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TFA Barcelona USA OR
formally known as Columbia River United FA/Centennial SC

Please visit us on our new website at www.tfabarcelona-or.com 

 If you would like to inquire about the club or its programs please contact us:
Club Administrator- Johnnie Dunford This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Director of Coaching - Christopher Cramer  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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East County, Portland, Oregon, August 2012 - Local recreational soccer club Centennial soccer club (CSC) will soon be operating under the brand BARCELONA OR.  The new name comes as part of the club's recent affiliation with Southern California-based Barcelona USA. 
The affiliation is known as the "Total Futbol Academy  Collaboration program" because all Barcelona USA clubs support and  promote the same player development methodology that has made Spanish  soccer club FC Barcelona the international powerhouse it is today, a  mixture of the Dutch "Total Futbol" and the Spanish "Tiki-Taka"  possession-based style of play. 
 

 This restructure will begin to happen gradually, and the club's Fall teams will continue to be registered as Centennial SC teams, and will continue to wear  the Centennial SC uniforms for the remainder of the season.  At the end of the  Fall season all teams will officially be registered as Barcelona OR  teams and will begin wearing the official Barcelona uniforms.

"We are excited to be aligning ourselves with a major international brand that is known for its superb player development," said Christopher  Cramer, Director  of Coaching.  "Our club is now part of a tremendous network of clubs  that all share our same vision and goals.  We will have unprecedented  access to the curriculum and strategies used at La Masia, the FC  Barcelona youth academy."

Included in this re-brand is competitive club Columbia River United FA (CRUFA).  Going  forward both clubs will now operate under the new name, meaning  Barcelona OR will have a recreational and competitive program.   "We   want the club philosophy to be part of our players' DNA, and that means  starting at the grassroots level.  Every player in our club, whether  recreational or competitive, will follow the Barcelona methodology.   That makes what we are doing at Barcelona OR unlike anything else being  done in the State of Oregon, and that is something we are very excited  about."

Both Columbia River United FA and Centennial Soccer Club will begin gradually making the  transition to the new brand and club structure during the Fall season.   The transition should be complete prior to the start of the Winter  competitive season.
Club Wide Presentation - pdf
If you would like to inquire about the club or its programs please contact us:
Club Administrator- Johnnie Dunford    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       Director of Coaching - Christopher Cramer  - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.