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July 7, 2022 at 3:00:00 PM

Sudamerica Futsal Accepted into United Futsal Champions Cup Series

Championship-winning Atlanta-based club will compete in Eastern Conference

Atlanta, GA – Sudamerica Futsal has been accepted into the United Futsal Champions Cup Series for the upcoming Season II. A nationally recognized club and perennial powerhouse both on the boys and girls side, the club now adds the highest level of futsal to its players’ calendars each year beginning this Winter.

Richard Ortega, Director of Coaching, officially announced the acceptance today.

“We look forward to being part of this prestigious competitive league where players can carry themselves with higher standards. The diverse competition at the National and International level will create unique opportunities for players to have more meaningful and complete youth development years.”

Ortega, alongside partner Rudi Pires, have led Sudamerica Futsal since its inception in 2017. In a short 5 years, their teams have won numerous local, regional and national championships.

Rob Andrews, President of United Futsal, added, “Seeing Richard and Rudi’s vision for a full service club that features futsal at its core come to life over the past 5 years has been incredibly impressive to watch. Their professionalism and development-first philosophy will make them a model for other clubs throughout the country looking to integrate futsal.”

The club will feature 3 boys and 3 girls futsal teams in bi-annual age divisions alongside a co-ed team for the Champions Cup Series. Each team will compete in 3 official tournaments each year: Conference Championships each Winter and the National Championships and World Futsal Championships each Summer.

Information on how players can apply to join one of the Sudamerica futsal teams will be available at

Full details on the Champions Cup Series competition calendar, program details and information for clubs wishing to apply for membership are now available at


Sudamerica was founded in 2017 and aims to create difference makers through meaningful training and competitive environments. Sudamerica players are trained to build character, think different, play beautiful, & stay confident. Sudamerica's style-of-play revolves around creativity, patience, & risk-taking.


UNITED FUTSAL is the industry leader in providing the highest level tournaments and events for youth futsal players in the world. Since 2010, over 100,000 athletes, coaches, fans and referees representing 25 countries have participated in its World Futsal Cup, World Futsal Championships and United Futsal FUTURES™ programs and precursory events. For more information visit

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