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David Accam stars as Philadelphia Union reach US Open Cup final

Ghana winger David Accam produced some magic against his former side Chicago Fire as Philadelphia Union reach the final of the US Open Cup.

The pacy forward was at the heart of Philadelphia's attack as the home side thrashed Chicago Fire 3-0 to set up a meeting in the final with Houston Dynamo.

A stellar second half resulted in a three-goal outburst and a ticket to the 2018 U.S. Open Cup championship match for the Philadelphia Union who defeated four-time Open Cup champions Chicago Fire at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester.

The breakthrough came for the hosts through Cory Burke who capped off a neatly worked give-and-go between Bedoya and Borek Dockal, that Bedoya then chipped over the Fire back line to a wide-open Burke.

The hard-charging Burke doubled his side’s lead in the 77th minute, smashing home a brisk counter-attack that started all the way in the back with Blake.

And with five minutes remaining in the match, substitute C.J. Sapong put the finishing touches on the victory with a tap-in from inside the six-yard box after Fafa Picault carried the ball to the end line, drew out Sanchez and slotted a pass back right into the path of Sapong to cement the 3-0 win.

Source: Ghana Soccernet

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