COL KC 2 at COL KC 5 vs COL COL 3 at KC

0 0 0 2 3 0 1 2 0

KC SOW

(KC) (D) (KC) (D) (D) (KC) (D) (KC) (KC)

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10/8/1997 5/31/1998 7/19/1998 8/8/1998 9/2/1998 4/17/1999 7/7/1999 9/10/1999 9/25/1999 4/1/2000 4/29/2000 8/2/2000 8/26/2000 9/16/2000 9/20/2000 9/24/2000 7/18/2001 8/12/2001 8/19/2001 3/23/2002 5/11/2002 9/14/2002 9/20/2002 7/4/2003 8/22/2003 9/13/2003 10/4/2003 11/4/2003 11/8/2003 5/1/2004 6/9/2004 9/10/2004 9/25/2004 4/2/2005 7/4/2005 7/8/2006 9/9/2006 5/19/2007 7/22/2007 4/5/2008 8/16/2008 3/28/2009 9/26/2009 4/10/2010 7/17/2010 5/28/2011 7/6/2011 10/30/2011 11/2/2011 5/19/2012 8/31/2013 3/29/2014 5/16/2015 6/27/2015 8/29/2015 10/21/2015 4/13/2016 5/11/2016 7/16/2016 4/9/2017 5/27/2017 3/24/2018 5/5/2018

COL 3 vs KC COL 2 vs KC KC 4 vs COL KC 3 vs COL COL 3 vs KC COL 2 vs KC COL 2 at KC COL 1 vs KC COL 1 at KC KC 3 vs COL KC 5 at COL KC 3 vs COL COL 1 vs KC KC 1 vs COL COL 0 vs KC KC 3 vs COL COL 0 vs KC COL 2 vs KC KC 3 vs COL KC 1 vs COL COL 2 vs KC COL 2 at KC COL 1 vs KC COL 3 vs KC KC 2 vs COL COL 1 vs KC KC 4 vs COL COL 1 vs KC KC 2 vs COL KC 2 vs COL KC 1 at COL COL 3 vs KC KC 1 vs COL KC 3 vs COL COL 2 vs KC COL 1 vs KC KC 4 vs COL COL 1 vs KC KC 2 vs COL KC 3 vs COL COL 2 vs KC COL 2 vs KC KC 0 vs COL KC 1 vs COL COL 1 vs KC COL 1 vs KC KC 1 vs COL KC 2 at COL KC 2 vs COL COL 2 vs KC KC 2 vs COL KC 3 at COL KC 0 vs COL KC 2 vs COL COL 2 vs KC COL 2 at KC COL 2 at KC COL 1 vs KC COL 1 vs KC KC 3 vs COL COL 1 vs KC COL 2 vs KC KC 1 vs COL

2 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 2 1 0 1 1 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0

COL SOW COL SOW COL SOW

(2OT) (2OT) (2OT) (2OT) (2OT)

(2OT) (2OT)

(D) (D) (KC) (KC) (D) (D) (KC) (D) (KC) (KC) (D) (KC) (D) (KC) (D) (KC) (D) (D) (KC) (KC) (D) (KC) (D) (D) (KC) (D) (KC) (D) (KC) (KC) (D) (D) (KC) (KC) (D) (D) (KC) (DS) (KC) (CA) (DS) (DS) (CA) (CA) (DS) (DS) (SP) (DS) (SP) (DS) (SP) (DS) (SP) (SP) (DS) (SP) (SP) (DS) (DS) (SP) (DS) (DS) (SP)

HEAD-TO-HEAD Rapids Category Goals Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Offsides Corner Kicks

1 32 330 130 439 92 150

2 50 407 152 481 78 149

Sporting KC

OT 0 5 2 2 1 0

Tot 82 742 284 922 171 299

1 36 374 148 394 87 142

2 64 495 211 408 86 166

OT 0 4 1 9 0 1

Tot 100 873 360 811 173 309

GOALS SCORED IN 15-MINUTE INTERVALS: COL KC

1-15

16-30

31-45

46-60

61-75

76-90

OT

Total

11 8

10 13

10 14

15 25

10 10

26 30

0 0

82 100

CAREER COACHING RECORDS: Peter Vermes Anthony Hudson

vs. COL vs. KC

6-6-6 0-1-1

(1.26 pts./game) (0.5 pts./game)

ALL-TIME SERIES LEADERS: Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Committed Fouls Suffered Wins Losses Shutouts Saves Goals Allowed

8 7 53 29 35 36 3 5 3 44 17

Rapids John Spencer Chris Henderson John Spencer John Spencer Pablo Mastroeni Chris Henderson 5 times Cannon/Hahnemann Scott Garlick Marcus Hahnemann Marcus Hahnemann

9 16 83 35 34 47 7 6 6 65 18

Sporting KC Klein/Radosavljevic Preki Preki Preki McKeon/Zavagnin Kerry Zavagnin Tony Meola Tim Melia Tony Meola Tony Meola Tony Meola

ALL-TIME SERIES GAME HIGHS: Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal

2 2 8 5

Fouls Committed

7

Fouls Suffered Shutouts Saves Goals Allowed

7 1 9 5

Rapids 8 players tied 6 players tied Mark Chung (09/14/02) John Spencer (08/22/03) Chris Martinez (08/02/00) Kevin Doyle (05/11/16) 12 players tied 4 players tied Grafer/Kramer

2 3 9 5

Sporting KC 9 players tied Preki (10/04/03) Onandi Lowe (08/12/01) Dom Dwyer (08/29/15)

7 Chris Henderson (08/26/00) 7 3 players tied 1 14 players tied 9 Bo Oshoniyi (09/10/04) 4 Mike Ammann (08/07/96)

W-L-T Breakdowns: Colorado Rapids W-L-T At Halftime: Leading Tied Trailing First Goal: Allowed Scored Goals Scored: 0 goals 1 goals 2 goals 3 goals 4 goals Goals Allowed: 0 goals 1 goals 2 goals 3 goals 4 goals

Streak (started)

Sporting Kansas City W-L-T

Streak (started)

0-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-1

2 Ws 1 Ts 1 Ls

(07/01/2018) (10/21/2018) (03/09/2019)

1-1-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

1 Ws (03/10/2019) 1 Ls (09/23/2018) 1 Ws (10/17/2018)

0-1-0 0-0-1

1 Ls 1 Ts

(03/09/2019) (03/02/2019)

0-0-0 1-1-0

1 Ws (10/17/2018) 1 Ws (03/10/2019)

0-1-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-1 0-0-0

1 Ls 4 Ls 2 Ws 1 Ts 0-

(03/09/2019) (07/04/2018) (10/13/2018) (03/02/2019) -

0-0-0 0-1-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

2 1 4 4 5

Ls Ls Ws Ws Ws

(06/30/2018) (03/03/2019) (08/11/2018) (03/17/2018) (03/10/2018)

0-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-0-1 0-0-0

1 Ts 3 Ws 4 Ls 1 Ts 3 Ls

(10/21/2018) (08/04/2018) (08/19/2018) (03/02/2019) (05/19/2018)

1-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

7 2 2 3 1

Ws Ws Ls Ls Ls

(08/04/2018) (10/17/2018) (09/23/2018) (07/14/2018) (07/04/2018)

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RAPIDS CAREER SCORING VS. SPORTING KC (23-25-14) PLAYER

GP

GS

MIN

John Spencer Chris Henderson Mark Chung Wolde Harris Conor Casey Ross Paule Paul Bravo Marcelo Balboa Terry Cooke Vicente Sanchez Steve Trittschuh Kyle Beckerman Kevin Doyle Sean Henderson Jovan Kirovski Shaun Bartlett Chris Carrieri Wes Hart Scott Benedetti Omar Cummings Shkelzen Gashi Zach Kingsley Tyrone Marshall Alain Nkong Dillon Powers Dominique Badji Edson Buddle Jose Burciaga Jr. Jordan Cila Jeff Cunningham John DiRaimondo Facundo Erpen Maynor Figueroa Kortne Ford Marlon Hairston Jean Harbor Kosuke Kimura Joe Mason Clint Mathis David Patino Zizi Roberts Marcelo Sarvas Dillon Serna Richard Sharpe Luis Solignac Chris Martinez Adrian Paz Carlos Valderrama Colin Clark Juan Ramirez Seth Trembly Peter Vermes Mehdi Ballouchy Nat Borchers Jason Boyce Edgar Castillo Eric Denton Robin Fraser Denis Hamlett Nicolas Hernandez Peguero Jean Philippe Ritchie Kotschau Jeff Larentowicz Thiago Martins Pablo Mastroeni Marco Pappa Jacob Peterson Jack Price Martin Rivero Jamie Smith Tommy Smith Roy Wegerle Team totals Opponent totals

13 24 11 12 8 11 15 19 7 4 11 14 7 6 4 4 10 11 4 7 4 6 3 3 9 8 2 2 3 2 1 3 2 2 6 4 8 2 2 4 3 3 4 2 5 13 8 7 5 2 8 11 6 10 1 2 3 9 3 4 4 16 5 1 22 2 5 2 2 2 2 5 62 62

12 21 10 7 8 10 14 19 5 3 11 9 6 5 4 4 9 9 4 6 4 4 3 1 6 7 1 2 2 1 1 3 2 2 4 4 8 1 1 4 2 2 2 0 4 11 7 7 5 1 3 10 6 10 1 2 3 9 3 4 4 14 5 0 21 2 3 2 1 0 2 3 62 62

1172 2006 959 663 696 935 1192 1732 515 273 990 913 561 428 296 325 774 778 347 538 334 291 270 159 560 636 102 179 154 127 90 270 180 173 386 324 712 109 96 338 212 187 184 15 346 954 599 670 375 78 317 914 456 910 40 180 270 850 270 344 260 1277 450 33 1841 131 218 180 123 73 180 213 5580 5580

G

A

8 4 6 7 5 2 5 2 5 1 4 3 3 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 0 2 0 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 3 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 85 79 101 103

SHT GOALKEEPER

GP

MIN

53 32 30 18 22 18 33 35 10 3 14 14 13 4 8 7 17 6 4 13 8 4 1 4 5 12 3 3 4 7 2 2 1 2 4 9 3 2 2 9 9 3 2 2 9 3 11 4 5 2 3 4 8 1 1 1 3 1 0 6 8 6 4 0 11 3 7 2 4 0 2 4 746 876

3 3 2 6 5 8 2 8 3 1 3 2 5 8 1 1 1 62 62

270 270 180 540 450 750 180 720 270 100 270 180 470 720 90 90 90 5580 5580

Ian Feuer Zac MacMath Preston Burpo Matt Pickens Tim Howard Scott Garlick Dusty Hudock Joe Cannon Clint Irwin Scott Vallow Bouna Coundoul Chris Woods David Kramer Marcus Hahnemann John Berner Adin Brown Paul Grafer Team totals Opponent totals

SHT

GAA

PG

12 11 0.33 8 5 0.33 9 7 0.50 28 21 1.17 27 18 1.20 45 32 1.44 16 13 1.50 54 39 1.62 12 8 1.67 5 3 1.80 14 7 2.00 18 14 2.00 25 12 2.11 64 44 2.12 4 1 3.00 10 7 3.00 11 6 5.00 362 248 1.60 284 194 1.31

SV

0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 6 12

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SPORTING KC CAREER SCORING VS. RAPIDS (25-23-14) PLAYER

GP

GS

MIN

Preki Chris Klein Vitalis Takawira Mo Johnston Davy Arnaud Josh Wolff Dom Dwyer Graham Zusi Jimmy Conrad Frank Klopas Gary Glasgow Matt McKeon Teal Bunbury Benny Feilhaber Francisco Gomez Eddie Johnson Miklos Molnar Roy Lassiter Scott Sealy Paul Wright Mark Chung Kerry Zavagnin Chris Henderson Brian Johnson Seth Sinovic Chris Brown Gerso Fernandes Jack Jewsbury Krisztian Nemeth Igor Simutenkov Ryan Smith Ryan Tinsley Stephen Armstrong Alex Bunbury Felipe Gutierrez Michael Harrington Kei Kamara Michael Kraus Alexi Lalas Uche Okafor Diego Rubio Daniel Salloi Mike Sorber Dave van den Bergh Eric Quill Jose Burciaga Jr. Mike Burns Carlos Marinelli Chance Myers Sasha Victorine Sal Zizzo Saad Abdul-Salaam Peter Byaruhanga Bobby Convey Eric Eichmann Roger Espinoza Diego Gutierrez Connor Hallisey Tony Meola Soni Mustivar Paulo Nagamura Bo Oshoniyi Ryan Pore Craig Rocastle CJ Sapong Khiry Shelton Scott Uderitz Team totals Opponent totals

26 21 14 18 18 13 9 15 18 8 7 19 6 8 11 3 2 5 5 9 12 27 8 8 10 14 4 14 3 6 3 8 6 4 1 10 6 1 4 16 3 2 3 1 6 9 5 3 8 6 1 6 1 1 2 12 15 3 17 5 5 8 5 3 3 2 6 62 62

24 21 10 17 15 11 7 14 18 5 5 17 3 7 4 3 2 4 2 5 12 26 8 3 9 6 2 12 3 4 2 8 6 3 1 10 5 0 4 15 1 1 3 1 5 9 3 2 7 6 1 4 1 1 1 11 14 1 17 4 5 8 2 2 1 2 4 62 62

2175 1840 889 1534 1442 925 643 1225 1579 492 486 1563 307 669 508 244 158 319 225 483 1080 2399 730 342 698 833 211 1052 251 385 196 684 433 287 90 879 456 23 360 1338 70 97 267 83 432 774 281 217 582 491 90 438 45 59 102 1010 1257 152 1580 364 437 730 112 161 94 180 352 5580 5580

G

A

SHT

GOALKEEPER

GP

9 16 9 3 8 3 7 7 5 2 4 3 4 2 3 2 3 0 3 0 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 8 1 4 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 101 103 85 79

83 43 32 38 37 20 27 23 12 15 11 26 9 21 18 6 7 3 6 10 34 10 11 1 3 12 2 17 5 7 8 2 7 8 6 1 12 1 6 5 6 8 3 4 5 10 1 2 7 10 2 2 0 0 2 12 10 2 0 1 9 0 1 0 3 8 1 876 746

Garth Lagerwey Chris Snitko Jimmy Nielsen Tony Meola Tim Melia Bo Oshoniyi Kevin Hartman Mike Ammann Pat Harrington Eric Kronberg David Winner Team totals Opponent totals

2 2 6 17 10 8 6 9 2 1 1 62 62

MIN SHTS 135 100 540 1580 900 730 540 800 135 90 90 5580 5580

GAA

PG

7 5 0.67 5 4 0.90 20 14 1.00 85 65 1.03 33 20 1.20 44 31 1.36 31 22 1.50 46 29 1.91 5 1 2.00 6 3 2.00 2 0 2.00 284 194 1.31 362 248 1.60

SV

0 1 0 3 1 2 2 0 0 2 1 12 6

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CURRENT RAPIDS VS. SPORTING KC (23-25-14) PLAYER

GP

GS

MIN

Kei Kamara Kortne Ford Dillon Serna Kellyn Acosta Benny Feilhaber Jack Price Tommy Smith Nana Boateng Johan Blomberg Tim Howard Clint Irwin Niki Jackson Nicolas Mezquida Sam Nicholson Kofi Opare Keegan Rosenberry Axel Sjoberg Danny Wilson Deklan Wynne Team totals Opponent totals

11 2 4 7 7 2 2 2 1 12 5 1 5 2 3 2 4 2 2 62 62

8 2 2 5 7 2 2 1 1 12 5 0 4 1 3 1 4 2 2 62 62

770 173 184 500 572 180 180 105 58 1100 400 26 303 78 270 95 360 180 180 5580 5580

GOALKEEPER

GP

MIN

Tim Howard Clint Irwin Team totals Opponent totals

12 5 62 62

1100 400 5580 5580

SHT

G

CURRENT SPORTING KC VS. RAPIDS (25-23-14) A

SHT

PLAYER

GP

GS

MIN

3 5 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 85 79 101 103

22 2 2 6 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 1 3 0 0 746 876

Graham Zusi Kelyn Rowe Seth Sinovic Gerso Fernandes Erik Hurtado Krisztian Nemeth Felipe Gutierrez Daniel Salloi Rodney Wallace Roger Espinoza Matt Besler Yohan Croizet Jimmy Medranda Tim Melia Johnny Russell Ilie Sanchez Team totals Opponent totals

15 6 12 4 9 4 1 2 16 12 15 2 6 11 2 4 62 62

14 5 11 2 2 3 1 1 9 11 14 1 5 11 2 4 62 62

1225 441 852 211 282 271 90 97 878 1010 1263 80 432 990 176 360 5580 5580

GAA

PG

GOALKEEPER

GP

68 50 0.98 16 11 1.35 362 248 1.60 284 194 1.31

SV

0 0 6 12

Tim Melia Team totals Opponent totals

11 62 62

MIN SHTS 990 5580 5580

G

A

SHT

3 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 101 103 85 79

23 8 3 2 7 5 6 8 13 12 5 3 9 0 4 1 876 746

GAA

PG

39 24 1.27 284 194 1.31 362 248 1.60

SV

1 12 6

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MATCH INFORMATION

2019 MLS SCHEDULE DATE

VS COLORADO RAPIDS VS SPORTING KANSAS CITY (0-1-1) 1 pt

(1-1-0) 3 pts

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER REGULAR SEASON Kickoff: Sunday, March 17, 2019 | 7:00 p.m. MT DICK'S Sporting Goods Park | Commerce City, CO

Referee: Assistants: Fourth Official: VAR: AVAR:

Allen Chapman Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho, Michael Kampmeinert Guido Gonzales Jr Jorge Gonzalez Jonathan Johnson

BROADCASTING INFORMATION

Local TV: Altitude TV Talent: Richard Fleming (play-by-play), Marcelo Balboa (color) Local Radio: Altitude 92.5 FM Radio Talent: Connor Cape (play-by-play), Jordan Angeli (color)

SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS Facebook: www.facebook.com/coloradorapids Twitter (EN): @ColoradoRapids | #Rapids96 Twitter (ES): @LosRapids Instagram: @coloradorapids Youtube: www.youtube.com/coloradorapids

3/2 3/9 3/17 3/23 3/30 4/6 4/10 4/13 4/20 4/27 5/3 5/11 5/19 5/25 5/29 6/1 6/8 6/22 6/28 7/4 7/13 7/20 7/27 8/3 8/10 8/14 8/17 8/24 8/31 9/11 9/15 9/21 9/29 10/6

OPPONENT PORTLAND TIMBERS @ SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC SPORTING KANSAS CITY @ FC DALLAS HOUSTON DYNAMO @ ORLANDO CITY SC SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC D.C. UNITED @ CHICAGO FIRE @ ATLANTA UNITED FC VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC REAL SALT LAKE @ LA GALAXY COLUMBUS CREW SC @ PHILADELPHIA UNION FC CINCINNATI MINNESOTA UNITED FC @ VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC LOS ANGELES FOOTBALL CLUB NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION @ PORTLAND TIMBERS NEW YORK CITY FC @ SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES MONTREAL IMPACT SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES @ MINNESOTA UNITED FC @ HOUSTON DYNAMO @ REAL SALT LAKE @ NEW YORK RED BULLS LA GALAXY @ TORONTO FC @ SPORTING KANSAS CITY FC DALLAS @ LOS ANGELES FOOTBALL CLUB

TIME(MT)/RESULT

TV

3-3, T 2-0, L 7:00 P.M. 2:30 P.M. 7:00 P.M. 5:30 P.M. 7:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M. 11:00 A.M. 4:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M. 6:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M. 5:30 P.M. 7:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M. 9:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M. 6:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M. 5:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M. 3:00 P.M. 6:30 P.M. 5:30 P.M. 2:00 P.M.

Altitude Altitude Altitude UniMas Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude UniMas Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude

MOST RECENT STARTING XI* 23

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RAPIDS COMMUNICATIONS Luis Aguilar

Manager, Media Relations 303-506-1869 luis.aguilar@coloradorapids.com www.coloradorapids.com/club/media

UNAVAILABLE FOR SELECTION Out: Ford (knee) Last updated on 3/13/19

10

17

19

6

27

4 1

*MLS Regular Season

20

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2019 COLORADO RAPIDS GAME NOTES

COLORADO RAPIDS NEWS AND NOTES NOTES The last time the sides met was on May 5, 2018 when SKC took a 1-0 home win at Children's Mercy Park. SKC FW Dรกniel Sallรณi would score the lone goal. Colorado's first home match of the the 2018 MLS season was against SKC on Mar. 24. The game ended in a 2-2 with a Diego Rubio stoppage time goal to level the scoreline for SKC. Last weekend at Seattle the Rapids had four Homegrown players in their 18 (Bassett, Raben, Serna, and Vines). This game marks the first time the Rapids play on St. Patrick's Day. Colorado have played three games the day after St. Patrick's Day and only once the day before the holiday, but have never played an MLS regular season match that falls on March 17. Sporting KC acquired 22-year-old midfielder Gedion Zelalem from English club Arsenal FC on Mar. 11. If available for selection, Zelalem could make his first MLS appearance.

QUICK HITS Feilhaber (2013-17), Kamara (2009-13) and Rubio (2016-18) are former Sporting Kansas City players. A Win Would... - Improve Colorado's 2019 MLS record to 1-1-1 - Mark a two-game unbeaten run at home for the Rapids What To Look For Today... - FW Diego Rubio can feature against his former club - MF Benny Feilhaber can start in his 215th MLS match - FW Kei Kamara could score his 114th MLS career goal - MF Cole Basset could make his fifth MLS career start Colorado Roots for visiting team: SKC's Roger Espinoza's hometown is Aurora, CO Graham Smith is a native of Highlands Ranch, CO Today marks the 63rd edition of this rivalry.

Rapids defender Axel Sjรถberg is available for selection after serving a one-game suspension last weekend vs. Seattle.

Colorado Rapids record vs. Sporting Kansas City Overall: 23-25-14 Home: 18-5-9 Road: 5-20-5

Since MLS Week 1, Sporting Kansas City have played four matches leading up to the clash against Colorado. SKC have played two MLS regular season games and two Champions League games.

NEWS

Sam Nicholson made his first start as a Rapid last season on the road against SKC. Kei Kamara is one goal short of tying Ante Razov's goal record of 114 as the fifth all-time highest goalscorer in MLS. SKC's Graham Zusi could make his 215th MLS appearance today. Zusi has spent his entire MLS career with Kansas City. Colorado has not lost a regular season home game to SKC since 2014. That is five home games unbeaten against the Western Conference foe.

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Check out the Rapids' Media HQ page: For game notes, quote sheets, preview sound, match reports and photos please go to: www.coloradorapids.com/club/media Hudson on Altitude 92.5 FM Radio: Catch Rapids Head Coach Anthony Hudson each Wednesday at 8:40 a.m. for his weekly radio interview on Altitude Sports Radio.


2019 COLORADO RAPIDS GAME NOTES

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2018 COLORADO RAPIDS PLAYER STATS NO. PLAYER 1 15 31

Tim Howard Andre Rawls* Clint Irwin

NO. PLAYER 2 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 13 17 18 19 20 21 23 24 26 27 28 29 44 99

Keegan Rosenberry Danny Wilson Tommy Smith Benny Feilhaber Diego Rubio Johan Blomberg Kellyn Acosta Niki Jackson Sam Vines Dillon Serna Sam Raben Jack Price Nicolás Mezquida Nana Boateng Kei Kamara Kortne Ford Cole Bassett Deklan Wynne Sam Nicholson Matt Hundley* Axel Sjöberg Andre Shinyashiki

POS. GP/GS MINS SHO SV GA PKG/PKA RECORD GK GK GK

POS. D D D M F M M F D M D M M M F D M D M F D F

2/2 0/0 0/0

GP/GS 2/2 2/1 0/0 2/2 2/2 0/0 2/2 1/0 0/0 2/2 0/0 2/1 2/2 0/0 2/2 0/0 1/1 2/2 0/0 0/0 1/1 2/0

180 0 0

10 0 0

G

A

0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

6 0 0

5 0 0

0/1 0/0 0/0

0-1-1 0-0-0 0-0-0

MINS SHTS/SOG FC 180 150 0 180 120 0 154 5 0 180 0 140 175 0 180 0 40 180 0 0 27 26

1/0 1/0 0/0 4/1 1/0 0/0 4/0 0/0 0/0 2/1 0/0 1/0 3/0 0/0 8/4 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 4/3

4 1 0 6 4 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

OFF Y/R 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

1/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 * On loan

MLS TEAM OF THE WEEK Tim Howard, Benny Feilhaber (Week 1)

GOAL OF THE WEEK Andre Shinyashiki (Week 1)


2019 COLORADO RAPIDS GAME NOTES

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2019 COLORADO RAPIDS ALPHABETICAL ROSTER AND PRONUNCIATION GUIDE NO. PLAYER 10 21 26 8 6 24 1 29 31 12 23 20 28 19 18 15 2 7 17 99 44 5 13 4 27

Kellyn Acosta Nana Boateng Cole Bassett Johan Blomberg Benny Feilhaber Kortne Ford Tim Howard Matt Hundley* Clint Irwin Niki Jackson Kei Kamara Nicolás Mezquida Sam Nicholson Jack Price Sam Raben Andre Rawls* Keegan Rosenberry Diego Rubio Dillon Serna Andre Shinyashiki Axel Sjöberg Tommy Smith Sam Vines Danny Wilson Deklan Wynne

* On loan

POS.

