Roger Espinoza

Roger Espinoza
15
Midfielder
  • Sporting Kansas City
  • 5' 11"
  • 160 lbs.
  • 10-25-1986
  • Puerto Cortes, Honduras

 

MLS:  

2012: Espinoza started in 26 matches for Sporting Kansas City during the 2012 MLS regular season and provided a spark to the Sporting KC midfield in each match that he was available. Espinoza left the October 7th match against the Columbus Crew in second half stoppage time after suffering a high ankle sprain. Espinoza missed the final two matches of the regular season but played significant minutes in the clubs two legged playoff series against the Houston Dynamo. Espinoza was named a 2012 AT&T MLS All-Star.
 
2011: Recorded first point of season with assist in 3-3 draw at Vancouver Whitecaps FC on April 2nd. Tallied assists in back-to-back matches, in 1-1 tie at Houston Dynamo and in 4-2 victory over Toronto FC. Recorded his first game winning goal since 2008 during a 2-0 victory over Real Salt Lake on August 3rd. 
 
2010: Enjoyed his best season to date in the league, appearing in 25 matches, all of them starts, and recording one assist. Graduated from the MLS Generation Adidas program at the end of the season. Played the full 90 minutes in 2-1 win over Manchester United in summer friendly.
 
2009: Appeared in 16 games (six starts), recording two assists. Missed time with the team due to his inclusion in the Honduran National team's squad for the 2009 Gold Cup. 
 
2008: Selected 11th overall in the first round of the 2008 MLS SuperDraft. As a rookie, played 22 games (12 starts) and tied for third on the team in assists with 3. Started 6 games for the reserve team and recorded 2 assists. Named Kansas City’s 2008 Rookie of the Year.
 
NATIONAL TEAM: Earned first of 25 career appearances for the Honduras National Team on January 22, 2009 in a 2-1 win over Belize. Scored game-winning goal in 1-0 victory over El Salvador in the UNCAF Nations Cup 3rd place match, his first goal for the national team. Named in the Honduras squad for the 2009 Gold Cup, scoring against Grenada and helping the team to a semi-final berth. Scored again for Honduras against the United States in a January 23, 2010 friendly. Named to the roster for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and started two matches, going the full 90 against Chile and 45 minutes versus eventual champions Spain. Appeared in quarterfinal and semifinal matches of 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Espinoza again received a call-up to play for the Honduras National Team in their international friendlies against the United States and Jamaica on October 8, 2011 and October 12, 2011 respectively; Espinoza started both matches. Espinoza also participated in the London 2012 Olympic games. Despite being the underdogs, Honduras advanced from group stage before falling 3-2 to Brazil in the quarterfinals. Espinoza earned a goal and an assist before being shown a second yellow card in the 90th minute of the quarterfinals. As Espinoza exited the pitch, he received a standing ovation. 
 
COLLEGE: Started career at Yavapai College where he was first team All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year and National Player of the Year runner-up. Transferred to Ohio State, where he was named first team All-Conference and led the Buckeyes to the College Cup final.
 
PERSONAL: One of six children. Loves snowboarding, ice fishing and playing Call of Duty. Also enjoys eating, especially his mother’s Honduran cuisine.
 

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2012 Sporting Kansas City 26 26 0 2275 2 35 9 47 1 5 1
2011 Sporting Kansas City 24 24 1 1979 3 20 5 44 0 3 1
2010 Kansas City Wizards 25 25 0 2192 1 15 4 42 0 5 0
2009 Kansas City Wizards 16 6 0 635 2 10 2 8 2 3 0
2008 Kansas City Wizards 22 12 1 1169 3 16 6 15 6 3 2
Career Totals 113 93 2 8250 11 96 26 156 9 19 4

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Sporting Kansas City 2 2 0 167 0 3 1 4 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Sporting Kansas City 26 26 0 2275 2 35 9 47 1 5 1

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Sporting Kansas City 3 3 0 210 0 1 0 3 0 2 0
MLS Regular Season Sporting Kansas City 24 24 1 1979 3 20 5 44 0 3 1

2010 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Kansas City Wizards 25 25 0 2192 1 15 4 42 0 5 0

2009 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Kansas City Wizards 16 6 0 635 2 10 2 8 2 3 0

