30 April 2015

UFL Cup schedule Saturday and Sunday

UFL Cup

Saturday

1.45 pm  Army vs Bright Star

4 pm Ceres vs Pasargad

6.15 pm Team Socceroo vs Fleet Marine

8.30 pm Kaya  vs Agila

Sunday

1.45 pm JP Voltes vs UST

4 pm Stallion vs Mendiola

6.15 pm Laos vs Nomads

8.30 pm Global vs Forza

All matches at Rizal Memorial Stadium




South China too much for Global FC, dents UFL side's chances of advancing in Asian tourney

GLOBAL FC failed to build on a promising start as it bowed to South China, 3-0, in the opponent’s turf at the Mongkok Stadium in Hong Kong, leaving a huge dent in its Asian Football Confederation Cup campaign.
The reigning United Football League championships held the hosts scoreless for most of the first half, only to concede one late and two more after intermission to suffer the costly setback.
Global thus stayed in third spot with four points, behind second-running Pahang by three points.
But the Philippine representative can still advance to the knockout stage if it prevails against the Malaysian side in the last Group G match on May 13, owing to the head-to-head rule. The teams battled to a scoreless draw in Malaysia last March.
Coming off a historic 4-1 win over Yadanarbon of Myanmar two weeks ago at the Philippine Stadium, Global was eager to duplicate the feat and pull off an upset against group pacesetting South China.
But the UFL giants gave up a goal five minutes before first-half injury time when Cheng Lai Hin scored just seconds after coming in.
Bojan Malisic doubled the lead in the 55th minute, before Daniel Mcbreen added insult to injury by sneaking in the third goal two minutes into stoppage time.
Still, the result was an improvement for Global, which lost to South China, 6-1, at home in the opening match.

Read more at http://www.spin.ph/football/news/global-fc-asian-football-confederation-cup-football-hongkong#ueLFdTFg1YLIwgmA.99

29 April 2015

AFC Cup : South China (Hong Kong ) 3-0 Global Fc

AFC Cup

South China vs Global Fc


GLOBAL XI 1 Deyto 5 Martinez 7 Gonzalez 8 Villanueva 9 Bahadoran 11 Sato 12 Aguinaldo 23 M.A. Hartmann 32 Yanagawa 39 Bugas 63 Barbaso

GLOBAL SUBS: 22 Badelic 19 Salenga 25 Talaroc 27 Jonsson 29 Kanayama


40 mins 1-0 South China
1-0 HT
54 mins 2-0 South China
90 mins 3-0 South China
3-0 FT

28 April 2015

Global seeks upset over crack HK side Wednesday night

By Cedelf P. Tupas

HONG KONG—Riding high on a three-match winning streak in all competitions, United Football League champion Global seeks a king-size upset against Hong Kong powerhouse South China Wednesday night in their AFC Cup Group G clash here.
Running third with four points from four matches, the Filipino side is hard-pressed to pick up points in the 8 p.m. showdown at Mongkok Stadium.
Level on points but behind on goal difference to Malaysia’s Pahang, coach Leigh Manson’s charges can put themselves in a good position to qualify for the next round if they get at least a draw against a team that beat them, 6-1, two months ago at Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila.
“I think we need to take something out of this game with one or three points to make the final group game [against Pahang] a winner-take-all game,” said Manson.
South China had clinched a knockout stage spot after winning all its four games so far.
Global stunned Ceres, 2-0, in the United Football League, before nailing a historic 4-1 win over Burma’s (Myanmar) Yadanarbon two weeks ago at Philippine Stadium.


Read more: http://sports.inquirer.net/179546/global-seeks-upset-over-crack-hk-side-wednesday-night#ixzz3YdvhrgMG

UFL Cup on Saturday

UFL Cup has been postponed but will start on Saturday .

Full match schedule is not yet available , but Kaya playing Agila at 8.30 pm .

Stallion playing Mendiola at 4 pm on Sunday

Global playing Forza at 8.30 pm on Sunday.

27 April 2015

2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers - AFC

2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers - AFC


11. June Philippines - Bahrain . Philippine Sports Stadium, Bulacan, 8 pm

16. June Yemen - Philippines , Qatar Sports Club, Doha, 7 pm

8. September Philippines - Uzbekistan , Philippine Sports Stadium, Bulacan , 8 pm

8. October DPR Korea - Philippines , Kim Il Jung Stadium , Pyongyang 4.30 pm

13. October Bahrain - Philippines , Bahrain NAtional Stadium , Manama , 6 pm

12. Novermber Philippines - Yemen , Philippine Sports Stadium , 8 pm


2016

24. March Uzbekistan - Philippines , Bunyodkor Stadium , Tashkent , 6 pm

29. March Philippines- DPR Korea , Philippine Sports Stadium , 8 pm


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RHB SINGAPORE CUP 2015 PRELIMINARY ROUND FIXTURES CONFIRMED

SINGAPORE, 27 APRIL 2015:  The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) is pleased to confirm the details of the RHB Singapore Cup 2015 preliminary matches. S.League clubs Albirex Niigata FC (S), Hougang United FC and Geylang International FC will take on foreign clubs Svay Rieng FC, Global FC and Lao Police FC respectively in this round.
 The three matches will be played on 22, 23 and 26 May 2015. The final of the prestigious tournament is scheduled to be played on Friday 27 November 2015



