For the first time Kacper Przybylko was named MLS Player of the week. Major League Soccer announced Przybylko was voted the player of the week for both the seventh and eighth weeks of the season. He is the 12th player in team history to earn the recognition.
Przybylko was crucial to the Philadelphia Union’s back to back wins. He scored the game’s only goal against New York Red Bulls, Tuesday night. On Saturday night, Przybylko scored a brace and an assist in the teams 4-1 win over D.C. United. The Union forward now has four goals on the season and is tied for seventh in the race for the league’s Golden Boot.
Tuesday’s night goal against New York came at the 31st minute when Przybylko finished a wicked cross from Raymon Gaddis. Gaddis crossed the ball from the right side of the 20-yard box to directly infront of Przybylko, who tapped the ball in for the goal.
The in-form striker continued to be involved in scoring when he once again had a tap in goal against D.C. in the 7th minute. Then in the 16th minute he had an incredible right-footed shot from outside the box, to put the U up 2-0. The action didn’t stop there for Przybylko, the german-born striker added an assist when he helped Brenden Aaronson score for the team’s 4th goal
The Union will have their next game Wednesday night, September 2 when they take on Columbus Crew. That game can be seen on WPHL 17 at 7:30 p.m., it will also be available to stream at PhiladelphiaUnion.com for people living in the Philadelphia broadcast area.