FC Barcelona announces Orlando youth academy

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Futbol Club Barcelona is opening an academy in Orlando. The club will select players during an open tryout for boys and girls, ages 5 to 18. The team says it is a chance to guide local talent on a path to success.

Barcelona officials confirmed to Pro Soccer USA that this is not a collaboration between the La Liga giant and MLS franchise Orlando City SC in this endeavor.

Try-outs are scheduled for June 8 at Austin-Tindall Regional Park in Kissimmee. Learn more at the academy's Orlando website.