Daniel Berdejo-del-Fresno included in Team USA coaching staff
International Futsal Academy Head of Coaching & Sport Science and England Futsal Senior Squad Strength & Conditioning Coach, Daniel Berdejo-del-Fresno included in Professional Futsal League Team USA coaching staff for the PFL International Challenge Tournament in Dallas.
The historic event saw PFL Team USA, PLF Team Mexico and Barcelona B come together in a roster of fixtures that provided both high quality Futsal and an exciting spectacle for everyone in attendance. A record 5,179 fans, the largest futsal crowd in US Futsal history, witnessed a nail-biting finish as PFL Team USA narrowly fell 4-3 to FC Barcelona in the inaugural match of the PFL International Challenge powered by USA Futsal.
PFL Team USA followed up their respectful display against the iconic Spanish club, defeating PFL Team Mexico 7-3 on a purpose built outdoor court surrounded by all the sights and sounds of the Los Mavs Festival sponsored by the NBA Dallas Mavericks. The victory earned PFL Team USA (1-1) second place in the three-team, round robin event. FC Barcelona (2-0) swept both national sides while Mexico (0-2) finished winless.
PFL Commisioner, Keith Tozer expressed his delight and gratitude “We brought in some of the most talented coaches from the futsal world; Vava Marques, Cony Konstin, Mark Litton, Otto Orf and Daniel Berdejo-del-Fresno arrived with no ego or agenda but simply to be a part of something historic. I have so much respect for these men and will forever be grateful for what they have done and for their friendship.” The three-day tournament marked the first event of the newly formed Professional Futsal League, which launched this year. League play is scheduled to begin in November 2016 with the league’s first club to be announced next month.