Fire in pursuit of Ghanaian striker David Accam

A report out of Sweden earlier tonight cited the Fire as the club of choice next season for 24 year old Ghanaian striker David Accam. While the Fire have not commented on the report, sources indicate that the club is indeed pursuing Accam although the deal has not been finalized. The Fire are hopeful that a pairing of Accam and the recently signed Kennedy Igboananike would provide a speedy and dynamic strike partnership that has the potential for big numbers in MLS.

Accam has made 62 appearances for Swedish first division side Helsingborg and has scored 30 goals in that period. That success has reportedly led to recent interest from Premier League sides Leicester City, West Brom, and West Ham. Accam has also received a call up for the Ghana national team but has yet to pick up his first cap.

Frank Yallop said last week that he was looking to add several more signings before the holidays and Accam appears to be one of those targets. A second designated player at the forward position would still leave room for a possible third DP in midfield or at center back.

Busy times at 71st and Harlem.

Filed under: 2014 Post Season

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  • Guys I love the activity. I am still holding out on re upping the tickets until the team is underway in practice. If they look good in Charlotte I am in as a fan once again. One last thing please do not resign sourmare at any cost and please replace the rodeo announcer in kelly.

  • In reply to brokerjohn:

    They went undefeated this past pre season...

  • In reply to Rubberbandman189:

    Exactly, Rubberbandman. Hopes were high after what seemed to be a positive pre-season... and then we know what happened. Brokerjohn if I were you I might hold out on the season tix until summer...

  • Sounds interesting, but why can't we get some guys that actually have some caps under their belt? We need at least 2-3 top level players with National team experience to compete in this league. Anything less will keep this side in the middle of the pack to the bottom.

  • In reply to Bumsteer:

    Joel Lindpere had a ton of caps. ;)

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    Looks more promising than most of the Fire's current and former "no name" signings.
    Transfer market set his international value at 1.5 mil euros, in 95 career games he scored 47 goals and 13 assists, for 2014 in 26
    games 17 goals and 6 assists. May deserve a second look.
    could work well with Amarikwa or Igboananike.
    Where does this put Magee?, looks like he'll have work himself
    back into the starting 11, which is a good thing.

  • In reply to Ron Stone:

    I'd be willing to bet that when he's back to health, Magee ends up on the left side w/ Nyarko on the right, and Shipp central next to our new #10 who's going to deliver 50 assists this season. :)

  • In reply to Jeff Krause:

    I'd rather have Magee playing instead of Quincy. At least Magee scores goals for the team. He may not work as hard but he actually scores goals for us. Magee played in 17 games and had 7 goals and 4 assists. Quincy played in 32 and had 8 goals and 5 assists. Quincy is a funny guy that works hard for the team, but he should be nowhere near our starting XI next season. He took 76 shots last season and only scored 8 goals. That is terrible.

  • In reply to Rubberbandman189:

    Well it sounds like you'll get your wish with the fire likely signing two DP strikers. But I did want to comment on the Magee/Q numbers. You need to consider that Magee scored a number of goals from the penalty spot, while also missing a few big opps there, while Q generated a number of penalty kicks for the team. At their best there's no question Magee is better, but last year Q was more effective imo.

  • In reply to Jeff Krause:

    Has Magee played wing in the past? Would I be guessing right that in a wing role, he'd have the room to roam that he likes to find those gaps to be exploited?

  • In reply to BrianC.:

    Magee has played mostly on the outside during his MLS career.

  • Victor Pineda and Marco Franco have signed deals with Indy Eleven.

  • Guys it looks like orland might come into the season with Cole from the premier league and Shea from Dallas and stoke. How in the earth does that happen whiile the fire are searching thru the mid level discoveries trying to put together a team. The way the teams look especially for next year each team will be better than lasts years model. If the cba gets passed and increased to $5 Million comes around then we could be in for a long season. You have to figure that the other eastern teams will adapt quickly while the fire moves slow and cautiously.

  • In reply to brokerjohn:

    Maybe it's just me, but I'd take Accam over Brek Shea.

  • In reply to Guillermo Rivera:

    Shea has made a living out of being ridiculously inconsistent. How he ever got snagged by Stoke I'll never understand. I'm sure he'll do ok in Orlando, but I wouldn't really want to see him come to Chicago....ever.

  • Doesn't Shea play as a left winger and Accam more up top? In any event, while Shea looks awkward at times because of his height, he does have an uncanny knack for scoring clutch goals. It would be nice having someone like that on the squad.

  • Anything new on Shaun Maloney?

  • In reply to Colton:

    Maloney still weighing options. Nothing new on that front.

  • Guys when will the next fire podcasts be made? Portland philly and others use podcasts to keep their fans in touch. I know that publicity is something that the fire is still figuring out but it certainly seems like a cheap alternative to radio and tv time.

  • In reply to brokerjohn:

    Probably after the first of the year. I can't speak for GR, but personally, I'll be heading out of town for some family time over Christmas, and the week between Christmas and New Year's is always hectic.

    We'll possibly be doing something at the Section 8 AGM in January, but once preseason kicks up, regular shows will likely commence.

  • In reply to Jeff Krause:

    I think he's referring to the team's podcasts.

  • In reply to Guillermo Rivera:

    *facepalm* lol

  • In reply to Jeff Krause:

    =) It's good to know when you guys will be putting out things anyway.

    On a different note, is the AM1000 radio show coming back next year?

  • In reply to BrianC.:

    I think they're working to do it again next year.

  • In reply to Guillermo Rivera:

    Hopefully, in a much less "advertisement" format. I lost interest in the current format early on.

  • The show was way too much everything is fine at the fire. They seemed to forget that the team had tons of huge problems. You would have thought that Pause was Messi the way they raved about his final days. Honestly the confidental show was the only decent interesting show available. I wish that like philly, NY, colombus, and almost all of the MLS the the Fire had a regular podcast that would keep the fans involved.

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