Union Sign Forward Kacper Przybylko

Philadelphia Union Sign Forward Kacper Przybylko
Striker officially signs with Philadelphia following trialist period
 
CHESTER, Pa. (September 16, 2018) – Philadelphia Union today announced that they have signed forward Kacper Przybylko (pronounced: KATS-pehr Shuh-BILL-koh). German-born with Polish heritage, Przybylko’s contract is for the remainder of the 2018 MLS season with a team option for 2019. The signing was completed prior to the 2018 MLS Roster Freeze on September 14 and is pending receipt of Przybylko’s P1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate.
 
“After having the opportunity to get an extended look at Kacper in training over the last few weeks, we are pleased to add him to our squad in advance of the MLS Roster Freeze,” said Chris Albright, Union Technical Director. “He is a physical forward with a nose for goal, and we are encouraged with his progress in recovering from injury. We believe he bolsters our depth and we are looking forward to working his fitness up as we enter the stretch run of our season.”
 
Przybylko joins the Union after having last played for 1. FC Kaiserslautern in Germany, the country of his birth. He appeared 47 times for the first team in the 2. Bundesliga over a three-year stretch, scoring nine goals and adding two assists.
 
Born in Bielefeld, Germany, he spent the bulk of his youth career at the local club, Arminia Bielefeld, where he made his senior professional debut in the 3. Liga in late 2011. He moved to 1. FC Köln in early 2012, where he scored 10 goals in 17 matches for their reserves.
 
The next year, during the 2012-13 campaign, Przybylko made his 2. Bundesliga debut with Köln’s senior team. He played the first half of the next season at Köln before moving back to Bielefeld on loan for the remainder of the 2013-14 season. Before moving to Kaiserslautern, he played one season for Greuther Fürth in 2014-15, also in the 2. Bundesliga.
 
Przybylko has represented Poland internationally, appearing at all levels of the country’s youth setup.
 
TRANSACTION: Philadelphia Union sign forward Kacper Przybylko, with the transaction occurring ahead of the MLS roster freeze deadline on September 14, 2018.
 
Name: Kacper Przybylko (pronounced: KATS-pehr Shuh-BILL-koh)
Position: Forward
Height: 6’4”
Weight: 194
Born: March 25, 1993 in Bielefeld, Germany
Hometown: Bielefeld, Germany
Citizenship: Germany
Acquired: Philadelphia Union sign forward Kacper Przybylko, with the transaction occurring ahead of the MLS roster freeze deadline on September 14, 2018
Previous Experience: 1. FC Kaiserslautern (2015-2018), Greuther Fürth (2014-2015), Arminia Bielefeld (2014), 1. FC Köln (2012-2014), Arminia Bielefeld (2011-2012)
 

 


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