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In Pictures: Union 1-0 Pumas UNAM

PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand for the Philadelphia Union’s 1-0 win over Pumas UNAM at PPL Park on Saturday. Here’s a look at what he saw.

Young fans help out with the flag in the beginning of the match Young fans help out with the flag in the beginning of the match

Some young faces among the starting eleven against Pumas UNAM Some young faces among the starting XI against Pumas UNAM

Jimmy McLaughlin clears a ball out of the back Jimmy McLaughlin clears a ball out of the back

Antonine Hoppenot had a number of nice runs Antonine Hoppenot had a number of nice runs

This friendly was not so friendly at times This friendly was not so friendly at times

Raymond Gaddis with a strong defensive game Raymon Gaddis with a strong defensive game

Amobi Okugo waiting for the ball to come free Amobi Okugo waiting for the ball to come free

Roger Torres and David Cabarera working for the ball Roger Torres and David Cabarera battling for the ball

Juan Pablo Rodriguez heads the ball forward Juan Pablo Rodriguez heads the ball forward

Eduardo Herrera gets up for a head ball Eduardo Herrera goes airborne

Cristhian Hernandez was able to get a nice volley off inside the eighteen Cristhian Hernandez was able to get a nice volley off inside the eighteen

Leo Fernandes looking to move the ball up with David Cabarera closing in Leo Fernandes looking to move the ball up while Cabarera closes in

Raymond Gaddis pushed forward for a little extra offence Gaddis pushed forward for a little extra offense

Leo Fernandes gets a shot off in the eighteen Fernandes unleashes a shot

Jeff Parke with another strong game in the back Jeff Parke with another strong game in the back

Leo Fernandes holds off Martin Fuentes for control of the ball Fernandes holds off Martin Fuentes for control of the ball

Chris Konopka played aggressive with a nice punching save Chris Konopka plays aggressively with a nice punch save

Roger Torres tried to work his way through the Pumas Roger Torres tries to work his way through Pumas

Alejandro Palacios get up to cut off a dangerous cross Alejandro Palacios rises to cut off a dangerous cross

Michael Lahoud with one of his nice runs out of the backfield Michael Lahoud with a run out of the backfield

Greg Jordan had a strong game in the back Greg Jordan had a strong game in the back

Brian Carroll had a great shot but couldn't find the net Brian Carroll had a great shot but couldn’t find the net

Aaron Wheeler fights Luis Fuentes for possession Aaron Wheeler fights Luis Fuentes for possession

The Sons of Ben enjoyed Farfan's goal The Sons of Ben celebrate Farfan’s goal

Sheanon Williams heads the ball out of danger Sheanon Williams heads the ball out of danger

Sebastien Le Toux knocks a pass up to the wing Sebastien Le Toux knocks a pass up the wing

Michael Farfan and Brian Carroll track a pass up to Aaron Wheeler Michael Farfan and Brian Carroll track a pass up to Wheeler

Aaron Wheeler ends up on the wrong end of a head ball challenge Wheeler ends up on the wrong side of this header

Both teams played hard up to the final whistle Both teams played hard up to the final whistle

To see more of Paul’s photos or to request other pictures go to his Flickr page.

2 Comments

  1. Paul E. Donahue says:

    Great pictures, Paul, when will you move into some NFL work?

  2. Thanks Paul but I don’t think anyone will be knocking down my door.

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