Chicago Fire FC introduced forward Kacper Przybyłko as the Club's newest signing on Saturday, following the completion of an exchange with the Philadelphia Union.
The 28-year-old Polish striker joins the team as one of the most well-established goal-scorers currently playing in Major League Soccer, and will look to bring the goals to head coach Ezra Hendrickson's side.
Ahead of his arrival in Florida for preseason camp, get familiar with some of Przybyłko's accolades both in the U.S. and abroad with the fast facts below:
Przybyłko has scored 35 goals in 83 regular season appearances for the Union, and added 12 assists, according to Opta.
His 49 combined goals and assists are the fourth-highest total of any player in MLS since 2019, Przybyłko’s first full season in the league. He trails only LAFC’s Carlos Vela (65), New York City FC’s Valentín Castellanos (54), and Sporting Kansas City's Johnny Russell (51).
Przybyłko’s eight goals led the Union in their Supporters Shield-winning campaign in 2020. He started in each of Philadelphia’s 23 matches as the team finished with 47 points in a season abbreviated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Przybyłko scored five goals in the Union’s 2020-21 Concacaf Champions League run, finishing as the tournament’s top scorer. The Union made it to the tournament semifinals before being eliminated by Mexican giants Club América
Like his new teammate Rafael Czichos, Przybyłko is a former 2. Bundesliga champion with FC Köln. Przybyłko, then 20 years old, won the trophy in the 2013-14 season to help the team earn promotion to the Bundesliga. While Przybyłko and Czichos never crossed paths at FC Köln, they did square off one time in 2. Bundesliga play when the former played for 1. FC Kaiserslautern and the latter was a member of Holstein Kiel in 2017.
Przybyłko made 115 appearances in the 2. Bundesliga prior to being acquired by the Union. That included stops with FC Köln, Arminia Bielefeld, Greuther Fürth, and 1. FC Kaiserslautern.
Przybyłko represented Poland internationally on the youth level, where he appeared 10 times and scored five goals for the Under-21 side in 2013-14.
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