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PFL Team USA announces coaching staff for
PFL International Challenge powered by USA Futsal
FRISCO, TX _ If knowledge is power, then the PFL Team USA will indeed be a powerful force based on the coaching staff announced today.
     The five man staff will guide the stars and stripes during the PFL International Challenge powered by USA Futsal against FC Barcelona and PFL Team Mexico.
     PFL Commissioner Keith Tozer will guide the staff during the player and referee combines but will serve in his executive role during the actual matches.
     Therefore, Vilmar “Vava” Marques will serve as PFL Team USA head coach during the games. Daniel Berdejo-del-Fresno, Constantine Konstin, Mark Litton and Otto Orf will round out the staff.
     “I’m extremely proud of the coaching staff that we have put together for the players combine as well as for the PFL Team USA matches,” Tozer said. “These men represent the top level of futsal coaches here in North America. They are all extremely committed, talented, passionate and very hard working coaches. We look for these men to play an important role for the PFL now and in the future.”
 

Vava Marques, USA _ Marques has been the assistant coach of the U.S. Futsal Men's National Team for the past 15 years. The futsal veteran has been in four CONCACAF Championships winning a gold medal, two World Cup appearances, and one appearance at the Pan America games. Vava easily slides into the head coaching role.
 
Daniel Berdejo-del-Fresno, Spain _ With a PhD in Sport Performance, Berdejo-del-Fresno makes for a perfect fitness coach. He presently works for the England Futsal Men's National Team.
 
Constantine Konstin, USA _ Konstin is one of only two certified FIFA Futsal Instructors in the U.S. and has extensive international futsal experience both as a coach and player. Cony has been to every corner of the world coaching and instructing futsal.
 
Mark Litton, USA _ U.S. Futsal Men's National team goalkeeper coach for the past 10 years as well as the Technical Director of U.S. Youth Futsal, Litton will manage the PFL Team USA goalkeepers. 
  
Otto Orf, USA _ Orf was honored as the MVP among goalkeepers during 1996 CONCACAF Futsal Championships in Guatemala and lead the U.S. to their first futsal gold medal. Orf also serves on the U.S. Youth Futsal Regional and National Futsal Coaching staff.
 
Keith Tozer, USA _ U.S. futsal national team coach Keith Tozer brings his wealth of knowledge to his role as PFL commissioner. Tozer’s 17-year tenure includes winning two CONCACAF gold medals, five CONCACAF championship appearances, two futsal World Cup appearances and a spot in the 1997 Pan American games. His futsal career began nearly 30 years ago as the captain of the U.S. squad in 1986.

THE INFO
PFL PLAYER COMBINE

 
March 11-12, City Futsal, Dallas
Cost: $125 per player, includes PFL t-shirt and PFL International Challenge tickets
Players can register at https://register.htgsports.net/default.aspx?id=2889
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.
 
THE PFL INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE
Powered by USA Futsal
Schedule
Friday, March 13
FC Barcelona vs. USA
7:30 p.m. Dr Pepper Arena, Frisco, TX
After Party: Ace's Ice House & Chop Shop
Saturday, March 14
FC Barcelona vs. Mexico
2 p.m. Dr Pepper Arena, Frisco, TX
Sunday, March 15
USA v Mexico
2 p.m. Los Mavs Festival, Gilley's Restaurant, Dallas, TX


 


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.
UN1TUS is the official uniform supplier of the PFL International Challenge powered by USA Futsal. UN1TUS designed 4 uniform choices for both PFL Team USA and PFL Team Mexico. PFL fans voted through social media to select the following uniforms for the tournament.

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.

ABOUT USA FUTSAL: USA Futsal was founded by Rob Andrews in 2010 in order to bring the highest level of global futsal opportunities to players, coaches and fans in the United States. USA Futsal currently operates the World Futsal Cup and Women’s Futsal Cup in Spain each year and the World Futsal Championships open to boys and girls at the ESPN Wide World of Sports each Summer as a part of their multi-year deal signed with Disney Sports in 2014.
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