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US Open Cup In Pictures: Union 2-1 Red Bulls

PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand Wednesday night as Philadelphia Union defeated the New York Red Bulls 2-1 in the round of 18 of the 2016 Lamar Hunt US Open. Here’s a look at what he saw.

OC01The night started out with smiles and waves

OC02The Red Bulls came out fighting

OC03The only Union highlight of the half was that it looked like Blake is back!

OC04Sean Davis walked past Fabinho

OC05Bradley Wright-Phillips puts one on goal

OC06Michele Grella planted one into the back of the net

OC07It looked like it just wasn’t going to be the Union’s night

OC08Dax McCarty continued the barrage

OC09Nothing was going right for the Union

OC10Ryan Meara had an easy half

OC11The Red Bulls just had more fire

OC12The halftime numbers told the story

RB01The second half started a little different with Ilsinho working up the flank

OC14The next break up field, Ilsinho threads a soft pass through the defence

RB03Chris Ponius touches to create space and delivers the ball into the back of the net

RB02Tranquillo Bernetta turns up the pressure

OC17Another nice cross from Ilsinho and Ponius has his brace

OC18Smoke fills the stadium

OC19Fabinho cuts back to gather support

OC20Sebastien Le Toux took a hit but kept on ticking for a time

OC21Leo Fernandes presses forward

OC22Keegan Rosenberry settles the play down

OC23Warren Creavalle stays solid up the middle

OC24Walter Restrepo comes in for the injured Le Toux

OC25Richie Marquez closes down the Red Bulls attack

OC26Restrepo and the Union don’t sit back on their lead

OC27Then the wheels start falling off the cart

OC28New York head coach Jesse Marsch is taking his balls and going home

OC29He realizes they are Union balls and throws them back

OC30Fabinho closes out with a big clearance

RB04The Union celebrate a “Big Boy” win

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


  1. Marsh: wish you had snapped him slightly later when he threw that ball full force.
    Great pics as always!

  2. Great shots – nice catch with the Marsh/Curtin before & after photos!

  3. Truly one of the under-appreciated regular posts. The hopes for Marsch in full rage made me go through pics. Some nice in-action portraits.

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