Column: Espanyol, the other Barcelona club, is secure in its future

Los Angeles Times

Carlos Garcia Pont has heard the question before. Dozens of times. Yet when asked again during a recent phone interview what it's like to run a soccer team in Barcelona, his immediate response was laughter. Clearly it helps to have a sense of humor when you're the vice president of a club that shares a city with one of the richest and most successful teams in history. “That's a great view of life, right?” Garcia Pont eventually answered. “Why should anyone be a fan of the second club in Barcelona?” The first club in Barcelona is … well, Barcelona. The second club, Garcia Pont's club, is Espanyol. You've heard of the first one; the second one, probably not. Barcelona, the team of Lionel Messi,

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