Real Madrid’s stars were mostly on the bench for their preseason Champion’s Cup match against Chelsea in the Big House in Ann Arbor on July 30, but that didn’t stop Real’s Marcelo from putting on a show early. The defender scored in the 17th and 26th minutes, while Diaz added a third before the break for the reigning UEFA Champions League kings. Chelsea’s Eden Hazard came on late and scored a brace of his own to pull Chelsea to within a goal to make the final score somewhat respectable.
The World Cup champion U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team defeated Haiti 5-0 on September 17 at Ford Field. Carli Lloyd scored a hat trick, with Christen Press and Crystal Dunn each adding a goal.