04 December 2011

Global eyes UFL Cup title slot vs Air Force

By Cedelf P. Tupas
Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines – Defending champion Global seeks to book a return trip to the finals of the United Football League Cup when it battles reigning league titlist Air Force Phoenix FC Monday night at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

The Loyola Meralco Sparks, who emerged as the top team after the elimination round, faces Kaya-Cignal in another equally explosive semifinal clash at 6 p.m.

The Global booters have picked up their game after barely surviving the knockout stage, but face their toughest test yet in the Airmen in the 8 p.m. clash.

The game is actually a rematch of last season’s Cup finals won by Global, 3-2.

Philippine Azkals striker Phil Younghusband looks to continue his fine goal-scoring form for Loyola after finding the back of the net twice in the 2-1 win over Stallions in the quarterfinals.

Younghusband, who scored the only goal in the Azkals’ 1-6 loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy Saturday night, will get support from older brother James, as well as Mark and Matthew Hartmann.

Anton del Rosario, Jason Sabio, Lexton Moy and Nate Burkey will carry the fight for the Kaya side, which pulled off a 3-0 win over Nomads in the last eight.

Yanti Barsales, Ian Araneta and Chieffy Caligdong—three of the finest homegrown players—will banner the Airmen’s bid against Global. The Airmen arranged a semifinal showdown with Global following a 3-1 win over Green Archers United.



  1. Go Air Force beat Global!

  2. "Yanti Barsales, Ian Araneta and Chieffy Caligdong—three of the finest homegrown players"

    Barsales? Barely done anything of note, especially at international level. Araneta? Perhaps better than Barsales but still... meh. lol! Caligdong, ya he's alright.

  3. updates from UFL Cup semifinals ?

  4. Loyola XI : vorbeck, versario, ozaeta, dorlas, hartmann mark&matty, YH phil&james, cortina, morallo

  5. Live AKTV.

    livestream :


  6. They scored 4 straight goals from 3-1 down to make it 5-3. Phil with another hattrick! Kaya got one back in the last minute of injury time.

  7. Air Force 2-0 Global . Goals BARSALES and Soriano

    Air Force vs Loyola in final

    Sat 10

    Kays vs Global at 2 pm (third place match)
    Loyola vs Air force at 4 pm

    Free entrance at Rizal Memorial

  8. Go Air Force! Mabuhay ang Kawal Pilipino!