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LOS ANGELES FC vs. SPORTING KANSAS CITY

BANC OF CALIFORNIA STADIUM, Los Angeles, Calif. Sat., Aug. 11, 2018 (Week 24, MLS Game #265) 7:30 p.m. PT (YouTubeTV / UniMás KFTR 46; FS-KC)

LOS ANGELES FOOTBALL CLUB 2018 CAREER No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birthdate Birthplace GP GS G A GP GS G A GK 6-4 205 03/12/1993 Woodbury, NJ 22 22 0 0 24 24 0 0 1 Tyler Miller Jordan Harvey DF 5-11 176 01/28/1984 Mission Viejo, CA 18 12 0 0 288 268 11 15 2 3 Steven Beitashour DF 5-10 156 02/01/1987 San Jose, CA 19 19 2 4 211 205 4 34 5 Dejan Jakovic DF 6-2 176 07/16/1985 Karlovac, Croatia 9 9 0 0 107 103 1 0 6 Danilo Silva DF 6-2 175 11/26/1986 Campinas, Brazil 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 7 Latif Blessing MF 5-5 140 12/30/1996 Accra, Ghana 22 17 5 6 47 33 8 7 8 Andre Horta MF 5-9 155 11/07/1996 Almada, Portugal 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 FW 5-7 143 03/05/1998 Montevideo, Uruguay 20 18 7 6 20 18 7 6 9 Diego Rossi 10 Carlos Vela MF 5-10 162 03/01/1989 Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico 16 15 8 6 16 15 8 6 11 Aaron Kovar MF 5-10 155 08/14/1993 Seattle, WA 6 3 0 2 38 16 1 2 12 Christian Ramirez FW 6-2 187 04/04/1991 Garden Grove, CA 20 17 7 2 50 44 21 5 13 Charlie Lyon GK 6-2 210 04/10/1992 St. Charles, IL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 Mark-Anthony Kaye MF 6-3 154 12/02/1994 Toronto, ON, Canada 20 20 2 5 20 20 2 5 Calum Mallace MF 6-0 186 01/10/1990 Torphichen, Scotland 5 0 0 0 85 51 1 6 16 18 Quillan Roberts GK 6-0 193 09/13/1994 Toronto, ON, Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 James Murphy MF 5-11 160 09/17/1997 Scotch Plains, NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 Eduard Atuesta MF 5-11 155 06/18/1997 Velez, Colombia 16 8 1 1 16 8 1 1 21 Marco Urena FW 5-10 174 03/05/1990 San Jose, Costa Rica 11 8 0 5 36 30 5 8 Luis Lopez GK 5-11 190 09/13/1993 San Pedro Sula, Honduras 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 23 Laurent Ciman DF 6-0 150 08/05/1985 Farciennes, Belgium 20 20 3 0 105 105 5 3 FW 5-8 150 10/07/1986 Richardson, TX 13 9 1 3 204 194 52 52 24 Lee Nguyen 25 Walker Zimmerman DF 6-3 196 05/19/1993 Lawrenceville, GA 17 17 0 1 106 88 7 2 Tristan Blackmon DF 6-1 178 08/12/1996 Las Vegas, NV 8 4 0 0 8 4 0 0 27 28 Shaft Brewer Jr. FW 5-9 155 10/28/1999 Sacramento, CA 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 33 Benny Feilhaber MF 5-9 163 01/19/1985 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 22 22 3 4 224 202 37 54 44 Joao Moutinho DF 6-0 156 01/12/1998 Lisbon, Portugal 12 9 1 0 12 9 1 0 99 Adama Diomande FW 5-11 180 02/14/1990 Oslo, Norway 11 8 9 3 11 8 9 3 Josh Perez FW 5-5 140 01/21/1998 Montebello, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Nico Czornomaz MF 5-10 163 07/08/1995 Argentina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ON LOAN Steeve Saint-Duc FW 5-8 139 01/08/2000 Haiti 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 HEAD  COACH  : Bob Bradley

03/03/1958 W134 L100 T60

SPORTING KANSAS CITY 2018 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 Amer Didic DF 6-4 195 12/28/1994 Zenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ike Opara DF 6-2 180 02/21/1989 Durham, NC 20 20 1 1 137 111 13 4 3 4 Brad Evans DF 6-1 160 04/20/1985 Phoenix, AZ 0 0 0 0 230 198 25 29 Matt Besler DF 6-0 170 02/11/1987 Kansas City, MO 19 19 0 1 245 239 3 16 5 6 Ilie Sanchez MF 5-11 170 11/21/1990 Barcelona, Spain 22 22 3 3 55 55 3 5 FW 5-10 168 04/08/1990 Glasgow, Scotland 19 18 7 6 19 18 7 6 7 Johnny Russell 8 Graham Zusi DF 5-10 160 08/18/1986 Orlando, FL 22 22 2 4 240 200 28 60 MF 5-11 170 01/05/1989 Gyor, Hungary 15 4 0 2 49 30 11 9 9 Krisztian Nemeth 10 Yohan Croizet MF 5-10 170 02/15/1992 Sarrebourg, France 21 16 1 2 21 16 1 2 FW 5-11 170 05/15/1993 Santiago, Chile 12 3 4 3 43 17 11 5 11 Diego Rubio 12 Gerso Fernandes FW 5-8 140 02/23/1991 Bissau, Guinea-Bissau 19 8 2 2 51 34 10 4 Gianluca Busio FW 5-7 135 05/28/2002 Greensboro, NC 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 13 14 Khiry Shelton FW 6-3 191 06/26/1993 Carson, CO 16 13 2 2 70 36 8 12 DF 5-10 170 01/28/1987 Kansas City, MO 11 7 0 1 196 185 1 10 15 Seth Sinovic 16 Graham Smith DF 6-3 186 11/25/1995 Highlands Ranch, CO 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 MF 5-11 170 10/25/1986 Puerto Cortes, Honduras 20 20 1 8 210 190 6 31 17 Roger Espinoza 18 Eric Dick GK 6-5 205 10/03/1994 Roeland Park, KS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 Cristian Lobato DF 5-11 160 03/07/1989 Esparreguera, Spain 7 3 2 0 17 9 3 0 20 Daniel Salloi FW 6-1 150 07/19/1996 Siofok, Hungary 20 19 7 6 42 31 10 8 Felipe Gutierrez MF 5-7 145 10/08/1990 Quintero, Chile 9 7 5 0 9 7 5 0 21 23 Colton Storm DF 5-10 175 07/06/1994 Mechanicsburg, PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 Jaylin Lindsey DF 5-8 155 03/27/2000 Charlotte, NC 7 6 0 1 7 6 0 1 29 Tim Melia GK 6-1 190 05/15/1986 Great River, NY 22 22 0 0 109 108 0 0 Andreu Fontas DF 6-1 190 11/14/1989 Banyoles, Spain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 75 Wan Kuzain MF 5-10 160 09/14/1998 Carbondale, IL 6 3 1 0 6 3 1 0 Kharlton Belmar FW 5-11 160 12/01/1992 Virginia Beach, VA 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 90 94 Jimmy Medranda DF 5-8 150 02/07/1994 Mosquera, Colombia 12 8 2 1 86 62 5 4 HEAD  COACH  :  Peter Vermes

11/21/1966 W125 L97 T80


LOS ANGELES FC vs. SPORTING KANSAS CITY

Sat., Aug. 11, 2018; Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles, Calif., 7:30 p.m. PT REFEREES

2018 SEASON RECORDS LAFC at home

GP W-L-T PTS GF GA 22 10-6-6 36 45 37 10 5-0-5 20 19 8

Sporting on road

22 10-6-6 36 40 30 11 4-4-3 15 16 16

REFEREE: Ismail Elfath. AR1 (bench): Frank Anderson; AR2 (opposite): Chris Wattam; 4th: Kevin Stott; VAR: Tim Ford TEAM NEWS SUSPENDED: none WARNINGS: SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: LFC: Walker Zimmerman ... KC: Ike Opara SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: LFC: Eduard Atuesta

LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD ALL-TIME: First meeting.

DISABLED LIST: none INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none

LAST LEAGUE MATCHES NEW YORK RED BULLS 2 LOS ANGELES FC 1 Scoring Summary: NYR--Royer 7 (unassisted) 39 LFC--Rossi 7 (Vela 6) 53 NYR--Royer 8 (Wright-Phillips 6, Rzatkowski 5) 80

UPCOMING MATCHES SPORTING LAFC Sat. Aug. 18 Portland Wed. Aug. 15 Real Salt Lake Sat. Aug. 25 Minnesota Sun. Aug. 19 Colorado Sat. Sept. 1 at Seattle Fri. Aug. 24 at LA Galaxy Sat. Sept. 8 Orlando City Sat. Sept. 1 at Toronto FC

LOS ANGELES FC--Tyler Miller, Steven Beitashour, Walker Zimmerman (Danilo Silva 84), Laurent Ciman, Jordan Harvey, Benny Feilhaber (Eduard Atuesta 59), Diego Rossi, Carlos Vela, Latif Blessing, Lee Nguyen, Adama Diomande (Marco Urena 69)

WHERE THE GOALS COME FROM SPORTING

LAFC

F 45 44

A 37 54

GOALS SCORED MINUTES PER GOAL

F 40 50

A 30 66

17 20 2 1

22 7 1 0

27 3 4 2 3 0 1 0

20 5 2 1 2 0 0 0

8 26 6

6 15 9

HOW SCORED

29 14 2 0

RIGHT FOOT LEFT FOOT HEADERS OTHER

21 10 6 0

TYPE OF PLAY

30 2 2 1 1 4 2 3

20 6 2 4 3 0 2 0

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

13 24 8

10 22 5

INSIDE GOAL AREA INSIDE PENALTY AREA OUTSIDE PENALTY AREA

HOUSTON DYNAMO 0 SPORTING KANSAS CITY 1 Scoring Summary: KC--Rubio 4 (Busio 1, Zusi 4) 74 SPORTING KANSAS CITY--Tim Melia, Graham Zusi, Ike Opara, Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic, Felipe Gutierrez, Ilie Sanchez, Gianluca Busio, Gerso Fernandes, Yohan Croizet (Diego Rubio 61), Daniel Salloi.

DISTANCE

(W-L-T) LFC KC

RECORD AT HALFTIME LEAD TIED TRAIL 7-1-4 2-1-2 1-4-0 5-0-0 4-2-4 1-4-2

RECORD WITH FIRST GOAL SCORE ALLOW 7-1-4 3-5-1 9-1-2 1-5-2

THE LAST TIME LOS ANGELES FC Date Score (Gms since) Home win 7/07/2018 LFC 4, ORL 1 Road win 6/09/2018 LFC 4, SJ 3 Home loss Road loss 8/05/2018 LFC 1, NYR 2 Tie game 7/26/2018 LFC 2, LA 2 Shutout for 7/15/2018 LFC 0, POR 0 Shutout vs. 7/15/2018 LFC 0, POR 0

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

SPORTING KANSAS CITY Date Score (Gms since) 6/23/2018 KC 3, HOU 2 8/04/2018 KC 1, HOU 0 7/28/2018 KC 2, DAL 3 7/14/2018 KC 2, NYR 3 7/07/2018 KC 2, TOR 2 8/04/2018 KC 1, HOU 0 6/30/2018 KC 0, MTL 2

GAME-BY-GAME: WON/LOST/TIED LAFC WWLLWWWTWTLTLWWWTWTLTL LWWTWWTWLWWTTWTWLLTLLW Sporting KC

(2) (0) (0) (1) (3) (0) (5)

TEAM LEADERS LAFC G: 9 Diomande A: 6 3 players tied SHT: 54 Vela SOG: 22 Rossi/Vela FC: 30 Feilhaber FS: 53 Feilhaber OF: 13 Blessing C: 4 Zimmerman E: 1 4 players tied SPORTING G: 7 Russell/Salloi A: 8 Espinoza SHT: 59 Salloi SOG: 20 Russell/Salloi FC: 40 Espinoza FS: 35 Espinoza OF: 8 Salloi C: 6 Espinoza E: 1 Espinoza/Salloi

GOALSCORING RECORD GOALS SCORED IN GAME GP 0 1 2 3 4+ TOT AVG LFC 22 2 8 6 1 5 45 2.05 KC 22 5 4 8 2 3 40 1.82 GOALS ALLOWED IN GAME GP 0 1 2 3 4+ TOT AVG LFC 22 6 5 6 2 3 37 1.68 KC 22 8 3 7 3 1 30 1.36 GOALS BY INTERVALS GOALS SCORED Total 1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 LFC 45 8 9 6 7 5 10 KC 40 6 5 4 9 6 10 GOALS ALLOWED Total 1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 LFC 37 3 5 5 7 5 12 KC 30 5 4 7 2 8 4


2018 LOS ANGELES FC STATISTICS (10-6-6, 36 pts.) UNF 99 10 9 7 33 23 14 3 24 20 44 21 11 25 8 16 6 5 2 4 50 28 27 1

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

PLAYER Adama Diomande Carlos Vela Diego Rossi Latif Blessing Benny Feilhaber Laurent Ciman Mark-Anthony Kaye Steven Beitashour Lee Nguyen Eduard Atuesta Joao Moutinho Marco Urena Aaron Kovar Walker Zimmerman Andre Horta Calum Mallace Danilo Silva Dejan Jakovic Jordan Harvey Omar Gaber Rodrigo Pacheco Shaft Brewer Jr. Tristan Blackmon Tyler Miller Own-goals received Team totals Opponent totals

GP 11 16 20 22 22 20 20 19 13 16 12 11 6 17 1 5 1 9 18 7 1 3 8 22

GS 8 15 18 17 22 20 20 19 9 8 9 8 3 17 0 0 0 9 12 2 0 0 4 22

MIN 766 1376 1585 1550 1918 1800 1582 1658 813 847 771 735 245 1511 13 29 6 693 1150 254 17 29 398 1980

22 22

22 22

1980 1980

G 9 8 7 5 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 45 37

A 3 6 6 6 4 0 5 4 3 1 0 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHT 26 54 51 41 27 21 30 8 7 15 7 19 8 10 1 1 0 3 3 2 0 1 1 0

SOG 17 22 22 15 9 9 10 2 4 4 1 8 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

46 33

336 295

130 118

FC 10 9 12 19 30 17 26 17 11 17 11 5 3 14 0 0 0 4 13 3 0 2 6 1

FS 6 39 33 44 53 8 14 9 15 4 5 7 3 2 0 0 0 1 6 2 0 1 4 4

OFF 9 0 2 13 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0

CK 0 65 10 1 23 0 0 0 20 5 0 0 9 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

C 1 1 0 0 2 1 3 2 2 3 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 3

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

230 274 274 230

34 50

134 117

28 46

4 3

GAME-WINNING GOALS: Carlos Vela 2, Laurent Ciman 2, Latif Blessing 2, Diego Rossi 1, Joao Moutinho 1, Eduard Atuesta 1, Adama Diomande 1 GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: Mark-Anthony Kaye 3, Diego Rossi 2, Carlos Vela 2, Steven Beitashour 1, Aaron Kovar 1, Marco Urena 1, Latif Blessing 1, Benny Feilhaber 1, Lee Nguyen 1 PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: Carlos Vela 1-1, Marco Urena 0-1 LOS ANGELES FC GOALKEEPING UNF 1

POS G

GOALKEEPER Tyler Miller Team totals Opponent totals

GP 22 22 22

GS 22 22 22

MIN SHTS 1980 118 1980 118 1980 130

SV 76 76 85

GA 37 37 45

GAA 1.68 1.68 2.05

PG 3 3 1

PA 5 5 2

W L 10 6 10 6 6 10

T 6 6 6

SO 6 6 2

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2018 SPORTING KANSAS CITY STATISTICS (10-6-6, 36 pts.) UNF 20 7 21 11 6 8 12 14 94 19 17 10 3 75 13 26 5 15 22 16 90 29

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

PLAYER Daniel Salloi Johnny Russell Felipe Gutierrez Diego Rubio Ilie Sanchez Graham Zusi Gerso Fernandes Khiry Shelton Jimmy Medranda Cristian Lobato Roger Espinoza Yohan Croizet Ike Opara Wan Kuzain Gianluca Busio Jaylin Lindsey Matt Besler Seth Sinovic Emiliano Amor Graham Smith Kharlton Belmar Tim Melia Own-goals received Team totals Opponent totals

GP 20 19 9 12 22 22 19 16 12 7 20 21 20 6 2 7 19 11 5 2 4 22

GS 19 18 7 3 22 22 8 13 8 3 20 16 20 3 1 6 19 7 3 2 0 22

MIN 1714 1595 606 299 1980 1980 796 1157 728 327 1781 1238 1783 307 103 555 1665 607 332 180 65 1980

22 22

22 22

1980 1980

G 7 7 5 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 30

A 6 6 0 3 3 4 2 2 1 0 8 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0

SHT 59 49 20 4 32 41 18 35 9 6 25 39 16 5 5 5 0 3 2 1 2 0

SOG 20 20 11 4 10 13 8 10 3 4 7 10 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

42 28

376 261

126 101

FC 8 12 13 6 26 15 22 15 11 3 40 19 22 4 1 5 12 7 2 1 2 1

FS 21 28 5 6 25 20 15 15 5 2 35 13 10 6 2 2 7 4 2 0 1 1

OFF 8 3 0 2 0 3 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CK 1 53 6 0 1 70 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

C 2 1 0 1 3 1 1 2 1 0 6 2 4 1 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 1

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

247 240 240 247

24 60

139 81

31 47

2 10

GAME-WINNING GOALS: Daniel Salloi 3, Felipe Gutierrez 3, Khiry Shelton 1, Diego Rubio 1, Johnny Russell 1, Wan Kuzain 1 GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: Daniel Salloi 3, Graham Zusi 2, Johnny Russell 2, Roger Espinoza 1, Khiry Shelton 1, Diego Rubio 1, Ilie Sanchez 1, Gianluca Busio 1 PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: Ilie Sanchez 3-4 SPORTING KANSAS CITY GOALKEEPING UNF 29

POS G

GOALKEEPER Tim Melia Team totals Opponent totals

GP 22 22 22

GS 22 22 22

MIN SHTS 1980 101 1980 101 1977 126

SV 70 70 83

GA 30 30 40

GAA 1.36 1.36 1.82

PG 2 2 3

PA 4 4 4

W L 10 6 10 6 6 10

T 6 6 6

SO 8 8 5

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LOS ANGELES FC 2018 SCHEDULE DAY DATE Sun. Mar. Sat. Mar. Sat. Mar. Sat. Apr.

OPPONENT 4 at Seattle 10 at Real Salt Lake 31 at Los Angeles 7 at Atlanta

RESULT W 1-0 W 5-1

ATT 40070 20706

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

L 3-4

27068

2-1-0

L 0-5

45207

2-2-0

Fri. Apr. Sat. Apr.

13 at Vancouver 21 at Montreal

W 2-0 W 5-3

22120 20302

3-2-0 4-2-0

Sun. Sat. Wed. Sun.

Apr. May May May

W T W T

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

22000 22000 22000 22000

5-2-0 5-2-1 6-2-1 6-2-2

Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat.

May May June June

29 Seattle 5 FC Dallas 9 Minnesota 13 New York City FC 19 at Portland 26 D.C. United 2 at FC Dallas 9 at San Jose

L T L W

1-2 1-1 1-2 4-3

21144 22000 14022 17650

6-3-2 6-3-3 6-4-3 7-4-3

23 Columbus 30 Philadelphia

W 2-0 W 4-1

22000 22000

8-4-3 9-4-3

Sat. June Sat. June Tue. July

3 at Houston

T 2-2

16037

9-4-4

Sat. July

7 Orlando City SC

W 4-1

22000

10-4-4

Sun. July Sun. July

15 Portland 22 at Minnesota

T 0-0 L 1-5

22000 22739

10-4-5 10-5-5

Thu. July

26 Los Angeles

T 2-2

22716

10-5-6

Sun. Aug.

5 at New York Red Bulls 11 Sporting KC 15 Real Salt Lake 19 Colorado 24 at Los Angeles 1 at Toronto FC 15 New England 22 San Jose 29 at Chicago 6 at Colorado 18 Houston 21 Vancouver 28 at Sporting KC

L 1-2

20402

10-6-6

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

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

POS PTS NOTES: 5 3 LFC: Rossi (11); 1 6 LFC: Rossi (30,81) Blessing (33) Feilhaber (47) Vela (86); RSL: Plata (21) 4 6 LFC: Vela (5,26) own goal (48); LA: Lletget (61) Pontius (73) Ibrahimovic (77,91+) 5 6 ATL: Gressel (17) Martinez (67) Almiron (88,92+) Williams (97+) 3 9 LFC: Vela (59) Rossi (70); 2 12 LFC: Ciman (24) Feilhaber (52) own goal (57) Vela (83) Blessing (89); MTL: Piatti (9,16,43) 2 15 LFC: Ciman (93+); 2 16 LFC: Beitashour (9); DAL: Urruti (55) 2 19 LFC: Atuesta (31) Kaye (37); 2 20 LFC: own goal (23) Vela (66); NYC: Villa (13) TajouriShradi (75) 2 20 LFC: Vela (74); POR: Paredes (52) Armenteros (81) 2 21 LFC: Rossi (39); DC: Mattocks (84) 4 21 LFC: Diomande (61); DAL: Ziegler (25) Lamah (51) 3 24 LFC: Diomande (15,90) Beitashour (19) Moutinho (97+); SJ: Qazaishvili (11) Wondolowski (52,63) 3 27 LFC: Ciman (4) Diomande (8); 3 30 LFC: Diomande (25,43,55) Blessing (96+); PHI: Picault (45) 3 31 LFC: Blessing (5) Kaye (72); HOU: Manotas (94+) Senderos (96+) 2 34 LFC: Diomande (28,82) Blessing (32) Rossi (84); ORL: Kljestan (59) 2 35 2 35 LFC: Feilhaber (26); MIN: Schuller (25) Ramirez (45,58) Quintero (46+) Ibarra (56) 2 36 LFC: Vela (7) Nguyen (20); LA: Alessandrini (82) Kamara (86) 4 36 LFC: Rossi (53); NYR: Royer (39,80)

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SPORTING KANSAS CITY 2018 SCHEDULE DAY DATE Sun. Mar. Sat. Mar.

OPPONENT 4 New York City FC 10 at Chicago

Sat. Mar.

17 San Jose

W 3-2

18868

2-1-0

3

Sat. Mar.

24 at Colorado

T 2-2

17424

2-1-1

1

Sat. Mar. Sun. Apr. Sun. Apr.

31 D.C. United 8 at Los Angeles 15 Seattle

W 1-0 W 2-0 T 2-2

18624 25846 18508

3-1-1 4-1-1 4-1-2

1 1 1

Fri. Apr.

20 Vancouver

W 6-0

19690

5-1-2

1

Sat. Sat. Wed. Sun. Sun. Sun.

28 at New England 5 Colorado 9 at Atlanta 20 at Minnesota 27 Columbus 3 Minnesota

L W W T T W

0-1 1-0 2-0 1-1 0-0 4-1

17015 20553 44696 23117 20697 20422

5-2-2 6-2-2 7-2-2 7-2-3 7-2-4 8-2-4

1 1 1 1 1 1

Sat. June Sat. June

9 at Portland 23 Houston

T 0-0 W 3-2

21144 20081

8-2-5 9-2-5

1 1

Sat. June Wed. July

30 at Montreal 4 at Real Salt Lake 7 Toronto FC

L 0-2 L 2-4

16142 19206

9-3-5 9-4-5

1 2

T 2-2

21064

9-4-6

3

14 at New York Red Bulls 28 FC Dallas

L 2-3

16793

9-5-6

3

L 2-3

20758

9-6-6

4

4 at Houston 11 at Los Angeles FC 18 Portland 25 Minnesota 1 at Seattle 8 Orlando City SC 15 at San Jose 23 at Philadelphia 30 Real Salt Lake 6 Los Angeles 17 at Vancouver 21 at FC Dallas 28 Los Angeles FC

W 1-0

14675

10-6-6

3

Apr. May May May May June

Sat. July Sat. July Sat. July Sat. Aug. Sat. Aug. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sun. Sun. Sat. Wed. Sun. Sun.

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

RESULT L 0-2

ATT 20831

W-L-T 0-1-0

POS PTS NOTES: 11 0 NYC: Moralez (32) Medina (53)

W 4-3

14021

1-1-0

7

3 KC: Gutierrez (9,86) Russell (44) Medranda (83); CHI: Katai (70) Nikolic (74,82) 6 KC: Sanchez (25) Zusi (56) Gutierrez (68); SJ: Qazaishvili (34) Wondolowski (91+) 7 KC: Gutierrez (57) Rubio (91+); COL: Badji (5) Mason (8) 10 KC: Gutierrez (3); 13 KC: Salloi (56) Russell (61); 14 KC: Sanchez (34) Zusi (78); SEA: Bruin (48+) Roldan (73) 17 KC: Russell (10,16,48) Medranda (30) Lobato (54) Croizet (77); 17 NE: Bunbury (44) 20 KC: Salloi (16); 23 KC: Salloi (67) Fernandes (87); 24 KC: Shelton (8); MIN: Quintero (20) 25 28 KC: Salloi (9) Kuzain (35) Lobato (38) Rubio (81); MIN: Mears (11) 29 32 KC: Salloi (59) Rubio (85) Shelton (88); HOU: Manotas (2,45) 32 MTL: Piatti (54) Silva (70) 32 KC: Salloi (20) Opara (64); RSL: Savarino (29) Baird (37) Saucedo (46+) Silva (100+) 33 KC: Sanchez (57) Russell (61); TOR: Osorio (25) Hamilton (69) 33 KC: Russell (8) Espinoza (51); NYR: Wright-Phillips (4) Rzatkowski (72,79) 33 KC: Fernandes (50) Salloi (97+); DAL: Barrios (23,62,74) 36 KC: Rubio (74);

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LOS ANGELES FC INDIVIDUAL HIGH GAMES (2018)

TEAM HIGH GAMES (2018)

Goals 3 Adama Diomande Assists 3 Diego Rossi Shots 7 Carlos Vela Shots on Goal 5 Carlos Vela 5 Diego Rossi Fouls Committed 5 Adama Diomande Fouls Suffered 7 Latif Blessing 7 Carlos Vela Offside 2 10 times Saves 8 Tyler Miller Shots Faced 10 Tyler Miller Goals Allowed 5 Tyler Miller 5 Tyler Miller

Goals 5 03/10/2018 vs 5 04/21/2018 vs Assists 8 03/10/2018 vs Shots 29 05/09/2018 vs Shots on Goal 18 04/21/2018 vs Fouls Committed 19 06/09/2018 vs Fouls Suffered 22 07/26/2018 vs Corner Kicks 15 07/22/2018 vs Offside 6 06/30/2018 vs Saves 8 07/07/2018 vs Shots Faced 10 07/22/2018 vs Goals Allowed 5 04/07/2018 vs 5 07/22/2018 vs

06/30/2018 vs PHI

W 4-1

03/10/2018 vs RSL

W 5-1

04/21/2018 vs MTL

W 5-3

04/21/2018 vs MTL 04/21/2018 vs MTL

W 5-3 W 5-3

07/26/2018 vs LA

T 2-2

05/09/2018 vs MIN 05/26/2018 vs DC

W 2-0 T 1-1

03/10/2018 vs RSL

W 5-1

07/07/2018 vs ORL

W 4-1

07/22/2018 vs MIN

L 1-5

04/07/2018 vs ATL 07/22/2018 vs MIN

L 0-5 L 1-5

RSL MTL

W 5-1 W 5-3

RSL

W 5-1

MIN

W 2-0

MTL

W 5-3

SJ

W 4-3

LA

T 2-2

MIN

L 1-5

PHI

W 4-1

ORL

W 4-1

MIN

L 1-5

ATL MIN

L 0-5 L 1-5

SPORTING KC INDIVIDUAL HIGH GAMES (2018)

TEAM HIGH GAMES (2018)

Goals 3 Johnny Russell Assists 2 7 times Shots 8 Daniel Salloi Shots on Goal 4 Johnny Russell 4 Yohan Croizet Fouls Committed 5 Ilie Sanchez 5 Gerso Fernandes Fouls Suffered 6 Ilie Sanchez Offside 2 Johnny Russell 2 Gerso Fernandes Saves 10 Tim Melia Shots Faced 10 Tim Melia Goals Allowed 4 Tim Melia

Goals 6 04/20/2018 at Assists 7 04/20/2018 at Shots 34 04/20/2018 at Shots on Goal 14 04/20/2018 at Fouls Committed 18 03/10/2018 at Fouls Suffered 18 05/05/2018 at Corner Kicks 12 03/17/2018 at Offside 3 03/04/2018 at 3 03/31/2018 at Saves 10 04/08/2018 at Shots Faced 10 04/08/2018 at Goals Allowed 4 07/04/2018 at

04/20/2018 at VAN

W 6-0

03/10/2018 at CHI

W 4-3

05/05/2018 at COL

W 1-0

04/20/2018 at VAN 04/20/2018 at VAN

W 6-0 W 6-0

03/10/2018 at CHI 07/28/2018 at DAL

W 4-3 L 2-3

05/05/2018 at COL

W 1-0

03/31/2018 at DC 07/07/2018 at TOR

W 1-0 T 2-2

04/08/2018 at LA

W 2-0

04/08/2018 at LA

W 2-0

07/04/2018 at RSL

L 2-4

TEAM LOW GAMES (2018) Shots 5 03/04/2018 vs Shots on Goal 1 03/04/2018 vs 1 04/07/2018 vs Fouls Committed 3 07/22/2018 vs Fouls Suffered 6 07/22/2018 vs Corner Kicks 1 03/04/2018 vs 1 03/31/2018 vs Offside 0 03/31/2018 vs 0 04/21/2018 vs 0 04/29/2018 vs 0 05/26/2018 vs 0 06/02/2018 vs 0 07/15/2018 vs 0 07/22/2018 vs Saves 0 04/21/2018 vs 0 06/30/2018 vs Shots Faced 1 06/23/2018 vs

SEA

W 1-0

SEA ATL

W 1-0 L 0-5

MIN

L 1-5

MIN

L 1-5

SEA LA

W 1-0 L 3-4

LA MTL SEA DC DAL POR MIN

L W W T L T L

MTL PHI

W 5-3 W 4-1

CLB

W 2-0

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

TEAM LOW GAMES (2018)

VAN

W 6-0

VAN

W 6-0

VAN

W 6-0

VAN

W 6-0

CHI

W 4-3

COL

W 1-0

SJ

W 3-2

NYC DC

L 0-2 W 1-0

LA

W 2-0

LA

W 2-0

RSL

L 2-4

Shots 8 07/04/2018 at Shots on Goal 3 03/04/2018 at 3 04/28/2018 at 3 05/09/2018 at 3 05/27/2018 at 3 06/30/2018 at 3 07/04/2018 at Fouls Committed 3 04/20/2018 at Fouls Suffered 6 03/31/2018 at Corner Kicks 1 07/14/2018 at Offside 0 03/17/2018 at 0 04/15/2018 at 0 05/09/2018 at 0 05/20/2018 at 0 06/09/2018 at 0 06/23/2018 at 0 06/30/2018 at Saves 0 03/24/2018 at Shots Faced 1 04/20/2018 at

RSL

L 2-4

NYC NE ATL CLB MTL RSL

L L W T L L

VAN

W 6-0

DC

W 1-0

NYR

L 2-3

SJ SEA ATL MIN POR HOU MTL

W T W T T W L

COL

T 2-2

VAN

W 6-0

0-2 0-1 2-0 0-0 0-2 2-4

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

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HEAD-TO-HEAD

SPORTING KC VS LOS ANGELES FC ALL-TIME REGULAR-SEASON RESULTS

Los Angeles FC

Los Angeles FC 0 wins, 0 goals

Category Goals Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Offsides Corner Kicks

Sporting KC 0 wins, 0 goals 0 ties

1 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 0 0 0 0 0 0

OT 0 0 0 0 0 0

Sporting KC

Tot 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 0 0 0 0 0 0

OT 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tot 0 0 0 0 0 0

GOALS SCORED IN 15-MINUTE INTERVALS: KC LFC

1-15

16-30

31-45

46-60

61-75

76-90

OT

Total

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

CAREER COACHING RECORDS: Bob Bradley

vs. KC

15-7-4

(1.88 pts./game)

ALL-TIME SERIES LEADERS: Los Angeles FC

Sporting KC

Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Committed Fouls Suffered Wins Losses Shutouts Saves Goals Allowed

ALL-TIME SERIES GAME HIGHS: Los Angeles FC None None None None None None None None None

Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Committed Fouls Suffered Shutouts Saves Goals Allowed

Sporting KC None None None None None None None None None

W-L-T Breakdowns: Los Angeles FC 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

Sporting Kansas City

Streak (started)

W-L-T

Streak (started)

7-1-4 2-1-2 1-4-0

1 Ts 1 Ts 3 Ls

(07/26/2018) (07/15/2018) (06/02/2018)

5-0-0 4-2-4 1-4-2

5 Ws (03/10/2018) 1 Ws (08/04/2018) 1 Ls (07/28/2018)

3-5-1 7-1-4

2 Ls 1 Ts

(07/22/2018) (07/26/2018)

1-5-2 9-1-2

2 Ls (07/14/2018) 1 Ws (08/04/2018)

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

1 Ts 3 Ls 2 Ts 1 Ls 5 Ws

(07/15/2018) (06/02/2018) (07/03/2018) (03/31/2018) (03/10/2018)

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

1 1 2 8 3

Ls Ws Ls Ws Ws

(06/30/2018) (08/04/2018) (07/14/2018) (04/09/2017) (03/10/2018)

5-0-1 3-0-2 0-3-3 2-0-0 0-3-0

1 Ts 2 Ws 1 Ls 2 Ws 3 Ls

(07/15/2018) (06/30/2018) (08/05/2018) (04/21/2018) (03/31/2018)

