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
Keith Tozer, host of the World of Futsal podcast and President of the Wisconsin Sports Group, and Diane Scavuzzo, Founder, and Editor in Chief of SoccerToday announced their strategic media partnership today.
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.
Futsal is the new rage in American soccer. However, as is often the case, the U.S. is just catching on to what the world already knows. Tozer and Scavuzzo are determined to help the sport grow in the USA.
The World of Futsal podcast is hosted by Keith Tozer who guided the U.S. Futsal Men’s National Team for 20 years, is the Commissioner of the PFL, the Technical Director of U.S. Youth Futsal, and a FIFA Futsal Instructor. Tozer has credited the game of futsal for his six indoor championships and is the All-Time Winningest Coach in Professional Indoor Soccer in North America.
In just three weeks since its launch, the World of Futsal has over 3,000 downloads in 40 different countries and is averaging 80-100 new listeners to its podcast per day, making it wildly successful.
World of Futsal podcast is a joint project with Allison Phillips, Executive Producer of the Edge Podcast Network. “We are very excited to be working with both World of Futsal and SoccerToday.com and having such a quality show be in our Network.” Edge Podcast Network currently has over 10 shows with ¼ million downloads reaching national and worldwide audiences. Three of these shows are currently in the top 100 podcasts on iTunes.
SoccerToday, an American online soccer news magazine, is a highly influential publication. In 2010, Scavuzzo realized there was an enormous hole in the market on news on youth soccer and kicked off providing coverage. With twenty-five years of marketing experience, Scavuzzo’s goal was to meet the growing needs of the soccer market. With insightful and unique interviews with leading coaches and influencers in soccer, SoccerToday is a trusted news site and an authority on soccer, which is often called the beautiful game.
“I am extremely excited about partnering with SoccerToday, a leader in its field, bringing everything soccer, futsal and beach soccer each and every week to its readers,” said Tozer. “Both companies will benefit greatly from each other’s demographics and media reach, and we look forward to what the future has in store for SoccerToday and the World of Futsal.”
“It is an honor to partner with Keith Tozer,” said Scavuzzo. “I am thrilled to announce Tozer’s new column chronicling his World of Futsal podcasts. In America, Tozer is the most important person in futsal and his expertise makes his interviews super cool. The podcasts are inspiring and behind the scenes chats with the futsal’s top influencers.
The interviews, advice from top coaches and professionals, and spotlight features on SoccerToday, have reached millions of readers and Tozer’s column is a perfect fit. We want to help Tozer reach our broad audience and are excited to bring his interviews to our readers.”
The first three guests featured Diego Guitozzi former Head Coach of the 2016 FIFA World Cup Champions Argentina and recently named Head Coach of ElPozo Murcia in the Spanish 1stDivision of LNFS. Jon Parry, Executive Director of U.S. Youth Futsal and Academy Director of Sporting KC of the MLS. Kyt Selaidopoulos, Head Coach of the Canadian Futsal Men’s National Team.
Keith Tozer’s WORLD OF FUTSAL Podcasts
- Episode 1: “Pre Show” with Mark Litton
- Episode 2: Jon Parry (Executive Director of USYF)
- Episode 3: Kyt Selaidopoulos (Head Coach of Canadian National Futsal Team)
- Episode 4: Diego Giutozzi (Head Coach of World Cup Champions Argentina)
- Episode 4: Otto Orf (GK Technical Director USYF)
- Episode 5: Cony Konstin (TNT U18 WFNT Coach)
- Episode 6: Tom Byer (Author of FOOTBALL STARTS AT HOME and former Technical Advisor to the AFC, Asian Football Confederation)
- Episode 7: Dave Payne (Chief Operating Officer New Zealand FA)
- Episode 8: El Abrahams (CEO / Managing Director at Pro Futsal)
- Episode 9: Vava Marques (Former Assistant Coach of the US Futsal Men’s National Team)
- Episode 10: Geoffrey Edwards (President of Trinidad & Tobago Futsal Association)
- Episode 11: Soorena Faboodmanesh (Director of Futsal I.D. Program at Youth Futsal)
- Episode 12: Taina Santos (ASD Futsal Salinas Italy)
The new podcast and show schedule can be found on the World Of Futsal and can also be heard on iTunes, Stitcher or the World of Futsal Facebook page.
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.