25 October 2014

UFl Quarterfinals

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AFF Beach Soccer Saturday : Philippines 1-8 Malaysia

AFF Beach Soccer Championship in Malaysia

Saturday :

Malaysia 1-8 Philippines

Philippines lost all three matches in the group stage.

Tomas Trigo get first call-up for Azkals

Fil-Spanish goalkeeper Tomas Trigo  from Team Socceroo got his first call-up for Azkals in next friendly against Nepal in Doha, Qatar

Tomas got a filipino grandfather and a filipino passport.

De Jong quits Azkals ahead of Suzuki Cup

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CITING “personal reasons,” midfielder Jason de Jong, one of the most
 improved players under national football team coach Thomas Dooley,
yesterday announced his retirement from the Azkals.

The 24-year-old De Jong, the reigning Golden Ball winner in the United 
Football League,
 said he has already informed Dooley of his decision not to play for the
 national team’s next major tournament, the AFF Suzuki Cup.

The move comes as a shock as De Jong has been an integral part of the
 team being developed by Dooley. It also leaves a big hole in the Azkals
 midfield as they prepare for the Suzuki Cup.

“My heart is not in it anymore and I want to spend more time with my family,”
said the Filipino-Dutch standout, who has played 49 times for the Azkals
 since 2008.

De Jong told the Inquirer that, unlike the “resignation” of Stephan Schrock and
Dennis Cagara early this year, his move to quit the team wasn’t because of a
 falling out with Dooley.

“I thank boss Dan (Palami) and coach Dooley for the opportunity they gave me,”
 said De Jong. “It was certainly an honor playing for the national team.”

De Jong has been part of almost every PH side that achieved milestones the
 past four years. He played in the AFF Suzuki Cup side in 2010 and 2012 as
well as the AFC Challenge Cup squad that reached the final against
 Palestine early this year.

Meanwhile, the Azkals will face Thailand on Nov. 10 as part of their buildup
 for the Suzuki Cup. The Azkals will no longer play Malaysia on Nov. 8 and
 instead will fly to Nakhon Ratchasima for the duel with the Thais,
 the losing finalists toSingapore in the 2012 Suzuki Cup.

Read more: http://sports.inquirer.net/166630/de-jong-quits-azkals-ahead-of-suzuki-

Azakls squad for friendly against Nepal

AFF Beach Soccer Championship : Philippines 3-7 Myanmar

Philippines lost 7-3 to Myanmar in the second match in AFF Beach Soccer Championship in Malaysia.

Philippines playing last match in group stage against Malaysia on Saturday

24 October 2014

Busy schedule for Azkals

Busy schedule for Azkals .

All players except the foreign based players will be playing UFL FA League Cup quarterfinals on October 26 and 27.

AzkAls will be leaving for Doha on October 28 , and playing international friendly against Nepal on October 31 and against Al-Ahli (Qatar) on November 2.

They will be going back to Manila on November 3 , and then play UFL FA League Cup semifinals on November 4 and final on November 6.

On November 10 they will be playing away in Nakhon Ratchasima  against Thailand.

Still no news about a home friendly before leaving for AFF Suzuki Cup.

First AFF Suzuki Cup match will be on November 22 against Laos in  Hanoi, Vietnam

23 October 2014

Phil Younghusband scores brace as Loyola escapes Stallion

MANILA, Philippines - Loyola Meralco Sparks FC outran Stallion FC in the dying minutes of their goal-clad match, 6-4, to end their United Football League (UFL) FA League Cup group stage campaign on a high note at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium (RMFS) on Thursday, October 23.
Early in the game, the aggressive offense of the Sparks made the blitz of their opponents to rely mainly on counter attacks.
The counter insurgences that Stallion capitalized during the opening minutes of the match proved to be useful as Jordan Mintah surprised the defense of Loyola and notched a goal from just inside the box.
Both clubs remained silent on the pitch for the remaining minutes of the first half until veteran booter Freddy Gonzalez struck the ball to equalize the score at 1-1 before halftime.
Nguene Landry wrote the opening sentence for the second half by beating three defenders to get a shot at goal and take the lead for Stallion, 1-2.
On the other end, Loyola swiftly responded with a duo of goals to post a 3-2 courtesy of Charlie Beaton in the 63rd minute and Max Wright in the 68th.
A handball inside the box resulted into a penalty kick given to the Stallion side. Mario Clariño took and converted the penalty to level the score at 3-3.
Loyola star striker Phil Younghusband, who came in during the 60th minute, broke the scoring standstill after his long distance shot found the back of the net to once again inch his team ahead of their foes, 4-3.
There was no shortage of goals in the match as another goal was sank by Clariño in the 78th minute to again bring the game into a deadlock, 4-4.
Fresh legs became instrumental in the Sparks’ late game rally as substitute Graham Caygill slotted a sneaky shot to give his team a 5-4 advantage in the 89th minute.
Stallion FC exhausted the last few drops of fuel in their gas tanks to hopefully equalize the score before regulation ended but their efforts went unrewarded as P. Younghusband struck the final whip to give Loyola a 6-4 win.
Meanwhile, Kaya FC slipped past Global FC, 2-1 to take the number one spot in Group B while Ceres La Salle FC dominated Philippine Army FC, 3-0, to end the group stage without a loss.
The UFL FA League Cup quarterfinals will commence on Sunday, October 26 with games between Ceres La Salle FC and Stallion FC followed by the game of Global FC and Laos FC.
Lastly, the quarterfinal meeting of Pachanga Diliman FC versus Manila All-Japan and the Kaya FC versus Loyola FC match-up will be held on Monday, October 27. All games will still be held at the RMFS. - Rappler.com