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In pictures: Toronto FC 1-1 Union

PSP photographer Earl Gardner made the trip north to see Toronto FC host Philadelphia Union.

Photo By Earl GardnerBitchy the Hawk (that’s really his name) gets ready to take flight.

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The anthems get sung as Bitchy looks on.

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John Hackworth watches the pre-game presentations.

Photo By Earl GardnerKleberson takes to the pitch.

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The Starting XI.

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Sebastien Le Toux and Doneil Henry start battling from the get go.

Photo By Earl GardnerKleberson goes down early.

Photo By Earl GardnerTrainer Paul Rushing tends to Seba’s ankle.

Photo By Earl GardnerLaSalle product and former Union midfielder Ryan Richter starting for TFC.

Photo By Earl GardnerZac MacMath goes up for a save.

Photo By Earl GardnerHenry and Zac in a kerfuffle…

Photo By Earl Gardner…resulting in yellow cards for both.

Photo By Earl GardnerDanny Cruz moves the ball with some assistance from Seba.

Photo By Earl GardnerKeon Daniel came in for the injured Kleberson.

Photo By Earl GardnerSeba looks for the call.

Photo By Earl GardnerZac & Richter go up for the ball.

Photo By Earl GardnerRay Gaddis makes a move past Matias Laba.

Photo By Earl GardnerDanny Cruz goes down.

Photo By Earl GardnerRichter clears the ball.

Photo By Earl GardnerSeba slots a ball through defenders.

Photo By Earl GardnerConor Casey & Steven Caldwell go up for the ball.

Photo By Earl GardnerMichael Farfan looks for an opening.

Photo By Earl GardnerJonathan Osorio scores for Toronto.

Photo By Earl GardnerOsorio celebrates as TFC’s fan go nuts.

Photo By Earl GardnerKeon looks to get into the final third.

Photo By Earl GardnerJeff Parke heads the ball away.

Photo By Earl GardnerAmobi Okugo launches the ball up the field as the rain starts to pour.

Photo By Earl GardnerBrian Carroll makes a pass.

Photo By Earl GardnerParke and Darren O’Dea have a go at it.

Photo By Earl GardnerAntoine Hoppenot comes on in the 71st minute.

Photo By Earl GardnerJack Mac takes his shot…

Photo By Earl Gardner…and ties the game up.

Photo By Earl GardnerBearfighters and SoB’s rejoice.

Photo By Earl GardnerConor Casey makes a last minute attempt to win the match.

Photo By Earl GardnerCoach Hackworth comes over to salute the away support.

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


  1. Didn’t realize I was that quick on the trigger with the middle finger. Oh well, they had it coming for talking so much trash!

  2. Outstanding as always Earl.

  3. Great shots of Zac in the air!

  4. Beautiful shots – so glad you were up there to take them!

  5. thing that stands out to me is all of the cutching and grabbing….

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