HOW ACQUIRED: Returned to Sporting in January 2015, after spending time in England with Wigan Athletic.
Espinoza is one of only three players currently under contract with MLS to have appeared in an Olympic Games and two or more FIFA World Cups. In his first stint in Kansas City, he helped the club to the 2012 US Open Cup, and played in 130 matches for the club across all competitions. In his first season back, Espinoza set an MLS career high with four assists, and made three starts in Sporting's successful US Open Cup run.
OUTSIDE MLS: Espinoza made 57 appearances in all competitions for Wigan Athletic FC, including 42 league appearances and three games played in the UEFA Europa League. He won the Wigan Community Player of the Year award in the 2013-14 season. He played 90 minutes in Wigan's historic 2013 FA Cup Final win over Manchester City.