Accam fired up for new challenge at Philadelphia Union

Kim Klement
The Ghana forward is looking ahead to good things in the colours of The Union

Ghana international David Accam wants to lift Philadelphia Union to an all-new gear after completing a move to the club.

The 27-year-old made a switch to the Major League Soccer side on Friday after three seasons with Chicago Fire.

Set to spend the next three seasons at Talen Energy Stadium, he was acquired as a designated player in exchange for a total of $1.2 million in allocation money.

“I just love it - the culture, the philosophy, everything. I’m happy to be here.”Accam said at his unveiling on Tuesday.

 “I think I have experience both in losing and winning.

“My first two years in Chicago, we didn’t do well. But for me, I still managed to do good things on that team.

“Last year was one of my best seasons in MLS, so for me, I have enough experience to bring something to this team. We have enough quality on this team already.

“I just need to do my part, so hopefully we all click and get the best results.”         

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Accam’s exploits at Fire are beyond commendable.

The winger, who joined the Men in Red from Swedish side Helsingborgs in 2015, netted 33 MLS goals, in addition to registering 15 assists.

Aside from finishing his first two seasons as the club’s top scorer, he was also successively adjudged Fire’s Most Valuable Player.