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Philadelphia Union score first goal off a corner since 2018

After coming up empty on more than 291 corner kicks in a row, the Union finally connect

Kacper Przybylko celebrates his 7th minute goal off a corner kick against D.C. United on August 29, 2020
Photo by Morgan Tencza

The corner kick draught is finally over!

Kacper Przybylko got on the end of a redirected Jamiro Monteiro corner kick (headed on by Alejandro Bedoya) in the 7th minute and had a tap-in finish at the far post to give the Philadelphia Union an early lead over D.C. United on Saturday night.

It was the first goal off a corner for the Union since September 15, 2018 when Auston Trusty scored off a short corner taken by Borek Dockal against the Montreal Impact.

The Union’s draught was 291 corner kicks without a goal in all competitions. All but 34 of those came after former assistant coach and set piece guru B.J. Callaghan left the Union for a job with the U.S. Men’s National Team.