6-0-2 1-1-1 2-2-3 1-2-0 0-1-0

1 1 1 2 1

Ws Ws Ts Ls Ls

(08/04/2018) (06/03/2018) (07/07/2018) (07/14/2018) (07/04/2018)

LOS ANGELES FC CAREER SCORING VS. SPORTING KC (0-0-0) PLAYER

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT GOALKEEPER

GP

MIN

SHT

SV

GAA

PG

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SPORTING KC CAREER SCORING VS. LOS ANGELES FC (0-0-0) PLAYER

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

GOALKEEPER

GP

MIN SHTS

SV

GAA

PG

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CURRENT LOS ANGELES FC VS. SPORTING KC (0-0-0)

CURRENT SPORTING KC VS. LOS ANGELES FC (0-0-0)

PLAYER

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

PLAYER

GP

GS

MIN

G

Lee Nguyen Christian Ramirez Walker Zimmerman Steven Beitashour Benny Feilhaber Jordan Harvey Calum Mallace Laurent Ciman Dejan Jakovic Marco Urena

11 5 7 9 5 14 4 1 6 1

11 5 6 9 5 14 3 1 6 1

960 422 585 804 409 1260 251 90 540 68

3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 0 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 0

17 12 6 4 4 2 2 1 1 1

GOALKEEPER

GP

MIN

GAA

PG

GOALKEEPER

GP

MIN SHTS

SV

SHT

SV

A

SHT

GAA

PG

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GAMEDAY INFORMATION

2018 SCHEDULE & RESULTS OVERALL MLS RECORD: 10-6-6 (36 pts.) Home: 5-0-5 (20 pts.) Away: 5-6-1 (16 pts.) DATE

2018 MLS Regular Season – Week 24 Saturday, August 11, 2018 – 7:30 PM PT Banc of California Stadium – Los Angeles, CA TV: YouTube TV, UniMás 46 RADIO: ESPN LA 710 (ENG), KFWB 980 (SPA) Referee: Ismail Elfath AR1: Frank Anderson AR2: Chris Wattam 4th: Kevin Stott VAR: Tim Ford

DISCIPLINARY REPORT SUSPENDED: N/A SUSPENDED AFTER NEXT YELLOW: Walker Zimmerman

INJURY REPORT OUT: MID Mark-Anthony Kaye – L Medial Malleolus Fracture GK Quillan Roberts – R Fibular Fracture QUEST: FWD Adama Diomande – L Hamstring Irritation

Sat. March 4 Sat. March 10 Sat. March 31 Sat. April 7 Fri. April 13 Sat. April 21 Sun. April 29 Sat. May 5 Wed. May 9 Sun. May 13 Sat. May 19 Tues. May 22 Sat. May 26 Sat. June 2 Wed. June 6 Sat. June 9 Wed. June 20 Sat. June 23 Sat. June 30 Tues. July 3 Sat. July 7 Sun. July 15 Wed, July 18 Sun. July 22 Thurs. July 26 Sun. August 5 Wed, August 8 Sat. August 11 Wed. August 15 Sun. August 19 Fri. August 24 Sat. Sept. 1 Sat. Sept. 15 Sat. Sept. 22 Sat. Sept. 29 Sat. Oct. 6 Thurs. Oct. 18 Sun. Oct. 21 Sun. Oct. 28

OPPONENT

@ SeaFle Sounders FC @ Real Salt Lake @ LA Galaxy @ Atlanta United @ Vancouver Whitecaps FC @ Montreal Impact vs. SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC vs. FC DALLAS vs. MINNESOTA UNITED FC vs. NEW YORK CITY FC @ Portland Timbers vs. Borussia Dortmund (friendly) vs. D.C. UNITED @ FC Dallas vs. FRESNO FC (USOC) @ San Jose Earthquakes

TIME/TV

W 1-0 W 5-1 L 4-3 L 5-0 W 2-0 W 5-3 W 1-0 D 1-1 W 2-0 D 2-2 L 2-1 D 1-1 D 1-1 L 2-1 W 2-0 W 4-3 vs. SACRAMENTO REPUBLIC (USOC) W 3-2 vs. COLUMBUS CREW SC W 2-0 vs. PHILADELPHIA UNION W 4-1 @ Houston Dynamo D 2-2 vs. ORLANDO CITY SC W 4-1 vs. PORTLAND TIMBERS D 0-0 vs. PORTLAND TIMBERS (USOC) W 3-2 @ Minnesota United FC L 5-1 vs. LA GALAXY D 2-2 @ New York Red Bulls L 2-1 @ Houston Dynamo (USOC) L 3 (7) - 3 (6) vs. SPORTING KANSAS CITY 7:30PM / YTTV - UniMás vs. REAL SALT LAKE 7:00PM / ESPN2 vs. COLORADO RAPIDS 7:00PM / YTTV - UniMás @ LA Galaxy 7:30PM / ESPN @ Toronto FC 5:00PM / YTTV - UniMás vs. NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION 7:30PM / YTTV - UniMás vs. SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES 12:30PM / Univision @ Chicago Fire 12:30PM / Univision @ Colorado Rapids 6:00PM / YTTV - UniMás vs. HOUSTON DYNAMO 7:00PM / YTTV - UniMás vs. VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC TBD / YTTV - UniMás @ Spor`ng Kansas City 1:30PM / YTTV - UniMás

UPCOMING MATCHES

LAFC vs. Real Salt Lake Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Banc of California Stadium – 7:00 PM PT TV: ESPN2 Radio: ESPN LA 710, KFWB 90

LAFC vs. Colorado Rapids Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Banc of California Stadium – 7:00 PM PT TV: YouTube TV, UniMás 46 Radio: ESPN LA 710, KFWB 90

LAFC @ LA Galaxy Friday, August 24, 2018 StubHub Center – 7:30 PM PT TV: ESPN Radio: ESPN LA 710, KFWB 90


LOS ANGELES FOOTBALL CLUB GAME NOTES LAFC ALPHABETICAL ROSTER (As of August 11, 2018)

LAFC NUMERICAL ROSTER (As of August 11, 2018)


LOS ANGELES FOOTBALL CLUB GAME NOTES TALE OF THE TAPE LAFC

MLS CATEGORICAL RECORD SKC

OVERALL

HOME

ROAD

22

Games Played

22

OVERALL

10-6-6

5-0-5

5-6-1

10

Games Won

10

vs. Western Conf.

6-4-4

2-0-3

4-4-1

6

Games Lost

6

vs. Eastern Conf.

4-2-2

3-0-2

1-2-0

6

Games Tied

6

Scoring 0 goals

0-1-1

0-0-1

0-1-0

45

Goals For

40

Scoring 1 goal

2-4-2

1-0-2

1-4-0

2.04

Goals Per Game

1.81

Scoring 2 goals

3-0-3

2-0-2

1-0-1

37

Goals Against

30

Scoring 3 goals

0-1-0

0-0-0

0-1-0

8

Goal Differential

10

Scoring 4+ goals

5-0-0

2-0-0

3-0-0

36

Points

36

Conceding 0 goals

5-0-1

3-0-1

2-0-0

Diomande (9)

Top Scorer(s)

Russell, Saloi (7)

Conceding 1 goal

3-0-2

2-0-2

1-0-0

336

Shots

376

Conceding 2 goals

0-3-3

0-0-2

0-3-1

130

Shots on Goal

126

Conceding 3 goals

1-0-0

0-0-0

1-0-0

6

Shutouts

8

Conceding 4+ goals

0-3-0

0-0-0

0-3-0

230

Fouls Committed

247

Scoring first

7-1-4

5-0-3

2-1-1

274

Fouls Suffered

240

Conceding first

3-5-1

0-0-1

3-5-0

32

Yellow Cards

33

Leading at halftime

7-1-4

4-0-3

3-1-1

4

Red Cards

2

Tied at halftime

2-1-2

1-0-2

1-1-0

4th (West)

Standings

3rd (West)

Trailing at halftime

1-4-0

0-0-0

1-4-0

ON THE ATTACK Through 22 matches, LAFC ranks top five in goals (2nd, 45G), assists (2nd, 46A), and goal differential (t-5th, +8). Additionally, forward Adama Diomande is tied for seventh in MLS in goals with nine, while Carlos Vela is tied for eighth with eight tallies. Forwards Vela, Latif Blessing and Diego Rossi rank seventh in the league with six assists, while Rossi is also the only player in MLS under 21 with seven or more goals.

DEFENSE TO OFFENSE Defender Steven Beitashour has already registered a career-high with two goals this season. Beitashour is tied for second (7 – Tinnerholm, NYC; 6 – Ellis, CHI) amongst all MLS defenders in points (goals and assists) as he has four assists to go with his two tallies in 19 appearances.

OFFENSIVE OUTPOUR After the Club’s first 22 games in Major League Soccer, LAFC currently sits second in the league in goals/game at 2.09 and goals with 45. The Black & Gold also lead the Western Conference in both categories. 1. Atlanta United – 2.08 goals/game 2. Los Angeles Football Club – 2.04 goals/game 3. New York Red Bulls – 2 goals/game 4. New York City FC – 1.95 goals/game 5. LA Galaxy – 1.91 goals/game 1. Atlanta United – 50 goals in 24 games 2. Los Angeles Football Club – 45 goals in 22 games 2. New York City FC – 45 goals in 23 games 3. New York Red Bulls – 44 goals in 22 games 3. LA Galaxy– 44 goals in 23 games


LOS ANGELES FOOTBALL CLUB GAME NOTES HISTORY AGAINST SPORTING KC PLAYER

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

Y

R

Jordan Harvey

14

14

1260

0

1

2

0

14

9

3

1

1

0

Lee Nguyen

11

11

960

3

2

17

8

19

18

1

25

1

0

Steven Beitashour

9

9

804

0

3

4

2

10

11

1

0

0

0

Walker Zimmerman

7

6

585

1

0

6

3

8

2

1

0

0

0

Dejan Jaković

6

6

540

0

0

1

0

6

3

0

0

2

0

Benny Feilhaber

5

5

409

0

1

4

0

3

17

1

4

1

0

Calum Mallace

4

3

251

0

1

2

0

6

2

0

1

1

0

Laurent Ciman

1

1

90

0

0

1

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

Marco Ureña

1

1

68

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

SKC CONNECTIONS

HOMETOWN CONNECTIONS

Midfielder Benny Feilhaber spent five seasons (201317) with Sporting KC before being traded to LAFC this past offseason. During his time with SKC, Feilhaber won the 2013 MLS Cup and two U.S. Open Cups (2015, 2017). In all, he appeared in 150 games for Sporting, tallying 29 goals and 41 assists.

CANADA LAFC – Dejan Jaković (Etobicoke) – born in Yugoslavia LAFC – Mark-Anthony Kaye (Toronto) LAFC - Quillan Roberts (Brampton) SKC – Amer Didic (Edmonton) – born in Bosnia

Additionally, Feilhaber’s first-ever appearance and start in MLS was against Sporting KC on April 23, 2011. Feilhaber played the 90 minutes and registered his first assist during New England Revolution’s 3-2 win. Forward Latif Blessing played his first season in Major League Soccer with Sporting KC. He scored three goals and added one assist in 25 games (16 starts). Blessing would also play 100 minutes of SKC’s postseason defeat at Houston Dynamo. Defender Dejan Jaković’s first regular season contest in MLS took place during D.C. United’s 2010 season debut – a 4-0 defeat against Sporting KC on March 27. Midfielder Lee Nguyen’s second-ever start in league play came on March 17, 2012. Sporting KC defeated Nguyen’s NE Revolution 3-0. Defender Walker Zimmernan’s first professional goal came during FC Dallas’s 2-2 draw against Sporting KC on June 22, 2013. Zimmerman came off the bench at half time and would tally the game-tying goal in the 90th minute.

COLOMBIA LAFC – Eduard Atuesta (Velez) SKC – Jimmy Medranda (Mosquera) HONDURAS LAFC – Luis López (San Pedro Sula) SKC – Roger Espinoza (Puerto Cortes) SCOTLAND LAFC – Calum Mallace (Torpichen) SKC – Johnny Russell (Glasgow) ILLINOIS LAFC – Charlie Lyon (St. Charles) SKC – Wan Kuzain Wan Kamal (Carbondale) CALIFORNIA LAFC – Steven Beitashour (San Jose) LAFC – Jordan Harvey (Mission Viejo) LAFC – Shaft Brewer Jr. (Sacramento) LAFC – Benny Feilhaber (Irvine) LAFC – Christian Ramirez (Garden Grove) LAFC – Josh Perez (Montebello) SKC – Adrian Zendejas (Chula Vista)


LOS ANGELES FOOTBALL CLUB GAME NOTES MLS ACCOLADES MLS Goal of the Week F Diego Rossi – Week 1 MLS Team of the Week GK Tyler Miller – Week 1 F Diego Rossi – Week 2 F Carlos Vela – Weeks 2, 5, 7, 8 D Laurent Ciman – Weeks 9, 17 M Mark-Anthony Kaye – Week 11 F Adama Diomande – Weeks 15, 18, 19 MLS Player of the Week F Adama Diomande – Week 18 MLS Player of the Month F Adama Diomande – June

RECORD START Despite the 2-1 loss against the New York Red Bulls on Sunday, LAFC still owns the second-best start for an MLS expansion side in league history. The Club’s ten wins (tied with ATL) and 1.63 points per game average is second only to the 1998 Chicago Fire. Through the first 22 games, only the Fire of 1998 – coached by Bob Bradley – had more wins than LAFC. (Note: Games could not end in a draw until 2000). Here are the standings for all expansion sides through the first 22 regular season contests. (Note: LAFC is the only club that began its inaugural season with six consecutive road games). Chicago LAFC Atlanta Seattle Orlando Portland San Jose Montreal NYCFC Minnesota Philadelphia Toronto Real Salt Lake Vancouver Chivas USA

13-9 (39 pts) - 1998 10-6-6 (36 pts) - 2018 10-7-5 (35 pts) - 2017 8-6-8 (32 pts) - 2009 7-8-7 (28 pts) - 2015 7-10-5 (26 pts) - 2011 6-9-7 (25 pts) - 2008 7-12-3 (24 pts) - 2012 6-10-6 (24 pts) - 2015 6-12-4 (22 pts) - 2017 5-11-6 (21 pts) - 2010 5-12-5 (20 pts) - 2007 5-13-4 (19 pts) - 2005 2-11-9 (15 pts) - 2011 3-16-3 (12 pts) - 2005

CHAMPIONSHIP PEDIGREE LAFC currently has 12 players in its roster who have won a league ^tle or a domes^c cup in their club soccer careers. • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Steven Beitashour – 2017 MLS Cup Champion La^f Blessing – 2017 U.S. Open Cup Champion Adama Diomande – 2013 Norway League Champion Benny Feilhaber – 2013 MLS Cup Champion; 2017 U.S. Open Cup Champion Jordan Harvey – 2015 Canadian Championship Andre Horta – 2016-17 Portuguese League, Cup and Super Cup Champion Aaron Kovar – 2016 MLS Cup Championship Calum Mallace – 2013/14 Canadian Championship Tyler Miller – 2016 MLS Cup Champion Lee Nguyen – 2006-08 Dutch League Champion Diego Rossi – 2016-17 Uruguayan Champion Danilo Silva – 2014-16 Ukrainian League Champion Marco Ureña – 2014-15 Danish Champion

RAMIREZ ACQUIRED On Monday, LAFC announced the acquisition of forward Christian Ramirez from Minnesota United FC in exchange for $250,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) in 2018 and 2019, $100,000 in Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) in 2018, $200,000 in Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) in 2019, and up to $200,000 in future Allocation Money based on the player’s performance with the Club. Ramirez comes home to California after spending the past five seasons with the Loons.

SILVA ACQUIRED Last week, LAFC announced that the Club signed defender Danilo Silva on a five-month loan from Brazilian side Internacional after acquiring Silva’s rights from the New York Red Bulls in exchange for a fourth round selection in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft.

PEREZ SIGNED On Monday, LAfC announced the signing of attacker Josh Pérez from Serie A side Fiorentina. The U.S. Youth international will be added to the Club’s supplemental roster upon receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC). Born in Montebello, Pérez, returns home to Southern California after spending the last three years playing in Italy.


LOS ANGELES FOOTBALL CLUB GAME NOTES U.S. OPEN CUP

THE WORLD’S GAME

On Wednesday, LAFC was eliminated from the 2018 U.S. Open Cup after playing to a 3-3 draw before falling 7-6 in penalty kicks against Houston Dynamo.

LAFC’s inaugural roster is now composed of 30 players representing 19 different countries across five different continents. Six players also hold dualcitizenship (Feilhaber, Jaković, Beitashour, Nguyen, Mallace, Diomande).

Forward Diego Rossi registered his first LAFC hat-trick, tallying goals in the 6th, 78th and 95th minutes. The Dynamo scored three goals through Andrew Wenger (12’), Mauro Manotas (25’) and Memo Rodriguez (75’). After no score in extra time, the game would be decided via penalties. Each team made four of the first five, but it would be the Dynamo that would advance to the final of the U.S. Open Cup after an eighth round miss by forward Latif Blessing.

ALL-STARS On August 1, Carlos Vela and Laurent Ciman played the first 45 minutes of the 2018 MLS All-Star Game against Italian side Juventus. MLS’s stars fell 5-3 on penalty kicks aher tying the match 1-1. Paricipaing in his first All-Star Game, Vela captained the side aher being selected by fans via Twijer vote. Meanwhile, this year’s contest was Ciman’s third appearance since joining the league back in 2015. He was selected twice while with Montreal (2015-16).

DEFEND THE BANC LAFC is one of just three MLS teams that remain undefeated at home, including New York City FC and Portland Timbers. The Club has also been lights out defensively, allowing just eight goals in ten games at Banc of California Stadium.

NO PRESSURE NO DIOMANDE Adama Diomande has exploded onto the MLS scene, registering nine goals and three assists in his first eleven matches, including the Club’s first-ever hat-trick on June 30 against Philadelphia. Dio’s seven tallies in his first five MLS games is the most of any player in the 23-year history of the league. He would go on to earn MLS Player of the Month for the month of June. The 28-year-old is third in the league with a 1.06 goals per 90, trailing only Atlanta’s Josef Martinez and Galaxy’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Additionally, Dio has now tallied an impressive 37 goals in 40 games under Bob Bradley after notching 28 goals under him at Norway’s Stabaek in 2015.

Argentina – Nico Czornomaz Belgium – Laurent Ciman Brazil – Benny Feilhaber, Danilo Silva Canada – Mark-Anthony Kaye, Dejan Jaković, Quillan Roberts Colombia – Eduard Atuesta Costa Rica – Marco Ureña Croatia – Dejan Jaković Ghana – Latif Blessing Haiti – Steeve Saint-Duc Honduras – Luis López Iran – Steven Beitashour Ivory Coast - Adama Diomande Mexico – Carlos Vela Norway – Adama Diomande Portugal – André Horta, João Moutinho Scotland – Calum Mallace Uruguay – Diego Rossi USA – Beitashour, Feilhaber, Perez, Ramirez, Miller, Blackmon, Brewer Jr., Harvey, Kovar, Lyon, Murphy, Nguyen, Mallace, Zimmerman Vietnam – Lee Nguyen

MOST MINUTES Goalkeeper Tyler Miller is the only player on the LAFC roster that has played every minute of every game, including Open Cup. Here are the top 5 players that have seen the most minutes in regular season play. 1. Tyler Miller – 22 GP, 22 GS – 1,980 minutes 2. Benny Feilhaber – 22 GP, 22 GS – 1,918 minutes 3. Laurent Ciman – 20 GP, 20 GS – 1,800 minutes 4. Steven Beitashour – 19 GP, 19 GS – 1,658 minutes 5. Diego Rossi – 20 GP, 18 GS – 1,585 minutes

KAYE SURGERY On August 6, LAFC midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye underwent surgery to repair a Medial Malleolus Fracture in his left ankle. Kaye is expected to be sidelined four to six months. Kaye was injured in the first half of LAFC’s 2-2 draw against LAG on July 26 at Banc of California Stadium.


LOS ANGELES FOOTBALL CLUB GAME NOTES MILESTONES

AWAY FROM HOME

BENNY FEILHABER reached 200 MLS starts in the 5-1 loss at MIN on 7/22. He has started at least 22 matches in all seven seasons in the league for the Revolubon and SKC. LAURENT CIMAN has surpassed the 2,400-minute mark in all three MLS seasons. He made his 100th appearance and start in the 2-2 draw against Dallas, becoming the 22nd player in league history to start his first 100 games in MLS. LEE NGUYEN is eight starts away from reaching 200 in MLS. He also recently joined the 50/50 club with an assist in LAFC’s 4-3 victory over San Jose Earthquakes on June 9. STEVEN BEITASHOUR made his 200th start in the 2-0 win against Columbus Crew SC on June 23. He became the 100th MLS player in league history to reach the mark. WALKER ZIMMERMAN reached 100 MLS games in the 2-0 victory over Columbus Crew SC on June 23. He played in 89 games with FC Dallas ager being draged in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2013 MLS SuperDrag. JORDAN HARVEY is the most tenured MLS player on the current LAFC roster, having joined the league in 2006. The 34-year-old surpassed the 23,000-minute mark against Vancouver on April 13. His 23,760 MLS minutes are currently ninth-best among acbve players and 39th all-bme. DEJAN JAKOVIĆ appeared in his 100th MLS match in the 5-1 win over Real Salt Lake on March 10, and reached the century mark in starts in 2-1 loss at Portland on May 19.

This season, LAFC is one of three teams in Major League Soccer with five road wins, the others being FC Dallas and New York Red Bulls. Overall, all three clubs trail Atlanta United FC, which currently leads all of MLS with seven victories away from home.

YOUTH IS SERVED This season, LAFC has started at least four players 24 or younger in every regular season contest except four. This past Sunday against the New York Red Bulls, Bradley opted for just two players in the Starting XI. LAFC has played five games with six starters under 24 and six other matches with five starters aged 24 years or younger. Week 23 Youth Movement against Red Bulls: 20 – Diego Rossi 21 – Latif Blessing 21 – Eduard Atuesta (substitute)

LA Galaxy, Sporting KC and Seattle Sounders FC are third with four, followed by Portland Timbers, New York City FC, Columbus Crew SC, Philadelphia Union, and Vancouver Whitecaps with three. Last season, there were just four Western Conference teams that earned more road wins, including one playoff team – Vancouver Whitecaps FC (6).

LAST TIME LAFC • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Won MLS game – July 7 vs. ORL (4-1) Won MLS game home – July 7 vs. ORL (4-1) Won MLS game away – June 9 @ SJ (4-3) Tied MLS game – July 26 vs. LAG (2-2) Tied MLS game home – July 26 vs. LAG (2-2) Tied MLS game away – July 3 @ HOU (2-2) Lost MLS game – August 5 @ NY (1-2) Lost MLS game home – N/A Lost MLS game away – August 5 @ NY (1-2) Longest Unbeaten Streak – 4/13-5/13 (six games) Registered a shutout – July 15 vs. POR (0-0) Player with hat-trick – June 30 vs. PHI (Diomande) Player with two goals – July 7 vs. ORL (Diomande) Player with two assists – July 3 @ HOU (Diomande) MLS Player of the Week – Week 19 (Diomande) MLS Player of the Month – June (Diomande) MLS Team of the Week – Week 20 (Diomande, Kaye) MLS Goal of the Week – Week 1 (Rossi) Saw Yellow Card – August 5 @ NY (Miller) Saw Red Card – July 15 vs. POR (Nguyen) PK For Miss – April 21 @ MTL (Ureña) PK For Goal – April 21 @ MTL (Vela) PK Against Miss – May 13 vs. NYC (David Villa)

ROSSI THE YOUNGSTER After scoring the first goal in Club history in LAFC’s historic 1-0 win over the Seattle Sounders FC in the season opener back in March, forward Diego Rossi would go on to become the youngest player in Major League Soccer this season to score two goals in a regular season game – doing so in the 5-1 victory over RSL on March 10.


LOS ANGELES FOOTBALL CLUB GAME NOTES YOU ALWAYS REMEMBER YOUR FIRST • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

First Captain – Laurent Ciman First Goal – Diego Rossi, 11th minute, March 4, 2018 at SEA First Assist – Carlos Vela, 11th minute, March 4, 2018 at SEA First Win – March 4, 2018 at SEA (1-0) First Home Win – April 29, 2018 vs SEA (1-0) First Loss – March 31, 2018 at LAG First Tie – May 5, 2018 vs. DAL (1-1) First Yellow Card – Benny Feilhaber, 69th minute, March 4, 2018 at SEA First Substitution – Tristan Blackmon for Marco Ureña, 80th minute, March 4, 2018 at SEA First Shot On Goal – Latif Blessing, 2nd minute, March 4, 2018 at SEA First Foul Committed – Steven Beitashour, 18th minute, March 4, 2018 at SEA First Foul Suffered – Carlos Vela, 5th minute, March 4, 2018 at SEA First Offside – Latif Blessing, 91st minute, March 4, 2018 at SEA First Clean Sheet – Tyler Miller, March 4, 2018 at SEA First Hat-Trick – Adama Diomande, June 30, 2018 vs. PHI First Two-Goal Game – Diego Rossi, March 10, 2018 at RSL First Multi-Assist Game – Diego Rossi, March 10, 2018 at RSL First Penalty Kick Conceded – Dejan Jaković, 19th minute, March 10, 2018 at RSL First Goal Against – Joao Plata, 20th minute, March 10, 2018 at RSL First Penalty Kick Saved – Tyler Miller, 20th minute, March 10, 2018 at RSL First Penalty Scored – Carlos Vela, 83rd minute, April 21, 2018 at MTL First Red Card – Joao Moutinho, 92nd minute, April 7, 2018 at ATL

KEY DATES – LAFC HISTORY • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

10/30/2014 – LAFC Announced as the 23rd Club to join MLS. 5/9/2015 – First ever LAFC supporters Town Hall at Eat Drink Americano, discussed potential name / colors. 5/18/2015 – LAFC Stadium Site Announced. 1/7/2016 – Crest and Colors Revealed. March 2016 – Academy U12 Launch. 8/23/2016 – Stadium groundbreaking and Banc of California naming rights announced. 5/24/2017 – LAFC's $30-million plan for Cal State L.A. training site wins approval. 7/28/2017 – Bob Bradley announced as LAFC’s first Head Coach. 8/11/2017 – Carlos Vela announced as LAFC’s first Designated Player. 8/15/2017 – Heineken announced as the “Official Domestic and Import Beer of LAFC”. 12/12/2017 – LAFC takes part in 2018 MLS Expansion Draft, acquiring GK Tyler Miller, F Latif Blessing, F Marco Ureña, D Jukka Raitala and F Raheem Edwards, subsequently. trading Raitala and Edwards to the Montreal Impact for Laurent Ciman. 12/14/2017 – LAFC signs 19 yr-old Diego Rossi as a Young Designated Player, making him the second youngest DP in MLS history. 12/18/2017 – LAFC introduces SeatGeek as Club’s official ticketing partner. 1/2/2018 – LAFC announces the signing of defender Jordan Harvey, the first free agent in Club history. 1/19/2018 – LAFC takes part in first MLS SuperDraft in Club history, selecting Joao Moutinho (1st overall), Tristan Blackmon (3rd overall) and Pol Calvet Planellas (24th overall). 1/31/2018 – LAFC and YouTube TV form historic broadcast and jersey partnership. 2/2/2018 – LAFC ties Toronto FC 2-2 in first preseason match. 2/28/2018 – LAFC sells out full season memberships for inaugural 2018 season 3/1/2018 – LAFC announces ESPNLA 710 AM and KFWB 980 AM as official radio broadcast partners 3/4/2018 – LAFC plays their inaugural match in Major League Soccer, defeating Seattle Sounders 1-0. 3/10/2018 – LAFC becomes first expansion team to win first two MLS games on the road, defeating RSL 5-1. 3/27/2018 – LAFC signs Portuguese midfielder Andre Horta as the Club’s third Designated Player. 4/29/2018 – LAFC plays first-ever home game at Banc of California Stadium, defeating Seattle Sounders 1-0.


LOS ANGELES FOOTBALL CLUB GAME NOTES LAFC OFFSEASON TRANSACTIONS • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

3/23/17 - LAFC signs first player in Club history, LA na=ve Carlos Alvarez. 5/5/2017 - LAFC signs second player in club history, 18-year-old forward Monday Bassey E=m. 8/11/2017 - Carlos Vela announced as LAFC’s first Designated Player. 9/6/2017 - LAFC signs Rodrigo Pacheco on loan from Argen=na’s Club Atle=co Lanus (Pacheco will be loaned to LAFC’s USL affiliate Orange County SC for remainder of 2017 season). 11/21/2017 – LAFC acquires def/mid Omar Gaber on a one-year loan from FC Basel (Swiss Super League). 12/10/2017 – LAFC acquires defender Walker Zimmerman from FC Dallas in exchange for $250,000 in General Alloca=on Money and $250,000 in Targeted Alloca=on Money. LAFC also sends the #1 Alloca=on Ranking to Dallas and receives the #11 spot. 12/10/2017 - LAFC acquires a 2018 Interna=onal Player Slot from Atlanta United in exchange for a fourthround pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDrad. 12/12/2017 - LAFC acquires GK Tyler Miller, F La=f Blessing, F Marco Urena, D Jukka Raitala and F Raheem Edwards in the 2017 Expansion Drad. 12/12/2017 - LAFC acquires D Laurent Ciman from Montreal Impact in exchange for D Jukka Raitala and F Raheem Edwards. 12/14/2017 - LAFC signs forward Diego Rossi as a Young Designated Player. 1/2/2018 - LAFC signs free agent defender Jordan Harvey. 1/3/2018 - LAFC acquires midfielder Benny Feilhaber from Spor=ng Kansas City in exchange for $400,000 in Alloca=on Money; $200,000 in General Alloca=on Money (GAM) and $200,000 in Targeted Alloca=on Money (TAM). 1/12/2018 – LAFC announces the Club’s technical staff for its 2018 inaugural season. Mike Sorber will serve as LAFC’s Director of Soccer Opera=ons, and Ante Razov, Marc Dos Santos, Kenny Arena and Zak Abdel (Goalkeeper Coach) join head coach Bob Bradley’s staff as assistant coaches. 1/17/2018 - LAFC signs midfielder Calum Mallace ader acquiring his rights in Stage 2 of the 2017 MLS Re-Entry Drad. 1/19/2018 - LAFC acquires the third pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDrad from D.C. United in exchange for $100,000 of General Allocated Money and $100,000 of Targeted Alloca=on Money. 1/19/2018 - LAFC selects Joao Mou=nho (1st overall), Tristan Blackmon (3rd overall) and Pol Calvet Planellas (24th overall) in the 2018 MLS SuperDrad. 1/23/2018 - LAFC acquires midfielder Aaron Kovar from Seamle Sounders FC on intra-league Loan through the 2018 season. 1/24/2018 - LAFC signs free agent defender Steven Beitashour. 1/24/2018 - LAFC signs goalkeeper Luis López from Real C.D. España. 1/30/2018 - LAFC signs defender Dejan Jaković to an MLS contract. 2/5/2018 - LAFC acquires midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye from Louisville City FC (USL). 2/22/2018 - LAFC signs first round (third overall) selec=on in the 2018 MLS SuperDrad Tristan Blackmon to the Club’s supplemental roster. 2/27/2018 - LAFC acquires 20-year-old Colombian Eduard Atuesta on loan from Independiente Medellin. 3/2/2018 - LAFC signs goalkeeper Charlie Lyon and midfielder James Murphy. 3/27/2018 - LAFC signs midfielder Andre Horta as the Club’s third Designated Player. 5/2/2018 - LAFC acquires midfielder Lee Nguyen from New England Revolu=on in exchange for GAM & TAM 5/2/2018 - LAFC signs 28-year-old forward Adama Diomande from Hull City of the Championship 5/30/2018 - LAFC signs goalkeeper Quillan Roberts. 7/12/2018 - LAFC transfers defender Omar Gaber to Pyramids FC ader exercising player’s op=on from FC Basel. 7/13/2018 - LAFC loans goalkeeper Luis López to USL affiliate Orange County SC. 8/3/2018 - LAFC acquires defender Danilo Silva on a five-month loan from Internacional (Brazil). 8/6/2018 - LAFC acquires forward Chris=an Ramirez from Minnesota United FC in exchange for GAM & TAM. 8/7/2018 - LAFC signs amacker Josh Pérez on a free transfer from Fioren=na.


LOS ANGELES FOOTBALL CLUB GAME NOTES WEEK 1

WEEK 2

SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 0-1 LAFC / Sunday, March 4, 2018 CenturyLink Field – Seattle, WA / Attendance: 40,070

REAL SALT LAKE 1-5 LAFC / Saturday, March 10, 2018 Rio Tinto Stadium – Sandy, UT / Attendance: 20,706

LINEUP: Tyler Miller; Steven Beitashour, Dejan Jaković, Laurent Ciman, João Moutinho; Mark-Anthony Kaye, Benny Feilhaber, Latif Blessing, Carlos Vela, Diego Rossi (Jordan Harvey 89’); Marco Ureña (Tristan Blackmon 80’). Subs not used: Charlie Lyon, Omar Gaber, James Murphy, Rodrigo Pacheco.

LINEUP: Tyler Miller; Steven Beitashour, Dejan Jaković, Laurent Ciman, João Moutinho (Jordan Harvey 83’); Mark-Anthony Kaye, Benny Feilhaber, Latif Blessing (Latif Blessing 84’), Carlos Vela, Diego Rossi (Aaron Kovar 89’); Marco Ureña (Tristan Blackmon 80’). Subs not used: Charlie Lyon, Calum Mallace, James Murphy, Rodrigo Pacheco.

