When Kacper Przybylko joined Philadelphia Union there was no crazy fan fair and that’s just his style. Battling injuries and learning the system, Przybylko broke out with 15 goals in 26 appearances in 2019 but many wondered if he’d be able to make the same impact in 2020.
In an anything from usual MLS schedule The Friendly Striker once again led the team in scoring with eight goals in 2020. With defenses keying on the Union’s striker, Przybylko showcased his playmaking skills that saw him set up six goals (and win the Primepoint Assist of the Year!). Six assists from a striker and just one off the team lead that was went to No. 10 Brenden Aaronson.
During the MLS is Back Tournament, Przybylko knocked home the game winner against Inter Miami CF with the very memorable counter attack goal that perfectly showcased the Union’s new system.
As the action returned to the homefields, Przybylko returned to his scoring at Subaru Park with three goals in two games against rivals New York Red Bulls and D.C. United. The goals saw Przybylko set a club record for six straight appearances at home with a goal.
One brace wasn’t enough for Przybylko in 2020 as he bagged two more a month later against the Montreal Impact with goals on both ends of the halftime whistle with the equalizer just before the break and the game-winner minutes later.
2020 saw the forward picked up three MLS Team of the Week honors not only for his well documented scoring abilities but for the passing too with two assists in late September. Trusting his teammates was the biggest growth for the 27-year-old. As with the Union system, it’s a team approached in which when everything clicks all feast. With 23 goals in 48 starts, you can expect as the team continues to get better, Przybylko won’t just stay No. 4 on the club’s all-time scoring list.