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In Pictures: Union 0-1 Crystal Palace

PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand Friday night as the Philadelphia Union fell 1-0 to Crystal Palace of the Barclay’s Premier League in a entertaining international friendly. Here’s a look at what he saw.

CP001aSome young Crystal Palace fans at the game

CP002aThe Union survives early pressure from Crystal Palace

CP003aDanny Cruz and Fabinho corral Jason Puncheon into the corner

CP004aAndre Blake punches the ball clear

CP005aDamien Delaney heads one out of danger

CP006aCruz gets a head on the ball

CP007aDelaney is kept busy in the air

CP008aFabinho tracks down a loose ball

CP009aRay Gaddis cuts off a dangerous pass

CP010aFred and Maurice Edu battle Marouane Chamakh for possession

CP011aEdu keeps the ball moving through the midfield

CP012aChamakh has a hard time following the twisting Vincent Nogueira

CP013aEthan White gets his head on another attempted cross

CP014aJulian Speroni had to make some saves throughout the night

CP015aAustin Berry and Chamakh reach for the header

CP016aWhite gets just enough of the ball to score the own goal

CP018aFred looks for an opening in the defense

CP017aYannick Bolasie with a well placed bicycle kick

CP019aI’m not saying Joel Ward took a dive but…

CP020aFred works through traffic

CP021aGaddis upends Puncheon

CP022aAndrew Wenger looks to control in midfield

CP023aFabinho under pressure from Dwight Gayle

CP024aBrian Brown collects the ball

CP025aCorben Bone weaves through traffic

CP026aBrian Carroll knocks one up field

CP027aAmobi Okugo fires one up the wing

CP028aBlake made a number of nice saves

CP029aSebastien Le Toux with a chance to tie the game

CP030aLe Toux continues to press

CP031aAaron Wheeler tries to work pass the defense

CP032aAntoine Hoppenot tries to create a late spark

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


  1. Andy Muenz says:

    Good photos, but I think for friendlies you want to make sure that all photos have the most populated sections in the background 🙂

    • Thanks Andy, and sometimes you just can’t get a good angle with fans in the background. Just look at the Open Cup shots and you’ll see.

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