When David Accam arrived at Philadelphia International Airport Sunday afternoon, dozens of Philadelphia Union supporters were waiting to welcome the club’s newest designated player.
Holding welcome signs, scarfs raised and a song set to the tune of Culture Club’s “Karma Chameleon,” the gathering put an exclamation point on an otherwise frustrating offseason for fans clamoring for player signing news.
Players officially report back to the club today and training begins Tuesday.
“I’ve been waiting patiently throughout the offseason and I think this is a good first step,” said Jesse Macbeth, of Conshohocken.
''David’s lit us up a few times in the past so I’m excited. I’ve heard nothing but great things about him character wise and I think he’s going to bring a lot to the team so I wanted to be here to see him get off the plane.''
Shane Lorch, of Limerick, Pa., was there with his five children all decked out in Union gear.
“I think it’s a great piece, playing opposite Fafa on the other wing is good,” he said. “I’d still like a number 10 creator that they keep talking about but he’s a proven MLS goal scorer so I’d rather do that than take a 50-50 chance on international signings. I’m happy with the signing, but I’d like to see one more.”