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Union v. Orlando City in pictures

PSP photographer Earl Gardner was on hand to photograph the Philadelphia Union as they played Orlando City in last Saturday’s preseason friendly. Look for more photo’s from the fan weekend on Wednesday.

Photo by Earl GardnerVisual confirmation: Keon Daniel has been freed…

Photo by Earl Gardner…and Lionard Pajoy is in camp…

Photo by Earl Gardner…as is the always smiling Nizar Khalfan, who  joined the Union this off-season from Vancouver.

Photo by Earl GardnerJohn Hackworth warms up the guys with some long balls.

Photo by Earl GardnerThe Orlando City supporters celebrate the arrival of their team.

Photo By Earl GardnerJosué Martinez goes up for a header.

Photo by Earl GardnerDanny Mwanga fights for the ball…

.. and is later taken down by the Orlando keeper to set up a Gabriel Gomez free kick…

Photo by Earl Gardner…that was celebrated with some zig-zag from Captain Danny Califf  after he headed in the goal.

Photo by Earl GardnerOrlando City supporters give it to the Sons of Ben. Our Google translator fails us.

Photo by Earl GardnerThe ref calls for a penalty kick. Carlos Valdes and Sheanon Williams protest.

Photo by Earl GardnerZac MacMath shows why he’s the man to fill Mondragon’s shoes with this penalty save…

Photo by Earl Gardner…and goes down after his save ended in a collision.

Photo by Earl GardnerThe ref shows one of  the five yellows given out to Orlando in this ‘friendly’ match.

Photo by Earl GardnerPeter Nowak goes over the game plan for the second half.

Photo by Earl GardnerMichael Farfan battling for possession.

Photo by Earl GardnerAntoine Hoppenot tries to keep an Orlando City player from mugging him.

Photo by Earl GardnerUnion Fans take in the game from the stands.

Photo by Earl GardnerDoing battle.

Photo by Earl GardnerChandler Hoffman receiving treatment after being bloodied in action.

Photo by Earl GardnerAmobi Okugo does his best to keep Orlando players on their toes.

Photo by Earl GardnerGabriel Farfan does his defensive duties.

Photo by Earl GardnerZac Pfeffer and Okugo look to clear.

Photo by Earl GardnerOrlando City celebrates with the Ruckus after their stoppage time goal.

For additional photos please check out Earl Gardner’s Flickr page.


  1. Great atmosphere – Great to get my Union on in Orlando. Fantastic to see the team so geared up for the 3rd season. Great Pics Earl!!

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