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In Pictures:Union 4-3 Fire

PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand Wednesday night as the Philadelphia Union defeated the Chicago Fire in a goal filled game lead by Roland Alberg. Here’s a look at what he saw.

F01A few new faces in the starting 11

F02Ilsinho working forward with Roland Alberg

F03Tranquillo Bernetta creating the link out of the back

F05Ilsinho gliding through midfield

F06Ilsinho takes on Khaly Thiam

F07You have to love the fan reaction to hitting the first post

F08and Alberg when he plants the rebound in the net

F09Bernetta connecting with Ilsinho

F10Alberg battling for possession

F11Brian Carroll clogging up the middle

F12Alberg, Ilsinho and Barnetta dominate the midfield

F13Ken Tribbett rises for the header

F14Chris Pontius works past Michael Stephens

F15Keegan Rosenberry towers over Brandon Vincent

F16Carroll working with Ilsinho

F17Ilsinho does not mind working in a crowd

F18Rosenberry pressing into the eighteen

F19Alberg settles under pressure from Jonathan Campbell and Eric Gehrig

F20Fabian Herbers gets the shot off

F21Plenty of reasons to DOOP on the day

F22Pontius looking for an opening

F23Everyone has a bad day from time to time

F24Fabinho crosses

F25Richie Marquez goes up but misses the corner kick

F26But Marquez connects on the next one

F27Sebastien Le Toux works into the 18

F29Warren Creavalle comes in to close out the game

F28Le Toux almost connects with Herbers

F30Amy Fadool does a post game interview with Jim Curtin

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


  1. Awesome, awesome photos!

  2. Great stuff! Especially the airborne shots, the team defied gravity!

  3. I really love these pictorials. And am a little jealous! Thanks Paul!! Outstanding!! Again!

  4. We have another priceless Rosenface in there.

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