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Training camp opens in pictures

PSP photographer Nicolae Stoian was at the opening day of the Union’s preseason training camp at YSC Sports in Wayne. Here’s a look at what he saw.

Piotr Nowak instructs a group of new and returning players at the opening of preseason training.
Sebastien Le Toux is on the ball as Jack McInerney covers.
Piotr Nowak running drills as fans look on.
Newcomer Brian Carroll on the move. Roger Torres and Amobi Okugo chase him down as new signing Carlos Valdes prepares to intercept his run.
Faryd Mondragon makes a save.
Danny Mwanga is looking fit and trim.
Sheanon Williams on an “unnamed trialist” (Chris Agorsor?) as Danny Califf and Michael Orozco Fiscal move in to cover.
Who said anything about no slide tackles? It wasn’t Justin Mapp.
Goalkeeper Coordinator Rob Vartughian and SuperDraft pick Zak MacMath watching the action.
MacMath sees some action of his own.
Roger Torres and new signing Carlos Valdes. There are no national ties on the pitch.
Sebastien Le Toux, recent homegrown signee Zach Pfeffer, Nick Zimmerman, Andrew Jacobson, Supplemental Draft pick Matthew Marcin and “unnamed trialist” (Jeremiah White) receiving instruction.
Piotr Nowak sees the angles.
SuperDraft pick Levi Houapeu moves on the defense.
Jack McInerney runs down “unnamed trialist” (Keon “Schillaci” Daniel? Brian Ombiji?).
Le Toux seems to like what he’s seeing.
And that, my friends, is all she wrote…
…except for the post-practice interviews.


  1. This is exciting. In a non-sexual way, I mean.

  2. Nice! Great Pics! I hope to make it over there on Friday 🙂

  3. I spy, with my little eye, something (Jeremiah) White. Curious who “dreads” is. And no Knighton, nor Coudet, but a keeper on trial (Holder).

    • Ed Farnsworth says:

      Is that White in picture with Sheanon Williams and the group shot with Le Toux and Pfeffer? I kept looking at those pictures but the lightbulb refused to go off in my head. It’s driving me nuts who the dreadlock guy might be – Nicolae said he looked very good. Knighton and Coudet may have been there but just weren’t in the photo’s Nicolae sent me to select from for the essay. I’ll try to find out.

  4. Andy Dillon says:

    Yeah, in that pic L to R is … Zimmerman, Jacobson, Pfeffer, Le Toux, Marcin, White. I did some digging and think that dreadlocks may be Brian Ombiji from the Harrisburg City Islanders. http://i51.tinypic.com/2q9w2mu.jpg I think, of the 2010 rostered players, Coudet and Knighton are the only MIAs.

  5. mike mckinney says:

    anyone else think that califfs hair needs to get cut or styled a diff way… he looks like elvis.

  6. Ahhh, these pictures warm me up after the biting cold and snow we’ve endured so far this winter. Can’t wait to bask in the sunshine at PPL and have a good Doop or two or three!

  7. I think the trialist you think is jermiah white might be chris aggossor? He played at UVa then went overseas on trials but not sure if he got picked up. Great player.

  8. No the one where sheanon williams is marking him, I think that is chris agorsor…. you are correct about the le toux picture, that is certainly jermiah white.

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