This is the summer that dreams come true. Do you want to watch Wrexham, the club you've supported your entire life (since 2020)? The MLS All-Stars against Arsenal? Any interest in El Clásico? How about a friendly featuring the likes of Ronaldinho, Roberto Carlos, Cafu, Javi Mascherano and Juan Sebastián Verón?
It's all possible in the U.S. this summer with the latest announcement being Ronaldinho and Roberto Carlos' "The Beautiful Game" exhibition at Exploria Stadium in Orlando on Friday, June 23, at 7:30 p.m. ET.
This event actually made its debut last summer at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale and produced a ridiculous lineup that'll be hard to match this year. Last summer, Team Roberto Carlos had Cafu, Arturo Vidal, Carlos Valderrama, Rivaldo, Radamel Falcao, David Trezeguet and Steve Nash while Team Ronaldinho had Rafa Marquez, Deco, Paulo Dybala, Paul Pogba, Vini Jr and Jimmy Butler (and I'm omitting quite a few big names).
They packed the house, and Exploria Stadium will be no different (tickets are on sale starting at $35) with a star-studded roster again promised.
Ronaldinho was dancing pic.twitter.com/aCzTPthByk— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) June 19, 2022
"The Beautiful Game is more than just a match, it's an opportunity to bring together football icons, artists and celebrities from around the world for the game we all love," Roberto Carlos said. "I can't wait to showcase the spirit of the game and create unforgettable moments for the fans."
We all know Lionel Messi enjoys spending his summers in Florida, but I'm guessing they'd be charging more for tickets if the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner was interested in playing alongside Mascherano's torn anus again.