CJ Sapong joined the Chicago Fire just five days before the season opener.
It hasn't taken him long to get acclimated.
Sapong, acquired Feb. 23 in a trade with Philadelphia, has scored in each of the first two games of the season and will look to continue the streak Saturday when the Fire (0-1-1) play host to the Seattle Sounders (2-0-0).
His goal in second-half stoppage time last weekend against Orlando City gave the Fire a 1-1 tie in their home opener.
"I'm very fortunate to have been on the scoresheet the last two games, but I personally feel within my game and how I'm cohesively working with my team that there's a little bit of ways for me to get there," Sapong told the team's website this week. "But, yes, it's always good to get on the scoresheet, I'm very fortunate for that, and I'm going to keep building off of that."
Sapong also scored in the season opener but the Fire suffered a 2-1 defeat against the host Los Angeles Galaxy on a late goal by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The Sounders will be making their first road trip of the season after defeating FC Cincinnati 4-1 and Colorado 2-0 at home.
Jordan Morris scored twice against expansion Cincinnati in his first MLS match since 2017 and Raul Ruidiaz and Kelvin Leerdam have scored in each of the first two games. Ruidiaz has scored in five consecutive regular-season matches, tying the franchise record.
The normally slow-starting Sounders have already amassed more points this month (six) than the previous three years in March combined.
They scored twice in the opening eight minutes to beat the Rapids on March 9.
"We would like to in every game, not just with the goals but also with the tempo of play and the pressing and ability to get back defensively," the Sounders' Cristian Roldan told the Seattle Times. "I think the commitment level was there from the get-go and obviously goals came with that. But on the road it's a little bit tougher, because you stretch yourself (thin) and the home team is usually on the front foot."
The Sounders are 7-2-4 all-time against the Fire, including a 3-2-2 mark on the road.
--Field Level Media