OFFICIAL: Brad Grayson Wraps Up Sparks’ Transfer Activity

The Loyola Meralco Sparks ends its busy UFL transfer window with the signing of Englishman Brad Grayson, adding firepower to the club’s forward line. The young striker started his career with Doncaster Rovers in the second tier of English football, before enjoying stints in Sweden and Australia, where he managed fantastic goal scoring returns.
“Brad Grayson is a player in a position that we have been looking to add some depth to. With the loss of Fred (Gonzales) and Cham the burden has been on Phil (Younghusband) and Graham (Caygill)to score all the goals.  We have always preached the need for competition and with the addition of Napo (Bustillo) and Brad, it solidifies our attack with several options,” team manager Armand Del Rosario said.
Grayson was the top goal scorer in the youth team during his two seasons with Doncaster Rovers. He bagged 24 goals in 22 appearances with Swedish side Ange IF in the 2012-13 season, before turning in eight goals in 14 games for South Australian Premier League side Cumberland FC. In his last stint in England with non league side Stocksbridge, the young forward scored 14 goals despite the team’s struggling form. With his move to Loyola, the management hopes the Englishman’s scoring prowess can turn the tide in what has been an extremely tight title race.
“Brad is a player that came highly recommended by Adam Mitter. They played together in the past. After looking into his film and seeing his CV, coach Simon and I were able to make a decision that this is the guy we wanted to bring in. He’s a talented young striker with a track record of scoring and assisting goals no matter what level he has played at. We have high hopes for him. And as you can see, we are tied for 3rd place but by default, go to 5th because of the goal differential. No doubt this league title will come down to the wire and if we want a shot at this we need to be scoring goals,” said Del Rosario.
“The hope is to solidify what we feel is an already solid defensive line, while strengthening our team going forward – scoring more goals. With this added depth and talent we should have a very strong and competitive lineup to complete the UFL League and UFL Cup.”
Grayson is the club’s sixth and final signing in the midseason transfer window, following Curt Dizon, Napo Bustillo, Jake Morallo, Saba Garmaroudi, and Alvin Sarmiento
“I’m really looking forward to seeing these guys come together on the pitch.”

Loyola Meralco Sparks Fc website

UFL : Ceres Fc sign Korean player from Pachanga Diliman Fc

UFL : 

Ceres Fc has signed Korean Lee Jeong Won from Pachanga Diliman Fc


Alvin Sarmiento Signs for the Sparks

London-based Alvin Sarmiento is the fifth player to sign for the Loyola Meralco Sparks in the recently closed transfer window. The young talent has been consistently training with the Sparks lately, and his performances in the sessions has convinced head coach Simon McMenemy to give the player a contract with the team.
“This sticks to our plan to get young Filipino Players to develop alongside our strong leadership and talent. He’s been working hard in training and it goes to show how hard work and dedication will win you a contract. He has caught Coach Simon’s eye and that’s always a good thing for a player. Coach has said he can use Alvin as cover at either wing back position and being young, he still has time to adapt, as he came to us as more of an offensive player. The potential is there, he is being given the opportunity now. It’s on him to make the most of it. I feel we have a good young core of players and he fits right into that mold,” said team manager Armand Del Rosario.
Sarmiento joins Curt Dizon, Jorrel Aristorenas and Charlie Beaton as the contingent of young Filipino Sparks with English roots. Already close off the pitch, their camaraderie ensures the settling in period will be swift for the new additions. And with an opportunity to train alongside the nation’s finest footballing stars, Del Rosario is convinced the youngsters have the perfect environment to maximize their potential.
“If these kids can develop for a year or two behind our veteran players and team leaders, they will get their opportunity to shine. Look at Charlie and Jorrel, these guys have gotten chances here and there and they have shown that they can play at this level. They have started games for us and we see them as a big part of our future. Alvin fits right into this mold alongside Josh [Grommen] and Curt as well. This is the time they put in that extra work off the pitch to get them to that next level!”

Kaya signs new players

Kaya Futbol Club is delighted to announce that we have signed Kittitian striker Tishan Hanley, Ivorian defender Delon Patrick Yao, and English defender Benjamin Bowra. We would also like to congratulate Kaya youngster Paeng Siggaoat, who has been signed to our first-team squad.
Tishan Hanley, from Saint Kitts and Nevis, has played for various American soccer teams in his career, with the Harrisburg City Islanders being his first and the Richmond Kickers as his last before joining Kaya. He played for Saint Kitts and Nevis’s U-17 team at the 2007 CONCACAF U-17 tournament and currently plays for the senior team, where he made his debut in 2008. He was recently called up to participate in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers (CONCACAF first round) against Turks and Caicos and scored in the first leg. They will be facing El Salvador in the second round of CONCACAF’s World Cup qualification process after defeating Turks and Caicos, 12–4, on aggregate.
Paeng Siggaoat, a center midfielder, is another graduate of Kaya FC Academy who has risen through the ranks to become part of the first-team squad. He played in the 2014 Charity Cup alongside other young Kaya players such as Rocky Plaza, Nino Herrera, and Nicholas Cruz, who have been part of the first team. We are always pleased to sign promising young Kaya players because it showcases the quality and potential of our academy, where aspiring footballers can harness their talents and pursue a career in football. We are committed to developing young players and giving them a chance to succeed in football.
Delon Patrick Yao, from Ivory Coast, was a long-standing defender of Global FC, joining them in 2012. He has a proven track record of success, and we believe he can help the team reach its goals. He also had a brief stint at Laos FC prior to joining Kaya.
Lastly, Ben Bowra, from England, briefly played as a defender for Stallion. He has played for clubs like Crawley Town, Worthing, Horsham YMCA, and Corinthian-Casuals.
We are thrilled to have them all on the team, and we look forward to seeing them in action in the UFL and 2015 UFL Cup, which will kick off this weekend.

