Powered by
The next Messi may be hiding at this youth soccer academy

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Benjamin Palandella dribbles around a bigger boy who comes charging at him and shoots to goal with shocking force for a seven year-old. Nearby, children jump to head a ball tethered on a rope, tip-toe over hoops and dribble around orange cones.

The kids training in this concrete court in a Buenos Aires working class neighborhood play for Club Social Parque. It's the same soccer talent factory where international stars like Diego Maradona, Carlos Tevez and Jua

Sign up for unrestricted access to 200+ subscription services.
Already have an account? Click here to login.

RelSci News & Alerts gets you:

  • 5 free articles a month from top subscription outlets like the Financial Times, New York Times, and Washington Post
  • Competitive business intelligence through daily data updates
  • Custom feeds on target high-value individuals, companies, industries, and topics delivered straight to your inbox