HT/WT

PRONUNCIATION

PLACE OF BIRTH

M M M M M D GK F GK F F M M M D GK D F M F D D D D D

5' 10"/ 150 5' 11"/ 160 5' 11"/ 148 5' 10"/ 143 5' 9"/ 163 6' 2"/ 185 6' 3"/ 194 5' 10"/ 160 6' 3"/ 195 6' 1"/ 175 6' 3"/ 190 5' 6"/ 150 5' 9"/ 157 5' 7"/ 152 6' 0"/ 165 6' 2"/ 182 5' 9"/ 164 5' 11"/ 170 5' 7"/ 140 5' 9"/ 150 6' 7"/ 210 6' 2"/ 181 5' 10"/ 150 6' 2"/ 174 5' 10"/ 165

Kell-IN Bwah-teng

Plano, TX Accra, Ghana Littleton, CO Lund, Sweden Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Olathe, KS North Brunswick, NJ Littleton, CO Charlotte, NC Vicksburg, MS Kenema, Sierra Leone Paysandu, Uruguay Edinburgh, Scotland Shrewsbury, England Birmingham, AL San Ramon, CA Harrisburg, PA Santiago, Chile Brighton, CO Sao Paulo, Brazil Stockholm, Sweden Macclesfield, England Colorado Springs, CO Livingston, Scotland Johannesburg, South Africa

Joe-Han FAIL-hob-ber CORT-nee

KYE kuh-MAR-uh mez-KEE-dah

KEE-guhn Ru-BEE-oh DIHL-un Sir-nuh Shin-YAH-She-KEE shoe-Berg

WIN


2019 COLORADO RAPIDS GAME NOTES

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COLORADO RAPIDS 2019 STATS Rapids in 2019 Quickest Goal… Kei Kamara (3/2 vs. POR) – 16th minute Quickest Goal Against… Kelvin Leerdam (3/9 vs. SEA) – 5th minute Game-winning goals after 75’… n/a Game-tying goals after 75’… Andre Shinyashiki (3/2 vs. POR) – 90+4'

Game-winning goals against after 75’… n/a

Game-tying goals against after 75’… n/a

Red Cards For… Axel Sjöberg (3/2 vs. POR) – 27th minute

Red Cards Against… n/a

2019 Season Leaders Goals Assists Shots on Goal Game-winning Goals Game-winning Assists Fouls Committed Fouls Suffered Cautions Ejections

1 Feilhaber, Kamara, Shinyashiki 1 Acosta, Serna 4 Kamara n/a n/a 6 Feilhaber 6 Mezquida, Rubio 1 Feilhaber, Rosenberry 1 Sjöberg

GK Minutes Played Goals Against Average Shutouts Saves

180 Howard 2.50 Howard 0 Howard 6 Howard

Coach - Regular Season MLS Experience MLS Record Year With Team Record With Team

2nd Season 8-20-8 2nd Season 8-20-8

Penalty Kicks… n/a

Penalty Kicks Against… Diego Valeri (3/2 vs. POR) – 29th minute

Penalty Kicks Earned… n/a Youngest Goal-scorer… Andre Shinyashiki (3/2 vs. POR) – 21 years, 8 months, and 22 days Oldest Goal-scorer… Kei Kamara (3/2 vs. POR) – 34 years, 6 months, and 4 days Youngest Starter… Cole Bassett (3/2 vs. POR) – 17 years, 7 months, and 5 days Youngest to play in a game… Cole Bassett (3/2 vs. POR) – 17 years, 7 months, and 5 days Oldest Starter… Tim Howard (3/2 vs. POR) – 39 years, 11 months, and 27 days Oldest to play in a game… Tim Howard (3/2 vs. POR) – 39 years, 11 months, and 27 days

2019 Fast Facts Minutes Leader Games Leader Starts Leader Largest Victory Largest Defeat Longest Win Streak Longest Unbeaten Streak Longest Losing Streak

6 tied at 90’ 14 tied at 2 9 tied at 2 n/a 2-0 @ SEA 3/9 n/a 1 game, 3/2 1 game, 3/9

Substitute Appearances Kellyn Acosta - 0 Nana Boateng - 0 Cole Bassett - 0 Johan Blomberg - 0 Benny Feilhaber - 0 Kortne Ford - 0 Tim Howard - 0 Matt Hundley - 0 Clint Irwin - 0 Niki Jackson - 1 Kei Kamara - 0 Nicolás Mezquida - 0 Sam Nicholson - 0

Jack Price - 1 Sam Raben - 0 Andre Rawls - 0 Keegan Rosenberry - 0 Diego Rubio - 0 Dillon Serna - 0 Andre Shinyashiki - 2 Axel Sjöberg - 0 Tommy Smith - 0 Sam Vines - 0 Danny Wilson - 1 Deklan Wynne - 0

Substitute Goals Andre Shinyashiki (3/2 vs. POR) – 94th minute

Substitute Assists n/a


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COLORADO RAPIDS MISCELLANEOUS STATS 2019 Record When W-L-D Scoring first goal Conceding first goal Leading at halftime Tied at halftime Trailing at halftime

0-0-1 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-1

Scoring 0 goals Scoring 1 goal Scoring 2 goals Scoring 3 goals Scoring 4+ goals Allowing 0 goals Allowing 1 goal Allowing 2 goals Allowing 3 goals Allowing 4+ goals

0-1-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-1 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-0-1 0-0-0

Wearing burgundy 0-1-1 Wearing white 0-0-0 Wearing parley 0-0-0 Leading at 75’ 0-0-0 Tied at 75’ 0-0-0 Trailing at 75’ 0-1-1 Outshooting opponent 0-1-0 Outshot by opponent 0-0-1 Shots even 0-0-0 Shutouts 0-0-0 One-goal games 0-0-0 Day games (before 5 p.m.) 0-0-1 Games 5 p.m. MT or later 0-1-0 With red card for 0-0-1 With red card against 0-0-0 In Pacific time-zone In Mountain time-zone In Central time-zone In Eastern time-zone

0-1-0 0-0-1 0-0-0 0-0-0

Vs. Western Conference 0-1-1 Vs. Eastern Conference 0-0-0 On grass 0-0-1 On turf 0-1-0

Regular Season Record by Month March 2019 March all-time April 2019 April all-time May 2019 May all-time June 2019 June all-time July 2019 July all-time August 2019 August all-time September 2019 September all-time October 2019 October all-time

0-1-1 14-15-11 0-0-0 33-44-17 0-0-0 47-47-22 0-0-0 33-48-20 0-0-0 47-40-30 0-0-0 37-56-17 0-0-0 34-39-19 0-0-0 18-23-15

Regular Season Home and Away Overall all-time 2019 at home All-time home 2019 on road All-time road

265-315-152 0-0-1 181-99-85 0-1-0 82-213-66

Team 2019 Highs & Lows 3, 3/2 vs. POR Goals Scored 3, 3/2 vs. POR Goals Conceded 15, 3/9 vs. SEA Shots 6, 3/2 vs. POR Shots on Goal 4, 3/9 vs. SEA Rapids Shots Blocked by Opponent 4, 3/2 vs. POR Corner Kicks 2, 3/2 vs. POR Offsides 21, 3/9 vs. SEA Crosses From Open Play 18, 3/9 vs. SEA Fouls Committed 14, 3/9 vs. SEA Fouls Suffered 5, 3/2 vs. POR Saves 13, 3/9 vs. SEA Tackles Won 49, 3/9 vs. SEA Duels Won 48.7, 3/2 vs. POR Percentage of Duels Won 41.5, 3/2 vs. POR Possession (%) 339, 3/9 vs. SEA Total Passes 83, 3/9 vs. SEA Passing Accuracy (%)

0, 3/9 vs. SEA 2, 3/9 vs. SEA 14, 3/2 vs. POR 3, 3/9 vs. SEA 3, 3/2 vs. POR 3, 3/9 vs. SEA 0, 3/9 vs. SEA 18, 3/2 vs. POR 11, 3/2 vs. POR 13, 3/2 vs. POR 1, 3/9 vs. SEA 3, 3/2 vs. POR 40, 3/2 vs. POR 44.5, 3/9 vs. SEA 37.1, 3/9 vs. SEA 336, 3/2 vs. POR 79, 3/2 vs. POR


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COLORADO RAPIDS ALL-TIME RECORDS MLS REGULAR SEASON Consecutive Wins (Overall) 7 April 10, 1999 - May 27, 1999 Consecutive Wins (Home) 6 March 12, 206 - May 11, 2016 Consecutive Wins (Away) 3 May 5, 1999 - May 16, 1999 Consecutive Matches Unbeaten (Overall) 15 April 13, 2016 - July 23, 2016 Consecutive Matches Unbeaten (Home) 19 March 12, 2016 - March 17, 2017 Consecutive Matches Unbeaten (Away) 6 April 13, 2016 - July 23, 2016 Consecutive Losses (Overall) 8 April 21, 2018 - June 6, 2018 Consecutive Losses (Home) 4, twice Last: April 29, 2018 - June 1, 2018 Consecutive Losses (Away 9 July 18 2014 - October 25 2014 Consecutive Clean Sheets (Overall) 4 July 9, 2003 - August 13, 2003 Consecutive Clean Sheets (Home) 5 July 4, 2004 - September 4, 2004 Consecutive Clean Sheets (Away) 3 March 7, 2015 - April 10, 20015 Consecutive Matches with Goals Scored (Overall) 14 September 30, 2006 - June, 7 2007 18 August 29, 1996 - September 17, 1997 Consecutive Matches with Goal Scored (Home) 19 June 18, 1998 - July 31, 1999 Consecutive Matches with Goal Scored (Away) 4 August 19, 2018 - September 15, 2018 Consecutive Matches without a Goal (Overall) Consecutive Matches without a Goal (Home) 3, four times Last: august 11, 2018 - present April 21, 2018 - June 9, 2018 Consecutive Matches without a Goal (Away) 4, twice Largest Margin of Victory 4, seven times Last: April 10, 2015 Largest Margin of Defeat 6, twice Last: August 25, 2018 Most Goals Scored in a Match 5, three times Last: October 5, 2013 Most Goals Conceded in a Match 7 May 6, 1998

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CLUB TRANSACTIONS

PLAYER

Ricardo Perez Jack McBean Enzo Martinez Sam Hamilton Andrew Dykstra Mike da Fonte Kip Colvey Edgar Castillo Caleb Calvert Yannick Boli Giles Barnes Zac MacMath Nicolás Mezquida Kei Kamara Clint Irwin Andre Rawls Diego Rubio Keegan Rosenberry Benny Feilhaber Andre Shinyashiki Marlon Hairston Sam Raben Matt Hundley Sam Raben Kofi Opare Shkëlzen Gashi Andre Rawls Matt Hundley Sam Raben

DATE

Nov. 27, 2018 Nov. 27, 2018 Nov. 27, 2018 Nov. 27, 2018 Nov. 27, 2018 Nov. 27, 2018 Nov. 27, 2018 Nov. 27, 2018 Nov. 27, 2018 Nov. 27, 2018 Nov. 27, 2018 Dec. 9, 2018 Dec. 9, 2018 Dec. 11, 2019 Dec. 14, 2019 Dec. 14, 2019 Dec. 18, 2019 Dec. 19, 2019 Jan. 11, 2019 Jan. 11, 2019 Jan. 11, 2019 Jan. 15, 2019 Jan. 15, 2019 Feb. 18, 2019 Feb. 25, 2019 Mar. 1, 2019 Mar. 6, 2019 Mar. 6, 2019 Mar. 6, 2016

TRANSACTION

Option for 2019 declined Option for 2019 declined Option for 2019 declined Option for 2019 declined Out of contract Option for 2019 declined Option for 2019 declined Loan expired Option for 2019 declined Out of contract Option for 2019 declined Traded to Vancouver Whitecaps FC Acquired via trade with Vancouver Whitecaps FC Acquired via trade with FC Cincinnati Acquired via trade with Toronto FC Selected third in the 2018 Re-Entry Draft Acquired via a trade with Sporting Kansas City Acquired via a trade with the Philadelphia Union Signed to a one-year contract with an option for 2020 Selected fifth overall in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft Traded to Houston Dynamo Signed to a one-year Homegrown Contract Signed to a four-year Homegrown Contract Loaned to Switchbacks FC Signed to a one-year contract Placed on waivers Loaned to Switchbacks FC Loaned to Switchbacks FC Recalled from Switchbacks FC

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2019 FULL SEASON SCHEDULE

DATE

OPPONENT

Saturday, March 2 Saturday, March 9 Sunday, March 17 Saturday, March 23 Saturday, March 30 Saturday, April 6 Wednesday, April 10 Saturday, April 13 Saturday, April 20 Saturday, April 27 Friday, May 3 Saturday, May 11 Sunday, May 19 Saturday, May 25 Wednesday, May 29 Saturday, June 1 Saturday, June 8 Saturday, June 22 Friday, June 28 Thursday, July 4 Saturday, July 13 Saturday, July 20 Saturday, July 27 Saturday, August 3 Saturday, August 10 Wednesday, August 14 Saturday, August 17 Saturday, August 24 Saturday, August 31 Wednesday, September 11 Sunday, September 15 Saturday, September 21 Sunday, September 29 Sunday, October 6

PORTLAND TIMBERS @ SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC SPORTING KANSAS CITY @ FC DALLAS HOUSTON DYNAMO @ ORLANDO CITY SC SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC D.C. UNITED @ CHICAGO FIRE @ ATLANTA UNITED FC VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC REAL SALT LAKE @ LA GALAXY COLUMBUS CREW SC @ PHILADELPHIA UNION FC CINCINNATI MINNESOTA UNITED FC @ VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC LOS ANGELES FOOTBALL CLUB NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION @ PORTLAND TIMBERS NEW YORK CITY FC @ SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES MONTREAL IMPACT SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES @ MINNESOTA UNITED FC @ HOUSTON DYNAMO @ REAL SALT LAKE @ NEW YORK RED BULLS LA GALAXY @ TORONTO FC @ SPORTING KANSAS CITY FC DALLAS @ LOS ANGELES FOOTBALL CLUB

TIME(MT)/RESULT TV

3-3, T 2-0, L 7:00 P.M. 2:30 P.M. 7:00 P.M. 5:30 P.M. 7:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M. 11:00 A.M. 4:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M. 6:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M. 5:30 P.M. 7:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M. 9:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M. 6:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M. 5:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M. 3:00 P.M. 6:30 P.M. 5:30 P.M. 2:00 P.M.

Altitude Altitude Altitude UniMas Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude UniMas Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude Altitude


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2019 REGULAR SEASON BOX SCORES MARCH 2, 2019: COLORADO RAPIDS 3-3 PORTLAND TIMBERS MSL REGULAR SEASON | DICK'S SPORTING GOODS PARK| COMMERCE CITY, CO WEATHER: HEAVY SNOW | ATTENDANCE: 12,717 | #SNOWCLASSICO3 COLORADO RAPIDS (0-0-1, 1 PT.) |PORTLAND TIMBERS (0-0-1, 1 PT.) GOALS AND ASSISTS: 16' KAMARA (COL) - ASSISTED BY ACOSTA, SERNA 29' VALERI (POR) 45'+1' BLANCO (POR) - ASSISTED BY VALERI 46' FEILHABER (COL) 66' WYNNE (OG) (POR) 90+4' SHINYASHIKI (COL)

MARCH 9, 2019: SEATTLE SOUNDERS 2-0 COLORADO RAPIDS MSL REGULAR SEASON | CENTURYLINK FIELD| SEATTLE, WA WEATHER: CLEAR | ATTENDANCE: 37,725| #SEAVCOL COLORADO RAPIDS (0-1-1, 1 PT.) |SEATTLE SOUNDERS (2-0-0, 6 PTS.) GOALS AND ASSISTS: 5' LEERDAM (SEA) 8' RUIDÍAZ (SEA)

COLORADO RAPIDS: HOWARD, ROSENBERRY, SJÖBERG, WYNNE, SERNA, FEILHABER, ACOSTA (SHINYASHIKI 77'), MEZQUIDA, BASSET (PRICE 40'), RUBIO (WILSON 30'), KAMARA

UNSUSED SUBSTITUTES: BASSETT, BLOMBERG, IRWIN, RABEN, VINES

UNSUSED SUBSTITUTES: BLOMBERG, JACKSON, IRWIN, VINES PORTLAND TIMBERS: ATTINELLA, VALENTIN, MABIALA, CASCANTE, VILLAFAÑA, CHARA, GUZMÁN (FLORES 86'), POLO, VALERI, BLANCO, EBOBISSE (MELANO 87') UNSUSED SUBSTITUTES: ASPRILLA, CLARK, CONECHNY, DIELNA, MOREIRA STATS: COL POR SHOTS (ON GOAL)    14(6)    27(7) SAVES                             5           3 FOULS                            11         13 OFFSIDE                          2           2 CORNER KICKS              4          17 TOTAL PASSES 336 452 POSSESSION 41.5% 58.5% DISCIPLINARY: 18' CHARA (Y), 27' SJÖBERG (R), 32' CASCANTE (Y)

COLORADO RAPIDS: HOWARD, ROSENBERRY, WILSON, WYNNE, SERNA, MEZQUIDA (JACKSON 85'), FEILHABER, PRICE, ACOSTA (SHINYASHIKI 77'), RUBIO, KAMARA

SEATTLE SOUNDERS: FREI, LEERDAM, KEE-HEE, MARSHALL, SMITH, SVENSSON, ROLDAN, MORRIS (TORRES 85'), LODEIRO, RODRÍGUEZ (SHIPP 68'), RUIDÍAZ UNSUSED SUBSTITUTES: BRUIN, BWANA, DELEM, MEREDITH, TOLO STATS: COL SEA SHOTS (ON GOAL)    15(3)    13(3) SAVES                             1           3 FOULS                            18         14 OFFSIDE                          0           2 CORNER KICKS              3          7 TOTAL PASSES 346 599 POSSESSION 37.3% 62.7% DISCIPLINARY: 17' ROSENBERRY (Y), 25' SVENSSON (Y), 33' FEILHABER (Y), 52' MORRIS (Y), 59' ROLDAN (Y), 65' LEERDAM (Y), 90'+3' LODEIRO (Y)

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COLORADO RAPIDS GOAL MAP 3 1 2

MAP DOES NOT INCLUDE OWN GOALS IN FAVOR OF COLORADO

# Player

Date Opponent Min How

1 Kamara 3/2 2 Feilhaber 3/2 3 Shinyashiki 3/2

POR POR POR

16' RF 46' RF 90+4' LF

H-Header| RF-Right Foot| LF-Left foot| Pk- penalty kick| ^-Corner kick| *-Free kick

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2019 COLORADO RAPIDS COACHING STAFF

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Hudson arrived in Major League Soccer on November 29, 2017 after guiding the New Zealand national team to an Intercontinental Playoff appearance against Peru. In the summer of 2017, the then 36-year-old became the youngest ever manager to lead a team to the Confederations Cup, earning international praise following his team’s strong showing against CONCACAF giants Mexico. In just over three years as head coach of New Zealand, Hudson helped the All Whites win the 2016 OFC Nations Cup championship, while posting a 9-11-7 record along the way – including a 1-1 draw with the United States at RFK Stadium in October of 2016. Hudson began his managerial career in 2008 when he took over the reins of third-tier Real Maryland Monarchs at the age of 27. After a two-year spell with the club, he returned to England where he would work under Harry Redknapp at Tottenham Hotspur as a reserve team coach, before taking over English fifth-tier side Newport County in 2011. The Seattle, Washington native would then serve as head coach of the Bahrain U-23 and senior national teams from 2012-14. He led the U-23s to their first-ever major trophy at the U-23 Gulf Cup of Nations in 2013, before helping the senior side finish third at the 2013-14 West Asian Football Federation Championship. As a player, Hudson came up through the youth ranks at West Ham United before joining Dutch side NEC Nijmegen in 2001. He would finish his playing career as player-assistant with the Wilmington Hammerheads from 2006-08

Darren Bazeley Assistant Coach

Conor Casey Assistant Coach

Neil Emblen Assistant Coach

Chris Sharpe Assistant Coach


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2019 COLORADO RAPIDS TV/RADIO ROSTER

10 Kellyn Acosta

26 Cole Bassett

8 Johan Blomberg

21 Nana Boateng

6 Benny Feilhaber

24 Kortne Ford

1 tim howard

29 matt hundley

31 clint irwin

12 niki jackson

23 Kei kamara

20 Nicolรกs Mezquida

28 sam nicholson

3 kofi opare

19 jack price

18 sam raben

15 andre rawls

2 keegan rosenberry

7 diego rubio

17 dillon serna

5 tommy smith

13 sam vines

4 danny wilson

27 deklan wynne

99 andre shinyashiki 44 Axel Sjรถberg


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PLAYER BIOS

#10 Kellyn Acosta (Midfielder) Age: 23 (07/24/1995) Birthplace: Plano, Texas Hometown: Plano, Texas #26 cole bassett (Midfielder) Age: 17 (07/28/2001) | Homegrown Birthplace: Littleton, Colorado Hometown: Littleton, Colorado #8 Johan blomberg (Midfielder) Age: 31 (06/14/1987) | international Birthplace: Lund, Sweden Hometown: Lund, Sweden

Acquired: signed via a trade with FC Dallas on Jul 23, 2018 Last game: PLAYED 77' MINUTES AND RECORDED 2 SHOTS

#21 Nana Boateng (Midfielder) Age: 24 (05/10/1994) Birthplace: Accra, Ghana Hometown: Accra, Ghana #6 benny feilhaber (Midfielder) Age: 34 (01/19/1985) Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Hometown: Irvine, California #24 kortne ford (defender) Age: 23 (01/26/1996) | Homegrown Birthplace: Olathe, Kansas Hometown: Greeley, Colorado #1 tim howard (goalkeeper) Age: 39 (03/06/1979) | Designated player Birthplace: North Brunswick, New Jersey Hometown: North Brunswick, NJ #29 matt hundley (forward) Age: 18 (05/11/2000) | homegrown | loaned out Birthplace: Littleton, Colorado Hometown: Littleton, Colorado #31 clint irwin (goalkeeper) Age: 29 (04/01/1989) Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina #12 niki jackson (foward) Age: 23 (08/25/1995) Birthplace: Vicksburg, MS Hometown: Memphis, TN

Acquired: Signed from Manchester City on Jan 24, 2017 Last game: not in the 18 against SEATTLE

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Acquired: Signed a Homegrown contract on Aug 10, 2018 Last game: UNUSED SUBSTITUTE VS SEATTLE

Acquired: signed from AIK Fotboll on Nov 21, 2017 Last game: unused substitute vs SEATTLE

Acquired: signed a one year contract with an option for 2020 on Jan 11, 2019 Last game: PLAYED ALL 90 MINUTES AND RECORDED 1 SHOT

Acquired: Signed a Homegrown contract on Jan 6, 2017 Last game: out due to injury (knee)

Acquired: signed via the Allocation Process on March 20, 2016, Last game: notched ONE save vs SEATTLE

Acquired: Signed a four-year Homegrown contract on jan 11, 2019 Last game: featured in first game with COLORADO SPRINGS SWITCHBACKS FC

Acquired: signed via a trade with Toronto FC on dec 14, 2018 Last game: unused substitute VS SEATTLE

Acquired: Selected by the Rapids in the fourth round of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft. signed a one year contract with three additional option years on feb 20, 2018. Last game: SUBSTITUTED IN AT THE 85TH MINUTE vs seattle


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PLAYER BIOS

#23 kei kamara (forward) Age: 34 (09/01/1984) Birthplace: Kenema, Sierra Leone Hometown: Kenema, Sierra Leone #20 Nicolás Mezquida (Midfielder) Age: 27 (01/21/1992) | international Birthplace: Paysandu, Uruguay Hometown: Montevideo, Uruguay

Acquired: signed via trade with FC Cincinnati Dec. 11, 2018 Last game: PLAYED ALL 90 MINUTES AND RECORDED 5 SHOTS

#28 sam nicholson (Midfielder) Age: 24 (01/20/1995) | international Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland Hometown: Edinburgh, Scotland #3 kofi opare (defender) Age: 29 (10/12/1990) Birthplace: Mampong, ghana Hometown: Niagra falls, ontario #19 jack price (Midfielder) Age: 26 (12/19/1992) | International Birthplace: Shrewsbury, England Hometown: Shrewsbury, England #18 sam raben (defender) Age: 21 (05/11/1997) | homegrown | loaned out Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama Hometown: Greenwood Village, Colorado #15 andre rawls (goalkeeper) Age: 27 (12/20/1991) | loaned out Birthplace: San Ramon, California Hometown: San Ramon, California #2 keegan rosenberry (defender) Age: 25 (12/11/1993) Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Hometown: Ronks, Pennsylvania #7 diego rubio (forward) Age: 25 (05/15/1993) Birthplace: Santiago, Chile Hometown: Santiago, Chile #17 dillon serna (midfielder) Age: 24 (03/25/1994) | homegrown Birthplace: Brighton, CO Hometown: Brighton, CO

Acquired: Signed via trade with Minnesota United FC on May 1, 2018 Last game: not in the 18 VS SEATTLE

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Acquired: signed via trade with Vancouver Whitecaps FC on dec 9, 2018 Last game: played 85 MINUTES AND RECORDED 2 SHOTS

Acquired: Acquired via a trade with FC Dallas on July 23, 2018 Last game: out injured (foot)

Acquired: Signed from Wolverhampton Wanderers using TAM on jan 9, 2018 Last game: PLAYED ALL 90 MINUTES AND RECORDED 1 SHOT

Acquired: Signed a one-year Homegrown contract on jan 11, 2019 Last game: UNUSED SUBSTITUTE VS SEATTLE

Acquired: Selected third in the 2018 Re-Entry Draft on dec 14, 2018 Last game: RECORDED FIRST START WITH COLORADO SPRINGS SWITCHBACKS FC

Acquired: signed via trade with Philadelphia Union on dec 19, 2018 Last game: played 90 MINUTES AND RECORDED 1 SHOT

Acquired: signed via trade with Sporting Kansas City on dec 18, 2018 Last game: PLAYED ALL 90 MINUTES AND RECORDED 1 SHOT

Acquired: Signed as a homegrown player on jan 14, 2013 Last game: played all 90 MINUTES IN SEATTLE


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#99 Andre Shinyashiki (foward) Age: 21 (06/11/1997) | international Birthplace: Sao Paulo, Brazil Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil #44 Axel Sjöberg (defender) Age: 27 (03/08/1991) Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden #5 tommy smith (defender) Age: 28 (03/31/1990) | international Birthplace: Macclesfield, England Hometown: Ipswich, England

Acquired: selected fifth overall in the 2019 mls superdraft by colorado Last game: SUBSTITUTED IN AT THE 77TH MINUTE AND RECORDED 2 SHOTS

#13 sam vines (defender) Age: 19 (05/31/1999) | homegrown Birthplace: Colorado Springs, CO Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO #4 danny wilson (defender) AAge: 27 (12/27/1991) | international Birthplace: Livingston, Scotland Hometown: Livingston, Scotland #27 deklan wynne (defender) Age: 23 (03/20/1995) Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand

Acquired: signed a three-year homegrown contract on feb 23, 2018 Last game: unused substitute VS SEATTLE

Acquired: Selected 14th overall by colorado in the MLS SuperDraft on jan 15, 2015 Last game: SUSPENDED VS SEATTLE Acquired: signed a two-year contract with a club option in year three, from Ipswich Town on jan 22, 2018 Last game: out injured (knee)

Acquired: signed a three-year contract with a club option for a fourth, from Rangers F.C. on jan 29, 2018 Last game: PLAYED A FULL 90 MINUTES IN SEATTLE Acquired: signed from Vancouver Whitecaps FC in exchanged for $100,000 in TAM on dec 21, 2017 Last game: played all 90 min vs SEATTLE at the centerback position


Tim Howard Keegan Rosenberry Kofi Opare Danny Wilson Tommy Smith Benny Feilhaber Diego Rubio Johan Blomberg Kellyn Acosta Niki Jackson Sam Vines Andre Rawls Dillon Serna Sam Raben Jack Price Nicolas Mezquida Nana Boateng Kei Kamara Kortne Ford Cole Bassett Deklan Wynne Sam Nicholson Matt Hundley Clint Irwin Axel Sjoberg Andre Shinyashiki

Player

"00" = 100 minutes played F/M/D/G = starting position

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 13 15 17 18 19 20 21 23 24 26 27 28 29 31 44 99

