Columbus acquire F Accam from Philadelphia Union
The Columbus Crew acquired winger David Accam from the Philadelphia Union on Wednesday.
Accam, 28, has four goals and two assists in eight appearances (four starts) this season.
In exchange, the Union will receive $100,000 in targeted allocation money, $400,000 in general allocation money and an international roster spot.
“We want to welcome David Accam to Columbus Crew SC as David is a fast, dynamic player and a proven attacking threat in MLS,” Crew president Tim Bezbatchenko said in a statement. “In addition to having experience in the league, we believe David’s specific skillset will help us bolster the attack of our current roster and we look forward to his contributions to the club this season.”
Accam, who plays internationally for Ghana, scored just one goal in 23 matches during his first season with the Union in 2018.
Before that, he spent his first three MLS seasons with the Chicago Fire and set career highs with 14 goals and eight assists in 2017.
“This is a decision that we believe is best for the future of the Philadelphia Union in terms of our roster planning in both the short- and mid-term, as well as for David,” Union sporting director Ernst Tanner said in a statement. “We receive valuable roster flexibility in this deal, both with the international roster spot as well as the allocation money for future transactions. We have our eye on the summer transfer window and beyond and we are confident in our current roster to make this transaction now.”
To clear room for Accam on the roster, the Crew traded midfielder Justin Meram to Atlanta United on Tuesday for $100,000 in general allocation money and Atlanta’s second-round pick in the 2020 SuperDraft.
–Field Level Media