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In pictures: Philadelphia Union 1-0 FC Cincinnati

Photo: Marjorie Elzey

The Union did it again!

On Thursday the 20th of October, the Philadelphia Union took on FC Cincinnati for the chance to reach the Eastern Conference final. The Boys in Blue battled it out and defended their goal goal, showing why they have both the MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and MLS Defender of the Year anchoring the backline.

A few highlights from the game came when Leon Flach scored in the 59th minute, his first goal in the Playoffs. Andre Blake registered his 2nd Playoff clean sheet as well. With a 9 game winning streak at home, the team and fans have made Subaru Park a fortress this year. The Union play again on October 30th for a chance to go to their first MLS Cup.

A free concert by Philly Rapper Freeway, helped set the tone for the night.

Marching into battle, the Sons of Ben enter the stadium and march through the concourse to the River End.

Mikeal Uhre gets kneed in the head in the first part of the game.

Andre Blake showed why is the MLS Goalkeeper of the year.

One of the many talks with the referee about whether a foul is called or not. Lots of calls went against the Union but we still pushed through and won.

Fans show an Oscar for what they believe is an act by Cincinnati to get a foul in the first half.

Kia Wagner uses his body to keep Cincinnati away from the ball. Jakob Glesnes is ready to jump in if needed.

José Martínez slide tackles the ball away from former Union player, Alvas Powell.

In a game that brought battle after ballet, Jack McGlynn wins the ball and brings it down field.

José Martínez, the wizard, showed off his skills against FC Cincinnati to help the Union get the win.

At the half, the team marches towards the locker room. Jim Curtin is in deep thought as he has to rally the team.

Banners, fan banter, Superman and rally towels rounded out the fans at the game that night!

Nick Hagglund get the ball out of danger against Julián Carranza.

Obinna Nwobodo takes down Julián Carranza in a painful tackle.

Leon Flach takes the ball downfield setting up the play that nets him his first goal of the play offs.

Jack McGlynn and Mikeal Uhre watch as the ball Leon Flach kicked goes into the net.

When Leon Flach scores, we all the celebrate!

Mikeal Uhre beats the defender and take a shot on goal that goes just to the left of the post.

Cory Burke saves the ball from going out of bounds with a run from the middle of the field.

Cory Burke takes a shot on goal in the second half.

A battle in the corner brings Daniel Gazdag, Julián Carranza sandwich Nick Hagglund for the ball.

The players gave their all throughout the game and collapse on the field when the final whistle blows.

Jakob Glesnes was ready to celebrate and get the fans fired up even more when he left the field.

Andre Blake celebrates with the River End after a BIG clean sheet.

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