Major League Futsal

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Major League Futsal USA
Major League Futsal logo.svg
Founded2012
CountryUnited States
ConfederationMajor League Futsal International
Level on pyramidD1,D2
Domestic cup(s)Luciano Fernandez Cup
Current championsFuerza Deportiva
(2018)
WebsiteOfficial Website

Major League Futsal USA is a professional futsal league in the United States. Founded in 2012 by Rosario Lopez on the principles of an open league model that will feature promotion and relegation. The league is under the authority of Major League Futsal International and adheres to FIFA laws of the game.

History[edit]

MLF has two divisions (Pro and Premier) for both men and women. While 35 men's teams and 9 women's teams are listed by the company, 14 of these men's teams and 7 of these women's teams did not play in the 2017 season.[1][2]

The first exhibition season was played in 2015. A full season was contested in 2016 with a national tournament to conclude the season in August. Safira FC defeated KnowEns Futsal 5-1 in the final to claim the first league title. Season two saw Detroit-based Waza Flo defeat Portland United in the championship.

Teams[edit]

Team Location Metropolitan Area
Men's Professional Teams
Arizona Mojo F.C. Phoenix, Arizona Phoenix, Arizona
BNC Futsal Club Bethesda, Maryland Washington, D.C.
Cleveland Xtreme Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland, Ohio
Columbus Futsal Upper Arlington, Ohio Columbus, Ohio
Dodge City Torros F.C. Dodge City, Kansas Dodge City, Kansas
Fuerza Deportiva F.C. Arizona Phoenix, Arizona Phoenix, Arizona
Inter Arizona F.C. Phoenix, Arizona Phoenix, Arizona
New Mexico Rhinos F.C. Albuquerque, New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico
Philadelphia Lions F.C. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phoenix Brazas Tempe, Arizona Phoenix, Arizona
Phoenix Falcons USA Avondale, Arizona Phoenix, Arizona
Saint George F.C. Connecticut Bloomfield, Connecticut Hartford, Connecticut
Tucson Amigos F.C. Tucson, Arizona Tucson, Arizona
Tyler City Futsal Tyler, Texas Tyler, Texas
Waza Flo Novi, Michigan Detroit, Michigan

Champions[edit]

MLF Cup
Season Champion Runner-up Result
2016 Safira FC KnowEns Futsal 5-1[3]
2017 Waza Flo Portland United
2018 TBD

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MLF Men's Standings".
  2. ^ "MLF Women's Standings".
  3. ^ "Futsal National Championship 2016". Results Manager. 16 July 2016.

External links[edit]

MLF USA website