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Sporting Maryland FC Returns to the Champions Cup Series for 2023-2024 Season
Glenn Dale, Maryland (September 28, 2023) - Sporting Maryland Futsal Club is proud to announce its return to the Champions Cup Series for the upcoming 2023-2024 season.
Based in Glenn Dale, Maryland, Sporting Maryland Futsal Club is a futsal powerhouse with a storied legacy. Originally founded with a focus on creating a successful men's team, the club swiftly expanded to establish the Sporting Academy, which now enrolls over 300 players annually. Over the years, the club’s commitment to player development has allowed many academy graduates to excel in college soccer, and even represent the U.S. Men's Futsal National Team. Sporting’s journey has taken them to competitions across the United States and Europe, where they have achieved an impressive record of successes including over 50 State Championships, 20 Regional Championships, and 14 National Championships.
The club’s decision to join the Champions Cup Series for the 2023-2024 season was driven by three key factors. Firstly, the series provides the opportunity to work with a standard driven organization, such as United Futsal, that aligns with Sporting’s commitment to supporting the development and awareness of futsal in the United States. Secondly, the opportunity to compete, learn and network with elite clubs and scouts greatly appealed to Sporting, bolstering their ability for growth as a futsal club. Lastly, the exposure and opportunities given to their players to learn and see the game on a national and international level has proven priceless to the individual development of a sporting player.
"Our philosophy at Sporting revolves around holistic player development, nurturing both skills and character,” said Scott Villagran, Technical Director for Sporting. “We aim to achieve competitive success while fostering a passion for futsal and soccer, and participating in the Champions Cup Series aligns perfectly with our vision. It offers top-level competition to sharpen our players and propel us onto the national stage, reinforcing our commitment to excellence."
In preparation for the upcoming season, Sporting has embarked on an intensive training regime. Player evaluations have already taken place, and teams will begin training in November where they will kick-off their season with a rigorous three-day camp. In addition to this, the club conducts weekly training sessions and actively participates in local events as part of their preparation for the start of the season in December.
"In joining the Champions Cup Series, we are not only competing at the highest level, but also investing in the development of our young athletes,” commented Villagran. “The series embodies everything that is great about the sport of futsal, and we hope to be involved for many more years to come.”
As the 2023-2024 season of the United Futsal Champions Cup Series kicks off, Sporting Maryland Futsal Club is poised to make a triumphant return, aiming to make waves on the national stage and continue their legacy of excellence.
For more information on Sporting Maryland Futsal Club and their exciting journey through the upcoming season of the Champions Cup Series, visit their website at www.sportingmaryland.org, or follow them on social media via @sportingmd.
*About Sporting Maryland Futsal Club*
Sporting Maryland Futsal Club, based in Glenn Dale, Maryland, is a premier futsal institution with a rich history of excellence. Boasting an impressive record with over 50 State Championships, 20 Regional Championships, and 11 National Titles, the club’s commitment to holistic player development and competitiveness continues to drive its success on the national and international stage.
*About United Futsal’s Champions Cup Series*
The Champions Cup Series, organized by United Futsal, is a premier global Futsal championship bringing together 32 clubs from around the US to compete for a chance to represent the US at the World Futsal Cup. It provides an unparalleled platform for youth development, fostering top-tier talent and exposing them to high-level competition. For more information, visit www.unitedfutsal.com.
Director of Marketing and Communications, United Futsal