HOW ACQUIRED: Returned to Sporting in January 2015, after spending time in England with Wigan Athletic.
A central midfield staple for Sporting KC, the hard-working Espinoza started his pro career in Kansas City (2008-2012) before moving to join Wigan Athletic in England (2013-2014) following his participation with Honduras in the 2012 London Olympics.
Before leaving to England, he was part of the KC squad that won the US Open Cup in 2012 and he also earned an MLS All-Star nod that same season. In his first campaign back in MLS in 2015, Espinoza helped Sporting win another US Open Cup.
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.