Black Stars forward David Accam got his first goal of the new MLS season on match day one as Chicago Fire drew 1-1 away to Columbus Crew.
Accam came up against fellow Black Stars players, Harrison Afful and Jonathan Mensah in the match but they could not stop him from finding the net in the 73rd minute.
In fact, Afful and Mensah were directly involved in Accam’s goal as Afful deflected a pass from Fire’s John Goosens into Accam’s path.
The Right To Dream graduate kept his nerve, turned Mensah inside out and finished coolly to level the match after Ethan Finley had given Crew the lead after 17 minutes.
He expressed pleasure at starting the season off with a goal on opening day and he also spoke on the change in tactics which helped them get back into the match after they went down.
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“It feels great. For me, my confidence is going higher and higher. I am happy to get on the score sheet in the first match of the season.
In the second half we controlled the game, we created so many chances. We assaulted their back four, 1v1 so that helped us a lot. We could have won the game in the second half, but we are happy.
“I think one point in Columbus is not too bad, especially with how we started the game. So for now I am happy with it.”
Accam and Chicago Fire face Real Salt Lake in their next league match on March 11 at the Toyota Park and Accam is hopeful of a good result what will be their first home game of the season.
“That is our home opener and for me I think the fans expect us to win the game and I think we will give the fans a great show.”
By: Nathan Quao/citifmonline.com/Ghana