In photos: Bethlehem Steel 1-4 Nashville SC

When the “press box” situation at the facility is “sit behind a TV camera operator in an area of the stadium that is completely open to the public,” like so:

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…your intrepid reporter says “instead of attempting to work in my traditional capacity, I will shoot game photos.” These are those photos [extremely Law and Order noise].

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Former Steel players Bolu Akinyode and Ken Tribbett greet Steel kitman Andrew Vaccaro
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“Oi lads, might have to score today then innit?”
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Gary Smith and Steel headman Brendan Burke meet pregame.
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Player-coach Matt Pickens warms up Connor Sparrow.
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Pro League Standards compliant, for sure.
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Ropapa on the ball.
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The facial expressions make this one, IMO.
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Daniel Ríos in a dangerous area.
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I tried to come up with a good film noir detective monologue to pair with this picture, but I am not funny enough. We regret the error.
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Nothing but dingers.
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“Did I feed the parking meter? I can’t remember feeding the parking meter.”
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James Chambers lines up to give Bethlehem the lead.
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I am the greatest photographer and camera-focuser in the world. Some highly-official media seating in focus in the background.
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Ken Tribbett on the ball.
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And then he passed it.
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I like the framing of this one. The ball was v. far out of the frame though.
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I think I took this one on accident, but I actually like it a lot as a non-soccer picture. That grassy area next to the mini-goals was Nashville’s locker room, for what it’s worth.
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Matt LaGrassa surveying the field.
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“Man, I SWEAR that I forgot to feed the meter.”
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To me, a defense should avoid springing an attacker into this much space 15 yards from the face of goal.
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Kosuke Kimura scores his goal. Not gonna lie, Ropapa’s “oh no, it’s Kosuke” face is, in my opinion, funny.
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The subs make this one.
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🚴🏿‍♂️🚴🏿‍♂️🚴🏿‍♂️
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Lancaster slots home the rebound.
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“NEW JURASSIC PARK MOVIE ANNOUNCED FOR 2021!!!!!!”

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