Mass. Futsal Teams Dominate Regionals
MANSFIELD, Mass. – Four Massachusetts Futsal Teams guaranteed a spot at July’s National Championships after winning their respective age groups at the US Futsal regionals, where teams from the Bay State took home more gold medals than any state.
New England Futsal United (Men’s, Marlborough), Boston Blast (BU16, Boston) and Explostion FC (GU12, GU14, Attleboro) each won the championship title in their respective age groups, giving them an automativ berth in the US Futsal Champships, held July 10-13 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
The Northeast / Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship was hosted by the Massachusetts Futsal Association in conjunction with New England Futsal. This annual tournament represents futsal matches by the best teams from each of the respective region member states from along the eastern seaboard, from Maine to Virginia, inclusive of New York and Pennsylvania.
Competition brackets range from Under 10 up through to Adult Open.
The Massachusetts Futsal Association is the local representative of the United States Futsal Federation (USFF), which is the national governing body for Futsal in the United States. New England Futsal is the regions largest association of youth and adult futsal leagues celebrating their 5 year of operation with more than 3,000 member players.
Futsal is the only international form of indoor soccer approved by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Futsal is a five-a-side version of soccer for competition and played on basketball-sized courts, both indoors and out without the use of sidewalls. This exciting and fast paced sport traces back to 1930s and today is played worldwide at every level.
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