Union sign striker Przybyłko to contract extension

A day after signing captain Alejandro Bedoya to a contract extension, the Philadelphia Union rewarded striker Kacper Przybylko with the same.

The club announced Friday that they’ve signed Przybylko to a contract extension, which will see locked up through the 2023 MLS season. Przybylko had a standout 2019 season as the team’s leading goalscorer, bagging 15 goals and four assists in 26 regular season games.

“Kacper’s impact on our team was decisive in our run to the playoffs last season,” Union Sporting Director Ernst Tanner said. “He was among the most effective attackers in our league and combines size, skill, and tenacity in a unique way that makes him a great fit for our playing style. This contract extension reflects our belief in him and we are happy to ensure he continues to wear the Union badge.”

The 26-year-old Polish striker signed with the club in Jan. 2018, but dealt with injuries for most of that year. Jumping into the starting lineup in 2019, Przybylko’s strong campaign put him second on the Union’s all-time single-season goals list.

Przybylko played for four teams in Germany prior to his MLS move, featuring for Greuther Furth, Arminia Bielefeld, FC Kaiserslautern, and FC Cologne. He’s a former Poland Under-21 Men’s National Team player, after featuring for six of the country’s additional youth teams.

He will look to add to those numbers in 2020 with the Union a likely candidate to fight for an Eastern Conference title.

The Union open the 2020 regular season on Saturday at FC Dallas. (6 p.m. PHL17)

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