Author: Rick Pettine

Rick Pettine is an experienced sports, music, nature, and events photographer from the Philadelphia region. He covers Philly and the surrounding tri-state area, including Chester, Montgomery, and Delaware counties. He also serves as the Sports Director & Chief Photographer for "Independent Philly"

Union battles but falls 4-1 to Messi’s Inter Miami in League Cup Semifinal

[ All photos and article by Rick Pettine ] August 15, 2023 – Camden, NJ — The Philadelphia Union eared a semifinal match against arguably the best player in MLS today, Lionel Messi – oh yeah, and the rest of his Inter Miami club! Although a loss for Philly, it surely was a boost for soccer in the region […]

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Wrexham visits Philly, 1-1 draw vs Union-II

[ All photos and article by Rick Pettine ] July 28, 2023 – Camden, NJ — Wrexham A.F.C., the UK-based football club famously owned by Rob McElhenny and Ryan Reynolds, came to Subaru Park on their last leg of a preseason US tour. And no, Rob did not bang the drum for the Union (Roger Bennett from Men in […]

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Thunder at Dover – Martin Truex Jr takes the win

[ by Rick Pettine ] May 1, 2023 – Dover, DE — NASCAR returned to Dover Motor Speedway, a.k.a., The Monster Mile, after a rain delay forced the race to a Monday afternoon. Martin Truex Jr came out on top after 3 race stages. Another year and other rained out Sunday for the Dover drivers and fans. […]

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Boston sets a season win record and hands Flyers another loss

[ by Rick Pettine ] March 25, 2023 – Philadelphia, PA — The struggling Flyers lose another game at home, 5-3, allowing the Bruins to set a new NHL record for the most regular season wins. A mass of Boston fans made their way to Philly. The Wells Fargo Center had an abnormal atmosphere, with more yellow […]

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Flyers shut out the Detroit Red Wings, 3-0

[ by Rick Pettine ] March 25, 2023 – Philadelphia, PA — Flyers won their 3rd straight game and shut out the Detroit Red Wings, 3-0 at the Wells Fargo Center. Nearing the end of a very rough season, the Flyers and their fans enjoyed the sweet taste of victory! The Orange & Black defense squashed 7 […]

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