Freddy Moojen Named To Canadian National Futsal Team
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(CANADA: April 23, 2021) – Dallas Sidekicks forward Freddy Moojen has been named to the Canadian National Futsal Team. The veteran fan favorite in Dallas has become a mainstay on his adopted home countries National Futsal Team but it is always and honor to get the call up.
Moojen is one of 14 players selected to the team by head coach Kyt Selaidopoulos along with two alternates. Canada will compete in the 2021 Concacaf Futsal Championship taking place from 3-9 May 2021 in Guatemala City. Moojen's team was placed in Group B with reigning Concacaf Champions Costa Rica and Haiti with the hopes of advancing to the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021.
Originally from Balneário Camboriú, Brazil, Moojen's family lives Canada and he has been living in Dallas during the MASL season. This past year, Moojen had nine points in nine game with six goals and three assists in the regular season. He ended on a high note with a hat-trick to go with an assist at the Allen Event Center in the playoff game against the Ontario Fury. In the previous season, Moojen lead the Dallas Sidekicks with 19 goals in 21 games.
"I am proud to have this opportunity to wear the red and white and represent my country," said Dallas Sidekicks Forward Freddy Moojen who became a Canadian citizen in 2013. Moojen was called by the Canadian National Futsal team to play in the 2016 CONCACAF Futsal Championship in Costa Rica. Moojen scored 5 goals in 3 games and was named the Top scorer of the tournament (Golden Boot).
Candian National Futsal Team:
- GK- Joshua Lemos | USA / Milwaukee Wave
- GK- Louis-Philippe Simard | CAN / Spartiates Sports Club
- D- Daniel Chamale | USA / Milwaukee Wave
- D- Bila Dicko-Raynauld | CAN / Sporting Québec FC
- D- Eduardo Jauregui | CAN / Toronto Idolo Futsal
- D- Maxime Leconte | CAN / Spartiates Sports Club
- M- Nazim Belguendouz | CAN / Spartiates Sports Club
- M- Ian Bennett | USA / Milwaukee Wave
- M- Nico Gonzales* | CAN / Calgary Villains
- M- Safwan Mlah | CAN / Sporting Montreal
- M- Robert Renaud | USA / Milwaukee Wave
- M- Luis Rocha* | CAN / Toronto Idolo Futsal
- M- Marco Rodriguez | CAN / Toronto Idolo Futsal
- T- Damian Graham | CAN / Toronto Idolo Futsal
- T- Frederico Moojen | USA / Dallas Sidekicks
- T- Jason Quezada | USA / Miami
- *denotes alternates
Please join the Dallas Sidekicks in congratulating Freddie Moojen on being named to the Canadian National Futsal Team!
ABOUT THE CANADIAN NATIONAL FUTSAL TEAM
Futsal is a unique, fast-paced indoor sport played across Canada and around the world. Canada Soccer is committed to the growth and promotion of the game. At the elite club level, Canada Soccer supports domestic competition through the annual Canada Soccer Futsal Canadian Championship. Canada Soccer also supports playing opportunities provided by the Futsal National Team in international competitions including the Concacaf Futsal Championship and FIFA Futsal World Cup.
ABOUT THE DALLAS SIDEKICKS
The Dallas Sidekicks is an American professional indoor soccer team of the Major Arena Soccer League. The organization was established in 1983, is headquartered in Allen, Texas, and plays all home games at the Allen Event Center. Follow the Sidekicks at www.dallassidekicks.com and on their social media.
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ABOUT THE MAJOR ARENA SOCCER LEAGUE
The Major Arena Soccer League represents the highest level of professional arena soccer in the world. The MASL features teams across North America, with teams playing coast-to-coast in the United States and Mexico. The MASL is currently incorporated as a 501(c)6 not for profit corporation formed to promote the business and sport of arena soccer.