PSP photographer Earl Gardner was on hand to photograph the Philadelphia Union as they played Orlando City in last Saturday’s preseason friendly. Look for more photo’s from the fan weekend on Wednesday.
Visual confirmation: Keon Daniel has been freed…
…and Lionard Pajoy is in camp…
…as is the always smiling Nizar Khalfan, who joined the Union this off-season from Vancouver.
John Hackworth warms up the guys with some long balls.
The Orlando City supporters celebrate the arrival of their team.
Josué Martinez goes up for a header.
Danny Mwanga fights for the ball…
.. and is later taken down by the Orlando keeper to set up a Gabriel Gomez free kick…
…that was celebrated with some zig-zag from Captain Danny Califf after he headed in the goal.
Orlando City supporters give it to the Sons of Ben. Our Google translator fails us.
The ref calls for a penalty kick. Carlos Valdes and Sheanon Williams protest.
Zac MacMath shows why he’s the man to fill Mondragon’s shoes with this penalty save…
…and goes down after his save ended in a collision.
The ref shows one of the five yellows given out to Orlando in this ‘friendly’ match.
Peter Nowak goes over the game plan for the second half.
Michael Farfan battling for possession.
Antoine Hoppenot tries to keep an Orlando City player from mugging him.
Union Fans take in the game from the stands.
Chandler Hoffman receiving treatment after being bloodied in action.
Amobi Okugo does his best to keep Orlando players on their toes.
Gabriel Farfan does his defensive duties.
Zac Pfeffer and Okugo look to clear.
Orlando City celebrates with the Ruckus after their stoppage time goal.
For additional photos please check out Earl Gardner’s Flickr page.