World of Futsal and SoccerToday Announces Strategic Media Partnership
Readers and listeners to benefit from one-on-one exclusive interviews with Keith Tozer on podcast and new column
Irvine, Calif. Tuesday, September 25, 2018 – Keith Tozer, host of the World of Futsal podcast (https://worldoffutsal.com/) and President of the Wisconsin Sports Group, and Diane Scavuzzo, Founder and Editor in Chief of SoccerToday (https://www.soccertoday.com), 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. 3 of these shows are currently in the top 100 podcasts on iTunes.
SoccerToday, an American online soccer news magazine, is a highly influential publication that started in 2010 when Scavuzzo realized there was an enormous hole in the market for covering news on youth soccer. 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 1st Division 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.
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) http://bit.ly/2OPWlD5
Episode 4: Diego Giutozzi (Head Coach of World Cup Champions Argentina) http://bit.ly/2wlAigh
Episode 4: Otto Orf (GK Technical Director USYF) http://bit.ly/2xE3Erc
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 Mens National Team) http://bit.ly/2Qaqgq2
Episode 10: Geoffrey Edwards (President of Trinidad & Tobago Futsal Association) http://bit.ly/2PUaizV
Episode 11: Soorena Faboodmanesh (Director of Futsal I.D. Program at Youth Futsal)
Episode 12: Taina Santos (ASD Futsal Salinas Italy) http://bit.ly/2OTED1F
The new podcast and show schedule can be found on the www.worldoffutsal.com website, and can also be heard on iTunes, Stitcher or the World of Futsal Facebook page. For those interested in becoming a guest or have any questions, email email@example.com.
SoccerToday.com is the voice of American Soccer and is the leading authority for news on youth soccer in America. A digital publication with over 5,000 soccer articles, SoccerToday is the largest online youth soccer publication in the USA. It reports on major breaking soccer news and features exclusive interviews with top influencers. SoccerToday columnists cover Futsal, player development, mental strength, nutrition, and other soccer-related topics. SoccerToday is launching a new Op-Ed series with writer anonymity next month.
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.
Take our passion for futsal and please share it with your friends.
Milwaukee (August 23, 2018) – Keith Tozer President of Wisconsin Sports Group along with Allison Phillips President of Edge Marketing & Media announced today the launching of “World of Futsal” podcast.
The new podcast will be hosted by Keith Tozer who guided the U.S. Futsal Men's National Team for 20 years, is the Commissioner of the PFL, Technical Director of U.S. Youth Futsal and a renowned FIFA Futsal Instructor. As the All-Time Winningest Coach in Professional Indoor Soccer in North America, Tozer credits the game of futsal for his six indoor championships and believes it is secret weapon for player development.
The World of Futsal podcast will feature guests from around the world connecting all those who are involved in the game. The World Premiere will launch Friday August 24 with the “pre-game show” with guest host Mark Litton long time GK Coach for the USFMNT. The premier show will highlight the reason behind the podcast, format, and what to look forward to in the upcoming shows.
Tozer stated, “I am extremely excited about the launching of the World of Futsal podcast as it will be very exciting for all the listeners to hear from those heavily involved in every aspect of the game of futsal.”
The first three guests features 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 and Diego Guitozzi former Head Coach of the 2016 FIFA World Cup Champions Argentina and recently named Head Coach of ElPozo Murcia Futbol Sala in the Spanish 1st Division of LNFS.
“We are very excited and honored to be working with Keith Tozer, not only a leader in his community, but a leader in the world of futsal”, said Phillips. “We are so proud to be part of such an amazing show”
The new podcast can be heard at www.worldoffutsal.com website along with the shows schedule and can also be heard at on iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Spotify or World of Futsal facebook page. For those interested in becoming a guest or have any questions can email at, firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE GAME OF FUTSAL:
The game is played on a hard surface indoors or outdoors without the use of walls or boards. Futsal is played by over 200 of the 207 FIFA member associations across the globe, with an estimated 30 million participants and currently supported by professional leagues on every continent. The majority of world-class soccer stars credit the game of futsal to their development, including Pele, Messi, Ronaldo, and Neymar, to name a few.
Take our passion for futsal and please share it with your friends: