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Chicago Fire trade winger David Accam to Philadelphia Union

Chicago Fire trade winger David Accam to Philadelphia Union
From ESPN - January 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA -- The Chicago Fire have traded David Accam to the Philadelphia Union in a major trade, the league confirmed at the MLS SuperDraft on Friday.

As first reported by ESPN FC, the Fire will receive $1.2 million in allocation money -- $300,000 in general and $900,000 in targeted allocation funds -- making the deal among the most expensive between MLS clubs.

Accam has scored 33 goals with 15 assists in the past three seasons in MLS. The 27-year-old Ghanaian winger is coming off of a career year in which he scored 14 goals with eight assists.

The Fire had been nearing a new deal with Accam, whose contract is set to expire at the end of the 2018 season.

The Union said he will fill one of the club's two vacant designated player slots. Accam made $820,938 in guaranteed compensation last year.

Philadelphia Union (@PhilaUnion) January 19, 2018

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