Matchday One, Matchday Fun

By Dan Stelly | Photo via Read US Soccer


Columbus Crew SC may have fallen to the Portland Timbers in MLS opening day action, but Federico Higuain’s audacious bicycle kick was the pick of the entire weekend. [Source: The Cauldron]


Finishes don’t get much more emphatic than Alfred Duncan’s thumping strike from Sassuolo’s 2–0 win over Milan. [Source: Streamable]


Claudio Pizarro took a pair of Hannover defenders to the cleaners before firing home a crisp volley in Werder Bremen’s 4–1 rout. [Source: Streamable]

América’s Felipe produced a stunning reflex save to rob Fluminense of a sure goal. Unfortunately, the goalkeeper’s heroics didn’t prevent his side’s eventual 1–0 defeat. [Source: Streamable]


Aaron Ramsey’s deft flick handed Arsenal the lead in Saturday’s North London Derby, a match that ultimately finished 2–2. [Source: Streamable]