City Futsal está listo para impresionar en el World Futsal Cup VI

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Brasil y España tienen algunos de los mejores equipos de fútbol sala en el mundo, pero este Diciembre un club de Texas esta listo para desafiarlos en la lucha por el título en el World Futsal Cup VI.

City Futsal, con sede en Dallas, Texas, tuvo grandes campañas en las últimas ediciones del World Futsal Cup y en los World Futsal Championships. La misión del club es promover y difundir el juego del fútbol sala a través de programas de entrenamiento y de la producción de torneos y eventos.

El club cuenta con academias en Carrolton, Richardson y Dallas, donde imparten capacitación a jóvenes y adultos, incluyendo entrenamientos específicos para porteros y un Programa de Desarrollo de Jugadores Individuales (FDSP).

"Estamos orgullosos de los múltiples torneos locales, regionales, nacionales e internacionales en los que hemos competido y hemos salido bien o hemos competido bien con nuestros objetivos siendo implementados y ejecutados con éxito por los jugadores," dijo Manuel Mariel, dueño de City Futsal.

"Nuestro objetivo principal no es ganar competencias, sino desarrollar jugadores inteligentes y autosuficientes para el futuro. Nuestros logros se miden por el éxito del jugador individual y el crecimiento del deporte de fútbol sala que se utiliza para el desarrollo de futuras estrellas de fútbol en los Estados Unidos."

Su realización en torneos pasados

Este agosto, el club de City Futsal impresionó en los World Futsal Championships con cuatro victorias, una derrota,y 53 goles anotados, ganando el Silver Division en la categoría Cadete. Ellos tuvieron una victoria fantástica de 14-0 contra Santos, con su única derrota contra el campeón brasileño, Rio.

El año pasado, tuvieron un gran rendimiento en el World Futsal Cup V, acabando en tercer lugar. En la ronda final, jugaron un partido intenso contra el FC Barcelona. Su rival español ganó por 5-3 en uno de los mejores partidos del torneo. En la disputa por la medalla de bronce, triunfaron contra Alianza (otro equipo americano) en otro gran juego (9-5).

"Siempre es un privilegio poder no sólo jugar en la misma cancha que Barcelona, sino poder competir a su nivel ya pocos minutos de casi ganarles para pasar a la ronda final. A nadie le gusta perder, especialmente al grupo de jugadores que participó en el World Futsal Cup del año pasado, pero la experiencia que los jugadores y yo como entrenador ganamos de esos juegos nos ayudarán para siempre en futuras oportunidades y experiencias," dijo Manuel.

Este año, los equipos participando en el World Futsal Cup VI esperan el regreso del City Futsal. Para estos jugadores, esta será una oportunidad para enfrentarse a viejos oponentes para llevar a casa la medalla de oro.


City Futsal está pronto para impressionar novamente na World Futsal Cup VI

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Brasil e Espanha têm algumas das melhores equipes de futsal do mundo, mas neste dezembro um clube do Texas está pronto para entrar na luta por o título da World Futsal Cup VI.

O City Futsal, com sede em Dallas, teve grandes campanhas nas últimas edições da World Futsal Cup e da World Futsal Championships. A missão do clube é promover e difundir o jogo de futsal através de programas de treinamento e da produção de torneios e eventos.

O clube conta com academias em Carrolton, Richardson e Dallas, onde eles capacitam jovens e adultos, incluindo treinamentos específicos para goleiros e um Porgrama de Desenvolvimento de Jogadores Individuais (FDSP).

“Estamos orgulhosos dos múltiplos torneios locais, regionais, nacionais e internacionais que competimos e tido bom desempenho, com nossos objetivos sendo implementados e executados com êxito pelos jogadores,” disse Manuel Mariel, dono do City Futsal.

“Nosso maior objetivo não é ganhar campeonatos, e sim desenvolver jogadores inteligentes e autossuficientes para o futuro. Nossas conquistas se medem pelo êxito do jogador individualmente e pelo crescimento do futsal sendo usado para o desenvolvimento das futuras estrelas do futebol nos Estados Unidos.”

