Bringin' it home
Philadelphia Union scored four goals — including David Accam’s first this season in MLS play — to earn a huge road win over Chicago Fire Wednesday night. After Bastian Schweinsteiger tied the match in the 95th minute, Accam drove through the home defense and lashed in the winner to lift the Union over the club that traded him away last offseason. With the 4-3 win, Philly moves even with sixth place Montreal on points in the Eastern Conference. Get the full match recap here.
King David returns
Chicago Fire dealt David Accam away in the offseason and announced that his replacement, Alexander Katai, would be sticking around for a while just before the match began. Apparently, Accam wanted to let Veljko Paunovic know what got away.
After entering for the injured Ilsinho in the first half, Accam was relentlessly aggressive with the ball, and he was close to setting up Fafa Picault before the half-hour mark. Still, this season has been about close-but-no-cigar for the winger, and it was clear he was ready to get his name in lights. After Chicago tied things up deep in extra time, the stage was set. Accam collected the ball, bullied his way through two sizable defenders, and uncorked a blast that hapless goalie Richard Sanchez could only admire as it fizzed past him and spun like a top just inside the far post. Excitement and relief tangoed on Accam’s face as he celebrated his stunning winner with teammates.