Steve and his family spent over a week travelling around Spain and their desire to experience LaLiga took them to Huesca after a bit of Google research on ‘Spanish soccer’. The six members of the Russell family attended – perfectly kitted out – the last clash of the season between SD Huesca vs SD Eibar just like any other fan, willing to find out everything about the Azulgrana DNA.

“During our trip in Spain, among other activities, we were eager to go see a professional ‘soccer’ match, but we wanted to avoid the biggest stadiums and clubs in order to get to know a more genuine and close ‘soccer’. That’s the reason why we looked up the different teams in LaLiga, and SD Huesca drew our attention,” explains Steve.

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Their trip around the country led them to Madrid and Barcelona, and from there to Huesca, where they visited the Pyrenees. “We’ve loved the area of Torla and Ordesa,” they told us. Finally, their journey in the Alto Aragon came to an end this Saturday at El Alcoraz. Here they made their dream of seeing a professional ‘soccer’ game come true.

“We’d like to highlight the kindness of the staff in the club, from the security manager to everyone we’ve met here.” And Steve added: “also, the feeling of belonging in the atmosphere is amazing, you can tell that soccer means a lot to everybody in the province, they’re all really involved.”

The Russells, sports, football and ‘soccer’ fans, go back to Oklahoma with a bag full of experiences and good memories whereas SD Huesca have won some new supporters across the pond and, who knows, a future player: “I’ve just decided that if I can’t join Manchester United, I’ll play for Huesca,” confessed the youngest in the family.