For Kacper Przybylko, Team of the Week is becoming commonplace. The Union striker picked up a goal and an assist last week and added a gamewinner in one of the biggest regular season showdowns in Talen Energy Stadium’s history. Przybylko’s goal against Atlanta United on Saturday night was a perfect encapsulation of everything that has made him such a revelation in 2019. The timing of the run, the precision of the finish (left-footed!), and the exultation and joy that followed. Kacper the Friendly Striker is building a legend in Philadelphia and we are all witnesses.
Alongside Przybylko, Haris Medunjanin finally receives long-overdue recognition in the MLS Team of the Week. Medunjanin has reached double-digits for the season in assists (10) while quietly controlling the midfield for the top team in the Eastern Conference.
Seriously — how does a guy end up leading MLS in non-goalie recoveries while placing the second-most passes into the final third in the entire league and barely register a blip on the national radar? Wake up, everyone: Haris Medunjanin ate your criticism after Week One in Toronto and it has fueled him on an incredible, under-covered season.
And Brenden Aaronson nabs a spot on the bench after regaining a starting position and promptly reeling off two goals and enough running to make you tired just watching him.
A teenager, a striker entering his prime, and an experienced vet proving he’s still too smart to be stopped.
This is your Union, Philadelphia. Embrace them