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Discuss Champions League Final here (updated)

The Sounders don't practice today, so my plan is to keep this blog post open most of the day for anyone who wants to discuss ManU-Barca. And I'll keep the result out of the headline, so there's less chance of spoiling it for those who are taping the game. But, of course, once you click in, the result will be included.

The UEFA championship game kicked off on ESPN at 11:45 a.m.

Here's the ESPN page, which includes just about any info you might like.

I'm not a particular fan of either team; but I guess I'll be pulling for Barcelona today, just because it would add even a little more to the Aug. 5 Sounders-Barca match. (Here's the Sounders' release on that game:)

The Seattle Sounders FC will play FC Barcelona on the Xbox Pitch at Qwest Field on Wednesday, August 5. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. (PT).

Sounders FC season ticket holders have received tickets to the game as part of their 18-match package, which also includes Chelsea and the MLS Cup.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 15th at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

FC Barcelona, whose heralded roster of international superstars currently includes Lionel Messi, Rafa Marquez, Xavi, Carles Puyol, Thierry Henry and Andres Iniesta – who scored the goal that propelled Barca into the Champion's League Final – will look to secure its third UEFA Champions League crown on Wednesday, May 27 against Manchester United, at Rome's Stadio Olimpico.

FC Barcelona has more than 150,000 voting members. Barcelona inspired formation of the Sounders FC Alliance, a supporters association which empowers members to have a vote in the club's direction.