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In pictures: Philadelphia Union 2-2 CF Montreal

All photos credit Marjorie Elzey

On June 1, the Philadelphia Union took on CF Montreal at Subaru Park. During the first half of the game, George Campbell, Daniel Gazdag, and Dominik Yank were all shown yellow cards. In the 45th minute, Ariel Lassiter from CF Montreal was shown a red card for a dangerous play against José Martínez, giving the Union a man-up advantage. At minute 56, Daniel Gazdag converted a PK for the first goal of the night, and two minutes later, Mikeal Uhre scored again, bringing the Union to a 2-1 lead. With the goal from Uhre, Quinn Sullivan registered his fifth assist, and Mikeal his fifth goal of the season. Jack Elliot was ejected from the game at minute 63 for a nasty tackle on Raheem Edwards. Edwards was immediately placed on a stretcher and taken back to the locker rooms. Although the Union had many chances to get the win, they struggled to put the ball in the net, adding another game to the tied column. 


For the XI season, eight alumni took the field at half-time. Former players Brian Carroll, Gabe Farfan, Fred, Ilsinho, Michael Lahound, Sébastien Le Toux, Zach Pfeffer and Sheanon Williams were all on hand to be celebrated by the fans for their contributions to the team.


Damion Lowe and Raheem Edwards both go up for a header.


Nathan Saliba and Fernando Álvarez pressure Daniel Gazdag as he works to get to a place to get a shot off on goal.


Jack Elliot and Sunusi Ibrahim battle for the ball in the first half of the game.


Jacob Glesnes clears the ball before midfielder, Samuel Piette gets his foot on it.


A fan of Alejandro Bedoya holds a sign and looks thrilled to meet him.


Raheem Edwards wraps his body around Olivier Mbaizo, trying to steal the ball from him.


Head referee, Ted Unkel, gives out a yellow card. He showed yellow cards to three players during the game and red cards to two players.


José Martínez uses his body to keep Samuel Piette from getting to the ball.


Daniel Gazdag slides around Raheem Edwards to try to keep the ball in play.


Taking the PK, Daniel Gazdag puts it in the net, getting the Union on the board for this first time in the match.


Dániel Gazdag, celebrating his 50th MLS goal, has tied club legend Sébastien Le Toux for the club record.


José Martínez received the ball midfield.


Quinn Sullivan gets the cross off before defender Fernando Álvarez.


Mikeal Uhre and Jonathan Sirois have eyes on the ball.


Quinn Sullivan puts in maximum effort to try to keep the ball in play.


Trying to get the winning goal, Nathan Harriel put power behind his strike on the ball.


Quinn Sullivan shows his disappointment in the results of multiple missed chances on goal.


The Union take on Inter Miami CF at Subaru Park on Saturday, June 15 at 7:30 PM.

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