Fafa Picault preseason 2019 clearwater

Birthyday boy Fafa Picault leads Philadelphia Union as they close out their 2019 preseason slate against Ottawa Fury of the USL Championship today. Tune in here at 2 p.m. ET for a live blog to follow all the action as it unfolds in St. Pete-Clearwater, FL

90' And that's a wrap on preseason in Clearwater! Union 2-1 winners over Ottawa Fury FC. Przybylko and Picault the goalscorers in this one. The Union will return to Philly shortly and be available to greet fans at the annual Meet the Team event, which will be held this Tuesday at Dave and Buster's on Columbus Boulevard. 

65' UNION GOAL!! - Fafa Picault from the penalty spot. That was a wild one, Union fans. Ray Gaddis' cross came off an Ottawa arm, and referee Ted Unkel went to VAR (yep). Anyhow, it was a handball, Fafa used that birthday juju to blast the ball home, and it's now Union 2-1 over the Fury.

60' SUBS - Ray Gaddis is on for Olivier Mbaizo and both strikers depart, with Cory Burke and Fafa Picault onto the pitch. Strong performances up front from Accam and Przybylko, and Mbaizo leaves with an assist.

58' Kacper wants more! He takes Fabian's cross, beats the goalie, but has his shot cleared off the line. Accam follows up but can't tuck it home. The Union are coming close. Still Union 1-1 Ottawa.

49' Fabian rips from distance but it's over. Great ball movement from the U as they keep the pressure on the Fury. 

46' Marco Fabian whips a free kick in that Ale Bedoya puts over to start the second frame. Union coming hard, now!

45' Kacper almost turned provider there! He slips the ball through to David Accam but the beautiful finish is waved off by a flag. 

40' GOAL UNION! - Kacper Pryzbylko with the finish after a strong run by Olivier Mbaizo!!! Union 1-1 Ottawa

21' Hm. Christiano Francois scores for Ottawa. Powerful drive from the right near the edge of the box. Union 0-1 Ottawa

16' Ooooh, Jonesy don't do it to 'em! Union midfielder barrels through four defenders and puts in a far post cross. Matt Real is on the end of it but his shot is blocked away. 

10' Love that aggression! Carlos Miguel Coronel flies off his line to support his defense and clear the ball out!

7' Off a turnover, Ottawa breaks in but puts the ball just wide. First opportunity for the USL side. 

2' An early chance! Anthony Fontana into the center but David Accam puts it just over. Good control of the match early from the Union.