Philadelphia Union captain wants to ‘cause damage’ after Accam signing

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Kim Klement
Alejandro Bedoya speaks on the Union’s signing of the 27-year-old winger

Philadelphia Union skipper Alejandro Bedoya believes the club’s acquisition of former teammate David Accam will help the side mount a stronger challenge in Major League Soccer.

The Ghana international, last week, completed a three-year move from Chicago Fire, joining as a designated player in exchange for a total of $1.2 million in allocation money.

Bedoya and Accam played together between 2012 and 2013 during their time with Swedish club Helsingborgs.

“I'm looking forward to the season to start, seeing some new faces, reuniting with my old teammate David Accam who's going to give us a new look,” said Bedoya, as reported by his club’s official website.

“I know when the other team looks at our team sheet and sees him on the field, they're going to be wary of him and put him on their back foot.

“Hopefully, with high pressing, we can turn a ball over high and get guys like Fafa [Picault] and David on the run on the counter and cause some damage to the other team's defence.”

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Accam has become a ‘big figure’ in MSL since joining Fire from Helsingborgs in 2015.

In all, he made 79 league appearances for the Men in Red, netting 33 times and 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.

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