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2011 Herbalife World Football Challenge adds FC Barcelona to summer schedule

9 May, 2011

Major League Soccer and CAA Sports announced the addition of three top international teams, along with the official title sponsor, to the 2011 Herbalife World Football Challenge.  UEFA Champions League finalists FC Barcelona, along with Mexico's popular clubs CD (Chivas) Guadalajara and Club America, join the U.S.-based summer event, which is presented by global nutrition company, Herbalife.
 
Along with the previously announced Herbalife World Football Challenge match against Manchester United on Saturday, July 30 in the Washington D.C. area, FC Barcelona will travel to South Florida to face Chivas on Wednesday, August 3 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, FL (8:00 p.m. ET) and then move on to Texas to face Club America on Saturday, August 6 at Cowboys Stadium (4:00 p.m. ET).
 
The balance of CD Guadalajara and Club America’s participation in the challenge will be announced soon.
 
"The Herbalife World Football Challenge is a great opportunity to expand our commitment to a healthy active life through sports and an ideal backdrop to launch our new line of sports products," said Michael O. Johnson, chairman and CEO of Herbalife.
 
 
2011 Herbalife World Football Challenge
As of May 9, 2011
Date        Game                                          Venue                  City                   Time (ET)
July 13    NE Revolution vs. Man. United   Gillette Stadium   Foxboro, MA     8:00 p.m.
July 16    LA Galaxy vs. Real Madrid         Memorial Coliseum  L.A., CA        10:00 p.m.
July 18    Vancouver 'Caps vs. Man. City   Empire Field        Vancouver, BC  10:00 p.m.
July 23    Chicago Fire vs. Man. United     Soldier Field         Chicago, IL        5:00 p.m.
July 30    Barcelona vs. Man. United          FedEx Field         Landover, MD    7:00 p.m.
Aug. 3     Barcelona vs. Guadalajara         Sun Life Stadium  Miami, FL          8:00 p.m.
Aug. 6     Barcelona vs. Club America       Cowboys Stadium  Arlington, TX   4:00 p.m.


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