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Fire sign rising Ghana star David Accam

The Chicago Fire have landed one of the biggest signings in their recent history. The once rumored, and then doubted, signing of David Accam was made official on Friday, with the 24-year-old Ghana international occupying a Designated Player spot.

"David is an exciting, creative player with a goal-scoring mentality," Fire Head Coach and Director of Soccer Frank Yallop said in a team release. "I'm pleased that David will be joining the Fire. He's a key piece as we continue to build a deep squad in preparation for the 2015 season and we're looking forward to having him on our team."

Accam is known for being a pacy player with a solid scoring touch. In 62 Allsvenskan appearances with Helsingborg, Accam found the back of the net 30 times. His performance there earned him his first call into the Ghana national team for a World Cup qualifier, but he didn't get off the bench.

"I'm really excited to be a part of MLS and the Chicago Fire," Accam in a statement. "The commitment that the Fire showed me was the main reason I chose Chicago over other offers that I had. I would also like to thank the coach Frank Yallop and the owner Andrew Hauptman for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to play for the Fire. I cannot wait to repay their faith."