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Sapong runs away with Goal of the Week

01 June 9:29 am

Sapong runs away with Goal of the Week

By Kurt Austin

Sporting KC has scored some memorable goals this season. C.J. Sapong's header in the 93rd minute at D.C. United to begin the season with a 1-0 win. Teal Bunbury's brace in the opening 14 minutes at Colorado. Kei Kamara's 88th minute match-winner versus FC Dallas and his deft flick over Joe Cannon in a 3-1 victory at Vancouver. But none warranted mention in the MLS AT&T Goal of the Week conversation through the first 11 weeks of the campaign. 

Until Sapong struck on Sunday. His first-time, sliding volley on a pinpoint cross from Kamara opened the scoring in the first five minutes at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park and it's safe to say the national television audience took notice during the 2-1 win over San Jose.  Sapong garnered 37% of the vote -- more than twice that of runner-up Patrice Bernier -- and brought home the first MLS AT&T Goal of the Week honor of his career.

Check out the freeze frame illustration above to analyze the five-second sequence that culminated in the goal and then watch the full video in real-time.