SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: C.J. Sapong

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Sporting Kansas City's C.J. Sapong has seen his playing time diminish some late on in the regular season, due in part to the resurgance of Teal Bunbury as well as his own fatigue after a long rookie season, but that hasn't stopped the Rookie of the Year front-runner from continuing to contribute.

Sapong needed exactly one minute to make an impact for Sporting KC on Saturday, scoring a goal soon after having come on as a substitute in Sporting's 2-0 victory against New York. The goal gave him an MLS rookie-best five on the season (tied with Houston's Will Bruin) and helped him earn SBI MLS Rookie of the Week honors yet again.

Sapong took the honors ahead of a list of candidates that included Chicago's Jalil Anibaba and Philadelphia's Michael Farfan.

What did you think of this week's rookie performances? Who stood out for you? Think anybody can catch C.J. Sapong for Rookie of the Year honors?

Share your thoughts below.

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11 Responses to SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: C.J. Sapong

  1. mouf says:

    Goal was in 46 seconds, first touch on the ball

  2. Hope Solo says:

    Where can I find a man like that???

  3. Michael Stypulkoski says:

    That peck on the cheek from Hope Solo must have done wonders for his confidence.

  4. Brent McD says:

    it’s too bad Will Bruin did not maintain the form he had going in the early season. of course, being injured doesn’t help

  5. gerboth says:

    JMU product baby! Keep it up CJ

  6. FTW says:

    Any local prison

  7. Hush says:

    Hype beast on sbi are going to say, cap him now!

  8. BrianVT says:


  9. Tom says:

    SKC…playoff darkhorse

  10. ooo says:

    Hardly a darkhorse, they’re one of the top teams!