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In Pictures: Union 2-1 Dynamo

All photos credit Paul Rudderow

PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand Sunday night as Philadelphia Union turned a bad night into a good result by defeating the Houston Dynamo 2-1. Here’s what he saw.

Always nice to see Sébastien Le Toux in the house.

Ray Gaddis pushing up the wing.

Aurelien Collin looking for an opening.

Andrew Wooten takes a charge towards goal.

Marco Fabian building his work rate up.

That split second before everyone knows! Can you guess which guy is getting a Heineken?

Kacper Przybylko with a not so pretty goal but still a goal.

O Captain! My Captain!

Fabian wins the battle in midfield.

Warren Creavalle with another strong outing.

Przybylko continues to press forward.

Collin with a nice header but it goes wide.

Jim Curtin with a lot to think about at the half.

Battle of the Branches Futsol Tournament winners.

Bedoya cuts back against traffic.

Jack Elliott gets a nice touch but the flag was up.

This is why my season tickets are on the other side of the stadium.

Ilsinho is always fun to watch but no magic today.

Hard work gets Elliott the header.

The double header does the trick for Elliott.

Elliott gets mugged for his efforts.

Jamiro Monteiro brings a lot of energy to the game.

Haris Medunjanin blocks but goes out of bounds.

Andre Blake cuts off a dangerous cross.

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


  1. OneManWolfpack says:

    Gets a little pricy on that other side… but as an inhabitant of 127 since Day One… that sun can be brutal 🙂 Great pics as always

  2. Old Soccer Coach says:

    “‘O captain, my captain” is the title of Walt Whitman’s poem about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
    The phrase’s literal meaning celebrates Bedooya.
    The historical connection is a little less appropriate, unfortunately.

    • Richie_the_Limey says:

      The poem is less about one man dying, and is more a metaphor for the victory of the Union forces over the confederacy. The captain of the ship (Lincoln) does die but it is his sacrifice that ultimately allows for victory. So in a sense the fact that Bedoya was willing to take that risk of making a stand, which potentially could have had serious consequences for him personally and for his career (see Kaepernick), could be seen as a parallel ?

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