About that Barcelona friendly

About that Barcelona friendly

European Soccer

About that Barcelona friendly


As you read this morning, the Red Bulls will be playing a friendly against a high-profile European club on Aug. 7 at Giants Stadium. That opponent may not be Barcelona.

According to a source with knowledge of the negotiations, Barcelona is NOT the opponent for the Red Bulls’ first high-profile international friendly since the Barcelona friendly in 2006. Just who is the opponent? I’m trying to find that out.

Barcelona had been in discussions with the Red Bulls and appeared to have beaten out Real Madrid for the summer’s showcase soccer match at Giants Stadium, but now it appears that the Barcelona talks have stalled.

Two weeks ago, SBI reported that Real Madrid was in discussions with Red Bulls about a match that same week in August, but the reigning Spanish champions had been believed to be focusing on a West Coast tour.

Who would you like to see the Red Bulls play? Barcelona? Real Madrid? Energie Cottbus? Ergotelis?

Share your thoughts below.

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