A performance em torneios passados

Neste agosto, o City Futsal impressionou na World Futsal Championships com quatro vitórias, uma derrota e 53 gols anotados, ganhando a divisão Silver da categoria Cadete. Eles tiverem uma vitória fantástica de 14-0 contra o Santos, enquanto a única derrota foi contra o Rio.

No ano passado, tiveram um grande rendimento na World Futsal Cup V, terminando no terceiro lugar. Na rodada final, jogaram uma partida intensa contra o FC Barcelona. Seu rival espanhol ganhou por 5-3 em um dos melhores jogos do torneio. Na disputa pelo terceiro lugar, bateram o Alianza (outra equipe americana) em mais um grande duelo (9-5).

“Sempre é um privilégio poder não só jogar na mesma quadra que o Barcelona, mas também competir no nível deles e ficar a poucos minutos de ganhar e passar para a final. Ninguém gosta de perder, especialmente o grupo de jogadores que participou da World Futsal Cup ano passado, mas a experiência que os jogadores e eu como treinador ganhamos nestes jogos nos ajudará para futuras oportunidades”, disse Manuel.

Neste ano, as equipes que participarão da World Futsal Cup VI esperam o retorno do City Futsal. Para estes jovens jogadores, será uma oportunidade para enfrentar velhos oponentes e levar para casa a medalha de ouro.


City Futsal is ready to impress again at World Futsal Cup VI

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Brazil and Spain are some of the best futsal teams in the world, but this December a Texas club will arrive to challenge them in the fight for the title at World Futsal Cup VI.

City Futsal, based in Dallas, Texas had great campaigns in the last editions of the World Futsal Cup and the World Futsal Championships. Their mission is to promote and spread the game of futsal through training programs and the production of tournaments and events.

The club has academies in Carrolton, Richardson and Dallas where they provide training at the adult and youth level, including specific trainings for goalkeepers and an Individual Player Devolopment Program (FDSP).

“We are proud of the multiple local, regional, national and international tournaments we have competed in and either come out on top or competed well with our objectives being successfully implemented and executed by the players,” said Manuel Mariel, owner of City Futsal.

"Our main objective is not to ‘win’ competition but to develop intelligent, self-reliant players for the future. Our achievements are measured by success of the individual player and growth of the sport of futsal being used for the development of future U.S. soccer stars,”

Their performance in past tournaments

In August, City Futsal impressed at the World Futsal Championships with four victories, one defeat, 53 goals scored and nine suffered, winning them Silver in the Cadete category. They had a fantastic victory of 14-0 against Santos, with their only defeat against Brazilian champion, Rio.

Last year, they had a great performance in World Futsal Cup V, finishing in third place. In the finals, they played an intense match against FC Barcelona. The Spanish side won by 5-3 in one of the best matches of the tournament. In the dispute for the bronze medal, they succeed against Alianza, another American team, in another great game (9 x 5).

“It is always a privilege to be able to not only play on the same court as Barcelona, but to be able to compete at their level and minutes away from almost beating them to move on to the final. Nobody likes to lose, especially the group of players who participated in last year’s World Futsal Cup, but the experience the players and myself as a coach gain from those games will forever help us through future opportunities and experiences,” said Manuel.

This year, the teams participating in World Futsal Cup VI await the return of City Futsal. For these young players, this will be an opportunity to face old opponents in the quest for gold.


Santos, the home of Neymar and Pelé, will show off their future stars in World Futsal Cup VI

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The world knows Santos as the first team that Pelé and Neymar played for. With their long history and titles, they count on fans all over the world.

Neymar, Robinho and other stars in Santos' history have another thing in common: they started their career playing futsal. The team is known for giving opportunities to young players and has a futsal academy that generates impressive players for the soccer club.

Part of this futsal academy will come to Spain in December to compete in World Futsal Cup VI, one of the most prestigious youth tournaments in the world.
Last year they showed great skill and were crowned champions of the Benjamin category with four games, four victories, 33 goals scored and just three goals suffered. The Brazilian club also had the best goalkeeper (João Paulo Oliveira) and MVP (Caio Gomes) of last edition's tournament.
“Santos impressed everyone with their performance last year. They competed in the youngest age group but their level of play was far beyond their years,” said Doug Reed, tournament director.
This year, fans in Spain expect another great performance from Santos. We are sure they will not disappoint.

