KANSAS CITY, Mo. Ã¢â‚¬â€œ It’s nine matches into Sporting Kansas City‘s season, andÃ‚Â C.J. SapongÃ‚Â (USA/Ghana)Ã‚Â is still waiting for his first goal of 2013.
While the young forward isn’t talking about his dry spell, manager Peter Vermes said he remains confident in Sapong and committed to the decision to move the 2011 Rookie of the Year into an outside position in the lineup.
After nine matches a year ago, Sapong had already netted three of his nine league goals for 2012 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ including one against Chivas USA, who visit Sporting Park on Sunday (5 pm ET, UniMas). But those goals all came from the center forward position Ã¢â‚¬â€œ not the wing, where Sapong has largely supplanted veteranÃ‚Â Bobby ConveyÃ‚Â on the left side.