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US Open Cup in Pictures: Union 0-0 (3-1) Rhinos

PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand Tuesday night as the Philadelphia Union opened their US Open Cup run by defeating the Rochester Rinhos in penalty kicks. Here’s a look at what he saw.

RR01Eric Ayuk gets an early cross off

RR02Brandon Miller cuts off the cross

RR03C.J. Sapong looks to escape a herd of Rhinos

RR04Vincent Nogueira makes his way up field

RR05Zach Pfeffer tackled by Tony Walls

RR06Andrew Wenger splits the defense

RR07Vincent Nogueira collects the ball out of the back

RR08Pfeffer looks for an opening

RR09Richie Marquez settles the back line

RR11Cristian Maidana puts a move on Sean Totsch

RR10Marquez big in the air

RR12Wenger watches as Miller collects his shot

RR13Fabinho passes past Mike Garzi

RR14Ayuk is shadowed by Onua Thomas Obasi

RR15Sapong takes a shot at goal

RR16Ray Gaddis with a hefty clearance

RR26The skies cleared over PPL Park

RR17Marquez was a monster in the air

RR18Maidana puts one just wide of the goal

RR19Edu fights for position

RR20Gaddis tracks back to collect the ball

RR21 Miller out reaches Edu

RR23Maidana pushes past Totsch

RR22Edu was unable to poke it past Miller

RR24Sebastien Le Toux jumps on a loose ball

RR25John McCarthy clears before Christian Volesky arrives

RR28Jimmy McLaughlin heads one back up field

RR27Fred pushes past Julian Ringhof and Walls

RR29McLaughlin finds some open space

RR30Fabinho is wrapped up by Jonny Mendoza

0100McCarthy with another PK stop

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

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