Yes, there definitely will be football in FedEx Field this year.
But not the kind we were hoping for. Yet.
The Redskins have announced that Manchester United and FC Barcelona (not to be confused with FU Pamplona, a one-act play based on a man who was gored in the ass while running from a bull) will play on the “pitch” at FedEx Field. The game is set for July 30, just about the time that defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth otherwise would be taking the Mike Shanahan conditioning test.
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for American soccer fans to see two of the most prestigious clubs in the world playing each other in the United States,” Redskins Chief Marketing Officer Mitch Gershman said. “We are honored to be the site of this match and proud to bring such a high-profile event for our season ticket holders and to the Washington D.C. region.”
Manchester United are (is?) owned by the Glazer family, which also owns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.