Photo essays / Sons of Ben

In pictures: A day in the River End

PSP photographer shares his look at Sunday’s home opening win, starting with the Sons of Ben tailgate, the march into the stadium, and in the River End.

Photo by Earl GardnerSome tasty brews to start the day.

Photo by Earl GardnerEveryone was excited to be back at PPL… err Talen Energy Stadium.

Photo by Earl GardnerThe Paul Sr.

Photo by Earl GardnerThe Bross Special.

Photo by Earl GardnerBen Franklin stopped by the Tailgate.

Photo by Earl GardnerYour 2016 bucket ball champs!

Photo by Earl GardnerA glorious and award winning stache.

Photo by Earl GardnerSoB President Ami Rivera rallies the troops.

Photo by Earl GardnerThe march in.

Photo by Earl GardnerAll ready to enter Talen.

Photo by Earl GardnerThe players take the pitch.

Photo by Earl GardnerOpening day tifo.
Photo by Earl GardnerSupport your boys in blue!

Photo by Earl GardnerCJ Sapong scores the first goal of the day.

Photo by Earl GardnerFour Leaf Clover

Photo by Earl GardnerMake your voices heard.

Photo by Earl GardnerCJ bags a second one…

Photo by Earl Gardner…as joy returns to the River End.

Photo by Earl GardnerIlsinho’s penalty kick gets saved.
Photo by Earl GardnerSeba’s PK is saved.

Photo by Earl GardnerSeba makes up for his missed PK with a goal.

For additional photos please check out Earl Gardner’s Flickr page.


  1. Yup thats me.

  2. Don’t tell Jon Marks how to Union…

  3. Old Soccer Coach says:

    Some one needs to recognize the drummers.

  4. Great work by Earl, as always.
    LOL @ Chewbacca marching in with the SoB

  5. James Lockerbie says:

    Wow, What a Day, What a Day! weather held off for the most part, Three Union Goals! a Win! and Ben Franklin Was in the House !!!

    Hope, everyone joyed Sunday!

  6. A really happy Union Fan says:

    Earl Gardner once again your work is spectacular ! your timing is amazing and the angels you chose cover the tailgating and game so well.

    Thank you for sharing your work with Philly soccer page

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