Sporting KC 2018 preseason stats - Tucson background

Sporting Kansas City closed out the 2018 preseason, presented by Children's Mercy, with a 3-2 defeat to the Portland Timbers on Saturday at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona.


Manager Peter Vermes' men finished exhibition play with a 4-2-1 record as 11 different players accounted for 14 goals and 10 different players provided assists. Check out the full stat sheet far below.


2018 Preseason Leaders


  • Goals: Gerso, Diego Rubio and Daniel Salloi (2)
  • Assists: Cristian Lobato (2)
  • Games played: 10 players (7)
  • Games started: Yohan Croizet Roger Espinoza, Ilie, Cristian Lobato, Tim Melia and Daniel Salloi (6)
  • Minutes: Yohan Croizet (346)


With a month-long preseason campaign in the rearview mirror, Sporting KC will kick off the club's 23rd season in Major League Soccer next Sunday, March 4, against New York City FC at world-class Children's Mercy Park. The highly anticipated curtain raiser will kick off at 6:30 p.m. CT on FS1 with tickets available via SeatGeek.com.

<strong>POS</strong>
<strong>Player</strong>
<strong>Games</strong>
<strong>Starts</strong>
<strong>Goals</strong>
<strong>Assists</strong>
<strong>Minutes</strong>
F
Diego Rubio
7
3
2
1
290
F
Daniel Salloi
7
6
2
0
268
F
Gerso
6
2
2
0
224
D/F
Cristian Lobato
7
6
1
2
317
M
Ilie
7
6
1
1
331
M
Roger Espinoza
7
6
1
1
331
F
Khiry Shelton
7
4
1
1
252
M
Felipe Hernandez *
6
1
1
0
239
M
Gianluca Busio
6
1
1
0
239
F
Hadji Barry *
3
0
1
0
90
F
Will Bagrou ^
3
0
1
0
90
D
Jaylin Lindsey
7
5
0
1
299
M
Felipe Gutierrez
4
3
0
1
198
F
Kharlton Belmar
6
0
0
1
193
F
Johnny Russell
3
1
0
1
137
D
Wilfred Williams ^
3
0
0
1
120
M
Yohan Croizet
7
6
0
0
346
GK
Tim Melia
6
6
0
0
301
M
Kuzain *
6
1
0
0
299
D
Amer Didic
7
4
0
0
257
D
Ike Opara
5
4
0
0
257
D
Matt Besler
6
5
0
0
256
GK
Adrian Zendejas
6
0
0
0
237
D
Seth Sinovic
7
2
0
0
225
D
Colton Storm
5
0
0
0
179
D
Graham Smith
5
0
0
0
162
D/M
James Musa
3
0
0
0
150
D
Emiliano Amor
4
1
0
0
148
F
Zach Wright
3
0
0
0
135
D
Graham Zusi
3
2
0
0
122
D
Matt Lewis
3
0
0
0
90
D
Trialist 1 ^^
3
0
0
0
90
D
Jimmy Medranda
3
1
0
0
86
GK
Eric Dick
2
1
0
0
62
GK
Andrew Dykstra ^^
2
0
0
0
60
M
Rodrigo Saravia *
2
0
0
0
60
M
Sebastian Cruz **
2
0
0
0
60
M
Cameron Duke **
1
0
0
0
60

* Swope Park Rangers
** Sporting KC Academy
^ Unsigned MLS SuperDraft pick
^^ No longer with club