SCORING SUMMARY: LAFC: Diego Rossi (Vela, Kaye) 11’ DISCIPLINARY: LAFC: Benny Feilhaber (caution) 69’ SEA: Tony Alfaro (caution) 79’, Tony Alfaro (second caution; ejection) 83’, Nouhou Tolo (caution) 90’+4’

WEEK 5

SCORING SUMMARY: RSL: Joao Plata (unassisted) 20’ LAFC: Diego Rossi (Ureña, Feilhaber) 30’ LAFC: Latif Blessing (Beitashour, Rossi) 33’ LAFC: Benny Feilhaber (Beitashour, Ross) 47’ LAFC: Diego Rossi (Vela) 81’ LAFC: Carlos Vela (Rossi) 86’ DISCIPLINARY: RSL: Kyle Beckerman (caution) 29’

WEEK 6

LA GALAXY 4-3 LAFC / Saturday, March 31, 2018 StubHub Center – Carson, CA / Attendance: 27,068

ATLANTA UNITED 5-0 LAFC / Saturday, April 7, 2018 Mercedes-Benz Stadium – Atlanta, GA / Ahendance: 45,207

LINEUP: Tyler Miller; Steven Beitashour, Dejan Jaković, Laurent Ciman, João Moutinho; Mark-Anthony Kaye, Benny Feilhaber (Tristan Blackmon 82’), Latif Blessing (Eduard Atuesta 68’), Carlos Vela, Diego Rossi; Marco Ureña. Subs not used: Charlie Lyon, Jordan Harvey, Walker Zimmerman, Aaron Kovar, Rodrigo Pacheco.

LINEUP: Tyler Miller; Steven Beitashour (Tristan Blackmon 76’), Walker Zimmerman, Laurent Ciman, João Mouinho; Mark-Anthony Kaye (Eduard Atuesta 71’), Benny Feilhaber, Laif Blessing (Laif Blessing 84’), Carlos Vela, Diego Rossi (Rodrigo Pacheco 73’); Marco Ureña. Subs not used: Charlie Lyon, Dejan Jaković, Jordan Harvey, Aaron Kovar.

SCORING SUMMARY: LAFC: Carlos Vela (Beitashour) 5’ LAFC: Carlos Vela (Rossi, Ureña) 26’ LAFC: Daniel Steres (OG) 48’ LA: Sebastian Lletget (Carrasco) 61’ LA: Chris Pontius (Boateng) 73’ LA: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Steres) 77’ LA: Zlatan Ibrahimović (Cole, Husidic) 90’+1’ DISCIPLINARY: LA: Zlatan Ibrahimović (caution) 78’

WEEK 7

SCORING SUMMARY: ATL: Julian Gressel (Almiron, Parkhurst) 17’ ATL: Josef Marinez (Gressel, Katz) 67’ ATL: Miguel Almiron (PK) 88’ ATL: Miguel Almiron (PK) 90’+2’ ATL: Romario Williams (Larentowicz) 90’+7’ DISCIPLINARY: ATL: Chris McCann (cauion) 1’, Miguel Almiron (cauion) 48’, Romario Williams (cauion) 90’+8’ LAFC: Joao Mouinho (cauion) 90’ LAFC: Joao Mouinho (ejecion) 90’+2’

WEEK 8

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC 0-2 LAFC / Friday, April 13, 2018 BC Place – Vancouver, Canada / Attendance: 22,120

MONTREAL IMPACT 3-5 LAFC / Saturday, April 21, 2018 Saputo Stadium – Montreal, Canada / Attendance: 20,302

LINEUP: Tyler Miller; Steven Beitashour, Dejan Jaković, Laurent Ciman, Walker Zimmerman, Jordan Harvey (Eduard Atuesta 86’); Mark-Anthony Kaye, Benny Feilhaber, Carlos Vela, Diego Rossi (Latif Blessing 75’); Marco Ureña (Omar Gaber 81’). Subs not used: Charlie Lyon, Tristan Blackmon, Aaron Kovar, Rodrigo Pacheco.

LINEUP: Tyler Miller; Steven Beitashour, Dejan Jaković (Latif Blessing 45’), Laurent Ciman, Walker Zimmerman, Jordan Harvey (Omar Gaber 68’); MarkAnthony Kaye (Eduard Atuesta 75’), Benny Feilhaber, Carlos Vela, Diego Rossi; Marco Ureña. Subs not used: Charlie Lyon, Tristan Blackmon, Aaron Kovar, Rodrigo Pacheco.

SCORING SUMMARY: LAFC: Carlos Vela (Ureña) 59’ LAFC: Diego Rossi (Ureña) 70’

SCORING SUMMARY: MTL: Ignacio Piatti 8’, 16’, 43’ LAFC: Laurent Ciman (unassisted) 24’ LAFC: Benny Feilhaber (Ureña, Vela) 52’ LAFC: Jukka Raitala (OG) 57’ LAFC: Carlos Vela (PK) 83’ LAFC: Latif Blessing (unassisted) 87’

DISCIPLINARY: VAN: Jakob Nerwinski (caution) 62’, Cristian Techera (caution) 89’ LAFC: Mark-Anthony Kaye (caution) 78’, Carlos Vela (caution) 90’+1’


LOS ANGELES FOOTBALL CLUB GAME NOTES WEEK 9

WEEK 10

LAFC 1-0 SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC / Sunday, April 29, 2018 Banc of California Stadium – Los Angeles, CA / A@endance: 22,000

LAFC 1-1 FC DALLAS / Saturday, May 5, 2018 Banc of California Stadium – Los Angeles, CA / Attendance: 22,000

LINEUP: Tyler Miller; Steven Beitashour, Walker Zimmerman, Laurent Ciman, Jordan Harvey; Omar Gaber (LaPf Blessing 59’), Mark-Anthony Kaye (Eduard Atuesta 64’), Benny Feilhaber, Diego Rossi (João MouPnho 88’), Carlos Vela; Marco Ureña. Subs not used: Charlie Lyon, Dejan Jaković, Tristan Blackmon, Aaron Kovar, Rodrigo Pacheco.

LINEUP: Tyler Miller; Steven Beitashour, Walker Zimmerman, Laurent Ciman, Jordan Harvey; Eduard Atuesta (Lee Nguyen 73’), Mark-Anthony Kaye, Benny Feilhaber; Diego Rossi, Latif Blessing (Omar Gaber 68’), Carlos Vela. Subs not used: Charlie Lyon, Dejan Jaković, Tristan Blackmon, Calum Mallace, Aaron Kovar.

SCORING SUMMARY: LAFC: Laurent Ciman 90’+3’

SCORING SUMMARY: LAFC: Steven Beitashour (Rossi, Vela) 9’ DAL: Maximiliano Urruti (Mosquera) 55’

DISCIPLINARY: SEA: Osvaldo Alonso (cauPon) 15’ LAFC: Mark-Anthony Kaye (cauPon) 63’ SEA: CrisPan Roldan (cauPon) 82’

WEEK 11

DISCIPLINARY: DAL: Victor Ulloa (caution) 38’ DAL: Matt Hedges (caution) 89’

WEEK 11

LAFC 2-0 MINNESOTA UNITED FC/ Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Banc of California Stadium – Los Angeles, CA / Attendance: 22,000

LAFC 2-2 NEW YORK CITY FC / Sunday, May 13, 2018 Banc of California Stadium – Los Angeles, CA / Attendance: 22,000

LINEUP: Tyler Miller; Steven Beitashour, Walker Zimmerman, Laurent Ciman, Jordan Harvey (Omar Gaber 65’); Eduard Atuesta (Calum Mallace 89’), Mark-Anthony Kaye (Lee Nguyen 82’), Benny Feilhaber; Diego Rossi, Latif Blessing, Carlos Vela. Subs not used: Charlie Lyon, Dejan Jaković, João Moutinho, Tristan Blackmon.

LINEUP: Tyler Miller; Omar Gaber, Laurent Ciman, Walker Zimmerman, Steven Beitashour (Jordan Harvey 79’); Eduard Atuesta, Mark-Anthony Kaye, Benny Feilhaber (Lee Nguyen 78’); Diego Rossi, Latif Blessing, Carlos Vela. Subs not used: Charlie Lyon, Tristan Blackmon, João Moutinho, Dejan Jaković, Calum Mallace.

SCORING SUMMARY: LAFC: Eduard Atuesta (Rossi, Vela) 31’ LAFC: Mark-Anthony Kaye (Blessing) 37’

SCORING SUMMARY: NYC: David Villa (unassisted) 13’ LAFC: Sebastien Ibeagha (OG) 23’ LAFC: Carlos Vela (Kaye) 66’ NYC: Ismael Tajouri-Shradi (unassisted) 75’

DISCIPLINARY: MIN: Francisco Calvo (caution) 15’, Collin Martin (caution) 33’, Alexi Gómez (caution) 34’, Maximiniano (caution) 62’, Harrison Heath (caution) 90’ LAFC: Eduard Atuesta (caution) 40’

WEEK 12

DISCIPLINARY: NYC: Yangel Herrera (caution) 18’, Ben Sweat (caution) 62’ LAFC: Eduard Atuesta (caution) 28’, Tyler Miller (caution) 32’, Omar Gaber (caution) 37’

WEEK 13

PORTLAND TIMBERS 2-1 LAFC / Saturday, May 19, 2018 Providence Park – Portland, OR / Attendance: 21,144

LAFC 1-1 D.C. UNITED / Saturday, May 26, 2018 Banc of California Stadium – Los Angeles, CA / Attendance: 22,000

LINEUP: Tyler Miller; Steven Beitashour (Omar Gaber 63’), Dejan Jaković (Eduard Atuesta 64’), Walker Zimmerman, Laurent Ciman, Jordan Harvey; MarkAnthony Kaye (Lee Nguyen 69’), Benny Feilhaber; Latif Blessing, Diego Rossi, Carlos Vela. Subs not used: Charlie Lyon, João Moutinho, Tristan Blackmon, Aaron Kovar.

LINEUP: Tyler Miller; Tristan Blackmon, Dejan Jaković, Laurent Ciman, Jordan Harvey; Eduard Atuesta, Mark-Anthony Kaye, Benny Feilhaber; Latif Blessing (João Moutinho HT), Diego Rossi (Adama Diomande 82’), Carlos Vela. Subs not used: Charlie Lyon, Shaft Brewer Jr., Calum Mallace, Lee Nguyen, Aaron Kovar.

SCORING SUMMARY: POR: Cristhian Paredes 52’ LAFC: Carlos Vela (Atuesta) 74’ POR: Samuel Armenteros (Paredes) 81’

SCORING SUMMARY: LAFC: Diego Rossi 39’ DC: Darren Mattocks (Arriola, Mora) 84’

DISCIPLINARY: LAFC: Steven Beitashour (caution) 21’, Mark-Anthony Kaye (caution) 53’, Walker Zimmerman (caution) 66’ POR: Diego Chara (caution) 45’, Zarek Valentin (caution) 54’, Samuel Armenteros (caution) 82’

DISCIPLINARY: LAFC: Dejan Jaković (ejection) 45’+2’ DC: Christopher Durkin (caution) 53’, Oniel Fisher (caution) 59’, Paul Arriola (caution) 80’, Bruno Miranda (caution) 85’


LOS ANGELES FOOTBALL CLUB GAME NOTES WEEK 14

U.S. OPEN CUP – FOURTH ROUND

FC Dallas 2-1 LAFC / Saturday, June 2, 2018 Toyota Stadium – Frisco, TX / Attendance: 14,022

LAFC 2-0 FRESNO FC / Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Banc of California Stadium – Los Angeles, CA / Attendance: 7,500

LINEUP: Tyler Miller; Steven Beitashour, Walker Zimmerman (Shaft Brewer Jr. 77’), Tristan Blackmon, João Moutinho (Jordan Harvey 55’); Eduard Atuesta, Mark-Anthony Kaye, Benny Feilhaber; Diego Rossi, Latif Blessing, Lee Nguyen (Adama Diomande 55’). Subs not used: Charlie Lyon, Calum Mallace, Aaron Kovar, James Murphy.

LINEUP: Tyler Miller; Tristan Blackmon, Dejan Jaković, Walker Zimmerman, Jordan Harvey; Eduard Atuesta (Mark-Anthony Kaye 77’), Calum Mallace, Lee Nguyen; Aaron Kovar (Shaft Brewer Jr. 63’), Latif Blessing, Adama Diomande (Diego Rossi HT). Subs not used: Charlie Lyon, João Moutinho, Steven Beitashour, Benny Feilhaber.

SCORING SUMMARY: DAL: Reto Ziegler 25’ DAL: Roland Lamah (Hollingshead) 51’ LAFC: Adama Diomande (Feilhaber) 61’

SCORING SUMMARY: LAFC: Diego Rossi (Jaković) 53’ LAFC: Latif Blessing 56’

DISCIPLINARY: LAFC: Lee Nguyen (caution) 49’, Jordan Harvey (caution) 72’, Jordan Harvey (ejection) 89’ DAL: Collin Martin (caution) 70’

WEEK 15

DISCIPLINARY: FRS: Juan Pablo Caffa (caution) 63’ FRS: Agustin Cazarez (caution) 80’

U.S. OPEN CUP – ROUND OF 16

San Jose Earthquakes 3-4 LAFC / Saturday, June 9, 2018 Avaya Stadium - San Jose, CA / Attendance: 17,650

LAFC 3-2 SACRAMENTO REPUBLIC / Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Banc of California Stadium – Los Angeles, CA / Attendance: 7,500

LINEUP: Tyler Miller; Steven Beitashour, Dejan Jakovic, Walker Zimmerman, João Moutinho; Mark-Anthony Kaye (Kovar 80’), Eduard Atuesta (Blessing 58’), Benny Feilhaber; Diego Rossi, Adama Diomande, Lee Nguyen. Subs not used: Charlie Lyon, Tristan Blackmon, Calum Mallace, James Murphy, Shaft Brewer Jr.

LINEUP: Tyler Miller; Steven Beitashour, Tristan Blackmon, Walker Zimmerman, João Moutinho, Benny Feilhaber, Eduard Atuesta, Lee Nguyen; Latif Blessing, Aaron Kovar (Calum Mallace 70’), Diego Rossi. Subs not used: Charlie Lyon, Jordan Harvey, Laurent Ciman, Dejan Jakovic, Mark-Anthony Kaye, Shaft Brewer Jr.

SCORING SUMMARY: SJ: Vako (Hoesen, Yueill) 11' LAFC: Adama Diomande 15’ LAFC: Steven Beitashour 19’ SJ: Chris Wondolowski (Hoesen) 52’ SJ: Chris Wondolowski 63’ LAFC: Adama Diomande (Zimmerman, Beitashour) 90’ LAFC: João Moutinho (Blessing, Nguyen) 90’+7’

SCORING SUMMARY: SAC: Elliott Hord 35’ LAFC: Benny Feilhaber 58’ SAC: Villyan Bijev 60’ LAFC: Diego Rossi 67’ LAFC: Latif Blessing 89’

DISCIPLINARY: SJ: Kevin Partida (caution) 22’, Kevin Partida (ejection) 90'+6’ LAFC: Walker Zimmerman (caution) 26’, João Moutinho (caution) 90'+8’

WEEK 17

DISCIPLINARY: SAC: Jure Matjašič (caution) 66’, Shannon Gomez (caution) 45’+ 2’, Carlos Alberto Rodriguez Sanchez 18’

WEEK 18

LAFC 2-0 COLUMBUS CREW SC / Saturday, June 23, 2018 Banc of California Stadium – Los Angeles, CA / Attendance: 22,000

LAFC 4-1 PHILADELPHIA UNION / Saturday, June 30, 2018 Banc of California Stadium – Los Angeles, CA / Attendance: 22,000

LINEUP: Tyler Miller; Steven Beitashour, Laurent Ciman, Walker Zimmerman, Jordan Harvey; Eduard Atuesta, Benny Feilhaber, Lee Nguyen; Latif Blessing, Diego Rossi, Adama Diomande (Calum Mallace 89’). Subs not used: Charlie Lyon, João Moutinho, Dejan Jaković, Tristan Blackmon, Aaron Kovar, Shaft Brewer Jr..

LINEUP: Tyler Miller; Steven Beitashour, Laurent Ciman, Walker Zimmerman, João Moutinho; Eduard Atuesta (Aaron Kovar 54’), Mark-Anthony Kaye, Benny Feilhaber (Calum Mallace 87’); Lee Nguyen, Latif Blessing, Adama Diomande (Shaft Brewer Jr. 75’). Subs not used: Charlie Lyon, Dejan Jaković, Tristan Blackmon, Jordan Harvey.

SCORING SUMMARY: LAFC: Laurent Ciman 4’ LAFC: Adama Diomande (Nguyen, Feilhaber) 8’ DISCIPLINARY: LAFC: Eduard Atuesta (caution) 24’ CLB: Lalas Abubakar (caution) 34’, Pedro Santos (caution) 61’, Federico Higuain (caution) 69’, Milton Valenzuela (caution) 70’

SCORING SUMMARY: LAFC: Adama Diomande 25’, 43’, 55’ PHI: Fafa Picault 45’ LAFC: Latif Blessing 90’+6’ DISCIPLINARY: LAFC: Steven Beitashour (caution) 39’, Lee Nguyen (caution) 85’


LOS ANGELES FOOTBALL CLUB GAME NOTES WEEK 19

WEEK 19

HOUSTON DYNAMO 2-2 LAFC / Tuesday, July 3, 2018 BBVA Compass Stadium – Houston, TX / Attendance: 16,037

LAFC 4-1 ORLANDO CITY SC / Saturday, July 7, 2018 Banc of California Stadium – Los Angeles, CA / Attendance: 22,000

LINEUP: Tyler Miller; Tristan Blackmon, Walker Zimmerman, Laurent Ciman, Jordan Harvey; Mark-Anthony Kaye, Benny Feilhaber, Lee Nguyen (Calum Mallace 89’); Aaron Kovar (Shaft Brewer Jr. 89’), Latif Blessing (João Moutinho 65’), Adama Diomande. Subs not used: Charlie Lyon, Steven Beitashour, Dejan Jaković.

LINEUP: Tyler Miller; Steven Beitashour, Walker Zimmerman, Laurent Ciman, Jordan Harvey; Mark-Anthony Kaye (Carlos Vela 64’), Lee Nguyen, Benny Feilhaber; Latif Blessing, Aaron Kovar (Diego Rossi 64’), Adama Diomande (Marco Ureña 85’). Subs not used: Charlie Lyon, Dejan Jaković, João Moutinho, Tristan Blackmon.

SCORING SUMMARY: LAFC: Latif Blessing (Diomande, Nguyen) 5’ LAFC: Mark-Anthony Kaye (Diomande) 72’ HOU: Mauro Manotas (Beasley) 90’+4’ HOU: Philippe Senderos (Elis, Quioto) 90’+6’ DISCIPLINARY: LAFC: Walker Zimmerman (caution) 22’, Adama Diomande (caution) 27’, Tristan Blackmon (caution) 75’ HOU: Alejandro Fuenmayor (caution) 30’, Boniek Garcia (caution) 56’

WEEK 20

SCORING SUMMARY: LAFC: Adama Diomande (Kaye) 28’ LAFC: Latif Blessing (Kovar, Kaye) 32’ ORL: Sacha Kljestan (Toia) 59’ LAFC: Adama Diomande 82’ LAFC: Diego Rossi (Blessing) 84’ DISCIPLINARY: ORL: RJ Allen (caution) 15’, Oriol Rosell (caution) 81’ LAFC: Laurent Ciman (caution) 90’+1’

U.S. OPEN CUP – QUARTERFINALS

LAFC 0-0 PORTLAND TIMBERS / Sunday, June 15, 2018 Banc of California Stadium – Los Angeles, CA / Attendance: 22,000

LAFC 3-2 PORTLAND TIMBERS / Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Banc of California Stadium – Los Angeles, CA / Attendance: 17,898

LINEUP: Tyler Miller; Steven Beitashour, Walker Zimmerman, Laurent Ciman, João Moutinho (Harvey 67’); Mark-Anthony Kaye, Benny Feilhaber (Ureña 82’), Lee Nguyen; Diego Rossi (Blessing 64’), Carlos Vela, Adama Diomande. Subs not used: Charlie Lyon, Tristan Blackmon, Dejan Jaković, Aaron Kovar.

LINEUP: Tyler Miller; Steven Beitashour, Walker Zimmerman, Laurent Ciman, Jordan Harvey; Mark-Anthony Kaye, Lee Nguyen (Feilhaber 63’), Carlos Vela; Latif Blessing, Diego Rossi (Jaković 90+), Marco Ureña (Dio 68’). Subs not used: Charlie Lyon, Tristan Blackmon, Calum Mallace, Kovar.

SCORING SUMMARY: N/A DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY: LAFC: Feilhaber (caution) 43’, Nguyen (ejection) 84’, Zimmerman (caution) 90’+3’ POR: Chara (caution) 45’+3’, Blanco (caution) 84’

WEEK 21

SCORING SUMMARY: LAFC: David Guzmán (OG) 33’ LAFC: Carlos Vela (Zimmerman) 38 POR: Julio Cascante (Guzmán) 45’+2’ LAFC: Marco Ureña (Harvey) 51’ POR: Vytas (Asprilla) 52’ DISCIPLINARY: LAFC: Harvey (caution) 10’, Nguyen (caution) 57’ POR: Vytas (caution) 31’, Blanco (caution) 44’, Valentin (caution) 67’, Guzmán (caution) 83’, Cascante (caution) 90’+3’

WEEK 22

MINNESOTA UNITED 5-1 LAFC / Sunday, July 22, 2018 TCF Bank Stadium – Minneapolis, MN / Attendance: 22,739

LAFC 2-2 LA GALAXY / Thursday, July 26, 2018 Banc of California Stadium – Los Angeles, CA / Attendance: 22,716

LINEUP: Tyler Miller; Tristan Blackmon, Dejan Jaković, Laurent Ciman, João Moutinho (Harvey HT); Mark-Anthony Kaye (Mallace 67’), Benny Feilhaber, Diego Rossi; Latif Blessing, Aaron Kovar (Diomande HT), Marco Ureña. Subs not used: Charlie Lyon, Steven Beitashour, Walker Zimmerman, André Horta.

LINEUP: Tyler Miller; Steven Beitashour, Laurent Ciman, Walker Zimmerman, Jordan Harvey; Mark-Anthony Kaye (Atuesta 20’), Benny Feilhaber, Lee Nguyen (Horta 77’); Latif Blessing (Rossi 81’), Carlos Vela, Adama Diomande. Subs not used: Luis López, João Moutinho, Tristan Blackmon, Marco Ureña.

SCORING SUMMARY: MIN: Schüller (Quintero, Ibson) 25’, Ramirez 45’, Quintero (Miller) 45’+1’, Ibarra (Ramirez, Quintero) 56’, Ramirez, (Ibarra, Schüller) 58’ LAFC: Benny Feilhaber (Blessing) 26’

SCORING SUMMARY: LAFC: Carlos Vela (Diomande) 7’ LAFC: Lee Nguyen 20’ LA: Romain Alessandrini (Ibrahimovic) 82’, Ola Kamara 86’

DISCIPLINARY: LAFC: Jordan Harvey (caution) 85’

DISCIPLINARY: LA: Romain Alessandrini (caution) 37’, Giovani dos Santos (caution) 51’, Jørgen Skjelvik (caution) 71’, Sebastian Lletget (caution) 89’


LOS ANGELES FOOTBALL CLUB GAME NOTES WEEK 23

U.S. OPEN CUP – SEMIFINALS

NEW YORK RED BULLS 2-1 LAFC / Sunday, August 5, 2018 Red Bull Arena – Harrison, NJ / Attendance:

HOUSTON DYNAMO 3(7)-3(6) LAFC / Wednesday, August 8, 2018 BBVA Compass Stadium – Houston, TX / Attendance: 7,581

LINEUP: Tyler Miller; Tristan Blackmon, Walker Zimmerman, Laurent Ciman, Jordan Harvey; Mark-Anthony Kaye, Benny Feilhaber, Lee Nguyen (Calum Mallace 89’); Aaron Kovar (Shaft Brewer Jr. 89’), Latif Blessing (João Moutinho 65’), Adama Diomande. Subs not used: Charlie Lyon, Steven Beitashour, Dejan Jaković.

LINEUP: Tyler Miller; Steven Beitashour, Walker Zimmerman (Dejan Jaković 58’), Laurent Ciman, Jordan Harvey; Eduard Atuesta, Lee Nguyen (Aaron Kovar 70’), Benny Feilhaber (Andre Horta 54’); Latif Blessing, Carlos Vela, Diego Rossi. Subs not used: Charlie Lyon, Tristan Blackmon, Calum Mallace, Shaft Brewer Jr.

SCORING SUMMARY: NY: Daniel Royer ’ LAFC: Diego Rossi (Carlos Vela) ’ NY: Daniel Royer (Bradley Wright-Phillips)

SCORING SUMMARY: LAFC: Diego Rossi 6’, 78’, 90’+5’ HOU: Andrew Wenger (Lundqvist) 12’, Mauro Manotas (Elis) 25’, Rodriguez (Martinez) 75’

DISCIPLINARY: LAFC: Walker Zimmerman (caution) 22’, Adama Diomande (caution) 27’, Tristan Blackmon (caution) 75’ HOU: Alejandro Fuenmayor (caution) 30’, Boniek Garcia (caution) 56’

DISCIPLINARY: HOU: Tomas Martinez (caution) 45’+2’, Alberth Elis (caution) 50’, Darwin Ceren (caution) 107’ LAFC: Eduard Atuesta (caution) 58’


LOS ANGELES FOOTBALL CLUB GAME NOTES #20 EDUARD ATUESTA 2018 (LAFC): Position: Midfielder • Played 120’ of the 3(7)-3(6) loss at HOU in USOC semifinals. H: 5-11 W: 155 • Made MLS debut in 4-3 loss at LAG on 3/31. DOB: 06/18/1997 • Made first start in 1-1 draw vs. DAL on 5/5. Birth Place: Velez, Colombia • Scored first goal as a professional in 2-0 win vs. MIN on 5/9. Hometown: Velez, Colombia 2017 (Independiente Medellin): Nationality: Colombia Last Club: Independiente Medellin • Made 29 appearances across all competitions, registering 1,892 minutes in his second season. Acquired: Signed using TAM on • Captained the U-20 Colombia team at last year’s South American Championship. • Appeared in seven of the tournament’s nine competitions. 2/27/18

#3 STEVEN BEITASHOUR Position: Defender H: 5-8 W: 156 DOB: 02/01/1987 Birth Place: San Jose, CA Hometown: San Jose, CA Nationality: Iran / USA Last Club: Toronto FC Acquired: Signed by LAFC as a free agent on 1/24/2018.

2018 (LAFC): • Played 120’ at right back during 3(7)-3(6) loss at HOU in USOC semifinals. • Scored first goal since 2013 in 1-1 draw vs. DAL on 5/5 • Tied for second amongst MLS defenders in points (6) with two goals and four assists. • Reached 200 MLS starts in 2-0 win vs. CLB on 6/23. 2017 (Toronto FC): • Saw acZon in 22 regular season games (17 starts). • Recorded five assists in 1,589 minutes played, supporZng the team as it won the MLS Supporters’ Shield with an MLS record 69 points. • Started all five playoff games, totaling 424 minutes.

#27 TRISTAN BLACKMON Position: Defender H: 6-1 W: 178 DOB: 08/12/1996 Birth Place: Las Vegas Hometown: Las Vegas, NV Nationality: USA Last Club: University of the Pacific Acquired: Drafted third overall in 2018 MLS SuperDraft.

2018 (LAFC): • DNP, but in the 18 during 3(7)-3(6) loss at HOU in USOC semifinals. • Professional debut in 1-0 win over Seattle on 3/4. • First professional start in 1-1 vs. DC on 5/26. 2017 (University of the Pacific; College): • Started 18 of 19 matches, contributing two assists and two goals. • Helped UOP reach round two of the NCAA tournament, starting in both matches. • Named 2017 West Coast Conference Defender of the Year. • First Team All-Far West Region. First Team All-West Coast conference.

#7 LATIF BLESSING Position: Forward H: 5-3 W: 140 DOB: 12/30/1996 Birth Place: Accra, Ghana Hometown: Accra, Ghana Nationality: Ghana Last Club: Sporting Kansas City Acquired: Selected in the 2018 MLS Expansion Draft.

2018 (LAFC): • Played 120’ at wing of the 3(7)-3(6) loss at HOU in USOC semifinals; missed PK. • Has already surpassed his goals (5) and assists (6) tallies from his first season in MLS in 2017. 2017 (SporXng KC): • Started 16 of 25 appearances, recording three goals and one assist (1,419 minutes played). • Made MLS debut against FC Dallas on March 11. • Scored the first goal in the 2-1 U.S. Open Cup Final victory over the New York Red Bulls on Sept. 20. • Started the team’s Knockout Round loss against Houston Dynamo in the MLS Playoffs.

#28 SHAFT BREWER JR. Position: Midfielder / Defender H: 5-9 W: 155 DOB: 10/28/1999 Birth Place: Sacramento, CA Hometown: Sacramento, CA Nationality: USA Last Club: RB Leipzig Acquired: Rights from FC Dallas

2018 (LAFC): • DNP, but in the 18 during 3(7)-3(6) loss at HOU in USOC semifinals. • Made MLS and LAFC debut during 2-1 loss at DAL on 6/2. 2016-18 (RB Leipzig / USYNT): • Appeared in three matches for the U-19 squad. • Tallied his lone goal in a win over Osnabrück U-19 on November 18, 2017. • Called-up to a pair of U-20 training camps, including 12-day camp in France and Spain in March. • Helped U-18s to a first-place finish at the 2016 Vaclav Jezek Tournament in Czech Republic.


LOS ANGELES FOOTBALL CLUB GAME NOTES #23 LAURENT CIMAN Position: Defender H: 6-0 W: 150 DOB: 8/5/1985 Birth Place: Farciennes, Belgium Hometown: Liège, Belgium Nationality: Belgium Last Club: Montreal Impact Acquired: Trade with Impact for Jukka Raitala, Raheem Edwards.

2018 (LAFC): • Played 120’ at center back during 3(7)-3(6) loss at HOU in USOC semifinals; missed PK. • Three goals in 2018, including first-ever at Banc of California Stadium on 4/29 against SEA. • First-ever LAFC captain. 2017 (Montreal Impact): • Saw acZon in 30 games (all starts), logging one assist in 2,700 minutes. • Reached 75 starts and games in MLS on 8/16 vs CHI. • Reached 5,000 career minutes at Seafle on 3/11. • 2015 MLS Defender of the Year and Best XI joins.

#99 ADAMA DIOMANDE Position: Forward H: 5-11 W: 180 DOB: 02/14/1990 Birth Place: Oslo, Norway Hometown: Oslo, Norway Nationality: Norway, Ivory Coast Last Club: Hull City Acquired: Signed on May 2, 2018.

2018 (LAFC): • DNP, not in the 18 during 3(7)-3(6) loss at HOU in USOC semifinals (hamstring). • Has scored nine goals in first ten matches. • LAFC and MLS debut in 1-1 draw vs. DC on 5/26; replacing Rossi in the 82’. • MLS Team of the Week three times; MLS Player of the Month (June). 2017/18 (Hull City): • Saw action in 19 games across all competitions. • Scored one goal and adding two assists in his third season in the Championship. • 11 caps for Norway since debut on June 12, 2015.

#33 BENNY FEILHABER Position: Midfielder H: 5-9 W: 163 DOB: 01/19/1985 Birth Place: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Hometown: Irvine, California Nationality: USA Last Club: Sporting KC Acquired: Trade with SKC for GAM and TAM.

2018 (LAFC): • Played 54’ at midfield during 3(7)-3(6) loss at HOU in USOC semifinals. • Has three goals and four assists in 1,918 minutes in MLS play. 2017 (SporSng KC): • Made 30 appearances (24 starts), recording five goals and three assists in 2,269 minutes. • Ranked fourth in SporZng KC history with 50 assists and 11th with 28 goals in all compeZZons. • Played 90 minutes of 2-1 Open Cup Final victory over the New York Red Bulls on Sept. 20.

#2 JORDAN HARVEY Position: Defender H: 5-11 W: 176 DOB: 1/28/1984 Birth Place: Mission Viejo, CA Hometown: Mission Viejo, CA Last Club: Vancouver Whitecaps Acquired: Signed as a free agent on 1/2/18.

2018 (LAFC): • Played 120’ at left back during 3(7)-3(6) loss at HOU in USOC semifinals; made PK. • Has appeared in 15 games (10 starts) in his 13th season. • Earned red card in 2-1 loss at DAL on 6/2. 2017 (Vancouver Whitecaps FC): • Started all 28 matches he appeared in while logging 2,509 minutes. • Fifth consecutive season with 2,000 or more minutes. • Finished the season with one assist and one goal on eight shots. • Logged 54 minutes in the Whitecaps FC/s Playoffs loss against Seattle Sounders FC.

#8 ANDRÉ HORTA Position: Midfielder H: 5-9 W: 155 DOB: 11/7/1996 Birth Place: Almada, Portugal Hometown: Almada, Portugal Nationality: Portugal Last Club: Braga SC Acquired: Signed as third DP on 3/27/18.

2018 (LAFC): • Replaced Feilhaber in the 54’ of the 3(7)-3(6) loss at HOU in USOC semifinals; made his PK. • Made LAFC debut during 2-2 draw against Galaxy on 7/26, replacing Nguyen in the 77’. 2017-18 (Braga): • Appeared in 15 league matches, with one goal and six assists. • Saw action in 23 games across all competitions, including five Europa League matches. 2016-17 (SL Benfica): • Goal and an assist in 10 matches, as well as two UEFA Champions League group games. • Helped club win the domestic treble after lifting the League, Cup and Super Cup trophies.


