Beyond The Box Score: Sporting KC hits 1,000 regular-season goals

Sporting Kansas City hit a major milestone Saturday night when Gerso Fernandes embarked on a stunning solo effort in the 50th minute of a 3-2 defeat to FC Dallas at Children's Mercy Park.

The diminutive winger split a pair of defenders and curled a brilliant left-footed strike into the far left corner, drawing his side level at 1-1 and giving Sporting KC its 1,000th regular-season goal in club history.

Homegrown forward Daniel Salloi added a late consolation goal for Sporting KC in the 97th minute, giving the team 1,001 goals all-time in the MLS regular season. Below is a breakdown of Kansas City's statistical achievement, as they join LA Galaxy (1,145), New York Red Bulls (1,090), D.C. United (1,074), FC Dallas (1,063) Columbus Crew SC (1,047) and the New England Revolution 1,007) in the One Thousand Club.

Sporting KC: 1,000 regular-season goals

  • 606 goals at home (1.69 per game)
  • 395 goals on the road (1.10 per game)
  • 426 goals in the first half
  • 575 goals in the second half and overtime

Regular-season goals by 15-minute intervals

TOTAL 1-15th 16-30th 31-45th 46-60th 61-75th 76-90th OT
1,001 110 159 157 188 160 225 2

Sporting KC regular-season goals vs. opponent

Opponent Goals Per Game
Atlanta United FC 3 1.50
Chicago Fire 66 1.25
Chivas USA 31 1.82
Colorado Rapids 100 1.61
Columbus Crew SC 85 1.55
D.C. United 75 1.36
FC Dallas 88 1.49
Houston Dynamo 34 1.21
LA Galaxy 75 1.23
Miami Fusion 9 1.13
Minnesota United FC 9 1.80
Montreal Impact 20 1.54
New England Revolution 85 1.57
New York City FC 4 1.00
New York Red Buls 71 1.29
Orlando City SC 5 1.67
Philadelphia Union 18 1.20
Portland Timbers 12 0.92
Real Salt Lake 34 1.26
San Jose Earthquakes 68 1.33
Seattle Sounders FC 17 1.00
Tampa Bay Mutiny 28 1.65
Toronto FC 39 1.56
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 25 1.92

Another Texas club awaits Sporting KC next Saturday as Vermes’ men travel to face rivals Houston Dynamo for the third time in six weeks. Kickoff at BBVA Compass Stadium is set for 8 p.m. CT on FOX Sports Kansas City Plus, FOX Sports Midwest Plus and FOX Sports GO. Sporting KC claimed a 3-2 victory in the first meeting between the sides on June 23 at Children’s Mercy Park before taking a 4-2 loss in the U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 on July 18 in Houston. 

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