#

90D

60

27D 13 13

40M 90D 90D

90F 90F

50 90M 90M 85M

90D 90D

77M 77M 5

90M 90M 30F 90F

2 SEA 0-2 90G 90D

1 POR 3-3 90G 90D

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Game log: Game #1 03/02/2019 Game #2 03/09/2019

COL 3 vs POR 3 COL 0 at SEA 2

T L

Kamara 1 (Acosta 1, Serna 1)

16; Feilhaber 1 (unassisted)

COLORADO RAPIDS 46; Shinyashiki 1 (unassisted)

94+


Adrian Zendejas Botond Barath Abdul Rwatubyaye Andreu Fontas Matt Besler Ilie Sanchez Johnny Russell Graham Zusi Krisztian Nemeth Yohan Croizet Kelyn Rowe Gerso Fernandes Gianluca Busio Seth Sinovic Graham Smith Roger Espinoza Eric Dick Erik Hurtado Daniel Salloi Felipe Gutierrez Rodney Wallace Tyler Freeman Jaylin Lindsey Tim Melia Wan Kuzain Jimmy Medranda

Player

"00" = 100 minutes played F/M/D/G = starting position

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 26 29 75 94

#

90D

90G 90G

17 10 62M 90M

84M

90D 84M 80F 90D 90F 6 28 12 73F 90F 78M 90D 90D

68D 90D 90M 90F 90D 90F

22

1 2 LFC PHI 1-2 2-0

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WWW.SPORTINGKC.COM/MEDIA-GUIDE SPORTING KANSAS CITY at COLORADO RAPIDS

2019 REGULAR SEASON TEAM STATS SPORTING KANSAS CITY

Sunday, March 17, 2019 Kickoff: 8:00 p.m. CT Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (Commerce City, CO) MLS Regular Season Game 3 Sporting Kansas City 1-1-0, 3 points (1-0-0 home; 0-1-0 away) T-7th in MLS Western Conference Colorado Rapids 0-1-1, 1 point (0-0-1 home; 0-1-0 away) T-9th in MLS Western Conference

1-1-0 (3 pts.) 2 T-7th in West 3 1.50 1 2 1.00 +1 27 (9) 33.3% 31 21 8 1

English TV: FOX Sports KC English Radio: ESPN 95.3 FM Spanish Radio: ESPN Deportes 1480 AM Referee: Assistant ref: Assistant ref: 4th official: VAR:

Allen Chapman Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho Michael Kampmeinert Guido Gonzales Jr. Jorge Gonzalez

SPORTING KANSAS CITY ROSTER

No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 29 75 94

Pos. GK DEF DEF DEF DEF MID FWD DEF FWD MID MID FWD MID DEF DEF MID GK FWD FWD MID DEF FWD MID DEF GK MID MID

Name Adrian Zendejas Botond Barath Abdul Rwatubyaye Andreu Fontas Matt Besler Ilie Sanchez Johnny Russell Graham Zusi Krisztian Nemeth Yohan Croizet Kelyn Rowe Gerso Fernandes Gianluca Busio Seth Sinovic Graham Smith Roger Espinoza Eric Dick Erik Hurtado Daniel Salloi Felipe Gutierrez Rodney Wallace Tyler Freeman Gedion Zelalem Jaylin Lindsey Tim Melia Wan Kuzain Wan Kamal Jimmy Medranda

Pronunciation zen-DAY-haas BOH-tond buh-RAT GWAH-too-BYAH-yay ahn-DRAY-oo BEEZ-ler ILL-ee-eh

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RECORD GAMES PLAYED CONFERENCE POSITION GOALS GOALS/GAME ASSISTS GOALS ALLOWED ALLOWED/GAME GOAL DIFFERENTIAL SHOTS (ON GOAL) ON GOAL % FOULS COMMITTED FOULS SUFFERED CAUTIONS EJECTIONS

0-1-1 (1 pt.) 2 T-9th in West 3 1.50 2 5 2.50 -2 29 (9) 31.0% 29 27 2 1

2019 REGULAR SEASON INDIVIDUAL LEADERS SPORTING KANSAS CITY

gram ZOO-see KRIS-tee-ON NEY-muth CRAH-zay KELL-in JER-soh jahn-LUKA BOO-see-oh sin-OH-vick her-TAH-doh shallow-EE feh-LEE-pay

GEH-dee-on zeh-LAH-lem MEE-lia wahn koo-ZANE wahn kuh-MAHL muh-DRAHN-dah

Ilie, Nemeth Johnny Russell Nemeth, Zusi Gutierrez, Nemeth Ilie Sanchez N/A Espinoza, Zusi Three Players Graham Zusi Roger Espinoza

1 GOALS 1 ASSISTS 3 SHOTS 2 SHOTS ON GOAL 1 GAME-WINNING GOALS 0 GAME-WINNING ASSISTS 5 FOULS COMMITTED 4 FOULS SUFFERED 2 CAUTIONS 1 EJECTIONS

Tim Melia 180 Tim Melia 1.00 Tim Melia 1 Tim Melia 1 Tim Melia 8

2019 MLS REGULAR SEASON STANDINGS

COLORADO RAPIDS

GK MINUTES PLAYED GOALS AGAINST AVG. WINS SHUTOUTS SAVES

1 Three Players 1 Acosta, Serna 8 Kei Kamara 4 Kei Kamara 0 N/A 0 N/A 6 Benny Feilhaber 6 Diego Rubio 1 Feilhaber, Rosenberry 1 Axel Sjoberg 180 Tim Howard 2.50 Tim Howard 0 N/A 0 N/A 6 Tim Howard

COACHES - REGULAR SEASON

Eastern Conference 1. Columbus Crew SC 2. D.C. United 3. Toronto FC 4. Montreal Impact 5. Orlando City SC 6. New York City FC 7. New York Red Bulls 8. Chicago Fire 9. Atlanta United FC 10. New England Revolution 11. FC Cincinnati 12. Philadelphia Union

Pts 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 0

W L T 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 2 0

GD +2 +2 +2 0 0 0 0 -1 -2 -2 -3 -4

GP 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2

Western Conference 1. Seattle Sounders FC 2. Los Angeles FC 3. Minnesota United FC 4. FC Dallas 5. Houston Dynamo 6. Real Salt Lake 7. Sporting Kansas City 8. LA Galaxy 9. Colorado Rapids 10. Portland Timbers 11. Vancouver Whitecaps FC 12. San Jose Earthquakes

Pts 6 6 6 4 4 4 3 3 1 1 0 0

W L T 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 2 0

GD +5 +4 +4 +2 +1 +1 +1 -1 -2 -3 -2 -4

GP 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

PETER VERMES 11th season 134-100-82 11th season (.554) 134-100-82 (.554)

ANTHONY HUDSON

MLS EXPERIENCE MLS RECORD YEAR WITH TEAM RECORD WITH TEAM

2nd season 8-20-8 (.333) 2nd season 8-20-8 (.333)

SPORTING KANSAS CITY INJURY REPORT As of Friday, March 15 QUESTIONABLE: • Andreu Fontas (Hip Injury) • Erik Hurtado (Knee Injury) • Daniel Salloi (Ankle Injury) OUT: • Jimmy Medranda (Knee Injury)

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#COLvSKC: BY THE NUMBERS

Sporting Kansas City is back in MLS regular season action this weekend when the side travels to take on the Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Sunday night. Sporting KC holds a slender 25-23-14 lead in the all-time series against Colorado, and took the 2018 series with a 1-1-0 record. Last year, Sporting KC visited Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on March 24, 2018 and escaped with a point following a thrilling 2-2 draw. In their home opener, the Rapids raced out to an early 2-0 lead which held through halftime, only for Felipe Gutierrez to hit back before a late, late equalizer from Diego Rubio deep into stoppage time saw Sporting KC snatch a draw. The return fixture at Children’s Mercy Park came on May 5, 2018, with Sporting taking all three points behind Daniel Salloi’s early goal on their way to a 1-0 victory. That improved Sporting KC’s home record against the Rapids to 20-5-5, which means SKC has a 5-18-9 mark on the road against the Rapids. Colorado has three former Sporting KC players on their 2019 roster: midfielder Benny Feilhaber and forwards Kei Kamara and Diego Rubio.

Sporting KC Team Notes • Sporting are 4-2-0 in all competitions this season, winning all three home games and losing two of three away fixtures. • Sporting have recorded shutouts in four of their six competitive matches this season. • On Thursday, Sporting became the lone MLS team to reach the 2019 Concacaf Champions League Semifinals with a 3-0 win over Independiente.

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Sporting KC Player Notes • Forward Krisztian Nemeth leads Sporting with five goals in as many appearances this season across all competitions. • Defender Matt Besler is the only player to play every minute of Sporting’s first six competitive matches this season. • Forward Gerso Fernandes has recorded two goals and two assists in four Concacaf Champions League appearances this winter. • Goalkeeper Tim Melia has posted shutouts in four of his first five starts this season across all competitions.

#COLvSKC: Recent Meetings (SKC leads 25-23-14 in regular season)

05/05/2018 03/24/2018 05/27/2017 04/09/2017 07/16/2016

Score

KC 1 vs COL 0 KC 2 at COL 2 KC 0 at COL 1 KC 3 vs COL 1 KC 0 at COL 1

Result Details W T L W L

Salloi scores early on to give SKC shutout win Gutierrez and Rubio strike in second half to salvage road point Ford scores early as Rapids frustrate Sporting KC Sinovic, Gerso and Dwyer score before Doyle nets late PK Marlon Hairston scores winner late for the Rapids

Colorado Rapids Team Notes • Colorado has ranked last in goal scoring for two straight seasons. Their 36 goals in 2018 were seven fewer than any other team. • Colorado’s minus-27 goal difference last season (36-63) was the worst in the Western Conference. • Colorado’s eight away losses in 2018 were the second-most in MLS (6-8-3). • The Rapids outshot Seattle 15-13 in last weekend’s 2-0 road loss but conceded twice in the first eight minutes.

#COLvSKC: PLAYER HISTORY • Sporting KC defender Graham Zusi has scored three goals and added two assists against the Colorado Rapids, including a one goal and two assist performance in a 3-2 victory on the road on March 29, 2014. His other goals came at home on July 6, 2011 and Aug. 31, 2013. • Defender Seth Sinovic has a goal and two of his eight career assists against the Colorado Rapids. He scored his first-ever regular-season goal in the 3-1 win on April 9, 2017, and also added an assist in the same game. His other assist came in a 2-2 road draw on May 19, 2012. • Winger Gerso Fernandes has a goal and an assist against Colorado, scoring his first goal for the club with the game-winner on April 9, 2017 before adding an assist on Diego Rubio’s late equalizer in the 2-2 road draw on March 24, 2018. • Midfielder Felipe Gutierrez has one goal against the Rapids, scoring the first goal of an eventual 2-2 road draw on March 24, 2018. • Forward Daniel Salloi has scored once against Colorado, notching the gamewinner in the 1-0 home win on May 5, 2018. • Midfielder Roger Espinoza has one assist against the Colorado Rapids, coming on Fernandes’ game-winning goal on April 9, 2017. • Midfielder Kelyn Rowe has one goal and two assists against the Rapids, all coming with the New England Revolution. He scored in a 3-0 home win on July 30, 2014, before adding assists in back-to-back appearances against the Rapids away on April 4, 2015 and home on Sept. 3, 2016. • Forward Erik Hurtado has one goal and one assist against the Rapids, both coming in the same game - a 3-3 home draw for Vancouver on Sept. 24, 2016. • Defender Rodney Wallace has seven assists against Colorado, including three in the same game in a 3-0 home win for Portland on June 23, 2013. • Goalkeeper Tim Melia is 3-7-1 all-time against Colorado, posting a 1.27 goals against average with two shutouts. His shutouts came in a 2-0 home victory on June 27, 2015 and a 1-0 home win on May 5, 2018.

Colorado Rapids Player Notes • Among Colorado’s 11 offseason acquisitions are former Sporting players Benny Feilhaber, Kei Kamara and Diego Rubio. The trio combined for 94 goals and 87 assists in 371 competitive matches during their respective stints with Sporting. • Forward Kei Kamara and midfielder Benny Feilhaber both scored in Colorado’s 3-3 draw against Portland to open the season.

NOTEWORTHY MILESTONES • Forward Krisztian Nemeth is two appearances shy of reaching 50 in all competitions for Sporting KC.

#COLvSKC: PLAYER/COACH CONNECTIONS • Colorado trio Benny Feilhaber (2013-2017), Kei Kamara (2009-2013) and Diego Rubio (2016-2018) all played for Sporting KC. • Sporting KC Manager and Sporting Director Peter Vermes played for the Colorado Rapids from 1997-1999 before joining Kansas City. • Defenders Graham Zusi and Matt Besler both played on the U.S. National Team alongside Colorado ‘keeper Tim Howard and midfielder Kellyn Acosta. • Forward Johnny Russell has played with Colorado defender Danny Wilson on the Scotland Under-21 National Team from 2011-2012. Forward Krisztian Nemeth also played with Danny Wilson at Liverpool in 2010. • Midfielder Gedion Zelalem was a teammate of Colorado’s Danny Wilson while on loan from Arsenal at Rangers from 2015-2016. • Forward Erik Hurtado played with Colorado’s Nicolas Mezquida at Vancouver Whitecaps FC from 2014-2018. • Colorado defender Kortne Ford is born in Olathe, Kansas - a suburb of Kansas City. He also played with Sporting KC defender Graham Smith at the University of Denver in 2016. Smith also played with Andre Shinyashiki at Denver.

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Sporting KC Game Notes | March 17, 2019 at Colorado Rapids | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes FOCUS TURNS TO MLS

SPORTING KANSAS CITY NEWS AND NOTES

MELIA CONTINUES PENALTY HEROICS

Following Thursday’s Concacaf Champions League Semifinal Second Leg victory over Independiente, Sporting Kansas City now returns to MLS action for their next two matches before resuming Champions League commitments in early April. Sporting KC has opened the season 1-1-0 in MLS play while advancing through two rounds of CCL action and will take on the Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park this Sunday.

Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Tim Melia continued his stunning record against penalty kicks when he dove to his right to keep out Marco Fabian’s attempt during last Sunday’s 2-0 victory over the Philadelphia Union at Children’s Mercy Park. That save was crucial as it kept Sporting in a 1-0 lead following Ilie Sanchez’s early penalty. As tough as stopping a penalty kick is - just 16.7 percent of penalties were saved during the 2018 MLS regular season - Melia has now saved eight penalties since the start of the 2016 season, three more than any other goalkeeper in the league.

Sporting KC opened the season with a heartbreaking 2-1 defeat to Los Angeles FC at Banc of California Stadium after Adama Diomande’s 94th-minute winner, but responded with a comfortable 2-0 victory at Children’s Mercy Park over the Philadelphia Union last Sunday. That leaves Sporting KC in seventh place in the Western Conference with three points.

Melia has saved eight of 18 penalties faced over the last four regular seasons. Among keepers with at least five penalty kicks faced during that time, his 0.44 save percentage on spot kicks blows away a crop of second-placed goalkeepers tied on 0.33. Melia also became the second keeper in Kansas City history to record 40 regular-season shutouts for the club. He currently sits second all-time on the chart behind Jimmy Nielsen’s 45. Melia was named to the bench of the MLS Team of the Week for his explots.

Peter Vermes’ side finished the 2018 season atop the Western Conference to clinch the number one seed in their conference for the first time since 2012 when the side was playing in the East. Following Sunday’s game against the Rapids, Sporting KC will enjoy a bye week during the FIFA international window before hosting the Montreal Impact at Children’s Mercy Park on March 30 before the Concacaf Champions League Semifinals First Leg against Monterrey, scheduled somewhere between April 2-4.

WELCOME TO KC, GEDION ZELALEM

Sporting Kansas City announced on Monday that the club has signed 22-year-old midfielder Gedion Zelalem from English Premier League giants Arsenal. Zelalem spent six years in North London, making a handful of first team appearances for the Gunners.

Sporting KC will see some friendly faces when the side visits Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Sunday, as former Sporting KC midfielder Benny Feilhaber and forwards Kei Kamara and Diego Rubio all ply their trade for the Rapids in 2019. Between them, Feilhaber, Kamara and Rubio had a combined 94 goals and 87 assists in 371 appearances in all competitions as all three players had a large impact at the club. All three players won at least one piece of silverware with the club.

Born in Berlin, Germany, Zelalem moved to the U.S. with his father in 2006 after three years in the Hertha Berlin Academy. He played for multiple academy teams in the Washington, D.C. area, eventually starring for Olney Rangers from 2011-2013. Zelalem began his international youth career Germany before gaining U.S. citizenship and representing the U.S. at U-20 and U-23 levels.

RAPIDS RECAP

Sporting Kansas City is set to travel to take on the Colorado Rapids this Sunday as the side returns to MLS action following their Concacaf Champions League victory on Thursday. It’s the first of two matches between the two sides this season, as Sporting will host the Rapids at Children’s Mercy Park in the return fixture on September 21.

Zelalem moved from the U.S. to London in early 2013 to join Arsenal’s academy, rising from the U-16s to the U-21s in his first year. He was part of Arsenal’s squad during a July 2013 preseason tour of Asia and made his debut as a substitute in the FA Cup in early 2014. The following December, Zelalem earned his UEFA Champions League debut against Turkish giants Galatasaray. Two loan stints with Rangers FC in Scotland and VVV Venlo in the Netherlands followed. Zelalem most recently played for the Arsenal U-23s, returning from an injury in November 2018.

The last time Sporting KC visited Dick’s Sporting Goods Park was on March 24, 2018 when Sporting KC came back from a two-goal deficit to snatch a 2-2 draw at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Goals within the opening eight minutes from Dominique Badji and Joe Mason put Sporting on the back foot, but Peter Vermes’ side responded well and midway through the second half, Felipe Gutierrez volleyed home to pull a goal back after Yohan Croizet had hit the post. With the game heading toward its conclusion in stoppage time, Sporting KC found their equalizer when Diego Rubio slid home a finish from Khiry Shelton’s back-heel to steal a point.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMIFINAL AWAITS

Sporting Kansas City produced a rousing comeback in the Concacaf Champions League Quarterfinals Second Leg on Thursday evening to erase a 2-1 deficit from the First Leg against Panamanian side Independiente to win 3-0 at Children’s Mercy Park and advance to the Semifinals 4-2 on aggregate. Sporting KC will travel to Monterrey between April 2-4 before hosting the return leg between April 9-11.

In the most recent meeting between the sides - May 5, 2018 at Children’s Mercy Park Sporting KC sealed a 1-0 victory after Daniel Salloi’s opportunistic early goal to take all three points in a tight encounter.

After a frustrating opening 75 minutes, which saw Independiente goalkeeper Jose Guerra produce a string of stunning saves, Sporting finally found the breakthrough when Krisztian Nemeth volleyed home. Further goals were piled on by Roger Espinoza and a clinical second from Nemeth as the home side cruised to victory on the night and booked a date with Mexican powerhouse Monterrey in the Semifinals.

Sporting KC leads the all-time series between the two clubs in regular-season matches. Sporting is 25-23-14 all-time against the Rapids, including a 5-18-9 record on the road.

CONGESTION CHARGE

It’s the first time in club history that the side has reached the Semifinals of the current Concacaf Champions League format, though the side did advance to the Semifinals of the tournament’s precursor - the Concacaf Champions Cup. Sporting KC advanced to the Semifinals of the Champions Cup in 2002 only to be defeated by Mexican side Monarcas Morelia 7-2 on aggregate.

While racking up the travel miles, Sporting Kansas City has also been racking up the miles on the legs of its squad in the early part of the 2019 season. Starting with the Feb. 21 match against Toluca in the Concacaf Champions League Round of 16, the side has already played six games in the space of 21 days, and will have played seven in the space of 24 days following this weekend’s road match against the Colorado Rapids.

Monterrey are currently top of the Liga MX standings in the 2019 Clausura and advanced to the Semifinals of the Champions League by defeating Salvadorian side Alianza in the Round of 16 before dispatching reigning MLS Cup Champions Atlanta United FC in the Quarterfinals.

Sporting KC rolled out an unchanged lineup in the first three games of the season: both legs against Toluca in the Champions League and the MLS opener against LAFC at Banc of California Stadium. Heading into the Champions League Quarterfinals First Leg against Panamanian side Independiente, Peter Vermes made eight changes to his team, giving starts to goalkeeper Adrian Zendejas, defenders Jaylin Lindsey, Botond Barath and Rodney Wallace, midfielders Kelyn Rowe and Yohan Croizet, and forwards Erik Hurtado and Daniel Salloi. Sporting KC returned to its original group, sans the injured Andreu Fontas and suspended Roger Espinoza who were replaced by Botond Barath and Gianluca Busio in the 2-0 win over Philadelphia on Sunday. Espinoza and Salloi returned to the lineup for the 3-0 victory in the Second Leg on Thursday.

NEMO FINDING BIG GOALS ON THE BIG STAGE

Sporting Kansas City forward Krisztian Nemeth continued his blistering form to start the 2019 season with a brace in Thursday’s 3-0 victory over Independiente in the Concacaf Champions League Quarterfinals Second Leg to help Sporting advance 4-2 on aggregate.

When Sporting KC faced Toluca, Los Angeles FC and Independiente all on the road in the space of a week, it marked the third time in club history that the side has played three road games in the space of a week, and first time ever with three road games in a week with at least one outside of the country.

Nemeth, who re-joined Sporting KC for a second stint last August, now has five goals in five games to start the season - four in the Champions League and one in MLS regular season play. In 2018, Toronto FC’s Sebastian Giovinco and Jonathan Osorio each finished as the tournament’s top scorers with four goals each. Nemeth is currently tied for the tournament-lead with four goals alongside Tigres UANL’s Enner Valencia.

In the current seven-game stretch, Sporting KC will have played in all four continental U.S. time zones: Central Time: Feb. 21 vs. Toluca, Feb. 28 at Toluca, March 10 vs. Philadelphia, March 14 vs. Independiente. Pacific Time: March 3 at LAFC. Eastern Time: March 6 at Independiente. Mountain Time: March 17 at Colorado Rapids.

The Hungarian international has also shown that he can score on the big stage, netting the game-winner in the Champions League Round of 16 First Leg against Toluca, scoring in Sporting’s MLS opener on the road at Los Angeles FC and netting twice including the game-winner - in Thursday’s victory over Independiente.

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GLOBE TROTTING

2026 WORLD CUP HEADING TO NORTH AMERICA

Sporting Kansas City finally returned home from Panama last week after taking on Club Atletico Independiente in the Concacaf Champions League Quarterfinals on Wednesday. The club wrapped up an unprecedented road trip that saw the side play in three countries and cover nearly 10,000 air miles in an 18-day span.

The United Bid of Canada, Mexico, and the United States was selected to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by the 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow. Kansas City is one of 23 Candidate Host Cities in the United Bid. The vote, which occurred a day before the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, also marks the first time three nations have been selected to co-host a FIFA World Cup and the first time the FIFA World Cup will be played in North America in 32 years. The United Bid offers FIFA and its 211 Member Associations unity, certainty, and opportunity as they prepare to host the largest FIFA World Cup in history.

During that stretch, Sporting spent just four full days in Kansas City and played four competitive matches in three different times zones, three of which took place away from home, each in a different country. The wild travel schedule amounted to six separate flights and approximately 9,760 miles. Date Feb. 18 Feb. 23 Feb. 27 March 1 March 4 March 7

Flight Phoenix to KC KC to Albuquerque Albuquerque to Toluca Toluca to LA LA to Panama City Panama City to KC

Note End of preseason Training camp #TOLvSKC #LAFCvSKC #CAIvSKC Return home

Distance 1,040 miles 720 miles 1,170 miles 1,530 miles 3,010 miles 2,290 miles

Running Total 1,040 miles 1,760 miles 2,930 miles 4,460 miles 7,470 miles 9,760 miles

With the FIFA Congress decision to award the 2026 FIFA World Cup, to the federations of Canada, Mexico, and the United States, the three nations will jointly manage preparations for the 2026 FIFA World Cup until FIFA establishes their operations to manage the competition. Among other decisions, FIFA will make the final selection of host cities for the 2026 competition from the 23 candidates proposed in the United Bid. Each of the United Bid’s 23 proposed stadiums are fully built, occupied and operational, ensuring long-term use following the 2026 World Cup. The United Bid has 150 existing world-class training facilities, millions of hotel rooms, and advanced infrastructure. The United Bid is expected to generate more than $14 billion in revenue and $11 billion in profits for FIFA, which will be shared with the 211 FIFA Member Associations, helping further develop and expand the game of football across the globe.

Sporting have played three away games in a seven-day period just twice previously, in 1999 and 2006. Neither road trip required SKC to leave the country, let alone do it twice.

RECORD-SETTING 2018

Sporting Kansas City enjoyed a historic 2018 season that saw the club set new records in multiple attacking categories. Most notably, the club shattered the franchise’s all-time goalscoring record by tallying 65 goals in 34 games, eclipsing the 61 goals the then Kansas City Wizards tallied in their inaugural season in 1996.

PLAYOFF STREAK REACHES EIGHT SEASONS

In 2018, Sporting KC continued its impressive streak of postseason appearances, becoming just the sixth club in MLS history to make at least eight straight trips to the MLS Cup Playoffs, while Manager Peter Vermes is now just the third coach to lead the same team to eight straight playoff appearances.

As well as their overall goalscoring exploits, Sporting Kansas City also set new club records in five other offensive categories: Road Goals (31), Goal Difference (+25), Assists (69), Shots (583) and Corner Kicks (206).

LONGEST MLS PLAYOFF STREAKS Club Seasons LA Galaxy 10 (1996-2005) Seattle Sounders FC 10 (2009-2018) *active New York Red Bulls 9 (2010-2018) *active Sporting KC 8 (2011-2018) *active LA Galaxy 8 (2009-2016) NE Revolution 8 (2002-2009) Real Salt Lake 7 (2008-2014)

Peter Vermes’ side also found multiple goals in 25 of the club’s 40 matches in all competitions last season and was only shutout seven times. Sporting KC finished the regular season as the fourth highest scoring team in MLS with 65 goals, while the side scored 79 goals when including the MLS Cup Playoffs and U.S. Open Cup play. Sporting had 16 different goalscorers last year in MLS play - which was tied for the second highest number of goalscorers across a single squad this season. In 2018, SKC found goals from Daniel Salloi (14), Johnny Russell (10), Diego Rubio (10), Felipe Gutierrez (7), Gerso Fernandes (6), Ilie Sanchez (5), Ike Opara (3), Yohan Croizet (3), Roger Espinoza (3), Khiry Shelton (2), Graham Zusi (2), Jimmy Medranda (2), Cristian Lobato (2), Wan Kuzain Wan Kamal (1), Krisztian Nemeth (1) and Gianluca Busio (1). The 6-0 triumph over Vancouver Whitecaps FC on April 20, 2018 tied club records for largest margin of victory and most goals scored in a competitive match. Sporting KC finished the year with 65 goals in 34 regular-season matches, having scored 40 in all of 2017. The last time Sporting KC hit six goals in an MLS match was on June 20, 1999.

