HARRISONBURG, Va., Dec. 2, 2013 – Former James Madison men’s soccer standout C.J. Sapong helped make history for Sporting Kansas City as the team will host MLS Cup 2013 for the first time in the organization’s 18 years in Major League Soccer.
Sapong scored in Sporting Kansas City’s 2-1 win over the Houston Dynamo in the Eastern Conference Championship in front of a record crowd of 21,650 at Sporting Park. They will host Real Salt Lake in the championship match Saturday at 4 p.m. The match will be televised nationally on ESPN.
Good things happen for Sporting Kansas City when Sapong scores. According to the team’s official site, they are unbeaten at 17-0-2 when the former Rookie of the Year finds the back of the net. Nearing the end of his third season in professional soccer, Sapong has 20 career goals, including five this season.
A 2011 graduate, Sapong ranks fifth all-time at JMU with 95 career points (37 goals, 21 assists).
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