The David Accam era in Philadelphia has come to an end.
The 28-year-old attacker has been traded to the Columbus Crew in exchange for $400,000 in general allocation money, $100,000 of targeted allocation money and an international roster spot.
“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,” said Ernst Tanner, Union Sporting Director, in a news release. “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.”
The international roster spot will be for the rest of the 2019 season while the allocation money will come to the Union in 2020.
Accam leads the Union in goals this season with 4 and has two assists in 8 appearances and 4 starts. He was acquired prior to the 2018 season from the Chicago Fire in a SuperDraft day deal for $1.2 million in allocation money.
Ernst Tanner explains David Accam trade for an international roster spot and $500,000 as Union continue to build roster.#DOOP pic.twitter.com/qzxFHZ493B— Philadelphia Union (@PhilaUnion) May 8, 2019