Arda Turan and Gerard Piqué pose with Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles. / MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

FC Barcelona set out for the United States to participate in the International Champions Cup. There, the team met with Kobe Bryant, Harrison Barnes of the Golden State Warriors, and five-time Super Bowl champs the San Francisco 49ers. Barça debuted with a victory in their first game against the LA Galaxy, but lost their second clash against Manchester United. Meanwhile, the B team named Gerard López as their new coach. In basketball, Xavi Pascual's team has incorporated up to seven new faces for next season

Here's a quick look at the top ten stories of the week in the realm of FC Barcelona:

- Kobe Bryant meets with Barça. The LA Lakers star enjoys the blaugranes' morning training session, the second for the squad in Los Angeles.

- Transfer of Powers and Taking Office of the new Board. Ramon Adell, president of the Management Committee, and Josep Maria Bartomeu, newly elected president of FC Barcelona, have signed the transfer of powers

- FC Barcelona v Los Angeles Galaxy: Solid start to the preseason (2-1). Confident FC Barcelona defeat the MLS champions with goals from Luis Suárez and Sergi Roberto.

- Steven Gerrard sees bright future for FC Barcelona. The ex-Liverpool player, now with the Galaxy, believes Barça are 'probably the best team on the planet right now.'

- Gerard López new Barça B coach. The new manager came through the Club academy system and played for the first team for five seasons

Kick off times for the first two league games of 2015/16. FC Barcelona will visit San Mamés on Sunday 23 August at 6.30pm CET and play host to Málaga six days later on Saturday 29 August at 8.30pm

Barça and Golden State Warriors meet up in San Francisco. Harrison Barnes from the Warriors and the blaugrana players tested out their skills at San Francisco State Universit.

- Meet six of FC Barcelona Lassa's newest basketball players. Perperoglou, Shane Lawal, Moussa Diagné, Samardo Samuels, Carlos Arroyo, and Pau Ribas are the most recent signings.

- FC Barcelona and the San Francisco 49ers, a meeting of five-time champions. The Barça team that has won the Champions League five times and one of the legendary teams from the NFL, winners of five Super Bowls, met after the Catalans trained at the Levi’s Stadium.

- FC Barcelona v Manchester United: California dream ends with defeat (1–3)Rafinha gets Catalans on the board late but unlucky Barça lose out to United on beautiful day for football in northern Californi.

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