All eyes were on Falcao and Ricardinho, both known as two of the worlds best futsal players, during this past weekends Professional Futsal League All-Star Showcase held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Orlando. This was an inaugural match to the Professional Futsal League (PFL) of the United States which is launching in 2018. Both teams were captained by Ricardinho and Falcao themselves after players were chosen from all over the world through a social media campaign called the #PFLNEXT Challenge.
Both teams went head to head for the title of PFL All-Star Champions; a title eventually ceased by Team Falcao after winning 9-8 to Portugal’s iconic futsal figure Ricardhinho.
Futsal Club Toronto’s Hugo Rodrigues was one of the lucky finalists who earned the spot on Team Ricardinho when chosen as the teams 2nd draft pick. Hugo was granted the opportunity to train and play alongside athletes from the UK, Australia, United States and Brazil to name a few.
Kayla Goncalves, a futsal athlete on our woman’s team, also had the opportunity to travel to participate in the USA Futsal Tournament on loan in the U17 Girls Division. Kayla had an excellent tournament and enjoyed a friendly against Atletico de Madrids Woman’s Futsal Team.
If you missed the tournament catch a glimpse of Hugo and Kayla’s journey right here: