Every Graduate Has Earned a College Scholarship or Signed a Professional Contract

Professional Signings

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Every Grande Sports Academy graduate has received a college scholarship offer or signed a professional contract. Barça Residency Academy’s fully-immersive professional environment and elite training have prepared it’s graduates to excel and have an immediate impact at the professional level.

Class of 2015 to Present

Signing Year
Julian Gaines2021LAFC
Nicolas Arze2021Atletico de San Luis (Academy)
Diego Luna
- U-20 USYNT Revelations Cup
- USL All-League Second Team (2021)
- USL Young Player of the Year Finalist (2021)
2021El Paso Locomotive
Frank Daroma2021Las Vegas Lights FC
Roberto Molina
- El Salvador National Team Debut August 2021
2021Las Vegas Lights FC
Rokas Puktas
- U-20 USYNT Revelations Cup
2020HNK Hajduk Split
Amadeo Chapru-Tate2020CD Leganes
Caden Clark
- Youngest player in MLS history to score a goal in first two appearances
- Youngest player to score in MLS postseason since 2006
- U-20 USYNT Revelations Cup
2020NYRB II (2020)
NYRB (2021)
RB Leipzig (2021)
Bryce Duke2020Los Angeles FC (LAFC)
Tarek El-Daly2019Al Ittihad Alexandria Club
Matthew Hoppe
- First American to score a hat-trick in German Bundesliga
- Bundesliga's Rookie of the Month (January 2021)
- 2021 Gold Cup Champion
2019FC Schalke 04 (2019)
RCD Mallorca (2021)
Julian Araujo
- 2020 U-23 USMNT Olympic Qualifying Team
- USMNT Senior Team debut December 2020
- 2021 MLS All-Star
2019LA Galaxy
Austin Amer2019Orlando City B (2019)
Sportfreunde Lotte (2021)
Amar Sejdic2019Montreal Impact
Luis Barraza2019New York City FC
Damian German2019Real Monarchs
Tate Schmitt2019Real Salt Lake
Eric Holt2019Real Salt Lake
Corey Baird
- 2018 MLS Rookie of the Year
2018Real Salt Lake
Luis Arriaga2018Real Salt Lake
Terrell Lowe2017Portland Timbers 2
Riggs Lennon2017Real Monarchs
Matt Bersano2017San Jose Earthquakes
Sebastien des Pres2017Blackpool FC
Jose Hernandez2016Real Salt Lake
Miguel Salazar2016San Antonio FC
Te Atawhai Hudson-Wihongi2015Auckland City FC
Danilo Acosta2015Real Salt Lake
Andrew Brody2015Real Monarchs
Edgar Duran2015Real Monarchs
Brooks Lennon2015Liverpool FC
Christian Herrera2015Real Monarchs
Tyler Feeley2015Orange County Blues FC
Jose Navarro2015Real Monarchs
Etiandro Tavares2015Real Monarchs
Ricardo Velazco2015Real Monarchs
Adolfo Ovalle2015Real Salt Lake
Phanuel Kavita2015Real Salt Lake

Class of 2010 to 2014

Graduation Year
Romain Gall2011FC Lorient
Nicolo Muñiz2011Real Salt Lake
Eduardo Fernandez2012Real Salt Lake
Carlos Salcedo2013Real Salt Lake
Eriq Zavaleta2013Seattle Sounders FC
Ben Spencer2013Molde FK
Maikon Orellana2013Brondby IF
Benjamin Lopez2013Real Salt Lake
Kainoa Bailey2013Bayer Leverkusen
Jordan Allen2013Real Salt Lake
Justen Glad2014Real Salt Lake
Tigran Tiraturyan2014FC Pyunik
Sebastian Saucedo2014Real Salt Lake
Jason Eng2014Hong Kong Rangers FC
Josh Doughty2014Manchester United