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In Pictures: Union 2-0 NYCFC

PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand Saturday afternoon as the Philadelphia Union defeated the New York City FC 2-0 in the sun filled Talen Energy Stadium. Here’s a look at what he saw.

NYC01Tranquillo Barnetta keeps pace with Ronald Matarrita

NYC02Keegan Rosenberry presses forward

NYC03Joshua Yaro and Richie Marquez stall the progress of David Villa

NYC04C.J. Sapong works out of traffic

NYC05Chris Pontius receives repairs on the sideline

NYC06Jim Curtin directing the troops

NYC07Fabinho beats Khiry Shelton to the ball

NYC08Chris Pontius leaps high in celebration

NYC09The Sons of Ben celebrate with a massive Tifo

NYC10Yaro looking to move out of the back

NYC11Shelton shields the ball from Fabinho

NYC12Marquez ties up Villa

NYC13C.J. Sapong glides through the midfield

NYC14Vincent Nogueira turns Mikey Lopez

NYC15Sebastien Le Toux with a nice shot/pass to C.J.

NYC16Sapong scores and does the “Planet Lovetron” happy dance with Pontius

NYC17Andre Blake did not have a highlight save but made the ones he needed

NYC18Brian Carroll aims a blister up field in his 350th league appearance

NYC19Barnetta dispatches Kwadwo Poku and turns up field

NYC20Ray Gaddis works with Pontius

NYC21Le Toux takes the hit to make the play

NYC22Carroll looks to find a way out of coverage

NYC23Nogueira winds through the midfield

NYC24Ilsinho pushes past Jason Hernandez

NYC25Sapong sprints up the wing

NYC26Gaddis with a headed clearance

NYC27Ilsinho slows down play

NYC28Le Toux keeps the ball in play

NYC29Ilsinho controls and looks to the wing

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


  1. pragmatist says:

    1) Marquez and Yaro teamed up often on Villa. That’s how you defend him: with multiple players.

    2) Pontius has some serious ups!

  2. Andy Muenz says:

    You cut off my (and my wife’s) head on the last picture! Great job as always 🙂

  3. Zizouisgod says:

    Laughing at the guy in the Arsenal t-shirt sitting there blank faced while Pontius (and the rest of the fans) celebrate his goal. Little did he know that his weekend would only get worse.

  4. der Fussballzuschauer says:

    I always enjoy Rudderow’s fine photography

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