In the Union's 3-2 loss to Chicago Fire, CJ Sapong hit another personal record in his career, appearing in his 200th game in MLS.
Sapong made his debut in 2011 with Sporting Kansas City, where he made 22 appearances in his rookie season, playing his way to the Rookie of the Year award. He would then spend the next 110 matches with SKC, before he was traded to Philadelphia in the summer of 2014.
Starting with the 2015 season, Sapong had seen himself play some of the best soccer in his career, especially during the 2017 season. This season, Sapong has set career marks in goals (14), shots (63), shots on goal (32), and fouls suffered (86), tied his career-high in assists with five, and scored his first career hat-trick. Many of his career-high marks are also among the top five performances by a Union player in a single season.
During his time with the Union, Sapong has posted a 33 percent goals per game average, while with Sporting Kansas City, he posted a 18 percent goals against average. In Union history, Sapong ranks first in fouls suffered (207), second in goals (30), shots (165), and shots on goal (74).
Sapong has had a career-year in 2017, which was capped off with his 200th career appearance in MLS. Here's to 200 more.