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MLS: Philadelphia Union sign David Accam in $1.2m trade

Winger David Accam, on Friday, made a surprise switch from Chicago Fire to Philadelphia Union in the MLS.

The Union traded a total of $1.2 million in allocation money to Chicago Fire for the Ghana international

The trade included $300,000 in general allocation money and $900,000 in targeted allocation money.

Breakdown of the David Accam trade:

$400k Targeted (Exp. 8/31/2019);

$200k General (Exp. 5/31/2019);

$100k General to be disbursed by MLS at conclusion of 2018 season (Exp. 5/31/2020);

$500k Targeted to be disbursed by MLS at conclusion of the 2018 season (Exp. 8/31/2020)

David Accam scored 14 goals and chipped in eight assists in his third season with Chicago Fire last year. For his MLS career, the 27-year-old has 33 goals and 15 assists.

Breakdown of onward transfer settlement should Philadelphia Union sell Accam abroad between now and end of year 2020 – the transfer fee will be disbursed as follows:

Anytime in 2018: 90% to Chicago Fire, 10% to Philadelphia

1/1/19 – 6/30/19: 65% to Chicago Fire, 35% to Philadelphia

7/1/19 – 12/31/19: 50% to each

1/1/20 – 6/30/20: 40% to Chicago Fire, 60% to Philadelphia

7/1/20 – 12/31-20: 15% to Chicago Fire, 85% to Philadelphia

David Accam will be a designated player for the Union.

The 2018 Major League Soccer season kicks off March 3 and Philadelphia Union will kick off their campaign against New England Revolution.





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