Matchday One, Matchday Fun

By Dan Stelly | Photo via Read US Soccer


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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]

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

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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]

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