06 June 2011

Fil-Dutch pro booter tries out for Azkals

FILIPINO-Dutch Paul Mulders, a 30-year old football pro, planed in recently to try out for the Philippine National Azkals.

But national coach Michael Weiss said Mulers came in too late and will not be picked when he announces the final composition of the team seeing action against Sri Lanka in their two-game home-and-away series on June 29 and July 3 for the he World Cup qualifying matches.

“There will be no more new players for the team. He (Mulders) will not play for Sri Lanka, but later on,” said Weiss last Friday during the Azkals’ workouts at the pitch of the Rizal Memorial football stadium in Vito Cruz.

The 5’9” Amsterdam-based Mulder has been playing professional soccer for the last 10 years and is currently under contract with Ado Den Haag.

Mulder, whose father is Dutch and mother is from Isabela in the Philippines, is an attacking midfielder.

Weiss said the Azkals will have a complete team when they leave for a two-week training in Durren, Germany starting on June 12.

Weiss will choose from seven aspirants, namely former national player and Fil-Australian Leigh Gunn, Fil-Iranian Misagh Bahadoran, Fil-Americans James Rochiletes, OJ Porteria, Neil Ignacio and Nathan Burkey and London-based Alvin Sarmiento.

Meanwhile, organizers said tickets for the Philippines’ 2014 World Cup qualifying match against Sri Lanka on 3 July 2011 in Manila are almost sold out.

The game, which serves as the second leg of the first round World Cup qualifiers will be played at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

Around 28,000 seats of tickets worth P200 to P3,000 have been put on sale last week. But Philippine Football Federation officials said they were surprised upon learning that most of the tickets were gone within two hours.

Peter Atencio
Manila Standard Today

15 comments:

  1. "Philippine National Azkals"??

    What's that supposed to be?!? LOL!

    "Fil-Americans James Rochiletes..."

    Rochiletes?!? LOL!!! Idiot journalists everywhere! WTF!

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  2. Este...sige na nga...I missed the joke...what's the Fil-American's name ba?

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  3. Ako na lang mag proof read kaya? Mulers? Mulders

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  4. It is James Rochlitz. Paul Mulders received his passport yesterday and has been included on the 23 man roster that will join training camp in Germany.

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  5. I could not find the name of Paul Mulders in the Ado Den Haag first team line up:

    http://www.adodenhaag.nl/adodenhaag/nl/html/algemeen/teams/adodenhaag/adodenhaag.pshe

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  6. Paul Mulders will join Ado Den Haag next season. He just signed with them.

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  7. Do you have the list of players for the men's under-16 training pool that will play in Laos this coming July?

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  8. peter atencio, shame on u. mulders plays for AGOVV (Jupiler league only), not ago den haag (eredivisie).

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  9. keen observer, shame on you. Mulders WAS with AGOVV, he then signed for ADO on a free transfer. His signing will be official when the transfer window opens on July 1!

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  10. http://cebufa.org/forum/index.php?topic=200.msg6209#msg6209

    BTW: Videos and pictures of Azkal arrival will be shown exclusive in this PFSA Azkal Forum... please also inform others... and tell them winning a nice prize by tickets opinion voting:
    http://cebufa.org/forum/index.php?topic=443.msg6194#msg6194

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  11. keen observer, shame on you. Mulders WAS with AGOVV, he then signed for ADO on a free transfer. His signing will be official when the transfer window opens on July 1!
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    "The 5’9” Amsterdam-based Mulder has been playing professional soccer for the last 10 years and is currently under contract with Ado Den Haag."

    as of that writing, he's not officially playing for ado, right? maybe keen observer got the article wrong? or maybe peter atencio missed an essential detail. the content is good but proofreading is poor. Mulders is mulder is mulers?! enough of killing names! just my 2 cents.

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  12. This isn't the first time the Manila Standard Today has fucked up with names or any other details. It's just piss poor journalism all around on a regular basis... at least when it comes to football news.

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  13. God damn. even the filipino HALFERS aren't world class. Gio Van Bronckhorst/Indonesia anyone?

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  14. Alexander Koniev20 June 2011 at 11:35

    Fil-Nigerian-Austrian international Alaba is no van Bronckhorst but he has had 10 caps with Austria and was in the Bayern lineup.

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