CJ Sapong

CJ Sapong
CJ Sapong
CJ Sapong
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Real Name: CJ Sapong
HT: 6' 1" WT: 189
Age: 30 (12/27/1988)
Birthplace: Manassas, Virginia
Hometown: Manassas, Virginia

How he joined the Club: Acquired on Feb. 23, 2019 via trade with the Philadelphia Union.

2019 (CHICAGO FIRE): Ranked tied for the most appearances (32) on the team in his first season wih the Fire … Scored a team-high 13 goals, while also notching two assists … Awarded Man of the Match and Scored the Club’s 1,000th MLS regular season goal in the same game against New York City FC on May 25 … Ranked in the top five on the team for minutes played (2,551).

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Sapong joins the Fire with 233 appearances (177 starts) in eight MLS seasons, tallying 56 goals and 23 assists during that stretch ... Sapong has spent the last four seasons (2015-18) with the Union, posting 36 goals and 14 assists in 123 appearances (108 starts) ... He was originally selected by Sporting Kansas City as the 10th overall selection in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft and made 34 appearances during his rookie season, scoring five goals and adding five assists en route to being named the 2011 MLS Rookie of the Year ... In four seasons with Sporting KC, Sapong won an MLS Cup (2013) and the U.S. Open Cup trophy (2012).

INTERNATIONAL CAREER: Sapong has earned four caps with the U.S. Men’s National Team … After receiving an invitation to the team’s January camp in 2012, Sapong made his debut for the USMNT in a friendly against Venezuela on Jan. 21, 2012 and earned his second cap just four days later with a substitute appearance against Panama … In 2017, Sapong received the nod to represent the USMNT ahead of a friendly in Portugal on Nov. 14, 2017 ... He started that match, recording an assist in a 1-1 draw.


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2019Chicago Fire322913255126227431330
2018Philadelphia Union3229423213532150930
2017Philadelphia Union333016279456734501030
2016Philadelphia Union31297253526022441710
2015Philadelphia Union2720918974442138920
2014Sporting Kansas City2072811014521410
2013Sporting Kansas City2516415512331339511
2012Sporting Kansas City31249221026124381620
2011Sporting Kansas City3422520965532530500
Career Totals-26520669187662544719235388161
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