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US Open Cup in Pictures: Union 2-1 United

PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand for another rain drenched game Tuesday night as the Philadelphia Union came from behind to defeat DC United 2-1 in US Open Cup play. Here’s a look at what he saw.

DC01I’m not saying the stands were empty but there was space to spread out and enjoy your burger

DC02Then the game started. And so did the rain.

DC03Richie Marquez gets an early look at goal

DC04Vincent Nogueira pulls away from Markus Halsti

DC05Maurice Edu pelts one up field

DC06C.J. Sapong goes up with Steve Birnbaum for the header

DC07Sapong then went up with Kofi Opare only to come down with a red card

DC09Sheanon Williams tries to steal the ball

DC10Edu knows he got lucky on that save

DC11Cristain Maidana controls the midfield

DC12Jim Curtin offers referee Fotis Bazakos a spare set of glasses

DC14Marquez heads out of danger

DC15Luke Mishu clears before Maidana can react to Wenger’s double post shot

DC16Wenger fights past Jalen Robinson

DC17Brian Carroll slows down Facundo Coria

DC18Sheanon Williams places a sweet pass to a breaking Eric Ayuk…

IMG_0281…and Ayuk finds the back of the net to tie the game

IMG_0301Wenger heads it past Birnbaum

DC21Ray Gaddis turns past Conor Doyle

DC22Ayuk helps out on defense

DC23Nogs sprints up field

DC24Fabinho passes past Coria

DC25John McCarthy using his head outside the eighteen

DC26Gaddis shakes off Doyle

DC28Fabinho roofs one into the top of the netting…

IMG_0464…and celebrates with a big smile

DC30McCarthy still had work to do

DC31Zach Pfeffer moves the ball past Miguel Aguilar

DC32Carroll keeps the pressure up going forward

DC33Nogs gives directions to Ayuk

DC34Pfeffer gets a face full of Robinson

DC35Pfeffer and Happy Feet Ayuk keep the ball in the corner to kill the clock

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

One Comment

  1. great shot of Fabinho there.

    i just made myself laugh seeing it again.
    either his teammates are loading him onto the rocket or taking him down from it.

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