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In pictures: D.C. United 3-1 Philadelphia Union

The Philadelphia Union took on D.C. United at Audi Field last Saturday night. The result was not what the Union or the fans wanted at the end of the night and the players were definitely upset with their performance. Andre Blake did not have a prayer at the end of the game, which is a tradition we see from him and a few other teammates and staff. Instead, he walked off the field and went straight to the locker room. During the second half we did get to see Quinn Sullivan, Paxten Aaronson and back from injury, Anthony Fontana. The Union are still fifth in the Eastern Conference after the loss on Saturday night.

 

The American flags fly at half-staff to honor 13 U.S. service members killed in a bombing in Afghanistan.

 

The Union get ready to start he first half with a huddle at midfield. It was Pride Night at Audi Field.

 

Under pressure from Júnior Moreno and Kevin Paredes, Alvas Powell gets a solid strike on the ball.

 

Working his way past the midline on the field, Daniel Gazdag is pressured by Júnior Moreno.

 

Alejandro Bedoya and Antonio Alfaro both go for a header on a corner.

 

Andre Blake makes a diving save in the first half of the game.

 

Jack Elliot and Edison Flores battle for the ball in the air.

 

Jon Kempin punches the ball over the head of Daniel Gazdag.

 

Kevin Paredes works to beat Alejandro Bedoya to the ball, taking away any chance at a goal.

 

Leon Flach is held by Julian Gressel during a corner kick.

 

Alejandro Bedoya take a shot on goal as Antonio Alfaro tries to block the attempt.

 

As Captain Alejandro Bedoya reacts to an own goal by D.C. United, Antonio Alfaro has a different reaction to the play.

 

The Sons of Ben traveled to D.C. United to cheer on the boys in blue.

 

Jamiro Monteiro uses skills and footwork to try to get past defender, Júnior Moreno.

 

Kevin Paredes is pressured by José Martínez on one side and a slide tackle from Alejandro Bedoya on the other. This tackle was a foul against Bedoya.

 

Andre Blake reacts as DC United celebrate a goal from a penalty kick.

 

With the ball in the air, Jamiro Monteiro runs to make a play against Antonio Alfaro.

 

Alvas Powell take a strike on the ball towards goal in the first half of the game.

 

Kacper Przybylko gives a thumbs up on the cross that he just put outside the net in the first half.

 

Andre Blake tries to stop a flying goal by Yordy Reyna. Alvas Powell was there to help defend the net but was not able to stop the goal.

 

The Supporters section of D.C. United, celebrates the 2nd goal of the evening.

 

José Martínez pushes past Edison Flores working down the side of the field.

 

Kai Wagner beats Andy Najar to get his head on the ball.

 

Leon Flach takes a shot against pressure from Andy Najar.

 

The Screaming Eagles celebrate the third goal scored by D. C. United.

 

Good night from Audi Field, the home D.C. United. This photo is taken with the supporters section at my back.

 

The Philadelphia Union take on New England on Friday, September 3rd at Subaru Park. The Union will be missing eight players: Andre Blake, Alvas Powell, Cory Burke, José Martínez, Olivier Mbaizo, Jamiro Monteiro, Daniel Gazdag will all be on international duty as their country’s national team tries to secure a spot in the 2022 World Cup, while Jack Elliot will miss the game because of yellow card accumulation. At the end of the match, fireworks will light the sky.

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