Chicago Fire acquire U.S. striker C.J. Sapong from Philadelphia Union

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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.