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In Pictures: Union 2-1 Cosmos

PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand Tuesday night for the Fifth Round of the U.S. Open Cup as the Philadelphia Union once again barely escaped elimination with a 2-1 extra time win against the New York Cosmos. Here’s a look at what he saw.

COS001AUnion starting XI for the fifth round of the US Open Cup

COS002ACristian Maidana goes up against Hunter Freeman

COS003AHagop Chirishian gets sandwiched between Amobi Okugo and Ray Gaddis

COS004ADanny Cruz flicks one up to Andrew Wenger

COS005AWenger goes toe to toe with Chirishian

COS006AOne of the easier stops for Andre Blake

COS007AWenger climbs for the ball

COS008ASebastian Guenzatti gets a step on Fábinho

COS009AMads Stokkelien under pressure from Maurice Edu

COS010AThe Cosmos bussed down some supporters and yes that is a blow up doll

COS011AMaidana cuts back and looks for an opening

COS012AJim Curtin wasn’t happy with the officiating

COS013ACruz tries to split the defense

COS014ASheanon Williams rises over Stokkelien

COS015AMaidana shakes one defender and looks for support

COS016AGuenzatti is well covered by Brian Carroll and Gaddis

COS017AGaddis recovers the ball and moves up field

COS018AEdu pushes past Stokkelien

COS019AGaddis passes up the wing

COS020AJimmy Maurer beats Wenger to the ball

COS021AWilliams surveys the field

COS022ACarroll tracks down a loose ball

Cos00CAlessanddro Noselli starts the scoring with a nice chip over Blake

COS024AWenger come right back with a nice cross…

Cos00B…and Sebastien Le Toux passes it into the back of the net

COS026AOkugo works the ball up to Maidana

COS027ALeo Fernandes subs in to jump start the offense

COS028ACarroll and Stokkelien fight for the header

COS030AMaidana hits a long cross in overtime

COS031AOkugo works it out of the backfield

COS032AAntoine Hoppenot works the ball into the corner

COS032bEdu gets mugged in the box by Jimmy Ockford

Cos00ASebastien Le Toux, Mister Penalty Kick, knocks in the game winner

COS034AMicheal Lahoud came in late and exited early

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


  1. Another collection of fine shots! Thanks for that Paul…all you guys for PSP help make this the best looking,reading page out there!!

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