Manchester United, Barcelona and 2 MLS Clubs Field 2011 WFC

Manchester United, Barcelona and 2 MLS Clubs Field 2011 WFC

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On March 29, 2011
  • 2011 World Football Challenge, Barcelona, Manchester United

The recently announced World Football Challenge was said to have a different look and feel to the one that came in 2009. Major League Soccer clubs would participate in it for the first time and most thought it would be the usual LA or New York sides playing in it.

Well, we were wrong on that note. This morning the league announced who would be playing in the 2011 WFC and much to our surprise (some sarcasm in that) the Chicago Fire and New England Revolution will field the four team round robin event against Manchester United and FC Barcelona.

Manchester United was already announced for the All-Star game yesterday and they’ll add a game with Chicago, New England and Barcelona to that list. Apparently they’ll also go to Seattle and play the Sounders.

Manchester United and the New England Revolution will clash in the WFC on Wednesday, July 13, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA. The Chicago Fire will then host the Red Devils on Saturday, July 23, at Soldier Field. Manchester United concludes their participation in the event on Saturday, July 30, against FC Barcelona at FedExField in Landover, MD.  These matches mark the Revolution and Fire’s only matches in the WFC.

Apparently more teams will be announced for this event later on. This is just the start. The rest of FC Barcelona’s participation in the challenge will be announced soon.

Interesting that the Fire and Revs only get a single match in this tournament but it is still cool that MLS clubs are in this tournament for a change. I kind of doubt any others will be part of this though I wouldn’t sleep on them adding one or two more at the end of things.

Are you excited for another ManU and Barcelona tour this summer? It sure sounds like there are going to be lots of entertaining friendlies this summer.

  • So wait, will this competition have an out right winner? A final match ala superliga? And why those two teams, couldn’t they have done it with the SS and MC winners as a reward? I know the schedule is packed but still