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Spanish Clubs in America

We know FC Barcelona is coming this summer (Aug. 1 vs. the Los Angeles Galaxy at the Rose Bowl). The Insider told you weeks ago that Valencia is the top choice to be the MLS All-Star Game opponent in Salt Lake City. And now we're awaiting word on something we first hinted at a few weeks ago -- that Real Madrid might on the way, as well. Organizers are not talking publicly, but there is, indeed, a possibility that Real will be at RFK Stadium to play D.C. United on Aug. 8.

As far as I can tell, United rejected a doubleheader with the Washington Freedom on that date because of its pursuit of this potential mega-match. United is still scheduled to play the Kansas City Wizards on Aug. 8, but if the Real visit comes to fruition, the MLS game would probably be moved to a mid-week slot during the summer.

Real and United faced each other in Seattle three years ago, a 1-1 tie at Qwest Field.

By Steve Goff  |  April 3, 2009; 1:18 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. United , Spain  
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And by ROSEBOWL, you mean Home Depot Center, right? Not amused Galaxy, not amused.

I will fly from LA in for the United v. RM match. After all, I am still bitter about Seattle thing

Posted by: Shanoni | April 3, 2009 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Why Valencia? They could be bankrupt by this summer. Heck, if MLS is gonna go down that road, they might as well invite Newcastle United...

Posted by: Juan-John | April 3, 2009 1:36 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure he does mean Rose Bowl. You can't put 50,000+ in the HDC. Why would you not be "amused"?

It seems unlikely to me that these sides would come over for just one game each. There must be other games in the works.

Posted by: fischy | April 3, 2009 1:44 PM | Report abuse

After you mentioned Valencia as the opponent for the All-Star game, Steve, reports have come out of Spain claiming that the team has severe money problems. The European press is speculating that the team will have to sell David Villa and David Silva to raise cash. Not sure how much of a draw Valencia is without those guys.

Posted by: Rhio | April 3, 2009 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Those reports have been going on for a year :)

Posted by: Reignking | April 3, 2009 2:12 PM | Report abuse

I just saw this breaking news...

Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.

Posted by: IamAM | April 3, 2009 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Yes make the Real vs DC happen. Can't wait for that.

Posted by: RM27 | April 3, 2009 2:20 PM | Report abuse

These Valencia reports have been going on for over a year. As for Real (FTP), is there a chance MLS/RSL will try to convince them to show up for the ASG?

Posted by: CACuzcatlan | April 3, 2009 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Valencia. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Go back to East v. West. Who needs this?

Posted by: Ron16 | April 3, 2009 9:40 PM | Report abuse

What's the point of a friendly during crunch-time in the MLS and CONCACAF Champs League? The only place I want to see United play Real Madrid is in the World Club Cup in Japan. Just more chances for injuries the way I see it.

Posted by: 9Nine9 | April 3, 2009 11:26 PM | Report abuse

What's the point of a friendly during crunch-time in the MLS and CONCACAF Champs League?

Posted by: 9Nine9 | April 3, 2009 11:26 PM

Straight cash, homey.

Posted by: spidergoose | April 4, 2009 8:24 AM | Report abuse

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