SEATTLE, WA— (USF release) United States Futsal, which has governed the sport of Futsal since 1981, has announced the inaugural Pacific NW Regional tournament, The Cascadia Futsal Cup. The tournament will be played June 17 – 19, 2016 in the Seattle Washington area with the tournament expected to be hosted in other cities throughout the region in subsequent years.
Futsal teams from across the Pacific Northwest region will make their way to Washington to compete for the title of Cascadia Futsal Cup Champions. They will compete across 12 age
divisions for both boys and girls, with group play comprising the opening round before the knockout stages reduce the field until a champion is crowned in each division. The Cascadia Cup is open to teams from WA, AK, ID, OR, CA, BC and AB, with champions qualifying for the U.S. Futsal National Championship in San Jose, CA (July 14-17, 2016).
“We are pleased to bring the 1st U.S. Futsal Cascadia Cup to Seattle, WA”, said President and CEO Alex Para of U.S. Futsal. “We anticipate many of the top futsal teams from across the region will compete to be named Cascadia Futsal Cup Champion.”
Registration is now open for teams wishing to compete in the inaugural Cascadia Futsal Cup. To register, go to http://www.cascadiafutsalcup.com or call: (503) 740-7564. Information regarding accommodations, match schedules and other details can be found at: www.cascadiafutsalcup.com/tournament-information.
U.S. Futsal was founded in 1981 and for 35 years has been governing the sport of futsal in the United States. It brought the game to the U.S. in 1981 and became a National Affiliate of U.S. Soccer in 1988, and in 1994 signed the Memorandum of Understanding with U.S. Youth Soccer.
U.S. Futsal oversees local leagues at the youth, adult and professional level, including U.S. Futsal State Cups, U.S. Futsal Regional Championships and the U.S. Futsal National Championships each year. The U.S. Futsal National Championship is the “Oldest, Biggest and Most Prestigious Futsal competition in CONCACAF.”