LOS ANGELES FOOTBALL CLUB GAME NOTES #5 DEJAN JAKOVIĆ Position: Defender H: 6-2 W: 176 DOB: 07/15/1985 Birth Place: Karlovac, Croatia Hometown: Etobicoke, Ontario Nationality: Canada Last Club: New York Cosmos Acquired: Signed on February 5, 2018.

2018 (LAFC): • Replaced Zimmerman in the 59’ of the 3(7)-3(6) loss at HOU in USOC semifinals. • Reached 100 MLS appearances in 5-1 win at RSL. • Reached 100 MLS starts in 2-1 loss at POR on 5/19. • Received red card in the 45’+2’ of 1-1 draw vs. DC. 2009-13 (D.C. United): • Appeared in 98 regular season contests (94 starts) during his five-year s_nt with United. • Tallied his first MLS goal on May 26, 2012 against New England Revolu_on. • Surpassed 1,000 minutes in all five seasons, including 2,070 in his first year in MLS in 2009.

#14 MARK-ANTHONY KAYE Position: Midfielder H: 6-2 W: 170 DOB: 12/02/1994 Birth Place: Toronto, Canada Hometown: Toronto, Canada Nationality: Canada Last Club: Louisville City FC Acquired: Signed on February 5, 2018.

2018 (LAFC): • DNP, not in the 18 during 3(7)-3(6) loss at HOU in USOC semifinals (ankle surgery). • First MLS goal in 2-0 win vs. MIN on 5/9. • Made MLS debut in 1-0 win at SEA, playing 90 minutes. • MLS Team of the Week (Weeks 11, 19). 2017 (Louisville City FC; USL): • Appeared in 19 regular season contests tallying four goals and one assist. • Scored his first goal of the year on May 17 in U.S. Open Cup play. • Helped club win its first USL Cup Final with a 1-0 victory over Swope Park Rangers.

#11 AARON KOVAR Position: Midfielder H: 5-10 W: 163 DOB: 08/14/1993 Birth Place: Seattle, WA Hometown: Seattle, WA Nationality: USA / Ireland Last Club: Seattle Sounders Acquired: On loan from Seattle for the 2018 season

2018 (LAFC): • Replaced Nguyen in the 70’ of the 3(7)-3(6) loss at HOU in USOC semifinals; made PK. • First LAFC assist in 4-1 win vs. PHI on 6/30. • Made his Club debut in 5-1 win at RSL; came on for Rossi in the 89’. 2017 (Seattle Sounders FC): • Saw action in seven regular season matches (one start) in his fourth season with the Sounders FC. • Appeared in three USL matches for Sounders 2, registering five shots in 206 minutes. • Spent January on trial with Coventry City FC (England – League 2).

#22 LUIS LÓPEZ Posiaon: Goalkeeper H: 5-11 W: 190 DOB: 9/13/1993 Birth Place: San Pedro Sula, HON Hometown: San Pedro Sula, HON Naaonality: Honduras Last Club: Real España Acquired: Signed from Real España on 1/24/18.

2018 (LAFC): • DNP, not in the 18 during 3(7)-3(6) loss at HOU in USOC semifinals. • Available for selection for first time this season during 2-2 draw against LAG on 7/26. • Appeared in three games for Orange County SC while on loan in July. 2017 (Real C.D. España, Honduran First Division): • Saw action in 22 matches in both national tournaments (15 in Clausura; 7 in Apertura). • Helped the club to its first Apertura championship in four years. • Career Goals Against Average: 1.29 (124 GP; 160 GA).

#13 CHARLIE LYON Position: Goalkeeper H: 6-2 W: 210 DOB: 9/13/1993 Birth Place: St. Charles, IL Hometown: St. Charles, IL Nationality: USA Last Club: Orange County SC Acquired: Signed from Orange County on 3/2/18.

2018 (LAFC): • DNP, but in the 18 during 3(7)-3(6) loss at HOU in USOC semifinals. 2017 (Orange County Soccer Club, USL): • Registered seven clean sheets in 31 contests (all starts) for LAFC affiliate Orange County Soccer Club. • Spent previous two campaigns on loan with Sounders 2 • Made 41 appearances, while helping the club reach the USL Cup Playoffs in 2015. • Joined MLS via 2015 MLS SuperDraft. Selected with 75th overall pick (fourth round) by the Sounders FC.


LOS ANGELES FOOTBALL CLUB GAME NOTES #16 CALUM MALLACE Position: Midfielder H: 6-0 W: 188 DOB: 01/10/1990 Birth Place: Torpichen, Scotland Hometown: Torpichen, Scotland Nationality: Scotland / USA Last Club: Seattle Sounders FC

Acquired: Rights acquired in Stage 2 of 2017 MLS Re-Entry Draft.

2018 (LAFC): • DNP, but in the 18 during 3(7)-3(6) loss at HOU in USOC semifinals. • Made LAFC debut in 2-0 win vs. MIN on 5/9, replacing Atuesta in the 89’. 2017 (Montreal Impact/SeaSle Sounders FC): • Appeared in seven matches for Montreal before being traded to the Sounders in exchange for a 2019 MLS SuperDra_ fourth-round pick. • Loaned to Sea`le Sounders 2 (USL) for the remainder of the 2017 season. • Started three USL games, logging seven shots in 221 minutes.

#1 TYLER MILLER Position: Goalkeeper H: 6-4 W: 205 DOB: 3/12/1993 Birth Place: Woodbury, NJ Hometown: Woodbury, NJ Nationality: USA Last Club: Seattle Sounders FC Acquired: Selected in the 2018 MLS Expansion Draft.

2018 (LAFC): • Played 120’, registered five saves during 3(7)-3(6) loss at HOU in USOC semifinals. • Has a 10-6-6 record with 84 saves in 2018. • Named to MLS Team of the Week after registering seven saves in 1-0 win at Seattle on 3/4. 2017 (Seattle Sounders FC/Sounders 2; USL): • Appeared in two MLS matches, including his first start, a 4-3 win over D.C. United (July 19). • With Sounders 2, saw action in 22 matches, registering three shutouts in 1,950 minutes. • Subbed in during the first leg win of the Western Conference Championship against the Dynamo.

#44 JOÃO MOUTINHO Position: Defender H: 6-0 W: 155 DOB: 01/12/1998 Birth Place: Lisbon, Portugal Hometown: Lisbon, Portugal Nationality: Portugal Last Club: University of Akron Acquired: Drafted first overall in 2018 SuperDraft.

2018 (LAFC): • DNP, not in the 18 during 3(7)-3(6) loss at HOU in USOC semifinals. • Made professional debut in 1-0 win at SEA, playing 90’ at left back. • Received first career red card during 5-0 loss at ATL. 2017 (University of Akron; College): • Started all 24 games, registering three goals and five assists in 2,109 minutes of play. • Named First Team All-MAC, US Soccer Coaches First Team All-American and MAC Freshmen of the year. • Drafted by the Club with the first overall pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft.

#19 JAMES MURPHY Posi\on: Midfielder H: 5-11 W: 160 DOB: 09/17/1997 Birth Place: Scotch Plains, NJ Hometown: Scotch Plains Na\onality: USA Last Club: Sheffield Wednesday Acquired: Signed on March 2, 2018.

2018 (LAFC): • DNP, not in the 18 during 3(7)-3(6) loss at HOU in USOC semifinals (loan). • Yet to feature in first game for the Club. 2017 (Sheffield Wednesday, Championship): • Started every match he appeared in for Sheffield Wednesday’s U-23 side. Tallied two goals in 19 contests across all competitions. • Signed first professional contract on July 1, 2016 with the Owls. • Spent entire youth career with Players Development Academy (PDA) in New Jersey.

#24 LEE NGUYEN Position: Midfielder H: 5-8 W: 155 DOB: 10/07/1986 Birth Place: Richardson, Texas Hometown: McKinney, Texas Nationality: USA, Vietnam Last Club: NE Revolution Acquired: Via trade from New England on May 2.

2018 (LAFC): • Played 70’ at center midfield of 3(7)-3(6) loss at HOU in USOC semifinals; one assist. • Made LAFC and season debut in 1-1 draw vs. DAL. • First LAFC start in 2-1 loss at DAL on 6/2. • Joined 50 goal-50 assist club during the 4-3 win over SJ on 6/9. 2017 (New England Revolution): • Appeared in 31 regular season games (30 starts) • Tallied a career-best 15 assists. • Scored his 50th MLS goal in 2-1 win over Toronto on September 23.


LOS ANGELES FOOTBALL CLUB GAME NOTES JOSH PEREZ Position: Forward H: 5-5 W: 140 DOB: 01/21/1998 Birth Place: Montebello, CA Hometown: Montebello, CA Nationality: United States Last Club: Fiorentina Acquired: Signed on August 8, 2018 on a free transfer

2018 (LAFC): • N/A 2016-18 (FiorenRna, AS Livorno): • Returns home to Southern California aRer spending the last three years playing in Italy. • Played for FiorenUna’s U-19 side, appearing in 46 matches, scoring 17 goals and adding 14 assists. • Serie A debut in a 4-2 loss against Inter Milan on November 28, 2016. • Three assists in 25 games for AS Livorno in 2017 • Represented United States at U-17 FIFA World Cup in 2015.

#12 CHRISTIAN RAMIREZ Position: Forward H: 6-2 W: 187 DOB: 04/04/1991 Birth Place: Garden Grove, CA Hometown: Santa Ana, CA Nationality: United States Last Club: Minnesota United FC Acquired: Via trade with Minnesota on August 8, 2018

2018 (LAFC): • N/A • Seven goals and two assists in 20 games for Minnesota United. 2017 (Minnesota United FC): • Minnesota’s leading goalscorer in their first season in MLS with 14 tallies. • Logged 2,392 minutes in 30 games, with 27 of those coming from the start. • Named to the annual USMNT camp in January 2018.

#18 QUILLAN ROBERTS Position: Goalkeeper H: 5-10 W: 154 DOB: 09/13/1994 Birth Place: Brampton, Canada Hometown: Brampton, Canada Nationality: Canada Last Club: Woodbridge Strikers Acquired: Signed on May 30, 2018.

2018 (LAFC): • DNP, not in the 18 during 3(7)-3(6) loss at HOU in USOC semifinals (fibular fracture). • Has yet to feature for the Club in 2018. 2017 (Woodbridge Strikers/Wilmington Hammerheads): • Named League1 Ontario’s Goalkeeper of the Year and All-Star. • Helped Strikers to the double (league and cup titles). • Product of Toronto FC’s Academy also appeared during 17 matches for the Wilmington Hammerheads of the USL.

#9 DIEGO ROSSI PosiRon: Forward H: 5-7 W: 143 DOB: 03/05/1998 Birth Place: Montevideo, Uruguay Hometown: Montevideo, NaRonality: Uruguay Last Club: Peñarol Acquired: Signed as Young DP on 12/14/17.

2018 (LAFC): • Played 120’ during 3(7)-3(6) loss at HOU in USOC semifinals; scored hat-trick and PK. • Notched a goal or assist in first three games. • Tallied first five-point-game in MLS since 2008 during 5-1 win at RSL. • Scored Club’s first-ever goal in 1-0 win at Seattle. 2017 (Club Peñarol, Uruguayan First Division): • Appeared in 42 matches during his second season. • Tallied 11 goals with 11 assists, in 2,580 total minutes played across all competitions. • Two-time Uruguayan Primera División Champion.

#6 DANILO SILVA Position: Defender H: 6-1 W: 154 DOB: 11/24/1986 Birth Place: Campinas, Brazil Hometown: Campinas, Brazil Nationality: Brazil Last Club: Internacional Acquired: Acquired on August 3, 2018 using TAM.

2018 (LAFC): • DNP, not in the 18 during 3(7)-3(6) loss at HOU in USOC semifinals. • Made LAFC debut during 2-1 loss against NY on 8/5; replacing Zimmerman in the 84’. • Acquired using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM). 2017 (Internacional): • Appeared in 19 games during second stint with Internacional of Brazil’s top division. • Returns to MLS after playing for Bob Bradley’s MetroStars in 2005.


LOS ANGELES FOOTBALL CLUB GAME NOTES #21 MARCO UREÑA Position: Forward H: 5-10 W: 154 DOB: 03/05/1990 Birth Place: San Jose, Costa Rica Hometown: San Jose, Costa Rica Nationality: Costa Rica Last Club: San Jose Earthquakes Acquired: Selected in the 2018 MLS Expansion Draft.

2018 (LAFC): • DNP, not in the 18 during 3(7)-3(6) loss at HOU in USOC semifinals. • Started first seven games at center forward; `ed for third on the team with five assists. • First LAFC goal came during 3-2 U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal win over POR on 7/18. 2017 (San Jose Earthquakes): • Saw ac`on in 25 games (22 starts), finishing the season with five goals and three assists. • Scored game-winning goal over Minnesota United on 10/22, securing SJ’s spot in the 2017 Playoffs. • Subbed in and played 28 minutes of the postseason loss against Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

#10 CARLOS VELA Position: Forward H: 5-8 W: 146 DOB: 3/1/1989 Birth Place: Cancun, Mexico Hometown: Cancun, Mexico Nationality: Mexico Last Club: Real Sociedad Acquired: Signed as first DP in Club history on 8/9/17.

2018 (LAFC): • Played 120’ during 3(7)-3(6) loss at HOU in USOC semifinals; made PK. • First-ever assist in 1-0 win at SEA on 3/4. • First-ever goal in 5-1 win at RSL on 3/10. • Scored two goals in 4-3 loss at Galaxy on 3/31. • Named to MLS Team of the Week (Wks 2, 5, 7, 8). 2017 (Real Sociedad; LaLiga): • Started 35 games, scoring 10 goals and two assists across all competitions. • Foreign player with second most appearances with 250, behind only Darko Kovacevic.

#25 WALKER ZIMMERMAN Position: Defender H: 6-3 W: 185 DOB: 5/19/1993 Birth Place: Lawrenceville, GA Hometown: Lawrenceville, GA Nationality: USA Last Club: FC Dallas Acquired: Traded with Dallas for TAM and GAM.

2018 (LAFC): • Played 59’ at center back of 3(7)-3(6) loss at HOU in USOC semifinals, replaced by Jaković. • Made his season and LAFC debut during 5-0 loss at ATL on 4/7. • Has started all 15 games he’s appeared in this year. 2017 (FC Dallas): • Appeared in 22 matches (18 starts). • Plagued with a knee injury in May after starting 10 of FC Dallas’ first 12 league matches. • Returned in July and finished out the season with 9 more starts. • Tallied one goal and one assist.


LOS ANGELES FOOTBALL CLUB GAME NOTES JOHN THORRINGTON – EVP SOCCER OPS & GENERAL MANAGER John Thorrington was named LAFC's first EVP of Soccer Opera?ons and General Manager on December 8, 2015. Thorrington's 17-year playing career enjoyed spells in England, Germany, and Major League Soccer. John was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and raised in Palos Verdes Estates, California. Thorrington spent ?me with European clubs Manchester United FC, Bayer Leverkusen, and Huddersfield Townbefore embarking on a career in Major League Soccer with the Chicago Fire, Vancouver Whitecaps, and DC United. Thorrington's interna?onal career included four caps for the U.S. Mens Na?onal Team. Following his playing career Thorrington served as special assistant to MLS Players' Union execu?ve director Bob Foose and received an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

BOB BRADLEY – HEAD COACH An accomplished MLS coach, Bradley has brought his teams to the playoffs in each of his first nine seasons as a head coach. In his first year at the helm in Major League Soccer, he became the first coach to lead an expansion team to a league championship title in their debut season, directing the Chicago Fire to the MLS Cup in 1998. That same year, Bradley guided the Fire to their first U.S. Open Cup crown while earning the first of his coach of the year titles. Bradley won his second U.S. Open Cup title two years later with Chicago in 2000. After leaving Chicago in 2002, Bradley joined the MetroStars for three seasons before his departure near the end of the 2005 regular season for second-year side Chivas USA in 2006, orchestrating the club’s turnaround from having the league's worst record in 2005 into finishing in the top three in goals scoredand qualifying for the playoffs the following year. That performance once again earned Bradley MLS Coach of the year honors. Following his stint with Chivas USA, Bradley was given a chance to manage the American national team as interim coach towards the end of 2006. The role was made permanent soon after and he guided USA to CONCACAF Gold Cup success in the summer of 2007, adding two runner-up places in 2009 and 2011, plus a final defeat in the FIFA Confederations Cup during a four-and-a-half year spell as manager. Bradley then took over as Egypt’s National Team manager in 2011, which was followed by a return to club football in January 2014 with Norwegian club Stabaek. During his tenure, Bradley guided the Norwegian club to the Europa League before taking over at French Ligue 2 side Le Havre after almost two years in Norway. Bradley departed Le Havre in October 2016 to join Swansea as manager, the first American to do so.

MIKE SORBER – DIRECTOR OF SOCCER OPERATIONS Mike Sorber comes to LAFC from the Philadelphia Union where he served as an assistant coach for four seasons. The former U.S. National Team player and MLS stand-out was the first American to be named a Mexican League All-Star with UNAM Pumas in 1995. Sorber previously worked with Bradley as an assistant with the U.S. Men’s National Team between 20072011. Other coaching stints include a stop with his alma mater, Saint Louis University (2001-2007) and the Montreal Impact (2011-2013). As a player, Sorber spent time in MLS with Kansas City, MetroStars and the Chicago Fire and was inducted into the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame in 2017.


LOS ANGELES FOOTBALL CLUB GAME NOTES ANTE RAZOV – ASSISTANT COACH Razov spent time as an assistant coach with the LA Galaxy last season after serving as an assistant with MLS Cup winners Seattle Sounders FC from 2015-2016. A 14-year MLS veteran, Razov was a crucial member of Bradley’s 1998 Chicago Fire MLS Cup team and owns three Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup titles (1998, 2000 and 2003). Bradley also coached Razov with the MetroStars and Chivas USA in 2006. He was a member of the MLS Best XI in 2003 and ranks fifth all-time in MLS scoring with 114 goals. A Southern California native, Razov earned 25 caps and scored six goals for the U.S. National Team.

MARC DOS SANTOS – ASSISTANT COACH Dos Santos comes to LAFC with over 11 years of coaching and managerial experience. The North America Soccer League (NASL) Manager of the Year in 2015 and 2017, Dos Santos led the San Francisco Deltas to the 2017 NASL Championship. The Montreal na[ve has had success at mul[ple coaching stops in Canada including the Trois-Rivieres A\ak FC (2007-08), the Montreal Impact (2009-2011) and O\awa Fury FC (2014). He led the Impact to the inaugural Canadian Championship, the Voyageurs Cup and a berth in the 2008-09 CONCACAF Champions League, as well as the USL First Division [tle in 2009. Dos Santos has also coached FC Primeira Camisa (U-20’s) and SE Palmeiras (U-15’s) in Brazil and was the first manager of the USL’s Swope Park Rangers.

KENNY ARENA – ASSISTANT COACH Arena joins LAFC from the U.S. Men’s National Team where he spent the past year as an assistant coach. He reunites with Bradley after his brief stint playing with the MetroStars in 2003. Prior to his time with the National Team, Arena spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the LA Galaxy (2014-2016). He has extensive experience in the NCAA, serving as the head coach of Florida International University Men’s team in 2012 and as an assistant at UCLA under Jorge Salcedo and George Mason University. As a player, he was originally drafted by the MetroStars in the fourth round of the 2003 MLS SuperDraft and spent three seasons in MLS before beginning his coaching career.

ZAK ABDEL – ASSISTANT COACH / GOALKEEPERS Abdel brings over 16 years of coaching experience to LAFC, including time as a goalkeeper coach with the Canadian National Team (2017), Egyptian National Team (2011-2013), USMNT (2008-2011), Chivas USA (2006-2007), US Under-20’s (2005) and the L.A. Galaxy (1998-2004). Abdel has been a consistent member of Bradley’s coaching staff since 2006. A native of Mehalla, Egypt, Abdel began his coaching career in Southern California, serving as head coach for the L.A. Salsa (1994), Cal State Fullerton (1996-1997), Orange County Zodiac and Orange County Blue Stars (1997). Abdel enjoyed a 16year professional career playing for Mehalla of the Egyptian First Division, winning two championships. He was also a member of the Egyptian Youth National Team program.


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WWW.SPORTINGKC.COM/MEDIA-GUIDE SPORTING KANSAS CITY at LOS ANGELES FC

2018 REGULAR SEASON TEAM STATS SPORTING KANSAS CITY

Saturday, August 11, 2018 Kickoff: 9:30 p.m. CT Banc of California Stadium (Los Angeles, CA) MLS Regular Season Game 23 Sporting Kansas City 10-6-6, 36 points (6-2-3 home; 4-4-3 away) T-3rd place in Western Conference Los Angeles FC 10-6-6, 36 points (5-0-5 home; 5-6-1 away) T-3rd place in Western Conference

10-6-6 (36 pts.) 22 T-3rd in West 40 1.82 42 30 1.36 +10 375 (125) 33.3% 247 240 31 2

English TV: FOX Sports KC English Radio: Sports Radio 810 WHB Spanish Radio: ESPN Deportes 1480 AM Referee: Assistant ref: Assistant ref: 4th official: VAR:

Ismail Elfath Frank Anderson Chris Wattam Kevin Stott Tim Ford

SPORTING KANSAS CITY ROSTER

No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 23 26 29 30 75 90 94

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

Name Adrian Zendejas Amer Didic Ike Opara Brad Evans Matt Besler Ilie Sanchez Johnny Russell Graham Zusi Krisztian Nemeth Yohan Croizet Diego Rubio Gerso Fernandes Gianluca Busio Khiry Shelton Seth Sinovic Graham Smith Roger Espinoza Eric Dick Cristian Lobato Daniel Salloi Felipe Gutierrez Colton Storm Jaylin Lindsey Tim Melia Andreu Fontas Wan Kuzain Wan Kamal Kharlton Belmar Jimmy Medranda

Pronunciation zen-DAY-haas uh-MEER JIDD-itch oh-PAR-ah

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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

10-6-6 (36 pts.) 22 T-3rd in West 45 2.05 46 37 1.68 +8 336 (130) 38.7% 230 274 28 4

2018 REGULAR SEASON INDIVIDUAL LEADERS SPORTING KANSAS CITY

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Russell, Salloi Roger Espinoza Daniel Salloi Russell, Salloi Gutierrez, Salloi Daniel Salloi Roger Espinoza Roger Espinoza Roger Espinoza Espinoza, Salloi

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7 GOALS 8 ASSISTS 59 SHOTS 20 SHOTS ON GOAL 3 GAME-WINNING GOALS 3 GAME-WINNING ASSISTS 40 FOULS COMMITTED 35 FOULS SUFFERED 6 CAUTIONS 1 EJECTIONS

Tim Melia 1980 Tim Melia 1.36 Tim Melia 10 Tim Melia 8 Tim Melia 70

GK MINUTES PLAYED GOALS AGAINST AVG. WINS SHUTOUTS SAVES

9 6 54 22 2 3 30 53 4 1

Adama Diomande Three Players Carlos Vela Rossi, Vela Three Players Mark-Anthony Kaye Benny Feilhaber Benny Feilhaber Walker Zimmerman Four Players

1980 Tyler Miller 1.68 Tyler Miller 10 Tyler Miller 6 Tyler Miller 76 Tyler Miller

COACHES - REGULAR SEASON

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2018 MLS REGULAR SEASON STANDINGS Eastern Conference 1. Atlanta United FC 2. New York Red Bulls 3. New York City FC 4. Columbus Crew SC 5. Montreal Impact 6. New England Revolution 7. Philadelphia Union 8. Orlando City SC 9. Toronto FC 10. Chicago Fire 11. D.C. United

Pts 48 44 44 36 29 29 27 23 23 23 18

W L T 14 4 6 14 6 2 13 5 5 10 7 6 9 13 2 7 7 8 8 11 3 7 14 2 6 11 5 6 13 5 4 9 6

GD +22 +21 +16 +1 -10 +1 -8 -19 -4 -13 -6

GP 24 22 23 23 24 22 22 23 22 24 19

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

Pts 42 37 36 36 35 34 30 29 28 27 20 16

W L T 12 4 6 10 3 7 10 6 6 10 6 6 10 8 5 10 9 4 8 9 6 8 9 5 9 13 1 7 9 6 5 12 5 3 12 7

GD +8 +8 +10 +8 +6 -7 -10 -1 -10 +6 -10 -9

GP 22 20 22 22 23 23 23 22 23 22 22 22

PETER VERMES 10th season 125-97-80 10th season (.546) 125-97-80 (.546)

BOB BRADLEY

MLS EXPERIENCE MLS RECORD YEAR WITH TEAM RECORD WITH TEAM

10th season 134-100-60 (.558) 1st season 10-6-6 (.591)

SPORTING KANSAS CITY INJURY REPORT As of Thursday, August 9 QUESTIONABLE: • None OUT: • Brad Evans (Calf Injury) • Jimmy Medranda (Knee Injury) • Khiry Shelton (Torn Meniscus & MCL)

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Sporting KC Game Notes | August 11, 2018 at Los Angeles FC | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes #LAFCvSKC: HEAD-TO-HEAD

#LAFCvSKC: BY THE NUMBERS

Sporting Kansas City remains on the road this weekend as the side prepares to face expansion side Los Angeles Football Club for the first time in the club’s history. Los Angeles FC joined MLS at the start of the 2018 season. Sporting KC has historically performed well in inaugural matchups against expansion sides in MLS, going 8-3-4 in their first-ever matches with new teams. Against the two expansion teams in 2017, Sporting KC went 0-1-1 - falling to a 2-0 defeat to Minnesota United FC at TCF Bank Stadium on May 7, 2017 and playing to a 1-1 draw with Atlanta United FC at Children’s Mercy Park on August 6, 2017. Sporting KC is also 16-7-8 overall against teams that are in the midst of their expansion campaign, with the side going 1-1-1 last year after following up their initial defeat to Minnesota with a 3-0 hammering against the Loons at Children’s Mercy Park on June 3, 2017. The club is 11-3-1 in their first-ever home games against an expansion franchise, only suffering defeats to the Houston Dynamo (2006), Seattle Sounders FC (2009) and the Montreal Impact (2012). Los Angeles FC has gotten off to a flying start in their first-ever MLS season. Under the guidance of former U.S. National Team coach Bob Bradley, the side currently sits in a tie for third place in the Western Conference - alongside Sporting KC - with 36 points through 22 games of the 2018 season. The club moved into brand new Banc of California Stadium in April and is yet to lose at home, going 5-0-5. #LAFCvSKC: Recent Meetings (No prior MLS meetings)

Sporting KC Team Stats • SKC is tied for second in shutouts this season with eight, one behind NYC. • SKC is sixth in the league in goals this season, scoring 40. SKC is third in the Western Conference in goals, five behind LAFC and four behind LA. • SKC leads MLS in shots so far in the 2018 MLS season, taking 376 - 15 ahead of NYC’s 361. SKC is also sixth in MLS with 126 shots on goal, 18 behind ATL. • SKC ranks first so far in the 2018 MLS season in chances created and chances created from open play, having produced 299 and 266, resepectively. • SKC is third in MLS with a 51.80 percent duel success rate, winning 1,178 of the 2,274 duels that the side has taken part in. • SKC leads MLS with an 84.19 percent passing accuracy. SKC is fourth in MLS this year with 11,388 passes and 9,588 successful passes. SKC is also second in average possession this season with 58.54 percent.

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Sporting KC Player Stats • Forward Johnny Russell is tied for the league lead with three penalties earned and is also sixth with 126 touches in the opponent’s box. • Midfielder Roger Espinoza is tied for 12th in MLS with eight assists - already a new career high for a single season. Espinoza is also fourth with 40 fouls committed. • Forward Daniel Salloi is tied for ninth in MLS with three game-winning assists and is tied for fifth with three game-winning goals. • Goalkeeper Tim Melia is second in MLS with eight shutouts. • Midfielder Ilie Sanchez is second in MLS with 1,625 passes attempted and 1,393 passes completed. Ilie is also third with 1,883 touches and is tied for sixth with all 39 of his chances created coming from open play this season. • Defender Matt Besler is fifth in MLS with 1,402 passes attempted and fourth with 1,227 passes completed. • Defender Graham Zusi is second in MLS with 1,920 touches, only behind NYC’s Maxi Moralez.

Result Details

Saturday’s match is the first-ever meeting between Sporting Kansas City and Los Angeles FC.

#LAFCvSKC: PLAYER HISTORY • No player on Sporting Kansas City’s current roster has faced 2018 expansion side Los Angeles FC in the past.

Los Angeles FC Team Stats • LAFC ranks second in MLS with 2.05 goals per game. • LAFC has been shut out just twice this season, tied for the fewest in MLS. • LAFC is 5-0-5 at home this season and 8-0-5 in all competitions at Banc of California Stadium. • LAFC is winless in five straight games (0-2-3) across all competitions, including Wednesday’s Open Cup semifinal against Houston that ended 3-3 after 120 minutes with a hat-trick from Diego Rossi. LAFC lost 7-6 on penalties. Los Angeles FC Player Stats • Former Sporting KC midfielder Benny Feilhaber is the only LAFC field player to start all 22 MLS matches this year, while former Sporting KC forward Latif Blessing is the only other LAFC field player to appear in all 22 MLS matches this season. • Forward Adama Diomande has scored nine goals in just 11 MLS matches this season, but could miss Saturday with a hamstring injury.

#LAFCvSKC: PLAYER/COACH CONNECTIONS • LAFC midfielder Benny Feilhaber (2013-2017) and forward Latif Blessing (2017) are both former members of Sporting Kansas City. Feilhaber won an MLS Cup (2013) and two U.S. Open Cups (2015, 2017) in his time in Kansas City, while Blessing won the 2017 U.S. Open Cup. • LAFC assistant coach Marc Dos Santos was the inaugural head coach of Sporting KC’s USL affiliate, the Swope Park Rangers, in 2016 - guiding the side to an appearance in the USL Cup Final. • Defender Ike Opara played alongside LAFC defender Steven Beitashour at the San Jose Earthquakes from 2010-2012. • Midfielder Felipe Gutierrez was teammates with LAFC newcomer Danilo Silva at Brazilian club Internacional in 2017. • Midfielder Roger Espinoza and LAFC goalkeeper Luis Lopez are both born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras and have played for the Honduran National Team. • Forward Krisztian Nemeth played with LAFC midfielder Lee Nguyen at the New England Revolution from 2017-2018. • Forward Diego Rubio was playing for Sporting Lisbon’s first team and B team while LAFC defender Joao Moutinho was in the club’s Academy from 20112015. • Goalkeeper Tim Melia was playing for Chivas USA’s first team while recent LAFC signing Josh Perez was in the club’s Academy from 2012-2013. • Defender Brad Evans was a teammate of LAFC goalkeeper Tyler Miller at Seattle Sounders FC from 2016-2017. Evans also played with LAFC’s Aaron Kovar in Seattle from 2014-2017, goalkeeper Charlie Lyon from 2015-2016 and midfielder Calum Mallace in 2017. Evans was playing for the Sounders when LAFC assistant Ante Razov was an assistant coach at the club from 2015-2016. • LAFC Director of Soccer Operations, Mike Sorber, played for the Kansas City Wiz in the club’s inaugural season in 1996, making 29 appearances in all competitions, recording four goals and nine assists. Sorber is also from St. Louis, Missouri.

NOTEWORTHY MILESTONES • Defender Matt Besler is three appearances and one start away from overtaking Kerry Zavagnin and becoming the club’s all-time leader in those two categories in all competitions. • Defender Graham Zusi is one appearance shy of 241 which would place him second all-time in Sporting KC’s regular-season history, behind Matt Besler. • Forward Krisztian Nemeth is in line to make his second Sporting KC debut after appearing for the club in 2015. • Sporting KC is one win shy of reaching 350 in all competitions in club history.

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Sporting KC Game Notes | August 11, 2018 at Los Angeles FC | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes BACK ON TRACK

SPORTING KANSAS CITY NEWS AND NOTES

BUSIO IMPRESSES ON FULL MLS DEBUT

Sporting Kansas City snapped a five-game winless run in MLS action when the side defeated the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium 1-0 last Saturday night. It was the club’s first win in all competitions since June 23 - which was also a victory against Houston - before embarking on a five-game winless streak (0-4-1) from June 30-July 28.

Sporting Kansas City Homegrown midfielder Gianluca Busio made history last weekend when he became the third youngest player to start an MLS match in league history when he lined up to face the Houston Dynamo at the age of just 16 years and 68 days. Only Freddy Adu (14) in 2004 and Alphonso Davies (15) in 2016 were younger. Busio impressed throughout the match, rattling the woodwork with a stunning strike from distance in the first half that almost gave Sporting the lead, before applying the assist for Diego Rubio’s game-winner in the second half with a top-class delicate flick that sent the Chilean in on goal. By recording an assist, Busio became the second youngest player in league history to perform that feat.

Despite losing only twice in their opening 16 games of the 2018 MLS season, Sporting KC lost four of five prior to Saturday’s bounce-back victory. That run came on the back of two separate seven-game unbeaten streaks that spanned from March 10-April 20 (prior to April 28 loss at New England) and May 5-June 23 (prior to June 30 loss at Montreal). The recent five-game winless skid was the longest Sporting KC has had since the tail end of the 2017 season to the start of the 2018 campaign, when the club went seven games without a win - including a MLS Cup Playoffs Knockout Round defeat at the Houston Dynamo - starting with a 1-0 defeat at home against Vancouver on September 30, 2017 and only coming to an end with Sporting claimed a thrilling 4-3 victory over the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park on March 10, 2018.

Busio, who became the second youngest player to sign an MLS Homegrown contract when he inked a first-team deal last August, made his professional debut for the Swope Park Rangers in April 2018 before debuting for Sporting KC in the U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round on June 6. The 16-year-old only made his MLS debut when he appeared off the bench during the 3-2 defeat against FC Dallas on July 28, 2018.

