The Full 90

Sporting notes: Yellow cards mounting

Yellow cards mounting

A halftime Q and A with Sporting Kansas City players on the in-stadium videoboard asked which player would finish the season with the most cards and two players (midfielder Roger Espinoza and defender Aurelien Collin) received the lion’s share of votes.

Fittingly, both Collin and Espinoza picked up their first yellow cards of the season.

Collin’s came in the 32nd minute for a cross-body challenge from behind that leveled Blas Perez, while Espinoza’s was a relatively pedestrian time-wasting caution in the 93rd minute as he delayed a corner kick.

At the moment, however, right back Chance Myers is the clubhouse leader with two yellow cards. He got his second with a reckless foul against Ricardo Villar in the 36th minute.

• Collin, 26, started and went the full 90 minutes, notching a goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time in the first half.

He left last Saturday’s home opener with a mild muscle strain, giving way to Lawrence Olum in the 59th minute, but returned to training Wednesday and showed no ill-effects.

Although, Collin, whose goal was the 700th regular-season tally in franchise history, did appear to wear a sleeve on his right quadriceps.

• For the third time in as many games this season, Sporting KC outshot its opponent by double digits.

Sporting peppered 18 shots in the win against FC Dallas, which only managed eight shots of its own.

During the season opener March 10 at D.C. United, Sporting owned a 17-7 shot advantage and followed up a week later by outshooting New England 27-11 in the home opener.

Kei Kamara, who had 11 shots on Sunday, leads MLS with 24 shots this season.

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