Barcelona to face Mexican giants América, Chivas in World Football Challenge

NEW YORK -- This summer’s lineup of heavy-hitting international matches just got a little heavier.

On Monday, Major League Soccer and CAA announced the addition of three global powerhouses—FC Barcelona, Club América, and CD Guadalajara—to the 2011 Herbalife World Football Challenge.

Also announced was Herbalife’s title sponsorship for the event, which kicks off with the New England Revolution vs. Manchester United on July 13 and also includes Real Madrid taking on the LA Galaxy, the MLS side which sports Herbalife on their jerseys. Herbalife is also a sponsor of Barcelona.

The Blaugrana, favorites to win their third straight Spanish title and finalists in this year’s UEFA Champions League, will face Chivas at 8 pm ET on Wednesday, August 3, at Sun Life Stadium in Miami.

They will then travel to Dallas, where they will take on  Club América at Cowboys Stadium on Saturday, August 6. Kick off is at 4 pm ET.

These two games are the continuation of Barça’s US tour, which begins with the previously announced clash with Manchester United on July 30 at FedEx Field outside of Washington, DC. The meeting will be a rematch of the upcoming UEFA Champions League final, in which Barcelona defeated Man. United.

Ticket information is available at WorldFootballChallenge.com.

2011 Herbalife World Football Challenge schedule

Date Game Venue City Time (ET)
Jul 13 NE Revolution vs. Manchester United Gillette Stadium Foxboro, MA 8 pm
Jul 16 Club América vs. Manchester City AT&T Park San Francisco, CA 8 pm
Jul 16 LA Galaxy vs. Real Madrid LA Memorial Coliseum Los Angeles, CA 10 pm
Jul 18 Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Manchester City Empire Field Vancouver, BC 10 pm
Jul 20 CD Guadalajara vs. Real Madrid Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, CA 11 pm
Jul 23 Chicago Fire vs. Manchester United Soldier Field Chicago, IL 5 pm
Jul 23 Juventus vs. Sporting Clube de Portugal BMO Field Toronto 7 pm
Jul 23 Philadelphia Union vs. Real Madrid Lincoln Financial Field Philadelphia, PA

9 pm

Jul 24 LA Galaxy vs. Manchester City Home Depot Center Carson, CA

4 pm

Jul 26 Juventus vs. Club América Citi Field Flushing, NY 7:30 pm
Jul 28 Juventus vs. CD Guadalajara Carter-Finley Stadium Raleigh, NC 8 pm
Jul 30 Barcelona vs. Manchester United FedEx Field Landover, MD 7 pm
Aug 3 Barcelona vs. CD Guadalajara Sun Life Stadium Miami, FL 8 pm
Aug 6 Barcelona vs. Club América Cowboys Stadium Arlington, TX 4 pm