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In Pictures: Union Open Practice

PSP photographer Earl Gardner was at the morning session of Wednesday’s Philadelphia Union open training session at YSC Sports in Wayne. Here’s a look at what he saw. Our apologies if we’ve identified any of the new faces incorrectly, it is, after all, Name That Trialist time. If we have, let us know in the comment section.

Kevin Miller gets the players warmed up.

0036Pedro Ribeiro, from Coastal Carolina, was the 15th pick in the 2014 SuperDraft.

0031Matt Kassel back in training.


0996Jimmy McLaughlin makes a run past Corben Bone.

0925John Hackworth gives instructions.

0913The No. 1 pick of the SuperDraft, Andre Blake, makes a save.

0796Hack instructs the players.

0633Pedro Ribeiro and Alex Sweetin battle for the ball.

0407Yann Ekra looks to make a run.

0595Aodhan Quinn and Jarfan fight for possession.

0519Zac MacMath keeps his eye on the match.

0425Brian Holt makes a save.

0308The 46th pick from St Louis University, Alex Sweetin.

0293Luca Gimenez was drafted from Wake Forest.

0252Trialist and former TFC player Fuad Ibrahim.

0026Alex Sweetin, Richie Marquez, Aodhan Quinn and Jose Maria Barril Aguado.

0171Robbie Dershang covers Danny Cruz.

0165Trialist Josh Cohen comes from UC San Diego.

0128Kevin Cope was drafted in the second round.

0096Conor Casey goes through a drill.

1180Everyone gathers for a chat with the coaches.

open-trainingSeba, Yann Ekra & Chris Ramirez take a cool down lap.

1301Trialists Mike Seamon and Edihno, along with Fabinho and Fred.

1320The players stretch after their two hour session.

1343After the first session of the day, John Hackworth fields some questions.

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


  1. Through the use of facial recognition technology, I have identified most of the unknown faces:
    1) Messi
    2) Drogba
    3) Dr. Evil (could be Conor Casey)
    4) The artist formerly known as The Artist Formerly Known as Prince
    5) That guy from that show that did that thing
    I love technology.

  2. great shots; thanks!

  3. The image of a slide tackle in a preseason training makes me cringe.

  4. OneManWolfpack says:

    Still can’t believe Fred is there… goin old school on that one!

  5. I love the sound of “Edinho, Fabinho, and Fred”

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