The pressures of being part of FC Barcelona’s youth academy are massive enough. Over the past 40 years, La Masia has produced some of the club’s and sport’s greatest players including Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Xavi Hernandez, Carles Puyol, Victor Valdes and Pep Guardiola. Continue reading “Konrad de la Fuente Striving To Be First American To Play For FC Barcelona”
La Masia translates to “the farmhouse” in Catalan. The name for FC Barcelona’s youth academy and Spain’s first soccer residence was chosen because a masia is the building tied closely to the land around it.
For the past 40 years, La Masia has served as the epicenter of FC Barcelona, not only pumping life into soccer, but also basketball, handball, roller hockey and futsal. Continue reading “FC Barcelona’s La Masia Celebrates its 40th Anniversary”
One of the five pillars for LaLiga North America, the joint venture between LaLiga and Relevent Sports to expand Spanish soccer and the league’s brand in the United States and Canada, is to develop talent while promoting the sport as a whole. Continue reading “LaLiga Partners With Alianza De Futbol”
Jokin Aperribay referred to it as one of the worst parts of his job. The Real Sociedad president said selling a player—no matter the price tag or transfer fee—is always an unhappy moment. Continue reading “Real Sociedad Takes Pride in Promoting Local Youth Players”
When a club takes the field against FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, powerhouses in La Liga and world soccer, it’s typically a David vs. Goliath scenario. The two giants of the game have won a combined 58 LaLiga titles, 49 Copa del Rey crowns and 18 UEFA Champions League trophies. Continue reading “FC Barcelona, Real Madrid Paving Way for LaLiga Clubs in U.S.”
When LaLiga and Relevent Sports Group announced a 15-year equal joint venture to promote soccer in the United States and Canada in August 2018, much of the attention surrounded the partners’ plans to bring a LaLiga match to the U.S. Continue reading “LaLiga Launching Series Catered Toward American Audience”
The initial priority for FC Barcelona’s office in New York City, which opened in September 2016, was business development. Since then, the club has also utilized its on-the-ground presence to further the FC Barcelona brand through its foundation, academies and camps, commercial partnerships and more. Continue reading “How FC Barcelona is Conquering the U.S. Market”