With last weekend’s victory in hand, Sporting KC remains firmly in the playoff hunt in the MLS Western Conference with 36 points - tied with Saturday’s opponents Los Angeles FC for third in the Conference. Sporting also has the best goal difference in the Western Conference with +10, and has scored the third most goals in the West with 40 - only trailing LAFC’s 45 and the LA Galaxy’s 44.

On Monday afternoon, Sporting Kansas City announced that the club had acquired forward Krisztian Nemeth in a trade with the New England Revolution, with $250,000 in Targeted Allocation Money, $100,000 in General Allocation Money and a natural firstround pick in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft heading to Massachusetts in return.

FINDING NEMO

Nemeth, 29, 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 Major League Soccer with New England.

EXPANSION FOES

Sporting Kansas City remains on the road this weekend for a pivotal Western Conference matchup with expansion side Los Angeles Football Club at Banc of California Stadium on Saturday night. It’s Sporting KC’s first clash with an expansion side since facing Atlanta United FC for the first time at Children’s Mercy Park on August 6, 2017.

In his first stint with Sporting KC, 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 earned MLS Player of the Month honors in May and 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.

Last season, Sporting KC went 1-1-1 against expansion sides Atlanta United and Minnesota United FC. After falling to a 2-0 defeat to Minnesota in the inaugural MLS match between the sides on May 7, 2017, Sporting doled out some revenge with a 3-0 thumping of the Loons at Children’s Mercy Park on June 3, 2017. The final clash saw Sporting host Atlanta, playing to a 1-1 draw following now LAFC midfielder Benny Feilhaber’s penalty kick for SKC, before former Sporting forward Jacob Peterson bundled home a late equalizer for the visitors on August 6, 2017.

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.

Sporting KC has historically performed well in inaugural matchups against expansion sides in MLS, going 8-3-4 in their first-ever matches with new teams. Sporting KC is also 16-7-8 overall against teams that are in the midst of their expansion campaign. Sporting will host LAFC in the return fixture at Children’s Mercy Park in the club’s regular-season finale on October 28, 2018.

WELCOME TO KC, ANDREU FONTAS

Sporting Kansas City announced on Wednesday that the club has added defender Andreu Fontas, a 10-year professional with more than 200 appearances in his native Spain. Sporting KC used Targeted Allocation Money to sign Fontas, who has inked an MLS contract through 2022. He will be added to the Sporting KC roster and occupy an international spot pending a physical and receipt of his ITC and P1 visa.

A trio of new expansion sides are set to join MLS over the next two years, as current USL outfit FC Cincinatti will join the league next season before USL side Nashville SC and the yet-to-be-formed David Beckham-backed Miami franchise join in 2020.

Fontas has spent each of the last five seasons 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.

SUPER-SUB RUBIO NETS 4th GOAL ON 4th SHOT IN 2018

Sporting Kansas City forward Diego Rubio continued his remarkable record in 2018 when he slotted home the game-winning goal in last Saturday’s 1-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium. Rubio latched onto 16-year-old Gianluca Busio’s flicked pass and side-footed an effort beyond Joe Willis into the corner of the goal in the 74th minute to give SKC all three points.

Fontas advanced through from the B team to Barcelona’s 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 U-19, U-20 and U-21 levels and has also played for the Catalonia National Team.

Rubio, 25, has now taken four shots on the season across all of his appearances - both as a starter and as a substitute - and he has put all four on target, with all four resulting in goals. Seven players in MLS this season have a 100 percent conversion rate on their shots, though five have one goal on one shot, and one has two goals on two shots compared to Rubio’s four goals on four shots. In addition, all four of Rubio’s goals this season have come as a substitute.

CATCHING UP WITH OLD FRIENDS

Sporting Kansas City is set to see some familiar faces when the club heads to Southern California to take on Los Angeles Football Club at Banc of California Stadium on Saturday night.

Saturday’s game-winning strike from Rubio was Sporting KC’s 11th goal from a substitute in the 2018 MLS campaign, eclipsing the club’s previous single-season record of 10 that was set in 2002. Remarkably, each of the club’s last four substitute goals have come against the Dynamo, including a pair from Rubio himself. In the nine matches a substitute has scored this year, Sporting KC boasts a record of 7-1-1.

PLAYER/COACH Benny Feilhaber Latif Blessing Marc Dos Santos

Rubio joined Sporting KC on loan as a Young Designated Player from Spanish side Real Valladolid in early 2016, before suffering a torn ACL in October of that year after recording three goals and one assist in 20 appearances - mostly as a substitute. Upon his return from injury in June 2017, Rubio recorded seven goals and two assists in 20 further games in all competitions last year. Altogether, Rubio now has 14 goals and six assists in 54 games (27 starts) over the last two and a half years.

YEARS W/ SKC 2013-2017 2017 2016 (w/ SPR)

HONORS MLS Cup (2013), USOC (2015, 2017) USOC (2017) USL Western Conf. Champions (2016)

Feilhaber was also an MLS MVP candidate with Sporting KC in 2015 when he recorded 10 goals and 15 assists in MLS regular-season play. Feilhaber joined LAFC in a trade in early January, while Blessing was taken with the second pick in the expansion draft. Dos Santos, who coached Sporting KC’s USL affiliate in 2016, joined Bob Bradley’s staff as an assistant in early 2018. 3


Sporting KC Game Notes | August 11, 2018 at Los Angeles FC | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes VERMES ERA CONTINUES

SPORTING KANSAS CITY NEWS AND NOTES

LOOKING TO EXTEND PLAYOFF STREAK

Now in the midst of his 10th season at the helm of Sporting Kansas City, manager Peter Vermes is looking to guide his side to yet another postseason appearance and remain firmly in the hunt for silverware in 2018. With the 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamo on August 4, 2018, Vermes coached his 302nd regular-season match - becoming the alltime leader in games coached with one club in league history.

Sporting KC is looking to continue it’s impressive streak of postseason appearances after becoming just the sixth club in MLS history to make at least seven straight trips to the MLS Cup Playoffs, while Manager Peter Vermes is now just the fourth coach to lead the same team to seven straight playoff appearances. LONGEST MLS PLAYOFF STREAKS Club Seasons LA Galaxy 10 (1996-2005) Seattle Sounders FC 9 (2009-2017) *active LA Galaxy 8 (2009-2016) New York Red Bulls 8 (2010-2017) *active NE Revolution 8 (2002-2009) Real Salt Lake 7 (2008-2014) Sporting KC 7 (2011-2017) *active

Vermes is now the longest tenured coach that is actively coaching a team in Major League Soccer, having been in charge of Sporting KC since 2009 - one year longer than Ben Olsen has been running the show at D.C. United. Vermes became the longest tenured coach in MLS when former LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena took the U.S. National Team coaching gig in November 2016. 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 the legendary Sigi Schmid, who is currently at the helm of the LA Galaxy.

LONGEST MLS PLAYOFF STREAKS BY A COACH WITH THE SAME TEAM Coach Club Years Seasons Bruce Arena LA Galaxy 8 2009-2016 Steve Nicol NE Revolution 8 2002-2009 Peter Vermes Sporting KC 7 2011-2017 (active) Sigi Scmid Seattle Sounders 7 2009-2015 LA Galaxy 6 1999-2004 Jason Kreis Real Salt Lake 6 2008-2013

On a local level, Vermes’ 10 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. Vermes has compiled a 156-113-90 record in all competitions with Sporting KC, including a remarkable 20-6-3 mark in U.S. Open Cup contests. Vermes’ 125 wins in MLS regular-season action ranks third among all coaches in MLS history, trailing the Galaxy’s Schmid and Los Angeles FC’s Bob Bradley.

VERMES VERBATIM

See below for postgame reaction from Sporting KC Manager Peter Vermes following the 1-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium on August 4, 2018.

2026 WORLD CUP HEADING TO NORTH AMERICA

The United Bid of Canada, Mexico, and the United States was selected to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup on Wednesday, June 13 by the 68th FIFA Congress in Moscow. Kansas City is one of 23 Candidate Host Cities in the United Bid.

On his overall thoughts after the game: “I think it was a dangerous game, and what I mean by that is that I am very proud of my guys for keeping their emotions. We could have easily lost ourselves. We were very disciplined, not only tactically, but we were also very disciplined emotionally because this wasn’t an easy game to be that way. There is something that could happen, and we could have reacted poorly, but we didn’t. In that end, I am very proud of the guys. I think that was the difference in the game for us, to keep our emotions and to be disciplined in our tactics in the game.”

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, which will be expanded to a 48-team format.

On the performance of midfielder Gianluca Busio: “Man of the match for me. For a 16-year old to play in a game like this at the level that he did consistently for 90 minutes, he took some shots, physically, but he never got rattled, and he easily could have. For me, he was the man of the match. Not only because he was 16, but because he played very well in the game. He was mature for a 16-year old. He has a bright future.”

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.

On starting midfielder Gianluca Busio: First of all, I think he has been playing very well. A while back we played him in the (Lamar Hunt U.S.) Open Cup against Salt Lake and I think he got his feet wet in the way that isn’t just throwing him in a game where you are winning 3-0 with three minutes to go; that’s experience, but it does not result in reactive experience. The Open Cup game was that, but it’s still not an MLS game. He has been in form, and I just felt that we needed another quality player on the ball in the midfield, because we knew we could keep the ball. It ended up being that way even more so because we went up a man, and then we could keep the ball. I think he was good with the ball and played between the lines in an intelligent way. He was very confident to turn and go at the back four, which cause them a lot of problems.”

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.

INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENTS RETURN TO CMP

On Wednesday, May 16, it was announced that Children’s Mercy Park will host international tournaments over the next two summers. On July 26, the U.S. Women’s National Team returned to Kansas City to beat Japan 4-2 in the Tournament of Nations, with Australia also topping Brazil 3-1 as part of a doubleheader. Then, next summer, the CONCACAF Gold Cup comes back to KC for the first time since 2015 for a doubleheader in 2019. The teams and schedules for that tournament will be announced at a later date.

On his game plan: “The biggest thing for us is that we think that having the ball is important for us and our game. Having possession is big as well. There is no doubt that you have to be very careful of the four guys up front for Houston because they are excellent in the counter and they can kill you if you are not paying attention. I have to give a lot of credit defensively because we were very organized from behind when we did go forward, and when we didn’t do, we didn’t lose our concentration of where their guys were in the position where they were ready for the when the ball went they could counter. Our defense did very well in keeping us disciplined and balanced in the game.”

The U.S. WNT has now played in Kansas City eight times since its inaugural visit in 1999. Children’s Mercy Park played host to its fourth U.S WNT contest, having also welcomed crowds for a 1-1 friendly draw against Canada in 2011, a 1-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago in the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship, and a 4-0 friendly victory over Costa Rica in 2016.

On the message for the veteran players: “To keep everybody focused on one thing, which was the result. We couldn’t have reactions; we couldn’t be caught in anything else besides playing soccer. This is a soccer game, not a boxing match, and we need to be a focus on that piece.”

The world-class home of Sporting Kansas City is one of 15 venues across 13 U.S. cities that will welcome the 2019 edition of the expanded CONCACAF Gold Cup, which will feature a record 16 nations next summer from June 14-July 7. The biennial tournament is the premier international competition of the North, Central American and Caribbean region, helping determine Concacaf’s representative at the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup.

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Sporting KC Game Notes | August 11, 2018 at Los Angeles FC | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes ALL-TIME U.S. OPEN CUP RESULTS

ALL-TIME REGULAR SEASON SERIES LEADERS

Sporting KC MLS record vs. Los Angeles FC: 0-0-0 Home games: 0-0-0 (0 GF, 0 GA) Road games: 0-0-0 (0 GF, 0 GA)

SPORTING KANSAS CITY

Date Score Result Location Saturday’s match is the first-ever meeting between Sporting Kansas City and Los Angeles FC.

LAFC

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

GOALS ASSISTS SHOTS SHOTS ON GOAL FOULS COMMITTED FOULS SUFFERED

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

WINS LOSSES SHUTOUTS SAVES GOALS ALLOWED

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

ALL-TIME REGULAR SEASON GAME HIGHS SPORTING KANSAS CITY

LAFC

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

GOALS ASSISTS SHOTS SHOTS ON GOAL FOULS COMMITTED FOULS SUFFERED

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

N/A N/A

SAVES GOALS ALLOWED

N/A N/A

ALL-TIME REGULAR SEASON SERIES STATS SPORTING KANSAS CITY Category 1 2 OT Total Goals 0 0 0 0 Shots 0 0 0 0 Shots on Goal 0 0 0 0 Fouls 0 0 0 0 Offsides 0 0 0 0 Corner Kicks 0 0 0 0

LAFC Category 1 2 OT Total Goals 0 0 0 0 Shots 0 0 0 0 Shots on Goal 0 0 0 0 Fouls 0 0 0 0 Offsides 0 0 0 0 Corner Kicks 0 0 0 0

GOALS SCORED IN SERIES BY INTERVAL 1-15

KC 0 LAFC 0

115

16-30

31-45

0 0

CHILDREN’S MERCY PARK BY THE NUMBERS

19,488

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

ALL-TIME AVERAGE MLS ATTENDANCE 136 MLS matches since 2011 (including postseason)

SPORTING KC MATCHES PLAYED 130 MLS regular season, 6 MLS postseason, 19 Open Cup, 7 CCL, 5 friendlies

PERCENT CAPACITY IN MLS MATCHES 136 MLS matches since 2011 Seating capacity: 18,467

167

0 0

105.6 5

46-60

0 0

61-75

0 0

76-90

0 0

OT

0 0

Total

0 0

92

SPORTING KC MATCHES WON

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

286

SPORTING KC GOALS SCORED in 167 matches played at the stadium


Sporting KC Game Notes | August 11, 2018 at Los Angeles FC | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes SPORTING KANSAS CITY TRANSACTION TRACKER Players In

Players Out

Kenwyne Jones (Trade - Dec. 10, 2017)

Cameron Iwasa (Option Declined - Nov. 27, 2017)

Alexander Tambakis (Trade - Dec. 10, 2017)

Soni Mustivar (Option Declined - Nov. 27, 2017)

Khiry Shelton (Trade - Dec. 14, 2017)

Erik Palmer-Brown (Out of Contract - Nov. 27, 2017)

Yohan Croizet (Transfer - Dec. 15, 2017)

Cameron Porter (Retired - Nov. 27, 2017)

Zach Wright (Signed as Homegrown Player - Jan. 17, 2018)

Kevin Oliveira (Trade - Dec. 10, 2017)

Emiliano Amor (Loan - Jan. 18, 2018)

Tyler Pasher (Trade - Dec. 10, 2017)

Matt Lewis (Signed as Homegrown Player - Jan. 22, 2018)

Latif Blessing (Expansion Draft - Dec. 12, 2017)

Johnny Russell (Transfer - Jan. 31, 2018)

Saad Abdul-Salaam (Trade - Dec. 14, 2017)

Felipe Gutierrez (Signing - Feb. 6, 2018)

Kenwyne Jones (Retired - Dec. 31, 2017)

Eric Dick (SuperDraft - Feb. 15, 2018)

Alexander Tambakis (Option Declined - Dec. 31, 2017)

Graham Smith (SuperDraft - Feb. 15, 2018)

Benny Feilhaber (Trade - Jan. 3, 2018)

Brad Evans (Signed as Free Agent - Feb. 20, 2018)

Andrew Dykstra (Trade - Feb. 8, 2018)

Wan Kuzain Wan Kamal (Signed as Homegrown Player - April 13, 2018)

Soony Saad (Waived - Feb. 8, 2018)

Krisztian Nemeth (Trade - Aug. 6, 2018)

Kevin Ellis (Waived - Feb. 27, 2018)

Andreu Fontas (Signing - Aug. 8, 2018)

Zach Wright (Waived - Feb. 27, 2018) James Musa (Waived - March 1, 2018) Matt Lewis (Waived - June 27, 2018) Emiliano Amor (Contract Termination - Aug. 8, 2018)

SPORTING KANSAS CITY TRANSACTION TIMELINE DATE IN/OUT DETAILS Nov. 27: OUT Sporting KC declines options on D Tyler Pasher, M Soni Mustivar, M Kevin Oliveira and F Cameron Iwasa. Additionally, D Erik Palmer-Brown and F Cameron Porter (later retires) are out of contract. Dec. 10: IN/OUT Sporting KC acquires GK Alexander Tambakis and F Kenwyne Jones from Atlanta United FC (MLS) in exchange for D Tyler Pasher and M Kevin Oliveira. Dec. 12: OUT Sporting KC has F Latif Blessing selected by Los Angeles Football Club (MLS) in the MLS Expansion Draft. Dec. 14: IN/OUT Sporting KC acquires F Khiry Shelton from New York City FC (MLS) in exchange for D Saad Abdul-Salaam. Dec. 15: IN Sporting KC signs M Yohan Croizet as a Designated Player in a transfer from KV Mechelen (Belgium). Dec. 31: OUT Sporting KC has F Kenwyne Jones retire and declines option on GK Alexander Tambakis. Jan. 3: OUT Sporting KC acquires $400,000 in Allocation Money from Los Angeles Football Club (MLS) in exchange for M Benny Feilhaber. Jan. 17: IN Sporting KC signs F Zach Wright as a Homegrown Player from the University of North Carolina (NCAA). Jan. 18: IN Sporting KC signs D Emiliano Amor on loan from from Velez Sarsfield (Argentina) Jan. 22: IN Sporting KC signs D Matt Lewis as a Homegrown Player from Fordham University (NCAA). Jan. 31: IN Sporting KC acquires F Johnny Russell in a transfer from Derby County FC (England). Feb. 6: IN Sporting KC signs M Felipe Gutierrez as a Designated Player. Feb. 8: OUT Sporting KC acquires a 2020 MLS SuperDraft Second Round Pick from the Colorado Rapids (MLS) in exchange for GK Andrew Dykstra. Feb. 8: OUT Sporting KC waives F Soony Saad. Feb. 13: IN/OUT Sporting KC acquires $100,000 in General Allocation Money from the Colorado Rapids (MLS) in exchange for a 2018 international roster spot. Feb. 15: IN Sporting KC signs MLS SuperDraft First-Round selections GK Eric Dick and D Graham Smith. Feb. 20: IN Sporting KC signs D/M Brad Evans as a free agent. Feb. 27: OUT Sporting KC waives D Kevin Ellis and F Zach Wright. March 1: OUT Sporting KC waives M James Musa. April 13: IN Sporting KC signs M Wan Kuzain Wan Kamal as a Homegrown player from the Swope Park Rangers (USL). June 27: OUT Sporting KC waives D Matt Lewis. Aug. 6: IN Sporting KC acquires F Krisztian Nemeth from New England Revolution (MLS) in exchange for $250,000 in Targeted Allocation Money, $100,000 in General Allocation Money and a natural first-round pick in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft. Aug. 8: IN/OUT Sporting KC signs D Andreu Fontas and mutually agrees to part ways with D Emiliano Amor.

CONSTRUCTING SPORTING KANSAS CITY Year

MLS SuperDraft

2009

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

Signings

2011

Trades

Homegrown Players

Swope Park Rangers

Seth Sinovic (5/10/11)

2013

Jimmy Medranda (8/9/13)

2015

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

2016

Ike Opara (12/12/12)

Diego Rubio (3/8/16)

Daniel Salloi (1/13/16)

2017

Colton Storm (14th)

Gerso Fernandes (1/4/17) Ilie Sanchez (1/13/17) Cristian Lobato (6/29/17)

Gianluca Busio (8/25/17)

2018

Eric Dick (13th) Graham Smith (18th)

Yohan Croizet (12/15/17) Johnny Russell (1/31/18) Felipe Gutierrez (2/6/18) Brad Evans (2/20/18) Andreu Fontas (8/8/18)

Khiry Shelton (12/14/17) Krisztian Nemeth (8/6/18)

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

Adrian Zendejas (12/2/16) Amer Didic (5/31/17) Kharlton Belmar (9/15/17)

MLS Re-Entry Draft


Sporting KC Game Notes | August 11, 2018 at Los Angeles FC | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes SPORTING KANSAS CITY 2018 SCHEDULE AND RESULTS DATE

OPPONENT

COMPETITION

TIME (CT) / RESULT

TV / SCORERS

SUNDAY, MARCH 4

NEW YORK CITY FC

MLS

L

0-2

--

Saturday, March 10

at Chicago Fire

MLS

W

4-3

Gutierrez (2), Russell, Medranda

SATURDAY, MARCH 17

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES

MLS

W

3-2

Ilie, Zusi, Gutierrez

Saturday, March 24

at Colorado Rapids

MLS

T

2-2

Gutierrez, Rubio

SATURDAY, MARCH 31

D.C. UNITED

MLS

W

1-0

Gutierrez

Sunday, April 8

at LA Galaxy

MLS

W

2-0

Salloi, Russell

SUNDAY, APRIL 15

SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC

MLS

T

2-2

Ilie, Zusi

FRIDAY, APRIL 20

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC

MLS

W

6-0

Russell (3), Medranda, Lobato, Croizet

Saturday, April 28

at New England Revolution

MLS

L

0-1

--

SATURDAY, MAY 5

COLORADO RAPIDS

MLS

W

1-0

Salloi

Wednesday, May 9

at Atlanta United FC

MLS

W

2-0

Salloi, Fernandes

Sunday, May 20

at Minnesota United FC

MLS

T

1-1

Shelton

SUNDAY, MAY 27

COLUMBUS CREW SC

MLS

T

0-0

--

SUNDAY, JUNE 3

MINNESOTA UNITED FC

MLS

W

4-1

Salloi, Kuzain, Lobato, Rubio

Wednesday, June 6

at Real Salt Lake

U.S. Open Cup

W

2-0

Russell, Belmar

Saturday, June 9

at Portland Timbers

MLS

T

0-0

--

SATURDAY, JUNE 16

FC DALLAS

U.S. OPEN CUP

W

3-2

Salloi (2), Croizet

SATURDAY, JUNE 23

HOUSTON DYNAMO

MLS

W

3-2

Salloi, Rubio, Shelton

Saturday, June 30

at Montreal Impact

MLS

L

0-2

--

Wednesday, July 4

at Real Salt Lake

MLS

L

2-4

Salloi, Opara

SATURDAY, JULY 7

TORONTO FC

MLS

T

2-2

Ilie, Russell

Saturday, July 14

at New York Red Bulls

MLS

L

2-3

Russell, Espinoza

Wednesday, July 18

at Houston Dynamo

U.S. Open Cup

L

2-4

Russell, Croizet

SATURDAY, JULY 28

FC DALLAS

MLS

L

2-3

Fernandes, Salloi

Saturday, August 4

at Houston Dynamo

MLS

W

1-0

Rubio

Saturday, August 11

at Los Angeles FC

MLS

9:30

FOX Sports KC

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

PORTLAND TIMBERS

MLS

7:30

FOX SPORTS KC PLUS

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25

MINNESOTA UNITED FC

MLS

7:30

FOX SPORTS KC PLUS

Saturday, September 1

at Seattle Sounders FC

MLS

3:00

FOX Sports KC

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

ORLANDO CITY SC

MLS

7:30

FOX SPORTS KC PLUS

Saturday, September 15

at San Jose Earthquakes

MLS

9:30

FOX Sports KC

Sunday, September 23

at Philadelphia Union

MLS

12:00

ESPN

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

REAL SALT LAKE

MLS

4:00

FOX SPORTS 1

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6

LA GALAXY

MLS

7:30

FOX SPORTS KC

Wednesday, October 17

at Vancouver Whitecaps FC

MLS

9:00

FOX Sports KC

Sunday, October 21

at FC Dallas

MLS

4:00

TBD

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28

LOS ANGELES FC

MLS

3:30

FOX SPORTS KC

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Sporting KC Game Notes | August 11, 2018 at Los Angeles FC | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes 2018 REFEREE LOG (MLS REGULAR SEASON) REFEREE

RECORD

SKC FOULS

OPP. FOULS

SKC YC

OPP. YC

SKC RC

OPP. RC

SKC PK

OPP. PK

Mark Geiger

1-1-0

21

24

1

4

0

2

0

0

Jose Carlos Rivero 1-0-1

28

21

4

4

0

0

1

0

Allen Chapman

1-0-0

9

8

1

1

0

0

1

0

Sorin Stoica

0-1-1

32

28

7

5

2

0

0

2

Baldomero Toledo

1-0-0

9

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

Robert Sibiga

1-0-1

12

21

2

3

0

1

0

1

Drew Fischer

1-1-1

35

27

4

9

0

1

1

0

Kevin Stott

1-1-0

17

15

2

2

0

2

1

0

Dave Gantar

0-1-0

10

11

1

2

0

0

0

0

Armando Villarreal

1-0-0

15

18

1

3

0

0

0

0

Jair Marrufo

0-0-1

13

13

2

2

0

0

0

0

Chris Penso

1-0-1

26

25

3

7

0

3

0

0

Alan Kelly

1-0-0

8

14

1

3

0

1

0

0

Ted Unkel

0-1-0

12

10

2

2

0

0

0

1

2018 VIDEO ASSISTANT REFEREE LOG (MLS REGULAR SEASON) DATE REFEREE VAR March 4 vs. NYC Mark Geiger Jon Freemon

INCIDENT SKC Penalty Awarded

DECISION Overturned, No Penalty

March 4 vs. NYC

Mark Geiger

Jon Freemon

NYC Foul Not Called

Overturned, Red Card

April 15 vs. SEA

Drew Fischer

Geoff Gamble

SEA Penalty Awarded

Overturned, No Penalty

April 20 vs. VAN

Kevin Stott

Edvin Jurisevic

SKC & VAN Brawl

VAN Shown Two Red Cards

April 28 at NE

Dave Gantar

Geoff Gamble

NE Goal Confusion

NE Goal Awarded

May 9 at ATL

Mark Geiger

Edvin Jurisevic

ATL Goal Awarded

Overturned, No Goal

May 27 vs. CLB

Robert Sibiga

Jorge Gonzalez

CLB Foul Not Called

Overturned, Red Card

July 14 at NY

Kevin Stott

Matt Franz

NY Goal Disallowed

Overturned, Goal Awarded

Aug. 4 at HOU

Chris Penso

Daniel Radford

SKC & HOU Brawl

HOU Shown Additional Red Card

SKC’s Salloi fouled in the box by Chanot, Geiger awards a penalty kick. After reviewing the play, the penalty kick is overturned.

SKC’s Fernandes bundled over when through on goal by Chanot, no foul given. After reviewing the play, Chanot is given a straight red card for DOGSO.

SKC’s Medranda is called for a handball in the area, Fischer awards penalty kick. After reviewing the play, the penalty kick is overturned.

Brawl breaks out following Waston tackle on Espinoza. After reviewing the incident, Stott shows red cards to VAN’s Juarez and Reyna.

NE’s Bunbury fires the ball into the net from an offside position. After listening to advice from his VAR, Gantar allows the goal as Espinoza is deemed to have had the last touch.

ATL’s Martinez scores from an offside position after the ball deflects into his path off Medranda. After reviewing the play, Geiger overturns his initial decision and awards an offside.

CLB’s Higuain flies into a challenge high with studs showing on Espinoza, but Sibiga waves play on. After Reviewing the play, Sibiga shows red card to Higuain.

The flag goes up on NY’s Bradley Wright-Phillips before he puts the ball in the net. After reviewing the play and seeing that Wright-Phillips was not offside, Stott awards the goal.

Brawl breaks out following Rubio tackle on Machado, resulting in red card for Ceren. After reviewing the incident, Stott shows additional red card to Elis.

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Sporting KC Game Notes | August 11, 2018 at Los Angeles FC | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes SPORTING KC MISCELLANEOUS STATS 2018 Record When... Scoring first goal Conceding first goal Leading at halftime Tied at halftime Trailing at halftime

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

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

0-3-2 3-0-1 2-3-3 2-0-0 3-0-0 6-0-2 1-1-1 2-2-3 1-2-0 0-1-0

Wearing Sporting blue Wearing black metallic Wearing Parley

2-4-6 7-2-0 1-0-0

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

8-0-0 1-1-4 1-5-2

Outshooting opponent Outshot by opponent Shots even

9-3-5 1-3-1 0-0-0

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

SPORTING KC IN 2018 (MLS REGULAR SEASON) 0-0-0 1-0-1 3-2-2 6-4-3

Quickest Goal... Felipe Gutierrez (3/31 vs. DC) - 3rd Minute Quickest Goal Against... Mauro Manotas (6/23 vs. HOU) - 2nd Minute Game-winning goals after 75’...

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

3-1-1 20-10-10 2-1-1 45-37-16 2-0-2 38-46-27 2-1-1 43-30-26 0-3-1 51-38-28 1-0-0 42-51-17 0-0-0 32-39-18 0-0-0 21-17-17

Game-tying goals after 75’...

Shutouts 6-0-2 One-goal games 6-3-0 On ESPN/ESPN2 On FOX/FS1 On FSKC

0-1-1 2-1-1 8-4-4

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

0-0-2 10-6-4

With red card for With red card against

0-1-0 5-1-1

Temperature 75 & up Temperature below 75

4-4-2 6-2-4

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

1-0-1 0-1-1 8-2-4 1-3-0

vs. Western Conference vs. Eastern Conference

7-2-4 3-4-2

On grass On turf

9-5-4 1-1-2

Marc Rzatkowski (7/14 at NY) - 79th Minute

Game-tying goals against after 75’...

N/A

Red Cards...

Daniel Salloi (7/4 at RSL) - 90th Minute Roger Espinoza (7/4 at RSL) - 94+ Minute

Red Cards Against...

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

Maxime Chanot (3/4 vs. NYC) - 88th Minute Efrain Juarez (4/20 vs. VAN) - 40th Minute Yordy Reyna (4/20 vs. VAN) - 40th Minute Brad Guzan (5/9 at ATL) - 34th Minute Federico Higuain (5/27 vs. CLB) - 51+ Minute Maximiano (6/3 vs. MIN) - 63rd Minute Eric Alexander (6/23 vs. HOU) - 87th Minute Alejandro Fuenmayor (8/4 at HOU) - 14th Minute Darwin Ceren (8/4 at HOU) - 94+ Minute Alberth Elis (8/4 at HOU) 98+ Minute

Penalty Kicks...

Regular Season Home and Away Overall All-time 2018 at home All-time at home 2018 on road All-time on road

Diego Rubio (3/24 at COL) - 91+ Minute Graham Zusi (4/15 vs. SEA) - 78th Minute

Game-winning goals against after 75’...

Regular Season Team-By-Team (in 2018) vs. Atlanta United FC vs. Chicago Fire vs. Colorado Rapids vs. Columbus Crew SC vs. D.C. United vs. FC Dallas vs. Houston Dynamo 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

Felipe Gutierrez (3/10 at CHI) - 86th Minute Khiry Shelton (6/23 vs. HOU) - 88th Minute

292-268-159 6-2-3 192-94-73 4-4-3 100-174-86

Ilie Sanchez (3/17 vs. SJ) - Scored on Andrew Tarbell Ilie Sanchez (4/15 vs. SEA) - Scored on Stefan Frei Ilie Sanchez (4/20 vs. VAN) - Saved by Stefan Marinovic Ilie Sanchez (7/7 vs. TOR) - Scored on Alex Bono

Penalty Kicks Against...

Gyasi Zardes (5/27 vs. CLB) - Saved by Tim Melia Alejandro Silva (6/30 at MTL) - Scored on Tim Melia Albert Rusnak (7/4 at RSL) - Saved by Tim Melia Luis Silva (7/4 at RSL) - Scored on Tim Melia

Penalty Kicks Earned...

Johnny Russell (3/17 vs. SJ) - 25th Minute Johnny Russell (4/15 vs. SEA) - 34th Minute Johnny Russell (4/20 vs. VAN) - 51+ Minute Gerso Fernandes (7/7 vs. TOR) - 57th Minute

Youngest Goalscorer... Oldest Goalscorer... Youngest Starter... Youngest to play in a game... Oldest Starter... Oldest to play in a game...

