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In pictures: Philadelphia Union 1-1 Chicago Fire

On Sunday night the Philadelphia Union took on the Chicago Fire at Subaru Park.

The game had two yellows and a red in the first half, leaving Chicago playing with 10 men. Although the Union had the man advantage, they had a hard time finding the back of the net to give them the win.  Ilsinho came in as a sub for Leon Flach in the second half. Quinn Sullivan also entered the game close to the  80th minute or so. Kai Wagner had his first goal of the season scored off a free kick. This is a busy week for the Union with another home game coming up on Wednesday.


A Sailor holds the flag while the teams take the field to start the game. Ashli Rice sang the National Anthem.


Kai Wagner makes a pass while Boris Sekulic looks to defend him.


Chinonso Offor goes for the header while being pressured by the Union. Boris Sekulic watches, ready to help keep possession.


Leon Flach, under pressure from Boris Sekulic and Wyatt Omsberg, works to get the ball out from the sideline.


Bobby Shuttleworth makes a save.


Cory Burke reacts to a missed shot on goal in the first half of the game.


Kacper Przybylko moves the ball upfield with Daniel Gazdag and Kai Wagner moving into position.


Wyatt Omsberg heads the ball. Cory Burke looks to make a play. This is the beginning of the play that lead to the Omsberg’s red card ejection.


Cory Burke juggles the ball for control to take a shot as Wyatt Omsberg falls to the ground.


Wyatt Omsberg reacts to being issued a red card for a tackle on Cory Burke. Bedoya claps in appreciation for the call. The Union was given a free kick taken by Kai Wagner.

Kai Wagner celebrates the goal on a free kick. Chicago Fire tries to find answers as to how he was able to get around the wall.


A different view of a corner kick. Fabian Herbers and Francisco Calvo along with Jakob Glesnes all go for the incoming ball while Burke being defended by Mauricio Pineda and Przybylko, defended by Boris Sekulic, are get ready for the ball.


Daniel Gazdag reacts to missing a shot on an open net.


Leon Flach checks on Daniel Gazdag as Chicago reacts to the play.


A beautiful ball by Jose Martinez helped to change the possession on the field.


Cory Burke watches for the ball after Fabian Herbers defended the original possession near the goal.


Kai Wagner and Leon Flach react to the ref calling a foul on a play against Boris Sekulic.


Cory Burke and Fabian Herbers get physical during the match. Jose Martinez waits for the opportunity to join the play.


Jack Elliott clears the ball stopping any chance that Chicago had to score on the play.


Ilsinho replaces Leon Flach in the second half. This is the most time Ilsinho has played since his injury in the beginning of the season.


Ilsinho taking a shot on goal.


Ilsinho reacts to missing a shot that could have given the Union a goal.


Fabian Herber leaps to avoid a slide tackle by Kai Wagner.


Bobby Shuttleworth takes a ball to the face late in the game. He was assessed for a concussion on the field but continued playing til the final whistle.


Jose Martinez looks poised and ready to take on the Chicago Fire line of Chinonso Offor, Robert Beric and Boris Sekulic.


Olivier Mbaizo scans the field looking for the right moment to cross the ball into the box.


Quinn Sullivan, a late sub for the Union, comes on and makes a pass looking for a way to make something happen on the field.


Phang gives Jim Curtin a thumbs up as he leaves the field after the game.


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  1. Great picture of Shuttleworth’s face save!

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