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Philadelphia Union to Introduce Midfielder David Accam on Tuesday

January 22, 2018 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Philadelphia Union News Release

Press conference to announce new Designated Player set for Tuesday at 2:00 from Talen Energy Stadium;

Union also announce opening week's training schedule as 2018 preseason begins

CHESTER, Pa. (Jan. 22, 2018) - Philadelphia Union have announced their training schedule for Jan. 22-28. The club will begin their first week of training for the 2018 season at both the University of Pennsylvania and Power Training Complex Grounds in Chester, Pa.


On Friday, January 19, Philadelphia Union acquired midfielder David Accam from the Chicago Fire in exchange for a total of $1.2 million in allocation money. Primarily a winger, Accam joins the Union following three seasons with the Fire, over which he scored 33 goals and added 15 assists. Since he came to MLS in 2015, Accam is one of just six MLS players to total at least 33 goals and 15 assists in league play. He is joined in that club by the last three MLS Landon Donovan MVP Award winners in Sebastian Giovinco, David Villa and Diego Valeri, as well as Ignacio Piatti and Kei Kamara.


David Accam will be introduced by the club in his first media availability on TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the press conference room at Talen Energy Stadium. He will be joined by Sporting Director Earnie Stewart and Head Coach Jim Curtin. Members of the media planning to attend should RSVP with Matt Bodiford in order to receive the most up-to-date timing information.

Those who are interested in joining the teleconference of the introduction 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 announce your name and outlet, and then mute your line for the duration of the call, unless asking a question. A member of Philadelphia Union Communications will moderate.


To schedule an interview, please contact Matt Bodiford . All player/coach requests must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance.


Philadelphia Union Head Coach Jim Curtin will speak at David Accam's introductory press conference on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Curtin will not speak to the media after training on Tuesday.


CJ Sapong has been called up by the United States Men's National Team for its annual January training camp. Set to run until January 29, the camp takes place at StubHub Center in Carson, California and includes an international friendly on January 28 vs. Union teammate Haris Medunjanin and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Media requests for Sapong while he is away must be made through U.S. Soccer PR.


The complete appearance and media availability schedule for the week for Jan. 22-28 is listed below. Union players are available each day after training. Again, please contact Matt Bodiford to arrange interviews or to RSVP for any session in advance, in order to receive updated information should times or locations change. Times listed below reflect Eastern Time and are subject to change.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Team reports for introductory physicals offsite

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Training at University of Pennsylvania Bubble (3100 Lower Walnut Street, Philadelphia).

10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (last 15 minutes open to media)

David Accam Introductory Press Conference

2:00 p.m. - Talen Energy Stadium Press Conference Room

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Training at University of Pennsylvania Bubble

10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (last 15 minutes open to media)

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Training at University of Pennsylvania Bubble

10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (last 15 minutes open to media)

Friday, January 26, 2018

Training at Power Training Complex Grounds

10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (last 15 minutes open to media)

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Training at Power Training Complex Grounds

10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (last 15 minutes open to media)

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Training at Power Training Complex Grounds

10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (last 15 minutes open to media)


Philadelphia was awarded the 16th Major League Soccer franchise on Feb. 28, 2008 and the Union were officially named on May 11, 2009. Owned and operated by Keystone Sports and Entertainment, LLC, the group launched the Philadelphia Union's inaugural season on March 25, 2010 and opened Talen Energy Stadium on June 27. Throughout the club's history, the Union have reached the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final in 2014 and 2015, and have also reached the MLS Cup Playoffs in 2011 and 2016. In 2018, Philadelphia Union will celebrate nine years of top-flight action at Talen Energy Stadium, a soccer-specific stadium that has hosted internationally known clubs Celtic, Chivas de Guadalajara, Everton, Schalke 04, Aston Villa, Pumas UNAM, Stoke City, Crystal Palace, AFC Bournemouth and Swansea City AFC. For more information about Philadelphia Union, visit .

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