Kuzain (6/3 vs. MIN) - 19 years and 262 days Roger Espinoza (7/14 at NY) - 31 years and 262 days Gianluca Busio (8/4 at HOU) - 16 years and 68 days Gianluca Busio (7/28 vs. FCD) - 16 years and 61 days Tim Melia (8/4 at HOU) - 32 years and 81 days Tim Melia (8/4 at HOU) - 32 years and 81 days

2018 MLS REGULAR SEASON TEAM STATS GOALS 1 2 TOTAL SPORTING KC 15 25 40 OPPONENT 16 14 30

SHOTS 1 2 TOTAL SPORTING KC 161 216 377 OPPONENT 119 143 262

SHOTS ON GOAL 1 2 TOTAL SPORTING KC 41 85 126 OPPONENT 46 55 101

FOULS 1 2 TOTAL SPORTING KC 110 137 247 OPPONENT 128 112 240

OFFSIDES 1 2 TOTAL SPORTING KC 11 13 24 OPPONENT 27 33 60

CORNER KICKS 1 2 TOTAL SPORTING KC 61 78 139 OPPONENT 34 47 81

CAUTIONS 1 2 TOTAL SPORTING KC 9 22 31 OPPONENT 20 27 47

EJECTIONS 1 2 TOTAL SPORTING KC 0 2 2 OPPONENT 5 5 10

PK’S (MADE/ATTEMPTED) 1 2 TOTAL SPORTING KC 2/3 1/1 3/4 OPPONENT 0/1 2/3 2/4

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 292 268 159 17 21 8 30 16 7 10 12 9 349 317 183

HOME GF GA 1002 951 59 61 108 63 39 45 1208 1120

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

W L T 192 94 73 14 3 3 21 7 3 6 4 5 233 108 84

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AWAY GF GA 606 422 35 15 72 30 20 13 733 480

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

W L T 100 174 86 2 17 5 9 9 4 4 8 3 115 208 98

GF GA 396 529 21 43 36 33 19 32 472 637

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 | August 11, 2018 at Los Angeles FC | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes SPORTING KC STARTERS BY POSITION (2018 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 Khiry Shelton 13 Daniel Salloi 5 Diego Rubio 3 Yohan Croizet 1

Left forward

Daniel Salloi 14 Gerso Fernandes 6 Johnny Russell 2

Right forward Johnny Russell 16 Yohan Croizet 3 Gerso Fernandes 2 Cristian Lobato 1

Left-center midfielder

Right-center midfielder

Yohan Croizet 10 Felipe Gutierrez 6 Wan Kuzain Wan Kamal 3 Gianluca Busio Roger Espinoza 1 Jimmy Medranda 1

Roger Espinoza 19 Yohan Croizet 2 Felipe Gutierrez 1

Defensive midfielder Ilie 22

Left back

Jimmy Medranda 7 Seth Sinovic 7 Jaylin Lindsey 6 Cristian Lobato 2

Left center back

Right center back

Matt Besler 19 Emiliano Amor 2 Graham Smith 1

Ike Opara 20 Emiliano Amor 1 Graham Smith 1

Goalkeeper Tim Melia 22

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Right back

Graham Zusi 22


Sporting KC Game Notes | August 11, 2018 at Los Angeles FC | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes SPORTING KC 2018 REGULAR-SEASON BOX SCORES March 4, 2018: Sporting KC 0-2 New York City FC MLS Regular Season | Children’s Mercy Park | Kansas City, KS Attendance: 20,831 Weather: Cloudy and 58 degrees Sporting KC (0-1-0, 0 pts.) New York City FC (1-0-0, 3 pts.) Sporting KC GK Melia D Zusi D Opara D Besler (C) D Lobato (Medranda 73’) M Ilie M Espinoza M Gutierrez F Croizet (Fernandes 57’) F Rubio (Salloi 62’) F Russell

1 2 F 0 0 0 1 1 2

New York City FC GK Johnson D Tinnerholm D Chanot D Callens D Sweat M Ring M Herrera M Medina (Tajouri 69’) M Moralez (Ibeagha 89’) M Wallace F Villa (C) (Matarrita 85’)

March 10, 2018: Chicago Fire 3-4 Sporting KC MLS Regular Season | Toyota Park | Bridgeview, IL Attendance: 14,021 Weather: Partly Cloudy and 37 degrees 1 2 F 2 2 4 0 3 3

Sporting KC (1-1-0, 3 pts.) Chicago Fire (0-1-0, 0 pts.) Sporting KC GK Melia D Zusi D Opara D Besler (C) D Sinovic (Medranda 69’) M Ilie M Espinoza M Gutierrez F Russell (Croizet 93+) F Shelton (Fernandes 55’) F Salloi

Chicago Fire GK Sanchez D Polster (Corrales 93+) D Kappelhof D Dean (Collier 88’) D Vincent M McCarty (C) M Tchani M Solignac M Schweinsteiger M Katai (Ellis 85’) F Nikolic

March 17, 2018: Sporting KC 3-2 San Jose Earthquakes MLS Regular Season | Children’s Mercy Park | Kansas City, KS Attendance: 18,868 Weather: Partly Cloudy and 46 degrees Sporting KC (2-1-0, 6 pts.) San Jose Earthquakes (1-1-0, 3 pts.)

1 2 F 1 2 3 1 1 2

Sporting KC San Jose Earthquakes GK Melia GK Tarbell D Zusi D Lima D Opara D Quintana D Besler (C) D Cummings D Sinovic D Salinas (Alashe 82’) M Ilie M Eriksson M Espinoza (Medranda 93+) M Godoy M Gutierrez M Jungwirth (Yueill 74’) F Russell M Vako F Shelton (Croizet 82’) F Hoesen (Amarikwa 82’) F Salloi (Fernandes 87’) F Wondolowski (C)

Subs not used: Subs not used: Zendejas (GK) Stuver (GK) Amor Abdul-Salaam Lindsey Awuah Sinovic McNamara

Subs not used: Subs not used: Zendejas (GK) Cleveland (GK) Amor Adams Lindsey Bronico Lobato Bakero

Subs not used: Subs not used: Dick (GK) Bersano (GK) Amor Affolter Lindsey Ockford Lobato Thompson

Scoring Summary: NYC - Maxi Moralez 1 (David Villa 1, Jesus Medina 1) 32’ NYC - Jesus Medina 1 (Ben Sweat 1, Yangel Herrera 1) 53’

Scoring Summary: SKC - Felipe Gutierrez 1 (Unassisted) 9’ SKC - Johnny Russell 1 (Daniel Salloi 1, Roger Espinoza 1) 44’ CHI - Aleksander Katai 1 (Bastian Schweinsteiger 1) 70’ CHI - Nemanja Nikolic 1 (Unassisted) 74’ CHI - Nemanja Nikolic 2 (Brandon Vincent 1, Matt Polster) 82’ SKC - Jimmy Medranda 1 (Unassisted) 83’ SKC - Felipe Gutierrez 2 (Daniel Salloi 2, Johnny Russell 1) 86’

Scoring Summary: SKC - Ilie 1 (Penalty Kick) 25’ SJ - Vako 1 (Unassisted) 34’ SKC - Graham Zusi 1 (Roger Espinoza 2) 56’ SKC - Felipe Gutierrez 3 (Daniel Salloi 3, Johnny Russell 2) 68’ SJ - Chris Wondolowski 1 (Magnus Eriksson 1) 91+

Misconduct Summary: NYC - Jesus Medina (Yellow Card; Not Retreating) 23’ NYC - Alexander Ring (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 34’ NYC - Sean Johnson (Yellow Card; Delaying Restart) 59’ NYC - Maxime Chanot (Red Card; DOGSO) 88’ Stats Summary Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

SKC 18 (3) 3 8 3 9

NYC 11 (5) 3 14 2 3

March 24, 2018: Colorado Rapids 2-2 Sporting KC MLS Regular Season | Dick’s Sporting Goods Park | Commerce City, CO Attendance: 17,424 Weather: Cloudy and 61 degrees 1 2 F 0 2 2 2 0 2

Sporting KC (2-1-1, 7 pts.) Colorado Rapids (0-1-1, 1 pt.) Sporting KC GK Melia D Zusi D Opara D Besler (C) D Sinovic (Meranda 46’) M Ilie M Espinoza M Gutierrez F Croizet (Gerso 61’) F Shelton F Russell (Rubio 88’)

Colorado Rapids GK Howard (C) D Wynne D Wilson D Smith M Hairston M Blomberg (Boateng 58’) M Price M Martinez M Vako F Mason (Jackson 64’) F Badji (McBean 84’)

Subs not used: Subs not used: Zendejas (GK) MacMath (GK) Amor Watts Lindsey Azira Lobato Serna Scoring Summary: COL - Dominique Badji 1 (Edgar Castillo 1, Jack Price 1) 5’ COL - Joe Mason 1 (Tommy Smith 1) 8’ SKC - Felipe Gutierrez 4 (Unassisted) 57’ SKC - Diego Rubio 1 (Khiry Shelton 1, Gerso Fernandes 1) 91+ Misconduct Summary: COL - Jack Price (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 15’ COL - Niki Jackson (Yellow Card; Delaying Restart) 65’ COL - Tim Howard (Yellow Card; Delaying Restart) 79’ SKC - Ilie Sanchez (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 93+ Stats Summary Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

SKC 20 (9) 0 15 1 7

COL 8 (2) 7 12 1 0

Misconduct Summary: SKC - Tim Melia (Yellow Card; Delaying Restart) 33’ CHI - Johan Kappelhof (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 36’ CHI - Bastian Schweinsteiger (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 50’ SKC - Ilie (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 56’ Stats Summary Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

SKC 16 (8) 3 18 1 4

CHI 13 (6) 4 9 4 3

March 31, 2018: Sporting KC 1-0 D.C. United MLS Regular Season | Children’s Mercy Park | Kansas City, KS Attendance: 18,624 Weather: Cloudy and 45 degrees Sporting KC (3-1-1, 10 pts.) D.C. United (0-3-2, 2 pts.)

1 2 F 1 0 0 0 0 0

Sporting KC GK Melia D Zusi D Opara D Besler (C) D Medranda M Ilie M Espinoza M Gutierrez (Croizet 53’) F Russell F Shelton F Salloi (Fernandes 77’)

D.C. United GK Ousted D DeLeon D Brillant D Birnbaum (C) D Mora (Kelly 87’) M Durkin M Segura (Stieber 77’) M Arriola (Mullins 81’) M Acosta M Asad F Mattocks

Misconduct Summary: SKC - Daniel Salloi (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 21’ SJ - Yefferson Quintana (Yellow Card; Dissent) 39’ Stats Summary Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

SKC 13 (4) 2 9 0 12

SJ 11 (4) 1 8 4 3

April 8, 2018: LA Galaxy 0-2 Sporting KC MLS Regular Season | StubHub Center | Carson, CA Attendance: 25,846 Weather: Sunny and 70 degrees 1 2 F 0 2 2 0 0 0

Sporting KC (4-1-1, 13 pts.) LA Galaxy (2-2-1, 7 pts.) Sporting KC GK Melia D Zusi D Opara D Besler (C) D Medranda M Ilie M Espinoza M Croizet (Sinovic 70’) F Russell (Fernandes 88’) F Shelton F Salloi

LA Galaxy GK Bingham D Feltscher D Steres D Skjelvik D Cole (C) M Kitchen M J. dos Santos M Pontius M Alessandrini (Lletget 67’) M Boateng (Ibrahimovic 62’) F Kamara

Subs not used: Subs not used: Zendejas (GK) Clark (GK) Didic Odoi-Atsem Lindsey Opare Sinovic Harkes Rubio

Subs not used: Subs not used: Zendejas (GK) Vom Steeg (GK) Amor Ciani Lindsey Romney Lobato Carrasco Rubio Husidic

Scoring Summary: SKC - Felipe Gutierrez 5 (Khiry Shelton 2) 3’

Scoring Summary: SKC - Daniel Salloi 1 (Unassisted) 56’ SKC - Johnny Russell 2 (Roger Espinoza 3) 61’

Misconduct Summary: None Stats Summary Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

SKC 22 (5) 3 9 3 10

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DC 13 (3) 4 6 2 5

Misconduct Summary: LA - Daniel Steres (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 55’ LA - Jonathan dos Santos (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 77’ SKC - Roger Espinoza (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 82’ Stats Summary Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

SKC 13 (4) 10 5 1 6

LA 22 (10) 2 11 2 5


Sporting KC Game Notes | August 11, 2018 at Los Angeles FC | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes SPORTING KC 2018 REGULAR-SEASON BOX SCORES April 15, 2018: Sporting KC 2-2 Seattle Sounders FC MLS Regular Season | Children’s Mercy Park | Kansas City, KS Attendance: 18,508 Weather: Light Snow and 32 degrees Sporting KC (4-1-2, 14 pts.) Seattle Sounders FC (0-3-1, 1 pt.) Sporting KC GK Melia D Zusi D Opara D Besler (C) D Medranda M Ilie M Espinoza M Croizet (Lobato 74’) F Russell (Fernandes 85’) F Shelton F Salloi

1 2 F 1 1 2 1 1 2

Seattle Sounders FC GK Frei D McCrary D Torres D Marshall D Tolo M Svensson M C. Roldan M Bwana (Alonso 68’) M Lodeiro (C) M A. Roldan (Eikrem 88’) F Bruin

Subs not used: Subs not used: Zendejas (GK) Meredith (GK) Amor Alfaro Lindsey Delem Sinovic Wingo Rubio Neagle Scoring Summary: SKC - Ilie Sanchez 2 (Penalty Kick) 34’ SEA - Will Bruin 1 (Chad Marshall 1, Nicolas Lodeiro 1) 48+ SEA - Cristian Roldan 1 (Will Bruin 1, Alex Roldan 1) 73’ SKC - Graham Zusi 2 (Jimmy Medranda 1) 78’ Misconduct Summary: SEA - Jordan McCrary (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 24’ SEA - Cristian Roldan (Yellow Card; Dissent) 44’ SKC - Roger Espinoza (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 53’ SEA - Osvaldo Alonso (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 85’ SKC - Jimmy Medranda (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 97+ Stats Summary Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

SKC 12 (8) 1 13 0 3

SEA 10 (3) 6 7 5 0

May 5, 2018: Sporting KC 1-0 Colorado Rapids MLS Regular Season | Children’s Mercy Park | Kansas City, KS Attendance: 20,553 Weather: Sunny and 78 degrees 1 2 F 1 0 1 0 0 0

Sporting KC (6-2-2, 20 pts.) Colorado Rapids (2-4-2, 8 pts.) Sporting KC GK Melia D Zusi D Opara D Besler (C) D Lobato (Croizet 71’) M Ilie M Espinoza M Medranda (Sinovic 81’) F Russell (Fernandes 88’) F Shelton F Salloi

Colorado Rapids GK Howard (C) D Wynne D Wilson D Smith M Colvey (Serna 79’) M Nicholson (Boli 67’) M Price M Martinez M Castillo F McBean (Mason 76’) F Badji

April 20, 2018: Sporting KC 6-0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC MLS Regular Season | Children’s Mercy Park | Kansas City, KS Attendance: 19,690 Weather: Clear and 56 degrees 1 2 F Sporting KC (5-1-2, 17 pts.) 3 3 6 Vancouver Whitecaps FC (3-4-1, 10 pts.) 0 0 0

Sporting KC (5-2-2, 17 pts.) New England Revoution (4-2-2, 14 pts.)

Sporting KC GK Melia D Zusi D Amor D Besler (C) D Medranda M Ilie M Espinoza (Gutierrez 76’) M Croizet F Russell (Lobato 52’) F Shelton (Rubio 71’) F Salloi

Sporting KC GK Melia D Zusi D Opara D Besler (C) D Medranda (Belmar 77’) M Ilie M Espinoza M Croizet (Sinovic 63’) F Russell F Shelton F Salloi (Rubio 82’)

Vancouver Whitecaps FC GK Marinovic D Aja D Waston (C) D de Jong M Juarez M Felipe M Ghazal M Reyna M Davies (Teibert 55’) F Blondell (Franlin 45’) F Shea (Ibini-Isei 72’)

Scoring Summary: SKC - Johnny Russell 3 (Roger Espinoza 4, Graham Zusi 1) 10’ SKC - Johnny Russell 4 (Roger Espinoza 5) 16’ SKC - Jimmy Medranda 2 (Daniel Salloi 4) 30’ SKC - Johnny Russell 5 (Matt Besler 1) 48’ SKC - Cristian Lobato 1 (Yohan Croizet 1) 54’ SKC - Yohan Croizet 1 (Ilie 1) 77’

Scoring Summary: NE - Teal Bunbury 4 (Unassisted) 44’

Misconduct Summary: VAN - Kendall Waston (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 36’ VAN - Yordy Reyna (Red Card; Violent Conduct) 40’ VAN - Efrain Juarez (Red Card; Foul and Abusive Language) 40’ SKC - Johnny Russell (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 40’ Stats Summary Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

SKC 34 (14) 1 3 2 8

VAN 5 (1) 7 8 1 1

May 9, 2018: Atlanta United FC 0-2 Sporting KC MLS Regular Season | Mercedes-Benz Stadium | Atlanta, GA Attendance: 44,696 Weather: Indoors and 70 degrees Sporting KC (7-2-2, 23 pts.) Atlanta United FC (7-2-1, 22 pts.) Sporting KC GK Melia D Zusi D Opara D Besler (C) D Medranda M Ilie M Espinoza M Croizet (Lobato 71’) F Russell (Fernandes 82’) F Shelton (Rubio 91+) F Salloi

1 2 F 0 2 2 0 0 0

Atlanta United FC GK Guzan D Zizzo D Parkhurst (C) D Gonzalez Pirez D Garza M Nagbe M Larentowicz (Kratz 76’) M Villalba (Christensen 36’) M Almiron M Barco F Martinez (Williams 76’)

Scoring Summary: SKC - Daniel Salloi 2 (Unassisted) 16’

Scoring Summary: SKC - Daniel Salloi 3 (Ilie 2) 67’ SKC - Gerso Fernandes 1 (Ilie 3) 87’

SKC 24 (7) 2 15 1 4

COL 10 (2) 4 18 2 2

New England Revolution GK Turner D Farrell D Anibaba D Dielna (C) D Somi M Zahibo M Penilla M Caicedo M Fagundez (Caldwell 83’) M Agudelo (Nemeth 72’) F Bunbury (Bye 90’)

Subs not used: Subs not used: Dick (GK) Knighton (GK) Amor Delamea Storm Tierney Lobato Herivaux

Subs not used: Subs not used: Dick (GK) Robinson Amor Wheeler-Omiunu Lindsey Gressel Sinovic Vazquez

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

1 2 F 0 0 0 1 0 1

Subs not used: Subs not used: Dick (GK) Rowe (GK) Lindsey Mezquida Sinovic Techera Evans Hurtado

Subs not used: Subs not used: Dick (GK) MacMath (GK) Amor Sjoberg Lindsey Azira Rubio Hamilton

Misconduct Summary: SKC - Ike Opara (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 10’ COL - Jack McBean (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 13’ COL - Edgar Castillo (Yellow Card; Dissent) 52’ COL - Dominique Badji (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 89’

April 28, 2018: New England Revolution 1-0 Sporting KC MLS Regular Season | Gillette Stadium | Foxborough, MA Attendance: 17,015 Weather: Sunny and 62 degrees

Misconduct Summary: ATL - Jeff Larentowicz (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 31’ ATL - Brad Guzan (Red Card; DOGSO) 34’ SKC - Matt Besler (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 89’ Stats Summary Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

SKC 18 (3) 8 13 0 3

12

ATL 17 (8) 1 10 2 9

Misconduct Summary: NE - Diego Fagundez (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 48+ SKC - Khiry Shelton (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 76’ NE - Gabriel Somi (Yellow Card; Delaying Restart) 77’ Stats Summary Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

SKC 14 (4) 6 10 2 8

NE 16 (7) 4 11 3 8

May 20, 2018: Minnesota United FC 1-1 Sporting KC MLS Regular Season | TCF Bank Stadium | Minneapolis, MN Attendance: 23,117 Weather: Sunny and 66 degrees 1 2 F 1 0 1 1 0 1

Sporting KC (7-2-3, 24 pts.) Minnesota United FC (4-7-1, 13 pts.) Sporting KC GK Melia D Zusi D Opara D Besler (C) D Medranda (Sinovic 36’) M Ilie M Espinoza M Croizet F Russell F Shelton F Salloi

Minnesota United FC GK Shuttleworth D Miller D Boxall D Calvo (C) D Thiesson M Schuller (Kallman 86’) M Martin (Maximiano 66’) M Ibarra M Quintero M Gomez (Danladi 74’) F Ramirez

Subs not used: Subs not used: Zendejas (GK) Kapp (C) Amor Manley Lindsey Pangop Lobato Toye Fernandes Rubio Scoring Summary: SKC - Khiry Shelton 1 (Johnny Russell 3) 8’ MIN - Darwin Quintero 3 (Unassisted) 20’ Misconduct Summary: MIN - Rasmus Schuller (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 51’ SKC - Seth Sinovic (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 53’ SKC - Khiry Shelton (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 58’ MIN - Maximiano (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 71’ Stats Summary Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

SKC 24 (10) 3 13 0 9

MIN 6 (4) 9 13 6 0


Sporting KC Game Notes | August 11, 2018 at Los Angeles FC | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes SPORTING KC 2018 REGULAR-SEASON BOX SCORES May 27, 2018: Sporting KC 0-0 Columbus Crew SC MLS Regular Season | Children’s Mercy Park | Kansas City, KS Attendance: 20,697 Weather: Sunny and 94 degrees Sporting KC (7-2-4, 25 pts.) Columbus Crew SC (7-3-4, 25 pts.) Sporting KC GK Melia D Zusi D Opara D Besler (C) D Sinovic (Lobato 58’) M Ilie M Croizet (Fernandes 71’) M Espinoza (Kuzain 87’) F Russell F Shelton F Salloi

1 2 F 0 0 0 0 0 0

Columbus Crew SC GK Steffen D Afful D Williams D Abubakar D Valenzuela M Trapp (C) M Artur M Martinez (Sauro 76’) M Higuain M Grella (Argudo 67’) F Zardes

Subs not used: Subs not used: Dick (GK) Kempin (GK) Amor Clark Busio Jimenez Belmar Jahn Hansen Scoring Summary: None Misconduct Summary: CLB - Federico Higuain (Red Card; Serious Foul) 51+ CLB - Harrison Afful (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 49’ SKC - Matt Besler (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 94+ Stats Summary Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

SKC 15 (3) 3 7 1 5

CLB 12 (3) 3 10 0 5

June 23, 2018: Sporting KC 3-2 Houston Dynamo MLS Regular Season | Children’s Mercy Park | Kansas City, KS Attendance: 20,081 Weather: Sunny and 83 degrees Sporting KC (9-2-5, 32 pts.) Houston Dynamo (6-6-3, 21 pts.) Sporting KC GK Melia D Zusi D Opara D Smith D Lindsey M Ilie M Espinoza (C) M Croizet (Rubio 85’) F Russell F Salloi F Fernandes (Shelton 76’)

1 2 F 0 3 3 2 0 2

Houston Dynamo GK Willis D Lundqvist D Fuenmayor D Senderos D Beasley (C) M Alexander M Boniek Garcia M Elis (Leonardo 81’) M Martinez M Quioto (Gil 73’) F Manotas (Rodriguez 91+)

Subs not used: Subs not used: Zendejas (GK) Seitz (GK) Didic Garcia Sinovic Watts Kuzain Alvarez Belmar Scoring Summary: HOU - Mauro Manotas 7 (Tomas Martinez 5) 2’ HOU - Mauro Manotas 8 (DaMarcus Beasley 1, Romell Quioto 7) 45’ SKC - Daniel Salloi 5 (Johnny Russell 4) 59’ SKC - Diego Rubio 3 (Daniel Sallo 5, Johnny Russell 5) 85’ SKC - Khiry Shelton 2 (Daniel Salloi 6, Diego Rubio 1) 88’ Misconduct Summary: HOU - Eric Alexander (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 22’ SKC - Roger Espinoza (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 27’ HOU - Joe Willis (Yellow Card; Time Wasting) 55’ HOU - Eric Alexander (Yellow Card/Red Card; Unsporting Behavior) 87’ HOU - Alejandro Fuenmayor (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 92+ Stats Summary Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

SKC 22 (9) 4 8 0 8

HOU 17 (6) 6 14 2 4

June 3, 2018: Sporting KC 4-1 Minnesota United FC MLS Regular Season | Children’s Mercy Park | Kansas City, KS Attendance: 20,422 Weather: Sunny and 77 degrees Sporting KC (8-2-4, 28 pts.) Minnesota United FC (5-8-1, 16 pts.) Sporting KC GK Melia D Zusi D Opara D Besler (C) D Sinovic (Lindsey 60’) M Ilie M Espinoza M Croizet (Kuzain 18’) F Lobato (Rubio 78’) F Salloi F Fernandes

1 2 F 3 1 4 1 0 1

Minnesota United FC GK Shuttleworth D Mears D Boxall (C) D Kallman D Miller M Schuller M Ibson M Ibarra M Quintero (Pangop 75’) M Gomez (Maximiano 46’) F Ramirez (Danladi 68’)

Subs not used: Subs not used: Dick (GK) Lampson (GK) Amor Omsberg Busio Manley Belmar Martin Scoring Summary: SKC - Daniel Salloi 4 (Yohan Croizet 2) 9’ MIN - Tyrone Mears 1 (Rasmus Schuller 2) 12’ SKC - Kuzain 1 (Unassisted) 35’ SKC - Cristian Lobato 2 (Roger Espinoza 6) 38’ SKC - Diego Rubio 2 (Gerso Fernandes 2) 81’ Misconduct Summary: MIN - Maximiano (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 48’ MIN - Maximiano (Yellow Card/Red Card; Unsporting Behavior) 63’ MIN - Miguel Ibarra (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 77’ Stats Summary Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

SKC 25 (8) 1 7 1 5

MIN 7 (2) 4 7 3 3

June 30, 2018: Montreal Impact 2-0 Sporting KC MLS Regular Season | Stade Saputo | Montreal, Quebec Attendance: 16,142 Weather: Cloudy and 84 degrees Sporting KC (9-3-5, 32 pts.) Montreal Impact (7-11-0, 21 pts.) Sporting KC GK Melia D Zusi D Opara D Besler (C) D Lindsey (Rubio 74’) M Ilie M Espinoza M Croizet (Kuzain 83’) F Russell F Salloi F Fernandes (Shelton 57’)

1 2 F 0 0 0 0 2 2

Montreal Impact GK Bush D Duvall D Fanni D Camacho D Lovitz M Krolicki M Piette (Shome 38’) M Taider F Silva (Edwards 90’) F Mancosu (Raitala 60’) F Piatti (C)

Subs not used: Subs not used: Zendejas (GK) Diop (GK) Amor Cabrera Sinovic Jackson-Hamel Belmar Salazar Scoring Summary: MTL - Ignacio Piatti 9 (Unassisted) 54’ MTL - Alejandro Silva 1 (Penalty Kick) 70’ Misconduct Summary: MTL - Ken Krolicki (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 19’ MTL - Chris Duvall (Yellow Card; Time Wasting) 46’ SKC - Yohan Croizet (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 68’ SKC - Ike Opara (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 69’ Stats Summary Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

SKC 9 (3) 3 12 0 5

13

MTL 8 (5) 3 10 5 4

June 9, 2018: Portland Timbers 0-0 Sporting KC MLS Regular Season | Providence Park | Portland, OR Attendance: 21,144 Weather: Cloudy and 54 degrees Sporting KC (8-2-5, 29 pts.) Portland Timbers (6-3-4, 22 pts.) Sporting KC GK Melia D Zusi D Opara D Besler (C) (Amor 46’) D Lindsey M Ilie M Espinoza M Kuzain F Russell (Belmar 78’) F Salloi F Fernandes

1 2 F 0 0 0 0 0 0

Portland Timbers GK Attinella D Valentin D Mabiala D Cascante D Farfan (Jadama 63’) M Paredes M Olum M Flores M Valeri (C) (Asprilla 83’) M Blanco F Adi (Armenteros 74’)

Subs not used: Subs not used: Zendejas (GK) Gleeson (GK) Storm Vytas Lobato Tuiloma Busio Williamson Rubio Scoring Summary: None Misconduct Summary: SKC - Ike Opara (Yellow Card; Dissent) 93+ POR - Sebastian Blanco (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 93+ Stats Summary Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

SKC 10 (4) 4 10 0 8

POR 13 (4) 4 12 2 7

July 4, 2018: Real Salt Lake 4-2 Sporting KC MLS Regular Season | Rio Tinto Stadium | Sandy, UT Attendance: 19,206 Weather: Sunny and 93 degrees Sporting KC (9-4-5, 32 pts.) Real Salt Lake (8-8-2, 26 pts.) Sporting KC GK Melia D Zusi D Opara D Amor D Sinovic (Fernandes 86’) M Ilie M Espinoza (C) M Kuzain (Russell 46’) F Croizet F Shelton (Rubio 84’) F Salloi

1 2 F 1 1 2 3 1 4 Real Salt Lake GK Rimando (C) D Lennon D M. Silva D Glad D Acosta M Kreilach M Sunny (Besler 87’) M Rusnak F Saucedo (L. Silva 73’) F Baird (Beckerman 81’) F Savarino

Subs not used: Subs not used: Zendejas (GK) Putna (GK) Lindsey Herrera Smith Ruiz Belmar Plata Scoring Summary: SKC - Daniel Salloi 6 (Seth Sinovic 1, Roger Espinoza 7) 20’ RSL - Jefferson Savarino 3 (Unassisted) 29’ RSL - Corey Baird 5 (Unassisted) 37’ RSL - Sebastian Saucedo 2 (Damir Kreilach 5) 46+ SKC - Ike Opara 1 (Johnny Russell 6, Roger Espinoza 8) 64’ RSL - Luis Silva 4 (Penalty Kick) 100+ Misconduct Summary: SKC - Daniel Salloi (Yellow Card; Dissent) 43’ RSL - Sebastian Saucedo (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 44’ SKC - Emiliano Amor (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 59’ SKC - Roger Espinoza (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 60’ SKC - Ike Opara (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 66’ RSL - Damir Kreilach (Yellow Card; Time Wasting) 77’ SKC - Daniel Salloi (Red Card; Violent Conduct) 90’ SKC - Gerso Fernandes (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 93+ SKC - Roger Espinoza (Yellow Card’Red Card;Unsporting Behavior) 94+ SKC - Ilie Sanchez (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 99+ Stats Summary SKC RSL Shots (on goal) 8 (3) 18 (7) Saves 3 1 Fouls 17 16 Offside 2 2 Corner Kicks 5 3


Sporting KC Game Notes | August 11, 2018 at Los Angeles FC | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes SPORTING KC 2018 REGULAR-SEASON BOX SCORES July 7, 2018: Sporting KC 2-2 Toronto FC MLS Regular Season | Children’s Mercy Park | Kansas City, KS Attendance: 21,064 Weather: Sunny and 84 degrees 1 2 F 0 2 2 1 1 2

Sporting KC (9-4-6, 33 pts.) Toronto FC (4-10-4, 16 pts.)

July 14, 2018: New York Red Bulls 3-2 Sporting KC MLS Regular Season | Red Bull Arena | Harrison, NJ Attendance: 16,793 Weather: Sunny and 88 degrees Sporting KC (9-5-6, 33 pts.) New York Red Bulls (11-5-2, 35 pts.)