LONGEST MLS PLAYOFF STREAKS BY A COACH WITH THE SAME TEAM Coach Club Years Seasons Peter Vermes Sporting KC 8 2011-2018 (active) Bruce Arena LA Galaxy 8 2009-2016 Steve Nicol NE Revolution 8 2002-2009 Sigi Schmid Seattle Sounders 7 2009-2015 LA Galaxy 6 1999-2004 Jason Kreis Real Salt Lake 6 2008-2013

VERMES ENTERS 11th SEASON

VERMES VERBATIM

Vermes is the longest tenured coach that is currently in charge of a team in Major League Soccer, having been in charge of Sporting KC since 2009 - one year longer than Ben Olsen has been at the helm at D.C. United. Vermes became the longest tenured coach in MLS when then LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena took the USMNT job in late 2016.

On the first goal: “The great thing is we had a good mentality. We never stopped and it was a matter of finding the first goal. Their goalkeeper, he stood on his head today. He had a lot of great saves and played very well. I thought he made a great save on (Graham) Zusi’s free kick. I think that was a big moment in the game. There were a few chances we had where he didn’t make saves where we kind of played them wide. I just felt it was inevitable. We were too good to not win the game and go through.”

Entering his 11th season at the helm of Sporting KC, manager Peter Vermes looks to win more hardware and guide his side to yet another postseason appearance in 2019. The task begins with the Concacaf Champions League, which began at the end of February, before MLS play began in March and U.S. Open Cup action starts later in the year.

See below for comments from Sporting KC Manager and Sporting Director Peter Vermes following the 3-0 victory over Club Atletico Independiente in the Concacaf Champions League Quarterfinals Round of 16 Second Leg at Children’s Mercy Park on March 14, 2019.

Vermes has guided Sporting KC to four titles under his watch, winning three Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cups in 2012, 2015 and 2017, and the MLS Cup in 2013. His trophy haul ranks as the second highest among active MLS coaches - only trailing Toronto FC’s Greg Vanney’s five championships. On a local level, Vermes’ 11 years with SKC is the second longest tenure by a head coach in the history of major KC professional sports behind Super Bowl champion and Pro Football Hall of Famer Hank Stram, who was Chiefs head coach from 1963-1974.

On being the first Sporting team to make the semis in the Champions League: “It’s a historical moment in that we’ve never made it this far and for us to take this step. To now have a little bit of a break, too. We play this weekend and then the FIFA window comes up and we have a little break there where we can get a couple of days off. The great thing is that the guys have worked really hard. The way that we’ve prepared up until this point, we’ve put a lot of emphasis on finding a way to get through these first two series and we’ve done that. It’s a big moment for the club but obviously we’ve got a big challenge in front of us with Monterrey.”

Vermes has compiled a 169-118-94 record in all competitions with Sporting KC, including a remarkable 20-6-3 mark in U.S. Open Cup contests. Vermes’ 134 wins in MLS regular-season action ranks fifth all-time and second among active coaches in MLS, trailing Los Angeles FC’s Bob Bradley.

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ALL-TIME REGULAR SEASON SERIES LEADERS

Sporting KC MLS record vs. Colorado Rapids: 25-23-14 Home games: 20-5-5 (62 GF, 30 GA) Road games: 5-18-9 (38 GF, 52 GA) Date 04/13/1996 05/05/1996 07/10/1996 08/07/1996 06/28/1997 08/28/1997 09/06/1997 09/26/1997 05/31/1998 07/19/1998 08/08/1998 09/02/1998 04/17/1999 07/07/1999 09/10/1999 09/25/1999 04/01/2000 04/29/2000 08/02/2000 08/26/2000 07/18/2001 08/12/2001 08/19/2001 03/23/2002 05/11/2002 09/14/2002 09/20/2002 07/04/2003 08/22/2003 09/13/2003 10/04/2003 05/01/2004 06/09/2004 09/10/2004 09/25/2004 04/02/2005 07/04/2005 07/08/2006 09/09/2006 05/19/2007 07/22/2007 04/05/2008 08/16/2008 03/28/2009 09/26/2009 04/10/2010 07/17/2010 05/28/2011 07/06/2011 05/19/2012 08/31/2013 03/29/2014 06/27/2015 08/29/2015 10/21/2015 04/13/2016 05/11/2016 07/16/2016 04/09/2017 05/27/2017 03/24/2018 05/05/2018

Score KC 3 vs COL 0 KC 0 at COL 4 KC 2 vs COL 0 KC 2 at COL 4 KC 3 at COL 3 KC 1 vs COL 0 KC 2 at COL 1 KC 5 vs COL 2 KC 1 at COL 2 KC 4 vs COL 1 KC 3 vs COL 1 KC 2 at COL 3 KC 1 at COL 1 KC 1 vs COL 2 KC 0 at COL 0 KC 0 vs COL 0 KC 3 vs COL 0 KC 5 at COL 0 KC 3 vs COL 1 KC 1 at COL 1 KC 0 at COL 0 KC 2 at COL 2 KC 3 vs COL 2 KC 1 vs COL 1 KC 0 at COL 2 KC 1 vs COL 2 KC 1 at COL 1 KC 2 at COL 3 KC 2 vs COL 2 KC 0 at COL 1 KC 4 vs COL 2 KC 2 vs COL 0 KC 1 at COL 0 KC 1 at COL 3 KC 1 vs COL 0 KC 3 vs COL 2 KC 1 at COL 2 KC 0 at COL 1 KC 4 vs COL 1 KC 1 at COL 1 KC 2 vs COL 2 KC 3 vs COL 2 KC 1 at COL 2 KC 1 at COL 2 KC 0 vs COL 0 KC 1 vs COL 0 KC 1 at COL 1 KC 1 at COL 1 KC 1 vs COL 1 KC 2 at COL 2 KC 2 vs COL 1 KC 3 at COL 2 KC 2 vs COL 0 KC 1 at COL 2 KC 0 vs COL 2 KC 1 vs COL 2 KC 0 at COL 1 KC 0 at COL 1 KC 3 vs COL 1 KC 0 at COL 1 KC 2 at COL 2 KC 1 vs COL 0

SPORTING KANSAS CITY 9 Klein, Preki 16 Preki 83 Preki 35 Preki 34 McKeon, Zavagnin 47 Kerry Zavagnin

Result Location W Arrowhead Stadium L Mile High Stadium W Arrowhead Stadium L Mile High Stadium SOW Mile High Stadium W Arrowhead Stadium W Mile High Stadium W Arrowhead Stadium L Mile High Stadium W Arrowhead Stadium W Arrowhead Stadium L Mile High Stadium SOL Mile High Stadium L Arrowhead Stadium SOL Mile High Stadium SOL Arrowhead Stadium W Arrowhead Stadium W Mile High Stadium W Arrowhead Stadium T (2OT) Mile High Stadium T (2OT) Mile High Stadium T (2OT) Mile High Stadium W Arrowhead Stadium T (2OT) Arrowhead Stadium L Invesco Field at Mile High L Arrowhead Stadium T (2OT) Invesco Field at Mile High L Invesco Field at Mile High T (2OT) Arrowhead Stadium L Invesco Field at Mile High W Arrowhead Stadium W Arrowhead Stadium W Invesco Field at Mile High L Invesco Field at Mile High W Arrowhead Stadium W Arrowhead Stadium L Invesco Field at Mile High L Invesco Field at Mile High W Arrowhead Stadium T Dick’s Sporting Goods Park T Arrowhead Stadium W CommunityAmerica Ballpark L Dick’s Sporting Goods Park L Dick’s Sporting Goods Park T CommunityAmerica Ballpark W CommunityAmerica Ballpark T Dick’s Sporting Goods Park T Dick’s Sporting Goods Park T Livestrong Sporting Park T Dick’s Sporting Goods Park W Sporting Park W Dick’s Sporting Goods Park W Sporting Park L Dick’s Sporting Goods Park L Sporting Park L Children’s Mercy Park L Dick’s Sporting Goods Park L Dick’s Sporting Goods Park W Children’s Mercy Park L Dick’s Sporting Goods Park T Dick’s Sporting Goods Park W Children’s Mercy Park

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7 6 6 65 18

GOALS ASSISTS SHOTS SHOTS ON GOAL FOULS COMMITTED FOULS SUFFERED

John Spencer Chris Henderson John Spencer John Spencer Pablo Mastroeni Chris Henderson

WINS LOSSES SHUTOUTS SAVES GOALS ALLOWED

Five Players 3 Cannon, Hahnemann 5 Scott Garlick 3 Marcus Hahnemann 44 Marcus Hahnemann 17

Tony Meola Tim Melia Tony Meola Tony Meola Tony Meola

8 7 53 29 35 36

ALL-TIME REGULAR SEASON GAME HIGHS SPORTING KANSAS CITY

COLORADO RAPIDS

GOALS ASSISTS SHOTS SHOTS ON GOAL FOULS COMMITTED FOULS SUFFERED

2 Nine Players 3 Preki (10/4/03) 9 Onandi Lowe (8/12/01) 5 Dom Dwyer (8/29/15) 7 Chris Henderson (8/26/00) 7 Three Players

Eight Players Six Players (9/14/02) Mark Chung (8/22/03) John Spencer (8/2/00) Chris Martinez (5/11/16) Kevin Doyle

2 2 8 5 7 7

Four Players Grafer, Kramer

9 5

SAVES GOALS ALLOWED

9 Bo Oshoniyi (9/10/04) 4 Mike Ammann (8/7/96)

ALL-TIME REGULAR SEASON SERIES STATS SPORTING KANSAS CITY Category Goals Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Offsides Corner Kicks

1 2 OT 36 64 0 374 495 7 148 211 3 394 408 12 87 86 0 142 166 3

Total 100 876 362 814 173 311

COLORADO RAPIDS Category Goals Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Offsides Corner Kicks

1 2 OT 32 50 0 330 407 9 130 152 2 439 481 8 92 78 2 150 149 8

Total 82 746 284 928 172 307

GOALS SCORED IN SERIES BY INTERVAL KC COL

1-15

8 11

16-30

12 10

31-45

16 11

CHILDREN’S MERCY PARK BY THE NUMBERS

19,505

CONSECUTIVE MLS SELLOUTS Dating back to April 2012 (including postseason)

ALL-TIME AVERAGE MLS ATTENDANCE 145 MLS matches since 2011 (including postseason)

SPORTING KC MATCHES PLAYED 137 MLS regular season, 8 MLS postseason, 19 Open Cup, 9 CCL, 5 friendlies

PERCENT CAPACITY IN MLS MATCHES 145 MLS matches since 2011 Seating capacity: 18,467

178

COLORADO RAPIDS

105.6 5

46-60

24 16

61-75

11 9

76-90

29 25

OT

0 0

Total

100 82

100

SPORTING KC MATCHES WON

not including penalty shootout victories in 2012 U.S. Open Cup and 2013 MLS Cup finals

310

SPORTING KC GOALS SCORED in 178 matches played at the stadium


Sporting KC Game Notes | March 17, 2019 at Colorado Rapids | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes SPORTING KANSAS CITY TRANSACTION TRACKER Players In

Players Out

Tyler Freeman (Signed as Homegrown Player - Oct. 2, 2018)

Kharlton Belmar (Option Declined - Nov. 30, 2018)

Rodney Wallace (Signed as Free Agent - Dec. 14, 2018)

Amer Didic (Option Declined - Nov. 30, 2018)

Erik Hurtado (Trade - Dec. 14, 2018)

Brad Evans (Option Declined/Retired - Nov. 30, 2018)

Botond Barath (Signing - Dec. 18, 2018)

Cristian Lobato (Option Declined - Nov. 30, 2018)

Kelyn Rowe (Trade - Dec. 18, 2018)

Colton Storm (Option Declined - Nov. 30, 2018)

Abdul Rwatubyaye (Signing - Feb. 5, 2019)

Diego Rubio (Trade - Dec. 14, 2018)

Gedion Zelalem (Signing - March 11, 2019)

Ike Opara (Trade - Jan. 28, 2019)

SPORTING KANSAS CITY TRANSACTION TIMELINE DATE Oct. 2: Nov. 30: Dec. 14: Dec. 14: Dec. 18: Dec. 18: Jan. 28: Feb. 5: March 11:

IN/OUT DETAILS IN Sporting KC signs F Tyler Freeman as a Homegrown player from the Sporting KC Academy. OUT Sporting KC declines options for D Amer Didic, D Brad Evans, D Colton Storm, M Cristian Lobato and F Kharlton Belmar. IN Sporting KC signs D Rodney Wallace as a free agent. IN/OUT Sporting KC acquires F Erik Hurtado from Vancouver Whitecaps FC (MLS) in exchange for the club’s natural second-round pick in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft and natural first-riund pick in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft. IN Sporting KC signs D Botond Barath, most recently at Budapest Honved FC (Hungary). IN/OUT Sporting KC acquires M Kelyn Rowe and $300,000 in allocation money from the Colorado Rapids (MLS) in exchange for F Diego Rubio. OUT Sporting KC acquires up to $1,000,000 in allocation money from Minnesota United FC (MLS) in exchange for D Ike Opara. IN Sporting KC acquires D Abdul Rwatubyaye in a transfer from Rayon Sports FC (Rwanda). IN Sporting KC acquires M Gedion Zelalem in a transfer from Arsenal FC (England).

CONSTRUCTING SPORTING KANSAS CITY Year

MLS SuperDraft

2009

Matt Besler (8th) Graham Zusi (23rd)

Signings

2011

Trades

Homegrown Players

Seth Sinovic (5/10/11)

2013

Jimmy Medranda (8/9/13)

2015

Tim Melia (12/23/14) Roger Espinoza (1/6/15)

2016

Daniel Salloi (1/13/16)

2017 2018

2019

Swope Park Rangers

Gerso Fernandes (1/4/17) Ilie Sanchez (1/13/17) Eric Dick (13th) Graham Smith (18th)

Gianluca Busio (8/25/17)

Yohan Croizet (12/15/17) Johnny Russell (1/31/18) Felipe Gutierrez (2/6/18) Andreu Fontas (8/8/18)

Krisztian Nemeth (8/6/18)

Jaylin Lindsey (1/1/18) Wan Kuzain (4/13/18)

Rodney Wallace (12/14/18) Botond Barath (12/18/18) Abdul Rwatubyaye (2/5/19) Gedion Zelalem (3/11/19)

Erik Hurtado (12/14/18) Kelyn Rowe (12/18/18)

Tyler Freeman (1/1/19)

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Adrian Zendejas (12/2/16)


Sporting KC Game Notes | March 17, 2019 at Colorado Rapids | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes SPORTING KANSAS CITY 2019 SCHEDULE AND RESULTS DATE

OPPONENT

COMPETITION

TIME (CT) / RESULT

TV / SCORERS

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21

DEPORTIVO TOLUCA

CCL

W

3-0

Nemeth, Gerso, Ilie

Thursday, February 28

at Deportivo Toluca

CCL

W

2-0

Gerso, Nemeth

Sunday, March 3

at Los Angeles FC

MLS

L

1-2

Nemeth

Wednesday, March 6

at Club Atletico Independiente

CCL

L

1-2

Ilie

SUNDAY, MARCH 10

PHILADELPHIA UNION

MLS

W

2-0

Ilie, Own Goal

THURSDAY, MARCH 14

CLUB ATLETICO INDEPENDIENTE CCL

W

3-0

Nemeth (2), Espinoza

Sunday, March 17

at Colorado Rapids

MLS

8:00

FOX Sports KC

SATURDAY, MARCH 30

MONTREAL IMPACT

MLS

2:00

FOX SPORTS KC PLUS

Tuesday-Thursday, April 2-4

at C.F. Monterrey

CCL

TBD

Yahoo Sports/UDN

Sunday, April 7

at FC Cincinnati

MLS

2:00

ESPN

TUESDAY-THURSDAY, APRIL 9-11 C.F. MONTERREY

CCL

TBD

YAHOO SPORTS/UDN

SUNDAY, APRIL 14

NEW YORK RED BULLS

MLS

6:00

FOX SPORTS 1

Saturday, April 20

at San Jose Earthquakes

MLS

9:00

FOX Sports KC Plus

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION

MLS

7:30

FOX SPORTS KC

SUNDAY, MAY 5

ATLANTA UNITED FC

MLS

8:00

FOX SPORTS 1

Sunday, May 12

at D.C. United

MLS

6:00

FOX Sports 1

SATURDAY, MAY 18

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC

MLS

7:30

FOX SPORTS KC PLUS

SUNDAY, MAY 26

SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC

MLS

5:00

FOX SPORTS 1

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29

LA GALAXY

MLS

7:30

FOX SPORTS KC PLUS

Saturday, June 1

at Houston Dynamo

MLS

7:30

FOX Sports KC

Friday, June 7

at Toronto FC

MLS

7:00

FOX Sports KC Plus

Sunday, June 23

at Columbus Crew SC

MLS

6:30

FOX Sports KC

Saturday, June 29

at Real Salt Lake

MLS

9:00

FOX Sports KC

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3

LOS ANGELES FC

MLS

7:30

FOX SPORTS KC PLUS

SATURDAY, JULY 6

CHICAGO FIRE

MLS

7:30

FOX SPORTS KC

Saturday, July 13

at Vancouver Whitecaps FC

MLS

9:00

FOX Sports KC

SATURDAY, JULY 20

FC DALLAS

MLS

7:30

FOX SPORTS KC PLUS

Friday, July 26

at New York City FC

MLS

6:30

FOX Sports 1

Sunday, August 4

at Seattle Sounders FC

MLS

9:00

FOX Sports 1

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10

REAL SALT LAKE

MLS

7:30

FOX SPORTS KC

Wednesday, August 14

at Orlando City SC

MLS

6:30

FOX Sports KC Plus

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES

MLS

7:30

FOX SPORTS KC PLUS

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22

MINNESOTA UNITED FC

MLS

8:30

ESPN

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31

HOUSTON DYNAMO

MLS

7:30

FOX SPORTS KC PLUS

Saturday, September 7

at Portland Timbers

MLS

9:30

FOX Sports KC

Sunday, September 15

at LA Galaxy

MLS

9:00

FOX Sports KC

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

COLORADO RAPIDS

MLS

7:30

FOX SPORTS KC PLUS

Wednesday, September 25

at Minnesota United FC

MLS

7:00

FOX Sports KC Plus

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

PORTLAND TIMBERS

MLS

6:30

FOX SPORTS KC

Sunday, October 8

at FC Dallas

MLS

3:00

FOX Sports KC

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Sporting KC Game Notes | March 17, 2019 at Colorado Rapids | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes 2019 REFEREE LOG (MLS REGULAR SEASON) REFEREE

RECORD

SKC FOULS

OPP. FOULS

SKC YC

OPP. YC

SKC RC

OPP. RC

SKC PK

OPP. PK

Robert Sibiga

0-1-0

17

11

6

3

1

0

0

0

Chris Penso

1-0-0

14

10

2

1

0

1

1

1

2019 VIDEO ASSISTANT REFEREE LOG (MLS REGULAR SEASON) DATE REFEREE VAR March 3 at LAFC Robert Sibiga Tim Ford

INCIDENT LAFC Penalty Not Awarded

DECISION Confirmed, No Penalty

March 10 vs. PHI

PHI Penalty Not Awarded

Overturned, Penalty Awarded

Vela’s shot hits Fontas in the mid-riff and Sibiga waves away the appeal. After reviewing the play, Sibiga confirms that no penalty will be given.

Chris Penso

Chico Grajeda

The ball strikes Sinovic’s arm in the box following a corner and Penso signals for another corner. After reviewing the play, Penso awards a penalty.

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Sporting KC Game Notes | March 17, 2019 at Colorado Rapids | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes SPORTING KC MISCELLANEOUS STATS (2019) 2019 Record When... Scoring first goal Conceding first goal Leading at halftime Tied at halftime Trailing at halftime

1-1-0 0-0-0 1-1-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

Scoring 0 goals Scoring 1 goal Scoring 2 goals Scoring 3 goals Scoring 4+ goals Allowing 0 goals Allowing 1 goal Allowing 2 goals Allowing 3 goals Allowing 4+ goals

0-0-0 0-1-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

Wearing Sporting blue Wearing black metallic Wearing Parley

1-1-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

Leading at 75’ Tied at 75’ Trailing at 75’

1-0-0 0-1-0 0-0-0

Outshooting opponent Outshot by opponent Shots even

1-0-0 0-1-0 0-0-0

With zero subs With one sub With two subs with three subs

0-1-0 0-0-0 1-0-0

Day games (before 5 p.m.) Games 5 p.m. CT or later

1-0-0 0-1-0

With red card for With red card against

0-1-0 1-0-0

Temperature 75 & up Temperature below 75

0-0-0 1-1-0

In Pacific time zone In Mountain time zone In Central time zone In Eastern time zone

0-1-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0

vs. Western Conference vs. Eastern Conference

0-1-0 1-0-0

On grass On turf

1-1-0 0-0-0

Quickest Goal...

Ilie Sanchez (3/10 vs. PHI) - 11th Minute

Quickest Goal Against...

Diego Rossi (3/3 at LAFC) - 47th Minute

Regular Season Record By Month March 2018 March all-time April 2018 April all-time May 2018 May all-time June 2018 June all-time July 2018 July all-time Aug. 2018 Aug. all-time Sept. 2018 Sept. all-time Oct. 2018 Oct. all-time

1-1-0 21-11-10 0-0-0 45-37-16 0-0-0 38-46-27 0-0-0 43-30-26 0-0-0 51-38-28 0-0-0 45-51-17 0-0-0 34-41-19 0-0-0 24-17-18

vs. Atlanta United FC vs. Chicago Fire vs. Colorado Rapids vs. Columbus Crew SC vs. D.C. United vs. FC Cincinnati vs. FC Dallas vs. Houston Dynamo vs. Los Angeles FC vs. LA Galaxy vs. Minnesota United FC vs. Montreal Impact vs. NE Revolution vs. New York City FC vs. New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC vs. Philadelphia Union vs. Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake vs. SJ Earthquakes vs. Seattle Sounders FC vs. Toronto FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

Game-winning goals after 75’...

None

Game-tying goals after 75’...

None

Game-winning goals against after 75’...

Adama Diomande (3/3 at LAFC) - 94+ Minute

Game-tying goals against after 75’...

None

Red Cards...

Roger Espinoza (3/3 at LAFC) - 84th Minute

Red Cards Against...

Regular Season Team-By-Team (in 2019)

Shutouts 1-0-0 One-goal games 0-1-0 On ESPN/ESPN2 On FOX/FS1 On FSKC

SPORTING KC IN 2019 (MLS REGULAR SEASON)

0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-1-0

1-0-1 (0-0-0) 16-26-11 (0-0-0) 25-23-14 (0-0-0) 25-22-8 (0-0-0) 21-21-13 (0-0-0) 0-0-0 (0-0-0) 25-23-12 (0-0-0) 7-10-12 (0-0-0) 2-1-0 (0-1-0) 23-24-15 (0-0-0) 3-1-2 (0-0-0) 6-4-3 (0-0-0) 25-18-11 (0-0-0) 2-2-0 (0-0-0) 21-21-13 (0-0-0) 2-1-1 (0-0-0) 6-6-5 (1-0-0) 7-3-4 (0-0-0) 9-11-8 (0-0-0) 26-24-8 (0-0-0) 5-9-4 (0-0-0) 14-4-7 (0-0-0) 8-3-3 (0-0-0)

Marco Fabian (3/10 vs. PHI) - 60th Minute

Penalty Kicks...

Ilie Sanchez (3/10 vs. PHI) - Scored on Andre Blake

Penalty Kicks Against...

Marco Fabian (3/10 vs. PHI) - Saved by Tim Melia

Penalty Kicks Earned...

Gianluca Busio (3/10 vs. PHI) - 11th Minute

Youngest Goalscorer...

Ilie Sanchez (3/10 vs. PHI) - 28 years and 109 days

Oldest Goalscorer...

Krisztian Nemeth (3/3 at LAFC) - 30 years and 57 days

Youngest Starter...

Gianluca Busio (3/10 vs. PHI) - 16 years and 286 days

Youngest to play in a game...

Gianluca Busio (3/10 vs. PHI) - 16 years and 286 days

Oldest Starter...

Tim Melia (3/10 vs. PHI) - 32 years and 299 days

Oldest to play in a game...

