The Chicago Fire have acquired striker C.J. Sapong from the Philadelphia Union, the club announced on Saturday.
Sapong, 30, changes clubs for what could be up to $450,000 in combined allocation money, with the Union set to receive $200,000 in 2019 General Allocation Money, $100,000 in 2020 Targeted Allocation Money, and possibly an additional amount in 2019 General Allocation Money.
“CJ has produced many memorable moments in a Union shirt, and his efforts in the community have been admirable,” Union sporting director Ernst Tanner said in a statement.
“With the strong state of our forward depth chart, we believe that this is the best move for both CJ and for the Union at this time.”
A United States international, Sapong has spent eight seasons in MLS, which also included a stop with Sporting Kansas City.
He’s scored 56 goals and provided 23 assists over 233 MLS appearances for his career.
“CJ brings a different skill set to our attacking options,” Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez said in a statement. “We can now be more varied in how we attack.”
Sapong has been capped by the United States four times, with his most recent appearance coming in January’s friendly against Bosnia-Herzegovina.