Jason De Jong Returns to Global

Global FC is proud to announce that midfielder Jason De Jong has rejoined the People's Club.
The midfielder had a memorable stint for Global when he joined midway through the 2013 season. De Jong was part of the squad that played in the AFC President's Cup and the RHB Singapore Cup that year.
2014 saw De Jong reach greater heights. Named captain by Leigh Manson, he led the squad to a record breaking league title victory scoring five goals that season. De Jong also won the FA Charity Cup last year to snatch a rare double.
De Jong also shined for the national team. The midfielder made the central midfield position his own as the Philippines finished as runners up in the AFC Challenge Cup last year.
With his return to Global, the club has finally reignited their championship form in all competitions.
Also joining De Jong for Global are defenders Ian Clarino and Jahanbakhsh Taher. Clarino has played for the University of the Philippines in the UAAP and is the brother of another new signing in OJ Clarino.
Taher joined Global from Manila Jeepney. The Iranian defender also played for Pasargad last year. Norio Suzuki and Matthew Hartmann were also signed during the transfer window.
De Jong will once again wear the number 6 jersey for Global. Ian Clarino and Taher's jersey numbers will be announced in a future date.


26 April 2015

Robert Mendy shines as World Team turns back Azkals-loaded PH selection in UFL All-Star game

THE foreigners were better — but just barely — than the Filipinos on this night.
The Rest of the World team survived a late scare from the Philippine squad to hack out a 5-4 victory in the United Football League All-Star match on Saturday at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.
Senegalese striker Robert Mendy of Green Archers United registered a hat-trick in the second half that gave his team enough cushion to negate a late rally.
Nate Burkey and Anton del Rosario conspired with two late goals in a span of four minutes to lead the Azkals-loaded Filipinos’ comeback that just fell short in the charity exhibition that marked the end of the first round of Division 1 competition.
The foreigners established a 5-2 cushion after two quick goals from Mendy starting in the 82nd minute, before the Filipinos retaliated with two of two of their own in the 86th and 90th minutes to set the stage for the thrilling finish.
The Filipinos actually took the early lead, 1-0, after a Misagh Bahadoran converted an OJ Porteria cross seven minutes into the match, before foreign
Negros Occidental, behind a hat-trick from Jinggoy Valmayor, earned bragging rights over fierce rival Iloilo with a 5-3 victory in the Western Visayas Classic earlier.

Read more at http://www.spin.ph/football/news/ufl-all-star-game-rest-of-the-world-robert-mendy-philippines-azkals-negros-occidental-iloilo-western-visayas-classic-football#pCATKsIZc0M0ztxl.99

Official: Jake Morallo Returns, Saba Garmaroudi Signs

The United Football League transfer window slams shut at midnight April 26, officially closing the period when clubs can add players to their roster. The Loyola Meralco Sparks have already signed Curt Dizon and Napo Busillo so far, and the club has officially added winger Jake Morallo and goalkeeper Saba Garmaroudi to the lineup as well. The duo are First Division veterans that add more depth to the Sparks.
Sadeghi transfers from 2nd Division club Laos. Prior to his stint with the current second tier leaders, the Iranian shot stopper was Kaya’s first choice keeper. His performances in goal earned him the best goalkeeper award in the 2012 UFL season. Freshly finished with his Dentistry studies, Saba is ready for his return to 1st Division play, providing instant competition for current Sparks number one, Tomas Trigo.
“We all know Saba as a former 1st division keeper. He has the quality to start and can challenge immediately for a starting position if he works hard and gains the trust of coach (Simon McMenemy). This is a way for Saba to get regular first division training and coaching under coach Dang (Pedro Cecilio) and I feel this will strengthen the club for the remainder of the year. Our goal is to win Championships and to do that we need competition throughout the pitch. This will be good for both him and Tommy Trigo. With his dentistry course done he can now focus full time on football,” said team manager Armand Del Rosario.
Rejoining the club is Jake Morallo, fresh from his year-long loan at Manila Jeepney. The winger scored against the Sparks in their first round meeting in the UFL League, evidence that the tricky veteran is back to his confident best. Del Rosario was understandably pleased that the player is back with the club.
“It’s nice to have such a talented player come back to the team. This young winger has all the talent in the world. For whatever reason his growth was stunted in his stint with Meralco but this past year away from the club we have seen his confidence come back and he’s been scoring goals and playing well for Manila Jeepney. Coupled with his positive attitude, I really feel that under Coach Simon, Jake will have a positive influence on the team and will be ready to compete for a role in the team. He adds for us good depth and strength on the wing. I truly feel with the right team and the proper coaching, Jake can get to the National team in the future.”

Global Sign Norio Suzuki

In a bid to challenge in all fronts, Global FC has bolstered the squad once again with the signing of Japanese forward Norio Suzuki.
Suzuki played for four J. League Division 1 sides in F.C. Tokyo, Vissel Kobe, Omiya Ardija and Vegalta Sendai. He was also part of the Japan Under-20 squad that played in the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championships.
The winger will be the second player to have played in Japan's top flight after Masaki Yanagawa arrived for the People's Club last January.
Suzuki is set to be a vital part of Leigh Manson's squad as the side is also preparing for the UFL Cup, the second round of the league and the RHB Singapore Cup.
The winger will wear number 15 when he makes his first appearance for the People's Club.

