Chicago Fire Star winger has been traded to Philadelphia Union. Just two days after the club resigned German Star Bastian Schweinsteiger, the club traded David Accam to Philadelphia for $1.2 million in allocation money. Chicago also traded Matt Lampson to Minnesota, along with their 15th pick and $175,000, for the 5th pick in the draft. 27-year-old David Accam had his best season with the men in red last year, scoring 14 goals and 8 assists. Accam has spent 3 seasons with Chicago racking up 33 goals, 15 assists in 78 games, where he led the team in goals in both 2015 and 2016.

 

David Accam was a star at the club, but the main reason he was traded came from the MLS All-Star match. Accam was unhappy when Chicago Fire head coach Veljko Paunovic left him off the MLS-All Star Roster. Since that, David Accam asked to be moved, but Chicago picked up his 2018 option. With his help Chicago landed in 3rd place in the eastern conference table, and making it to the playoffs for the first time since 2012.

 

With Accam off to Philly and Quintero possible moving to Argentine club River Plate, Fire fans are wondering who will be able to replace the Ghanaian forward. Also fans are thinking if iker Casillas, who was rumored to come to the Fire is once again a possibility with the departure of Matt Lampson.

 

Chicago Fire picked up Mo Adams, and Jon Bakero. Two players with much potential, Bakero, 21-years-old in 88 NCAA matches scored 37 goals and 26 assists.

 

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