Tim Melia (3/10 vs. PHI) - 32 years and 299 days

Regular Season Home and Away Overall All-time 2019 at home All-time at home 2019 on road All-time on road

301-271-161 1-0-0 197-94-75 0-1-0 104-177-86

2019 MLS REGULAR SEASON TEAM STATS GOALS 1 2 TOTAL SPORTING KC 2 1 3 OPPONENT 0 2 2

SHOTS 1 2 TOTAL SPORTING KC 13 14 27 OPPONENT 15 14 29

SHOTS ON GOAL 1 2 TOTAL SPORTING KC 5 4 9 OPPONENT 5 5 10

FOULS 1 2 TOTAL SPORTING KC 20 11 31 OPPONENT 8 13 21

OFFSIDES 1 2 TOTAL SPORTING KC 3 1 4 OPPONENT 4 2 6

CORNER KICKS 1 2 TOTAL SPORTING KC 3 3 6 OPPONENT 3 9 12

CAUTIONS 1 2 TOTAL SPORTING KC 7 1 8 OPPONENT 1 3 4

EJECTIONS 1 2 TOTAL SPORTING KC 0 1 1 OPPONENT 0 1 1

PK’S (MADE/ATTEMPTED) 1 2 TOTAL SPORTING KC 1/1 0/0 1/1 OPPONENT 0/0 0/1 0/1

SPORTING KC ALL-TIME WIN/LOSS RECORDS IN COMPETITIVE MATCHES OVERALL Competition MLS Reg. Season MLS Playoffs U.S. Open Cup International TOTAL

W L T 301 271 161 18 22 10 30 16 7 13 13 9 362 322 187

HOME GF GA 1030 963 66 67 108 63 48 47 1252 1140

Competition MLS Reg. Season MLS Playoffs U.S. Open Cup International TOTAL

W L T 197 94 75 15 4 3 21 7 3 8 4 5 241 109 86

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AWAY GF GA 618 425 41 20 72 30 26 13 757 488

Competition MLS Reg. Season MLS Playoffs U.S. Open Cup International TOTAL

W L T 104 177 86 2 17 7 9 9 4 5 9 3 120 212 100

GF GA 412 538 22 44 36 33 22 34 492 649

Neutral site MLS Cup Playoffs International TOTAL

W L T 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1

GF GA 3 3 0 0 3 3


Sporting KC Game Notes | March 17, 2019 at Colorado Rapids | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes SPORTING KC 2019 MLS REGULAR SEASON BOX SCORES March 3, 2019: Los Angeles FC 2-1 Sporting KC MLS Regular Season | Banc of California Stadium | Los Angeles, CA Attendance: 22,099 Weather: Cloudy and 59 degrees Sporting KC (0-1-0, 0 points) Los Angeles FC (1-0-0, 3 points) Sporting KC GK Melia D Zusi D Fontas (Barath 69’) D Besler (C) D Sinovic M Ilie M Espinoza M Gutierrez (Rowe 62’) F Russell F Nemeth F Gerso (Salloi 73’)

1 2 F 1 0 0 0 2 2

Los Angeles FC GK Miller D Beitashour D Zimmerman D Segura D Harvey M Kaye M Atuesta M Nguyen (Blessing 72’) F Vela (C) F Ramirez (Diomande 59’) F Rossi (Vassell 85’)

March 10, 2019: Sporting KC 2-0 Philadelphia Union MLS Regular Season | Children’s Mercy Park | Kansas City, KS Attendance: 18,738 Weather: Sunny and 43 degrees Sporting KC (1-1-0, 3 points) Philadelphia Union (0-2-0, 0 points) Sporting KC GK Melia D Zusi D Barath D Besler (C) D Sinovic M Ilie (Croizet 84’) M Busio (Rowe 78’) M Gutierrez F Russell (Salloi 80’) F Nemeth F Gerso

1 2 F 1 1 2 0 0 0

Philadelphia Union GK Blake D Gaddis D Elliott D Trusty D Wagner M Creavalle (Jones 78’) M Medunjanin M Bedoya (C) M Fabian F Picault (Santos 73’) F Burke (Ilsinho 79’)

Subs not used: Subs not used: Zendejas (GK) Sisniega (GK) Wallace El-Munir Croizet Silva Hurtado Brewer

Subs not used: Subs not used: Zendejas (GK) Carlos (GK) Rwatubyaye Collin Wallace Mbaizo Hurtado Aaronson

Scoring Summary: SKC - Krisztian Nemeth 1 (Johnny Russell 1) 16’ LAFC - Diego Rossi 1 (Eduard Atuesta 1) 47’ LAFC - Adama Diomande 1 (Jordan Harvey 1) 94+

Scoring Summary: SKC - Ilie Sanchez 1 (Penalty Kick) 11’ SKC - Own Goal (Jack Elliott) 80’

Misconduct Summary: SKC - Felipe Gutierrez (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 10’ SKC - Gerso Fernandes (Yellow Card; Dissent) 17’ SKC - Seth Sinovic (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 27’ SKC - Roger Espinoza (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 31’ SKC - Krisztian Nemeth (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 42’ SKC - Graham Zusi (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 51’ LAFC - Jordan Harvey (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 66’ LAFC - Latif Blessing (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 81’ SKC - Roger Espinoza (Yellow Card/Red Card; Unsporting Behavior) 84’ LAFC - Eduard Atuesta (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 89’

Misconduct Summary: SKC - Graham Zusi (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 22’ PHI - Marco Fabian (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 31’ SKC - Gianluca Busio (Yellow Card; Time Wasting) 37’ PHI - Marco Fabian (Red Card; Serious Foul) 60’

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

SKC 11 (5) 4 17 1 0

LAFC 14 (6) 4 11 4 7

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

SKC 16 (4) 4 14 3 6

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PHI 15 (4) 2 10 2 5


Sporting KC Game Notes | March 17, 2019 at Colorado Rapids | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes SPORTING KC 2019 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE BOX SCORES February 21, 2019: Sporting KC 3-0 Deportivo Toluca Concacaf Champions League | Children’s Mercy Park | Kansas City, KS Attendance: 13,927 Weather: Clear and 36 degrees 1 2 F 1 2 3 0 0 0

Sporting KC (1-0-0) Deportivo Toluca (0-1-0) Sporting KC GK Melia D Zusi D Fontas D Besler (C) D Sinovic M Ilie M Espinoza (Rowe 78’) M Gutierrez F Russell F Nemeth (Hurtado 82) F Gerso (Salloi 87’)

Deportivo Toluca GK Talavera (C) D Salinas D Maidana D Tobio D Gonzalez M Pardo M Rios (Acero 76’) M Mancuello M Barrientos (Lopez 62’) M Mendoza F Triverio (Gigliotti 21’)

February 28, 2019: Deportivo Toluca 0-2 Sporting KC (0-5 agg.) Concacaf Champions League | Estadio Nemesio Diez | Toluca, Mexico Attendance: 14,519 Weather: Clear and 57 degrees 1 2 F 1 1 2 0 0 0

Sporting KC (2-0-0) Deportivo Toluca (0-2-0) Sporting KC GK Melia D Zusi D Fontas D Besler (C) D Sinovic M Ilie M Espinoza M Gutierrez (Rowe 70’) F Russell (Salloi 66’) F Nemeth (Hurtado 73) F Gerso

Deportivo Toluca GK Talavera (C) D Salinas D Mora D Maidana D Gonzalez M Barrientos (Rubio 72’) M Rios M Medina M Acero F Gigliotti (Garcia 64’) F Abella (Mendoza 46’)

Subs not used: Subs not used: Zendejas (GK) L. Garcia (GK) Barath S. Garcia Wallace Mora Busio Esquivel

Subs not used: Subs not used: Zendejas (GK) L. Garcia (GK) Barath Castaneda Wallace Lopez Croizet Mancuello

Scoring Summary: SKC - Krisztian Nemeth 1 (Gerso Fernandes 1) 35’ SKC - Gerso Fernandes 1 (Unassisted) 52’ SKC - Ilie Sanchez 1 (Unassisted) 72’

Scoring Summary: SKC - Gerso Fernandes 2 (Roger Espinoza 1) 8’ SKC - Krisztian Nemeth 2 (Penalty Kick) 62’

Misconduct Summary: TOL - Rodrigo Salinas (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 39’ TOL - Osvaldo Gonzalez (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 83’ SKC - Seth Sinovic (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 86’ Stats Summary Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

SKC 13 (4) 3 21 2 4

TOL 9 (3) 1 18 2 1

March 6, 2019: Independiente 2-1 Sporting KC Concacaf Champions League | Estadio Agustin Sanchez | Chorrera, Panama Attendance: N/A Weather: Clear and 82 degrees 1 2 F 0 1 1 1 1 2

Sporting KC (2-1-0) CA Independiente (2-0-1) Sporting KC GK Zendejas D Lindsey D Barath D Besler (C) D Wallace M Ilie M Espinoza M Rowe (Russell 68’) F Croizet (Busio 81’) F Hurtado F Salloi (Gerso 78’)

CA Independiente GK Guerra D Cordoba D Negrete D Torres (C) D Avila M Browne M Ayarza M Bolivar M Ivey (Navarro 92+) F Gonzalez F Barrow (Corpas 56’)

Subs not used: Subs not used: Melia (GK) Roberts (GK) Sinovic Rosales Smith Bellino Nemeth Piedrahita Soraca Scoring Summary: CAI - Romeesh Ivey 3 (Omar Browne 2) 39’ SKC - Ilie Sanchez 2 (Penalty Kick) 51’ CAI - Alexis Corpas 1 (Gustavo Bolivar 1) 59’ Misconduct Summary: SKC - Daniel Salloi (Yellow Card; Argument) 63’ Stats Summary Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

SKC 11 (4) 5 13 0 5

CAI 18 (7) 3 14 2 6

Misconduct Summary: TOL - Pablo Barrientos (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 11’ TOL - Adrian Mora (Red Card; DOGSO) 62’ Stats Summary Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

SKC 11 (6) 0 14 3 1

TOL 10 (0) 4 10 0 5

March 14, 2019: Sporting KC 3-0 Independiente (4-2 agg.) Concacaf Champions League | Children’s Mercy Park | Kansas City, KS Attendance: 13,212 Weather: Rainy and 40 degrees 1 2 F 0 3 3 0 0 0

Sporting KC (3-1-0) CA Independiente (2-1-1) Sporting KC GK Melia D Zusi D Barath D Besler (C) D Sinovic (Wallace 92+) M Ilie M Espinoza M Gutierrez F Russell F Nemeth (Croizet 89’) F Salloi (Gerso 21’)

CA Independiente GK Guerra D Cordoba (Bellino 84’) D Negrete D Torres (C) M Gonzalez M Ayarza (Barrow 78’) M Vence M Ivey F Aguilar F Bolivar (Corpas 64’) F Browne

Subs not used: Subs not used: Zendejas (GK) Roberts (GK) Rwatubyaye Avila Busio Navarro Rowe Piedrahita Scoring Summary: SKC - Krisztian Nemeth 3 (Botond Barath 1) 74’ SKC - Roger Espinoza 1 (Johnny Russell 1) 81’ SKC - Krisztian Nemeth 4 (Gerso Fernandes 2) 86’ Misconduct Summary: CAI - Francisco Vence (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 29’ CAI - Abdiel Ayarza (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 35’ SKC - Felipe Gutierrez (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 57’ CAI - Jose Guerra (Yellowm Card; Time Wasting) 64’ SKC - Krisztian Nemeth (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 83’ Stats Summary Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

SKC 27 (13) 3 17 2 13

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CAI 5 (3) 10 9 1 1


Sporting KC Game Notes | March 17, 2019 at Colorado Rapids | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes SPORTING KC STARTERS BY POSITION (2019 REGULAR SEASON)

Formation: 4-3-3

NOTE: Chart does not account for players interchanging and/or switching positions over the course of a match. Substitute players are not listed.

Center forward Krisztian Nemeth 2

Left forward

Right forward

Gerso Fernandes 2

Johnny Russell 2

Left-center midfielder

Right-center midfielder

Felipe Gutierrez 2

Roger Espinoza 1 Gianluca Busio 1

Defensive midfielder Ilie 2

Left back

Seth Sinovic 2

Left center back

Right center back

Matt Besler 2

Andreu Fontas 1 Botond Barath 1

Goalkeeper Tim Melia 2

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Right back Graham Zusi 2


Sporting KC Game Notes | March 17, 2019 at Colorado Rapids | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes SPORTING KC 2019 REGULAR-SEASON RESULTS DATE

March 3 March 10 March 17 March 30 April 7 April 14 April 20 April 27 May 5 May 12 May 18 May 26 May 29 June 1 June 7 June 23 June 29 July 3 July 6 July 13 July 20 July 26 Aug. 4 Aug. 10 Aug. 14 Aug. 17 Aug. 22 Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 15 Sept. 21 Sept. 25 Sept. 29 Oct. 6

OPPONENT

at Los Angeles FC vs. Philadelphia Union at Colorado Rapids vs. Montreal Impact at FC Cincinnati vs. New York Red Bulls at San Jose Earthquakes vs. New England Revolution vs. Atlanta United FC at D.C. United vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Seattle Sounders FC vs. LA Galaxy at Houston Dynamo at Toronto FC at Columbus Crew SC at Real Salt Lake vs. Los Angeles FC vs. Chicago Fire at Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. FC Dallas at New York City FC at Seattle Sounders FC vs. Real Salt Lake at Orlando City SC vs. San Jose Earthquakes vs. Minnesota United FC vs. Houston Dynamo at Portland Timbers at LA Galaxy vs. Colorado Rapids at Minnesota United FC vs. Portland Timbers at FC Dallas

RESULT L W

SCORE 1-2 2-0

ATTEND. 22,099 18,738

RECORD PLACE PTS. GOALSCORERS 0-1-0 1-1-0

T-10 T-7

0 3

Nemeth Ilie, Own Goal

SPORTING KC 2019 REGULAR-SEASON STATS 2019 SPORTING KANSAS CITY STATISTICS (1-1-0, 3 pts.) THROUGH GAMES OF MARCH 10, 2019 UNF POS PLAYER 9 F Krisztian Nemeth 6 M Ilie Sanchez 7 F Johnny Russell 2 D Botond Barath 5 D Matt Besler 13 M Gianluca Busio 10 M Yohan Croizet 17 M Roger Espinoza 12 F Gerso Fernandes 4 D Andreu Fontas 21 M Felipe Gutierrez 29 GK Tim Melia 11 M Kelyn Rowe 20 F Daniel Salloi 15 D Seth Sinovic 8 D Graham Zusi 18 GK Eric Dick 23 F Tyler Freeman 19 F Erik Hurtado 75 M Wan Kuzain 26 D Jaylin Lindsey 94 D Jimmy Medranda 3 D Abdul Rwatubyaye 16 D Graham Smith 22 D Rodney Wallace 1 GK Adrian Zendejas Own-goals received Team totals Opponent totals

GP 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2

GS MIN 2 180 2 174 2 170 1 112 2 180 1 78 0 6 1 84 2 163 1 68 2 152 2 180 0 40 0 27 2 180 2 180 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 180 2 180

G 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2

A 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHT 5 4 2 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 5 0 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SOG 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FC 3 1 1 2 0 2 2 5 4 0 2 0 1 0 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FS 1 4 4 0 1 1 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

OFF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CK 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

C 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 2

27 29

9 10

31 21

21 31

4 6

6 12

8 4

1 1

SH 10 10 9

SV 8 8 6

GA 2 2 3

GAA 1.00 1.00 1.50

PG 0 0 1

PA 1 1 1

W 1 1 1

L 1 1 1

T 0 0 0

SO 1 1 0

GAME-WINNING GOALS: Ilie Sanchez 1 GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: None PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: Ilie Sanchez 1-1 SPORTING KANSAS CITY INDIVIDUAL GOALKEEPING UNF POS 29 GK

GOALKEEPER Tim Melia Team totals Opponent totals

GP 2 2 2

GS 2 2 2

MIN 180 180 180

13


Sporting KC Game Notes | March 17, 2019 at Colorado Rapids | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes Manager | Peter Vermes

Assistant Coach | Kerry Zavagnin Assistant Coach Kerry Zavagnin first joined Kansas City in 2000 as a holding midfielder and was an integral part of the club’s midfield for the next nine seasons, during which time he helped lead the Wizards to MLS Cup (2000) and U.S. Open Cup (2004) Championships. He was named to the MLS All-Star team and the Best XI in 2004. Zavagnin’s primary duties as an assistant include scouting, developing Sporting Kansas City’s younger players, breaking down film and assisting with training sessions, among others.

Peter Vermes is entering his 11th season as Sporting Kansas City Manager in 2019 and is the longest-tenured active head coach in MLS. He is the team’s longest-serving manager and his 168 coaching victories in all competitions are the most club history. During his tenure, he has won four major trophies – the 2012, 2015 and 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cups and the 2013 MLS Cup championship – and finished atop the Eastern Conference regular-season standings in 2011 and 2012, as well as the Western Conference in 2018. His three U.S. Open Cup championships are the third most in Open Cup history. He is the first coach in club history to lead Sporting KC to eight straight postseason appearances, as well as the only person to ever win the MLS Cup as both a player and a coach with the same team. His 134 regular-season wins top the club’s all-time chart and rank fifth most in MLS history. He passed his former coach Bob Gansler as the winningest manager in team history with a 3-1 win over Real Salt Lake on Aug. 12, 2015, his 109th victory in all competitions.

He started his professional career with the New York/New Jersey MetroStars, where he played in 39 games over two seasons. After spending one season with the Lehigh Valley Steam (USL-1), Zavagnin came to Kansas City in 2000. He played 237 games (228 starts) and logged 20,516 minutes for Kansas City, setting team records in both categories before both were overtaken by Matt Besler early in 2018. He scored eight goals and added 22 assists in his nine seasons in Kansas City blue. Zavagnin was named Team Defender of the Year in 2001.

On August 4, 2018, Vermes coached his 302nd MLS regular-season game with Sporting KC, becoming the league’s all-time leader in games coached for one club. He was named the first-ever Sporting Executive of the Year by his peers in 2018. Vermes has coached 381 total games during his Kansas City coaching career, most in club history.

On top of his club success in Kansas City, Zavagnin also appeared 21 times for the United States Men’s National Team. He recorded one assist for the U.S., who went 15-2-4 when Zavagnin featured. He married his wife Mirriam prior to the 2009 season, when he became an assistant coach at the club.

Vermes oversees all soccer operations for Sporting KC, including the active roster, the Swope Park Rangers (USL) and the Sporting KC Academy. Vermes entered MLS ahead of its inaugural season in 1996 and retired from the league in 2002, closing out his playing career in Kansas City after stints with the New York/New Jersey MetroStars and Colorado Rapids.

Assistant Coach | Zoran Savic Assistant Coach Zoran Savic joined Sporting Kansas City late in the 2009 season after a 30-year career at all levels of the game in the United States. A native of Gornji Milanovac, Yugoslavia, Savic began his journey through American soccer with the Buffalo Stallions of the Major Indoor Soccer League in 1980. Savic would go on to star for several MISL teams, with his most prosperous period coming with the Kansas City Comets, with whom he scored 70 goals in just over 100 appearances from 1982-1984.

Following a standout high school career in which he was named New Jersey Player of the Year, Vermes was a star forward and All-American at Rutgers University. After college, Vermes represented the United States in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, Korea, and was named 1988 Chevrolet U.S. Male Soccer Athlete of the Year for his efforts. Vermes was an integral part of a young U.S. team at the 1990 World Cup in Italy, where he nearly scored a sensational goal against the host Azzurri. It was the first time the U.S. had qualified for the World Cup in 40 years and set the stage for the progress of the U.S. National Team. In 1989 and 1990, Vermes became the first American to play in the Hungarian and Dutch First Divisions, playing for Raba ETO and FC Volendam, respectively. He later spent five years with Figueras of the Spanish Second Division.

After retiring as a player in 1991, Savic turned his attention to coaching in the indoor game. Savic led the Kansas City Attack from 1992-1996, winning Coach of the Year honors for the 1994-1995 season while also serving as the team’s General Manager. Savic later coached the Kansas City Comets from 2000-2005. In 2007 Savic switched to the outdoor game, joining Chivas USA as an assistant to then-head coach Preki before moving into the commentary booth for Kansas City matches in 2008 and 2009. Savic’s career as a commentator was cut short, however, when newly installed Manager Peter Vermes tabbed Savic to be part of his coaching staff late in the 2009 season.

For MLS’s inaugural season in 1996, Vermes served as captain of the New York/New Jersey MetroStars. In 1997, he was traded to the Colorado Rapids for current Sporting KC Assistant Coach Kerry Zavagnin and played in Denver through the 1999 season, leading the Rapids to the 1997 MLS Cup Final.

Goalkeeper Coach | Alec Dufty

Vermes joined Kansas City in 2000 for what would be the most successful seasons of his MLS career. During his first year in Kansas City, he anchored one of the best defenses in league history and won MLS Defender of the Year honors in helping lead the Wizards to the 2000 MLS Cup Championship. He retired in 2002 after appearing in 209 MLS matches (including playoffs) and playing more than 18,000 minutes. In 2013, Vermes was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Year

Goalkeeper coach Alec Dufty enters his third season with Sporting Kansas City having been introduced to the organization as the Swope Park Rangers goalkeeper coach in the side’s inaugural season in 2016. In his first season working with Sporting KC’s goalkeepers, starting goalkeeper Tim Melia enjoyed a record-breaking season where he was named the 2017 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year.

PETER VERMES HEAD COACHING RECORD AT SPORTING KC MLS Playoffs Open Cup International Total

2009 3-6-3 --- 2010 11-13-6 --- 2011 13-9-12 2-1-0 2012 18-7-9 1-1-0 2013 17-10-7 2-1-2 2014 14-13-7 0-1-0 2015 14-11-9 0-0-1 2016 13-13-8 0-1-0 2017 12-9-13 0-1-0 2018 18-8-8 1-1-2 2019 1-1-0 0-0-0 TOTAL 134-100-82 6-7-5

--- 0-1-0 3-1-0 4-0-1 1-1-0 1-1-0 4-0-1 1-1-0 4-0-1 2-1-0 0-0-0 20-6-3

--- --- --- --- 2-0-2 3-2-1 --- 1-2-1 --- --- 3-1-0 9-5-4

A former MLS player, Dufty began his playing career with the New York Red Bulls in 2009, making one appearance before joining the MLS reserve goalkeeper pool. In 2010, Dufty joined USSF D2 Pro League side AC St. Louis, making 30 appearances before returning to MLS with the Chicago Fire in late 2010.

3-6-3 11-14-6 18-11-12 23-8-10 22-12-11 18-17-8 18-11-11 15-17-9 16-9-13 21-10-10 4-2-0 169-118-94

He announced his retirement at the conclusion of the 2011 season. Dufty then took to coaching, first working with Florida Gulf Coast University and then the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2015, Dufty served as goalkeeper coach for Toronto FC II in their inaugural USL season.

Fitness Coach | Mateus Manoel Mateus Manoel is in his eighth season with Sporting KC as Head Fitness Coach. His responsibilities cover all aspects of sport performance and science for the team, including strength and conditioning, injury prevention, field practices, nutrition, fitness monitoring (training load and readiness), player re-adaptation following rehab and recovery. In the summer of 2010, Manoel was an Assistant Fitness Coach for the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team during the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. He had formerly served as the Head Fitness Coach for the Mexican Men’s National Team in 2009, working with renowned coach Sven-Goran Eriksson. During 2007 and 2008, Manoel held a position with Athletes’ Performance in the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles, where he worked with professional athletes from a variety of sports, including NFL, NHL, MLB and MLS (Chivas USA and LA Galaxy). Previously, he had assisted with strength and conditioning for D.C. United, while concurrently holding the position of Sports Performance Director with Velocity Sports Performance in Alexandria, Virginia. Manoel holds a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from George Washington University, where he was also responsible for the strength and conditioning needs of the Colonials Men’s Varsity Soccer Team. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland - College Park and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Manoel was born in Brazil and is fluent in both Portuguese and Spanish. 14


Sporting KC Game Notes | March 17, 2019 at Colorado Rapids | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes #2 | D | BOTOND BARATH SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

2

1

111

0

0

MLS Postseason

0

0

0

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

0

0

0

0

0

International

2

2

180

0

1

ALL COMPETITIONS

4

3

291

0

1

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 0 Assists 0 Shots on Goal 0 Shots 0 Fouls Committed 2, March 10, 2019, KC vs. PHI Fouls Suffered 0 Last Regular Season... Appearance March 10, 2019, KC vs. PHI Goal N/A Assist N/A 2019 Record when: he starts 1-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

Height: 6-2 Weight: 165 Birthday: 4/21/1992 Hometown: Budapest, Hungary Last Club: Budapest Honved FC (Hungary) Acquired: Signed on 12/18/18

debut and scored his first of 12 career goals for the club as Honved finished third in the top-flight Nemzeti Bajnoksag. Barath bagged a career-high four goals during the 2015-16 campaign before helping the club win its 14th first-division championship and its first since 1993 in the 2016-17 season. Honved entered 2017-18 UEFA Champions League qualifying, where Barath scored a goal in an aggregate loss to Israeli club Hapoel Be’er Sheva.

Sporting Kansas City signed Hungarian international defender Botond Barath entering the 2019 campaign. Born and raised in Budapest, Hungary, Barath has previously spent the entirety of his professional career with hometown club Budapest Honved FC, where he made 213 first-team appearances in all competitions from 2009-2018. The center back helped Honved to the 2016-17 Hungarian first-division title and earned his first of three caps for the Hungary Men’s National Team in October 2018.

Barath began his professional career in 2009 with Honved II and became a regular starter Barath has three caps for Hungary, all in UEFA Nations League play in 2018. Barath previously represented the Magyars at the U-18, U-19 and U-21 levels from 2009-2013. for the first team in 2012. In 2012-13, Barath made his UEFA Europa League qualifying MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

2

1

111

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

2

1

111

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

259

253

22756

3

18

MLS Postseason

18

18

1740

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

20

18

1684

0

1

International

14

14

1245

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

311

303

27425

3

19

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 1, 3 times, last: July 3, 2016, KC vs. CLB Assists 1, 18 times, last: Oct. 17, 2018, KC at VAN Shots on Goal 2, Oct. 9, 2010, KC vs. SEA Shots 2, 4 times, last: March 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 March 10, 2019, KC vs. PHI Goal July 3, 2016, KC vs. CLB Assist Oct. 17, 2018, KC at VAN 2019 Record when: he starts 1-1-0 he scores 0-0-0

Height: 6-0 Weight: 170 Birthday: 2/11/1987 Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas College: Notre Dame Acquired: 2009 MLS SuperDraft 1st Round (#8)

Besler has earned 47 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. He recently made four appearances for his country as the U.S. claimed the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Sporting KC’s Matt Besler is in his 10th 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 is first in SKC history with 311 appearances across all competitions and is the club’s leader in regular-season appearances (259), starts (253) & minutes (22,756). A regular staple of the team’s backline, he has started 269 of 275 MLS matches (including playoffs) and landed club Defender of the Year honors four times (2011-13, 2015). MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

259

253

22756

3

18

42

10

218

122

8

1

31

2

2

7

KC - Postseason

18

18

1740

0

0

4

0

20

16

3

0

1

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

277

271

24496

3

18

46

10

238

138

11

1

32

2

2

7

15


Sporting KC Game Notes | March 17, 2019 at Colorado Rapids | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes #13 | M | GIANLUCA BUSIO | @gbusio10 SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 1, Oct. 17, 2018, KC at VAN Assists 1, Aug. 4, 2018, KC at HOU Shots on Goal 2, March 10, 2019, KC vs. PHI Shots 4, 2 times, last: March 10, 2019, KC vs. PHI Fouls Committed 2, March 10, 2019, KC vs. PHI Fouls Suffered 2, 2 times, last: Oct. 17, 2018, KC at VAN

A

MLS Regular Season

8

2

231

1

1

MLS Postseason

0

0

0

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

1

1

90

0

0

International

1

0

9

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

10

3

330

1

1

Last Regular Season... Appearance March 10, 2019, KC vs. PHI Goal Oct. 17, 2018, KC at VAN Assist Aug. 4, 2018, KC at HOU 2019 Record when: he starts 1-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

Height: 5-7 Weight: 135 Birthday: 5/28/2002 Hometown: Greensboro, North Carolina Last Club: Sporting KC Academy Acquired: Signed as Homegrown on 8/25/2017 Sporting KC signed Gianluca Busio as the club’s fifth Homegrown Player on Aug. 25, 2017, making Busio the youngest active player in MLS and the second youngest player in MLS history at the age of 15 years and 89 days. Busio made his professional debut for the Swope Park Rangers on April 4, 2018, recording the game-winning assist.

Busio starred for the Sporting KC Academy during the 2016-17 season, stepping up from the U-14s to the U-16 level, where he scored nine goals in the USSDA and earned Central Conference Best XI honors. He led the U-16s to their first appearance in the USSDA quarterfinals. Busio also earned time for the SKC U-18s throughout 2016-17.

He made his MLS debut on July 28, 2018, before earning his first MLS start, recording the game-winning assist in a 1-0 win over Houston on Aug. 4, 2018 while he became the third youngest player to start an MLS game at the age of 16 years and 68 days. Busio scored his first MLS goal in the 4-1 victory over Vancouver on Oct. 17, 2018, becoming the second youngest goalscorer in league history at the age of 16 years and 142 days.