Global Fc website

25 April 2015

Butuan : 5 th Balangay Football Festival , May 16 and 17

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Fil-Am, Fil-Canadian to boost AFF bid

By Olmin Leyba
MANILA, Philippines - High-scoring Fil-Am Joana Houplin and Fil-Canadian Jesse Shugg banner the team that will carry the fight for the Philippines in the Asean Football Federation (AFF) Women’s Championship on May 1-10 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Houplin of US W-League club Seattle Sounders, the top scorer 2013 AFF Women’s Championship with seven goals, and Shugg, a Miami U alumna who came through with a brace in the Phl’s 6-0 rout of Iran in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup qualifiers two years ago, link up with fellow Fil-foreigners and standouts for this campaign.
Pleasanton’s Raylene Larot and University of North Florida’s Hanna Parado are also suiting up for the 25-member squad formed by coach Buda Bautista.
They join forces with  Green Archers United’s Natasha Alquiros and Haya Ibarra, Sikat’s Aisa Mondero, UP’s Mary Rose Obra, Marie Navea-Huff, and Nicole Adlawan, DLSU’s Inna Palacios, Irish Navaja, and Kyla Inquig, FEU’s Sharmine Siaotong, Jean Kadil, Mea Bernal, Alesa Doliho and Analou Amita, UST’s Marice Magdolot, Marianne Narciso, Jennizel Cabalan, and Pearl Aguilar, AdMU’s Nona Amoncio, DLSZ’s Sara Castañeda, and Rachelle Labajo.
The Pinay booters will have their hands full as they go up against host Vietnam, Myanmar and Malaysia in Group B of the tourney that serves as the region’s showpiece in the absence of women’s football in the Southeast Asian Games.        
philstar

24 April 2015

Western Visayas Classic. NOFA 5-3 Iloilo




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In Manila: All set forVisayas Classic

By Jerome S. Galunan Jr.

Excitement is in the air among football fanatics in Western Visayas as the much awaited Western Visayas Classic: Iloilo-Negros Occidental All-Star Football Matchofficially kicks off at 5 p.m. tomorrow at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.
For decades, the two provinces have been the source of top football talents in the Philippines – from agegroups to the national squad.
This friendly match, to be played before the game between the United Football League (UFL)-Philippines Selection versus the UFL-Rest of the World, aims to pay tribute to the great contributionsof these two provinces featuring the great talents of today’s Negrense and Ilonggo players.
Suiting up forMarjoAllado’sIloiloside include Stallion FC’s Ruben Doctora(team captain),Nathaniel Boblo, Bervic Italia andShermarFelongco; Philippine Army FC’s RoelGener, NestorioMargarse, Ricardo Becite III and John Cain; Kaya FC’s JovenBedic and Mark Evans Sorongon; Philippine Air Force FC’s Ian Araneta and Jesus Joaquin Melliza; JovanieSimpron of Green Archers United FC;Ronald Balisla-ong, formerly fromPachanga FC; Ceres-La Salle FC’s assistant coach Jason Cordova;WilsonMuñoz;Fidel Kueof JP Voltes FC; and FEU Tamaraws’ Noli John Chavez.
On the other hand, the Negros Occidentalsquad will be captained by Ceres FC’s veteran keeper Eduard Sacapaño, alongside his teammates J Baguiro, Jayson Panhay, Arnie PasinaboJr,Jalsor Soriano, CameloTacusalme and LemuelUnabia;Green Archers’Robert Cañedo, FlorianoPasilanJr,Arvin Gaspe and JimuelAriola; Team Socceroo’s Feb Baya,Gerardo Valmayor III and Benito RosaliaJr;Wilson dela Cruz of Philippine Army FC; Joshua Beloya and Janrick Soriano of Kaya FC;and Gerald Mark Layumas.
Missing this prestigious face-off is multi-awarded midfielder and Barotac, Iloilo-hailed ChieffyCaligdong who currently goes around the country for some coaching schedules with“TM Football parasa Bayan and Pru Life UK Football of Better Life.”
The Western VisayasClassicisbacked by Iloilo Football Association headed by its president, JR Robles, and Negros Occidental Football Association led by association president Ricky Yanson./

WDJ 

Watchmen Daily Journal

Matthew Hartmann Joins Global

Global FC acquired another midfielder in their ranks. Matthew Hartmann made his move to the People's Club from the Loyola Meralco Sparks.
Hartmann played  three seasons with Loyola Meralco, winning the UFL Cup in 2013 and recently the PFF-Smart National Club Championship last January where he was also named the most valuable player of the competition.
The midfielder is excited with the prospect of not only leading the team but also have a chance to play with his younger brother, Mark.
"I'm very excited to play with my brother for Global," said Matthew Hartmann. "I want to win every competition we play in. It's a massive opportunity for me."
Coach Leigh Manson also had choice words for Hartmann.
"(Matthew) is actually a very good player," said Manson. "He's starting to be noticed."
Hartmann will don the number 3 jersey when he makes his debut for the People's Club.

Global fc website

UFL Cup draw

Group A : Green Archers United, Army , Pasargad , Ceres  and Bright Star

Group B : Kaya , Pachanga, Team Socceroo, Agila , Fleet Marine

Group C : Stallion, Loyola, JP Voltes, Mendiola, UST

Group D : Global , Manila Jeepney , Laos, Forza ,Nomads

Group stage start on Tuesday

2015 SEA Games : Men's football schedule

2015 SEA Games in Singapore.

Men's football schedule

1. June Singapore - Philippines

3. June Philippines- Cambodia

7. June Philippines- Myanmar

9. June Philippines - Indonesia

All matches at Jalan Besar Stadium

All matches start 20.30

23 April 2015

Global FC Acquires OJ Clarino

Global FC is proud to announce that Mario Javier "OJ" Clarino has joined the People's Club from Stallion FC.
The forward played for the University of Santo Tomas in his UAAP days - finishing as runners up three times.
Clarino was a vital cog of Stallion FC's UFL Cup win in 2012. The forward moved to Pachanga in 2013 but returned to Stallion at the end of the season. He was also a part of the 2011 Philippine Under-23 team for the South East Asian Games held in Jakarta.
Clarino's last match for Stallion was the 3-0 win against Kaya. He last foudn the back of the net in the 4-1 win against Manila Jeepney.
The forward will wear jersey number 17 for the People's Club.

