Last night, in front of more than 20,000 fans at Citi Field, Juventus of Italy topped Mexico’s Club America 1-0 in the second soccer game in the stadium’s history. (In a nod to the match’s setting, the children that accompanied Juventus onto the field wore No. 31 Mets shirts in honor of Mike Piazza, who played for Italy in the 2006 World Baseball Classic.) It’s a big couple of days for soccer in the area: Tonight, Manchester United takes on the MLS All-Stars at Red Bull Arena in New Jersey. It’s the second straight year Manchester United will serve as the opponent for the MLS All-Stars; last year, Manchester United dominated in a 5-2 victory.
Last night’s soccer match at Citi Field. Photo: Jeff Zelevansky/2011 Getty Images