At the international level, Busio is a member of the U.S. U-17 National Team. He previously guided the U.S. to a second-place finish at the CONCACAF U-15 Championship in Bradenton, Florida, scoring a team-high five goals in five matches in August 2017. In May 2017 at the Torneo Delle Nazioni in Italy, Busio scored three goals as the American U-17s were crowned tournament champions.

MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

8

2

231

1

1

13

3

3

3

0

2

1

0

0

1

MLS - TOTAL

8

2

231

1

1

13

3

3

3

0

2

1

0

0

1

#10 | M | YOHAN CROIZET | @Yohancroizet SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

MLS Regular Season

33

19

1600

3

3

MLS Postseason

4

1

105

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

2

0

24

2

0

International

2

1

82

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

41

21

1811

5

3

Height: 5-10 Weight: 170 Hometown: Sarrebourg, France Last Club: KV Mechelen (Belgium) Acquired: Signed on 12/15/2017

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 1, 3 times, last: Oct. 17, 2018, KC at VAN Assists 1, 3 times, last: Sept. 8, 2018, KC vs. ORL Shots on Goal 4, April 20, 2018, KC vs. VAN Shots 7, April 20, 2018, KC vs. VAN Fouls Committed 3, 2 times, last: May 20, 2018, KC at MIN Fouls Suffered 2, 4 times, last: Sept. 8, 2018, KC vs. ORL

A

Last Regular Season... Appearance March 10, 2019, KC vs. PHI Goal Oct. 17, 2018, KC at VAN Assist Sept. 8, 2018, KC vs. ORL 2019 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

Birthday: 2/15/1992

Yohan Croizet has scored 31 goals in more than 200 professional appearances across Europe. He joins Sporting KC after spending each of the last three seasons in the top-flight Belgian First Division A, where he has tallied 12 goals and 11 assists since 2015. He signed as a Designated Player in December 2017.

Prior to joining KV Mechelen, Croizet blossomed during a two-year stint with Belgian outfit OH Leuven. He bagged four goals as OH Leuven won the 2014-15 Belgian Second Division playoffs and earned promotion to the top flight. The following year, Croizet notched a career-high nine goals and added four assists as the team’s top scorer.

In his first season with KV Mechelen in 2016-17, Croizet played 37 matches, tallying three goals and four assists to help KV Mechelen to a seventh-place finish and 14 league wins, their most in the Belgian first division since 1993. Croizet added three assists in 15 appearances during the 2017-18 season.

Croizet began his professional career as a 19-year-old, debuting for French club FC Metz in 2011. The midfielder amassed seven goals in 57 matches for FC Metz II from 2011-13 before moving from his native France to Belgium ahead of the 2013-14 campaign, signing for RE Virton of the Belgian Second Division. His six goals from the midfield paved the way for his subsequent move to OH Leuven.

MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

33

19

1600

3

3

49

14

27

16

2

1

2

0

1

1

KC - Postseason

4

1

105

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

37

20

1705

3

3

49

14

28

17

2

2

2

0

1

1

16


Sporting KC Game Notes | March 17, 2019 at Colorado Rapids | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes #18 | GK | ERIC DICK | @DaBrickWall00 SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists N/A Shots on Goal N/A Shots N/A Fouls Committed N/A Fouls Suffered N/A

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

Last Regular Season... Appearance N/A Goal N/A Assist N/A 2019 Record when: he starts 0-0-0

Height: 6-5 Weight: 205 Birthday: 10/3/1994 Hometown: Carmel, Indiana College: Butler University Acquired: 2018 MLS SuperDraft 1st Round (#13) - signed on 2/15/18

he scores 0-0-0

Born in Kansas City suburb Roeland Park, Kansas, Dick led Butler to the 2016 Big East Championship and a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances over his last two seasons. He compiled a 27-10-4 record over his junior and senior campaigns, landing First Team Dick, the 13th overall pick in the SuperDraft, was a four-year starter at Butler University in All-Big East Conference accolades in 2017. Indianapolis. As a senior, he was named the 2017 Big East Conference Goalkeeper of the Year and received United Soccer Coaches First Team All-American honors. He ended his At the youth level, Dick played for the Indiana Fire Academy and attended Carmel High college career with 28 shutouts and a 0.96 goals against average across 71 starts. School in Carmel, Indiana, where he was a two-time All-District and All-County performer.

Sporting KC selected goalkeeper Eric Dick with the 13th overall pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft. He officially signed an MLS contract for the club in February 2018.

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

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

#17 | M | ROGER ESPINOZA SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

223

203

17999

8

32

MLS Postseason

13

12

1019

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

21

18

1946

0

3

International

7

6

580

1

1

ALL COMPETITIONS

264

238

21544

9

36

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, 8 times, last: Oct. 28, 2018, KC vs. LAFC Assists 2, 2 times, last: July 4, 2018, KC at RSL Shots on Goal 2, 9 times, last: Oct. 7, 2017, KC at MIN Shots 6, May 15, 2016, KC vs. ORL Fouls Committed 5, 3 times, last: March 3, 2019, KC at LAFC Fouls Suffered 6, 2 times, last: Oct. 16, 2016, KC at RSL Last Regular Season... Appearance March 3, 2019, KC at LAFC Goal Oct. 28, 2018, KC vs. LAFC Assist Aug. 18, 2018, KC vs. POR 2019 Record when: he starts 0-1-0 he scores 0-0-0

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 one goal and four MLS assists. His 2015 campaign was cut short due to a left foot injury sustained in early August, but returned to the fold as a regular starter in 2016. Espinoza set new careerhighs in both goals (3) and assists (9) in 2018. Espinoza was an MLS All-Star in 2012 and helped lead the club to the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup title that season. He has made 264 appearances for the club in all

competitions, tallying nine goals and 36 assists over nine 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 51 caps for the Honduras Men’s National Team since debuting in 2009. He has competed in the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups as 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

223

203

17999

8

32

258

64

367

314

13

16

51

9

1

8

KC - Postseason

13

12

1019

0

0

9

4

17

19

2

0

5

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

236

214

19018

8

32

267

68

384

333

15

16

56

9

1

8

17


Sporting KC Game Notes | March 17, 2019 at Colorado Rapids | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes #12 | F | GERSO FERNANDES | @ge7fe SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

65

45

3992

13

7

MLS Postseason

3

1

83

1

0

U.S. Open Cup

8

7

538

2

2

International

4

2

258

2

2

ALL COMPETITIONS

80

55

4871

18

11

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 3, May 17, 2017, KC vs. SEA Assists 2, Sept. 15, 2018, KC at SJ Shots on Goal 4, May 17, 2017, KC vs. SEA Shots 6, May 17, 2017, KC vs. SEA Fouls Committed 5, July 28, 2018, KC vs. FCD Fouls Suffered 4, 2 times, last: Aug. 18, 2018, KC vs. POR Last Regular Season... Appearance March 10, 2019, KC vs. PHI Goal Sept. 15, 2018, KC at SJ Assist Sept. 15, 2018, KC at SJ 2019 Record when: he starts 1-1-0 he scores 0-0-0

Height: 5-8 Weight: 140 Birthday: 2/21/1991 Hometown: Bissau, Guinea-Bissau Last Club: C.F. Os Belenenses (Portugal) Acquired: Signed on 1/4/2017 Gerso Fernandes, a left-footed winger, has played more than 150 matches during a six-year professional career in Portugal. Prior to joining Sporting KC ahead of the 2017 season, he spent the previous five seasons in the Portuguese first division, including the 2016-17 Primeira Liga campaign with Belenenses. On May 17, 2017, Fernandes scored the first Sporting KC hat-trick in seven years in a 3-0 win over Seattle Sounders FC before adding a goal and an assist in his first-ever U.S. Open Cup game against Minnesota United FC on June 14, 2017. He was named the club’s 2017 Offensive Player of the Year.

Fernandes started nine of 14 Primeira Liga appearances for Belenenses in the 2016-17 season prior to joining Sporting KC, recording one goal and four assists. He also contributed one assist in three domestic cup matches, featuring in the 2016-17 Taça de Portugal and the 2016-17 Taça da Liga. Fernandes appeared more than 100 times for Estoril between 2011-2016. He helped clinch promotion to the Primera Liga in his first year with the club before facilitating Estoril’s transition to the top flight over the next two seasons, recording four assists in 43 Primera Liga appearances and playing six games in the 2013-14 UEFA Europa League group stage.

MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

65

45

3992

13

7

100

45

67

70

16

11

6

0

4

1

KC - Postseason

3

1

83

1

0

5

3

2

3

0

1

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

68

46

4075

14

7

105

46

69

73

16

12

6

0

4

1

#4 | D | ANDREU FONTAS | @AFontas3 SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

3

2

161

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

5

4

341

0

0

Height: 6-1 Weight: 190 Hometown: Banyoles, Spain Last Club: Celta Vigo (Spain) Acquired: Signed on 8/8/2018

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 0 Assists 0 Shots on Goal 0 Shots 0 Fouls Committed 1, Sept. 8, 2018, KC vs. ORL Fouls Suffered 2, Sept. 8, 2018, KC vs. ORL Last Regular Season... Appearance March 3, 2019, KC at LAFC Goal N/A Assist N/A 2019 Record when: he starts 0-1-0 he scores 0-0-0

Birthday: 11/14/1989

Sporting Kansas City signed center back Andreu Fontas, a 10-year professional with more than 200 appearances in his native Spain, on Aug. 8, 2018. Sporting KC used Targeted Allocation Money to sign Fontas, who was a free agent after being released from his contract with La Liga side Celta Vigo following the 2017-18 season. Fontas spent five seasons from 2013-2018 with Celta Vigo in Spain’s top-flight La Liga, where he started 100 of 105 league appearances and helped the club to the semifinals of the 2016-17 UEFA Europa League. The defender developed in FC Barcelona’s famed La

Masia youth academy alongside current Sporting KC midfielder Ilie Sanchez, playing nearly 100 matches combined for FC Barcelona B and FC Barcelona from 2008-2012. Fontas advanced through from the B team to the first team in 2009 and played in 16 games for the Spanish giants, including a sub appearance in the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup Final that Barca won 4-0 over Santos. Fontas spent the 2012-13 season on loan at Mallorca before signing with Celta Vigo in June 2013, where he made 139 appearances over five years. Internationally, Fontas has represented Spain at the Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 levels and has also played for the Catalonia National Team.

MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

3

2

161

0

0

0

0

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

3

2

161

0

0

0

0

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

18


Sporting KC Game Notes | March 17, 2019 at Colorado Rapids | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes #23 | F | TYLER FREEMAN | @tylerfreeman23 SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists N/A Shots on Goal N/A Shots N/A Fouls Committed N/A Fouls Suffered N/A

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

Last Regular Season... Appearance N/A Goal N/A Assist N/A 2019 Record when: he starts 0-0-0

Height: 5-10 Weight: 150 Birthday: 1/9/2003 Hometown: Shawnee, Kansas Last Club: Sporting KC Academy Acquired: Signed as Homegrown on 10/2/2018

he scores 0-0-0

fourth-place finish at the CONCACAF U-13 Champions League in Mexico City, scoring three goals at the tournament. He featured extensively for both the U-17s and U-19s in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 Development Academy season.

Sporting Kansas City announced the signing of 16-year-old forward Tyler Freeman as a Homegrown Player late in the 2018 season. A native of Shawnee, Kansas, Freeman is the second-youngest player in club history behind current teammate Gianluca Busio. He entered the Sporting KC Academy in 2014 at age 11 and has represented his hometown club at the U-12 through U-19 levels.

On the international stage, Freeman earned his first selection to the U.S. U-14 Boys’ National Team for a training camp in November 2016. The following June in Zagreb, Freeman made an immediate impact upon joining Sporting KC’s youth ranks, leading the Croatia, he led the U.S. U-14s with a team-best four goals across three friendlies. In U-12s at the 2015 Generation adidas Cup before winning Kansas State Cup titles in 2015 2018, Freeman competed for the U.S. U-16s in April at the Torneo Delle Nazioni in Italy and 2016 with the U-13s. In August 2016, Freeman propelled the Sporting KC U-13s to a before receiving his first call to the U.S. U-17s in August for a Costa Rica training camp. 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

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

#21 | M | FELIPE GUTIERREZ SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

MLS Regular Season

22

20

1674

7

2

MLS Postseason

4

4

360

0

3

U.S. Open Cup

1

0

19

0

0

International

3

3

250

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

30

27

2303

7

5

Height: 5-7 Weight: 145 Hometown: Quintero, Chile Last Club: Real Betis (Spain) Acquired: Signed on 2/6/2018

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 2, March 10, 2018, KC at CHI Assists 2, Sept. 15, 2018, KC at SJ Shots on Goal 3, 2 times, last: March 24, 2018, KC at COL Shots 6, March 24, 2018, KC at COL Fouls Committed 4, 3 times, last: Sept. 30, 2018, KC vs. RSL Fouls Suffered 3, 4 times, last: Oct. 6, 2018, KC vs. LA

A

Last Regular Season... Appearance March 10, 2019, KC vs. PHI Goal Sept. 15, 2018, KC at SJ Assist Sept. 15, 2018, KC at SJ 2019 Record when: he starts 1-1-0 he scores 0-0-0

Birthday: 10/8/1990

Gutierrez joined 12-time Chilean Primera Division champion CD Universidad Catolica in 2009. He enjoyed a breakout season for the club in 2011, scoring 10 goals in the top-flight Primera Division as Universidad Catolica finished atop the spring Apertura standings and won the 2011 Copa Chile. Gutierrez landed a transfer to FC Twente ahead of the 2012-13 Eredivisie season, debuting for the Dutch side in a UEFA Europa League qualifier. In his sophomore season at FC Twente, Gutierrez reached new heights as the midfielder started 33 league matches and was named the 2013-14 Eredivisie Most Valuable Player for his instrumental role in propelling the Tukkers to a third-place finish in the table.

Gutierrez moved from Netherlands to Spain in 2016-17, signing for Spanish La Liga side Real Betis. His first La Liga goal was a stoppage-time winner as Real Betis beat Osasuna 2-1 in October 2016. Gutierrez spent most of 2017 on loan at Internacional in Brazil, where he played 16 games and helped the club gain promotion to the top-flight Serie A. A native of Quintero, Chile, Gutierrez has represented his country 35 times at the senior international level. He’s competed on a global stage at the sport’s highest level, featuring at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and helping Chile lift the 2015 Copa America title as champions of South America.

MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

22

20

1674

7

2

45

18

40

25

1

19

4

0

4

1

KC - Postseason

4

4

360

0

3

9

4

9

11

1

11

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

26

24

2034

7

5

54

22

49

36

2

30

4

0

4

1

19


Sporting KC Game Notes | March 17, 2019 at Colorado Rapids | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes #19 | F | ERIK HURTADO | @Etado19 SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 1, 12 times, last: Aug. 4, 2018, VAN at NYC (w/ VAN) Assists 1, 10 times, last: Oct. 21, 2018, VAN at LAFC (w/ VAN) Shots on Goal 2, 9 times, last: Sept. 30, 2018, VAN at KC (w/ VAN) Shots 7, Sept. 3, 2016, VAN vs. NY (w/ VAN) Fouls Committed 5, Sept. 3, 2017, VAN vs. NY (w/ VAN) Fouls Suffered 5, Aug. 27, 2016, VAN at LA (w/ VAN)

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

3

1

115

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

3

1

115

0

0

Last Regular Season... Appearance Oct. 21, 2018, VAN at LAFC (w/ VAN) Goal Aug. 4, 2018, VAN at NYC (w/ VAN) Assist Oct. 21, 2018, VAN at LAFC (w/ VAN) 2019 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

Height: 5-10 Weight: 185 Birthday: 11/15/1990 Hometown: Beaverton, Oregon Last Club: Vancouver Whitecaps FC (MLS) Acquired: Acquired via trade on 12/14/2018 Sporting KC acquired forward Erik Hurtado in late 2018 from Vancouver Whitecaps FC. In six seasons with the Whitecaps, Hurtado contributed 17 goals and 13 assists in 123 matches (47 MLS starts) across all competitions since being selected fifth overall in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft.

Norwegian first division. Hurtado made 12 appearances during the five-month loan spell. Hurtado had two goals and two assists in the 2016-17 Concacaf Champions League with Vancouver, scoring in both CCL fixtures against Sporting KC, as the Whitecaps advanced from the group stage and advanced all the way to the semifinals.

The former U.S. youth international and Santa Clara product recorded seven goals and five assists in his first two professional seasons, before helping the Whitecaps to their lone Canadian Championship title in 2015 with an 87th-minute game-tying assist in the semifinal series before garnering European experience on loan with Mjondalen in the

More recently, Hurtado has compiled six goals and three assists since the start of the 2017 season, including his game-winning goal in Vancouver’s 1-0 victory over Sporting KC at Children’s Mercy Park that snapped Sporting’s 24-game home unbeaten streakon Sept. 30, 2017.

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 - Regular Season

105

47

4713

12

10

126

43

101

71

46

6

3

0

2

3

MLS - Postseason

1

1

78

1

0

2

2

3

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

106

48

4791

13

10

128

45

104

74

46

6

3

0

2

3

#26 | D | JAYLIN LINDSEY | @JaylinLindsey SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 0 Assists 1, July 14, 2018, KC at NY Shots on Goal 1, July 28, 2018, KC vs. FCD Shots 2, 2 times, last: July 28, 2018, KC vs. FCD Fouls Committed 1, 5 times, last: July 28, 2018, KC vs. FCD Fouls Suffered 1, 2 times, last: July 28, 2018, KC vs. FCD

A

MLS Regular Season

7

6

555

0

1

MLS Postseason

0

0

0

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

3

2

205

0

0

International

1

1

90

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

11

9

850

0

1

Last Regular Season... Appearance July 28, 2018, KC vs. FCD Goal N/A Assist July 14, 2018, KC at NY 2019 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

Height: 5-8 Weight: 155 Birthday: 3/27/2000 Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina Last Club: Sporting KC Academy Acquired: Signed as Homegrown on 1/1/2018 Sporting Kansas City signed Jaylin Lindsey as a Homegrown Player in September 2017, with his contract starting on Jan. 1, 2018. He made his MLS debut on June 3 in a 4-1 win over Minnesota United FC. A product of the Sporting KC Academy, Lindsey is the third-youngest signing in club history. The defender has featured for the Sporting KC U-16s and U-18s and made more than 25 appearances for the United States U-17 Men’s National Team from 2016-2017. Born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Lindsey joined the Sporting KC Academy in January 2015. He has made more than 30 combined appearances for the U-16s and U-18s. After impressing throughout his first full Academy season with Sporting KC,

Lindsey signed an Academy contract with the Swope Park Rangers on May 6, 2016. A day later, he became the first American player born in 2000 or later to appear in a professional match. Lindsey would feature once more for the Rangers before joining the U.S. U-17 Residency Program in August 2016. Lindsey has featured regularly for the U.S. U-17s and received his first call-up to the U.S. U-20s in September 2018. He was named to the 2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship Best XI in May after helping the U.S. to a second-place finish. That allowed Lindsey to represent the U.S. at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India. Lindsey has been a youth international since 2013, representing the U-14s, U-15s and U-17s.

MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

7

6

555

0

1

5

1

5

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

7

6

555

0

1

5

1

5

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

20


Sporting KC Game Notes | March 17, 2019 at Colorado Rapids | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes #94 | D | JIMMY MEDRANDA | @jimmymedranda SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 1, 5 times, last: April 20, 2018, KC vs. VAN Assists 1, 4 times, last: April 15, 2018, KC vs. SEA Shots on Goal 3, June 3, 2017, KC vs. MIN Shots 4, 5 times, last: June 3, 2017, KC vs. MIN Fouls Committed 4, 2 times, last: Sept. 24, 2016, KC at SJ Fouls Suffered 4, March 15, 2014, KC vs. FCD

A

MLS Regular Season

86

62

5311

5

4

MLS Postseason

2

1

121

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

7

6

648

0

2

International

2

1

96

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

97

70

6177

5

6

Last Regular Season... Appearance May 20, 2018, KC at MIN Goal April 20, 2018, KC vs. VAN Assist April 15, 2018, KC vs. SEA 2019 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

Height: 5-8 Weight: 150 Birthday: 2/7/1994 Hometown: Mosquera, Nariño, Colombia Last Club: Deportivo Pereira (Colombia) Acquired: Signed on 2/13/2014 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 97 games for the club across all competitions. He set career highs for appearances (39), starts (29), minutes (2,619) and goals (2) in 2017.

Medranda has scored five goals and added six assists since the start of 2016, his first for the club. 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

86

62

5311

5

4

109

22

81

49

6

19

12

1

1

2

KC - Postseason

2

1

121

0

0

1

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

88

63

5432

5

4

110

22

82

50

6

19

12

1

1

2

#29 | GK | TIM MELIA | @TimMelia28 SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

MLS Regular Season

117

117

10499

0

0

MLS Postseason

6

6

534

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

11

11

1080

0

0

International

4

4

360

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

138

138

12473

0

0

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

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals Allowed 5, 2 times, last: Aug. 19, 2015, KC vs. SJ Saves 10, April 8, 2018, KC at LA

A

Last Regular Season... Appearance March 10, 2019, KC vs. PHI Shutout March 10, 2019, KC vs. PHI 2019 Record when: he starts 1-1-0

Birthday: 5/15/1986

Tim Melia became one of the top goalkeepers in MLS in 2017 following his breakout season in 2015 where he earned MLS Comeback Player of the Year honors. Melia claimed the 2017 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year crown with career-highs in wins (12), shutouts (10), saves (91), starts (31) and minutes (2,759). Melia surpassed each of those numbers in 2018, posting 18 wins, 13 shutouts, 106 saves, 34 starts and 3060 minutes.

During his breakout campaign in 2015, Melia finished third in 2015 with a 72.6 precent save percentage while also ranking in the top 10 in wins, shutouts and goals against 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.

Melia was also named the club’s 2017 Most Valuable Player. Among goalkeepers with at least 15 regular-season appearances in 2017, he led MLS with a 0.78 goals against average, 78.4 save percentage and 69.2-percent passing accuracy. He also ranked second in shutouts. On April 8, 2018, Melia set a new club record and career-high with 10 saves in a 2-0 win over the LA Galaxy.

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.

MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

SHT

SVS

SO

GA

GAA

PG

PA

C

E

W

L

T

KC - Regular Season

117

117

10499

478

349

40

124

1.06

11

19

8

0

53

35

28

MLS - Regular Season

123

122

10939

514

371

40

138

1.14

12

20

8

1

53

39

29

KC - Postseason

6

6

534

24

15

1

8

1.35

0

0

0

0

1

2

2

MLS - TOTAL

129

128

11472

538

386

41

146

1.15

12

20

8

1

54

41

31

21


Sporting KC Game Notes | March 17, 2019 at Colorado Rapids | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes #9 | F | KRISZTIAN NEMETH | @KNemeth_Nemo SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

39

29

2603

12

7

MLS Postseason

2

1

130

1

0

U.S. Open Cup

4

4

371

5

1

International

3

3

244

4

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

48

37

3348

22

8

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 2, May 20, 2015, KC vs. NE Assists 1, 10 times, last: Aug. 18, 2018, KC vs. POR Shots on Goal 2, 9 times, last: March 3, 2019, KC at LAFC Shots 6, 2 times, last: Oct. 22, 2017, NE at MTL (w/ NE) Fouls Committed 3, March 3, 2019, KC at LAFC Fouls Suffered 7, May 29, 2015, KC vs. FCD Last Regular Season... Appearance March 10, 2019, KC vs. PHI Goal March 3, 2019, KC at LAFC Assist Aug. 18, 2018, KC vs. POR 2019 Record when: he starts 1-1-0 he scores 0-1-0

Height: 5-11 Weight: 165 Birthday: 1/5/1989 Hometown: Gyor, Hungary Last Club: New England Revolution (MLS) Acquired: Acquired via trade with New England Revolution on 8/6/2018

Nemeth also played a pivotal role in Sporting KC’s run to the 2015 U.S. Open Cup title, finishing as the tournament’s joint-top scorer with five goals, including a second-half equalizer in the final as Sporting KC defeated the Philadelphia Union on penalties.

Sporting Kansas City acquired forward Krisztian Nemeth from the New England Revolution in August 2018. Nemeth returns to Sporting KC after recording 16 goals and seven assists in 33 competitive matches for the club in 2015. The forward joined Al-Gharafa SC in Qatar in 2016 and has spent the last 12 months in MLS with the Revs.

Nemeth began his career with MTK Budapest in Hungary before signing with Liverpool FC in 2007. He had loan stints at Blackpool and AEK Athens before signing permanently in Greece with Olympiacos in 2010. Nemeth endured further loan spells at Olympiacos Volos, MTK Budapest and RKC Waalwijk before signing permanently in the Netherlands with Roda JC in 2012, where he spent two years prior to joining SKC in 2015.

