HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from Sporting Kansas City on Dec. 8, 2014. Signed contract extension on March 14, 2018 through 2019 season plus option for 2020.
A big personality with big-time talent, Sapong is a classic No. 9 forward, able to control the offense with quality hold-up play in the attacking third. The MLS Rookie of the year with Sporting Kansas City in 2011, Sapong joined the Union ahead of the 2015 season. He had his best season yet in 2017 with 16 goals and 5 assists.
INTERNATIONAL: Sapong was invited to the U.S. Men’s National Team’s 2012 January camp, culminating in caps during friendlies against Venezuela and Panama.
COLLEGE: Sapong was the first player at James Madison to win conference First-Team honors four times and the 2010 CAA Player of the Year. Also a two-time NSCAA First Team All-South Atlantic Region selection (2009-10).
NOTES: Drafted 10th overall in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.