Portuguese Forward Rui Dourado Signs with Sidekicks for the 2023-2024 Season

by Caitlin Reilly

Allen, Texas (December 6, 2023)- The Dallas Sidekicks have announced the signing of forward, Rui Dourado, for the 2023-2024 MASL season. This will mark Dourado’s first season with the Sidekicks. Per team and league guidelines, additional terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

 Dourado is a Portuguese forward who grew up in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Dourado played club soccer for Expos FC and played high school soccer at New Bedford High School. This past Summer, Dourado attended the Dallas Sidekicks Combine where he caught the attention of Head Coach Ed Puskarich and the rest of the Sidekicks coaching staff.

 When asked about what it means for Dourado to join the Sidekicks, he said, “I’m excited to begin my first professional season with the Sidekicks because they have a great reputation with an extensive history and are a great family.”

 “I’ve been training hard every day and pushing myself. My goal this season is to score more than 20 goals and help the team reach the playoffs again,” commented Dourado.

 The Dallas Sidekicks have their Home Opener this Saturday, December 9th at 7 PM at the Credit Union of Texas Event Center. Tickets start as low as $15. Visit dallassidekicks.com/tickets or call the office at (469) 393-0160 to learn more!


 About the Dallas Sidekicks

The Dallas Sidekicks are an American professional indoor soccer team of the Major Arena Soccer League. The organization was established in 1984, is headquartered in Allen, Texas, and plays all home games at the Credit Union of Texas Event Center in Allen. Follow the Sidekicks at www.dallassidekicks.com and on their social media channels: Facebook: @gosidekicksofficial Twitter: @gosidekicks Instagram: @gosidekicksofficial

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, playing coast-to-coast in the United States and Mexico. The MASL is incorporated as a 501(c)6 not for profit corporation formed to promote the business and sport of arena soccer.