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In pictures: Philadelphia Union 1-0 Chicago Fire FC

Photo: Marjorie Elzey

It was another cold night at Subaru Park when the Philadelphia Union took on Chicago Fire FC.

The game ended in a 1-0 win for the Union, though Chicago was aggressive with their play – resulting in 6 yellow cards and 2 reds, with Fabian Herbers and Kei Kamara each receiving suspensions. The Union had 5 yellow cards of their own during the game.

More trouble, in the 33rd minute Andre Blake went down with a possible groin injury, leaving the field and going to the locker room. Joe Bendick took his spot and registered a clean sheet for the night.

The Union squeaked out a goal in the 90th minute off the foot of Joaquin Torres, his first of the season. Jose Martínez was credited with the assist. Quinn Sullivan scored a second goal that was called back because he was offside.


Brandon Graham chants “E-A-G-L-E-S, EAGLES” with the River End after banging the big drum at the start of the game.


Chicago Fire FC takes a shot on goal early in the game.


Mikeal Uhre draws a foul again Kei Kamara in the first few minutes of the game.


Waiting for the play to start again, Union trio, Mikeal Uhre, Jack Elliot and Daniel Gazdag line up with Kacper Przybyłko, Gastón Giménez.


Kei Kamara takes down Mikeal Uhre from behind resulting in the 2nd yellow card of the match.


Guido Gonzales Jr, issues a yellow card to Kei Kamara, his first of the game. This was one of 11 yellow cards during the match with 2 ending in red cards for accumulation for Chicago Fire FC.


Julián Carranza receives the ball in mid air with a beautiful first touch, .


Kacper Przybyłko heads the ball toward the net. Former teammates, Andre Blake and Jack Elliot keep the score at 0-0.


Mikeal Uhre and Carlos Terán leap over Chris Brady as he charges out to make a save.


Mikael Uhre reacts after Chris Brady denies his shot on goal.


Another yellow card being issued after José Martínez and Fabian Herbers were chest to chest and head to head, exchanging words on the field.


Taking the goalie position after Andre Blake went down injured in the 33rd minute, Joe Bendik ended the night with a clean sheet.


Chris Brady makes a flying save once again denying the Union at chance at goal.


Former teammates, Jakob Glesnes boots one up field before Kacper Przybyłko is able to block his shot.


A disappointed Julián Carranza reacts to another blocked shot by Chris Brady.


Joe Bendik reacts when Kei Kamara kicks Julián Carranza in the face towards the end of the game.


A familiar scene in the game, the medical teams were summoned to the field multiple times adding over 15 minutes of stoppage time to the entire game.


Running a crossing pattern, Daniel Gazdag goes past the ball allowing Joaquín Torres to work his magic.


Saving the play right at the lines, Alejandro Bedoya crosses the ball into the box.


Taking on 3 Chicago defenders, Joaquín Torres uses his skills to get through them and get a pass off towards goal.


Shoulder to shoulder Kai Wagner and Xherdan Shaqiri battle for the ball late in the second half.


Not having the strongest night with getting balls in the net, Daniel Gazdag makes a pass setting up another campaign for a goal.


Chris Brady and Carlos Terán celebrate Terán’s save at the net. Alejandro Bedoya lays on the ground after the Union were denied again.


Olivier Mbaizo and Miguel Navarro battle it out near the edge of the field. The play ends with Navarro crashing through the boards.


Julián Carranza gets his head on the ball from a corner kick. It was saved by Chris Brady going out and giving the Union another corner.


AR Katherine Nesbitt was getting an earful from Jakob Glesnes after a corner kick.


Getting the ball around Chris Mueller after using his dribbling skills to beat the defenders, Joaquín Torres strikes the ball and puts it in the net.


Hands raised in celebrations, Alejandro Bedoya faces the crowd before celebrating the only goal of the night.


Joaquín Torres and Kai Wagner celebrate the only goal of the night while Chris Brady looks to his defense for answers.


José Martínez carries Joaquín Torres after he scores his first goal for the Union.


Quinn Sullivan avoids a slide tackle by Chicago Fire FC after being subbed in at the 83rd minute.


Leaving the field, Joaquín Torres gives a thumbs up to the crowd.


The Union take on Alianzia F.C. in the second leg of the Concacaf Champions League round of 16 on Tuesday, March 14th at 8:00 at Subaru Park.

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  1. great pictures!

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