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In pictures: D.C. United 1-5 Philadelphia Union

Photos by Marjorie Elzey

On August 4, Philadelphia Union traveled to Audi Field to take on D.C. United. This is the first time the teams have played one another since the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.


In memory of the victims in the two shootings within a day, the flag flies at half mast.


Bedoya lets out a yell as he celebrates his goal in the 3rd minute of the game.


After Bedoya’s goal, the team came over to celebrate with a special lady — Ilsinho’s mom — on the sidelines. Soon after, Bedoya, now famously, took the field mic and said, “Congress, do something now. End gun violence!” “Let’s go!”


Warren Creavalle, receives the ball in mid run, allowing him to push through the middle of the field towards his teammates and an attempt at a goal.


Jack Elliot sees and opening and takes a shot with a header.


Ray Gaddis stays focused on finding his teammates, creating space for them to get in formation to attack.


Bill Hamid of DC United expresses himself to a teammate, upset over almost giving up another goal.


Kacper Przybylko watches at the ball gets ready to hit his chest. Joseph Mora is reaching for Kacper. This is the start of the play that resulted in a red card for Mora.


Przybylko is denied a scoring opportunity by Mora. Mora pulls him to the ground as Kacper sets up for the shot on goal.


Joseph Mora is issued a red card for grabbing and pulling Kasper Przybylko denying him a scoring opportunity. The call prior to VAR was a yellow card.


Jack Elliot challenges Wayne Rooney for the ball. Jack looks for Rooney to give him an opening.


Collin and Steven Birnbaum get a header towards the goal while Collin tries to block him in the air.


Hamid is ready for the shot on goal while the smoke settles from DC United’s only goal of the game.

Montero showed that his ankle injury was not an issue with quick play, avoiding giving up the ball.


Marco Fabian jumps for a header allowing the Union to take a shot on goal.


Blake punches the ball out of the path of Ulises Segura, defending the Union’s lead.

Ben Olsen watches him team in the 2nd half. Frustration, both on and off the field, is starting to take its toll on DC United’s spirit.


Haris Medunjanin keeps the ball from DC United’s Rodriguez.


Fafa Picault patiently waits for an opening to charge the goal.


Marco Fabian along with DC United Defenders watch the his shot on goal go past Hamid. This gave Marco a brace on the night.


Jim Curtain high fives Monteiro after saluting the Union fan group that traveled to support the team.


Bedoya and an officer at the field share am embrace and a few words after the game.


  1. Thanks for the pictures Marjorie! The last one speaks volumes. I hope for less and less of these events but they keep happening. I have no idea what the best course of action is but let’s hope one is found soon.

  2. Was wondering who the lady was they all embraced after Bedoya’s goal; thanks for sharing! Great pictures!

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