August 10, 2011

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Barcelona signs first American - 10-year-old Ben Lederman - to youth academy [Video]

3 Jun, 2011

Southern Californian 10-year-old star Ben Lederman visited and worked out at Barcelona's La Masia training complex in April. That trip turned into a two-year development contract with the club's youth academy.

The American soccer prodigy, who has a similar style of play and ball control skills as Barcelona star Andres Iniesta, signed with the team's academy to become the first American to ever do so. He will be reevaluated after his initial two-year stay to determine whether or not his contract will be extended.

Lederman's parents are also reportedly moving to Spain to be with their son as he pursues his soccer dreams.

[ + Click here to read a daily blog about his trial in April ]

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