It is always a fun experience to shoot a Union match at Talen Energy Stadium. I was out for my first match Wednesday night that saw the Union take on the Columbus Crew before the Copa America Centenario break. Union keeper Matt Jones made his MLS debut as Andre Blake was called up to the Jamaican National Team for the upcoming tournament being played in the U.S.
Columbus scored first after several potent Union attacks and that seemed to take some air out of the crowd who thought the Union would have scored first since they were in control up to that point. As always the Sons of Ben kept the pressure on the visiting keeper while he was a guest in the River End net and the Union managed to tie the score eventually.
The second half saw the Union take control and build a 3-1 lead. A late score by the Crew cut the lead to 3-2 but the Union pulled it out and now find themselves atop the MLS Eastern Conference standings with 23 points.
Below is a selection of my favorite photos from the match.
David Musante serves as the team photographer for Reading United A.C. and is owner of Penn Images. He also covers Reading United for The Brotherly Game.