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Ghana’s David Accam hoping to make a mark with Chicago Fire


Ghanaian winger David Accam has expressed concern over Chicago Fire’s inability to make a meaningful impact in the Major League Soccer (MLS) in recent seasons.

Speaking to ESPN FC, Accam who is in his final year of his initial three-year contract was hopeful that he and his teammates (old and new) will strive to leave a mark in the upcoming season.

"Everywhere I've gone, I've really left a mark there -- every team I've played at. And for me, since I came here, I don't think I've really left a mark here in these last two years. People call that failure, and that's not what I want people to remember me as. I want people to remember me as someone who had done something for this club, someone who'd helped them make the playoffs or win an MLS Cup. To be honest, I have this year to do that."

Last season, Accam’s superlative performances in the Major League Soccer (MLS) and the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup won him Chicago Fire’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the second consecutive season. He also won the club’s top scorer award after scoring 14 goals in all competitions in the season under review.

But the Ghanaian winger is still not satisfied with the total output of the entire team. This, he believes, will change when the 2017 season commences in March.

"We all know what has happened the last two or three years, and nobody is happy about the results and how the team has been doing," Accam said. "We have enough players who want to win now; we did have good players, but mentally we were weak and didn't know how to win games. But now with a lot of new additions like Juninho, Dax and Nikolic, we have players who've played at a high level and know how to win games, and they want to win as well."

"Obviously, the top priority of this team is to build a championship team for the future, but the team wants to win games immediately. So for me, this year is the year for Chicago Fire” Accam concluded.
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