28 May 2017

SCHRÖCK: VERY EXCITED TO BE BACK

Stephan Schröck signed with Ceres-Negros FC last month to strengthen what has been deemed the most talented football roster in the Philippines today. The versatile footballer returned Saturday in Bacolod brimming with excitement with the games ahead.
“Very excited to be back,” said Schröck . “(Its been a) long seven months without the Philippines, without Ceres, without Bacolod, and happy that its less than a week for me for my first game,” added the Bundesliga veteran.
The Filipino international returns to Ceres on a free transfer, after being loaned-out to the Bacolod squad for the whole of 2016. It took a while before his return after his contract was mutually terminated by him and the club. “There were a lot of things I had to through the last six seven months. I was still under contract in Germany but in the end we figured it out,” said the many-time national team player.
His arrival just came in time with Ceres’ preparation for the second-leg semifinal with Johor Darul Ta’zim and the club’s home debut in the Philippines Football league. Being ineligible at this stage of the AFC Cup, Schröck hopes for a good result in the return leg and maybe a chance on the roster come Saturday. “I wish that the team does good against JDT for the second leg and I’m confident that they will go through. I will play my first game with Global. I hope I will be on the list or on the bench. Looking forward to it and I’m just excited.”
Schröck has been intently following the team in the continental stage and has been greatly impressed on what they have achieved. “There were many difficult games for the team to go through”, said the Ceres midfielder. “The coaching staff and management have formed a very strong squad in the last few months. That’s why the team did so well the last games even with the loss in Malaysia. They can be very proud of this result and have a good opportunity to go through the final on Wednesday.”
The former SpVgg Greuther Fürth player still believes that the team has yet to reach its ceiling this season. “Overall everybody can be happy with the stage right now but still, here and there, we can do better and I will bring in my part for that,” said Schröck. ” I stayed ready the whole seven months so I will try to help with everything I have in every situation on and off the pitch. That my personality, how I was born and raised. There will be a good boost for the team as soon as I join,” he added.
Ceres will play JDT on Wednesday night but will also have their PFL home debut against Global FC on Saturday and Schröck is looking forward to the match. “Global is a very good team. They won the championship last season so there’s a big rivalry between the two clubs. But still there’s respect for each other. We’re looking forward to it (the match), to get the three points. We want to get the championship this season and be the first champion in the new league.”
Aside from the matches, the Ceres dynamo is also eager to play in front of the passionate supporters this coming season. “I’m one of the lucky players who gets the experience and the support of these kind of fans. They’re so excited and so supportive towards the team. Myself and the whole team are very thankful for this chance to play for the supporters. We hope that for every single home game we have, we can perform a hundred percent in a good, full, sold-out stadium.”
With one training session done and many more to go this week, it’s only a matter of time till we see Schröcky back in the Yellow and Black.
http://ceresfootball.com/schrock-very-excited-to-be-back/

26 May 2017

Saturday’s JPV Marikina Versus Kaya FC–Makati Match Postponed

The match between JPV Markina and Kaya FC–Makati has been officially postponed, with details on the new date and time yet to be confirmed. The match, initially scheduled for Saturday afternoon, was set to be the Makati club’s fourth outing in the Philippines Football League.
“Tomorrow’s game would have been a third game in a week, so the postponement gives us more time to recover going into our next match,” said head coach Noel Marcaida at today’s prematch press conference.
“We would love the chance to bounce back from our last result, but like coach said, it gives us a bit more time to recover and prepare for the next game,” echoed Kenshiro Daniels.
With the postponement, Kaya FC–Makati’s next match will be on Wednesday, May 31, when they take on Ilocos United at the Quirino Stadium in Ilocos Sur.

http://www.kayafc.com/saturdays-jpv-marikina-versus-kaya-fc-makati-match-postponed/

PFL : Stallion Laguna vs Ilocos United - Cancelled !


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25 May 2017

Sekou Sylla on the double as Global Cebu FC secures win over 10-man Kaya Makat

From Cristian Jacinto
GLOBAL Cebu FC got the job done this time, coming away with all three points in the Philippines Football League (PFL) following a 3-1 win over the 10-men Kaya FC Makati on Wednesday at the Rizal Stadium.

