Barcelona "100%" in control of MLS team signings

Barcelona will be 100 per cent responsible for the playing staff at their MLS franchise.

Barcelona will be 100 per cent responsible for the playing staff at their MLS franchise.

Barca chief Joan Oliver is overseeing the bid and said: "We have to build a team from scratch, which is competitive and has the philosophy of FC Barcelona. If we do not get any of these objectives right, this would be a risk as it would confuse people about our philosophy.

"The sporting responsibility is 100 percent Barca's."

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