Global Fc website

UFL Cup draw today

UFL Cup draw will take place on Friday.

First matches on Tuesday , final group match on May 24.

Round of 16 will start July 7

Semifinals on August 18 and final August 22.

2nd Ceres Cup to draw 300 teams

By Jerome Galunan Jr.

More than 300 teams are expected to converge in the cities of Bacolod and Talisay when the 2nd Ceres Cup kicks off on May 16-17, 2015 at the Ceres FC North Field (across Ayala District), Carlos Hilado Memorial State College and Talisay City football fields, and Ceres FC Mandalagan Football Field (at the back of Convergys)in Bacolod City.
This, after the successful staging of its inaugural tournament last year,drawing in 306 teams and thousands of football enthusiasts across the country.
A7-a-side format will be applied in all categories wherein each team is assured to play not lessthanfourmatches every match date.Each team is allowed to have a maximum of14players and twoofficials.
Among the categories to be competed on May 16 are: boys/girls or mixed 9 (2006 and after), boys 11(2004 and after), boys 14 (2001 and after), girls 13 (2002 and after), Ladies 19 (1996 and after), Men 22 (1993 and after), and Men 38 (1977 and before).
Categories on May 17 include: boys/girls or mixed 10 (2005 and after), boys 12 (2003 and after), boys 16 (1999 and after), girls 15 (2000 and after), boys 18 (1997 and after), Women’s Open and Men’s Open.
Interested teams are requested to confirm their participation on or before May 2, 2015.
For more details, contact Competitions Director Warren Concepcion at 09166873460 or email futwar1423@yahoo.com./

WDJ

Spanish winger joins Ceres FC

Ceres-La Salle FC has a new import.

The new player is Bienvenido Marañón Morejón, 28, a Spanish winger.
Ali Go, club director and head coach, confirmed Morejon's sign-up as part of the continuing team build-up.
The new player had played for Soquellamos, a Second Division team in Spain, since 2013, and made nine goals in 40 appearances.
Morejón last played with Socuéllamos in the Spain's 2nd Division from 2013 until his transfer to Ceres FC – scoring nine goals in 40 appearances.*ADC

Visaya Daily Star

22 April 2015

Kings Cup Football Festival , Nuvali Football Field , Laguna , Sunday May 10



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Western Visayas Classic





Philippines Women's National Team Squad

Philippines Women's team in AFF Women's Championship in Vietnam

May 2 Philippines vs Malaysia
May 4 Philippines vs Myanmar
May 6 Philippines vs Vietnam




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Coach Buda Bautista has named the 25 players who will represent the Philippines for the AFF Women's Championship on May 1-10 in Vietnam.

AFF Roster: Adlawan, Nicole (UP); Aguilar Pearl (UST); Alquiros, Natasha (GAU); Amita, Analou (FEU); Amoncio, Nona (ADMU);
AFF Roster: Ibarra, Haya (GAU); Inquig, Kyla (DLSU); Kadil, Jean (FEU); Labajo, Rachelle; Larot; Raylene (Pleasanton);
FF Roster: Magdolot, Marice (UST); Mondero, Aisa (Sikat); Narciso, Marianne (UST); Navaja, Irish (DLSU); Navea-Huff, Marie (UP)
AFF Roster:Obra, Mary Rose (UP); Palacios. Inna (DLSU); Parado, Hanna (UNF) Shugg, Jesse (Miami U Alum);Siaotong, Sharmine (FEU)

21 April 2015

Ceres back to winning ways with blanking of Socceroo -

By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Ceres quickly bounced back from a stinging defeat to Global with a 4-0 rout of Socceroo in a Tuesday night UFL battle at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

Three nights after the loss, Ceres appeared to be heading to the wrong side of a Socceroo upset as the latter, currently in ninth place, held the league leader scoreless for almost the entire first half.

Ceres finally got on the board when Orman Okunaiya scored with just a minute left before halftime.

A penalty goal by Patrick Reichelt two minutes into the second half started the late onslaught for Ceres that even saw seldom-used Dapal Unabia getting a goal in the 69th minute.

Nate Burkey sealed the win for Ceres with another spot kick goal in the 83rd minute.

Ceres, which gave some of its stars a rest on Tuesday, finished the first round with 24 points, three points clear of Stallion and five points ahead of defending champion Global in the race for number one.

 http://www.dugout.ph/2015/04/ceres-back-to-winning-ways-with-blanking-of-socceroo.html#sthash.oGdq3FaD.dpuf





