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The case for Sapong for MLS rookie of the year

When C.J. Sapong scored the game-clinching goal against New York this weekend, he uncorked a cartwheel into a backflip for a celebration. It was reminiscent of the celebration done by

Manchester United's Nani

. When you consider that Sapong is bigger (about five inches taller and 40-50 pounds heavier), it becomes an even more impressive display of coordination and athleticism.

Which, if you've been following Sporting all season, is just another in a long line of impressive and athletic accomplishments for Sapong, who has to be the front-runner for MLS Rookie of the Year.

The following things are absolutely true about Sporting Kansas City's rookie striker:

He scored Sporting Kansas City's first goal of the season -- the first goal scored by "Sporting Kansas City."



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