Casa de Neymar e Pelé, Santos mostrará suas futuras estrelas na World Futsal Cup VI

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Santos foi o primeiro time de Pelé e Neymar. Por isso, e também claro por conta dos títulos importantes que conquistou, dentro e fora do Brasil, a equipe é conhecida por fãs de futebol do mundo inteiro.

Neymar, Robinho e outras estrelas que surgiram no Santos têm outra coisa em comum: eles começaram a carreira no futsal. O time que é conhecido por dar oportunidades a jovens jogadores tem uma academia de futsal que produz atletas para a equipe de futebol.

Parte dessa academia irá à Espanha em dezembro para competir na World Futsa Cup VI, torneio que tem alguns dos melhores clubes de futsal do mundo.

No ano passado, eles tiveram um grande desempenho na categoria Benjamin com quarto jogos, quarto vitórias, 33 gols marcados e apenas três sofridos. O clube brasileiro teve o melhor goleiro (João Paulo Oliveira) e o MVP (Caio Gomes) da última edição.

“O Santos impressionou todo o mundo com sua performance no ano passado. Eles competiram na faixa etária mais jovem, mas o nível do jogo foi muito além do esperado para a idade deles,” disse Doug Reed, Diretor da World Futsal Cup.

Além de Neymar e Robinho, Santos já teve também Falcão, maior jogador de futsal de todos os tempos, campeão nacional pelo clube em 2011. Quem será a próxima estrela? Provavelmente ele estará na Espanha, brilhando na World Futsal Cup VI.


Santos, el club de Neymar y Pelé, lucirá a sus futuras estrellas en el World Futsal Cup VI

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El mundo conoce a Santos como el primer equipo en el que jugaron Pelé y Neymar. Con su gran historia y títulos, cuentan con fanáticos por todo el mundo.

Neymar, Robinho y otras estrellas en la historia de Santos tienen otra cosa en común: comenzaron su carrera jugando fútbol sala. El equipo es conocido por dar oportunidades a jugadores jóvenes y tiene una academia de fútbol sala que genera jugadores impresionantes para el club de fútbol.

Parte de esta academia de fútbol sala vendrá a España en Diciembre para competir en el World Futsal Cup VI, uno de los torneos juveniles más prestigiosos del mundo.

El año pasado mostraron una gran habilidad y fueron campeones de la categoría Benjamín con cuatro juegos, cuatro victorias, 33 goles marcados y solo tres goles sufridos. El club brasileño también contó con el mejor portero (João Paulo Oliveira) y el MVP (Caio Gomes) del torneo.

"Santos impresionó a todos con su desempeño el año pasado. Compitieron en el grupo de edad más joven, pero su nivel de juego fue mucho más allá de sus años," dijo Doug Reed, director del torneo.

Este año, los fanáticos en España esperan otra gran record de Santos. Estamos seguros de que no decepcionarán sus estrellas.


Futsal Dinamo to represent Croatia in World Futsal Cup VI

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In 2012, Croatia hosted the UEFA Futsal EURO (European Championships). That same year, Futsal Dinamo was created. Since then, coaches and players have laid the foundation for a club whose fans and members own and run operations. To talk about this interesting model, we sat down with Joraj Cosic, director of Futsal Dinamo. In a candid interview, we talked about the players he’s bringing to World Futsal Cup VI, his dream for the club and how he’s preparing his players for what will be their biggest tournament yet.
USA Futsal: What should our readers know about you?

Cosic: Futsal Dinamo was founded in 2012. It competed with limited success in Croatian second futsal division, but in spring of 2014, the club took-off properly when Bad Blue Boys, the Zagreb-based supporter group of NK Dinamo, got involved in the club. Since then we secured a comfortable promotion to the top tier and have been competing for the title.

USA Futsal: How are you different from other futsal clubs?

