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In Pictures: Union 3-3 Whitecaps

PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand Saturday night for a rollercoaster of a game that ended in a draw between Philadelphia Union and the Vancouver Whitecaps. Here’s a look at what he saw.

Van001aA new face in the Union starting XI

Van002aVincent Nogueira fights past Gershon Koffie

Van003aNogueira slows down Johnny Leverón

Van004aZach Pfeffer breaks up the wing

Van005aPfeffer collides with Matías Laba and Nigel Reo-Coker

Van006aZac MacMath pulls the first goal from the back of the net

Van007aCristian Maidana switches fields

Van008aMaurice Edu working through the midfield

Van009aDanny Cruz and former Union player Jordan Harvey go toe to toe

Van010aRay Gaddis blocks Russell Teibert’s pass out to the wing

Van011aAmobi Okugo moves to recover the ball

Van012aDavid Ousted saves a nice attempt from Okugo

Van013aCruz powers up field

Van014aVancouver takes a 2-0 lead

Van015aPfeffer looking to get past Gershon Koffie

Van016aJohn Hackworth wasn’t happy with the first half’s results

Van017aEdu fights off Nicolás Mezquida before colliding with Sheanon Williams

Van018aFábinho sidesteps Mehdi Ballouchy

Van019aConor Casey got a head on the ball

Van020aGaddis get held up by Erik Hurtado

Van021aCasey starts the comeback with a header in the corner

Van022aThe Sons of Ben are happy to get the first one back

Van023aSebastien Le Toux follows it up with a second goal

Van024aCasey makes it 3-2 with a shot under Leverón leg

Van025aLe Toux keeps the pressure going forward

Van026aMichael Lahoud helps to settle the midfield down

Van027aCasey almost gets another goal

Van028aGaddis gets held up by Hurtado

Van029aOkugo get a head on the ball but couldn’t find the net

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

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