Spanish Soccer Club Barcelona Opens 2nd Academy In US

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish soccer giant Barcelona has opened a second training academy in the United States.

The new academy is in Charlotte, North Carolina. The club founded its first American academy in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 2014.

The new school has programs for boys and girls from 6 to 12 years old and a separate program for boys aged 12 to 16.

The club says the academy’s goal is to train young players in the same “creative and attacking style” its top team is known for.

Barcelona’s La Masia academy in Spain has produced several world-class stars, including Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas.

Barcelona has 20 training schools around the world. It says it plans to open others in Moscow; Mumbai, India; Ottawa, Canada; and Lagos, Nigeria.

(© Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Miami

Fired Up For The #FinsOn4
Weather Forecast 24/7

Listen Live