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In pictures: The Casa Soccer League’s Kelly Cup final

PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand Saturday night for the Casa Soccer League’s finals of The Kelly Cup played after the Union game at PPL Park. Here’s a look at what he saw.

In the first ever Casa Soccer League game played at PPL Park, Levin’s Minions defeated KS Cracovia on penalty kicks to hoist the Kelly Cup.

Following the Union’s 3-3 draw with Colorado, two of the top teams from the league’s Primera Division faced off in the final of the Kelly Cup. You can read more about the origins of Casa’s Kelly Cup here.

The game itself was a good one. Alex Suplee tapped in the rebound from Andrew Bull’s free kick to give Minions a first half lead. Both teams would have chances to score as the match wore on, with one of the best being a half volley from Cracovia that cannoned off the crossbar from 30 yards late in the first half.

Cracovia would find the tying goal late in the match. Ray Nedbal picked up the ball on the left side and drove toward goal, finishing with an excellent left footed chip into the top corner from just outside the 18 yard box.

Both teams provided excellent penalties, with each kick being on target. But in the end, it would be Minions coming out on top 4-3 in the shootout.

—Mike Servedio

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Levin's Minions

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

5 Comments

  1. Good stuff.

  2. Great pictures Paul but I’m sorry to see so many empty seats.

    • Thanks Paul, It was a long night so I guess only people who knew the two teams stayed to watch after the Union game.

  3. Paul,

    Any chance you could shoot me over an email with the picture from your flickr page regarding this game. I tried downloading it, but it your privacy settings would not allow me do so. You did not upload that picture to this page, but it is a great shot of me. It is the 3rd picture from left to right on the top row. My email is Danslevin18@gmail.com.

    Much appreciated and great work.

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