about LA FINCA
La Finca Futbol is committed to developing Real Futbol in the United States. We want to see the beautiful game played here, not out of patriotism (though we do love our home), but because we're diehard futbol fans and it pains us that the US does not contribute a variant to the incredible tapestry of world futbol.
We know that's harsh. There are over 800 players in the US's professional soccer league, the MLS, and they are all incredible athletes. But our league is ranked 10th in the world because, we think, few of them play the beautiful game. We have always rewarded physicality over artistry and our game has suffered because of it. Strength, speed and force often win youth soccer matches; they are not the qualities of Real Futbol.
Our solution is to change how we introduce soccer to the masses in order to create a tidal wave of talent. One or two high-level players won't create a futbol culture. We need the bottom fish to rise to the middle and push the top fish into the sky.
Conventional youth soccer programs in the US simply do not teach skill development. They introduce soccer primarily as a group activity and move right into team play. These kids learn the valuable lessons of camaraderie and even the joys of competition, but not to be full participants in the beautiful game.
We're familiar with all the popular explanations of America's poor standing in international soccer, there are too many competing sports, it's just not part of our culture, we don't pay the player's enough, it's not commercial-friendly, no pro-rel, the list goes on. None explain why our teens just aren't that good. By raising up a generation of high-skilled, futbol artists, we will deliver the talent needed for the US to finally develop a style of play all its own, despite all of its quirks and anomalies, and one capable of competing on the world's stage.
We welcome everyone to check us out, ask us questions -- we love to talk futbol -- and most importantly, we hope you'll come play.