(March 7, 2019) For the second year, a Calgary Men’s team will represent the province at the Canada Soccer Futsal Canadian Championships.
Teams from Calgary United Soccer Association’s (CUSA) Men’s Futsal League will vie for the top provincial spot this weekend – with the winner earning the right to compete nationally. Of the 10 qualifying teams, Progressive FC, last year’s division winners, led the group again in 2019, with 33 points. Calgary Villains Elite and Sportif FC followed closely behind, finishing the season with 29 and 28 points, respectively.
Interest in futsal continues to grow among elite-level players, bolstered by the ACAC’s support of the game. This interest has resulted in a greater player base and skill level, as well as a larger pool of referees to officiate the games.
“Players are seeking to enhance their fitness and technical skills throughout the winter season, and the fast pace of futsal makes it a great fit for them,” said Pearl Doupe, CUSA Executive Director. “Each game is action-filled, from the first whistle to the last, and we anticipate the Alberta Champion being a strong contender at this year’s National Championships.”
Supporters can expect plenty of entertaining action throughout the CUSA Men’s Futsal Finals this weekend. Players to watch include previous National competition and camp participants: Dylan Tooby, Graham Fisher, Francisco Puerta (all 3 members of Progressive FC) and Nico Gonzalez (Calgary Villains Elite FC). Past Alberta Major Soccer League MVP and Coach of the Year winner, Marcel Galaszkiewicz (Calgary Villains Elite FC) will also be competing, as well as the CUSA Men’s Futsal League’s top goal scorer, Branden Canejo of Sportif FC (with 38 goals in 14 games).
- For more information and pictures from the season, click here
- For details on CUSA’s Futsal Program, click here
On behalf of Alberta Soccer, we wish the best of luck to each of the participating teams this weekend.
About the Futsal Canadian Championships
The winning Alberta team will join squads from Manitoba, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Quebec in Kingston, ON from April 11-14. All games will be streamed live on CanadaSoccer.com. Find additional information here.