Super Cup's knockout format spices up final stretch of year for UFL teams
By Karlo Sacamos
EAGER to end the season with a bang, the United Football League will hold the maiden UFL Super Cup after the ongoing League competition in June.
The expected thrilling knockout tournament features the league’s cream of the crop, the top six teams, which will be given a last shot at the silverware after the season-opening Cup and the League.
The UFL announced the development on Monday.
Unlike the Cup format, the Super Cup follows a two-legged competition, with the score in the first game carried over to the second, with the winner determined via aggregate.
As incentive, the eventual league champion and runner up will have a bye in the first round, with the next four teams facing off.
The league’s third-ranked team will then take on the sixth-ranked squad with the winner meeting the league champion, while the survivor of the matchup between the fourth-ranked club and the fifth-ranked team will face the league runner-up.
As it stands, league-leading Global FC, Loyola Meralco, Kaya FC, Stallion FC, Pachanga, and Green Archers United have the inside track at spots in the season-ending competition.
Seventh-running Philippine Army is six points behind the Archers, but with six games left to play.