Powered by a Sekou Sylla brace, Global improved to seven points after three games to stay within striking distance of leader FC Meralco Manila which sits atop the table with nine points.
"Both teams played well but we took advantage of the first two goals in the second half," said Global head coach Marjo Allado.
After dropping points in Binan just a few days ago, the Cebu side looked much sharper and it became more evident when Dennis Villanueva scored with a header just five minutes into the match.
Sylla then got his first goal in the 18th minute after converting another header to double Global's lead.
Kaya showed some life in the second half with quick counters and impressive movement, and they were rewarded 10 minutes after the interval when Eric Giganto's screamer touched Wesley dos Santos' arms inside the box inadvertently, resulting in a penalty for Kaya.
Robert Lopez Mendy calmly took the penalty to pull one back for the Makati side and pump some life into its attack.
Fortunately for Global, none of Kaya's chances were ever converted, with Jalsor Soriano's red card at the 79th minute dampening Kaya's hopes for a comeback.
Sylla then wrapped things up for Global with a splendid goal off a counter in the 90th minute.
"Everything changed when Kaya had the penalty, they had many chances, so we were lucky in the second half actually," Allado added.
The loss was Kaya's first in the tournament after getting four points in its first two matches. 

Read more at http://www.spin.ph/football/news/global-cebu-fc-philippines-football-league#iYdv4crczYbLxIg8.99

24 May 2017

Philippines To Face China PR On June 7

The Philippine Men’s National Team is scheduled to face the national team of China PR on 7 June 2017.
PFF general secretary Atty. Edwin Gastanes announced last 22 May the details of the friendly which will be played in Guangzhou, China. The friendly will be the first meeting between the Philippines and China PR since the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers in the year 2000. China PR won that match 8-0.
“We will have an international friendly between China PR and Philippines on 7 June,” said Gastanes. “We will now talk to the PFL clubs to explore the possibility of release of players for national team duties earlier than 5 June 2017.”
The match will serve as build up for the Philippines’ AFC Asian Cup Jordan 2019 Qualifiers match against Tajikistan which will be held on 13 June 2017 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
The Philippines’ current rank is at 127th while China PR is at 81st.
The list of players called up for the forthcoming matches will be announced shortly.

22 May 2017

Mindanao Peace Games football kicks off May 22

by Adam B. Morrell

FOOTBALL Invitational Tournament organized by Mindanao Peace Games (MPG) kicked off Monday, May 22, at the Ateneo de Davao University football field in Matina, Davao City. Celebrity football player James Younghusband, team captain of the football club Meralco Manila (formerly Meralco Sparks), and coach Aries Caslib will grace the opening ceremony. The MPG, program originally designed for girl athletes, now includes male participants born in 2002. The 7-A-Side format event is backed by One Meralco Foundation and Mizuno. Six teams representing each of the six regions of Mindanao will be competing in a series of nine aside games from May 22 to 26 at the Matina Campus of the Ateneo. These teams are Ateneo de Zamboanga (Zamboanga Peninsula), Iligan Medical Center College (Northern Mindano), Ateneo de Davao (Davao region), Surallah FC (Soccsksargen), Fr. Saturnino Urios University (Caraga) and Maguindanao United FC (Armm). Storytelling sessions such as leadership skill development, advocating through sports, values formation, among others will also take place in the five-day tournament. “The goal of the Mindanao Peace Games is to encourage holistic development in our young athletes so they mature not only as good football players but also as responsible, disciplined and peace-loving Filipinos,” said Noli Ayo, Ateneo’s university athletics director and convener of the Games. On the first day of the event, Younghusband will share his inspiration for pursuing a career in football. He will also entertain questions from the participating young athletes in a question and answer session. Caslib, meanwhile, will also briefly talk about his experience being at the helm of a national football league team and share some best practices with the coaches of the competing teams. The best striker, best midfielder, best defender and best goalkeeper of the tournament will be awarded by spikes courtesy of Mizuno. (With PR)

Read more: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/davao/sports/2017/05/21/mindanao-peace-games-football-kicks-may-22-543179

21 May 2017

Late game fireworks in Binan as Stallion Laguna, Global Cebu battle to a draw

By Christan JAcinto
A TACTICAL game that looked headed for a goalless draw got some fireworks in the end, although both teams still wound up even 
as Stallion Laguna FC and Global Cebu FC settled for a 1-1 standoff in the 2017 Philippines Football League on Sunday at the Binan Football Stadium.

