One of the bigger surprises of the MLS SuperDraft was Sporting Kansas City taking James Madison University product CJ Sapong with the 10th overall pick. Sapong was largely projected as a late-first rounder or a second rounder. He put up solid numbers in college, socring 37 goals and registering 21 assists in four years, but wasn't exactly playing against big-name opponents. His stock apparently rose considerably at the MLS Combine.
The Daily Wiz's Andy Edward had a chance to chat with SKC's newest addition.
The Daily Wiz: CJ, first of all, thanks for the time and congratulations on being a first round pick in the MLS draft. Could you go ahead and talk about some of the things that you already know about Sporting KC?
Well, the club I I know first of all, the staff is really great. The little time that I've been out here since getting picked, I'm feeling great vibes and I feel so comfortable right now. At the combine, they were the very first team I met with and from the get-go, the vibes were very strong. It was just a great interview. It wasn't like the normal interview per se. I was able to be myself. The questions they asked me were just questions that I felt were really comfortable. One of the questions they asked me was "what was the greatest goal I've scored in my career," and something like that, me being a forward, I just rolled over. I kind of went off on a little tangent, but I think it kind of spoke to the face of how comfortable I was with them from the get-go. It was the start of a great, great relationship, and I'm looking forward to working hard and being an impact player.