Roger Espinoza

Roger Espinoza
Roger Espinoza
Roger Espinoza
Sporting Kansas City
Midfielder
27
Real Name: Roger Espinoza
HT: 5' 11" WT: 170
Age: 29 (10/25/1986)
Birthplace: Puerto Cortes, Honduras
Hometown: Aurora, CO

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.

INTERNATIONAL: Espinoza has 47 appearances and has scored four goals for Honduras, and started five games across two different World Cups. In 2012 he was a major part of the Honduras team that made a surprise run out of the group stage at the London Olympics. He was applauded off the field after receiving a second yellow card in the 90th minute of the 3-2 quarter final defeat to Brazil, where he scored a goal and had an assist.
 
COLLEGE: Espinoza started his college career at Yavapai College. He was first team All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year and National Player of the Year runner-up. He transferred to Ohio State, and was named first team All-Conference and led the Buckeyes to the College Cup final.

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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2016Sporting Kansas City2121018824361047151
2015Sporting Kansas City171711484419528030
2012Sporting Kansas City262602275235947151
2011Sporting Kansas City242411979320544031
2010Kansas City Wizards252502192115442050
2009Kansas City Wizards166063521028230
2008Kansas City Wizards221211169316615632
Career Totals-151131311616191514123110275
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