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In Pictures: Union 2-2 Red Bulls

PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand Sunday night as the Philadelphia Union fault back to save a draw with the New York Red Bulls. Here’s a look at what he saw.

RB01The Sons of Ben debut a new Tifo rig

RB02Everyone hates the Red Bulls

RB03Supporting our police

RB04Brian Carroll toe-pokes Alex Muyl

RB05Fabinho looks for an opening

RB06Fabinho splits the defense

RB07Felipe can’t make the turn to keep up with Chris Pontius

RB08You cover him. No, you cover him.

RB09Classless Sacha Kljestan continues to taunt Fabinho

RB11Ken Tribbett tracks down a loose ball

RB12Tranquillo Barnetta fends off Dax McCarty

RB 2ACarroll goes in hard against Felipe

RB14C.J. Sapong beats out Aurélien Collin

RB15Andre Blake was strong in the air

RB16Jim Curtin might have been getting worried at this point

RB17Blake get caught flat footed after the deflection for the second NYRB goal

RB18Ilsinho tries working up the right

RB19Roland Alberg slides Muyl

RB21The second half started better with Alberg working into the eighteen

RB22Carroll might carry the Union at times but Muyl needs to find his own ride

RB23Keegan Rosenberry stretches against Mike Grella

RB24Richie Marquez out touches Bradley Wright-Phillips

RB25Rosenberry looking to keep the pressure going forward

RB26Ilsinho gets position on Collin

RB 1APontius brings the Red Bulls to tears

RB28Pontius and Fabian Herbers work together through midfield

RB29Fabian Herbers drops back on defense

RB30McCarty has a meltdown from the Union pressure

RB31Barnetta cuts in for the shot

RB32Sebastien Le Toux closes out the game

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


  1. Dax was really losing his mind in the final half hour. Top tier leader, I admire him immensely.

  2. Hmm when did that Kljestan taunt happen?

    • Just after when Mike Grella was practicing his wrestling body slams. I have pictures of him sticking his thumb in Fabinho’s face while the linesmen held Fabinho.

    • Zizouisgod says:

      Hmmm, did not notice that live. What a d*ck move by Kljestan.

      Fantastic reaction shots, Paul. You really capturing the emotion and spirit of the match. Well done.

  3. “You cover him. No, you cover him.” Awesome.

  4. Yet another fine display of your talent! Thanks Paul! This is another reason that PSPis the best site!

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