Bringing Cool News on Futsal to American Soccer Lovers
Readers and listeners to benefit from one-on-one exclusive interviews with Keith Tozer on the podcast and new column — Tozer interviewed Allie Long on one of his latest podcast. A fun-filled interview, Allie Long explains who she credits futsal with improving her game.
Futsal is the new rage in American soccer and former Head Coach for the U.S. Futsal Men’s National Team, Keith Tozer hosts the World of Futsal and is dedicated to helping sports fans from all over the world recognize the value of playing futsal.
Interviewing guests who are among the most influential in today’s world of futsal and soccer, Tozer’s latest podcast features Women’s National Team player Allie Long.
“I love Futsal,” says Allie Long, a U.S. Soccer National Team midfielder.“Futsal has made my game better.”
New York born Allie Long also plays for the NWSL’s Seattle Reign FC and believes playing futsal really helped improve her game.
“Futsal has made me more of a complete player,” said Allie Long who actually met her husband Jose Batista playing futsal in NYC. Allie Long plays futsal on men’s teams as part of her off-season training.
“Futsal has helped me grow as a player, and most importantly think three steps ahead and improve my skills dealing with pressure when getting out of small places,” said Allie Long.
“I now can keep calm and be creative under pressure thanks to playing futsal.”
Listen to Allie Long on Keith Tozer’s World of Futsal podcast and discover what this national team player thinks of soccer in America and why playing futsal is great.
“We need more people like Keith Tozer who are dedicated to exploring new ways to grow the game,” said Allie Long.
Futsal is a Game Changer
When asked if futsal was her secret weapon, Allie Long said agreed and said, “Yes, Futsal is kind of my secret weapon.”
Tozer, who is the Commissioner of the Professional Futsal League (PFL), the Technical Director of U.S. Youth Futsal, and a FIFA Futsal Instructor, credits the game of futsal for his six indoor championships and is the All-Time Winningest Coach in Professional Indoor Soccer in North America. With over 25,000 listeners discovering the World of Futsal since its kick off in September, Tozer is proud of how popular the podcast has become.
“World of Futsal has reached over 110 countries and should top over 100,000 listeners within 2019,” said Tozer.
Keith Tozer’s WORLD OF FUTSAL Podcasts
About the game of Futsal:
Futsal is the only globally governed version of five-a-side soccer recognized by FIFA. The game is played on a hard surface indoors without the use of walls or boards.
Futsal is a fast-paced indoor soccer game played with teams of five players. Futsal is played by 198 of the 207 FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) member associations across the globe, with an estimated 30 million participants. It is currently supported by professional leagues on every continent except North America.
Many world-class soccer stars credit the game of futsal to their development, including Pele, Messi, Ronaldo, and Neymar, to name a few. This international game is played on basketball-sized courts, both indoors and out, without the use of walls or boards.