20 April 2015

2nd Ceres Cup , May 16 and 17

UFL News - Updated


Ceres fc will play Team Socceroo tomorrow at 8.15 pm as the last match in UFL Round 1 . UFL are now taking a break in UFL League matches. They will start again with UFL league matches on May 28.

UFL All-Star Game and Western Visayas Classic

UFl All-Star Game and Western Visayas Classic will take place on Saturday 25 at Rizal Memorial Stadium


UFL Cup is scheduled to start on April 28 . Draw on Friday !.

No news about participating teams , except that non-UFL team Nomads will be participating.

UFL Cup will take place from April 28 to May 24

UFL Transfer window

UFL Transfer window is open this week and until April 28

UFL transfers

Stallion : Ian Araneta (ex Air Force Fc on loan) , Johann Noetzel (Northern Mariana Isl NT GK , ex Liverpool and Aston Villa) and Levi Fernandez (Alloa Athletic, Scotland)
Sean Bateau , Alu Kigbu, OJ Clarino and Benjamin Bowra are leaving Stallion.

Global : Matt Hartmann (Loyola Meralco Sparks Fc), OJ Clarino (Stallion)
Loyola : Curt Dizon (Global)
Team Socceroo : Alu Kigbu  (loan from Stallion Fc)

Kabuscorp de Laguna

Kabuscorp de Laguna FC seem to have withdrawn from UFL . They have played some matches but forfeited three matches in UFL Division 2.

19 April 2015

18 April 2015

Stallion FC eases past 10-man Green Archers behind late Jordan Mintah strike

STALLION FC survived a resolute Green Archers United, 2-1, to move within striking distance of the lead in the United Football League on Saturday night at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.
The Stallions leaned a late goal from Jordan Mintah to break a deadlock and overcome an Archers side that played with just 10 men most of the match.
As a result, the Stallions moved two spots up to second with 21 points after nine outings, ahead of Kaya FC and Loyola Meralco by three points, although having played one match more than the two perennial contenders.
The Archers, on the back foot since Herve Ebanda picked up two yellow cards in a span of five minutes early in the first half, were stuck in sixth spot with 11 points.
Pouncing on the departure of the Cameroonian defender, Shirmar Felongco struck for the Stallions a minute before first-half injury time when the University of Santo Tomas star scored past Paolo Pascual.
The Archers, though, didn’t go down without a fight as Jovanie Simpron provided the spark off the bench with the equalizing goal in the 83rd minute.
That, however, only set the stage for Mintah’s heroics as the Ghanaian striker found the back of the net two minutes into stoppage time.
Manila Jeepney finally registered in the win column with a 3-1 victory over Socceroo earlier.
Jeepney notched a first win in nine matches to move two spots up to seventh spot with five points, while keeping Socceroo second to last with just four points to show. 

Read more at http://www.spin.ph/football/news/stallion-fc-jordan-mintah-shirmar-felongco-jovanie-simpron-green-archers-united-manila-jeepney-socceroo-ufl-football#RhyhDAiBiG750YMf.99

UFL Saturday, Global win against Ceres

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Man of the match : Arnel Amita (Manila Jeepney)

17 April 2015

SEAG team to miss Azkals mainstays?

By Olmin Leyba

MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Under-22 football team may miss the services of eligible Azkals mainstays like Amani Aguinaldo for its Southeast Asian Games campaign as the Philippine Football Federation has placed top priority on the senior national team's bid in the Fifa World Cup qualifying tourney, which runs in scheduling conflict with the peninsular meet.
The Singapore SEA Games’ football competition is slated May 29-June 11, a period in which the Azkals are in the heat of their buildup for the first two games in the World Cup qualifiers slated June 11 and 16.
Aguinaldo, along with Kenshiro Daniels, Mark Hartmann, Manny Ott, OJ Porteria and Daisuke Sato have been listed in the 30-man pool for the SEAG but should they be tapped for the WCQ, will be joining the Azkals instead.
“We’ll have to take it up with the two coaching staffs (U-22 team and Azkals). Of course, the priority is the senior national team. But it really would depend on who will be called up for the (Azkals) training and first matches in the World Cup Qualifiers,” PFF general-secretary Edwin Gastanes told the STAR.
“Those not be selected (for the Azkals campaign), in all likelihood, will be in the U-22 (SEAG team).There are many players for the U-22, they have been together for the AFC U-23 tournament, and previous to that, they had a training camp in Japan. They’ve been training silently and we’re arranging local and foreign camps and friendlies before the SEA Games,” said Gastanes.
The PFF exec said the Philippines is not alone in this situation.

