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In Pictures: Union 3-0 Crew

PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand Wednesday night as the Philadelphia Union captured their third clean sheet in four games by defeating the Columbus Crew 3-0. Here’s a look at what he saw.

CC01The smoky walk in

CC02Jim Curtin gathers his final thoughts before the start

CC03Sebastien Le Toux with early pressure up the wing

CC04Maurice Edu launches up field

CC05Cristian Maidana looking for a way through the crowd

CC06Brian Sylvestre made the saves when needed

CC07Sheanon Williams pushed up on offense

CC08Steve Clark cuts off a cross

CC09Brian Carroll settles under pressure from Mohammed Saeid

CC10Fernando Aristeguieta cuts back to find room

CC11Andrew Wenger works his way into the box

CC12Aristeguieta gets tied up by Sergio Campbell

CC13Carroll with another strong night

CC14Kevan George tries to hold up Vincent Nogueira

CC15Maidana works past George

CC16Richie Marquez pushes up for the corner kick

CC17Edu clears another one out of the back

CC18Fabinho pushes past Federico Higuain

CC19Nogs battling for position with Saeid

CC20Le Toux threads a pass in front of the goal

CC21And C. J. Sapong knocks it home

CC22Sapong celebrates after the goal

CC23Nogs capitalizes on a Clark error

CC24Sylvestre collects another ball in the box

CC25Fabinho tracks down a loose ball

CC26Williams with a nice touch past Emanuel Pogatetz…

CC27…and a nicer feed to Le Toux for the third goal

CC28After goal celebration

CC29Nogs continues his battle with Saeid

CC30Wenger with a nice move to get past Hector Jimenez

CC31Wenger almost got the monkey off his back

CC32Zach Pfeffer looks to slow down Saeid

CC33Marquez knocks the ball away from Aaron Schoenfeld

CC34Eric Ayuk Mbu controls to help kill the clock

CC35Williams with a clearing header

CC36Pfeffer keeps the ball moving

CC37Sapong keeps up the offensive pressure

CC38The Sons of Ben are happy with the outcome

CC39Curtin congratulates his young keeper

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


  1. I love the picture showing how brutally Sapong is being held on the 1st goal.

    Good stuff

    • Me too, starting with the picture before it. I can’t believe he carried him all the way to the goal.

  2. The kid flippin the bird in the SOB photo is pure gold.

  3. Paul E. Donahue says:

    Great shots it’s unfortunate that so many seats are empty.

    • Yes, that some times happen on midweek, chilly weather games and they lost last weekend. Should be better this weekend.

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