UFL standouts join exciting All-Star Weekend

By Cedelf P. Tupas

THE FIERCEST rivalry in local football comes to the fore this Saturday as part of the United Football League All-Star Weekend at Rizal Memorial Stadium.
Long regarded as the breeding ground of the country’s top homegrown talents, Negros Occidental and Iloilo square off in the game dubbed the Western Visayas Classic that hopes to settle the argument as to which is the best footballing province in the country.
Kickoff is at 5:15 p.m. with both teams, made up of stars from UFL teams who are from the two provinces, promising an encounter to remember, much like their showdowns in the past.
“It’s all about pride,” said Ruben Doctora, the Iloilo side’s skipper, during the press conference yesterday.
“It will be a fun game, but of course, we are there to beat them.”
The UFL Filipino All-Stars take on the UFL Rest of the World All-Stars in the main match at 8:15 p.m.
Kaya skipper Aly Borromeo will be reunited with his teammates in the national team like Phil and James Younghusband as they banner the PH team.
“It’s going to be interesting and from a fans’ perspective, its going to be a spectacle to watch how these players will match up against each other,” said Rest of the World coach Simon McMenemy.
UFL Filipino All-Stars—(Coach Ali Go of Ceres La Salle) OJ Porteria, Chris Greatwich, Miguel Tanton, Manny Ott, Juani Guirado, Michael Casas, Martin Steuble, Nate Burkey, Misagh Bahadoran, Jerry Barbaso, Daisuke Sato, Patrick Deyto, Mark Hartmann, Amani Aguinaldo and Simone Rota.
Rest of the World All Stars—Son Yong-chan, Orman Okunaiya, Sang Min-kim, Adrian Gallardo, Izzo El-Habbib, Roland Sadia, Yu Hoshide, David Icardo, Daniel del Rio, Lopez Mendy, Hamed Hajamahdi, Adam Mitter, Anthony Putrus Schenell, Joaco Canas, Baba Sampana and Louis Kaole.


Read more: http://sports.inquirer.net/178751/ufl-standouts-join-exciting-all-star-weekend#ixzz3XyvOHT4O

Ceres Fc signs Spanish winger Bienve


Ceres-Negros F.C.'s photo.

Ceres Fc has signed Spanish winger 28 y.o Bienvenido Marañón Morejón.

"Bienve"  as he is known for , has played for many Spanish clubs, last club was Segunda Division club UD Socuéllamos.

Wikipedia Link :


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bienvenido_Mara%C3%B1%C3%B3n_Morej%C3%B3n

20 April 2015

2nd Ceres Cup , May 16 and 17

UFL News - Updated

UFL

Ceres fc will play Team Socceroo tomorrow at 8.15 pm as the last match in UFL Round 1 . UFL are now taking a break in UFL League matches. They will start again with UFL league matches on May 28.

UFL All-Star Game and Western Visayas Classic

UFl All-Star Game and Western Visayas Classic will take place on Saturday 25 at Rizal Memorial Stadium


UFL Cup

UFL Cup is scheduled to start on April 28 . Draw on Friday !.

No news about participating teams , except that non-UFL team Nomads will be participating.

UFL Cup will take place from April 28 to May 24

UFL Transfer window

UFL Transfer window is open this week and until April 28

UFL transfers

Stallion : Ian Araneta (ex Air Force Fc on loan) , Johann Noetzel (Northern Mariana Isl NT GK , ex Liverpool and Aston Villa) and Levi Fernandez (Alloa Athletic, Scotland)
Sean Bateau , Alu Kigbu, OJ Clarino and Benjamin Bowra are leaving Stallion.


Global : Matt Hartmann (Loyola Meralco Sparks Fc), OJ Clarino (Stallion)
Loyola : Curt Dizon (Global)
Team Socceroo : Alu Kigbu  (loan from Stallion Fc)

Kabuscorp de Laguna

Kabuscorp de Laguna FC seem to have withdrawn from UFL . They have played some matches but forfeited three matches in UFL Division 2.

19 April 2015

18 April 2015

Stallion FC eases past 10-man Green Archers behind late Jordan Mintah strike

STALLION FC survived a resolute Green Archers United, 2-1, to move within striking distance of the lead in the United Football League on Saturday night at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.
The Stallions leaned a late goal from Jordan Mintah to break a deadlock and overcome an Archers side that played with just 10 men most of the match.
As a result, the Stallions moved two spots up to second with 21 points after nine outings, ahead of Kaya FC and Loyola Meralco by three points, although having played one match more than the two perennial contenders.
The Archers, on the back foot since Herve Ebanda picked up two yellow cards in a span of five minutes early in the first half, were stuck in sixth spot with 11 points.
Pouncing on the departure of the Cameroonian defender, Shirmar Felongco struck for the Stallions a minute before first-half injury time when the University of Santo Tomas star scored past Paolo Pascual.
The Archers, though, didn’t go down without a fight as Jovanie Simpron provided the spark off the bench with the equalizing goal in the 83rd minute.
That, however, only set the stage for Mintah’s heroics as the Ghanaian striker found the back of the net two minutes into stoppage time.
Manila Jeepney finally registered in the win column with a 3-1 victory over Socceroo earlier.
Jeepney notched a first win in nine matches to move two spots up to seventh spot with five points, while keeping Socceroo second to last with just four points to show. 

Read more at http://www.spin.ph/football/news/stallion-fc-jordan-mintah-shirmar-felongco-jovanie-simpron-green-archers-united-manila-jeepney-socceroo-ufl-football#RhyhDAiBiG750YMf.99

UFL Saturday, Global win against Ceres



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Man of the match : Arnel Amita (Manila Jeepney)





17 April 2015

SEAG team to miss Azkals mainstays?

By Olmin Leyba

MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Under-22 football team may miss the services of eligible Azkals mainstays like Amani Aguinaldo for its Southeast Asian Games campaign as the Philippine Football Federation has placed top priority on the senior national team's bid in the Fifa World Cup qualifying tourney, which runs in scheduling conflict with the peninsular meet.
The Singapore SEA Games’ football competition is slated May 29-June 11, a period in which the Azkals are in the heat of their buildup for the first two games in the World Cup qualifiers slated June 11 and 16.
Aguinaldo, along with Kenshiro Daniels, Mark Hartmann, Manny Ott, OJ Porteria and Daisuke Sato have been listed in the 30-man pool for the SEAG but should they be tapped for the WCQ, will be joining the Azkals instead.
“We’ll have to take it up with the two coaching staffs (U-22 team and Azkals). Of course, the priority is the senior national team. But it really would depend on who will be called up for the (Azkals) training and first matches in the World Cup Qualifiers,” PFF general-secretary Edwin Gastanes told the STAR.
“Those not be selected (for the Azkals campaign), in all likelihood, will be in the U-22 (SEAG team).There are many players for the U-22, they have been together for the AFC U-23 tournament, and previous to that, they had a training camp in Japan. They’ve been training silently and we’re arranging local and foreign camps and friendlies before the SEA Games,” said Gastanes.
The PFF exec said the Philippines is not alone in this situation.