Cosic: We are a fan-owned club that functions on 'one member – one vote' principle. Every member of the club is its owner and has a possibility to vote and steer the club in the direction in which majority of fans wants to see the club moving. Since the Bad Blue Boys were repressed out from our stadium, the idea was to gather all Dinamo fans around our futsal club so that the tradition of supporting Dinamo survives through our futsal club.

USA Futsal: That’s an interesting model. Why choose to be a fan-governed club?

Cosic: Our mission is to represent our name and colours wherever we play and to promote fan-owned governance as an ideal and long-term success model of sports club governance. We believe that club is above all individuals when it is run by its fans/members and that no individual can hold exclusive rights on Dinamo because fans are the club.

USA Futsal: Croatia made its debut in the World Cup in ’94, how has the futsal landscape in the country helped to define the club and its goals?

Cosic: Compared to some other countries it is safe to say that futsal is very competitive in Croatia. There are many very talented players that emerge every year and it is very interesting to follow the development of these young players. Professional futsal is still in its infancy since not all clubs can afford all the expenses of professionalism. However, we have put ourselves in the mix and through innovations and high level of competitiveness, we strive to move everybody towards more a professional approach. Luckily, others will follow and we will be able to better position Croatia on a European and World futsal map. Talent is here, we just have to utilize it.

USA Futsal: I imagine you have very regimented training sessions, what is your secret to preparing for World Futsal Cup VI this December?

Cosic: We have a serious approach to this Cup. We will hold a number of intra-squad tournaments to get the best possible selection of young players to represent our club in Barcelona. Our expectations are that the tournament will be a competitive one with many different playing styles from around the world. We are excited to be part of it and really looking forward to the start of the tournament.

USA Futsal: From what we’ve seen, your players are in a good spot for the tournament; have you trained with international teams?

Cosic: Yes, we played in one tournament in Croatia, with teams from five different countries. It was a great experience for players and staff, but the World Futsal Cup VI is totally different story. Our Club will have our own international tournament for U17 and U19 category in December. Its great way to make a new friendship and partners.

USA Futsal: What do you hope your players get out of this experience?

Cosic: Since this is our first appearance on such tournament, we will strive to take as many positives as possible, but letting these young players enjoy themselves, play futsal and gather experience for their future career is the most important thing that we expect to get from this tournament. There is no doubt that our young players will come out as better players and people after this tournament is finished.

USA Futsal: No doubt. They will meet many teams and get exposure to different styles of play from the best youth teams. But tell me, as a coach, what will be (or what has been) your club’s greatest achievement?

Cosic:  Some of our most notable achievements are a dominant promotion to the top tier a few years back and our participation in every season playoffs since then. I think the best is yet to come and I am confident that we are on a correct path. We are getting closer to the title every year and clinching that one will be our best achievement so far. It is what we owe to our fantastic fans and ourselves. I would also highlight our open approach to the fans and our members. We want all our fans and members to feel as a part of the community and Dinamo family. I think that our strong foundations are our best achievement.

USA Futsal: You mentioned you’re selecting the best players from your club for the tournament, anything you can tell our readers about them?

Cosic: I can only promise you that they will represent our trademark attacking style of play and that they will give their best to promote our club in best possible fashion on this big international scene.


Unindo família e esporte: pai funda Hyper Futsal para passar legado do esporte para seu filho

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Ex-jogador profissional, Wilson Matos vive em Washington desde 1997. Contudo, sua paixão pelo futsal nunca diminuiu, e quando viu que não havia clubes na sua área, criou o Hyper D.C em 2014. Sua ideia é transmitir seu amor pelo esporte para seu filho.

“O futsal está se popularizando em D.C. Depois dos resultados que o clube teve durante os últimos três anos em torneios locais, regionais e nacionais, mais jogadores da academia estão se inscrevendo em nosso programa de futsal,” afirmou Matos.

Dizer que os resultados são bons é humildade de Matos, já que os resultados são impressionantes.

Eles foram finalistas de todos os principais torneios de futsal que jogaram nos Estados Unidos a nível regional e nacional. No ano passado, ganharam a categoria Benjamin da World Futsal Championships com cinco vitórias em cinco jogos. Na categoria Alevin, tiveram três vitórias e duas derrotas.

