SeaWolves Bring International Futsal Star to US

by Sydney Nusinov

ORLANDO, FL - International futsal sensation Rico Zulkarnain, also known as RZ9, is bringing his talents to the Orlando SeaWolves the team announced today. Per team and league policies, terms of the agreement will not be disclosed.

Touted as the most successful futsal player in the UK, the Welsh goal scorer also has a deal in the works with a major overseas network to document his journey to the Major Arena Soccer League’s SeaWolves.

RZ9 has been to Orlando before when he was the first pick in the 2016 PFL All-Star Futsal Showcase held at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort.

“I have feelings of enormous gratitude for this club and for the city of Orlando,” said Zulkarnain. “This is an exciting opening I’ve been building towards for a long time. Having spent the past five incredible years travelling the world competing in professional Futsal, I feel that it’s now time for a new challenge.

“The experience I now have is going to bring huge benefits to a team that is looking to build a sustainable club and is ambitious in making an impact to immediately challenge for titles.”

“RZ9 is a larger than life talent and personality,” said SeaWolves General Manager Chris Kokalis. “He is going to be fun to watch, but not a lot of fun for other teams to defend.”

“Rico is a world-class professional and international futsal star,” said MASL VP of Operations Jon Ramin. “We are thrilled for the Orlando SeaWolves family and welcome him to MASL. We look forward to seeing him in action this December."

Orlando will host the Brazilian National Minifootball Team on November 10 at Silver Spurs Arena. As a special bonus the team announced that the exhibition game will be added to season ticket plans at no additional charge if purchased by September 30. Fans who have already purchased season tickets will also get tickets to the November 10 game at no additional charge.

The SeaWolves will play 12 home games and 12 road games in the league’s regular season. The MASL represents the highest level of professional arena soccer in the world. Season tickets are on sale now starting as low as $10 per game. Go to to reserve yours today.