HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from Philadelphia on May 8, 2019.
Accam joined Columbus after finding some form to begin the 2019 season in Philadelphia, where he scored four goals and two assists in eight appearances prior to his trade. The Crew will hope Accam is back to his form from his Chicago Fire days, when he scored 33 goals in three seasons. The slashing winger/forward is capable of breaking games open singlehandedly, something Columbus will look for to bolster their attack.
INTERNATIONAL: Was a member of the Ghana squad that reached the final of the 2015 African Cup of Nations. Earned his first cap for the Black Stars on Jan. 19, 2015 when he entered in the first group match against Senegal. Scored his first international goal on June 14, 2015 in a 7-1 defeat of Maurituis. Started against the United States in his most recent appearance on July 1, 2017.
OUTSIDE MLS: A graduate of the Right to Dream Academy and one of eight players selected in "The Chance," a worldwide search by Nike to discover unearthed soccer talents, Accam turned pro in 2012, when he signed with Swedish club Osterunds FK. He spent just five months with Osterunds before moving to Swedish giants Helsingborgs IF, where he scored 30 goals in 62 league appearances and an additional eight goals in 11 Cup matches. He made a pair of Champions League and Europa League appearances with the club in 2012.