Marco Fabian Steals the Show vs Barcelona

It was a busy and entertaining night of soccer last night as Chivas (C.D. Guadalajara) stunned Barcelona 4-1, two MLS sides advanced to the CONCACAF Champions League group stage, and three MLS league games produced two upsets and a sweet goal for Pavel Pardo on his debut.

But the highlight of the night came in Miami, where Marco Fabian scored two brilliant goals to lead Chivas to a 4-1 shocker over Barcelona. Here’s his second one, which came three minutes after his  first, a 25-yard screamer into the upper left corner:

Barcelona played Gerard Piqué, Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta, and David Villa in front of 70,080 fans at Sun Life Stadium. The attendance was a record for soccer in the state of Florida.

Revs Hang with Man U for 50 Minutes …

Hey, we’re just trying to put last night’s kickoff of the World Football Challenge in the most positive light for the underdog.

New England actually carved out the game’s first chance, a flying header by Shalrie Joseph that went juuuust wide of Man U’s far post in the 12th minute.

But the Red Devils controlled possession all the way through and in the second half, after both teams made substitutions, things went off the rails for the Revolution, and the visitors cruised to a 4–1 win.

That turn in the plot may have had something to do with the fact that when the teams went to their benches, Man U produced Ryan Giggs, Michael Owen, and Park Ji-Sung, while New England came up with Otto Loewy and Ryan Guy. May have….

In any case, the Red Devils created some pretty slick goals, especially the fourth one, which was nothing short of dazzling.

To the highlights:

United’s next U.S. stop is in Chicago, where they’ll take on the Fire at Soldier Field on July 23rd (5:00 p.m. ET, ESPN2).