2016 Team of the Week (Wk 3): Union keep rolling thanks to CJ Sapong

It's been a rough few years for the Philadelphia Union, but Jim Curtin's squad has gotten off to a pretty good start in 2016.

After a loss in Dallas, the Union have rattled off wins against Eastern Conference favorites Columbus Crew SC and the New England Revolution.

Their win on Sunday vs. the Revolution was highlighted by C.J. Sapong's brace, which tied them atop the Eastern Conference standings. Philadelphia's defense was also stout, conceding just two shots on target. Rookie right back Keegan Rosenberry was especially impressive, suggesting he was worthy of the No. 3 overall pick.

Check out the rest of the team below:

Player (Week 3 Audi Player Index Ranking)

GK: Bobby Shuttleworth, NE (#3): 5 saves, 2 penalty kick saves
D: Ryan Hollingshead, DAL (#153): 6 interceptions, 4 ball recoveries, 2 shots
D: Kendall Waston, VAN (#52): 11 clearances, 5 interceptions
D: Keegan Rosenberry, PHI (#61): 4 interceptions, 3 clearances, 2 tackles
M: Mauro Diaz, DAL (#18): 1 goal, 2 shots, 3 chances created
M: Cristian Higuita, ORL (#89): 14 tackles, 10 ball recoveries, 90% passing accuracy
M: Felipe, NY (#4): 2 goals, 5 shots, 2 tackles
M: Gyasi Zardes, LA (#8): 2 goals, 3 shots, 2 chances created
F: C.J. Sapong, PHI (#2): 2 goals, 3 shots, 2 chances created
F: Fanendo Adi, POR (#5): 2 goals, 5 shots, 4 chances created
F: Will Bruin, HOU (#7): 2 goals. 2 shots, 2 chances created

Bench: Joe Bendik, ORL (#12); Ronald Matarrita, NYC (#11); Chris Wingert, RSL (#199); Marco Pappa, COL (#17); Boniek Garcia, HOU (#9); Sacha Kljestan, NY (#1); Diego Valeri, POR (#10)

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