22 July 2011

Fil-foreigners to try out for PH Malditas

THE Philippine Malditas women’s national football team is going the the Azkals’ way with the arrival of two Fil-foreign players from the United States and Germany.

Team manager and coach Ernie Nierras said yesterday that Fil-American Heather Cooke and Fil-German Cristina Keuter will join the tryouts for the national women’s team in the next few weeks.

The 22-year-old Cooke, whose father is a US naval officer and whose mother is a Filipina, is one of the best defensive players of the Arunderl Soccer Association Chesapeake Charge, which made it to the Division I quarterfinals of the Women’s Professional Soccer League in the US.

While attending college at the Loyola University in Maryland, she was a four-year women’s soccer letter winner, an All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference First Team honoree and a recipient of the Ernest Lagna and John R. Moller awards.

The 21-year-old Keuter, whose father is German and whose mother is a Filipina from Kabankalan, Negros Occidental, is a member of the SC Fortuna squad in Cologne.

“They are not yet shoo-ins to the team. But I will see them soon during the team inspections,” said Nierras, who is conducting regular tryouts and practices at the pitch of the University of Makati.

Nierras said the Malditas have been inactive for the last 18 months, but are set to see action in the Group Stage of the ASEAN Football Federation Women’s Championship slated Oct. 15 to 25 in Laos. Peter Atencio

Manila Standard Today

18 comments:

  1. Again? why do you have to use the word Fil-foreigners? no class at all. Just say Filipino based abroad. PERIOD.

    If people keep on saying this, from now on I will call myself. Ilong-Dav(ilongong davaeono). How about you guys, what are you guys called?hahaha

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  2. Heather Cooke is cute! ayus! hehehe.... go malditas

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  3. "Malditas".... Kagagohan talaga!! Kung ano ano nalang mga palang binibigay! Asong ulol sa men's national team, ngayon mga bitches for the women's team!!! Tapos sasabihin cool mga yan! What the fuck is this!?!?! BS that can only be found in the Philippines. Tangina talaga!!!!

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  4. Again, why do you have to be politically correct about it? Just say Fil-Foreigners...after all they aren't Philippine citizens.

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  5. another team to watch, go malditas, rock on. kick balls!!!!

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  6. tama mas maganda na malditas kesa naman the pokpoks mas masagwa diba?!!! puro ka reklamo, hay buhay. pilipino ka nga.

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  7. "Kesa naman pokpoks"

    "tama mas maganda na malditas kesa naman the pokpoks mas masagwa diba?!!!"

    Ngek! How typical! Napaka cheap at walang kwenta yung mga sagot na ganyan! "kesa naman sa ganito, kesa naman sa ganya..." Oo nga kesa naman sa pokpok, obvious yun. Pero it does not justify yung "malditas". Cguro naman pati kayo macocomprehend nyo yan!?!?

    "puro ka reklamo, hay buhay. pilipino ka nga."

    Tangina mo pala eh! Eh kaw, di ka nagrereklamo?!? At least ako nagrereklamo dahil may kagagohan katulad ng "malditas" at "asong ulol" para sa national team!! Kayo naman, reklamo lang para lang may reklamo at may magawa!!

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  8. support nlng the team win or lose.pwde ba?!

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  9. I agree, never understood why Malditas ... it only connotes negatives ... with Azkals (meaning stray dogs, not asong ulol) ... the logic was because no one supported them before. Siyempre naman, bakit mo igagawi sa pokpok para lang pansinin argumento mo? Kumbaga, ikaw ang nagsabi, ganun na lang ba kababa respeto mo sa mga babae sa Pilipinas? Nanay mo siguro ... wag na lang ... Anyway ... I support the Philippines Women's Football ... di ko lang matanggap na Malditas ang team monicker na dala nila. Pinays are NOT malditas, they are hard-workers, has undoubted loyalty, mapagmahal ... the nickname should reflect this, I guess. Salamat po at Lalaki ako saying this.

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  10. Sarcasm sa akin. Wala talagang alam sa buhay nakaisip ng moniker yan. Daming ogag sa pinas.

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  11. Air your grievances here. https://www.facebook.com/groups/179548238743834?ap=1 The official women's football facebook group.

    Thank you.

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  12. "with Azkals (meaning stray dogs, not asong ulol) ... the logic was because no one supported them before."

    Sobrang contradictory na ang "azkals" kung ang logic ay "nobody supported the team". Ngayon, kaliwa't kanan, may pumapansin at may suporta ang men's national team, kahit ang suporta hindi para sa footballing reasons!

    Anyway, sa "malditas", kung club team yan tapos malditas ang tawag sa kanila, baka pede pa, just maybe.... therefore baka pede maconsider na sarcasm. Pero tangina, national team yan!! Kagagohan yan!! Dami talagang gago at boplokz sa Pinas, pati football na dadamay!!

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  13. "conducting regular tryouts and practices at the pitch" - tama nga naman, madami kc players ng malditas kahit simple joggling lang hindi pa kaya magawa, , tsk2. . WNT pa naman sana, pakita nyo nman yung totoong FOOTBALL SKILLS. . madami kc players mas karapat dapat sa posisyon niyo ngayon

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  14. edi magtry out sila.. it's simple!!

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  15. gudluck sa cuzin ko,,uuwi lng ng pinas pra sa laro nya,,buti pa sya proud na proud sya maging pilipino khit hndi sya d2 lumaki,,..

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  16. gusto kong mag try-out for u-16,,

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