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C.J. SapongCourtesy: Sporting Kansas City
Former Duke C.J. Sapong Wins MLS Championship with Sporting Kansas City
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:12/07/2013
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KANSAS CITY, Kan.,  Dec. 7, 2013 – Former James Madison men’s soccer standout C.J. Sapong helped Sporting Kansas City win its second MLS Cup title Saturday with a win over Real Salt Lake in a penalty kick shootout following a 1-1 draw at Sporting Park.

Sporting Kansas City prevailed with a 7-6 advantage in penalty kicks. Sapong converted his penalty kick attempt, which put Sporting KC up 5-4 at the time. The championship was the first for Kansas City since 2000.

Sapong finished with one goal and one assist in the postseason. His score came in a 2-1 win over the Houston Dynamo in the Eastern Conference Final, propelling Sporting KC to the championship match.

Winning a MLS championship is the latest in a long line of accomplishments for Sapong, which includes a MLS Rookie of the Year award in 2010. Before that he starred for JMU, where he was an All-American, a Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year, and the first player in school history to win conference first-team honors four times.

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