21 May 2019

PFL 2019 - Start May 25

Stallion Laguna matches :

First 6 games will be the following: Match 1: May 25 venue (TBA) vs Ceres Match 2: May 29 @ Biñan vs Kaya Match 3: June 1 venue (TBA) vs Airforce Match 4: June 15 @ Biñan vs Mendiola Match 5: June 19 venue (TBA) vs GAU Match 6: June 29 @ Biñan vs Global

19 May 2019

AFF U15 Girls Semifinal - Philippines 1-3 Laos



Official livestream :


1-3 FT

Alferez scored for Philippines.

17 May 2019

Gayoso leads Ateneo back to UAAP men’s football throne

MANILA, Philippines – Jarvey Gayoso produced some late magic to force extra time as Ateneo scored a thrilling 2-1 win over fierce rival La Salle to reclaim the crown in the UAAP Season 81 men's football tournament Thursday, May 16, at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.
The Green Archers had looked to end a 21-year title drought after rookie Mohammad Almohjili opened the account in the 78th minute.
But Gayoso, who bagged the season MVP on top of winning his fourth straight Best Striker award, scored in what could be one of the best games of his young, decorated career.
From a Luke Alleje assist, Gayoso netted the wonderful goal – his 12th this season – early in stoppage time for the Blue Eagles to level at 1-1, sending the match to extra 30 minutes.
Skipper Julian Roxas, one of 3 graduating Ateneo players, then hit a 100th minute header off an Alleje cross to give Ateneo a 2-1 lead that it protected until the final whistle.
The Blue Eagles won their second crown in 3 years and eighth overall.
Ateneo now also leads its finals head-to-head tally versus La Salle, 3-2, with the Katipunan side taking the last two meetings.
AJ Arcilla, who produced key saves for the Eagles in extra time, was named Best Goalkeeper, while the Rookie of the Year honors went to Shanden Vergara of the Archers.
La Salle's Yoshi Koizumi and Jed Diamante bagged the Best Defender and Best Midfielder awards, respectively, while University of Santo Tomas won the Fair Play award.

Aside from Roxas, Rupert Baña and Jeremiah Rocha ended their UAAP careers as champions. – Rappler.com
FLYING HIGH. Ateneo football star Jarvey Gayoso caps another stellar season with a UAAP championship and the MVP plum. Photo release

UAAP: La Salle bags 11th women's football crown

MANILA, Philippines – La Salle topped Far Eastern University, 2-0, in the UAAP women's football final to capture a record 11th championship on Thursday, May 16, at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.
After a goalless first half, the Lady Booters went on attack mode as Rocelle Mendaño opened the scoring with a 54th minute header while rookie Shai Del Campo netted her 10th goal of the season with a 79th minute strike that iced the win and the three-peat.
Sara Castañeda, La Salle's heart and soul, was named the season MVP.
"I'm very happy and very thankful that I got the chance to play for this team," said Castañeda, who also won Best Midfielder. "I don't think we thought of the championship so much. More of us, we try to play our best in every game."
Del Campo won the Rookie of the Year and Best Striker honors, while her teammate Tashka Lacson bagged the Best Goalkeeper award.
Hannah Pachejo of the Lady Tamaraws took the Best Defender plum, while the Lady Booters claimed the Fair Play award.

University of Santo Tomas, last season's losing finalist, finished 3rd place. – Rappler.com

CHAMPS AGAIN. La Salle returns to the top after shutting out FEU in the final. Photo release

16 May 2019

PFL reboot kicks off May 25


The Philippines Football League (PFL) will finally kick off on May 25 with seven clubs in the fold, following the Philippine Football Federation’s (PFF) decision to grant Mendiola FC and Philippine Air Force club licenses that will allow both squads to vie in the competition.
PFF general secretary Ed Gastanes said Mendiola and Air Force were granted provisional licenses by the federation just like Green Archers United, which joins pioneer clubs Ceres Negros, Kaya-Iloilo, Global and Stallion Laguna this season.

The PFF had to salvage the competition after the PPL defied the federation’s directive by allowing Mendiola and Air Force to play despite the absence of a club license.
The PPL only had five clubs, which was later reduced to four when Ceres decided to also withdraw from the competition.
Gastanes said the PFF will use the PFL to determine which clubs to nominate for AFC competitions next year.


Philippines To Face China PR This June 2019

 The Philippine Football Federation has accepted the invitation of Chinese Football Association for an International Friendly between the Philippine Men’s “A” National Team and the China PR Men’s “ A” National Team on 7 June 2019 in Guangzhou, China PR.
The friendly match will be held during the FIFA International Match Window and will be the Philippines’ first official match following their maiden run in the AFC Asian Cup last January 2019.
This will be the 24th overall meeting between the two countries since 1913. Their last match was during the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 group stages. China PR won that match, 3-0.
Following the friendly, the Philippines “A” team will have a practice match against a local club on 9 June 2019 in Guangdong Province, China PR.
The matches will serve as part of the team’s preparation for the much anticipated Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2 – FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 / AFC Asian Cup 2023 which begins in September 2019.

15 May 2019

UAAP Final - May 16 - ADMU vs DLSU



Ceres-Negros FC fell to 0-1 defeat at home against Becamex Binh Duong last May 15 at the Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City. Wander Luiz scored and unlikely goal late in the match to seal their qualification to the knockout rounds.
It was the visitors who had the earliest chance to go ahead after was penalty was awarded to Becamex by the referee. Ahn Duhc stepped in for the visitors but he missed his attempt shooting a yard wide of the most.
Victor Mansaray had the first chance on goal from a distance but Roland Muller easily collected the shot. OJ Porteria had his own shot into the bottom corner but Tan Truong did well for the save.
Both teams were playing tight as chances were a few and far between in the remainder of the first half. A chance from Luiz from outside the box midway didnt bother Muller while a shot from Miguel Tanton went over the bar.
Porteria had a clean chance from distance in the 41st but the shot was off target. The half finished with both teams still scoreless.
It was the visitors who showed the most urgency in the second half as a well timed run allowed Luiz for a volley but his strike was well over the bar. The Brazilian found the back of the net in the 50th after a breakaway header but the assistant referee found the striker offside.
Ceres-Negros found the back of the net five minutes later when Carlie De Murga volleyed the ball off a rebound in a corner but the other assistant referee ruled the play offside even when a defender was behind the Ceres veteran.
Needing a win to make it in the semis, the Vietnam club pushed the tempo in the final thirty with To Van Vu and Max putting the Ceres keeper at work.
The home squad had a good chance off a volley from Bienvenido Maranon but the Vietnamese keeper did very well to prevent the goal. OJ Porteria redirected a Stephan Schrock delivery but it didn’t bother Tan Truong.
t was two minutes from time when the visitors went ahead after Luiz dispossessed substitute Joshua Dutosme before releasing a floating ball that was too far ahead for Roland Muller.
The busmen tried to get a goal back but it wasnt enough as Becamex went away with the win and joined Ceres-Negros in the ASEAN semifinals.
The result meant that Becamex Binh Duong will face PSM Makassar in the other semifinal while Ceres will tussle with former rivals in Hanoi FC. The first leg of the semifinal will be held in Bacolod on June 18 while the return leg in Hanoi is set on June 25.