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In pictures: Philadelphia Union 3-0 Pumas UNAM

What was supposed to be a friendly game between the Union and Liga MX side Pumas UNAM turned out to be a physical game with yellow and red cards issued before the half.  The final score was 3-0, with the Union coming out on top behind goals from Anthony Fontana, Andrew Wooten, and Fafa Picault. Notably, current Bethlehem Steel player Selmir Miscic took the pitch in a Union jersey for the first time, while midseason acquisitions RJ Allen and Joe Bendik made their Union debuts.

Take a look at what PSP photographer Marjorie Elzey captured through her camera lens.

 

The National Anthem for Mexico performed before the game.

 

A last minute huddle from Pumas UNAM before kick off.

 

Sergio Santos comes down the sideline being chased by 2 Puma players. Fafa Picault and Matt Real both look to support him.

 

The first foul against Picault by Pumas captain David Cabrera, leading to a free kick by Anthony Fontana.

 

Fontana’s free kick was too much for both Pumas goalie Miguel Fraga and midfielder Kevin Escamillla. DOOP!

 

Fontana celebrates the goal with Santos, Alejandro Bedoya, and Real.

 

Another foul committed by Cabrera against Picault.

 

Fafa crosses the ball to Andrew Wooten for a score!

 

The Union celebrate Wooten’s goal.

 

Picault is taken down from behind by Puma player Juan Iturbe. This resulted in a red card along with a heated exchange between multiple players.

 

Ouch.

 

Ouch ouch.

 

Iturbe hugs Fafa with a smile after he took him down, but Picault wants nothing to do with Iturbe. 

 

Idekel Domínguez and Aurélien Collin have words about the play with Fafa and Juan Pablo Vigón as the referee issues a red card.

 

Things get intense.

 

Substitute Juan Pablo Vigón is issued a red card.

 

Pumas keeper Miguel Fraga deflects the ball before Collin can get the header.

 

 Santos keeps the ball from Idekel Domínguez.

 

Puma’s Julian Barragan captures the ball in midair while RJ Allen tries to block him.

 

Selmir Miscic, the sixteen-year-old that came up through the Union Academy and Bethlehem Steel, looked seasoned on the field for his first game in a Union shirt.

 

Miscic gets ready to take a corner kick.

 

The Sons of Ben proudly wave a flag during the game, later signed by the players.

 

The Pumas thank their fans for coming out and supporting them for the game.

 

2 Comments

  1. It should be noted that on the livestream available on the Union website, the lead commentator was PSP Alum Adam Cann.

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