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Soccer Wed Jun 18 2008

The News From Spain

This week a guy in Spain made an announcement regarding a Portuguese player, a Brazilian, and a Cameroonian that might have effected the summer plans of a few Chicagoans. Barcelona’s new manager Pep Guardiola announced a housecleaning after last season’s “disastrous” second place finish in the Spanish League only making it to the semi-finals of the Champion’s League. Barcelona is a team with high standards.

So in his introductory press conference, the new manager announced he had no further plans for Deco, Ronaldinho and Samuel Eto’o. In terms of the tour that brings them to Soldier Field August 3rd, that's three of the team's biggest draws.

Don’t fear though. If you’ve already bought your tickets to the Barcelona – Chivas game, you can still see the rising star Lionel Messi and the shadow of the player that was formerly Thierry Henry. And this is Barcelona, they’re sure to sign someone huge this summer.

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