2008 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Kansas City Wizards 2 1 0 78 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
MLS Regular Season Kansas City Wizards 22 12 1 1169 3 16 6 15 6 3 2
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
10/24/2012 PHI @ KC W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/20/2012 KC @ NY T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/7/2012 KC @ CLB T 1-1 Started 89 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0
9/28/2012 CHI @ KC W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0
9/22/2012 KC @ MTL T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/19/2012 KC @ NY W 2-0 Started 79 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0
9/14/2012 HOU @ KC T 1-1 Started 74 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 0
9/1/2012 TOR @ KC W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0
8/26/2012 NY @ KC T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0
8/18/2012 KC @ TOR W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0
8/11/2012 DC @ KC W 1-2 Started 89 0 0 1 0 2 2 1 0
8/4/2012 KC @ NE W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/28/2012 CLB @ KC L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/21/2012 NE @ KC T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/18/2012 KC @ HOU L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/14/2012 KC @ CLB W 2-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0
7/7/2012 HOU @ KC T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
7/4/2012 KC @ MTL W 3-1 Started 90 0 1 3 1 2 2 0 0
6/29/2012 CHI @ KC L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 0
6/23/2012 KC @ PHI L 0-4 Started 84 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
6/20/2012 KC @ SEA T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 1 3 3 0 0
6/16/2012 TOR @ KC W 0-2 Started 89 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
5/27/2012 SJ @ KC W 1-2 Started 89 0 0 1 1 1 3 1 0
5/19/2012 KC @ COL T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/12/2012 KC @ CHI L 1-2 Started 62 0 1 3 2 1 1 0 1
5/5/2012 MTL @ KC L 2-0 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0
4/21/2012 KC @ POR L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 4 0 0
4/18/2012 KC @ VAN W 3-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 4 3 0 0
4/14/2012 RSL @ KC W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0
4/7/2012 LA @ KC W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0
4/1/2012 KC @ CHV W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3/25/2012 DAL @ KC W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 2 1 0
3/17/2012 NE @ KC W 0-3 Started 90 0 0 5 0 1 1 0 0
3/10/2012 KC @ DC W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 1 1 3 4 0 0
10/22/2011 KC @ DC W 1-0 Started 45 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
10/15/2011 NY @ KC W 0-2 Started 55 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
10/1/2011 KC @ SJ T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/28/2011 CLB @ KC W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/23/2011 PHI @ KC T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
9/17/2011 KC @ RSL L 0-1 Started 81 0 0 1 0 0 6 0 0
9/10/2011 HOU @ KC W 0-3 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
9/5/2011 LA @ KC T 2-2 Started 64 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0
8/27/2011 DAL @ KC L 3-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 3 3 0 0
8/21/2011 DC @ KC W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 0
8/17/2011 POR @ KC W 1-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
8/6/2011 SEA @ KC L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/3/2011 RSL @ KC W 0-2 Started 57 1 0 5 2 4 1 0 1
7/30/2011 NE @ KC T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0
7/23/2011 TOR @ KC W 2-4 Started 90 0 1 0 0 3 4 0 0
7/16/2011 KC @ HOU T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0
7/9/2011 CHV @ KC T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 3 1 1 0
7/6/2011 COL @ KC T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 3 4 0 0
7/2/2011 KC @ POR W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 0
6/25/2011 VAN @ KC W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 2 1 3 3 0 0
6/22/2011 KC @ PHI T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/17/2011 SJ @ KC W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/12/2011 KC @ DAL W 4-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/9/2011 CHI @ KC T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/4/2011 KC @ TOR T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/28/2011 KC @ COL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/21/2011 KC @ SEA L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0
5/14/2011 KC @ LA L 1-4 Started 57 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
4/30/2011 KC @ NY L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/23/2011 KC @ NE L 2-3 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0
4/16/2011 KC @ CLB L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
4/2/2011 KC @ VAN T 3-3 Started 90 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
3/26/2011 KC @ CHI L 2-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0
3/19/2011 KC @ CHV W 3-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
10/23/2010 SJ @ KC W 1-4 Started 90 0 0 3 1 3 0 0 0
10/16/2010 KC @ NE L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0
10/12/2010 KC @ CHI W 2-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
10/9/2010 SEA @ KC L 2-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 3 0 0
10/2/2010 KC @ NY L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
9/25/2010 DAL @ KC L 3-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0
9/22/2010 HOU @ KC W 3-4 Started 90 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 0
9/19/2010 KC @ CHV W 2-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
9/4/2010 KC @ PHI T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 3 1 1 0
8/28/2010 KC @ LA W 2-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
8/21/2010 NE @ KC W 1-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/14/2010 KC @ SJ L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
8/7/2010 RSL @ KC T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
7/31/2010 TOR @ KC W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0
7/17/2010 KC @ COL T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
7/14/2010 KC @ CLB W 1-0 Started 90 0 1 0 0 4 1 0 0
7/10/2010 CHV @ KC L 2-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0
7/3/2010 KC @ DAL L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
6/26/2010 NY @ KC L 3-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/10/2010 PHI @ KC W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/5/2010 KC @ TOR T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/29/2010 KC @ RSL L 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/23/2010 CLB @ KC L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/15/2010 CHI @ KC T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0
5/5/2010 KC @ DC L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0
5/1/2010 KC @ HOU L 0-3 Started 54 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
4/24/2010 LA @ KC T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0
4/17/2010 KC @ SEA L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
4/10/2010 COL @ KC W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
3/27/2010 DC @ KC W 0-4 Started 68 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves