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Meet the 12-year-old Californian training with FC Barcelona

It’s September 2009. Two teams of 3-year-olds are playing in one of their first organized soccer games. Some of the kids are holding their parents’ hands as they’re directed to pass the ball around.
But one kid stood out among the group of preschoolers: Seaside (Calif.) native Sekou Mathews