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Beyond The Box Score: Sporting

When Gerso Fernandes fired Sporting Kansas City into an early lead with the deft touch of his left boot on Saturday night against the Colorado Rapids, it continued a season-long scoring trend that would normally go unnoticed by many.

The newest edition of Beyond The Box Score shines light on said trend, illustrating a statistical quirk unique to Manager Peter Vermes' men over the course of 2019.

Gerso's tidy finish in a narrow 3-2 defeat to the Colorado Rapids—which saw Sporting play down a man for the final 70 minutes after captain Matt Besler was sent off—gave the side its 25th left-footed goal of the regular season.