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Sports News of Thursday, 12 July 2018

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com

David Accam scores late winner as Philadelphia Union defeat Chicago Fire

Accam Jubilates.jpeg play videoDavid Accam scored the winning goal seconds before the final whistle

Ghana forward David Accam grabbed a late winner for Philadelphia Union in their 4-3 victory over Chicago Fire in the Major League Soccer on Thursday morning.

The Union gave up three leads before finally pulling away for good in the 6th minute of stoppage time thanks to a solo effort from Accam to earn a 4-3 win over Chicago Fire on the road.

The Ghana international’s first MLS goal for the Union capped off a wild conclusion to the match that included a Bastian Schweinsteiger equalizer three minutes into stoppage time.

The German great’s header off a corner appeared to be enough to earn Chicago a come-from-behind draw before Accam, in his first appearance at Toyota Park since his spring move from the Fire, tore apart Chicago’s backline in the final seconds of the match.

Accam enjoyed full throttle of the game while compatriot Charles Sapong made a cameo appearance for the Union.

Dutch-born Ghanaian centre-back Johan Kappelhof lasted a full period of action for Chicago Fire.

Watch highlights of the match