The Philadelphia Union traveled across North America to face off against the Vancouver Whitecaps this past Saturday. The Whitecaps have struggled to score goals this season, although having proven goal scorer Freddy Montero.
The Union had two players earn their first career start, that being goalkeeper Matt Freese and Polish striker Kacper Pryzbylko. Freese came up through the Union’s youth academy and actually played soccer locally at Penn Fusion in West Chester.
After conceding a goal from a corner kick to Whitecaps defender Doneil Henry, the Union pounced in the second half. Pryzbylko stole a ball being played back to a Vancouver defender and shot a low ball into the side-netting. This was Pryzbylko’s first career goal as a member of the Union and was a huge sigh of relief as there were multiple opportunities to score before. The score ended at 1-1, with the Union securing a valuable road point.
Tyler Grace is a second-year student majoring in economics and finance. TG885739@wcupa.edu