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USOC semifinal in pictures: Union 1-0 Fire

PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand for Wednesday night’s US Open Cup semifinal as the Union defeated the Chicago Fire 1-0 to advance to the final for the second year in a row. Here’s a look at what he saw.

CF001The team enter for the start of the semifinal

CF002A new face in the starting XI

IMG_3669Cristian Maidana works around Matt Polster

IMG_3752Ray Gaddis with a nice move on Kazvan Cocis

IMG_3777Chaco with an early cross

IMG_3799Fabinho settles with pressure from Harry Shipp

IMG_3807Tranquillo Barnetta breaks away from Eric Gehrig

IMG_3824Richie Marquez passes out of the back

IMG_3853The Sons of Ben came to support

IMG_3889It started to feel like one of those kinds of games

IMG_3892Brian Carroll couldn’t get past Sean Johnson

IMG_3938Maurice Edu gets bent over backwards

IMG_4004Yes, one of those games!

4010John McCarthy made the saves that he needed to make

4027Carroll clears up the wing past David Accam

4029Fabinho holds up Kennedy Igboananike

IMG_4043Edu blasts one up field

IMG_4054Lahoud touches past the sliding Shaun Maloney

IMG_4062Marquez controls the air

IMG_4114Gaddis gets position on Accam

IMG_4166Edu cuts off Igboananike

IMG_4212Lahoud keeps the ball from Maloney

IMG_4234Maidana still looking for that way past the Fire

4306Lahoud chips over Igboananike

4312Le Toux scores the game winner past Johnson

IMG_4391Igboananike with a late attempt on goal

4483McCarthy with a clean sheet

IMG_4494The team has a quick post game talk

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

2 Comments

  1. Great pictures. One of the more memorable matches this year in PPL.

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