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Rate the U: David Accam Makes His Mark

David Accam was the Man of the Match as voted on by fans in our community player rating poll

Nate Huber

Accam came to the Philadelphia Union via trade last year from Chicago Fire. The Ghanaian international, was coming off a personal high 14 goals for Chicago in 2017. A large trade for past Sporting Director, Ernie Stewart, with a total trade package of more than a million dollars in allocation money.

David was unable to find his rhythm in 2018 only scoring one goal in 23 games. Accam started to be lost in the depth chart of the Union, ending his 2018 season with a surgery to repair a sports hernia.

The same story seemed to be the case at the start of the 2019 season. Accam wasn’t seen too much, and did not earn a start until week four. This start came after the Union lost a few forwards to international duty and injuries, which gave David the chance he needed to earn a spot.

Starting up top Saturday night with Fafa Picault, David was able to score two goals and set up another. His first goal was a contender for goal of the week in the MLS and received third place with 13 percent of the vote. After the game, Accam talked to the media about how his father passed away last week. David stayed in Philadelphia and didn’t return home because he said he wanted to play for his father.

With an overall rating of 4.91 out of 5 from the readers of Brotherly Game, Accam came close to getting a perfect score in our community player rating poll.

Other notable ratings would be a quiet but present Jack Elliot with a rating of 4.29 and Kai Wagner with a rating of 4.27. With no one on the team, including the substitutes receiving a rating of under 3, it appears the Union are starting to find their form.

Rate the U: Week Four Results

Player Votes Avg.
Player Votes Avg.
David Accam 437 4.91
Fafa Picault 311 3.49
Brenden Aaronson 297 3.34
Alejandro Bedoya 327 3.67
Ilsinho 344 3.87
Haris Medunjanin 356 4
Kai Wagner 380 4.27
Auston Trusty 339 3.81
Jack Elliott 382 4.29
Ray Gaddis 317 3.56
Carlos Coronel 341 3.83
Olivier Mbaizo 279 3.13
Anthony Fontana 271 3.04
Jim Curtin 360 4.04