Remember that Barcelona-Red Bulls friendly I told you about last month? Well, it is definitely happening. Yes, I’m serious and no, Real Madrid won’t be swooping in to take Barca’s place.
The Red Bulls will face FC Barcelona on Aug. 7 at Giants Stadium. If you recall, the Red Bulls schedule was a bit congested for that match. Things have changed a bit since then. The New England game the weekend before Aug. 7 has been changed and the Aug. 9 match against D.C. United has been moved to Sunday, Aug. 10 to accomodate the Barcelona friendly.
SBI reported back on Feb. 22 that this match would take place, but after some back and forth between the clubs, and a discussion with Real Madrid about playing them, the match appeared in doubt. The Red Bulls eventually reached an agreement and an official announcement regarding the friendly should be released shortly..
I know I asked this the last time around, but I’ll ask again. What do you think of Barcelona returning to Giants Stadium? Is it too soon after the last appearance? Is it fair to say you can’t see players like Ronaldinho, Henry and Messi often enough? Share your thoughts on the match below.