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The 2nd annual River Cup in pictures

The Union Front Office defeated the Sons of Ben 2-0 on Sunday night in the second annual River Cup charity game for the Philadelphia Union Foundation. PSP photographer Earl Gardner was there and shares this look at the game.

Photo by Earl GardnerThe teams take to the pitch.

Photo by Earl GardnerThe crowd sings the Nation Anthem.

Photo by Earl GardnerThe Starting XI for the Front Office was stacked with talent.

Photo by Earl GardnerJim Curtin made his presence known immediately, climbing all over SoB Mike Naioti.

Photo by Earl GardnerPhil Karn makes a move up field.

Photo by Earl GardnerReserve Coach Brendan Burke challenges for the ball in the air.

Photo by Earl GardnerSons of Ben President Matt Ansbro “Califf’s” Tim Cook.

Photo by Earl GardnerPhiladelphia Daily News writer Kerith Gabriel realizes its best to head the ball in the air.

Photo by Earl GardnerPhillies GM Rubén Amaro readies to enter the match.

Photo by Earl GardnerThe first of two goals for the Front Office came flying towards the far post past Paul Costa.

Photo by Earl GardnerNico Abelenda celebrates the first goal of the match.

Photo by Earl GardnerNick Sakiewicz revels in the go ahead goal.

Photo by Earl GardnerThe FO looks for the incoming free fick.

Photo by Earl GardnerAshley Dabb fakes out Matt Thornton. 

Photo by Earl GardnerKevin Conner moves the ball up the pitch.

Photo by Earl Gardner“You know I’m just toyin’ with you, right?”

Photo by Earl GardnerInsert evil laugh here.

Photo by Earl GardnerMatt Thornton looks at his options.

Photo by Earl GardnerBrendan Burke having a good time out on the pitch.

Photo by Earl GardnerMike Quarino had a stellar day, keeping a clean sheet.

Photo by Earl GardnerKerith looks to get the ball up field.

Photo by Earl GardnerRob Vartughian has a laugh.

Photo by Earl GardnerPlenty of Union players came out to show support.

Photo by Earl GardnerBurke celebrates his goal, bringing the the score to 2-0.

Photo by Earl GardnerHackworth does his best Ronaldo impression.

Photo by Earl GardnerDavid Ortega drives towards the goal.

Photo by Earl GardnerThe battle never stopped between the teams.

Photo by Earl GardnerBrendan Burke is taken away with a bad ankle sprain.

Photo by Earl GardnerThe River Cup trophy is awarded to the FO for a second year in a row.

Photo by Earl GardnerThe teams put in a great effort for a great cause.

Photo by Earl GardnerTables are turned as Amobi Okugo drops the mic on Kerith Gabriel.

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

 

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