U.S. FUTSAL LAUNCHES FUTSAL ODP PROGRAM
“We are delighted to announce the OFFICIAL U.S. FUTSAL ODP PROGRAM. This innovative project comes after years of building a quality futsal program in the United States via our state, regional, and national programs. We truly believe that the U.S. FUTSAL ODP will develop players to the highest standards and will make the UNITED STATES proud in the international arena”, stated Alex Para, U.S Futsal, President and CEO.
“It is certainly something to be proud of! As the leader in Futsal Development in the United States since 1981, I am honored to lead a group of fantastic futsal coaches with both international and years of experience in the game. This program will enable our players to progress through a modern development model which will certainly benefit not only the futsal community but also the soccer community as a whole”, summarized Bill Sampaio, U.S. FUTSAL ODP, National Technical Director.
Earn your Level 1 Futsal Diploma online
U.S. Futsal and United Soccer Coaches, partnered to create the first-ever Level 1 Futsal Diploma. The co-branded course is available online at http://UnitedSoccerCoaches.org/Futsal.
Futsal is the five-a-side version of soccer played on a basketball-size court and with a low-bounce ball. It is the official indoor soccer game of FIFA and is one of the most popular soccer variations in the world.
“We’re very pleased to be developing this valuable diploma course for soccer coaches,” said United Soccer Coaches CEO Lynn Berling- Manuel. “U.S. Futsal has been promot...
Concacaf Club Final with U.S. Futsal Utah Elite Futsal.
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Grupoline Futsal scored the last two goals to earn a 5-4 win over Utah Elite Futsal in the 2017 CONCACAF Futsal Club Championship final on Saturday night at the Universidad Pedagogica Nacional Francisco Morazan.
Both entered the decider with perfect 4-0-0 records, only for Grupoline’s Juan Cordero game-winning goal with 37 seconds left on the clock separating the sides. The 29-year-old attacker collected the ball at the halfway line, dribbled down the right and on his fourth touch snapped off a shot that beat goalkeeper Sanaldo Carvalho.
The goal capped off an enthralling evening of futsal that saw the Costa Rican champion stage a memorable comeback after falling behind 4-3 seven minutes into the second half.
Utah Elite took a 3-2 lead into halftime.
Thiago Mendes Goncalves gave the United States champion a 1-...
Utah Elite Futsal edges Habana for Futsal final berth
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Utah Elite Futsal scored a pair of first-half goals to defeat Habana, 2-1, on Friday at the Universidad Pedagogica Nacional Francisco Morazan and secure a place in the 2017 CONCACAF Futsal Club Championship.
The United States champion will square off in Saturday’s final against Costa Rica’s Grupoline Futsal, which earned a 3-2 victory over Soyapango FC earlier in the evening. Habana and Soyapango will meet in the match for third place.
Ricardo De Maria Sobreira gave Utah Elite a 1-0 lead in the fourth minute, gaining possession of a turnover by Habana’s Alejandro Marreño and finding the right side of the net with a left-footed shot.
Nine minutes later, Pablo Daniel Da Silva doubled the advantage with a clever free kick that managed to elude a two-man wall, a defender and goalkeeper Nelson Johnston.
Habana halved the deficit with 32 seconds left on the second-half clock as Lazaro Peña netted at left a post after Daniel Hernandez d...
Utah Elite Futsal makes most of CONCACAF voyage
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Slightly more than a month since capturing the U.S. National Futsal Championship title, Utah Elite Futsal is one game away from reaching the final of the 2017 CONCACAF Futsal Club Championship.
On Friday night, a semifinal encounter awaits against Cuba’s Habana at the Universidad Pedagogica Nacional Francisco Morazan.
It has been a whirlwind for the side founded in 2003, but there are no complaints, just appreciation for every step of the magical journey.
“It is a great accomplishment given that this is our first appearance in the CONCACAF Futsal tournament,” Ray Fuchs, the team’s Delegation Chief, told CONCACAF.com. “We feel honored with the opportunity to represent our club and U.S. Futsal.
“It has been a great experience and also very enjoyable for all of us, coaches, players and staff. It is always great to play internationally as you learn other styles of play and get to know other countries. We are loving Honduras.”