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Philadelphia Union trade David Accam to Columbus Crew

The Union shipped David Accam to the Columbus Crew for $500,000 in allocation money and an international roster spot.

Mar 23, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Union forward David Accam (7) reacts after scoring his second goal against the Columbus Crew during the first half at Talen Energy Stadium. (Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports)

CHESTER, Pa. — The Philadelphia Union parted ways with one of their top forwards before the transfer window closed Tuesday night. 

The Union shipped David Accam to the Columbus Crew for $500,000 in allocation money and an international roster spot, the club announced Wednesday. The Union are set to receive $400,000 in General Allocation Money and $100,000 in Targeted Allocation Money that will convey to the 2020 Major League Soccer season. 

“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. “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.”

Accam scored five goals in 31 games in two season for the Union, who acquired him for over $1 million in allocation money from the Chicago Fire in 2018. 

“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.” 

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