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In Pictures: Union 1-3 Kansas City

PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand as the Philadelphia Union started out on a high note only to fall to Sporting Kansas City, 1-3. Here’s a look at what he saw.

Starting eleven against Sporting

The starting XI

Sheanon Williams getting pressure in the air

Sheanon Williams getting pressure in the air from local lad Bobby Convey

Raymon Gaddis fakes left and goes right

Raymon Gaddis fakes left and goes right

Sons of Ben and their flags

Sons of Ben flying the flags

Keon Daniel had a busy night

Keon Daniel had a busy night

Sebastien Le Toux could have had another

Sebastien Le Toux could have had another

Michael Farfan bends it around the wall but not passed Jimmy Nielsen

Michael Farfan bends it around the wall but not past Jimmy Nielsen

Raymond Gaddis presses forward

Gaddis presses forward

The Union came close a couple of times

The Union come close again

Michael Lahoud kept busy in the midfield

Michael Lahoud kept busy in the midfield

Gabriel Farfan working through the midfield

Gabriel Farfan working through the midfield

It was a little cold at this years opening game

It was a little cold at this years opening game

Zac MacMath wasn't able to get to the ball

MacMath and Bessler tussle for the ball

Sebastien Le Toux down low

Sebastien Le Toux works the endline

Michael Farfan working outside the eighteen

Michael Farfan makes a run toward the box

Brian Carroll fighting for position

Brian Carroll fighting for position

Sebastien Le Toux surrounded by blue

Le Toux surrounded by blue

Jeff Parke looking to settle an incoming ball

Jeff Parke looking to settle an incoming ball

Jimmy Nielsen with another save

Jimmy Nielsen with another save

Sebastien Le Toux flicking the ball

Le Toux looks to flick-on the ball

Brian Carroll winding up for a shot

Carroll winding up for a shot

Amobi Okugo getting air

Amobi Okugo getting air

Amobi Okugo under pressure

Okugo under pressure

Jeff Parke with another clear

Parke with another clearance

Jack McInerney coming off the bench

Jack McInerney came off the bench

Roger Torres added a spark but no fire

Roger Torres came in to try to add some spark

Conor Casey came in and let his presents by known

Conor Casey came in and made his presence known

For more photos, check out Paul’s Flickr page.

2 Comments

  1. Hackworth is “disappointed.” That was you’re plan last year and the league was on to you when it counted. If Conor and Soumare had such solid preseasons than play to their strengths. Union always struggle against bigger physical teams and they know the Union’s lousy coverage and marking will keep them in the game if they weather the storm. You and you’re game plan were not prepared to play for 90minutes and you weaknesses were exposed and it cost you 3 points at home on opening day!

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