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In Pictures: Union 3-1 City Islanders

PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand Tuesday night for the Fourth Round of the U.S. Open Cup as the Philadelphia Union barely escaped elimination with a 3-1 extra time win against their USL PRO partner Harrisburg City Islanders. Here’s a look at what he saw.

HA001aUnion starting XI for the fourth round of the US Open Cup

HA002aBrian Carroll fights off Danny DiPrima

HA003aAt center back for the night, Maurice Edu fires one forward

HA004aSheanon Williams shields off DiPrima

HA005aCristian Maidana cuts back at the top of the eighteen

HA006aJose Barril looks to shake Fábinho

HA007aMichael Lahoud hits a long one across field

HA008aMorgan Langley splits Lahoud and Vince Nogueira

HA009aMaidana pushes past Colin Zizzi

HA010aRay Gaddis can’t get his cross past Jason Pelletier

HA011aLahoud settles under pressure from Yann Ekra

HA012aNogueira goes to work on Shane Johnson

HA013aCoady Andrews deflects a shot by Danny Cruz

HA014aEdu avoids a heavy tackle from behind

HA015aBrian Sylvestre is prepared but Cruz’s shot goes wide

HA016aCruz gets some separation from Langley

HA017aEkra gets position on Carroll

HA018aAndre Blake blocks Andrews header but Pelletier puts in the rebound

HA019aLangley throws Nogueira to the ground

HA020aShane Johnson goes shoulder to shoulder with Nogueira

HA021aFábinho get past Sylvestre but couldn’t find Nogueira

HA022aSebastien Le Toux comes off the bench

HA023aLeo Fernandes also came on to spark the offense

HA024aEdu scores just before the the end of regulation time

HA025aHarrisburg regroups for the overtime periods

HA026aMaidana drives a shot

HA027aLe Toux looks for a way through the defense

UvH004Andrew Wenger breaks the tie

HA029aLe Toux hits one back into the middle

UvH003Wenger scores his second goal of the night

HA031aInstead of joy, Wenger looks relieved to have that monkey off his back

UvH002New interim team manager Jim Curtin is all smiles after his first win

For more photos, check out Paul’s Flickr page and feel free to leave comments.

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