May 11 / Rob

JMU Alum CJ Sapong Is the Top Scorer in MLS

sapongAfter the Capitals and Wizards losses last night, we’re a little bit down on sports this morning. But thankfully, there’s a JMU related story to lift our spirits. Former JMU soccer player CJ Sapong is off to the best start of his career with 7 goals through 9 games. That’s good enough to have him tied for the league lead with Erick Torres, and one more than two guys you might have heard of in David Villa and Jozy Altidore.

Sapong’s great start is all the more remarkable considering he wasn’t even starting earlier in the season. He took advantage of his opportunities and played his way into the starting 11 though. Now he’s just two goals shy of his career high for the regular season. In his mind, there’s no way he can’t score in double digits. That would be quite an accomplishment for a player who’s had his share of ups and downs. He’s experienced the highs of winning Rookie of the Year and an MLS Cup in Kansas City, to the lows of being loaned out to a USL club. Along the way he also did this, which was much cooler before Solo became Solo.  We’re glad to see CJ is doing all of JMU proud. We’ll be pulling for him (but not Philadephia, we have some standards) all season long.

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