In his first stint with SKC, Nemeth was named the club’s newcomer of the year and became Kansas City’s first MLS Goal of the Year winner for his stunning solo effort in a 1-0 victory over the Portland Timbers on Oct. 3, 2015. The Hungarian scored 10 goals throughout the 2015 regular season, earning MLS Player of the Month honors in May. MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

39

29

2603

12

7

82

30

27

43

15

0

4

0

5

1

MLS - Regular Season

60

36

3246

13

10

100

35

43

52

16

0

5

1

5

1

KC - Postseason

2

1

130

1

0

4

2

3

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

62

37

3376

14

10

104

37

46

52

16

0

6

1

5

1

#11 | M | KELYN ROWE | @Krowe210 SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

2

0

40

0

0

MLS Postseason

0

0

0

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

0

0

0

0

0

International

3

1

100

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

5

1

140

0

0

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 2, 3 times, last: Sept. 17, 2016, NE at MTL (w/ NE) Assists 2, 2 times, last: April 6, 2018, NE vs. MTL (w/ NE) Shots on Goal 5, March 28, 2016, NE vs. SJ (w/ NE) Shots 7, March 28, 2016, NE vs. SJ (w/ NE) Fouls Committed 5, March 10, 2018, NE vs. COL (w/ NE) Fouls Suffered 5, 3 times, last: May 27, 2017, NE at NY (w/ NE) Last Regular Season... Appearance March 10, 2019, KC vs. PHI Goal Oct. 18, 2018, NE at RSL (w/ NE) Assist April 6, 2018, NE vs. MTL (w/ NE) 2019 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

Height: 5-8 Weight: 150 Birthday: 12/02/1991 Hometown: Federal Way, Washington Last Club: New England Revolution (MLS) Acquired: Acquired via trade with the Colorado Rapids on 12/18/2018

Kelyn Rowe joined Sporting KC ahead of the 2019 season having made 214 appearances England to their first MLS Cup appearance since 2007. Rowe combined for 12 goals and 13 assists in 2015 and 2016, playing 33 of the side’s 34 MLS regular season games in for the New England Revolution in MLS action since being selected out of UCLA as the third overall pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft, recording 30 goals and 42 assists over the each campaign, while also aiding the Revs’ run to the U.S. Open Cup Final in 2016. past seven seasons. Rowe has earned four caps for the U.S. Men’s National Team, helping the side win the During his rookie year, Rowe bagged three goals and five assists in 30 appearances 2017 Concacaf Gold Cup. Rowe made his debut on July 1, 2017 in a friendly against before breaking out in 2013 as the Revs reached the MLS Cup Playoffs for the first time in Ghana before appearing in two group stage games at the Gold Cup – recording an assist four attempts, notching eight goals and nine assists on the season. Rowe followed that up on the game-winner against Panama before netting his first international goal in the win with another solid season in 2014, as his five goals and six assists helped propel New vs. Nicaragua. He won his fourth cap against Bosnia & Herzegovina in January 2018. MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

2

0

40

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - Regular Season

208

161

14644

29

40

361

123

225

261

26

195

20

0

6

9

MLS - Postseason

8

7

647

1

2

15

5

11

8

1

7

0

0

1

0

MLS - TOTAL

216

168

15291

30

42

376

128

236

269

27

202

20

0

7

9

22


Sporting KC Game Notes | March 17, 2019 at Colorado Rapids | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes #7 | F | JOHNNY RUSSELL SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

MLS Regular Season

32

26

2353

10

11

MLS Postseason

4

4

345

0

1

U.S. Open Cup

3

2

190

2

2

International

4

3

268

0

1

ALL COMPETITIONS

43

35

3156

12

15

Height: 5-10 Weight: 170 Hometown: Glasgow, Scotland Last Club: Derby County FC (England) Acquired: Signed on 1/31/2018

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 3, April 20, 2018, KC vs. VAN Assists 2, 2 times, last: Aug. 25, 2018, KC vs. MIN Shots on Goal 4, April 20, 2018, KC vs. VAN Shots 6, 2 times, last: Oct. 6, 2018, KC vs. LA Fouls Committed 3, June 23, 2018, KC vs. HOU Fouls Suffered 4, May 20, 2018, KC at MIN

A

Last Regular Season... Appearance March 10, 2019, KC vs. PHI Goal Oct. 21, 2018, KC at FCD Assist March 3, 2019, KC at LAFC 2019 Record when: he starts 1-1-0 he scores 0-0-0

Birthday: 4/8/1990

Sporting KC acquired Scottish winger Johnny Russell in a transfer from English club Derby County FC in January 2018. Russell scored 93 goals during a 12-year professional career in England and his native Scotland. Russell developed in the Dundee United FC Academy in Scotland before making his professional debut for the top-flight Scottish Premiership club in May 2007 at age 17. He spent most of the following two seasons on loan at Scottish side Forfar Athletic, recording eight goals, and marked his first career Dundee United start with a goal in a 2009 Scottish FA Cup win over East Sterlingshire. After being loaned to Raith Rovers in 2009-10, Russell enjoyed a breakout year at Dundee United with nine goals as the Tangerines finished fourth in the Scottish Premier League. He added 14 more goals in all

comps during the 2011-12 campaign to pace another fourth-place finish. Russell’s final season at Dundee saw him produce a team-best 20 goals in 38 competitive appearances. Russell reached new heights in June 2013 when he joined Derby County. He marked his debut for the outfit with his first of nine goals in the 2013-14 English Championship as the Rams fell just short of promotion to the EPL. He totaled 18 goals over the next two seasons. Russell has nine career caps for Scotland, receiving his first call to the senior squad in May 2012 for a friendly against the U.S. but did not feature in the match. Russell made his debut in 2014 and recently helped Scotland gain promotion to League B in the UEFA Nations League in 2018. He has also represented Scotland at the U-19 and U-21 levels.

MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

32

26

2353

10

11

72

31

16

41

4

80

3

0

1

3

KC - Postseason

4

4

345

0

1

8

2

6

6

1

13

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

36

30

2698

10

12

80

33

22

47

5

93

3

0

1

3

#3 | D | ABDUL RWATUBYAYE | @ARwatubyaye SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

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: 6-1 Weight: 175 Hometown: Kigali, Rwanda Last Club: Rayon Sports FC (Rwanda) Acquired: Signed on 2/5/2019

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists N/A Shots on Goal N/A Shots N/A Fouls Committed N/A Fouls Suffered N/A

A

Last Regular Season... Appearance N/A Goal N/A Assist N/A 2019 Record when: he starts 0-0-0

Birthday: 10/23/1996

he scores 0-0-0

Abdul Rwatubyaye joined Sporting KC in early 2019 from Rayon Sports FC in his native Rwanda. He spent three years rising the youth ranks of hometown club APR FC before launching his professional career at age 16 with Isonga FC in 2013. A strong showing with the club prompted his return to APR, where he won two consecutive Rwanda Premier League titles as a regular starter along the backline.

After leading APR to another league title in 2015-16, Rwatubyaye moved to crosstown rival Rayon Sports. In his first season with the team, he scored four goals in 22 matches and lifted his third straight Premier League trophy. The following season, Rwatubyaye and Rayon Sports performed admirably in the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup, reaching the tournament’s quarterfinals for the first time in club history.

Rwatubyaye tallied three goals and an assist in 21 games during the 2014-15 campaign, which culminated in a league championship and a berth in the 2016 CAF Champions League. He made an emphatic impact in the tournament’s preliminary round, scoring a hat-trick of headed goals in APR’s 4-1 second-leg victory over Mbabane Swallows to secure a 4-2 aggregate win.

Rwatubyaye has 22 caps for Rwanda and also represented his country at the U-17, U-20, U-23 and senior levels. Rwatubyaye made his Rwanda debut at the 2015 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup, helping the Wasps reach the tournament final, prior to scoring his first international goal in a 1-1 draw against Cameroon in January 2016. Rwatubyaye has started each of Rwanda’s four matches during 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying.

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

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

23


Sporting KC Game Notes | March 17, 2019 at Colorado Rapids | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes #20 | F | DANIEL SALLOI | @danielsalloi SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 2, Oct. 17, 2018, KC at VAN Assists 2, 2 times, last: June 23, 2018, KC vs. HOU Shots on Goal 4, 2 times, last: Oct. 28, 2018, KC vs. LAFC Shots 8, May 5, 2018, KC vs. COL Fouls Committed 2, 4 times, last: Aug. 4, 2018, KC at HOU Fouls Suffered 4, Oct. 11, 2017, KC at HOU

A

MLS Regular Season

53

38

3490

14

9

MLS Postseason

5

4

397

3

0

U.S. Open Cup

7

3

405

5

0

International

4

2

126

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

69

47

4418

22

9

Last Regular Season... Appearance March 10, 2019, KC vs. PHI Goal Oct. 28, 2018, KC vs. LAFC Assist Aug. 18, 2018, KC vs. POR 2019 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

Height: 6-1 Weight: 150 Birthday: 7/19/1996 Hometown: Budapest, Hungary Last Club: Gyirmot SE (Hungary) - Loan Acquired: Signed as a Homegrown on 1/13/2016 Sporting Kansas City signed forward Daniel Salloi as the fourth Homegrown Player in club history in early 2016 and made his Sporting KC debut on April 9, 2017 against the Colorado Rapids. Salloi is one of five Homegrown Players on Sporting Kansas City’s current roster, alongside Gianluca Busio (2017), Jaylin Lindsey (2018), Wan Kuzain Wan Kamal (2018) and Tyler Freeman (2019). He scored on his first start for the club - a 4-0 win over Minnesota United FC in the U.S. Open Cup on June 14, 2017 - before adding his first MLS goal vs. Portland on July 1. Salloi scored the winning goal in the 2017 U.S. Open Cup Final. Salloi made 10 appearances for Sporting KC’s USL affiliate, the Swope Park Rangers, in 2016 and scored four goals and added three assists before being loaned to Gyirmot SE in Hungary

for the remainder of the season. Salloi moved to the United States in August 2014 as an AFS exchange student and attended Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park, Kansas, joining joined the Sporting Kansas City Academy U-18s for the 2014-15 season. After a successful spell with the Sporting KC U-18s, Salloi returned to his former Academy side Ujpest FC in July 2015 to sign an amateur contract for senior team, a 20-time champion in Hungary’s first division. He made his professional debut in the top-tier OTP Bank Liga on July 18, the day before his 19th birthday. Salloi received his first call-up to the Hungary National Team in August 2018. He previously played for the Hungary Under-21 National Team after debuting in 2017 and earned four caps.

MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

53

38

3490

14

9

120

50

23

44

14

1

4

1

6

4

KC - Postseason

5

4

397

3

0

15

5

3

8

2

0

1

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

58

42

3887

17

9

135

55

26

52

16

1

5

1

6

4

#6 | M | ILIE SANCHEZ SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

69

69

6204

5

6

MLS Postseason

5

5

480

1

0

U.S. Open Cup

8

8

780

0

1

International

4

4

360

2

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

86

86

7824

8

7

Height: 5-11 Weight: 170 Hometown: Barcelona, Spain Last Club: Elche CF (Spain) Acquired: Signed on 1/13/2017

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 1, 5 times, last: March 10, 2019, KC vs. PHI Assists 2, May 9, 2018, KC at ATL Shots on Goal 2, 2 times, last: Oct. 21, 2018, KC at FCD Shots 5, April 20, 2018, KC vs. VAN Fouls Committed 5, March 10, 2018, KC at CHI Fouls Suffered 6, May 5, 2018, KC vs. COL Last Regular Season... Appearance March 10, 2019, KC vs. PHI Goal March 10, 2019, KC vs. PHI Assist Oct. 17, 2018, KC at VAN 2019 Record when: he starts 1-1-0 he scores 1-0-0

Birthday: 11/21/1990

After missing most of 2011-12 through injury, Sánchez claimed a regular spot in Barcelona B’s midfield over the next two seasons. He played 29 league matches in 2012-13 and started 36 of 38 appearances in 2013-14, guiding Barcelona B to another third-place finish in the Segunda Division. Sánchez appeared in 114 league games during his five-year spell at FC Barcelona B.

Ilie, a product of FC Barcelona’s famed La Masia youth academy, has eight years of professional experience in Spain and Germany. The defensive midfielder featured extensively for FC Barcelona B from 2009-2014 and most recently played for Elche CF during the 2015-16 season. He joined Sporting KC ahead of the 2017 season and has made 86 appearances in all competitions, earning SKC Newcomer of the Year honors in 2017 before being named an MLS All-Star and the club’s Most Valuable Player in 2018.

Sánchez moved to Germany’s second division in 2014, making 26 appearances in all Born and raised in Barcelona, Sánchez jumped from La Masia to FC Barcelona B ahead competitions for 1860 Munich of the 2. Bundesliga. He was then loaned back to his native of the 2009-10 campaign. He helped the club earn promotion to the Spanish Segunda Spain for the 2015-16 campaign, where he played 28 games for CF Elche in the Segunda Division in his first professional season. He played 24 more matches the following year as Division. Barcelona B finished third in Spain’s second tier. MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

69

69

6204

5

6

68

17

51

75

0

13

12

0

1

2

KC - Postseason

5

5

480

1

0

5

2

4

4

0

0

1

0

1

0

MLS - TOTAL

74

74

6684

6

6

73

19

55

79

0

13

13

0

2

2

24


Sporting KC Game Notes | March 17, 2019 at Colorado Rapids | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes #15 | D | SETH SINOVIC | @ssinovic SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

190

181

16007

1

11

MLS Postseason

15

15

1404

2

0

U.S. Open Cup

15

15

1248

0

2

International

14

13

1206

1

2

ALL COMPETITIONS

234

224

19865

4

15

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 1, April 9, 2017, KC vs. COL Assists 1, 11 times, last: Aug. 25, 2018, KC vs. MIN Shots on Goal 2, 2 times, last: Oct. 11, 2017, KC at HOU Shots 3, 5 times, last: Aug. 25, 2018, KC vs. MIN Fouls Committed 5, 2 times, last: Sept. 23, 2015, KC at HOU Fouls Suffered 3, 6 times, last: April 20, 2013, KC at LA Last Regular Season... Appearance March 10, 2019, KC vs. PHI Goal April 9, 2017, KC vs. COL Assist Aug. 25, 2018, KC vs. MIN 2019 Record when: he starts 1-1-0 he scores 0-0-0

Height: 5-10 Weight: 170 Birthday: 1/28/1987 Hometown: Leawood, Kansas College: Creighton Last Club: New England Revolution (MLS) Acquired: Signed on 5/10/2011 A nine-year MLS veteran, Seth Sinovic has started 224 of 234 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. He scored his first MLS regular-season goal on his 150th MLS appearance for Sporting KC against the Colorado Rapids on April 9, 2017.

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

190

181

16007

1

11

98

26

198

117

10

0

32

1

0

5

MLS - Regular Season

210

199

17587

1

11

105

27

211

128

11

0

35

1

0

5

KC - Postseason

15

15

1404

2

0

7

4

23

16

0

0

3

0

2

0

MLS - TOTAL

225

214

18991

3

11

112

31

234

144

11

0

38

1

2

5

#16 | D | GRAHAM SMITH | @grahamsmith161 SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 0 Assists 0 Shots on Goal 0 Shots 1, June 23, 2018, KC vs. HOU Fouls Committed 2, July 14, 2018, KC at NY Fouls Suffered 0

A

MLS Regular Season

2

2

180

0

0

MLS Postseason

0

0

0

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

1

1

90

0

0

International

0

0

0

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

3

3

270

0

0

Last Regular Season... Appearance July 14, 2018, KC at NY Goal N/A Assist N/A 2019 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

Height: 6-3 Weight: 185 Birthday: 4/8/1990 Hometown: Highlands Ranch, Colorado College: University of Denver Acquired: 2018 MLS SuperDraft 1st Round (#18) - signed on 2/15/18

A native of Highlands Ranch, Colo., Smith was teammates with current SKC forward Khiry Shelton during his freshman year at Oregon State. He assisted three goals in 38 matches for the Beavers, helping the side reach the NCAA Tournament in 2014. Upon transferring to Denver in 2016, Smith helped the Pioneers reach the Men’s College Cup for the first time in program history. He split time between the holding midfield and Smith split his four-year college career between Oregon State University (2014-15) and center back positions, serving as the anchor of a defense that notched a 0.52 goals the University of Denver (2016-17). The defender started all 80 appearances at the NCAA against average in 2016 and a 0.71 goals against average in 2017. As a senior, Smith Division I level, registering six goals and seven assists in his final two seasons with the was a United Soccer Coaches All-West Region Second Team selection and a CoSIDA Pioneers. Academic All-American.

Sporting Kansas City selected center back Graham Smith with the 18th overall pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft before officially sigining him in February 2018. He made his debut and first start for the club in the 3-2 victory over Houston on June 23, 2018, going the full 90 minutes at center back in the thrilling win.

MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

2

2

180

0

0

1

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

2

2

180

0

0

1

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

25


Sporting KC Game Notes | March 17, 2019 at Colorado Rapids | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes #22 | D | RODNEY WALLACE | @rodwallace22 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

2

1

91

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

2

1

91

0

0

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 2, Oct. 4, 2014, POR at SJ (w/ POR) Assists 3, June 23, 2013, POR vs. COL (w/ POR) Shots on Goal 5, May 7, 2017, NYC vs. ATL (w/ NYC) Shots 6, Sept. 27, 2017, NYC at MTL (w/ NYC) Fouls Committed 6, May 30, 2009, DC vs. NY (w/ DC) Fouls Suffered 3, 5 times, last: Sept. 27, 2017, NYC at MTL (w/ NYC) Last Regular Season... Appearance Oct. 21, 2018, NYC at DC (w/ NYC) Goal Sept. 29, 2018, NYC at MIN (w/ NYC) Assist May 19, 2018, NYC vs. COL (w/ NYC) 2019 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

Height: 6-0 Weight: 165 Birthday: 6/17/1988 Hometown: Rockville, Maryland College: University of Maryland Acquired: Signed as a Free Agent on 12/14/18

Wallace bounced back from a knee injury to record five goals and one assist in 17 games in 2014, resulting in 2014 MLS Comeback Player of the Year honors. He made a career-high 32 regular-season appearances in 2015 for a Portland side that finished third in the Western Conference before bagging the game-winner in the 2015 MLS Cup. In 2016, Wallace continued his career abroad in the top divisions of Portugal and Brazil, first with FC Arouca and then Sport Recife. Wallace made 46 MLS appearances for NYCFC from 2017-2018, where he notched five goals and eight assists.

Sporting Kansas City signed free agent defender and Costa Rican international Rodney Wallace in December 2018. Wallace has recorded 26 goals and 33 assists in 214 MLS appearances (including playoffs) since beginning his professional career in 2009. The versatile veteran, who was a 2013 MLS All-Star and a 2015 MLS Cup champion with with the Portland Timbers, arrives in Kansas City after a two-year stint with New York City FC. Selected as the sixth overall pick in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft, Wallace had three goals and three assists as a rookie with D.C. United before joining the Timbers ahead of their inaugural 2011 campaign. As a left-sided midfielder and defender, Wallace experienced a breakout year in 2013 when he scored a career-high seven goals with six assists and propelled Portland to the MLS Cup Playoffs for the first time.

Wallace has earned 32 caps for the Costa Rica Men’s National Team, tallying four goals and notably featuring at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia after competing at the Concacaf Gold Cup in 2013 and 2017.

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 - Regular Season

203

160

14147

24

29

262

91

274

122

51

0

35

0

8

9

MLS - Postseason

11

11

891

2

4

21

7

27

7

3

0

4

0

1

2

MLS - TOTAL

214

171

15038

26

33

283

98

301

129

54

0

39

0

9

11

#75 | M | WAN KUZAIN WAN KAMAL | @LeKuz7 SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

6

3

307

1

0

MLS Postseason

0

0

0

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

2

2

173

0

1

International

0

0

0

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

8

5

480

1

1

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 1, June 3, 2018, KC vs. MIN Assists 0 Shots on Goal 2, June 3, 2018, KC vs. MIN Shots 3, June 3, 2018, KC vs. MIN Fouls Committed 2, July 4, 2018, KC at RSL Fouls Suffered 2, 2 times, last: July 7, 2018, KC vs. TOR Last Regular Season... Appearance July 7, 2018, KC vs. TOR Goal June 3, 2018, KC vs. MIN Assist N/A 2019 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

Height: 5-10 Weight: 160 Birthday: 9/14/1998 Hometown: Carbondale, Illinois Last Club: Swope Park Rangers (USL) Acquired: Signed as Homegrown on 4/13/2018 Sporting Kansas City signed holding midfielder Wan Kuzain Wan Kamal to an MLS contract on April 13, 2018, becoming the ninth Homegrown player in club history and the fourth on the active roster. Kuzain is the first Sporting KC Homegrown signing to progress from the Sporting KC Academy to the Swope Park Rangers to the senior team. Kuzain made his Sporting KC debut on May 27, 2018 before scoring his first goal in his second appearance with the game-winner against Minnesota United on June 3, 2018. Born and raised in Carbondale, Illinois, Kuzain spent several years with St. Louis Scott Gallagher Soccer Club before joining the Sporting Kansas City Academy in August 2016. He signed an Academy contract with the Rangers later that month.

Kuzain continued to develop in 2017 with the Swope Park Rangers, where he helped them to a second straight Western Conference championship. He debuted for the club last March and signed his first professional contract with the club in July, ending the campaign with 13 games played. His 91.3-percent passing accuracy last season ranked first in the USL among players with at least five appearances. As a youth, Kuzain previously trained with the United States U-17 Men’s National Team in 2013 and 2014 as well as Dutch club Feyenoord in late 2015.

MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

6

3

307

1

0

5

2

4

6

0

0

1

0

1

0

MLS - TOTAL

6

3

307

1

0

5

2

4

6

0

0

1

0

1

0

26


Sporting KC Game Notes | March 17, 2019 at Colorado Rapids | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes #24 | M | GEDION ZELALEM SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists N/A Shots on Goal N/A Shots N/A Fouls Committed N/A Fouls Suffered N/A

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

Last Regular Season... Appearance N/A Goal N/A Assist N/A 2019 Record when: he starts 0-0-0

Height: 5-11 Weight: 155 Birthday: 1/26/1997 Hometown: Berlin, Germany Last Club: Arsenal FC (England) Acquired: Acquired from Arsenal FC on 3/11/2019 Sporting Kansas City announced that the club had acquired midfielder Gedion Zelalem in a transfer from English Premier League side Arsenal FC in March 2019. A dual citizen of Germany and the United States, Zelalem arrives in Kansas City after a six-year stint with Arsenal’s youth and senior teams. On the international stage, the holding midfielder represented Germany at the U-15 through U-17 levels before gaining U.S. citizenship in 2014 and competing for the United States U-20s and U-23s.

he scores 0-0-0

24, 2014. The following December, Zelalem earned his UEFA Champions League debut against Turkish giants Galatasaray. Zelalem had two loan stints with Rangers FC in Scotland and VVV Venlo in the Netherlands over the next two years. Zelalem most recently competed for the Arsenal U-23s, returning from an injury in November 2018.

Zelalem began his youth international career with Germany, reaching the U-17 level, but became a U.S. citizen in 2014. His first competitive action with the U.S. U-20 National Zelalem moved from the U.S. to London in early 2013 to join Arsenal’s prestigious Team came at the 2015 U-20 FIFA World Cup in New Zealand before gaining experience academy, rising from the U-16s to the U-21s in his first year with the Gunners. He was with the U.S. U-23s at the 2015 Concacaf Olympic Qualifying Championship. He later part of Arsenal’s senior squad during a July 2013 preseason tour of Asia and made his returned to the U-20 side for the 2016 Four Nations Tournament in England and the 2017 first-team debut as a substitute in Arsenal’s 4-0 FA Cup victory over Coventry City on Jan. U-20 World Cup in South Korea, but his involvement was cut short by a knee injury. 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

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

#1 | GK | ADRIAN ZENDEJAS | @MrZ3ND 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

2

2

180

0

0

International

1

1

90

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

3

3

270

0

0

Height: 6-5 Weight: 185 Hometown: Chula Vista, California Last Club: Swope Park Rangers (USL) Acquired: Signed on 12/2/2016

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals Allowed N/A Saves N/A Last Regular Season... Appearance N/A Shutout N/A 2019 Record when: he starts 0-0-0

Birthday: 8/30/1995

Goalkeeper Adrian Zendejas signed an MLS contract for Sporting KC in December 2016 after playing for the Swope Park Rangers during the club’s inaugural 2016 campaign. He spent the 2017 season primarily on loan with the Swope Park Rangers, making 25 starts for the club and posting a 0.92 goals against average with 10 shutouts. Zendejas was one of the top goalkeepers in the USL, cementing his pedigree by saving four penalties and scoring the game-winning spot kick in the shootout of the Western Conference Final against OKC Energy FC in November 2017. Zendajas joined the Rangers in June 2016 and debuted in a 2-1 win over LA Galaxy II on Aug. 27 before starting five of the team’s final seven regular season matches, amassing a

perfect 5-0-0 record with three shutouts, 13 saves and a 0.40 goals against average. Zendejas carried his great form into the postseason, earning two more clean sheets as the Rangers rattled off three straight victories en route to the USL Cup Final. The Chula Vista, California native joined Club Tijuana in 2014 and made his debut for the Under-20 team in February 2015. He made 31 total appearances for the U-20 team while helping the Xolos reach the 2015 Apertura final and the 2016 Clausura final. He made his first-team debut in a preseason friendly against Club Leon on July 3, 2015 and played all four preseason games for the Xolos in July 2015.

MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

SHT

SVS

SO

GA

GAA

PG

PA

C

E

W

L

T

KC - Regular Season

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.00

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.00

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

27


Sporting KC Game Notes | March 17, 2019 at Colorado Rapids | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes #8 | M | GRAHAM ZUSI | @gzusi SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

254

214

19680

28

63

MLS Postseason

18

18

1739

0

6

U.S. Open Cup

17

15

1447

3

6

International

11

11

960

0

3

ALL COMPETITIONS

300

258

23826

31

78

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 2, 3 times, last: Sept. 28, 2012, KC vs. CHI Assists 2, 7 times, last: July 14, 2018, KC at NY Shots on Goal 3, 5 times, last: Aug. 18, 2018, KC vs. POR Shots 6, May 15, 2016, KC vs. ORL Fouls Committed 4, 2 times, last: March 30, 2013, KC vs. MTL Fouls Suffered 6, Oct. 26, 2013, KC at PHI Last Regular Season... Appearance March 10, 2019, KC vs. PHI Goal April 15, 2018, KC vs. SEA Assist Oct. 28, 2018, KC vs. LAFC 2019 Record when: he starts 1-1-0 he scores 0-0-0

Height: 5-10 Weight: 160 Birthday: 8/18/1986 Hometown: Longwood, Florida College: Maryland Acquired: 2009 MLS SuperDraft 2nd Round (#23) A 10-year veteran for Sporting KC, Graham Zusi has garnered MLS All-Star (2012-15, 2017-18), MLS Best XI (2012-13) & 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.

reached 50 regular-season assists and later moved into first in club history with 24 game-winning assists on Aug. 19, 2017 versus FC Dallas.

