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In pictures: Philadelphia Union 1-0 Charlotte FC

Photos: Ruairi Rossi

On a warm Wednesday night, Charlotte FC took a trip up the coast, visiting Subaru Park to take on the Union.

Entering the game on a 7-game unbeaten streak, Union were the favorites to win the match, furthered by them being in their home stadium, which has been a fortress in recent years. As expected, the home side took the match, enjoying a comfortable 1-0 win thanks to an own goal forced by #10, Daniel Gazdag. Despite 2 offside goals and a plethora of missed calls, the Boys in Blue finished strong, adding another clean sheet to the record and extending the undefeated streak.


Daniel Gazdag, goal-scorer and silencer of naysayers.

Jim Curtin applauding the crowd before kickoff

Andre Blake warming up pregame

Jason Kelce does not want to work, but does in fact want to bang on the drum all day

Phang, in his natural habitat

The Union trotted out the same eleven from the weekend’s win

Julian Carranza can’t believe something

Kai Wagner was all over the field on the night

The three best friends that anyone could have.

Jakob Glesnes contorting his lower body to rifle and pass 60 yards across the pitch

Mikael Uhre opens the scoring…, but is called offside.

Caution, Ted Unkel.

Damion Lowe can carry any opposing goalkeeper the full length of the pitch.

Carranza checking back, triple teamed.

Jose Martinez, marking three players because he’s magic.

Olivier Mbaizo pointing to the window, to the wall.

Lowe again, this time shooting from distance.

Jesus Bueno, oil on canvas

Chris Donovan made a substitute appearance, as did his abs.

Mbaizo and Gazdag, celebrating the goal.

No one is faster than Donovan. Just try and find out.

Jason Kelce looked different banging the drum post-game.

As did Curtin, who was still saluting the crowd but smiling this time.

One Comment

  1. Andy Muenz says:

    Thanks, Derrick Jones, for blocking me out of the picture 🙁 .

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