HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on Sept. 16, 2018. Re-signed on Dec. 24, 2018.
Przybylko is a physical forward with a nose for goal, and the Union are encouraged with his progress in recovering from injury after seeing him in training for a couple weeks. He should provide a different option up top for Jim Curtin.
INTERNATIONAL: Przybylko has represented Poland internationally, appearing at all levels of the country’s youth setup.
OUTSIDE MLS: Przybylko joins the Union after having last played for 1. FC Kaiserslautern in Germany, the country of his birth. He appeared 47 times for the first team in the 2. Bundesliga over a three-year stretch, scoring nine goals and adding two assists. Born in Bielefeld, Germany, he spent the bulk of his youth career at the local club, Arminia Bielefeld, where he made his senior professional debut in the 3. Liga in late 2011. He moved to 1. FC Köln in early 2012, where he scored 10 goals in 17 matches for their reserves. The next year, during the 2012-13 campaign, Przybylko made his 2. Bundesliga debut with Köln’s senior team. He played the first half of the next season at Köln before moving back to Bielefeld on loan for the remainder of the 2013-14 season. Before moving to Kaiserslautern, he played one season for Greuther Fürth in 2014-15, also in the 2. Bundesliga.