Chester, Pa. – Philadelphia Union forward C.J. Sapong has been cleared to return to play by MLS and has re-joined the Union for practice, the club announced Thursday.
He will be available to participate in game action - effective immediately. Sapong had been sidelined after being arrested in Philadelphia earlier this month and charged with reckless driving and driving under the influence.
“In compliance with MLS rules, C.J. has willingly participated in the necessary steps to get to this point,” Union technical director Chris Albright said. “We look forward to having C.J. back in the team and will continue to support him, as we're confident in his commitment both on and off the field.”
Sapong was acquired from Sporting Kansas City last December via trade. The forward has appeared in six games and started in three during the 2015 season. He scored the game-tying goal against NYCFC on April 16 at Yankee Stadium and assisted on Eric Ayuk´s goal against Columbus Crew SC.