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Union vs. Aston Villa in pictures

PSP photographer Earl Gardner was on the sidelines for Wednesday’s Philadelphia Union friendly against Aston Villa. Here’s a look at what he saw.

Photo by Earl GardnerRichard Dunne warms up.

Photo by Earl GardnerThe teams take the pitch.

Photo by Earl GardnerShay Given takes in the national anthems.

Photo by Earl GardnerCarlos Valdes and Darren Bent exchange a handshake before the coin toss.

Photo by Earl GardnerJohn Hackworth presents Carlos Valdes with his All-Star Game jersey.

Photo by Earl GardnerThe Union starting XI.

Photo by Earl GardnerBrad Guzan directs his defenders.

Photo by Earl GardnerCristhian Hernandez and Mathew Lowton fight for the ball.

Photo by Earl GardnerBarry Bannan and Gabriel Farfan play a game of keep away.

Photo by Earl GardnerAntoine Hoppenot does his best to get by James Collins.

Photo by Earl GardnerStephen Ireland loses the ball to Gabriel Farfan.

Photo by Earl GardnerVilla fans from far and wide came to support their club.Photo by Earl GardnerValdes and Gabriel Gómez wait to take a free kick.

Photo by Earl GardnerChase Harrison readies for a shot.

Photo by Earl GardnerJimmy McLaughlin tries to work his way around Stephen Ireland.

Photo by Earl GardnerAmobi Okugo and Nathan Delfouneso go up for the ball.

Photo by Earl GardnerGabby Agbonlahor charges forward as McLaughlin tries to disrupt.

Photo by Earl GardnerHarrison snatches the ball before any damage can be done.

Photo by Earl GardnerMichael Lahoud looks on as Ray Gaddis keeps the ball in play.

Photo by Earl GardnerAgbonlahor pushes Gaddis to the ground.

Photo by Earl GardnerGreg Jordan takes a shot while Dunne and Guzan defend the goal.

Photo by Earl GardnerChase makes a late save to keep a scoreless second half.

Photo by Earl GardnerJordan picks up a late yellow card.

Photo by Earl GardnerSheanon Williams and Chase salute the fans.

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

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