CJ Sapong

CJ Sapong
CJ Sapong
CJ Sapong
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): Recorded a start in the Fire's 2-1 away loss against the New England Revolution on August 24 ... Recorded a start in the Fire's 2-0 win over the Philadelphia Union on August 17 ... Scored his team-leading 10th goal of the season on August 14 in the Fire's 3-2 away loss against the Portland Timbers ... Recorded a start in the Fire's 3-2 win against the Montreal Impact on August 10 ... Recorded a start in the Fire's 1-0 draw against the Houston Dynamo on August 3 ... Recorded a start in the Fire's 0-0 draw against D.C. United on July 27 ... Recorded an appearance in a 2-0 loss against Cruz Azul in the Leagues Cup on July 23 ... Recorded a start against his former club on July 20 in the Fire's 2-0 loss against the Philadelphia Union ... Scored his ninth goal of the season on July 17 in the Fire's 2-2 draw against Columbus Crew SC ... Recorded a start in the Fire's 2-1 loss against FC Cincinnati on July 13 ... Recorded a start in the Fire's 1-0 loss against Sporting Kansas City on July 6 ... Scored his first brace of the season, contributing to the Fire's 5-1 win over Atlanta United FC on July 3 ... Recorded an appearance in the Fire's 1-1 draw against Real Salt Lake on June 22 ... Recorded an appearance in the Fire's fourth round U.S. Open Cup match against St. Louis FC, which the Fire lost 2-1 ... Recorded his 15th appearance with the Fire on June 1 in a 2-0 loss against Atlanta United FC ... Scored his team-high sixth goal of the season on May 29 in a 3-3 draw against D.C. United ... Scored the Chicago Fire's 1,000th MLS regular season goal on May 25 in a 1-1 draw against New York City FC, where he was awarded Man of the Match ... Recorded his 12th appearance of the season in a 4-1 loss against the San Jose Earthquakes on May 18 ... Recorded his 10th consecutive start of the season on May 4 in a 0-0 draw against Los Angeles FC ... Recorded his fourth goal of the season and notched an assist in the Fire's 4-1 win over the Colorado Rapids on April 20 ... Recorded his third goal of the season as a starter in a 2-2 tie against Toronto FC on April 6 ... Recorded his first assist and third consecutive start with the Chicago Fire in a 4-2 loss against Seattle Sounders FC on March 16, playing the full 90 minutes of the match … Made his home debut on March 9, scoring a goal in a 1-1 draw against Orlando City ... Scored a goal in his club debut as a starter on March 2 in a 2-1 loss against the LA Galaxy … Played the full 90 minutes of the match ... Scored his second goal in his second appearance in a 1-1 draw against Orlando City on March 9.

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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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2019Chicago Fire302712241726126421130
2018Philadelphia Union3229423213532150930
2017Philadelphia Union333016279456734501030
2016Philadelphia Union31297253526022441710
2015Philadelphia Union2720918974442138920
2014Sporting Kansas City2072811014521410
2013Sporting Kansas City2516415512331339511
2012Sporting Kansas City31249221026124381620
2011Sporting Kansas City3422520965532530500
Career Totals-26320468186322544619135286161
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