1 2 F 1 1 2 1 2 3

Sporting KC Toronto FC GK Melia GK Bono D Zusi D van der Wiel D Opara (Amor 73’) D Zavaleta D Besler (C) D Hagglund D Lindsey D Morrow M Ilie D Fraser (Ricketts 67’) M Croizet M Delgado (Hasler 67’) M Kuzain M Bradley (C) F Russell M Osorio F Rubio (Shelton 71’ (Belmar 80’)) F Hamilton (Akinola 88’) F Fernandes F Giovinco

Sporting KC GK Melia D Zusi D Smith D Amor D Lindsey M Ilie M Espinoza (C) M Croizet (Gutierrez 78’) F Russell F Salloi F Fernandes (Belmar 60’)

Subs not used: Subs not used: Zendejas (GK) Irwin (GK) Sinovic Morgan Smith Telfer Storm Chapman

Subs not used: Subs not used: Dick (GK) Meara (GK) Besler Collin Sinovic Escobar Kuzain Kutler Rubio

Scoring Summary: TOR - Jonathan Osorio 6 (Justin Morrow 2, Sebastian Giovinco 8) 25’ SKC - Ilie Sanchez 3 (Penalty Kick) 57’ SKC - Johnny Russell 6 (Diego Rubio 2) 61’ TOR - Jordan Hamilton 2 (Nicolas Hasler 3) 69’ Misconduct Summary: TOR - Eriq Zavaleta (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 56’ TOR - Liam Fraser (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 59’ SKC - Graham Zusi (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 81’ SKC - Wan Kuzain (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 94+ Stats Summary Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

SKC 18 (5) 1 10 2 8

TOR 8 (3) 3 12 3 1

New York Red Bulls GK Robles (C) D Lade (Murillo 71’) D Parker D Long D Lawrence M Adams M Davis M Muyl (Etienne Jr. 59’) M Kaku (Rzatkowski 60’) M Royer F Wright-Phillips

Scoring Summary: NY - Bradley Wright-Phillips 12 (Kaku 11) 4’ SKC - Johnny Russell 7 (Graham Zusi 2, Jaylin Lindsey 1) 8’ SKC - Roger Espinoza 1 (Graham Zusi 3) 51’ NY - Marc Rzatkowski 1 (Tyler Adams 3) 72’ NY - Marc Rzatkowski 2 (Sean Davis 7) 79’ Misconduct Summary: SKC - Yohan Croizet (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 17’ NY - Alex Muyl (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 31’ Stats Summary Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

SKC 12 (4) 3 14 1 1

August 4, 2018: Houston Dynamo 0-1 Sporting KC MLS Regular Season | BBVA Compass Stadium | Houston, TX Attendance: 14,675 Weather: Partly cloudy and 78 degrees Sporting KC (10-6-6, 36 pts.) Houston Dynamo (7-9-6, 27 pts.) Sporting KC GK Melia D Zusi D Opara D Besler (C) D Sinovic M Ilie M Gutierrez M Busio F Fernandes F Croizet (Rubio 61’) F Salloi

1 2 F 0 1 1 0 0 0

Houston Dynamo GK Willis D Wenger D Fuenmayor D Leonardo D Lundqvist M Garcia (C) M Ceren M Martinez (Machado 20’) F Elis F Manotas (Pena 72’) F Quioto

Subs not used: Subs not used: Dick (GK) Seitz (GK) Didic Alvarez Lindsey Alexander Kuzain Gil Lobato Rodriguez Belmar Scoring Summary: SKC - Diego Rubio 4 (Gianluca Busio 1, Graham Zusi 4) 74’ Misconduct Summary: HOU - Romell Quioto (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 4’ HOU - Alejandro Fuenmayor (Red Card; Serious Foul) 14’ HOU - Alberth Elis (Yellow Card; Dissent) 15’ HOU - Boniek Garcia (Yellow Card; Dissent) 19’ SKC - Seth Sinovic (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 22’ HOU - Joe Willis (Yellow Card; Dissent) 70’ HOU - Ronaldo Pena (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 80’ SKC - Diego Rubio (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 92+ HOU - Darwin Ceren (Red Card; Violent Conduct) 94+ HOU - Alberth Elis (Red Card; Violent Conduct) 98+ HOU - Leonardo (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 100+ Stats Summary Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

SKC 14 (4) 4 16 2 4

HOU 9 (4) 3 12 1 3 14

NY 17 (6) 2 7 2 9

July 28, 2018: Sporting KC 2-3 FC Dallas MLS Regular Season | Children’s Mercy Park | Kansas City, KS Attendance: 20,758 Weather: Partly cloudy and 76 degrees 1 2 F 0 2 2 1 2 3

Sporting KC (9-6-6, 33 pts.) FC Dallas (12-3-6, 42 pts.) Sporting KC GK Melia D Zusi D Opara D Besler (C) D Lindsey M Ilie M Espinoza M Gutierrez (Busio 77’) F Fernandes F Rubio (Croizet 69’) F Salloi

FC Dallas GK Gonzalez D Cannon D Hedges (C) D Ziegler D Pedroso M Gruezo M Ulloa M Lamah (Hollingshead 90’) M Urruti M Akindele (Pomykal 82’) F Barrios (Colman 82’)

Subs not used: Subs not used: Dick (GK) Maurer (GK) Didic Figueroa Sinovic Hayes Kuzain Atuahene Scoring Summary: FCD - Michael Barrios 1 (Unassisted) 23’ SKC - Gerso Fernandes 2 (Diego Rubio 3) 50’ FCD - Michael Barrios 2 (Roland Lamah 5) 62’ FCD - Michael Barrios 3 (Maxi Urruti 3) 74’ SKC - Daniel Salloi 7 (Ike Opara 1) 97+ Misconduct Summary: FCD - Carlos Gruezo (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 15’ FCD - Roland Lamah (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 41’ SKC - Ike Opara (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 47+ FCD - Marquinhos Pedroso (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 69’ SKC - Roger Espinoza (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 87’ FCD - Maxi Urruti (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 99+ Stats Summary Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

SKC 16 (4) 3 15 1 8

FCD 11 (6) 2 13 6 3


Sporting KC Game Notes | August 11, 2018 at Los Angeles FC | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes SPORTING KC 2018 U.S. OPEN CUP BOX SCORES June 6, 2018: Real Salt Lake 0-2 Sporting KC U.S. Open Cup Round of 32 | Rio Tinto Stadium | Sandy, Utah Attendance: 15,833 Weather: Sunny and 88 degrees 1 2 F 0 2 2 0 0 0

Sporting KC Real Salt Lake Sporting KC GK Zendejas D Lindsey D Didic D Amor D Besler (C) D Lobato (Espinoza 68’) M Ilie M Busio M Kuzain (Fernandes 83’) M Russell (Salloi 75’) F Belmar

Real Salt Lake GK Sparrow D Henley D Peay D Horst D Herrera M Ruiz M Besler M Hernandez F Lopez-Espin (Lennon 71’) F Luis Silva (C) (Ortuno 78’) F Brody

Subs not used: Subs not used: Dick (GK) Leeker (GK) Opara Acosta Storm Gallagher Zusi Saucedo Baird Scoring Summary: SKC - Johnny Russell 1 (Kharlton Belmar 1) 47’ SKC - Kharlton Belmar 1 (Johnny Russell 1) 74’ Misconduct Summary: RSL - Aaron Herrera (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 28’ RSL - Pablo Ruiz (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 47’ Stats Summary Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

SKC 7 (4) 2 5 1 2

RSL 12 (2) 2 8 2 5

June 16, 2018: Sporting KC 3-2 FC Dallas U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 | Children’s Mercy Park | Kansas City, KS Attendance: 15,238 Weather: Sunny and 89 degrees 1 2 F 1 2 3 1 1 2

Sporting KC FC Dallas Sporting KC GK Zendejas D Zusi D Opara D Amor D Lindsey M Ilie M Espinoza (C) M Kuzain F Fernandes (Russell 75’) F Rubio (Shelton 65’) F Salloi (Croizet 85’)

FC Dallas GK Gonzalez D Cannon D Hedges (C) D Ziegler D Figueroa M Acosta (Hayes 59’) M Ulloa M Gruezo (Akindele 71’) M Lamah F Barrios (Hollingshead 84’) F Urruti

July 18, 2018: Houston Dynamo 4-2 Sporting KC U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinal | BBVA Compass Stadium | Houston, TX Attendance: 6,431 Weather: Sunny and 92 degrees 1 2 F 1 1 2 1 3 4

Sporting KC Houston Dynamo Sporting KC GK Melia D Zusi D Amor D Smith D Sinovic (Lindsey 65’) M Ilie M Espinoza (C) M Russell M Rubio (Gutierrez 71’) M Fernandes (Croizet 71’) F Salloi

Houston Dynamo GK Seitz D Machado D Fuenmayor D Senderos (Leonardo 68’) D Beasley (C) M Ceren M Garcia (Alexander 76’) M Quioto (Rodriguez 73’) M Martinez M Elis F Manotas

Subs not used: Subs not used: Dick (GK) Mauer (GK) Didic Cano Storm Pomykal Belmar Twumasi

Subs not used: Subs not used: Dick (GK) Willis (GK) Evans Garcia Busio Watts Kuzain Gil

Scoring Summary: FCD - Carlos Gruezo 1 (Michael Barrios 1) 18’ SKC - Daniel Salloi 1 (Ike Opara 1, Graham Zusi 1) 43’ SKC - Daniel Salloi 2 (Kuzain 1) 66’ FCD - Roland Lamah (Unassisted) 77’ SKC - Yohan Croizet 1 (Unassisted) 89’

Scoring Summary: SKC - Johnny Russell 2 (Gerso Fernandes 1) 2’ HOU - Romell Quioto 1 (Unassisted) 35’ HOU - Romell Quioto 2 (Darwin Ceren 1) 66’ HOU - Mauro Manotas 2 (Unassisted) 69’ HOU - Mauro Manotas 3 (Memo Rodriguez 1) 88’ SKC - Yohan Croizet 2 (Johnny Russell 2) 93+

Misconduct Summary: FCD - Roland Lamah (Yellow Card; Argument) 20’ FCD - Michael Barrios (Yellow Card; Not Retreating) 37’ FCD - Jacori Hayes (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 72’ FCD - Victor Ulloa (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 74’ SKC - Emiliano Amor (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 83’ Stats Summary Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

SKC 19 (8) 5 15 2 7

15

FCD 13 (7) 5 10 5 5

Misconduct Summary: HOU - Romell Quioto (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 26’ HOU - Boniek Garcia (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 45’ HOU - Alejandro Fuenmayor (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 79’ Stats Summary Shots (on goal) Saves Fouls Offside Corner Kicks

SKC 14 (7) 7 7 4 6

HOU 24 (12) 4 10 3 9


Sporting KC Game Notes | August 11, 2018 at Los Angeles FC | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes SPORTING KC 2018 REGULAR-SEASON RESULTS DATE

March 4 March 10 March 17 March 24 March 31 April 8 April 15 April 20 April 28 May 5 May 9 May 20 May 27 June 3 June 9 June 23 June 30 July 4 July 7 July 14 July 28 Aug. 4 Aug. 11 Aug. 18 Aug. 25 Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 6 Oct. 17 Oct. 21 Oct. 28

OPPONENT

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

RESULT L W W T W W T W L W W T T W T W L L T L L W

SCORE 0-2 4-3 3-2 2-2 1-0 2-0 2-2 6-0 0-1 1-0 2-0 1-1 0-0 4-1 0-0 3-2 0-2 2-4 2-2 2-3 2-3 1-0

ATTEND. 20,831 14,021 18,868 17,424 18,624 25,846 18,508 19,690 17,015 20,553 44,696 23,117 20,697 20,422 21,144 20,081 16,142 19,206 21,064 16,793 20,758 14,675

RECORD PLACE PTS. GOALSCORERS 0-1-0 1-1-0 2-1-0 2-1-1 3-1-1 4-1-1 4-1-2 5-1-2 5-2-2 6-2-2 7-2-2 7-2-3 7-2-4 8-2-4 8-2-5 9-2-5 9-3-5 9-4-5 9-4-6 9-5-6 9-6-6 10-6-6

T-8 T-3 T-1 T-1 T-1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 T-1 1 T-1 2 3 3 5 T-3

0 3 6 7 10 13 14 17 17 20 23 24 25 28 29 32 32 32 33 33 33 36

-Gutierrez (2), Russell, Medranda Ilie, Zusi, Gutierrez Gutierrez, Rubio Gutierrez Salloi, Russell Ilie, Zusi Russell (3), Medranda, Lobato, Croizet -Salloi Salloi, Fernandes Shelton -Salloi, Kuzain, Lobato, Rubio -Salloi, Rubio, Shelton -Salloi, Opara Ilie, Russell Russell, Espinoza Fernandes, Salloi Rubio

SPORTING KC 2018 REGULAR-SEASON STATS 2018 SPORTING KANSAS CITY STATISTICS (10-6-6, 36 pts.) THROUGH GAMES OF AUGUST 4, 2018 UNF POS PLAYER 7 F Johnny Russell 20 F Daniel Salloi 21 M Felipe Gutierrez 11 F Diego Rubio 6 M Ilie Sanchez 8 D Graham Zusi 12 F Gerso Fernandes 14 F Khiry Shelton 94 D Jimmy Medranda 19 D Cristian Lobato 17 M Roger Espinoza 10 M Yohan Croizet 3 D Ike Opara 75 M Wan Kuzain 5 D Matt Besler 13 F Gianluca Busio 26 D Jaylin Lindsey 15 D Seth Sinovic 22 D Emiliano Amor 90 F Kharlton Belmar 29 GK Tim Melia 16 D Graham Smith 18 GK Eric Dick 2 D Amer Didic 4 D Brad Evans 23 D Colton Storm 1 GK Adrian Zendejas Team totals Opponent totals

GP 19 20 9 12 22 22 19 16 12 7 20 21 20 6 19 2 7 11 5 4 22 2 0 0 0 0 0 22 22

GS 18 19 7 3 22 22 8 13 8 3 20 16 20 3 19 1 6 7 3 0 22 2 0 0 0 0 0 22 22

MIN 1595 1714 606 299 1980 1980 796 1157 728 327 1781 1238 1783 307 1665 103 555 607 332 65 1980 180 0 0 0 0 0 1980 1980

G 7 7 5 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 30

A 6 6 0 3 3 4 2 2 1 0 8 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 42 28

SHT 49 59 20 4 32 41 17 35 9 6 25 39 16 5 0 5 5 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 375 261

SOG 20 20 11 4 10 13 7 10 3 4 7 10 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 125 101

FC 12 8 13 6 26 14 22 15 11 3 40 19 23 4 12 1 5 7 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 247 240

FS 28 21 5 6 25 20 15 15 5 2 35 13 10 6 7 2 2 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 240 247

OFF 3 8 0 2 0 3 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 60

CK 53 1 6 0 1 70 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 139 81

C 1 2 0 1 3 1 1 2 1 0 6 2 4 1 2 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 47

E 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 11

T 6 6 6

SO 8 8 5

GAME-WINNING GOALS: Daniel Salloi 3, Felipe Gutierrez 3, Khiry Shelton 1, Johnny Russell 1, Diego Rubio 1, Wan Kuzain 1 GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: Daniel Salloi 3, Johnny Russell 2, Graham Zusi 2, Khiry Shelton 1, Ilie Sanchez 1, Diego Rubio 1, Roger Espinoza 1, Gianluca Busio 1 PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: Ilie Sanchez 3-4 SPORTING KANSAS CITY INDIVIDUAL GOALKEEPING UNF POS 29 GK

GOALKEEPER Tim Melia Team totals Opponent totals

GP 22 22 22

GS 22 22 22

MIN 1980 1980 1980

SH 101 101 125

SV 70 70 82

16

GA 30 30 40

GAA 1.36 1.36 1.82

PG 2 2 3

PA 4 4 4

W 10 10 6

L 6 6 10


Sporting KC Game Notes | August 11, 2018 at Los Angeles FC | 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 10th season as Sporting Kansas City Manager in 2018 and is the longest-tenured active head coach in MLS. He is the team’s longest-serving manager and his 156 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. He is the first coach in club history to lead Sporting KC to seven 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 125 regular-season wins top the club’s all-time chart and rank sixth 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 has coached 359 total games during his Kansas City coaching career, most in club history.

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 the 2018 campaign. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Assistant Coach | Zoran Savic

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 10-6-6 --- TOTAL 125-97-80 5-6-3

--- 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 20-6-3

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

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 12-7-6 156-113-90

Goalkeeper Coach | Alec Dufty Goalkeeper coach Alec Dufty enters his second 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. A former MLS player, Dufty began his playing career with the New York Red Bulls in 2009, going on to make 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.

Fitness Coach | Mateus Manoel

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.

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.

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Sporting KC Game Notes | August 11, 2018 at Los Angeles FC | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes #90 | F | KHARLTON BELMAR | @Kharltonbelmar SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 0 Assists 0 Shots on Goal 0 Shots 1, 2 times, last: July 7, 2018, KC vs. TOR Fouls Committed 1, 2 times, last: July 14, 2018, KC at NY Fouls Suffered 1, 2 times, last: July 14, 2018, KC at NY

A

MLS Regular Season

5

0

71

0

0

MLS Postseason

0

0

0

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

2

1

91

1

1

International

0

0

0

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

7

1

162

1

1

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

Height: 5-11 Weight: 160 Birthday: 12/1/1992 Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia College: Virginia Commonwealth University Last Club: Swope Park Rangers (USL) Acquired: Signed on 9/15/2017 Sporting Kansas City signed forward Kharlton Belmar late in the 2017 season from the club’s USL affiliate, the Swope Park Rangers. Belmar led the Rangers with 15 goals in 2017 - setting a new single-season record for the club. Belmar had two goals and two assists for SPR in the 2018 season opener, becoming the joint top scorer for the club and earning him USL Player of the Week and eventually Player of the Month honors.

Belmar added a further three goals and three assists in limited minute during the 2016 season and ended his tenure in Portland with 15 goals and six assists across 53 appearances in the USL. The Virginia Beach, Virginia native attended college close to home at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he had 18 goals and five assists across a four-year career for the Rams. Belmar was named an All-Atlantic 10 First Team selection as a junior and senior and also played for USL Premier Development League sides Mississippi Brilla (2012) and the Portland Timbers U-23s (2014) while at college.

Belmar was selected in the Second Round of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft by the Portland Timbers, and spent the next two seasons playing with Portland Timbers 2. He scored 12 goals in his rookie year in 2015 on his way to garnering USL Rookie of the Year and USL All-League Second Team honors, before spending the tail-end of the 2015 campaign on loan at NASL club the New York Cosmos. MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

5

0

71

0

0

2

0

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

5

0

71

0

0

2

0

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

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

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

245

239

21496

3

16

MLS Postseason

14

14

1380

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

20

18

1684

0

1

International

10

10

885

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

290

281

25445

3

17

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 1, 3 times, last: July 3, 2016, KC vs. CLB Assists 1, 16 times, last: April 20, 2018, KC vs. 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 Aug. 4, 2018, KC at HOU Goal July 3, 2016, KC vs. CLB Assist April 20, 2018, KC vs. VAN 2018 Record when: he starts 9-4-6 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) 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 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 Besler is second in Sporting KC history with 290 appearances across all competitions and Centenario, starting two matches, and scored his first international goal at St. Vincent and is the club’s leader in regular-season appearances (245), starts (239) & minutes (21,496). the Grenadines on Sept. 2, the same day his firstborn daughter Parker Rhea was born in A regular staple of the team’s backline, he has started 253 of 259 MLS matches (including Kansas City. He recently made four appearances for his country as the U.S. claimed the playoffs) and landed club Defender of the Year honors four times (2011-13, 2015). 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

245

239

21496

3

16

41

10

212

117

8

1

31

2

2

7

KC - Postseason

14

14

1380

0

0

2

0

14

10

3

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

259

253

22876

3

16

43

10

226

127

11

1

31

2

2

7

18


Sporting KC Game Notes | August 11, 2018 at Los Angeles FC | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes #13 | M | GIANLUCA BUSIO | @gbusio10 SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 0 Assists 1, Aug. 4, 2018, KC at HOU Shots on Goal 0 Shots 4, Aug. 4, 2018, KC at HOU Fouls Committed 1, Aug. 4, 2018, KC at HOU Fouls Suffered 2, Aug. 4, 2018, KC at HOU

A

MLS Regular Season

2

1

103

0

1

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

2

193

0

1

Last Regular Season... Appearance Aug. 4, 2018, KC at HOU Goal N/A Assist Aug. 4, 2018, KC at HOU 2018 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 Kansas City 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, before making his MLS debut on July 28, 2018. On his first MLS start, he recorded 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 starred for the Sporting Kansas City Academy during the 2016-17 season, playing three matches for the Sporting KC U-14s before stepping up 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, scoring in their regular-season finale on June 3. 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

2

1

103

0

1

5

0

1

2

0

1

0

0

0

1

MLS - TOTAL

2

1

103

0

1

5

0

1

2

0

1

0

0

0

1

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

GP

GS

MIN

G

MLS Regular Season

21

16

1238

1

2

MLS Postseason

0

0

0

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

2

0

24

2

0

International

0

0

0

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

23

16

1262

3

2

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, April 20, 2018, KC vs. VAN Assists 1, 2 times, last: June 3, 2018, KC vs. MIN 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, 3 times, last: June 23, 2018, KC vs. HOU

A

Last Regular Season... Appearance Aug. 4, 2018, KC at HOU Goal April 20, 2018, KC vs. VAN Assist June 3, 2018, KC vs. MIN 2018 Record when: he starts 6-5-5 he scores 1-0-0

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

21

16

1238

1

2

39

10

19

13

2

0

2

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

21

16

1238

1

2

39

10

19

13

2

0

2

0

0

0

19


Sporting KC Game Notes | August 11, 2018 at Los Angeles FC | 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 2018 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

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.

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. 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

#2 | D | AMER DIDIC | @amerdidic_ 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

1

1

90

0

0

International

3

3

270

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

4

4

360

0

0

Height: 6-4 Weight: 195 Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta Last Club: Swope Park Rangers (USL) Acquired: Signed on 5/31/2017

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 2018 Record when: he starts 0-0-0

Birthday: 12/28/1994

he scores 0-0-0

Sporting Kansas City signed central defender Amer Didic from the club’s USL affiliate, the Swope Park Rangers, on May 31, 2017. Didic had previously made three appearances for Sporting KC in the CONCACAF Champions League during the 2016 campaign after joining on loan from the Rangers.

Didic was named to the the USL All-League First Team, while also being named a finalist for USL Defender of the Year. In addition, he was named Swope Park Rangers defensive player of the year. Collegiately, Didic played at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas, making 84 appearances and scoring 28 goals from central defense.

Didic was born in Zenica, Bosnia, but raised in Edmonton, Alberta after his parents fled the war-torn Eastern European nation when Didic was a child. He made 32 appearances for the Rangers in their inaugural season in 2016, helping guide the side to the Western Conference championship before falling to defeat in the USL Cup Final against New York Red Bulls II.

Didic was called in to the Canada National Team for the first time in August 2017, but did not appear in a friendly against Jamaica on Sept. 2. Didic represented Canada’s Under-23 National Team for the first time in March 2017 when he took part in a mini-tournament in Qatar, playing every minute as Canada won the tournament with 1-0 and 2-0 wins over Uzbekistan and Qatar, respectively.

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

20


Sporting KC Game Notes | August 11, 2018 at Los Angeles FC | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes #17 | M | ROGER ESPINOZA SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

MLS Regular Season

210

190

16871

6

31

MLS Postseason

9

8

659

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

21

18

1946

0

3

International

3

2

232

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

243

218

19708

6

34

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, 6 times, last: July 14, 2018, KC at NY 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, 2 times, last: Oct. 7, 2017, KC at MIN Fouls Suffered 6, 2 times, last: Oct. 16, 2016, KC at RSL

A

Last Regular Season... Appearance July 28, 2018, KC vs. FCD Goal July 14, 2018, KC at NY Assist July 4, 2018, KC at RSL 2018 Record when: he starts 9-6-5 he scores 0-1-0

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. So far in 2018, Espinoza has already recorded a career-high eight assists.

competitions, tallying six goals and 34 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.

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 243 appearances for the club in all MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

210

190

16871

6

31

236

60

337

298

13

16

47

8

1

7

KC - Postseason

9

8

659

0

0

7

3

12

12

1

0

4

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

219

198

17530

6

31

243

63

349

310

14

16

51

8

1

7

#4 | D/M | BRAD EVANS | @brad_evans3 SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

0

0

0

0

0

MLS Postseason

0

0

0

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

0

0

0

0

0

International

0

0

0

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

0

0

0

0

0

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 2, 2 times, last: Oct. 21, 2012, SEA vs. FCD (w/ SEA) Assists 3, Sept. 3, 2014, SEA at CHV (w/ SEA) Shots on Goal 3, 4 times, last: March 30, 2013, SEA at RSL (w/ SEA) Shots 6, 2 times, last: April 30, 2011, SEA vs. TOR (w/ SEA) Fouls Committed 4, 2 times, last: March 2, 2013, SEA vs. MTL (w/ SEA) Fouls Suffered 4, 4 times, last: March 8, 2015, SEA vs. NE (w/ SEA) Last Regular Season... Appearance Aug. 5, 2017, SEA at MIN (w/ SEA) Goal July 19, 2017, SEA vs. DC (w/ SEA) Assist Aug. 21, 2016, SEA vs. POR (w/ SEA) 2018 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

Height: 6-1 Weight: 160 Birthday: 4/20/1985 Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona College: University of California - Irvine Last Club: Seattle Sounders FC (MLS) Acquired: Signed as a Free Agent on 2/20/2018 Brad Evans joins Sporting KC having amassed 28 goals and 31 assists in 255 MLS appearances (including playoffs) since beginning his professional career in 2007. Evans, who lifted his first MLS Cup in 2008 with Columbus Crew SC, spent each of the last nine seasons with Seattle Sounders FC, where he won four Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup championships and the 2016 MLS Cup.

Seattle selected Evans in the 2009 MLS Expansion Draft ahead of their inaugural season, and won three consecutive U.S. Open Cups from 2009-2011. In the 2014 campaign as club captain, Evans helped Seattle capture another U.S. Open Cup and win its first Supporters’ Shield. In 2016, Evans scored his penalty kick as Seattle beat Toronto FC to win the MLS Cup.

Evans joined Columbus Crew SC as the No. 15 overall pick in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft out of UC Irvine. In his second season with the Crew, he scored six goals across 31 league appearances, helping Columbus win the Supporters’ Shield and MLS Cup double.

Evans has earned 27 appearances for the U.S. National Team. He competed at the 2009 and 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cups and started five matches during the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying cycle, helping the United States advance to the final tournament in Brazil.

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

230

198

17351

25

29

207

71

164

164

20

41

25

4

8

10

KC - Postseason

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - Postseason

25

20

1821

3

2

23

9

14

18

0

4

3

0

2

1

MLS - TOTAL

255

218

19172

28

31

230

80

178

182

20

45

28

4

10

11

21


Sporting KC Game Notes | August 11, 2018 at Los Angeles FC | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes #12 | F | GERSO FERNANDES | @ge7fe SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 3, May 17, 2017, KC vs. SEA Assists 1, 4 times, last: June 3, 2018, KC vs. MIN 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, July 7, 2018, KC vs. TOR

A

MLS Regular Season

51

34

3034

10

4

MLS Postseason

1

1

51

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

8

7

538

2

2

International

0

0

0

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

60

42

3623

12

6

Last Regular Season... Appearance Aug. 4, 2018, KC at HOU Goal July 28, 2018, KC vs. FCD Assist June 3, 2018, KC vs. MIN 2018 Record when: he starts 3-3-2 he scores 1-1-0

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

51

34

3034

10

4

79

32

54

55

11

11

5

0

2

1

KC - Postseason

1

1

51

0

0

2

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

52

35

3085

10

4

81

33

55

56

11

11

5

0

2

1

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

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

0

0

0

0

0

MLS Postseason

0

0

0

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

0

0

0

0

0

International

0

0

0

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

0

0

0

0

0

Height: 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 0 Fouls Suffered 0 Last Regular Season... Appearance N/A Goal N/A Assist N/A 2018 Record when: he starts 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

he scores 0-0-0

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

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

22


Sporting KC Game Notes | August 11, 2018 at Los Angeles FC | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes #21 | M | FELIPE GUTIERREZ SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

MLS Regular Season

9

7

606

5

0

MLS Postseason

0

0

0

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

1

0

19

0

0

International

0

0

0

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

10

7

625

5

0

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 0 Shots on Goal 3, 2 times, last: March 24, 2018, KC at COL Shots 6, March 24, 2018, KC at COL Fouls Committed 4, March 10, 2018, KC at CHI Fouls Suffered 1, 5 times, last: July 28, 2018, KC vs. FCD

A

Last Regular Season... Appearance Aug. 4, 2018, KC at HOU Goal March 31, 2018, KC vs. DC Assist N/A 2018 Record when: he starts 4-2-1 he scores 3-0-1

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

9

7

606

5

0

20

11

13

5

0

6

0

0

3

0

MLS - TOTAL

9

7

606

5

0

20

11

13

5

0

6

0

0

3

0

#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

0

0

0

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

10

8

760

0

1

Last Regular Season... Appearance July 28, 2018, KC vs. FCD Goal N/A Assist July 14, 2018, KC at NY 2018 Record when: he starts 1-3-2 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. 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

23


Sporting KC Game Notes | August 11, 2018 at Los Angeles FC | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes #19 | M | CRISTIAN LOBATO SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 1, 3 times, last: June 3, 2018, KC vs. MIN Assists 0 Shots on Goal 2, April 20, 2018, KC vs. VAN Shots 3, April 20, 2018, KC vs. VAN Fouls Committed 2, 2 times, last: May 9, 2018, KC at ATL Fouls Suffered 2, March 4, 2018, KC vs. NYC

A

MLS Regular Season

17

9

874

3

0

MLS Postseason

1

0

20

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

1

1

68

0

0

International

0

0

0

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

19

10

962

3

0

Last Regular Season... Appearance June 3, 2018, KC vs. MIN Goal June 3, 2018, KC vs. MIN Assist N/A 2018 Record when: he starts 2-1-0 he scores 2-0-0

Height: 5-11 Weight: 160 Birthday: 3/7/1989 Hometown: Barcelona, Spain Last Club: Gimnastic de Tarragona (Spain) Acquired: Signed on 6/29/2017 Cristian Lobato joined Sporting Kansas City in the summer of 2017 after spending two seasons with Gimnastic de Tarragona in the Spanish Second Division. Lobato has made more than 150 professional appearances since 2008, including a two-year stint at FC Barcelona B where he was teammates with Sporting KC midfielder Ilie from 2011-2013. He spent four years at FC Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy before ending his youth career at Spanish outfit CE L’Hospitalet. Lobato scored his first goal for the club in a 1-1 draw on the road at Columbus Crew SC in September 2017. MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

Lobato earned his senior team debut for Hospitalet in 2008 and helped the club win a Tercera Division title in 2009-10 and promotion to the Segunda Division B. He then joined Barcelona B of the Segunda Division, scoring eight goals in 57 games. In February 2014, Lobato made his top-flight debut for CA Osasuna and ended the 2013-14 La Liga campaign with 12 appearances. He then left Spain for the first time, helping Asteras Tripoli to a fourth-place finish in the 2014-15 Superleague Greece before returning to join Gimnastic de Tarragona in 2015.

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

17

9

874

3

0

13

7

6

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

KC - Postseason

1

0

20

0

0

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

18

9

894

3

0

15

8

6

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

#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 2018 Record when: he starts 5-1-2 he scores 2-0-0

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

24


Sporting KC Game Notes | August 11, 2018 at Los Angeles FC | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes #29 | GK | TIM MELIA | @TimMelia28 SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

MLS Regular Season

103

103

9239

0

0

MLS Postseason

2

2

174

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

11

11

1080

0

0

International

1

1

90

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

117

117

10583

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 Aug. 4, 2018, KC at HOU Shutout Aug. 4, 2018, KC at HOU 2018 Record when: he starts 10-6-6

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 was 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.

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. 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

103

103

9239

421

305

34

112

1.08

9

15

7

0

44

32

26

MLS - Regular Season

109

108

9678

457

327

34

126

1.17

10

16

7

1

44

36

27

KC - Postseason

2

2

174

5

2

0

2

1.03

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

MLS - TOTAL

111

110

9852

462

329

34

128

1.17

10

16

7

1

44

37

27

#9 | F | KRISZTIAN NEMETH | @KNemeth_Nemo SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 2, May 20, 2015, KC vs. NE Assists 1, 9 times, last: June 30, 2018, NE vs. DC (w/ NE) Shots on Goal 2, 6 times, last: Oct. 22, 2017, NE at MTL (w/ NE) Shots 6, 2 times, last: Oct. 22, 2017, NE at MTL (w/ NE) Fouls Committed 2, 9 times, last: June 9, 2018, NE at CHI (w/ NE) Fouls Suffered 7, May 29, 2015, KC vs. FCD

A

MLS Regular Season

28

23

2037

10

6

MLS Postseason

1

1

110

1

0

U.S. Open Cup

4

4

371

5

1

International

0

0

0

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

33

28

2518

16

7

Last Regular Season... Appearance July 21, 2018, NE at MIN (w/ NE) Goal Oct. 22, 2017, NE at MTL (w/ NE) Assist June 30, 2018, NE vs. DC (w/ NE) 2018 Record when: he starts 2-0-2 he scores 0-0-0

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 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. 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.

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. 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.

MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

28

23

2037

10

6

58

20

19

36

8

0

3

0

5

1

MLS - Regular Season

49

30

2680

11

9

76

25

35

45

9

0

4

1

5

1

KC - Postseason

1

1

110

1

0

3

2

2

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

50

31

2790

12

9

79

27

37

45

9

0

5

1

5

1

25


Sporting KC Game Notes | August 11, 2018 at Los Angeles FC | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes #3 | D | IKE OPARA | @ikeopara SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 1, 13 times, last: July 4, 2018, KC at RSL Assists 1, 4 times, last: July 28, 2018, KC vs. FCD Shots on Goal 2, 3 times, last: March 22, 2014, KC vs. SJ Shots 3, 2 times, last: March 22, 2014, KC vs. SJ Fouls Committed 5, May 11, 2016, KC at COL Fouls Suffered 3, 2 times, last: Aug. 4, 2018, KC at HOU

A

MLS Regular Season

102

89

8118

10

4

MLS Postseason

4

1

136

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

8

8

793

2

1

International

7

7

630

1

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

121

105

9677

13

5

Height: 6-2 Weight: 180 Birthday: 2/21/1989 Hometown: Durham, North Carolina College: Wake Forest Last Club: San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) Acquired: Trade with San Jose Earthquakes on 12/12/2012

Ninth-year veteran Ike Opara is in his sixth season as a member of Sporting KC, having set career-highs for appearances (30), starts (30) and equaled his career-high with three goals in 2017. His performances in 2017 earned him the MLS Defender of the Year title. Opara was previously a nominee for MLS Player of the Month in March 2015, before suffering a season-ending Achilles rupture in April. He made his 2016 debut on April 9 in a 2-0 win against the New York Red Bulls, his first MLS appearance in nearly a year. Sporting KC’s 2013 Newcomer of the Year, Opara appeared in 18 MLS matches during the club’s MLS Cup-winning campaign. He scored four goals in 2013 across all

Last Regular Season... Appearance Aug. 4, 2018, KC at HOU Goal July 4, 2018, KC at RSL Assist July 28, 2018, KC vs. FCD 2018 Record when: he starts 9-5-6 he scores 0-1-0

competitions and featured in three of Sporting KC’s playoff matches. A season-ending ankle injury limited him to three MLS appearances in 2014. Opara has one cap for the U.S. Men’s National Team, coming in a friendly against Bosnia & Herzegovina on January 28, 2018. He previously represented the United States at the U-23 level during the 2012 CONCACAF Men’s Qualifying Tournament. The San Jose Earthquakes selected him in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft as a Generation adidas signing, and he played 36 MLS matches for the team over three seasons.

MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

102

89

8118

10

4

72

25

103

45

3

0

14

1

5

2

MLS - Regular Season

137

111

10270

13

4

93

32

132

62

8

1

16

1

6

2

KC - Postseason

4

1

136

0

0

1

0

2

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - Postseason

5

1

214

0

0

2

0

3

3

1

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

142

112

10484

13

4

95

32

135

65

9

1

16

1

6

2

#11 | F | DIEGO RUBIO | @DiegoRubo_ SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 2, Sept. 16, 2017, KC vs. NE Assists 1, 5 times, last: July 28, 2018, KC vs. FCD Shots on Goal 5, Sept. 30, 2017, KC vs. VAN Shots 7, Sept. 30, 2017, KC vs. VAN Fouls Committed 4, Sept. 16, 2017, KC vs. NE Fouls Suffered 5, July 10, 2016, KC vs. NYC

A

MLS Regular Season

43

17

1639

11

5

MLS Postseason

1

1

120

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

7

6

514

2

1

International

3

3

270

1

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

54

27

2564

14

6

Height: 5-11 Weight: 170 Birthday: 5/15/1993 Hometown: Santiago, Chile Last Club: Real Valladolid (Spain) Acquired: Signed on loan from Real Valladolid as Young Designated Player on 3/8/2016 Sporting KC acquired Chilean striker Diego Rubio in March 2016 after he recorded 37 goals and 15 assists during a five-year professional stint in South America and Europe. The forward joined Sporting KC initially on loan from Real Valladolid of the Spanish Segunda Division, where he made 14 appearances during the 2015-16 season. A native of Santiago, Chile, he scored his first goal on April 27, 2016 at Vancouver. He scored the game-winner in the 109th minute of Sporting KC’s 2-1 victory over Minnesota United FC in the U.S. Open Cup Round of 32 on June 15, 2016, then opened his CONCACAF Champions League scoring account on Sept. 13, 2016 vs. Vancouver. Rubio completed his permanent transfer to Sporting KC in September 2016. He tore his ACL that October and made his return to the field on June 17, 2017 in a 0-0 road draw with San Jose before scoring his first goal since returning in a 1-1 draw with Philadelphia on July 6, 2017.

