Marcof Fabian left the national team before their 2nd friendly against Panama. His club coach had requested he come back to Germany early to prepare for Frankfurt’s game versus the mighty Bayern Munich. It appears the extra preparation paid dividends for Marco and Eintracht Frankfurt.
The game was a back and forth affair with the first half whistle leaving the score 1-1. It was in the second half that the sparks realy started flying. Both teams kept generating great scoring chances but it was a quick corner that put Bayern up. It was not looking good for Fabian and company. Especially after they went down a man and Bayern brought Lewandowski off the bench. But Timmy Chandler and Marco Fabian had other ideas.
Timothy Chandler with the cross, Marco Fabian with the chest! The #USMNT #ElTri connection gets it done. #SGEFCB https://t.co/PP231zYQ14— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) October 15, 2016
Marco Fabian scored the equalizer. His prize for running himself ragged all game long, helping out all over the field. Fabian finished the game 2nd on his team in tackles (3), 1st in interceptions (4). He played all 90 minutes for the 5th straight game. In fact, he has not been off the field since making his season debut against Chicharito and Bayer Leverkusen. 450 minutes of Bundesliga action has yielded Fabian 3 goals and 2 assists. Today’s game was different than the previous ones. He found himself pressing more and tracking back to play defense against a strong Bayer Munich team. He didn’t back down once from the challenge. Constantly getting involved on the defensive side and helping out teammates. His club form has been impressive, arguably the most in-form Europeo. Is it enough to see him in Columbus with El Tri?