Rush Central Joins United Futsal’s Champions Cup Series for 2023-2024 Season

Rochester, MN (September 12, 2023) – United Futsal is thrilled to announce that Rush Central, a dynamic club based out of Rochester, Minnesota, has officially joined Season Three of the Champions Cup Series for the 2023-2024 season.

As an affiliate member of Rush Soccer, a brand that has established itself as the largest youth soccer club in the world with a remarkable presence spanning across 50 countries, Rush Central isn’t a stranger to achieving remarkable success in the world of youth sports. With a steadfast commitment to player development, the club has embarked on a new journey into the world of futsal, leveraging its expertise to offer young athletes the benefits of this exhilarating sport, with its sights now set on United Futsal.

“We’re excited to embark on this journey with United Futsal and officially participate in the Champions Cup Series for the first time,” said Chris Rue, Club Director for Rush Central. “This experience will undoubtedly open up new opportunities and horizons for our young athletes. We can’t wait to get started.”

While this marks Rush Central’s first official year as a member of the Champions Cup Series, their journey into the world of futsal began with a successful partnership with SSA in the 2023 United Futsal Nationals and Worlds, where they gained valuable experience in high-quality futsal competitions. The Champions Cup Series is known for its unique environment that tests players abilities in various aspects, including concentration, anticipation, decision-making, and deception, providing a platform for young athletes to flourish. The partnership with United Futsal offers Rush Central the opportunity to build a robust youth futsal program while allowing players the flexibility to continue participating in both soccer and futsal.

In preparation for the upcoming season, Rush Centrals plan for success involves the identification of talent through ID Camps and rigorous training. Their overarching philosophy and vision revolve around nurturing aspiring players to compete in Champions Cup Series events, with futsal playing a pivotal role in identifying young talents who can progress through their player pathway. With a lead coaching staff consisting of Leo Barbosa and Fio Santos that bring over a decade of experience at all levels, Rush Central’s goals for the upcoming season are clear – to compete against the nation’s top futsal clubs, elevate their brand within the futsal community, and win.

Rush Central’s participation in the Champions Cup Series promises to be an exhilarating addition to the 2023-2024 season. For more information on Rush Central and the upcoming Champions Cup Series season, visit their website at or follow them on social media @rushsoccer.

About Rush Central
Rush Central, based in Rochester, Minnesota, is a dynamic youth sports club affiliated with the globally renowned Rush Soccer brand. With a steadfast commitment to player development, the club has expanded its horizons into the world of futsal, leveraging its expertise to offer young athletes the unparalleled
benefits of this exhilarating sport.

About United Futsal’s Champions Cup Series
The Champions Cup Series, organized by United Futsal, is a premier global Futsal championship bringing together 32 clubs from around the US to compete for a chance to represent the US at the World Futsal Cup. It provides an unparalleled platform for youth development, fostering top-tier talent and exposing them to high-level competition. For more information, visit

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United Futsal
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