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US Open Cup in pictures: DC United 3-1 Union

PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand as the Philadelphia Union bailed out of the US Open Cup with a disappointing 1-3 loss to DC United. Here’s a look at what he saw.
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Union’s starting IX.

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Conor Casey on the ball.

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Casey battles Perry Kitchen.

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Sebastien Le Toux looks upfield while Taylor Kemp covers.

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Dwayne De Rosario looks to pass before Brian Carroll arrives.

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Raymon Gaddis looks to shut down Nick DeLeon.

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Jeff Parke settles.

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Sheanon Williams gets past De Rosario.

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The Casey-Kitchen battle continues.

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Michael Farfan tries to shield the ball from DeLeon.

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Kitchen demonstrates his Ministry of Silly Walks moves to Keon Daniel.

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De Rosario rises highest.

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Le Toux on the move.

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DeLeon fires into Parke.

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Marfan tries to elude James Riley while John Thorrington looks on.

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Casey Townsend moves between Parke and Jack McInerney.

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Parke rises above Townsend.

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De Rosario on the ball.

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Marfan moves past Chris Pontius.

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Williams and Kitchen do battle.

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McInerney fights for possession.

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Zac MacMath between the pipes.

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Gaddis fights.

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Amobi Okugo glides through the air to bring this ball down with his chest.

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Carroll and Okugo try to contain De Rosario.

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Parke directs.

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Carroll and Thorrington fight to control the ball.

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Leo Fernandes looks to move up-field.

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MacMath punches out a cross.

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DeLeon tries to put a move on Williams.

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A defensive breakdown ends with De Rosario turning MacMath for his second goal of the night.

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Don Anding came in late but was able to make a couple of runs down the wing.

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McInerney and Le Toux look for some interplay while Fernandes goes on a run.

For more photos, check out Paul’s Flickr page

3 Comments

  1. Southside Johnny says:

    Good shots of a bad game, but the “Minister of Silly Walks” pic is great.

  2. Thanks Southside, it was a tough game to shoot and I couldn’t resist the silly walk shot.

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