July 18, 2013
In relation to the past use by Total Futbol Academy (previously Barcelona USA) of the FC Barcelona name, along with its crest, colors and other identity symbols, we declare the following:
- Total Futbol Academy (previously Barcelona USA) on its own has not had and do not presently have any formal relation with Futbol Club Barcelona or with its academies, known as FCBEscolas.
- There has never been any contractual tie or official collaboration of any type with Futbol Club Barcelona, nor has our youth soccer academy ever been an official FC Barcelona coaching center.
- The previous use of the name and shirts, logos and emblems of Futbol Club Barcelona while operating under the Barcelona USA namesake was unilateral in nature, for the sole purpose of promoting our academies and teams.
We understand that the previous use of the name and other identity symbols of said Club while operating under the Barcelona USA namesake could have caused confusion with respect to the existence of such ties. Therefore, Total Futbol Academy apologizes to Futbol Club Barcelona as well as to anybody who may feel that they have been misled by said actions.
Finally, having stopped using the name and symbols of Futbol Club Barcelona beginning in 2013, as well as creating our new Club namesake (Total Futbol Academy), we confirm that TFA on its own has no official association to said Club and that our youth soccer club nor our affiliates are recognized as Official FCBEscolas.
Total Futbol Academy