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