"All the Asean countries face the same problem. In fact the Asean Football Federation has requested the AFC to reschedule the World Cup Qualifiers (in order to send the best teams to the SEA Games as well)," he said.
In Phl's initial list for the SEAG team are Luis Cesar Abadia, Ronnie Aguisanda, Nathanael Alquiros, Arnel Amita, Fotch Arboleda, Florencio Badelic, Mark Besana Jaime Cheng, Julian Mariano Clarino, Dominic del Rosario, Curt Dizon, Neil Dorimon, Daniel Gadia, Joshua Jake Grommen, John Kanayama, Nicholas O’Donnell, Paolo Salenga, Francisco Santos, Connor Tacagni, Richard Talaroc Jr., Kennedy Uzoka, Jinggoy Valmayor and Nathaniel Villanueva.
Phl U-22 Coaches Marlon Marlo and Jim Fraser will later trim the list to the Final 20 for the SEAG battle.
The U-22 booters, who are making a return to the SEAG after skipping the last edition, are bracketed with host Singapore, Indonesia, Myanmar and Cambodia in Group A of the SEAG.
“Many say the draw was kind to us. But all of the teams have been preparing also,” said Gastanes.


http://www.philstar.com/sports/2015/04/17/1445005/seag-team-miss-azkals-mainstays

UFL All-Star match



Azkals mainstays add more bite to Philippine under-23 squad in SEA Games

From: 
SIX Azkals mainstays have been tapped to add more bite to the Philippine Under-23 standouts set to see action in the Southeast Asian Games in Singapore.
Amani Aguinaldo, Kenshiro Daniels, Mark Hartmann, Manny Ott, OJ Porteria, and Daisuke Sato are part of the 30-man pool composed of United Football League and collegiate stars who are vying for spots in the U-23 roster.
Young stars including Curt Dizon, Nick O’Donnell, who have previously suited up for the Azkals in friendlies and saw action in the AFC Under-23 Cup, are also in the pool that will be trimmed to 20 before the tournament.

The U23 Azkals are being coached by Australia’s Jim Fraser.
The Filipino booters are making a return to the biennial meet after failing to get the go-signal in the last edition of in Myanmar.
The last time the Philippines saw action, the squad failed to advance to the knockout stage after finishing at the bottom of its six-team group with just one win in five matches in the 2011 Indonesia Games.
The SEA Games is opening in June, but football matches will already be played late next month.
The 20-man lineup is the fifth largest player delegation the country will send after athletics (34), softball (34), basketball (24), volleyball (24) and rugby 7s (24).
 
The 30-man pool:
 Luis Cesar Abadia
Amani Manuel Aguinaldo
Ronnie Aguisanda
Nathaniel Andrew Alquiros
Arnel Amita
Fitch Johnson Daviz Arboleda
Florencio Badelic Jr.
Mark Anthony Besana
Jaime Vicenzo Cheng
Julian Mariano Clarino
Kenshiro Michael Daniels
Dominic Liam Del Rosario
Curt-Jordan Dizon
Neil Dorimon
Shirmar Felongco
Daniel Bernan Gadia
Joshua Jake Grommen
Mark Andrew Hartmann
John Christopher Kanayama
Nicholas Michael O’Donnell
Manuel Ott
Jose Elmer Porteria
Paolo Salenga
Francisco Jose Primo Santos
Daisuke Sato
Connor Reece Tacagni
Richard Talaroc Jr.
Kennedy Uzoka
Gerardo Valmayor III
Nathaniel Ace Villanueva

Read more at http://www.spin.ph/football/news/sea-games-football-under-23-azkals-amani-aguinaldo-kenshiro-daniels-mark-hartmann-manny-ott-oj-porteria-daisuke-sato#KU40FXIWhQSPijUV.99

Singapore Cup : Hougang United (Singapore ) vs Global FC

The RHB Singapore Cup 2015
3 foreign clubs - Svay Rieng FC (Cambodia), Global FC (Phillipines), Lao Police (Laos) will participate in this tournament.

■Premilinary round■

Hougang United vs Global FC 【M1】
Geylang International vs Laos Police 【M2】
Albirex Niigata SG vs Svay Rieng FC 【M3】