Zusi has earned 55 caps for the U.S. Men’s National Team since debuting in January 2012, recording five goals and seven assists. He played four matches at the 2014 FIFA Zusi re-signed with Sporting KC in late 2018. He has recorded 31 goals and 78 assists in World Cup, tallying two assists as the U.S. advanced out of the group stage. He played in 300 appearances for Sporting KC across all competitions since being drafted in 2009 out his first CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2015, starting two matches, and scored in a World Cup of the University of Maryland, where he won two national championships. He is second in qualifier against Guatemala on March 29, 2016. He played five games for the U.S. at the club history with 78 total assists, while his 410 chances created from 2011-2015 (including 2016 Copa America Centenario, scoring on June 7 in a 4-0 win over Costa Rica. He recently made four appearances as the U.S. won the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. postseason) ranked third in MLS. With his assist against RSL on April 29, 2017, Zusi MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

254

214

19680

28

63

387

125

205

294

31

791

22

1

8

27

KC - Postseason

18

18

1739

0

6

31

3

25

30

1

69

2

0

0

3

MLS - TOTAL

272

232

21419

28

69

418

128

230

34

32

860

24

1

8

30

28


Sporting KC Game Notes | March 17, 2019 at Colorado Rapids | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes SPORTING KC 2019 PARTICIPATION CHART (MLS REGULAR SEASON) 3/3 3/10 3/17 3/30 4/7 4/14 4/20 4/27 5/5 5/12 5/18 5/26 5/29 6/1 6/7 6/23 6/29 PLAYER @LAFC PHI @COL MTL @CIN NY @SJ NE ATL @DC VAN SEA LA @HOU @TOR @CLB @RSL Barath SUB-21 CB-90 Besler CB-90 CB-90 Busio INJ CM-78 Croizet DNP SUB-6 Dick SPR SPR Espinoza CM-84 SUS Fernandes LW-73 LW-90 Fontas CB-69 INJ Freeman SPR SPR Gutierrez CM-62 CM-90 Hurtado DNP DNP Lindsey DNP SPR Medranda INJ INJ Melia GK-90 GK-90 Nemeth CF-90 CF-90 Rowe SUB-28 SUB-12 Russell RW-90 RW-80 Rwatubyaye UNAV DNP Salloi SUB-17 SUB-10 Sanchez CM-90 CM-84 Sinovic LB-90 LB-90 Smith SPR SPR Wallace DNP DNP Wan Kuzain SPR SPR Zelalem -- -- Zendejas DNP DNP Zusi RB-90 RB-90 7/3 7/6 7/13 7/20 7/26 8/4 8/10 8/14 8/17 8/22 8/31 9/7 9/15 9/21 9/25 9/29 10/6 PLAYER LAFC CHI @VAN FCD @NYC @SEA RSL @ORL SJ MIN HOU @POR @LA COL @MIN POR @FCD Barath Besler Busio Croizet Dick Espinoza Fernandes Fontas Freeman Gutierrez Hurtado Lindsey Medranda Melia Nemeth Rowe Russell Rwatubyaye Salloi Sanchez Sinovic Smith Wallace Wan Kuzain Zelalem Zendejas Zusi KEY Position-Minutes - Starting Position-Minutes Played DNP - Did Not Play/Unused Substitute INJ - Injured SUB-Minutes - Substitute-Minutes played UNAV - Unavailable For Selection SUS - Suspended

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SPR - Swope Park Rangers (USL) INTL - International Duty ACD - Sporting KC Academy


Sporting KC Game Notes | March 17, 2019 at Colorado Rapids | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes SINGLE SEASON RECORDS (FIELD PLAYERS)

ALL-TIME RECORDS (FIELD PLAYERS)

Stat

Player

#

Stat

Player

#

Games

C.J. Sapong (2011), Ilie Sanchez (2018), Graham Zusi (2018)

34

Games

Matt Besler*

259

Minutes

Ilie Sanchez (2018), Graham Zusi (2018)

3060

Minutes

Matt Besler*

22,756

Goals

Dom Dwyer (2014)

22

Goals

Preki

71

Assists

Preki (1997 & 2003)

17

Assists

Preki

98

Shots

Preki (1996)

140

Shots

Preki

693

Shots on goal

Preki (1996)

61

Shots on goal

Preki

283

Fouls Committed

Chris Henderson (2000)

79

Fouls Committed

Roger Espinoza*

368

Fouls Suffered

Davy Arnaud (2004)

111

Fouls Suffered

Davy Arnaud

528

Offsides

Eddie Johnson (2007)

50

Offsides

Vitalis Takawira

126

Corner Kicks

Graham Zusi (2012)

150

Corner Kicks

Graham Zusi*

791

Cautions

Aurelien Collin (2013)

13

Cautions

Roger Espinoza*

51

Ejections

Davy Arnaud (2010)

3

Ejections

Roger Espinoza*

9

ALL-TIME RECORDS (GOALKEEPERS)

SINGLE SEASON RECORDS (GOALKEEPERS) Stat

Player

#

Games

Jimmy Nielsen (2012 & 2013), Tim Melia (2018)

34

Minutes

Jimmy Nielsen (2012 & 2013), Tim Melia (2018)

3060

Wins

Mike Ammann (1997)

21

Losses

Mike Amman (1998)

16

Draws

Bo Oshoniyi (2005)

12

Shutouts

Tony Meola (2000)

16

Goals Against Average

Tim Melia (2017)

0.78

Goals Allowed

Mike Amman (1997) & Kevin Hartman (2007)

45

Saves

Tony Meola (2000)

129

Stat

Player

#

Games

Jimmy Nielsen

128

Minutes

Jimmy Nielsen

11497

Wins

Jimmy Nielsen

57

Losses

Tony Meola

45

Draws

Jimmy Nielsen

32

Shutouts

Jimmy Nielsen

45

Goals Allowed

Tony Meola

154

Saves

Tony Meola

507

Goals Against Avg.

Jimmy Nielsen

0.99

SINGLE SEASON TEAM RECORDS

SINGLE GAME RECORDS (FIELD PLAYERS) Stat

Player

#

Goals

Digital Takawira (1998), Preki (1998), Davy Arnaud (2004), Eddie Johnson (twice in 2007), Birahim Diop (2010), Gerso Fernandes (2017), Johnny Russell (2018)

3

Assists

Chris Henderson (1999)

4

Shots

Preki (1997)

12

Shots on goal

Preki (1996), Eddie Johnson (2007)

6

Fouls Committed

Davy Arnaud (2010), Oriol Rosell (2013)

8

Fouls Suffered

Davy Arnaud (2006)

10

Offsides

Alex Bunbury (1999)

7

Corner Kicks

Alex Zotinca (2006)

12

SINGLE GAME RECORDS (GOALKEEPERS) Stat

Player

#

Goals Allowed

Bo Oshoniyi (2001)

7

Saves

Tim Melia (2018)

10

30

Stat

Year

#

Goals

2018

65

Assists

2018

69

Shots

2018

583

Shots on goal

1996

250

Fouls Committed

2013

511

Fouls Suffered

2000

541

Offsides

1997

117

Corner Kicks

2018

206

Cautions

2013

67

Ejections

2011

8

Points

2012

63

Wins

1997

21

Losses

1999

24

Ties

2017

13

Shutouts

2000

17

Goals Allowed

1996

63


Sporting KC Game Notes | March 17, 2019 at Colorado Rapids | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes SPORTING KANSAS CITY INDIVIDUAL ALL-TIME CHARTS (MLS REGULAR SEASON) GAMES PLAYED Player GP 1. Matt Besler* 259 2. Graham Zusi* 254 3. Davy Arnaud 240 4. Kerry Zavagnin 237 5. Nick Garcia 224 6. Roger Espinoza* 223 7. Preki 218 8. Jimmy Conrad 204 9. Chris Klein 200 10. Jack Jewsbury 195 GAMES STARTED Player GS 1. Matt Besler* 253 2. Kerry Zavagnin 228 3. Nick Garcia 224 4. Graham Zusi* 214 5. Davy Arnaud 213 6. Roger Espinoza* 203 6. Jimmy Conrad 203 8. Preki 199 9. Chris Klein 183 10. Seth Sinovic* 181 MINUTES PLAYED Player MP 1. Matt Besler* 22,756 2. Kerry Zavagnin 20,515 3. Nick Garcia 20,157 4. Graham Zusi* 19,680 5. Davy Arnaud 19,399 6. Jimmy Conrad 18,194 7. Roger Espinoza* 17,999 8. Preki 17,817 9. Chris Klein 16,380 10. Seth Sinovic* 16,007 GAMES PLAYED IN GOAL Player GP 1. Jimmy Nielsen 128 2. Tony Meola 125 3. Tim Melia* 117 4. Bo Oshoniyi 96 5. Kevin Hartman 90 6. Mike Ammann 60 7. Chris Snitko 26 8. Eric Kronberg 25 9. Garth Lagerwey 23 10. Andy Gruenebaum 11 SAVES Player GP SV 1. Tony Meola 125 507 2. Bo Oshoniyi 96 354 3. Tim Melia* 117 353 4. Kevin Hartman 90 332 5. Jimmy Nielsen 128 304 6. Mike Amman 60 206 7. Chris Snitko 26 95 8. Garth Lagerwey 23 83 9. Eric Kronberg 25 58 10. Andy Gruenebaum 11 34 SHUTOUTS Player GP SO 1. Jimmy Nielsen 128 45 2. Tim Melia* 117 40 3. Tony Meola 125 37 4. Kevin Hartman 90 22 4. Bo Oshoniyi 96 22 6. Mike Ammann 60 10 7. Eric Kronberg 25 8 8. Luis Marin 8 3 8. Andy Gruenebaum 11 3 8. Garth Lagerwey 23 3 8. Chris Snitko 26 3 GOALKEEPER WINS Player GP GW 1. Jimmy Nielsen 128 57 2. Tim Melia* 117 53 3. Tony Meola 125 49 4. Mike Ammann 60 33 4. Bo Oshoniyi 96 33 6. Kevin Hartman 90 30 7. Garth Lagerwey 23 12 8. Eric Kronberg 25 9 9. Andy Gruenebaum 11 6 10. Chris Snitko 26 5

GOALS Player GP G 1. Preki 218 71 2. Dom Dwyer 128 57 3. Davy Arnaud 240 43 3. Josh Wolff 144 43 5. Chris Klein 200 39 6. Kei Kamara 113 38 7. Mo Johnston 149 31 8. Benny Feilhaber 150 29 9. Graham Zusi* 254 28 9. Scott Sealy 88 28 9. Vitalis Takawira 103 28 ASSISTS Player GP A 1. Preki 218 98 2. Graham Zusi* 254 63 2. Chris Klein 200 45 4. Benny Feilhaber 150 41 5. Davy Arnaud 240 35 6. Roger Espinoza* 223 32 7. Mo Johnston 149 28 8. Josh Wolff 144 26 9. Mark Chung 94 25 10. Kerry Zavagnin 237 22 SHOTS Player GP SH 1. Preki 218 693 2. Davy Arnaud 240 452 3. Dom Dwyer 128 401 4. Graham Zusi* 254 386 5. Kei Kamara 113 370 6. Chris Klein 200 312 7. Mo Johnston 149 274 8. Josh Wolff 144 265 9. Roger Espinoza* 223 259 10. Benny Feilhaber 150 237 SHOTS ON GOAL Player GP SOG 1. Preki 218 283 2. Davy Arnaud 240 176 3. Dom Dwyer 128 161 4. Mo Johnston 149 138 4. Chris Klein 200 138 4. Josh Wolff 144 138 7. Kei Kamara 113 126 8. Graham Zusi* 254 124 9. Vitalis Takawira 103 102 10. Mark Chung 94 95 FOULS COMMITTED Player GP FC 1. Roger Espinoza* 223 368 2. Davy Arnaud 240 329 3. Kerry Zavagnin 237 326 4. Matt McKeon 144 309 5. Dom Dwyer 128 239 6. Nick Garcia 224 234 7. Mo Johnston 149 226 8. Matt Besler* 259 218 9. Jimmy Conrad 204 210 10. Graham Zusi* 254 207 FOULS SUFFERED Player GP FS 1. Davy Arnaud 240 528 2. Preki 218 362 3. Kerry Zavagnin 237 354 4. Roger Espinoza* 223 314 5. Graham Zusi* 254 294 5. Benny Feilhaber 150 286 7. Dom Dwyer 128 273 8. Nick Garcia 224 250 9. Mark Chung 94 204 10. Diego Gutierrez 119 196 CAUTIONS (YELLOW CARDS) Player GP YC 1. Roger Espinoza* 223 51 2. Kerry Zavagnin 237 44 3. Davy Arnaud 240 43 4. Nick Garcia 224 37 5. Seth Sinovic* 190 32 6. Matt Besler* 259 31 6. Aurelien Collin 107 31 8. Diego Gutierrez 119 30 8. Matt McKeon 144 30 10. Jack Jewsbury 195 28 10. Mo Johnston 149 28 31

CORNER KICKS Player GP CK 1. Graham Zusi* 253 791 2. Preki 218 452 3. Benny Feilhaber 150 271 4. Claudio Lopez 57 188 5. Jose Burciaga Jr. 115 175 6. Francisco Gomez 114 157 7. Chris Henderson 61 154 8. Chris Klein 200 152 9. Davy Arnaud 240 144 10. Carlos Marinelli 41 91 GAME-WINNING GOALS Player GP GWG 1. Dom Dwyer 128 13 1. Preki 218 13 3. Chris Klein 200 12 3. Kei Kamara 113 11 3. Josh Wolff 144 11 6. Davy Arnaud 240 10 7. Graham Zusi* 254 8 7. Vitalis Takawira 103 8 9. Benny Feilhaber 150 7 9. C.J. Sapong 110 7 9. Scott Sealy 88 7 GAME-WINNING ASSISTS Player GP GWA 1. Graham Zusi* 254 27 2. Preki 218 23 3. Chris Klein 200 16 4. Benny Feilhaber 150 12 5. Davy Arnaud 240 10 5. Josh Wolff 144 10 7. Roger Espinoza* 223 8 7. Jack Jewsbury 195 8 7. Mo Johnston 149 8 7. Kei Kamara 113 8 7. Chance Myers 147 8 7. Kerry Zavagnin 237 8 MULTI-GOAL GAMES Player GP MGG 1. Dom Dwyer 128 10 2. Vitalis Takawira 103 8 3. Preki 218 7 4. Kei Kamara 113 5 4. Scott Sealy 88 5 4. Josh Wolff 144 5 7. Mo Johnston 149 4 7. Chris Klein 200 4 9. Graham Zusi* 254 3 9. Davy Arnaud 240 3 9. Teal Bunbury 89 3 9. Eddie Johnson 43 3 PENALTY KICK GOALS Player GP PKG 1. Preki 218 21 2. Benny Feilhaber 150 12 3. Dom Dwyer 128 7 4. Ilie Sanchez* 69 5 4. Kei Kamara 113 5 6. Claudio Lopez 57 4 7. Claudio Bieler 41 3 7. Jose Burciaga Jr. 115 3 7. Jack Jewsbury 195 3 7. Josh Wolff 144 3

Player 1. Dom Dwyer 2. Kei Kamara 3. Preki 4. Scott Sealy 5. Josh Wolff 6. Vitalis Takawira 7. Mark Chung 7. Mo Johnston 9. Chris Klein 10. Benny Feilhaber *Minimum 20 goals

GOALS PER GAME GP 128 113 218 88 144 103 94 149 200 150

GLS AVG 57 0.45 38 0.34 71 0.33 28 0.32 43 0.30 28 0.27 20 0.21 31 0.21 39 0.20 29 0.19

BOLD * - denotes player on current roster


Sporting KC Game Notes | March 17, 2019 at Colorado Rapids | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes SPORTING KANSAS CITY INDIVIDUAL SINGLE-SEASON CHARTS (MLS REGULAR SEASON) GAMES PLAYED Year Player GP 2011 C.J. Sapong 34 2012 Jimmy Nielsen 34 2013 Jimmy Nielsen 34 2018 Tim Melia 34 2018 Ilie Sanchez 34 2018 Graham Zusi 34 2012 Kei Kamara 33 2014 Dom Dwyer 33 2016 Dom Dwyer 33 2017 Jimmy Medranda 33 2017 Ilie Sanchez 33 GAMES STARTED Year Player GS 2012 Jimmy Nielsen 34 2013 Jimmy Nielsen 34 2018 Tim Melia 34 2018 Ilie Sanchez 34 2018 Graham Zusi 34 2017 Ilie Sanchez 33 MINUTES PLAYED Year Player MIN 2012 Jimmy Nielsen 3060 2013 Jimmy Nielsen 3060 2018 Tim Melia 3060 2018 Ilie Sanchez 3060 2018 Graham Zusi 3060 2017 Ilie Sanchez 2970 2000 Nick Garcia 2915 2000 Peter Vermes 2915 GAMES PLAYED IN GOAL Year Player GP 2012 Jimmy Nielsen 34 2013 Jimmy Nielsen 34 2018 Tim Melia 34 2005 Bo Oshoniyi 32 2000 Tony Meola 31 2011 Jimmy Nielsen 31 2017 Tim Melia 31 Year Player 2000 Tony Meola 2003 Tony Meola 2008 Kevin Hartman 2005 Bo Oshoniyi 2007 Kevin Hartman

SAVES GP SV 31 129 30 121 30 117 32 112 30 110

Year Player 2000 Tony Meola 2012 Jimmy Nielsen 2013 Jimmy Nielsen 2018 Tim Melia 2008 Kevin Hartman 2010 Jimmy Nielsen 2017 Tim Melia

SHUTOUTS GP SO 31 16 34 15 34 13 34 13 30 10 29 10 31 10

GOALKEEPER WINS Year Player GP GW 1997 Mike Ammann 29 21 2012 Jimmy Nielsen 34 18 2018 Tim Melia 34 18 2013 Jimmy Nielsen 34 17 2000 Tony Meola 31 15 1996 Garth Lagerwey 23 12 2011 Jimmy Nielsen 31 12 2017 Tim Melia 31 12

Year Player 2014 Dom Dwyer 1996 Preki 2016 Dom Dwyer 2007 Eddie Johnson 1996 Vitalis Takawira

GOALS GP GOALS 33 22 32 18 33 16 24 15 28 13

CORNER KICKS Year Player GP CK 2012 Graham Zusi 32 150 2013 Graham Zusi 27 128 2014 Graham Zusi 25 125 2009 Claudio Lopez 29 123 2018 Graham Zusi 34 100

Year Player 1997 Preki 2003 Preki 2000 Preki 2012 Graham Zusi 2015 Benny Feilhaber

ASSISTS GP ASSISTS 27 17 30 17 31 15 32 15 32 15

OFFSIDES Year Player GP OFF 2007 Eddie Johnson 24 50 1996 Vitalis Takawira 28 44 1997 Vitalis Takawira 28 43 2014 Dom Dwyer 33 38 2000 Chris Henderson 31 36

SHOTS GP SHOTS 32 140 33 134 33 119 33 113 30 97

GAME-WINNING GOALS Year Player GP GWG 2000 Miklos Molnar 17 6 2007 Eddie Johnson 24 6 2014 Dom Dwyer 33 6 2018 Daniel Salloi 29 6 1997 Preki 27 5 2012 C.J. Sapong 31 5 2015 Krisztian Nemeth 27 5

Year Player 1996 Preki 2012 Kei Kamara 2016 Dom Dwyer 2014 Dom Dwyer 1999 Preki

SHOTS ON GOAL Year Player GP SOG 1996 Preki 32 61 2012 Kei Kamara 33 49 1996 Vitalis Takawira 28 48 2014 Dom Dwyer 33 48 1997 Preki 27 44 2002 Preki 25 44 2016 Dom Dwyer 33 44 FOULS COMMITTED Year Player GP FC 2000 Chris Henderson 31 79 2001 Matt McKeon 26 76 1997 Matt McKeon 31 75 2000 Matt McKeon 30 75 2013 Oriol Rosell 31 66 2016 Dom Dwyer 33 66 2018 Roger Espinoza 32 66 Year Player 2004 Davy Arnaud 2005 Davy Arnaud 2015 Dom Dwyer 1999 Preki 2006 Davy Arnaud

FOULS SUFFERED GP FS 30 111 31 85 30 81 30 77 32 76

CAUTIONS (YELLOW CARDS) Year Player GP YC 2013 Aurelien Collin 29 13 2011 Aurelien Collin 23 10 2013 Oriol Rosell 31 10 2016 Roger Espinoza 30 10 1997 Mo Johnston 29 9 2005 Jose Burciaga Jr. 31 9 2017 Roger Espinoza 30 9 2018 Roger Espinoza 32 9 EJECTIONS (RED CARDS) Year Player GP RC 2010 Davy Arnaud 27 3 eight players tied with 2

GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE Year Player GP GA GAA 2017 Tim Melia 31 24 0.78 2012 Jimmy Nielsen 34 27 0.79 2013 Jimmy Nielsen 34 30 0.88 2000 Tony Meola 31 29 0.92 2004 Tony Meola 21 22 1.05 *Minimum 1,000 minutes played

32

GAME-WINNING ASSISTS Year Player GP GWA 2000 Chris Henderson 31 5 2000 Matt McKeon 30 5 2003 Preki 30 5 2004 Davy Arnaud 30 5 2004 Josh Wolff 26 5 2012 Graham Zusi 32 5 2013 Graham Zusi 27 5 2015 Benny Feilhaber 30 5 PENALTY KICK GOALS Year Player GP PKG 1996 Preki 32 7 2014 Dom Dwyer 33 7 2003 Preki 30 5 2015 Benny Feilhaber 32 5 2016 Benny Feilhaber 29 5 GOALS PER GAME Year Player GP GLS 2000 Miklos Molnar 17 12 2014 Dom Dwyer 33 22 2007 Eddie Johnson 24 15 1996 Preki 32 18 2016 Dom Dwyer 33 16 *Minimum 5 goal

AVG 0.71 0.67 0.63 0.56 0.48


Sporting KC Game Notes | March 17, 2019 at Colorado Rapids | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes SPORTING KANSAS CITY INDIVIDUAL HIGHS (MLS REGULAR SEASON) GOALS Career: 71 Preki Season: 22 Dom Dwyer (2014) Game: 3 8 times Half: 3 Vitalis Takawira (05/16/1998 at NE, 2nd) Half: 3 Eddie Johnson (06/02/2007 vs. NY, 2nd) Half: 3 Gerso Fernandes (05/17/2017 vs. SEA, 2nd) ASSISTS Career: 98 Preki Season: 17 Preki (1997) Season: 17 Preki (2003) Game: 4 Chris Henderson (06/20/1999 vs. MET) Half: 3 Chris Henderson (06/20/1999 vs. MET, 1st) Half: 3 Preki (06/21/2003 vs. CHI, 1st) SHOTS Career: 693 Preki Season: 140 Preki (1996) Game: 12 Preki (04/12/1997 at TB) Half: 8 Preki (04/12/1997 at TB, 2nd) Half: 8 Onandi Lowe (08/12/2001 at COL, 2nd) Half: 8 Preki (07/06/2002 vs. DAL, 2nd)

SHOTS ON GOAL Career: 283 Preki Season: 61 Preki (1996) Game: 6 Preki (05/19/1996 at LA) Game: 6 Eddie Johnson (06/02/007 vs. NY) Half: 4 9 times

CORNER KICKS Career: 791 Graham Zusi Season: 150 Graham Zusi (2012) Game: 12 Alex Zotinca (07/22/2006 at NY) Half: 8 Chris Henderson (04/10/1999 vs. SJ, 2nd) Half: 8 Chris Henderson (05/20/2000 vs. SJ, 1st)

FOULS COMMITTED Career: 368 Roger Espinoza Season: 79 Chris Henderson (2000) Game: 8 Davy Arnaud (05/29/2010 at RSL) Game: 8 Oriol Rosell (07/27/2013 at MTL) Half: 7 Scott Uderitz (05/11/1996 vs. DAL, 1st)

GOALS ALLOWED Career: 154 Tony Meola Season: 45 Mike Ammann (1997) Season: 45 Kevin Hartman (2007) Game: 7 Bo Oshoniyi (07/04/2001 vs. CHI) Half: 4 6 times

FOULS SUFFERED Career: 528 Davy Arnaud Season: 111 Davy Arnaud (2004) Game: 10 Davy Arnaud (10/14/2006 at NY) Half: 6 7 times

SAVES Career: 507 Tony Meola Season: 129 Tony Meola (2000) Game: 10 Tim Melia (04/08/2018 at LA) Half: 7 4 times

SPORTING KANSAS CITY TEAM HIGHS (MLS REGULAR SEASON) GOALS Season: 65 Game: 6 2-Tms: 10 Half: 5 Half: 5

in 2018 4 times 05/02/1996 vs. CLB 05/02/1996 vs. CLB (2nd) 06/21/1997 vs. DC (2nd)

ASSISTS Season: 69 Game: 10 2-Tms: 12 Half: 8

in 2018 06/20/1999 vs. MET 07/04/2001 vs. CHI 06/20/1999 vs. MET (1st)

SHOTS Season: 583 Game: 34 Game: 34 Game: 34 2-Tms: 44 2-Tms: 44 2-Tms: 44 Half: 23

in 2018 05/15/2016 vs. ORL 04/20/2018 vs. VAN 10/06/2018 vs. LA 08/14/1999 at MET 08/05/2000 vs. LA 06/09/2001 at MIA 04/20/2018 vs. VAN (2nd)

SHOTS ON GOAL Season: 250 in 1996 Game: 14 08/23/1998 vs. MIA Game: 14 06/21/2003 vs. CHI Game: 14 04/20/2018 vs. VAN 2-Tms: 22 05/02/1996 vs. CLB 2-Tms: 22 04/18/1997 vs. DAL Half: 11 08/23/1998 vs. MIA (1st) FOULS COMMITTED Season: 511 in 2013 Game: 27 07/04/1997 at CLB 2-Tms: 52 05/17/2000 vs. DC Half: 16 04/05/1997 vs. LA (1st) Half: 16 07/04/1997 at CLB (2nd) Half: 16 03/08/2014 at SEA (1st) FOULS SUFFERED Season: 541 in 2000 Game: 30 08/16/2003 at DAL 2-Tms: 51 05/17/2000 vs. DC Half: 20 07/27/1996 vs. NE (2nd)

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CORNER KICKS Season: 206 in 2018 Game: 15 04/10/1999 vs. SJ 2-Tms: 22 08/14/1999 at MET Half: 10 04/10/1999 vs. SJ (2nd) GOALS ALLOWED Season: 63 in 1996 Game: 7 07/04/2001 vs. CHI 2-Tms: 10 05/02/1996 vs. CLB Half: 4 7 times SAVES Season: Game: 2-Tms: 2-Tms: Half:

133 in 1999 10 04/08/2018 at LA 18 04/18/1997 vs. DAL 18 09/02/2000 vs. TB 7 4 times


Game log: Game #1 03/03/2019 Game #2 03/10/2019

KC 1 at LFC 2 KC 2 vs PHI 0

L W

Nemeth 1 (Russell 1) 16 Sanchez 1 (penalty kick) 11; own goal (Elliott)

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Adrian Zendejas Botond Barath Abdul Rwatubyaye Andreu Fontas Matt Besler Ilie Sanchez Johnny Russell Graham Zusi Krisztian Nemeth Yohan Croizet Kelyn Rowe Gerso Fernandes Gianluca Busio Seth Sinovic Graham Smith Roger Espinoza Eric Dick Erik Hurtado Daniel Salloi Felipe Gutierrez Rodney Wallace Tyler Freeman Jaylin Lindsey Tim Melia Wan Kuzain Jimmy Medranda

Player

W W L W

90G

90G

90D

90D

Nemeth (Fernandes) 35; Fernandes (unassisted) 52; Sanchez (unassisted) 72 Fernandes (Espinoza ) 8; Nemeth (penalty kick) 62 Sanchez (penalty kick) 51 Nemeth (Barath) 74; Espinoza (Russell) 81; Nemeth (Fernandes) 86

90G

21F 90M 1

17 24 70M

8 3 90M

90F 78F

90M

90M

90M

69

78M

81F 68M 12 9

90D 90M 90F 90D 89F 1

89D

20 90F

12 87F

90D 90M 22

90D

90D 90D 90M 66F 90D 73F

90D 90D 90M 90F 90D 82F

CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE R161 R162 QF1 QF2 TOLC TOLC INDC INDC 3-0 2-0 1-2 3-0 90G 90D 90D

CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE R161 02/21/2019 KC 3 vs TOLUCA 0 R162 02/28/2019 KC 2 at TOLUCA 0 QF1 03/06/2019 KC 1 at INDCHO 2 QF2 03/14/2019 KC 3 vs INDCHO 0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 26 29 75 94

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Match Notes: Sporting at Colorado Rapids | March 17, 2019  

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