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Sporting KC deal Sapong to Union, acquire Anor

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Sporting Kansas City continued their busy morning maneuvering through the half-day MLS transfer window with two more deals after sending Aurelien Collin to Orlando City.

Sporting KC sent forward C.J. Sapong to the Philadelphia Union in exchange for a first-round selection, the 10th overall pick, in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft. In addition, the 2013 MLS Cup champions acquired winger Bernardo Anor from the Columbus Crew in exchange for allocation money.

Sapong, the 2011 MLS Rookie of the Year, scored 22 goals and had 10 assists in the regular season and playoffs combined for Sporting KC over the last four years, but struggled to earn a regular place in the starting lineup the last two seasons.

Anor played 27 times for the Crew last season despite missing time with a hamstring injury. He scored a career high six goals and added one assist.


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    • Was it because defenders started paying attention to him and no more easy goals? I think maybe when these guys come out of college, most MLS defenders don’t know much about them so they were underestimated and not marked closely.

      Sapong is very good player; very strong physical ability and speed, good technique and has decent individual skill. Was hoping he would eventually break through to USMNT if he continued his rise from that rookie season. I think he just needs a run of games where he’s playing more than 20 mins each game.


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