■Quarter-finals■
【M1】vs 【M2】
Balestier Khalsa vs 【M3】
Tampines Rovers vs DPMM
Warriors vs Home United


https://www.facebook.com/KhmerGoal/posts/355804864627538

Preliminary round from May 20 to 26

16 April 2015

Long travel time a concern for Azkals in qualifiers for 2018 Fifa World Cup

WHILE ruing the missed chance of being in a more favorable group, the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) believes the national men’s team is capable of pulling off surprises in the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifiers starting this June.
The Azkals have been drawn in an unpredictable Group H with Uzbekistan, Bahrain, North Korea, and Yemen.
“I think we could’ve gotten a better draw,” PFF president Nonong Araneta said on Wednesday night during intermission of the Global FC-Yadanarbon Asian Football Confederation Cup match at the Philippine Stadium.
Araneta feels the Filipino booters would’ve had an easier traveling experience if they were bracketed in Group F composed of fellow Southeast Asian nations Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia, another neighbor in Chinese Tapei, along with Middle East power Iraq.
“Ang sa akin lang 'yung distance nung game eh,” the PFF chief said, noting the Azkals will have two away matches in a span of just six days, on October 8 in Pyongyang then five days later in Bahrain.
“Yun ang medyo mabigat para sa team,” Araneta continued. “We’re looking for the shortest possible connecting flight para at least they can be in Bahrain right away.”
There are no direct flights to Bahrain and to Uzbekistan, the top-ranked nation in the group at 73rd, which, Araneta said, is 13 hours away from the Philippines via plane.
Playing in war-torn Yemen is also improbable, according to Araneta, who bared the away match could be played in a neutral ground in Bahrain.
The Azkals start their campaign with a home match against Bahrain on June 11 tentatively at the Philippine Stadium, with all their matches played in Fifa match days, ending in March next year.
“Pero wala tayo magawa,” Araneta said. “That’s water under the bridge. We just have to do our own preparation.”
“We just have to make sure all the players are available,” the former national team standout added as the Azkals are expecting new faces to join the squad in half-Australian midfielder Iain Ramsay, half-Austrian defender Stephen Palla, and half-British teenager Luke Woodland, as well as the return of star Stephan Schrock.
“If all our players are available, then we have a good chance of making some upsets there,” Araneta said, adding the PFF is trying to arrange a friendly possibly against Vietnam next month.


http://www.spin.ph/football/news/azkals-world-cup-qualifiers-upsets-pff-nonong-araneta-uzbekistan-bahrain-yemen-north-korea-football-philippines

YouTube : Global FC vs Yadanarbon: AFC Cup 2015 (Group Stage)

Azkals to play World Cup qualifiers home games at PSS

By Cedelf P. Tupas

The newly-built Philippine Sports Stadium in Bulacan will serve as the Philippine Azkals’ home field when they vie in the World Cup Qualifiers starting with the showdown with Bahrain on June 11.
Philippine Football Federation president Mariano Araneta said the PSS was an easy choice as the Iglesia ni Cristo-owned facility can seat 20,000 people with a natural grass pitch.
“We will be playing our officials matches here (at PSS),” said Araneta, who attended the AFC Cup match between Global and Yadanarbon at the PSS Wednesday night.
Araneta felt the Azkals could have gotten a better draw in the World Cup Qualifiers, after the Filipinos were grouped with Uzbekistan, Bahrain, North Korea and Yemen. The PFF chief pointed to the difficulty of traveling for away matches that could take a toll on the team.
“My concern is the travel of the team,” said Araneta, citing the away games in October that sees the Azkals traveling to Pyongyang for the match against North Korea, before traveling on Oct. 13 to Manama for the away leg against Bahrain.
The PFF chief said the priority now is to have all players available for the matches.
“We have to make sure that we have all the players are available that they will be able to train together next month and hopefully we can arrange one friendly here in May,” said Araneta.
Stephan Schrock is expected to return to the side after reconciling with coach Thomas Dooley, who is expected to tap new recruits Iain Ramsay, Stephen Palla and Luke Woodland to boost the roster for the qualifying campaign.


Read more: http://sports.inquirer.net/178290/azkals-to-play-world-cup-qualifiers-home-games-at-pss#ixzz3XVEvni99

UFL Div 2 - Thursday - Results

Laos FC 3-0 Forza FC

Goal scorers:
Jafary- 27' 45+1' (PK)
Camara- 31'

8.15 pm Pasargad vs JP Voltes Fc

Pasargad FC 1-1 JP Voltes FC Goal scorers: Pasargad- Garciano- 43' JP Voltes- Odawara- 63'


2015 SEA Games- Men's Football preliminary squad

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UFL stages All-Star Game, Western Visayas Classic

The United Football League stages its inaugural All-Star weekend on April 25 with the league’s finest Filipino players joining forces as they square off against a crack Rest of the World team at Rizal Memorial Stadium.
Phil Younghusband of the Loyola Meralco Sparks, OJ Porteria of Kaya and Manny Ott of Ceres are among those expected to banner the Filipino side in the All-Star game highlighting festivities that begin at 4 p.m.
The Western Visayas Classic pitting players from fierce rivals Negros Occidental and Iloilo will serve as the appetizer for the main All Star showcase.
“This is one way of giving back to our fans and as well as the league’s aim to continue inspiring the youth to take up the sport,” said UFL general manager Rely San Agustin yesterday at the PSA Forum at Shakey’s Malate.
UFL marketing manager Rico Meneses said the players for the All Star game will be selected via online voting at www.football.com.ph as well as votes from media and Football Alliance which runs the league.
“We asked the 10 teams to nominate five Filipino and five foreign players to the All Star game and the fans will help decide which players can make the 18-player teams,” said Meneses.
San Agustin said Operation Smile has been selected as the beneficiary for the All Star weekend.
The festivities backed by LGR Sportswear and Giligans start with an 11 vs 100 match where captains of UFL first division teams will go up against 100 selected participants in the UFL Youth competition aged nine years old and below.
“It’s a chance for these young players to experience being on the same field as their idols,” said San Agustin.
Stallion’s Ruben Doctora will captain the Iloilo team in the Western Visayas Classic, while Ed Sacapano will skipper the Negros Occidental side.
“It’s the biggest rivalry in Philippine football,” said San Agustin referring to the Negros-Ilolo clash. “It’s all about bragging rights as to which province is the best in football in the country.”

source : ufl.ph