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Philadelphia Union Receive $500,000 in Allocation Money, International Roster Spot from Columbus Crew SC

May 8, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Philadelphia Union News Release

CHESTER, Pa. - Philadelphia Union announced today that the club has traded forward David Accam to Columbus Crew SC in exchange for $400,000 of General Allocation Money, $100,000 of Targeted Allocation Money and an international roster spot. The international roster spot is for the duration of the 2019 season, while the allocation money will convey in 2020. The trade was completed prior to the close of the primary transfer window on May 7, 2019.

"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. "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."

Tanner and Union Head Coach Jim Curtin will be available to members of the media following today's Union training session at the Power Training Complex (2501 Seaport Drive, Chester, Pa. 19013). Tanner will be available fieldside following Union training (members of the media are encouraged to arrive by 11:00 a.m. ET), while Curtin holds his weekly press conference at 12:30 p.m. ET at Talen Energy Stadium's media room.

Those who are interested in joining the teleconference of Curtin's press conference can access the call by dialing 800-582-3014 and entering the code 17252609, followed by the pound sign (#) for access to the call. Upon entering the call, please mute your line for the duration, unless asking a question. A member of Philadelphia Union Communications will moderate.

Accam has appeared in 31 games (17 starts) for the Union over one-and-a-half seasons, scoring five goals and adding two assists. He was originally acquired from the Chicago Fire in a trade during the 2018 MLS SuperDraft after spending three years with the Men in Red.

TRANSACTION: Philadelphia Union trade forward David Accam to Columbus Crew SC in exchange for $400,000 in 2020 General Allocation Money, $100,000 in 2020 Targeted Allocation Money and a 2019 international roster spot on May 7, 2019.

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