Chicago Fire linchpin David Accam reveals he almost gave up his dream of becoming a soccer star following some early challenges.
The Ghana international is currently rated among the best players to ever wear Fire’s jersey after setting Major League Soccer alight since arriving in the USA in December 2014.
He has won the club’s Top Scorer and Most Valuable Player of the Season awards in his first two campaigns, and currently stands as the Men in Red’s leading scorer this term.
“I was still 20 years old in college, playing non-league, lower-league football,” Accam narrated, as reported by mlssoccer.
“I just think, ‘Nah, I don’t think it’s going to work because I’m not getting the chances and I think I’m doing well.
“I’ve seen people that I think I’m better than still getting chances, they’re getting contracts, I’m not getting a good contract.
“So I almost gave up. But I just kept it going, ‘Let me try for another year, see what happens’ and it works.”
Accam’s days in MLS, however, appear to be numbered as the 26-year-old has refused to extend his current deal which expires at the end of this season.
The former Helsingborgs man, who has attracted interests from Europe, has netted 14 goals in 25 matches so far this season, four goals more than his highest Fire season tally of 10 in 2015.