"All the Asean countries face the same problem. In fact the Asean Football Federation has requested the AFC to reschedule the World Cup Qualifiers (in order to send the best teams to the SEA Games as well)," he said.
In Phl's initial list for the SEAG team are Luis Cesar Abadia, Ronnie Aguisanda, Nathanael Alquiros, Arnel Amita, Fotch Arboleda, Florencio Badelic, Mark Besana Jaime Cheng, Julian Mariano Clarino, Dominic del Rosario, Curt Dizon, Neil Dorimon, Daniel Gadia, Joshua Jake Grommen, John Kanayama, Nicholas O’Donnell, Paolo Salenga, Francisco Santos, Connor Tacagni, Richard Talaroc Jr., Kennedy Uzoka, Jinggoy Valmayor and Nathaniel Villanueva.
Phl U-22 Coaches Marlon Marlo and Jim Fraser will later trim the list to the Final 20 for the SEAG battle.
The U-22 booters, who are making a return to the SEAG after skipping the last edition, are bracketed with host Singapore, Indonesia, Myanmar and Cambodia in Group A of the SEAG.
“Many say the draw was kind to us. But all of the teams have been preparing also,” said Gastanes.


UFL All-Star match

Azkals mainstays add more bite to Philippine under-23 squad in SEA Games

SIX Azkals mainstays have been tapped to add more bite to the Philippine Under-23 standouts set to see action in the Southeast Asian Games in Singapore.
Amani Aguinaldo, Kenshiro Daniels, Mark Hartmann, Manny Ott, OJ Porteria, and Daisuke Sato are part of the 30-man pool composed of United Football League and collegiate stars who are vying for spots in the U-23 roster.
Young stars including Curt Dizon, Nick O’Donnell, who have previously suited up for the Azkals in friendlies and saw action in the AFC Under-23 Cup, are also in the pool that will be trimmed to 20 before the tournament.

The U23 Azkals are being coached by Australia’s Jim Fraser.
The Filipino booters are making a return to the biennial meet after failing to get the go-signal in the last edition of in Myanmar.
The last time the Philippines saw action, the squad failed to advance to the knockout stage after finishing at the bottom of its six-team group with just one win in five matches in the 2011 Indonesia Games.
The SEA Games is opening in June, but football matches will already be played late next month.
The 20-man lineup is the fifth largest player delegation the country will send after athletics (34), softball (34), basketball (24), volleyball (24) and rugby 7s (24).
The 30-man pool:
 Luis Cesar Abadia
Amani Manuel Aguinaldo
Ronnie Aguisanda
Nathaniel Andrew Alquiros
Arnel Amita
Fitch Johnson Daviz Arboleda
Florencio Badelic Jr.
Mark Anthony Besana
Jaime Vicenzo Cheng
Julian Mariano Clarino
Kenshiro Michael Daniels
Dominic Liam Del Rosario
Curt-Jordan Dizon
Neil Dorimon
Shirmar Felongco
Daniel Bernan Gadia
Joshua Jake Grommen
Mark Andrew Hartmann
John Christopher Kanayama
Nicholas Michael O’Donnell
Manuel Ott
Jose Elmer Porteria
Paolo Salenga
Francisco Jose Primo Santos
Daisuke Sato
Connor Reece Tacagni
Richard Talaroc Jr.
Kennedy Uzoka
Gerardo Valmayor III
Nathaniel Ace Villanueva

Read more at http://www.spin.ph/football/news/sea-games-football-under-23-azkals-amani-aguinaldo-kenshiro-daniels-mark-hartmann-manny-ott-oj-porteria-daisuke-sato#KU40FXIWhQSPijUV.99