Locked in a tight match for most of the match, the two squads came out firing for an exciting endgame between the two former UFL Champions.
Shu Sasaki scored in the 84th minute, converting off a Hikaru Minegeshi assist.
Just when it looked like Global was on its way to secure all three points, Matthew Nierras came out with a stunning equalizer in the 93rd minute much to the delight of the home crowd.
It was a crucial result for Stallion after absorbing a 5-1 drubbing at the hands of Meralco Manila on opening weekend.
The Cebuanos on the other hand dropped their first points after a 2-1 win over JPV Marikina FC, two weeks ago.

Read more at http://www.spin.ph/football/news/shu-sasaki-hiraku-minegishi-stallion-laguna-global-cebu-philippines-football-league#wfMeoXY5eiYG054K.99

International friendly : Indonesia U16 won 4-0 against Philippines U16

Indonesia U16 won 4-0 against Philippines U16 in a friendly  today in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

http://sidomi.com/529076/timnas-indonesia-u16-bantai-filipina-4-0/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter




20 May 2017

PFL Sunday : Stallion Laguna 1-1 Global Cebu - Updated




Global Cebu starting XI: Deyto(GK), Hartmann(C), Mulders, Sylla, Aguinaldo, Barbaso, Minegishi, Clarino, Hoshide, Sasaki, Dos Santos

Stallion Laguna starting XI: Nierras, Nana, Alquiros, Tuason, Doctora (C), Ishikawa, Casil, Sadia(GK), Yamagata, Arboleda, Regala


Live on PTV


Livestream link :


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCMb0g509mA


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84 mins 0-1 Sasaki (Global Cebu)
90 +2  1-1 Matthew Nierras (Stallion Laguna)

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Kaya ground Davao for the first PFL win

By Kevin Estrada

MAKATI -- Kaya FC Makati nabbed their first win of the PFL season after grounding the Davao Aguilas in a heated and physical encounter earlier this evening at UMak.


It took a first-half assault for Noel Marcaida's men to take all three points to send the league's newcomers near the bottom of the pile as Jordan Mintah and Adam Reed conspired for a 2-0 win that shoved them up to second in the table for the moment, two points behind Meralco Manila who earlier beat JPV Marikina in Laguna.

Mintah drew first blood by scoring in the 16th minute and was responsible for the foul that led to the league's first ever dismissal on Davao skipper Jason Cordova in the 41st minute, in which Reed subsequently tucked in the spot kick a minute after that.

Reed himself was tossed for the harsh challenge in the 52nd minute, but it will not matter to them as the two-goal cushion was preserved despite their missed chances at full time.

