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In pictures: Philadelphia Union 2-2 FC Cincinnati

Photos: Ruairi Rossi

On a calm Saturday night, Cincinnati took a short trip over to Subaru Park, battling to one of the most exciting draws of the season.

On their familiar turf, the Union came out hot, going up 2-0 at the half against the best in the East. A 23rd minute rocket from José Martínez gave the Union an early lead, which was followed by a penalty from number 10 Daniel Gazdag. A stagnant start to the second half let Cincy right back in the game, with Boupendza scoring in the 49th minute, followed by a Brandon Vazquez equalizer in the 76th. Late red cards from Yerson Mosquera and Jack Elliot left little impact on the game, as the two biggest threats in the east came to a 2-2 finish.

Old friends Andre and Ray catch up!

Star goalie Carter Hart was at the SOOB for the matchup!

And so were the mascots!

Some more old friends catch up with Sergio also back in town.

The Boss gives some warm welcomes before the match.

Captain Blake leads the boys out!

Lowe locked in and ready for the match.

Wagner ready to give Miazga a piece of his mind.

Carranza complains after a weak foul call.

Martinez does what he does best. Lace up 30 yard strikes!

Martinez’s rocket causes chaos in Subaru Park!

The theme of the night. Ref v Players.

Carranza battles for a header off the corner.

Gazdag slots his penalty in, setting the MLS record for pens in a season.

The boys celebrate a well-earned 2-0 lead.

The Sons of Ben show their support fr our young fighters!

Arias clips Uhre’s ankle, earning himself a yellow.

Mcglynn looks to switch the field.

Carranza and Mosquera battle for the ball.

Jack fouls Cinci’s keeper off the cross.

Mosquera’s night ends prematurely.

Baribo seeks to make an impact late in the match.

Gaddis once again takes the field in Chester, just in the wrong colors.

Gazdag and little Gazdag enjoy a postgame chat.

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