02 February 2015

2014-15 UFL Season Continues with Return of Highly Anticipated League

The highest level of Philippine club football returns on February 7 with the start of the UFL’s League competition. Regarded as the most difficult and grueling tournament to win in the UFL season, Filipino football fans have been eagerly anticipating how their favorite clubs will kickoff their campaigns after the three-month layoff following the FA League Cup.
To add even more stature to the six-month long League, the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) has officially confirmed that the tournament champions will effectively qualify for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup group stages – an honor earned by Global after clinching last season’s League title in emphatic fashion.
Although Global carry the prestige of being defending champions, and the first ever Filipino club to participate in the AFC Cup group stages, the Leigh Manson-coached side has had to endure some heartbreaks in their last two competitions. Most recently, they fell short against Loyola Meralco Sparks in the final of the PFF National Club Championship, compounding their woes after a disappointing defeat to Ceres-La Salle in the final of the FA League Cup last November. But with the Suzuki Cup and the PFF Nationals now out of the way, the titleholders have the opportunity to focus all their attentions on defending their crown.
Global begin their League campaign against Green Archers United in the final match on opening day. Newly promoted sides Ceres-La Salle and Manila Jeepney clash to start proceedings, with Kaya seeing action against Philippine Army shortly after, in what is an action-packed triple-header to kickoff the competition.
Much like the FA League Cup, which effectively got the ball rolling for the 2014-15 season, the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium will be the venue for most of the League’s matches, which take place primarily on Saturdays, Sundays, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
10 clubs make up the First Division of the League, with each side looking to amass as many points as possible in a double round format. Every win amounts to three points for the triumphant team, with every draw splitting a point between both sides. A champion can only be crowned once the League leader’s points total is mathematically beyond what any other club can reach in the division. With such a format, the competition crowns the club that best handles the rigors of an entire 6-month long campaign, rather than the team running hot during a shorter knockout competition. The team that finishes at the bottom of the First Division gets relegated to the Second Division, while the second tier’s champion moves up to the big leagues.
Saturday, February 7 Matches: Rizal Memorial Football Stadium
2:15pm – Ceres – La Salle FC v Manila Jeepney FC
5:15pm – Kaya FC v Phil. Army FC
8:15pm – Global FC v Green Archers United FC
UFL website


  1. organizers and all of the people that involved in this sport should unite create a community of football, and make this league more intense. dont also forget promising filipino talents. please help this sport to grow. im sick and tired of watching one sport only every night because im an average pinoy, plus one sport only dominated every sport show in the country, from sport show on tv and in every magazine available in every news stands.it seems that they dont know other sports, i noticed also the hype of every midget "wannabe" trying to get the limelight of their so called NB- future player.trying to get a slot their. they insist that guy had a filipino roots and trumpeted from the high heavens like theirs no tomorrow with their paid barkers in media,whereas. some fil-nigerian, and fil-am,nick rimando,areola. doesn't received an equal reception even they had a filipino blood. simple to say, its a pure business and bias. double face companies lurking only,wait and see. but for ufl, please make this league more lively,for the people. use the creativity... please show to us that ufl league EXIST.(still no tv coverage). this is 21st century.

    1. I dont hate basketball, but Filipinos are not just good enough in it. I think we need more variety of sports to watch.

  2. ufl. lets be realistic, without proper tv coverage. football culture in the philippines cant progress. regression.

  3. We want TV coverage!!!

  4. intense? make football as a source of gambling,filipinos are not fond of the science of the game, example:bball,instead.they only after is the result "ending" numbers game.

  5. Corny ng pangalan UFL, sana ginawa na lang na "Liga Filipinas o kaya P-league. Kahit ano basta may sariling Identity

  6. UFL on Aksyon tv. Delayed...