Roger Espinoza

Roger Espinoza
Roger Espinoza
Roger Espinoza
Midfielder
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Real Name: Roger Espinoza
HT: 5' 11" WT: 170
Designated Player
Age: 30 (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.

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.

INTERNATIONAL: Espinoza has 50 appearances for Honduras and started five games across two different World Cups for the nation. In 2012 he was a major part of the Honduras Olympic team that made a surprise run out of the group stage at the London Olympics. He was applauded off the field by the Newcastle crowd after receiving a second yellow card in the 90th minute of the 3-2 quarterfinal defeat to Brazil, during which he scored a goal and registered 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 NCAA College Cup final.

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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2017Sporting Kansas City242412137334736391
2016Sporting Kansas City30301267954812651102
2015Sporting Kansas City171711484419528030
2012Sporting Kansas City262602275235947151
2011Sporting Kansas City242411979320544031
2010Kansas City Wizards252502192115442050
2009Kansas City Wizards166063521028230
2008Kansas City Wizards221211169316615632
Career Totals-184164514550231975028513417
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