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PFL to Host Player and Referee Combines in Frisco, Texas, as Prelude to International Challenge

From the Professional Futsal League

FRISCO, TX (2-6-15) -  The Week of the Professional Futsal League’s International Challenge powered by USA Futsal will provide opportunity for players and referees alike.

cityfutsal.jpg (78773 bytes)The PFL will host both a player and a referee combine at City Futsal in Dallas prior to the PFL International Challenge, which will feature FC Barcelona, PFL Team Mexico and PFL Team USA.

(Photo: City Futsal in action. The club will host PFL player and referee combines as a prelude to the three-team International Challenge.)

PFL Commissioner Keith Tozer and Mexican National Futsal Coach Ramon Raya will direct the player combine with additional coaching support.

The top two players from both the United States and Mexico will be asked to train and play with the U.S. and Mexican squads during the tournament, which is March 13-14 in Frisco at the Dr Pepper Arena and March 15 at Gilley’s Dallas.

“Even though we don't kick off until November, 2016, we feel it is imperative that we start identifying and
developing both futsal players and referees for our league and its teams,” Tozer said. “This is
the first of several combines that we have planned nationally and internationally for North America, Central
America, South America and Europe. What is also fantastic is that four players will be playing for either Mexico
or the U.S versus FC Barcelona."

The combine costs $125 per participant and includes a PFL tee shirt and tickets to the PFL International Challenge
powered by USA Futsal.

Futsal referee Ed Marco will lead the referee combine. Marco is the only FIFA futsal referee instructor in the
United States and one of 21 in the world.

“This first combine is a huge step in providing top-level training and exposure for players and referees,” Marco
said. “This is the only time that I can think of that players and Referees have come together for development and
identification. What an exciting time for futsal.”

The PFL said players can register here, and referees can register here. Additionally, potential participants can go to http://www.professionalfutsal.com.

PFL PLAYER COMBINE
March 11-12, City Futsal, Dallas
Cost: $125 per player, includes PFL t-shirt and PFL International Challenge tickets
Wednesday March 11
Three sessions: 8-10 a.m., noon-2 p.m., 4-6 p.m.
Thursday March 12
Three sessions: 8-10 a.m., noon-2 p.m., 4-6 p.m.

PFL REFEREEE COMBINE
March 12-15, City Futsal, Dallas
Cost: $125 per referee, includes tickets to PFL International Challenge
Thursday March 12
Three sessions: 8-10 a.m., noon-2 p.m., 4-6 p.m.
Friday March 13
One session: 9 a.m.-noon, 7:30 p.m. FC Barcelona vs. PFL Team USA match
Saturday March 14
9 a.m., 2 p.m. FC Barcelona vs. PFL Team Mexico match
Sunday March 15
9 a.m., 2 p.m. PFL Team USA vs. PFL Team Mexico match

Additional staff for the combine includes:
Shane Butler (FIFA Futsal referee/officiated 2 CONCACAF Championships, 1 CONCACAF Futsal Club Championship, I
Caribbean Championship, and 1 Women’s World Championship.
Constantine Konstin (FIFA Futsal instructor);
Mark Litton (Technical Director U.S. Youth Futsal/U.S. Futsal national team goalkeeper coach)
Vava Marques (assistant U.S. Futsal national team),
Otto Orf (regional/national coaching staff for U.S. Youth Futsal/MVP GK of 1996 CONCACAF Futsal Championships and Gold Medal winner

ABOUT THE PFL INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE: The PFL International Challenge powered by USA Futsal will feature FC Barcelona, PFL Team Mexico and PFL Team USA in a three-day tournament. FC Barcelona will face PFL Team USA at 7:30 p.m. March 13 at the Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco, Texas. FC Barcelona will face PFL Team Mexico at 2 p.m. March 14 at the Dr Pepper Arena. PFL Team Mexico will face PFL Team USA at 2 p.m. March 15 at Gilley’s Dallas as part of the Dallas Mavericks Los Mavs Festival.

ABOUT THE PROFESSIONAL FUTSAL LEAGUE: The PFL launched in January 2015 by investors Donnie Nelson, the Dallas Mavericks general manager and Brian Dick, the president, CEO and founder of Quest Resource Holding Corporation. Commissioner Keith Tozer and president Michael Hitchcock lead the PFL. League play will begin in November 2016 with teams from established professional brands as well as new futsal clubs.

Mailing address::
Professional Futsal League
6170 Research Road
Frisco, Texas 75033

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