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FC Barcelona hosts tryouts for its youth academy in New York
WWW.FCBARCELONA.COM - 17/05/2017 | 20:48
The tryout period for the selection of youth players will begin on Monday, May 22, in Suffolk and Nassau County, New York



The first ever fully-owned and operated FC Barcelona youth soccer academy in the United States is coming to Long Island, New York. FC Barcelona will bring its winning methodologies from its famed youth academy in Barcelona which has shaped players like Messi, Iniesta and Pique – some of the greatest soccer players of all-time – to boys and girls living in the Tri-State area.

FC Barcelona’s youth academy has the firm desire to compete at the highest level of youth soccer in America, bringing coaches and technical directors from Barcelona to teach the club’s renowned methodology and attacking style of play.
The home of the academy will be on state-of-the-art facilities in Suffolk County and will boast 10 regulation outdoor fields, LED lighting, 4k camera system on every field for training, a massive indoor facility, outdoor stadium seating, concession and retail stands. This facility will be one of the TOP soccer facilities in the United States.

Barça will also ensure its ‘Mes Que Un Club’ mantra of ‘More Than a Club” which has the club partnered with UNICEF and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation among many other social projects, is represented at its youth academy as well by providing enrolled children with many amenities and opportunities unrivalled in youth soccer academies in the States today, including access to a college recruiting platform and after school tutoring onsite.

The official opening of the Barça youth soccer academy will take place in late July when the first team will be in New York to take on Juventus at MetLife Stadium on July 22. Barça Academy NY teams will start playing in September 2017.
This academy further cements FC Barcelona’s footprint and stake in developing the soccer industry in America. Recently, the club announced its intention for establishing a women’s team in National Women’s Soccer League. Last September the club opened an office in New York City to serve as its hub for engaging with fans, youth players and partners across the Americas.

Teaching Barca Values in the United States

FC Barcelona has always been known for its model which produces great professional soccer players, which is why the young athletes who become part of the Barça Academy will follow the same formative philosophy with the values that were followed by Lionel Messi, Andrés Iniesta and Carles Puyol. There were precisely nine players who were trained by the Club who went on to win the 2010 World Cup in South Africa: Gerard Piqué, Carles Puyol, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi Hernández, Cesc Fàbregas, Víctor Valdés, Sergio Busquets, Pedro Rodríguez and Pepe Reina.
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Thought this was a troll until I clicked through!
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That is either one of the best trolling jobs ever or one of the worst tryout announcements ever. I'm not sure.
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Where exactly is this massive facility?
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Where exactly is this massive facility?
St Joe's and NYIT sounds like.

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Seriously, how did the OP manage to fake this?
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Seriously, how did the OP manage to fake this?
Click the link, its real. Larry is gonna cry. Between Valencia and Barca Surf is done.
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Click the link, its real. Larry is gonna cry. Between Valencia and Barca Surf is done.
How do you announce a new club and tryouts on less than a weeks notice?

Either the person running this is a complete moron or they have a partner with teams already to go. I'm going to go with moron, but let's think partner. Who the hell would it be?

It can't be surf, atletico, lips or susa as they already have their own thing going on. If it were FC Fury, I think that they would have said something. Long Island SC Academy would be a maybe, but I would have thought that Barca would mention the DA status in their press release if that were the case. If it were someone like Pat-Med, Stony Brook or Sachem they would just use their own fields for the tryouts. Rough Riders is a maybe. Redbulls would never partner with a foreign entity. Yeah, I'm going with moron.
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The home of the academy will be on state-of-the-art facilities in Suffolk County and will boast 10 regulation outdoor fields, LED lighting, 4k camera system on every field for training, a massive indoor facility, outdoor stadium seating, concession and retail stands. This facility will be one of the TOP soccer facilities in the United States.

Is there room at St. Joes for that?
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The home of the academy will be on state-of-the-art facilities in Suffolk County and will boast 10 regulation outdoor fields, LED lighting, 4k camera system on every field for training, a massive indoor facility, outdoor stadium seating, concession and retail stands. This facility will be one of the TOP soccer facilities in the United States.

Is there room at St. Joes for that?
No, the tryouts will be at St. Joe's (and NYIT). The permanent facility will have to be elsewhere. Where, I have no idea. There is still a lot of open space on Long Island but without partnering with an existing club to get teams and announcing this late is all sorts of insane.

The only thing that makes even a little sense would be Long Island SC Academy transferring it's GDA (again) to this new entity because FC Barcelona is trying to form a woman's pro team, but how are they going to get players by having a single announcement on the FC Barcelona website less than a week before the first tryout date?
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