Philadelphia Union acquire $1.15 million in allocation money from the Chicago Fire for Kacper Przybylko
Over the past few weeks, it has long been rumored that Kacper Przybylko could be on his way out of Philadelphia. Just four days ago in an interview with a Polish media outlet, Przybylko revealed that he is receiving interest from clubs in Russia, Turkey, and the Chicago Fire.
Turns out, all of these rumors were true. This morning, the Philadelphia Union have officially acquired $1.15 million in allocation money from the Chicago Fire Kacper Przybylko. The general allocation money of $1.15 million will be paid over two seasons, with $575,000 being sent in 2022 and $575,000 in 2023.
Przybylko joined the Union in 2018 and made his first appearance with the club in 2019. In three seasons with the Union, Przybylko was able to net 35 goals and record 14 assists. Przybylko now sits third in the all-time scoring list for the Union.
“We want to thank Kacper for his efforts on and off the field with the Philadelphia Union, he has played a major role in some of the Union’s most memorable moments over the last few years and we wish him all the best as we continue to look to strengthen and add depth to our roster in the coming weeks.”
It’s safe to say that the Philadelphia Union have lost their best striker roughly five weeks before the 2022 MLS regular season starts. Ernst Tanner and the rest of the Union organization certainly have some work to do, with no clear replacements standing out on their current roster to replace the type of production that Przybylko brought to this team.
The only viable options may come from moving midfielders up to a forward role if needed.
Current Union forwards on roster to replace Kacper Przybylko
- Cory Burke
- Sergio Santos
Things could continue to deteriorate for the Union’s roster in the coming weeks. All-Star left-back Kai Wagner has heavily expressed his interest to go play in Europe during this transfer window. With the transfer of Przybylko it makes it hard for me to believe that they would sell Wagner this window as well.
The Union head down to Clearwater next week to continue their preseason training and will play in three friendly matches. From there, we’ll get an early look at the starting XI Jim Curtin sends out with Przybylko no longer on the roster.
Mandatory Credit: Philadelphia Union