Wednesday, June 17, 2009
BARCA TO SAN JOSE
While wishing for an international friendly to be played here in Vancouver hasn't worked yet, simply doing some deductions has. Barcelona will play in San Jose for an exhibition game against an "unnamed Mexican squad" on August 8th at Candlestick Park. The game will be after the Columbus v San Jose match. The announcement is expected to be made shortly.
When the announcement is officially made, Full-Time: Vancouver's Soccer Show will get Frank Yallop's comments on the friendly being played in San Jose.
This is Barca's third exhibition date in the United States with the other two games in Seattle and Los Angeles. It was expected that they would make three appearances on the west coast with Vancouver and BC Place stadium being rumoured as a possible destination, but this will quash any further rumours of the likes of Lionel Messi and co. coming to Vancouver.