Confirmed this morning: Barcelona will play Chivas de Guadalajara Aug. 3 in Miami at Sun Life Stadium, 8 p.m. as part of the World Football Challenge. Barca will also play Manchester United (a rematch of the upcoming Champions League final) on July 30 in DC and will play Club America in Dallas on Aug. 6.
Dolphins season-ticket holders get first dibs during a pre-sale that begins today. General tickets are $30-$125 and go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster or www.worldfootballchallenge.com
No word yet on whether Lionel Messi will come, as it is just after Copa America. But with or without him, this is a great match for local soccer fans. If this community wants to prove it deserves big matches and an MLS team, a big crowd for Barca would be a great start.