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In Pictures: Philadelphia Union 1-1 CF Montreal

It was an overcast afternoon in Chester as the Philadelphia Union took on CF Montreal for Kids Day at the Union.

The game was exciting from the beginning, with a penalty kick by Julian Carranza in the 21st minute after being taken down in the box. This goal gives him his 3rd goal since joining the Union, putting him in 2nd for the most goals on the season.

The second half of the game brought another goal, this one scored by Kei Kamara of CF Montreal. The Union looked flat and were having a hard time connecting passes, let alone putting the ball in the net.

As the game went on, tempers started to flair and yellow cards were shown. Both the Union and Cf Montreal saw 3 cards a piece, including one right at the end of the game.

The Union travel to Nashville for their next game on May 1st.

Autism Acceptance and Kids Night were both celebrated at the Union during Saturday afternoon’s game.

 

Kia Wagner heads the ball early in the first half of the game.

 

Nathan Harriel does not give up his chance at the ball even with the defender on the ground.

 

Kai Wagner pressures Alistair Johnston midfield.

 

Mikeal Uhre battles with Joel Watterman at the start of the game.

 

Mikeal Uhre lunges to cross the ball into the box in the beginning of the game.

 

Kamal Miller fouls Julian Carranza in the box giving the Union a penalty kick.

 

Players from Cf Montreal plead their case against the penalty kick to head referee, Lukasz Szpala.

 

As Julian Carranza takes the PK, Jose Martinez and Nathan Harriel are ready to follow up if needed. CF Montreal is ready to defend the play.

 

Julian Carranza celebrates a successful penalty kick.

 

Fan Collage for Kids Day at the Philadelphia Union.

 

Mikeal Uhre tries to win the header moving the ball into the attacking third of the field.

 

Daniel Gazdag has a high kick to move the ball down field.

 

Nathan Harriel lunges to steal the ball from Joel Waterman.

 

Daniel Gazdag reacts to another failed goal attempt by the Union.

 

Mikeal Uhre passes the ball across he net to Julian Carranza. Carranza connects with the pass but misses the net.

 

Mikeal Uhre reacts to the missed goal attempt.

 

José Martínez looks for his opportunity to steal the ball from Ismaël Koné.

 

After a hard tackle in the middle of the field, Alejandro Bedoya reacts as to the play, waiting for the referee to blow the whistle for the foul. Jose Martinez is one of the players down on the field.

 

CF Montreal celebrates their only goal of the night.

 

While his teammates celebrate down field, Kamal Miller has his own celebration midfield.

 

Mikeal Uhre plows through a slide tackle by Joel Waterman while close to the 18.

 

Nathan Harrie, focused on the play, drives the ball towards the net.

 

Always looking to make a play, José Martínez checks for open players while having control of the ball.

 

Alejandro Bedoya puts his hands up to plead his innocence on the play against Djordje Mihailovic.

 

Bedoya does not agree with the line judge on the his call to award the ball to CF Montreal.

 

Jim Curtain talks with the line judge and the 4th official during the game.

 

José Martínez analyzes the field, looking for his teammates to make the next play.

 

Cory Burke gets close to the goal but is denied by Sebastian Breza

 

Daniel Gazdag, determined to get a goal. moves the ball down the field.

 

Being chased down by 2 CF Montreal defenders, Daniel Gazdag pushes through towards goal.

 

José Martínez lets head referee, Lukasz Szpala, know he does not agree with his call on the field.

 

Under pressure from Kamal Miller, Alejandro Bedoya keeps the ball in play with a quick touch.

 

Yellow card issued to Kamal Miller by referee, Lukasz Szpala.

 

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4 Comments

  1. Great pictures!

  2. The Other Football says:

    Exceptional photos with the capture of expression and the flow of the game.

    • Thank you! I try to give the viewer an idea of the game from my point of view. I know not everyone’s able to attend the games and want to convey the feel of the game for others.

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