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In Pictures: Union 2-0 Sporting KC

PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand Saturday night as the Philadelphia Union took advantage of a shorthanded Sporting Kansas City squad defeating them 2-0 with two second half goals. Here’s a look at what he saw.

KC01Earnie Stewart on the iron throne

KC02Eddie Alvarez was honored at the game

KC03Warren Creavalle slides one forward

KC04Fabinho tries to comb Jacob Peterson’s hair

KC05Chris Pontius hits out of trouble

KC06Joshua Yaro cuts off the pass to Graham Zusi

KC07Tranquillo Barnetta fended players off all game

KC08Sometimes waiting is the hardest thing

KC09Fabinho looks for support

KC10Saad Abdul-Salaam does like his air guitar

KC11Keegan Rosenberry with a sweet one touch cross field settle

KC12C. J. Sapong goes up to control the ball

KC13Andre Blake had a number of nice punching clears

KC14But I wish he wouldn’t drink before the game!

KC15Alejandro Bedoya out turns Benny Feihaber

KC16Not the face anything but the face!

KC17Richie Marquez closes the play down

KC18Okay guys, now that we trapped it what do we do with it?

KC19Creavalle slides Roger Espinoza

KC20Fabian Herbers settles outside the eighteen

KC21Sapong gets shadowed by Soni Mustivar

KC22Roland Alberg with a couple of nice touches and a blast into the net

KC23Bedoya glides forward

KC24He finds Charlie Davies on the wing

KC25Davies touches to Alberg who almost collects his second on the night

KC26Alberg takes a hit to the chest and Sporting goes down the second men

KC27Blake looks to protect the lead

KC28Davies goes hard against Dominic Dwyer

KC29Barnetta makes it 2-0

KC30Davies tries to kill the clock but get caught with the foul

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


  1. The company that paid to get its name on the SKC jerseys should demand a full refund. I’m pretty sure there’s a sponsor name on there somewhere; but even with Paul’s great pictures, it’s almost impossible to see with the silver on white design.

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