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In pictures: Union 2-0 DC United

PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand Saturday night as the Philadelphia Union started out a little slow but finished with a 2-0 victory over the visiting DC United. Here’s a look at what he saw.
DC001The starting teams take to the pitch at PPL Park.

DC002Jeff Parke getting into the offense early.

DC003Fábio Alves “Fabinho” had a solid game with some nice runs.

DC005Conor Doyle gets sandwiched between Parke and Fabinho.

DC006Brian Carroll with solid play all night.

DC007Jack McInerney moves the ball forward with his head.

DC008Conor Casey penetrates the defense.

DC009Sebastien Le Toux was busy taking corners most of the night.

DC010Keon Daniel was forceful through the middle.

DC011It looked like it was going to be one of those nights.

DC012Le Toux bringing up the ball.

DC013Carroll hitting one up the middle.

DC014Casey poking in his first goal of the night.

DC015Bill Hamid taking a walk after the Union’s first goal.

DC016Danny Cruz moving into open space.

DC017Casey and McInerney looking for the cross.

DC018Cruz lets a blast go.

DC019Do you remember the Philadelphia Atoms?

DC020Philadelphia Atoms players from the 1973 Championship team.

DC021Perry Kitchen shielding off Daniels.

DC022Amobi Okugo pushing forward.

DC023Dwayne De Rosario weaving his way into the eighteen.

DC024Ben Olsen looked to the bench but couldn’t find an answer.

DC025Michael Farfan helping out on defense.

DC026Casey knocked in his second for the night.

DC028Aaron Wheeler with a nice header on goal.

DC029Parke keeping the center clear.

DC030Zac MacMath keeping a clean sheet.

DC031Wheeler worked well in the air.

DC032McInerney with a sweet move around Conor Shanosky…

DC033But couldn’t find the trigger.

For more photos, check out Paul’s Flickr page and feel free to leave comments.


  1. Great pics! Nice to see the Atoms!

  2. Paul – would you mind if I printed some of these for personal use (specifically, framing and hanging in my daughter’s very Union-themed bedroom)?

  3. Great pics. Paul…I enjoy all the shots every week!

  4. Southside Johnny says:

    First rate pix!

    • Thank you Southside, I think this is the most comments I’ve gotten on an essay in years. I wonder sometimes if anyone sees them because besides the comments there isn’t any other way of knowing.

      • Sure there is. Just ask us. We can track all the numbers. 🙂

        Sometimes, people get tired of repeatedly saying, “Wow.” And they just say it to themselves.

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