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US Open Cup in pictures: Union 3-2 City Islanders

PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand Wednesday night as Philadelphia Union defeated the Harrisburg City Islanders 3-2 in the Union’s first game of the 2016 Lamar Hunt US Open. Here’s a look at what he saw.

US01Vincent Nogueira leading with early pressure

US02Captain Ray Gaddis works down the right side

US03Nogs with his zig zag move to get the cross off

US04Walter Restrepo buries the rebound for the early lead

US05A little celebration

US06Gaddis goes toe to toe with former Union man Aaron Wheeler

US07Ilsinho glides through the midfield

US08Fabian Herbers cut back towards the middle

US09Richie Marquez slides Wheeler with some Philly love

US10The Sons of Ben shows their support

US11Nogueira gets separation from Paul Wilson

US12Warren Creaville kept the ball moving

US13Marquez almost gets a foot on the ball

US14Restrepo looks for an opening

US15Ken Tribbett working the ball around the back

US16Fabinho hits one up the wing

US17Ilsinho continues up the wing

US18Alberg slides Herbers’ pass into the goal

US19Restrepo keeps the pressure up at the start of the second half

US20Leo Fernandes working in the eighteen

US21Marquez working out of the back with Tribbett

US22Herbers gets into the eighteen but no one could get on the end of the cross

US23Craig Foster comes in and gets Harrisburg’s first goal

US24John McCarthy was good in the air all night but got caught flatfooted

US25Shane Johnson earns a yellow card for trying to ride Alberg

US26Fernandes presses to get the goal back

US27But Bobby Warshaw is the one that gets the goal to tie the game

US28Brian Carroll lobs the ball forward

US29Sebastien Le Toux draws the foul (or falls down) for the kick

US30Alberg places it in the corner away from Nick Noble to take back the lead

US031Le Toux almost added an insurance goal

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


  1. Old Soccer Coach says:

    Excellent. Thanks for the pictures of Nogueira

    • Thank you, I was even going to add another one at the end for one more for the road.

    • +1 Almost a week later and still not much easier to process 🙁 Would love to see a “best of Nogs” photo essay, Paul, soon, before we all move on and forget about him (not me, really, but others, i’m sure)…

  2. vince….
    .. …….
    this song will play in my mind for the rest of the season in place of the doop song

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