Em 2018, o Hyper DC planeja viajar ao Brasil, onde os jogadores terão treinamentos com o Pulo do Gato, clube da cidade de Campinas.

Se provando na Espanha

Os mesmos jogadores que ganharam os torneios dos Estados Unidos vão à Espanha em Dezembro para provar-se na World Futsal Cup VI. Matos sabe que os oponentes são muito fortes, mas está seguro que seus jogadores vão impressionar na Europa.

“Todos nossos jogadores são atletas da USSDA, e portanto treinam no nível mais alto, três vezes por semana no futebol e duas vezes por semana no futsal,” disse o treinador. “Sou consciente do jogo que enfrentaremos na Espanha, mas estamos preparados para competir com qualquer equipe.”


Mezclando la familia y el deporte: Hyper Futsal fundado por padre para pasar su amor por el deporte al hijo

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El ex jugador profesional, Wilson Matos ha vivido en Washington D.C. desde 1997; Sin embargo, su pasión por el fútbol sala nunca disminuyó, y cuando vio que no había clubes en el área, creó Hyper DC en 2014. Su esperanza es transmitirle su  amor por el deporte para su hijo.

"El fútbol sala en D.C. se está popularizando. Después de los resultados que tuvo el club durante los últimos tres años en torneos locales, regionales y nacionales, más jugadores de la academia se están inscribiendo para nuestro programa de fútbol sala," dijo Matos.

Decir que sus resultados han sido excelentes es humilde de Matos, sus resultados han sido bastante impresionantes.

Han sido finalistas de todos los principales torneos de fútbol sala que jugaron en los Estados Unidos a nivel regional y nacional. El año pasado, ganaron la categoría Benjamin del World Futsal Championships con cinco victorias en cinco juegos. En la categoría Alevin ganaron tres victorias y tuvieron dos derrotas.

En 2018, DC Hyper planea viajar a Brasil donde los jugadores completarán sesiones de entrenamiento con Pulo do Gato, un club de la ciudad de Campinas.

Probándose en España

Los mismos jugadores que ganaron los torneos de los Estados Unidos van a ir a España este Diciembre para probarse en el World Futsal Cup VI. Matos sabe que los oponentes de su jugadores son muy fuertes, pero está seguro de que sus jugadores impresionarán a la multitud en Europa.

"Todos nuestros jugadores son jugadores del USSDA por lo tanto, entrenan al nivel más alto al aire libre al menos tres veces por semana y pasan dos días de la semana entrenando fútbol sala con nosotros," dijo el entrenador. "Soy consciente del nivel de juego que enfrentaremos en España, así que nos estamos preparando para competir contra cualquier equipo."


Family and sports blending: DC Hyper founded by father to pass futsal legacy to son

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Former professional player, Wilson Matos has been living in Washington D.C. since 1997; However, his passion for futsal never diminished, and when he saw that there were no clubs in the area, he created DC  Hyper in 2014. His hope is to pass on his love of the sport to his son.

“Futsal in D.C. is getting popular now. After great results from the club over the last three years in local, regional and national tournaments, more academy kids are signing up for our futsal program,” said Matos.

To say that their results have been great is humble of Matos--their results have been quite impressive.

They have been finalists of all the major futsal tournaments they played in the U.S. at the regional and national level. This past year, they won the Benjamin category of the 2017 World Futsal Championships with five victories in five games. In the Alevin category they had three victories and two defeats.

In 2018, DC  Hyper plans to travel to Brazil where players will complete training sessions with Pulo do Gato, a club from the city of Campinas.

Testing themselves in Spain

The same players that won the U.S. tournaments this year will go to Spain in December to test themselves at World Futsal Cup VI. Matos knows his player's opponents are mighty but he is confident that his young players will impress the crowd in Europe.

“All our players are USSDA players so they are all training at the highest level outdoors at least three times per week and they spend two days of the week training futsal with us,” said the coach. “I'm aware of the level of play we will be facing in Spain so we are getting ready to compete against any team.”