Union acquire Sapong, send Okugo to Orlando City

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Chester, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Philadelphia Union made a pair of moves during Monday's half-day trade window, sending midfielder Amobi Okugo to expansion side Orlando City and acquiring striker C.J. Sapong from Sporting Kansas City.

Sapong, 25, tallied 20 goals and nine assists over four season with Sporting KC. He has also appeared in 10 playoff matches, including all five en route to SXC's second MLS Cup in 2013.

"We are thrilled to add a player of C.J.'s caliber to our roster," said Union technical director Chris Albright. "C.J. is one of the most dynamic and versatile forwards in our league and he understands what it takes to win an MLS Championship. He will be an important part of our team moving forward."

Okugo was the last remaining Union original having been drafted by the club in 2010. Okugo has split time between center back and defensive midfield and played in 117 games over his four seasons in Philadelphia, scoring five goals and adding six assists.

In exchange for Okugo the Union will receive an undisclosed amount of allocation money as well as Orlando's 2016 second round selection in the SuperDraft.

"Everyone at the Philadelphia Union would like to thank Amobi for his contributions on and off the field over the last five years," said Albright. "He continually represented the organization with class and we wish him all the best as he continues his career."