I was born in Lima, Peru and grew up in NYC.
Soccer (Fútbol) is a sport and a passion that has been in my life since I was young. I remember in Peru when I was 6 years old we use to play scrimmages against other neighborhoods and the team that would loose will have to buy the winning team soda (Coca Cola). 🙂
High school began and joined the Soccer team at Franklin K Lane High School as a freshman.
As I continue playing and became a senior in high school; I was chosen as a select player to play for the NYC Team.
I was proud and very honored that they choose me. I was very grateful to my dad who gave me that support.
Went to the University of Hartford and continue my college career there with the #9 on my back.
After I moved to New York City, continue watching the beautiful game on TV. One of my favorite teams was Argentina. I was a huge Idol of Batistuta; great offensive player with the #9 on his back. Fell in love with the team! Years later, Messi joined the team. Messi’s passion, desire and love for the game was amazing.
As I continue watching Messi’s ability and skill on the field, Argentina grew more and more in my heart.
A few years after, Messi was recruited to play for Barcelona for the Spanish league.
Since then I have been a Barcelona fanatic and joined the Barcelona Penya in NYC.
Little after that I became a board member of the NYC Barcelona Penya.
Visca Barca! Visca Catalunya!