Stars Abroad

Columbus Crew President Tim Bezbatchenko has heaped praises on the arrival of Ghana international David Accam to the MAPFRE Stadium.

David Accam joins the Gold and Blacks from Philadelphia Union in exchange for $100,000 in Targeted Allocation Money, $400,000 in General Allocation Money and an International Roster Spot for the 2019 Major League Soccer season.

The 28-year-old has garnered experience in the Major League Soccer (MLS) having played for Chicago Fire and Philadelphia Union in a five-year spell.

President Tim Bezbatchenko believes the skillset of the pacy winger will help bolster the attacker of Columbus Crew.

“We want to welcome David Accam to Columbus Crew SC as David is a fast, dynamic player and a proven attacking threat in MLS,” said Crew SC President Tim Bezbatchenko.

“In addition to having experience in the League, we believe David’s specific skill set will help us bolster the attack of our current roster and we look forward to his contributions to the Club this season.”

The Ghana international spent three seasons at Chicago Fire, where he played 78 games, scoring 33 times.

And at Philadelphia Union, Accam played 33 times and scored only five goals. 

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