|photo by Matt Kremkau
It's been a long time since these two sides faced each other when the club played at Giants Stadium., but as they say third time is the charm. The New York Red Bulls will face off in a friendly against the Catalan club who ply their trade in Spain's LaLiga and takes on FC Barcelona. This means the originally scheduled league match against the Colorado Rapids on July 30 has been moved down to Tuesday, August 2nd.
The last two times these sides faced each other was at the former Giants Stadium. back in 2006 Tony Meola nearly saved a penalty off of Ronaldinho, while Youri Djorkaeff scored the only goal for the club.
The next matchup in 2008 was seeing Thierry Henry and Lionel Messi tag-teaming against the Red Bulls and blowing them out of the water. scoring multiple goals against Juan Carlos Osorio's team. But now the young kids are going to truly learn what it will mean to take on a big-time club in Europe as they face one of the kings in Club football in Europe.