Last Regular Season... Appearance Aug. 4, 2018, KC at HOU Goal Aug. 4, 2018, KC at HOU Assist July 28, 2018, KC vs. FCD 2018 Record when: he starts 0-2-1 he scores 3-0-1

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

MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

43

17

1639

11

5

54

20

41

47

13

0

5

0

4

2

KC - Postseason

1

1

120

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

0

1

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

44

18

1759

11

5

54

20

42

48

14

0

6

0

4

2

26


Sporting KC Game Notes | August 11, 2018 at Los Angeles FC | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes #7 | F | JOHNNY RUSSELL SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

MLS Regular Season

19

18

1595

7

6

MLS Postseason

0

0

0

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

3

2

190

2

2

International

0

0

0

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

22

20

1785

9

8

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, June 23, 2018, KC vs. HOU Shots on Goal 4, April 20, 2018, KC vs. VAN Shots 6, April 20, 2018, KC vs. VAN Fouls Committed 3, June 23, 2018, KC vs. HOU Fouls Suffered 4, May 20, 2018, KC at MIN

A

Last Regular Season... Appearance July 14, 2018, KC at NY Goal July 14, 2018, KC at NY Assist July 4, 2018, KC at RSL 2018 Record when: he starts 8-4-6 he scores 3-1-1

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 earned five 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 a 2014 friendly against England and featured in two more friendlies the following year. Russell 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

19

18

1595

7

6

49

20

12

28

3

53

1

0

1

2

MLS - TOTAL

19

18

1595

7

6

49

20

12

28

3

53

1

0

1

2

#20 | F | DANIEL SALLOI | @danielsalloi SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

42

31

2886

10

8

MLS Postseason

1

0

69

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

7

3

405

5

0

International

0

0

0

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

50

34

3360

15

8

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 1, 10 times, last: July 28, 2018, KC vs. FCD Assists 2, 2 times, last: June 23, 2018, KC vs. HOU Shots on Goal 4, Sept. 24, 2017, KC vs. LA 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 Last Regular Season... Appearance Aug. 4, 2018, KC at HOU Goal July 28, 2018, KC vs. FCD Assist June 23, 2018, KC vs. HOU 2018 Record when: he starts 10-5-4 he scores 5-2-0

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 four Homegrown Players on Sporting Kansas City’s roster, alongside Gianluca Busio (2017), Jaylin Lindsey (2018) and Wan Kuzain Wan Kamal (2018). 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 in September. 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 made his debut for the Hungary Under-21 National Team in late 2017 and has four caps to date.

MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

42

31

2886

10

8

101

39

19

39

12

1

3

1

3

4

KC - Postseason

1

0

69

0

0

4

1

0

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

43

31

2955

10

8

105

40

19

42

12

1

3

1

3

4

27


Sporting KC Game Notes | August 11, 2018 at Los Angeles FC | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes #6 | M | ILIE SANCHEZ | @iliesanchez SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

MLS Regular Season

55

55

4950

3

5

MLS Postseason

1

1

120

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

8

8

780

0

1

International

0

0

0

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

64

64

5850

3

6

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, 3 times, last: July 7, 2018, KC vs. TOR Assists 2, May 9, 2018, KC at ATL Shots on Goal 2, April 15, 2018, KC vs. SEA 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

A

Last Regular Season... Appearance Aug. 4, 2018, KC at HOU Goal July 7, 2018, KC vs. TOR Assist May 9, 2018, KC at ATL 2018 Record when: he starts 10-6-6 he scores 1-0-2

Birthday: 11/21/1990

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 Spanish side Elche CF during the 2015-16 season. He joined Sporting KC ahead of the 2017 season and has made 64 appearances in all competitions for the club, earning Sporting KC Newcomer of the Year honors in 2017 before being named an MLS All-Star in 2018.

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.

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

55

55

4950

3

5

51

12

42

62

0

12

9

0

0

2

KC - Postseason

1

1

120

0

0

1

0

1

2

0

0

1

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

56

56

5070

3

5

52

12

43

64

0

12

10

0

0

2

#14 | F | KHIRY SHELTON | @KhiryShelton SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 1, 8 times, last: June 23, 2018, KC vs. HOU Assists 3, Sept. 23, 2016, NYC vs. CHI (w/ NYC) Shots on Goal 3, May 20, 2018, KC at MIN Shots 6, May 5, 2018, KC vs. COL Fouls Committed 4, Sept. 27, 2017, NYC at MTL (w/ NYC) Fouls Suffered 4, April 11, 2015, NYC at PHI (w/ NYC)

A

MLS Regular Season

16

13

1157

2

2

MLS Postseason

0

0

0

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

1

0

15

0

0

International

0

0

0

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

17

13

1172

2

2

Last Regular Season... Appearance July 7, 2018, KC vs. TOR Goal June 23, 2018, KC vs. HOU Assist March 31, 2018, KC vs. DC 2018 Record when: he starts 7-2-4 he scores 1-0-1

Height: 6-3 Weight: 190 Birthday: 6/26/1993 Hometown: Leander, Texas College: Oregon State Last Club: New York City FC (MLS) Acquired: Acquired via trade with New York City FC on 12/14/2017 Shelton was selected second overall in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft on Jan. 15, 2015 by expansion side New York City FC. After three seasons with the club, Shelton moved to Sporting KC in December 2017 in a trade for Saad Abdul-Salaam. He scored his first goal for the club on May 20, 2018 against Minnesota United FC.

In college, Shelton recorded 10 goals and 12 assists at Oregon State University his senior season. He was an NSCAA All-America Second Team; Pac-12 Player of the Year; All-Far West Region First Team as he helped lead the Beavers to their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2003.

Shelton was NYCFC’s first-ever SuperDraft pick and played a total of 54 regular-season games for the club, notching six goals and 10 assists across just 23 starts. The Leander, Texas native had his best season in 2016 when he tallied four goals and nine assists.

Shelton was a member of the U.S. U-18 National Team for the Lisbon International Tournament in 2011. Selected to the U18 squad for its trip to Israel in 2010.

MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

16

13

1157

2

2

36

10

15

15

1

1

2

0

1

1

MLS - Regular Season

70

36

3642

8

12

72

22

39

46

4

1

2

0

1

4

MLS - Postseason

2

0

57

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

72

37

3699

8

12

72

22

39

47

4

1

2

0

1

4

28


Sporting KC Game Notes | August 11, 2018 at Los Angeles FC | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes #15 | D | SETH SINOVIC | @ssinovic SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

Regular Season Game Highs: Goals 1, April 9, 2017, KC vs. COL Assists 1, 10 times, last: July 4, 2018, KC at RSL Shots on Goal 2, 2 times, last: Oct. 11, 2017, KC at HOU Shots 3, 4 times, last: Oct. 11, 2017, KC at HOU Fouls Committed 5, 2 times, last: Sept. 23, 2015, KC at HOU Fouls Suffered 3, 6 times, last: April 20, 2013, KC at LA

A

MLS Regular Season

176

167

14784

1

10

MLS Postseason

12

12

1134

2

0

U.S. Open Cup

15

15

1248

0

2

International

11

10

937

1

2

ALL COMPETITIONS

214

204

18103

4

14

Last Regular Season... Appearance Aug. 4, 2018, KC at HOU Goal April 9, 2017, KC vs. COL Assist July 4, 2018, KC at RSL 2018 Record when: he starts 4-1-2 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 An eight-year MLS veteran, Seth Sinovic has started 204 of 214 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

176

167

14784

1

10

86

23

184

108

9

0

29

0

0

5

MLS - Regular Season

196

185

16364

1

10

93

24

197

119

10

0

32

0

0

5

KC - Postseason

12

12

1134

2

0

5

3

18

12

0

0

2

0

2

0

MLS - TOTAL

208

197

17498

3

10

98

27

215

131

9

0

34

0

2

5

#16 | D | GRAHAM SMITH 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 2018 Record when: he starts 1-0-0 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 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.

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. 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

29


Sporting KC Game Notes | August 11, 2018 at Los Angeles FC | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes #23 | D | COLTON STORM | @ColtonStorm SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

MLS Regular Season

0

0

0

0

0

MLS Postseason

0

0

0

0

0

U.S. Open Cup

0

0

0

0

0

International

0

0

0

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

0

0

0

0

0

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 Last Regular Season... Appearance N/A Goal N/A Assist N/A 2018 Record when: he starts 0-0-0

Height: 5-10 Weight: 175 Birthday: 7/6/1994 Hometown: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania College: University of North Carolina Acquired: 2017 MLS SuperDraft 1st Round (#14) - signed on 2/24/2017

he scores 0-0-0

Right back Colton Storm joined Sporting Kansas City as the No. 14 overall selection in the also named to the NCAA College Cup Best XI after guiding the Tar Heels to their seventh 2017 MLS SuperDraft. Storm spent the 2017 season on loan with the Swope Park final four in program history. Rangers, tallying one goal and three assists in 30 games as the Rangers won their second consecutive USL Western Conference title. Born and raised in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Storm started 41 straight games for North Carolina from 2015-2016. He captained the team as a senior, leading a defense Storm tallied two goals and eight assists in 69 matches during his four-year career at the that posted 12 shutouts in 21 matches. As a youth, Storm competed in the United States University of North Carolina. He capped his senior campaign in 2016 with Second Team U-17 Residency Program in Bradenton, Florida. He played club soccer for HMMS Eagle All-Atlantic Coast Conference and NSCAA Third Team All-South Region honors. He was FC in his hometown. 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

#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 2018 Record when: he starts 0-1-2 he scores 1-0-0

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

30


Sporting KC Game Notes | August 11, 2018 at Los Angeles FC | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes #1 | GK | ADRIAN ZENDEJAS | @MrZ3ND 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

2

2

180

0

0

International

0

0

0

0

0

ALL COMPETITIONS

2

2

180

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

A

Last Regular Season... Appearance N/A Shutout N/A 2018 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

#8 | M | GRAHAM ZUSI | @gzusi SPORTING KC STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

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, 4 times, last: July 3, 2016, KC vs. CLB 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

A

MLS Regular Season

240

200

18420

28

60

MLS Postseason

14

14

1379

0

6

U.S. Open Cup

17

15

1447

3

6

International

8

8

690

0

3

ALL COMPETITIONS

279

237

21936

31

75

Last Regular Season... Appearance Aug. 4, 2018, KC at HOU Goal April 15, 2018, KC vs. SEA Assist Aug. 4, 2018, KC at HOU 2018 Record when: he starts 10-6-6 he scores 1-0-1

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. Zusi signed a long-term Designated Player contract in 2014. He has recorded 31 goals and 75 assists in 279 appearances for Sporting KC across all competitions since being drafted in 2009 out of the University of Maryland, where he won two national championships. He is second in club history with 72 total assists, while his 410 chances created from 2011-2015 (including postseason) ranked third in MLS. With his assist

against RSL on April 29, 2017, Zusi 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 World Cup, tallying two assists as the U.S. advanced out of the group stage. He played in his first CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2015, starting two matches, and scored in a World Cup qualifier against Guatemala on March 29, 2016. He played five games for the U.S. at the 2016 Copa America Centenario, scoring on June 7 in a 4-0 win over Costa Rica. He recently made four appearances as the U.S. won the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

MLS CAREER STATS

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Regular Season

240

200

18420

28

60

367

118

194

278

31

761

19

1

8

27

KC - Postseason

14

14

1379

0

6

27

2

21

25

1

69

2

0

0

3

MLS - TOTAL

254

214

19799

28

66

394

120

215

303

32

830

21

1

8

30

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Sporting KC Game Notes | August 11, 2018 at Los Angeles FC | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes SPORTING KC 2018 PARTICIPATION CHART 3/4 3/10 3/17 3/24 3/31 4/8 4/15 4/20 4/28 5/5 5/9 5/20 5/27 6/3 6/9 6/23 6/30 PLAYER NYC @CHI SJ @COL DC @LA SEA VAN @NE COL @ATL @MIN CLB MIN @POR HOU @MTL Amor DNP DNP DNP DNP SPR DNP DNP CB-90 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP SUB-45 UNAV DNP Belmar UNAV SPR SPR SPR SPR SPR UNAV SPR SUB-13 SPR SPR SPR DNP DNP SUB-12 DNP DNP Besler CB-90 CB-90 CB-90 CB-90 CB-90 CB-90 CB-90 CB-90 CB-90 CB-90 CB-90 CB-90 CB-90 CB-90 CB-45 INJ CB-90 Busio UNAV SPR INJ ACD ACD SPR INTL INTL SPR SPR SPR SPR DNP DNP DNP INJ INJ Croizet RW-57 SUB-1 SUB-8 RW-66 SUB-37 CM-70 CM-74 CM-90 CM-63 SUB-19 CM-71 CM-90 CM-71 CM-18 INJ CM-85 CM-83 Dick UNAV SPR DNP UNAV SPR SPR UNAV DNP DNP DNP DNP SPR DNP DNP SPR UNAV UNAV Didic UNAV SPR SPR SPR DNP SPR UNAV SPR SPR SPR SPR SPR SPR SPR SPR DNP UNAV Espinoza CM-90 CM-90 CM-89 CM-90 CM-90 CM-90 CM-90 CM-76 CM-90 CM-90 CM-90 CM-90 CM-87 CM-90 CM-90 CM-90 CM-90 Evans INJ INJ INJ UNAV UNAV UNAV UNAV DNP SPR UNAV SPR UNAV SPR INJ INJ INJ UNAV Fernandes SUB-33 SUB-35 SUB-3 SUB-29 SUB-13 SUB-2 SUB-5 INJ INJ SUB-2 SUB-8 DNP SUB-19 LW-90 LW-90 LW-76 LW-57 Fontas -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Gutierrez CM-90 CM-90 CM-90 CM-90 CM-53 INJ INJ SUB-14 INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ Lewis SPR SPR SPR SPR SPR SPR SPR SPR SPR SPR SPR SPR SPR SPR SPR SPR -- Lindsey DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP SPR DNP DNP DNP SPR SUB-30 LB-90 LB-90 LB-74 Lobato LB-73 DNP DNP DNP SPR DNP SUB-16 SUB-38 DNP LB-71 SUB-19 DNP SUB-32 RW-78 DNP INJ INJ Medranda SUB-17 SUB-21 SUB-1 SUB-45 LB-90 LB-90 LB-90 LB-90 LB-77 CM-81 LB-90 LB-36 INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ Melia GK-90 GK-90 GK-90 GK-90 GK-90 GK-90 GK-90 GK-90 GK-90 GK-90 GK-90 GK-90 GK-90 GK-90 GK-90 GK-90 GK-90 Nemeth -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Opara CB-90 CB-90 CB-90 CB-90 CB-90 CB-90 CB-90 INJ CB-90 CB-90 CB-90 CB-90 CB-90 CB-90 CB-90 CB-90 CB-90 Rubio CF-62 SPR SPR SUB-2 DNP DNP DNP SUB-19 SUB-8 DNP SUB-1 DNP INJ SUB-12 DNP SUB-5 SUB-16 Russell LW-90 RW-89 RW-90 LW-88 RW-90 RW-88 RW-85 RW-52 RW-90 RW-88 RW-82 RW-90 RW-90 INTL RW-78 RW-90 RW-90 Salloi SUB-28 LW-90 LW-87 INTL LW-77 LW-90 LW-90 LW-90 LW-82 LW-90 LW-90 LW-90 LW-90 CF-90 CF-90 CF-90 CF-90 Ilie CM-90 CM-90 CM-90 CM-90 CM-90 CM-90 CM-90 CM-90 CM-90 CM-90 CM-90 CM-90 CM-90 CM-90 CM-90 CM-90 CM-90 Shelton INJ CF-55 CF-82 CF-90 CF-90 CF-90 CF-90 CF-71 CF-90 CF-90 CF-89 CF-90 CF-90 INJ INJ SUB-14 SUB-33 Sinovic DNP LB-69 LB-90 LB-45 DNP SUB-20 DNP DNP SUB-27 SUB-9 DNP SUB-56 LB-58 LB-60 INJ DNP DNP Smith SPR SPR SPR SPR SPR SPR UNAV SPR SPR SPR SPR SPR SPR SPR SPR CB-90 UNAV Storm UNAV SPR SPR SPR SPR SPR UNAV SPR DNP UNAV SPR INJ UNAV SPR DNP SPR UNAV Kuzain -- -- -- -- -- -- UNAV SPR SPR SPR SPR SPR SUB-3 SUB-72 CM-90 DNP SUB-7 Zendejas DNP DNP SPR DNP DNP DNP DNP SPR INJ INJ SPR DNP SPR SPR DNP DNP DNP Zusi RB-90 RB-90 RB-90 RB-90 RB-90 RB-90 RB-90 RB-90 RB-90 RB-90 RB-90 RB-90 RB-90 RB-90 RB-90 RB-90 RB-90 7/4 7/7 7/14 7/28 8/4 8/11 8/18 8/25 9/1 9/8 9/15 9/23 9/30 10/6 10/17 10/21 10/28 PLAYER @RSL TOR @NY FCD @HOU @LAFC POR MIN @SEA ORL @SJ @PHI RSL LA @VAN @FCD LFC Amor CB-90 SUB-17 CB-90 UNAV UNAV Belmar DNP SUB-10 SUB-30 UNAV DNP Besler UNAV CB-90 INJ CB-90 CB-90 Busio INJ INJ UNAV SUB-13 CM-90 Croizet RW-90 CM-90 CM-78 SUB-21 CF-61 Dick SPR UNAV DNP DNP DNP Didic INJ INJ INJ DNP DNP Espinoza CM-89 SUS CM-90 CM-90 SUS Evans UNAV UNAV INJ INJ INJ Fernandes SUB-4 LW-90 LW-60 RW-90 RW-90 Fontas -- -- -- -- -- Gutierrez INJ INJ SUB-12 CM-77 CM-90 Lewis -- -- -- -- -- Lindsey DNP LB-90 LB-90 LB-90 DNP Lobato INJ INJ INJ UNAV DNP Medranda INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ Melia GK-90 GK-90 GK-90 GK-90 GK-90 Nemeth -- -- -- -- -- Opara CB-90 CB-73 INJ CB-90 CB-90 Rubio SUB-6 CF-73 DNP CF-69 SUB-29 Russell SUB-45 RW-90 RW-90 INJ INJ Salloi LW-89 SUS CF-90 LW-90 LW-90 Ilie CM-90 CM-90 CM-90 CM-90 CM-90 Shelton CF-84 SUB-9 INJ INJ INJ Sinovic LB-86 DNP DNP DNP LB-90 Smith DNP DNP CB-90 UNAV SPR Storm SPR DNP SPR UNAV SPR Kuzain CM-45 CM-90 DNP DNP DNP Zendejas DNP DNP SPR UNAV SPR Zusi RB-90 RB-90 RB-90 RB-90 RB-90 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 | August 11, 2018 at Los Angeles FC | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes SINGLE SEASON RECORDS (FIELD PLAYERS) 1996-2017

ALL-TIME RECORDS (FIELD PLAYERS)

Stat

Player

#

Stat

Player

#

Games

C.J. Sapong (2011)

34

Games

Matt Besler

245

Minutes

Ilie Sanchez (2017)

2970

Minutes

Matt Besler

21,496

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

337

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

761

Cautions

Aurelien Collin (2013)

13

Cautions

Roger Espinoza

47

Ejections

Davy Arnaud (2010)

3

Ejections

Roger Espinoza

8

SINGLE SEASON RECORDS (GOALKEEPERS) 1996-2017

ALL-TIME RECORDS (GOALKEEPERS)

Stat

Player

#

Stat

Player

#

Games

Jimmy Nielsen (2012 & 2013)

34

Games

Jimmy Nielsen

128

Minutes

Jimmy Nielsen (2012 & 2013)

3060

Minutes

Jimmy Nielsen

11497

Wins

Mike Ammann (1997)

21

Wins

Jimmy Nielsen

57

Losses

Mike Amman (1998)

16

Losses

Tony Meola

45

Draws

Bo Oshoniyi (2005)

12

Draws

Jimmy Nielsen

32

Shutouts

Tony Meola (2000)

16

Shutouts

Jimmy Nielsen

45

Goals Against Average

Tim Melia (2017)

0.78

Goals Allowed

Tony Meola

154

Goals Allowed

Mike Amman (1997) & Kevin Hartman (2007)

45

Saves

Tony Meola

507

Saves

Tony Meola (2000)

129

Goals Against Avg.

Jimmy Nielsen

0.99

SINGLE GAME RECORDS (FIELD PLAYERS)

SINGLE SEASON TEAM RECORDS

Stat

Player

#

Stat

Year

#

Goals

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

3

Goals

1996

61

Assists

2000

67

Assists

Chris Henderson (1999)

4

Shots

2012

542

Shots

Preki (1997)

12

Shots on goal

1996

250

Shots on goal

Preki (1996), Eddie Johnson (2007)

6

Fouls Committed

2013

511

Fouls Committed

Davy Arnaud (2010), Oriol Rosell (2013)

8

Fouls Suffered

2000

541

Fouls Suffered

Davy Arnaud (2006)

10

Offsides

1997

117

Offsides

Alex Bunbury (1999)

7

Corner Kicks

2012

199

Corner Kicks

Alex Zotinca (2006)

12

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

SINGLE GAME RECORDS (GOALKEEPERS) Stat

Player

#

Goals Allowed

Bo Oshoniyi (2001)

7

Saves

Tim Melia (2018)

10

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Sporting KC Game Notes | August 11, 2018 at Los Angeles FC | SportingKC.com/Game-Notes SPORTING KANSAS CITY INDIVIDUAL ALL-TIME CHARTS (MLS REGULAR SEASON) GAMES PLAYED Player GP 1. Matt Besler* 245 2. Graham Zusi* 240 2. Davy Arnaud 240 3. Kerry Zavagnin 237 5. Nick Garcia 224 6. Preki 218 7. Roger Espinoza* 210 8. Jimmy Conrad 204 9. Chris Klein 200 10. Jack Jewsbury 195 GAMES STARTED Player GS 1. Matt Besler* 239 2. Kerry Zavagnin 228 3. Nick Garcia 224 4. Davy Arnaud 213 5. Jimmy Conrad 203 6. Graham Zusi* 200 7. Preki 199 8. Roger Espinoza* 190 9. Chris Klein 183 10. Seth Sinovic* 167 MINUTES PLAYED Player MP 1. Matt Besler* 21,496 2. Kerry Zavagnin 20,515 3. Nick Garcia 20,157 4. Davy Arnaud 19,399 5. Graham Zusi* 18,420 6. Jimmy Conrad 18,194 7. Preki 17,817 8. Roger Espinoza* 16,871 9. Chris Klein 16,380 10. Seth Sinovic* 14,784 GAMES PLAYED IN GOAL Player GP 1. Jimmy Nielsen 128 2. Tony Meola 125 3. Tim Melia* 103 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. Kevin Hartman 90 332 4. Tim Melia* 103 309 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. Tony Meola 125 37 3. Tim Melia* 103 34 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. Tony Meola 125 49 3. Tim Melia* 103 44 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* 240 28 9. Scott Sealy 88 28 9. Vitalis Takawira 103 28 ASSISTS Player GP A 1. Preki 218 98 2. Graham Zusi* 240 60 2. Chris Klein 200 45 4. Benny Feilhaber 150 41 5. Davy Arnaud 240 35 6. Roger Espinoza* 210 31 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. Kei Kamara 113 370 5. Graham Zusi* 240 367 6. Chris Klein 200 312 7. Mo Johnston 149 274 8. Josh Wolff 144 265 9. Benny Feilhaber 150 237 10. Roger Espinoza* 210 236 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* 240 118 9. Vitalis Takawira 103 102 10. Mark Chung 94 95 FOULS COMMITTED Player GP FC 1. Roger Espinoza* 210 337 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* 245 212 9. Jimmy Conrad 204 210 10. Graham Zusi* 240 195 FOULS SUFFERED Player GP FS 1. Davy Arnaud 240 528 2. Preki 218 362 3. Kerry Zavagnin 237 354 4. Roger Espinoza* 210 298 5. Benny Feilhaber 150 286 6. Graham Zusi* 240 278 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* 210 47 2. Kerry Zavagnin 237 44 3. Davy Arnaud 240 43 4. Nick Garcia 224 37 5. Matt Besler* 245 31 5. Aurelien Collin 107 31 7. Diego Gutierrez 119 30 7. Matt McKeon 144 30 9. Seth Sinovic* 176 29 10. Jack Jewsbury 195 28 10. Mo Johnston 149 28 34

CORNER KICKS Player GP CK 1. Graham Zusi* 240 761 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* 240 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* 240 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. 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* 240 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. Kei Kamara 113 5 5. Claudio Lopez 57 4 6. Ilie Sanchez* 55 3 6. Claudio Bieler 41 3 6. Jose Burciaga Jr. 115 3 6. Jack Jewsbury 195 3 6. 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 | August 11, 2018 at Los Angeles FC | 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 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 2017 Ilie Sanchez 33 10 players tied with 32 MINUTES PLAYED Year Player MIN 2012 Jimmy Nielsen 3060 2013 Jimmy Nielsen 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 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 2008 Kevin Hartman 2010 Jimmy Nielsen 2017 Tim Melia

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

GOALKEEPER WINS Year Player GP GW 1997 Mike Ammann 29 21 2012 Jimmy Nielsen 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 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

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 2011 Graham Zusi 32 97

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 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 FOULS SUFFERED Year Player GP FS 2004 Davy Arnaud 30 111 2005 Davy Arnaud 31 85 2015 Dom Dwyer 30 81 1999 Preki 30 77 2006 Davy Arnaud 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 EJECTIONS (RED CARDS) Year Player GP RC 2010 Davy Arnaud 27 3 eight players tied with 2

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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 2018 Felipe Gutierrez* 9 5 *Minimum 5 goal

AVG 0.71 0.67 0.63 0.56 0.56


Sporting KC Game Notes | August 11, 2018 at Los Angeles FC | 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 8 times

CORNER KICKS Career: 761 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: 337 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: 61 Game: 6 2-Tms: 10 Half: 5 Half: 5

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

ASSISTS Season: 67 Game: 10 2-Tms: 12 Half: 8

in 2000 06/20/1999 vs. MET 07/04/2001 vs. CHI 06/20/1999 vs. MET (1st)

SHOTS Season: 542 Game: 34 Game: 34 2-Tms: 44 2-Tms: 44 2-Tms: 44 Half: 23

in 2012 05/15/2016 vs. ORL 04/20/2018 vs. VAN 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: 199 in 2012 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


Adrian Zendejas Amer Didic Ike Opara Brad Evans Matt Besler Ilie Sanchez Johnny Russell Graham Zusi Yohan Croizet Diego Rubio Gerso Fernandes Gianluca Busio Khiry Shelton Seth Sinovic Graham Smith Roger Espinoza Eric Dick Cristian Lobato Daniel Salloi Felipe Gutierrez Emiliano Amor Colton Storm Jaylin Lindsey Tim Melia Wan Kuzain Matt Lewis Kharlton Belmar Jimmy Medranda

Player

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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 26 29 75 88 90 94

#

13

90D 90M 90F 90D 37 2

90D 90M 88F 90D 70M 5

90D 90M 85F 90D 74M

90D 90M 52F 90D 90M 19 2

90D 90M 88F 90D 19

90D 90M 82F 90D 71M 1 8

90D 90M 90F 90D 90M 19

90D 90M 90F 90D 71M

90D

90D 90D 90M 90M 90M 90F 90D 90D 90D 78M 21 61F 69F 29 60F 90F 90F 13 90M

17

21

1

45

13 90D 90D 90D 90D 77D 81M 90D 36D

12

10

30

31 90D 90D 74D 90D 90D 90D 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 3 72 90M 7 45M 90M

90F 90F 90F 12 77M 90M 90D

9

90D 90M 90M 90D 90M 71F 90M

73D 16 38 71D 19 32 78F 29 90F 87F 77F 90F 90F 90F 82F 90F 90F 90F 90F 90F 90F 90F 90F 89M 90M 90M 90M 90M 53M 14 90D 45 90D 17

84F 86D

90M 45 90D 90M 6 4

90D 90M 90M

33

90D 90M 90F 90D 83M 16 57F

90D 90M 90M 89M 90M 90M 90M 90M 76M 90M 90M 90M 90M 87M 90M 90M 90M 90M 89M

14

90D 45D 90M 90M 90M 78F 90F 90D 90D 90D 18M 85M 12 5 90F 90F 76F

55F 82F 90F 90F 90F 90F 71F 90F 90F 89F 90F 90F 69D 90D 45D 20 27 9 54 58D 59D

3

35

90D 90M 88F 90D 61F 2 29

90D 90M 90F 90D 63M 8

90D 90M 90F 90D 8

90D 90M 90F 90D 57F 61F 33

90D 90M 89F 90D 1

90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 73D

90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D

90D 90D

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 NYC CHI SJ COL DC LA SEA VAN NE COL ATL MIN CLB MIN POR HOU MTL RSL TOR NYR DAL HOU 0-2 4-3 3-2 2-2 1-0 2-0 2-2 6-0 0-1 1-0 2-0 1-1 0-0 4-1 0-0 3-2 0-2 2-4 2-2 2-3 2-3 1-0

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04/28/2018 05/05/2018 05/09/2018 05/20/2018 05/27/2018 06/03/2018 06/09/2018 06/23/2018 06/30/2018 07/04/2018 07/07/2018 07/14/2018 07/28/2018 08/04/2018

KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC

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

at vs at at vs vs at vs at at vs at vs at

NE 1 COL 0 ATL 0 MIN 1 CLB 0 MIN 1 POR 0 HOU 2 MTL 2 RSL 4 TOR 2 NYR 3 DAL 3 HOU 0

SJ 2 COL 2 DC 0 LA 0 SEA 2 VAN 0

#9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20 #21 #22

vs at vs at vs vs

Game Game Game Game Game Game Game Game Game Game Game Game Game Game

3 2 1 2 2 6

KC KC KC KC KC KC

#3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8

Game Game Game Game Game Game

03/17/2018 03/24/2018 03/31/2018 04/08/2018 04/15/2018 04/20/2018

KC 0 vs NYC 2 KC 4 at CHI 3

Game log: Game #1 03/04/2018 Game #2 03/10/2018

L W W T T W T W L L T L L W

W T W W T W

L W

64

88

38; Rubio 2 (Fernandes 2)

85; Shelton 2 (Salloi 6, Rubio 1)

35; Lobato 2 (Espinoza 6)

59; Rubio 3 (Salloi 5, Russell 5)

9; Kuzain 1 (unassisted)

87

Salloi 6 (Sinovic 1, Espinoza 7) 20; Opara 1 (Russell 6, Espinoza 8) Sanchez 3 (penalty kick) 57; Russell 6 (Rubio 2) 61 Russell 7 (Zusi 2, Lindsey 1) 8; Espinoza 1 (Zusi 3) 51 Fernandes 2 (Rubio 3) 50; Salloi 7 (Opara 1) 97+ Rubio 4 (Busio 1, Zusi 4) 74

Salloi 5 (Russell 4)

Salloi 4 (Croizet 2)

Salloi 2 (unassisted) 16 Salloi 3 (Sanchez 2) 67; Fernandes 1 (Sanchez 3) Shelton 1 (Russell 3) 8

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Gutierrez 1 (unassisted) 9; Russell 1 (Salloi 1, Espinoza 1) 44; Medranda 1 (unassisted) 83; Gutierrez 2 (Salloi 2, Russell 1) 86 Sanchez 1 (penalty kick) 25; Zusi 1 (Espinoza 2) 56; Gutierrez 3 (Salloi 3, Russell 2) 68 Gutierrez 4 (unassisted) 57; Rubio 1 (Shelton 1, Fernandes 1) 91+ Gutierrez 5 (Shelton 2) 3 Salloi 1 (unassisted) 56; Russell 2 (Espinoza 3) 61 Sanchez 2 (penalty kick) 34; Zusi 2 (Medranda 1) 78 Russell 3 (Espinoza 4, Zusi 1) 10; Russell 4 (Espinoza 5) 16; Medranda 2 (Salloi 4) 30; Russell 5 (Besler 1) Lobato 1 (Croizet 1) 54; Croizet 1 (Sanchez 1) 77

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Adrian Zendejas Amer Didic Ike Opara Brad Evans Matt Besler Ilie Sanchez Johnny Russell Graham Zusi Yohan Croizet Diego Rubio Gerso Fernandes Gianluca Busio Khiry Shelton Seth Sinovic Graham Smith Roger Espinoza Eric Dick Cristian Lobato Daniel Salloi Felipe Gutierrez Emiliano Amor Colton Storm Jaylin Lindsey Tim Melia Wan Kuzain Matt Lewis Kharlton Belmar Jimmy Medranda

Player

U.S. OPEN CUP 4R 06/06/2017 5R 06/16/2017 QF 07/18/2017

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 26 29 75 88 90 94

#

KC KC KC

2 3 2

85F 90D 90D 90M

68M 15

90D

90D

83M

at RSL 0 vs DAL 2 at HOU 4

90F

90M

15

90M 25 90D 5 65F 75F

22

7 90M

90D 90M 75M

U.S. OPEN CUP 4R 5R RSL DAL 2-0 3-2 90G 90G 90D 90D

W W L

25 90G

90F 19 90D

65D 90D 90M

90M 90M 90D 19 71M 71M

QF HOU 2-4

Russell (Belmar) 47; Belmar (Russell) 74 Salloi (Opara) 43; Salloi (Kuzain) 66; Croizet (unassisted) Russell (Fernandes) 2; Croizet (Russell) 93+

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Game Notes: Sporting KC at LAFC | Aug. 11, 2018  
Game Notes: Sporting KC at LAFC | Aug. 11, 2018  
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