Next Day News: Accam accelerates past Columbus defense on emotional night

David Accam

Philly’s attacker scored two first half goals then revealed he was playing with his father’s recent death on his mind. After the match, Accam spoke about his emotions after scoring and then about his father’s fight with cancer.


If you missed Accam’s goals, check out the first one

And the second, which is nominated for goal of the week

(And as long as you’re here… take a peek at Accam’s assist, which led to Ilsinho’s first of the season)


Win over Columbus


Jim Curtin spoke highly of David Accam’s performance, but also praised his team for keeping their heads in an uncertain week and locked in on his defense as a point of strength against previously unbeaten Columbus.


Prior to Saturday’s match, there was a serenity around Talen Energy Stadium as the Boys in Blue prepped for the big showdown. Get all the behind the scenes shots here.


Character, toughness, and big performances are what Matt de George saw on Saturday in the Union’s win.  


Haris Medunjanin and Kai Wagner were the other standouts for Joe Tansey over the weekend as he watched Philly’s big win.

If you missed the newest issue of Inside the Net, you’ll want to catch up on Fafa Picault talking about abuse from social media, an extensive interview with Union gamer Doolsta as he preps to chase a third straight eMLS trophy, and an introduction to our Supporters of the Year!

And finally, Matt Doyle was impressed with the press as Philly disrupted the buildups.


The Union return to action March 30 for their first-ever matchup with FC Cincinnati at 7:30 p.m. ET on PHL17. Then they return to Talen Energy Stadium on April 6 for a showdown with FC Dallas and a special evening of events centered around long-time defender Ray Gaddis.


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