http://www.dugout.ph/2017/05/kaya-ground-davao-for-first-pfl-win.html

GIRLS’ U15: Slick Thailand win inaugural crown



VIENTIANE (20 May 2017) – They tried as hard as they could but in the end, the Philippines were just overpowered by a slick Thailand side as the latter romped to a fabulous 6-2 win in the final to lift the first ever AFF Under-15 Girls’ Championship 2017 here at the KM16 National Stadium.
In the highly anticipated tie between two of the most exciting teams in the competition this year, the game was fairly even at the start as both team took turn to push forward.
But pretty soon, the more experienced Thai side would found the chink in the Philippines armour and they took advantage of it to full effect in the 12th minute when the nimble Ploychompoo Sommonk ran past defender Alessandra Viallon down the left for a shot past keeper Jessica Pido.
However, it did not take too long for the Philippines to get back into the game and in the 17th minute, they drew level when lanky midfielder Myrla Garcia fired in one her trademark long range effort from some 20metres to beat Thai custodian Ponpimon Ngoenphon.
Two quick goals from Ploychompoo (22nd minute) and Trinity Parascandola (30th) – both from the left of the Philippines backline – exposed how fragile Philippines were and it took the team just two minutes to replace Alessandra, who were limping out.
With the score at 3-1 to Thailand’s advantage at the end of the 40 minutes first half, the Philippines came out more determined in the second as they took them just two minutes to pull a goal back through Viviana Cera.
That goal seemed to have revived the Philippines into further action as they attacked from both flanks with the hardworking Alexander Yap on double time in search of the equaliser.
But a 59th minute corner from Ploychompoo saw a fine header from Pattarana Aupachai to give the Thais a 4-2 advantage and rattled the Philippines offensive play.
As the Philippines struggled to get a grip on things, an own goal from Philippines defender Keanne Dedel just two minutes later, put Thailand in firm control.
They then made sure of the title this year with when substitute Janista Jinantuya knocking in the sixth goals right at the end.

http://www.aseanfootball.org/v2/2017/05/girls-u15-slick-thailand-win-inaugural-crown/

AFF U-15 Girls Championship Final : Philippines 2-6 Thailand



Official Livestream :

https://mycujoo.tv/ch/281?id=6115

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PFL : Kaya Fc-Makati 2-0 Davao Aguilas Fc

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19 May 2017

PFL : JPV Marikina Fc 0-1 FC Meralco Manila









Live on PTV , start 4 pm

Update :

Fc Meralco :
Starting XI v : Villanueva Cañas Sarmiento JYH PYH Minniecon Gadia Dizon Matas Nikolic Morallo. Gadia for Simon who has sore rib.

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Ceres, Global get AFC Cup boost with Singapore Cup dates change

BY KENNETH TAN

Philippines Football League (PFL) outfits Ceres-Negros and Global FC have received a boost in their AFC Cup campaigns with the news that their Singapore Cup preliminary round fixtures have been pushed back until late June.
Thursday's announcement from Football Association of Singapore (FAS), who changed the original dates from the May 8 draw, will give both clubs more time to focus on the AFC Cup, where they are fighting to reach the ASEAN zonal final.
Ceres will attempt to overturn a 3-2 first leg deficit against Malaysian champions Johor Daryl Ta'zim (JDT) in a home tie on May 31, while Global are looking to pick up a victory in Singapore against Home United a day earlier after a 2-2 first leg draw.
Ceres will embark on their Singapore Cup journey against Hougang United at Hougang Stadium on June 20, three days after their PFL fixture against JP Voltes.
As for Global, they will play Geylang International at Clementi Stadium on June 21 -- three days after a league game against Ilocos United.http://www.espnfc.com/blog/football-asia/153/post/3128774/ceres-global-get-afc-cup-boost-with-singapore-cup-dates-change

Mark Hartmann leaving Malaysian club

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Mark Hartmann is leaving his Malaysian club Sarawak FA

https://twitter.com/MarkyHartmann/status/865575422930460673

18 May 2017

GIRLS’ U15: Garcia screamer puts Philippines in final



VIENTIANE (18 May 2017) – A screamer from lanky midfielder Myria Garcia four minutes to the end put the Philippines in the final of the AFF Under-15 Girls’ Championship 2017 when they edged a determined Myanmar side 3-2 in the second semi-final tie that was played this evening at the KM16 National Stadium.
The game was always going to be close between the Philippines and Myanmar with the former having shown their consistency in the group stage while for the latter; their fighting spirit paved their way to the final four.
“It was a very hard game and my credit to the Myanmar girls for the effort they put in today. But we were confident as we had beaten them last year (at the AFC U14 meet),” said Philippines head coach Mariella Benitez.
Making little changes to the side that had played in the last game, the Philippines were the early aggressor with Maria Lazo, Garcia and captain Gabriella Collatos pulling the string.
But Myanmar were not taking things lying down with striker Su Pyae Pyae Kyaw and also Myat Noe Khin working in tandem to terrorise the Philippines backline.
A double chance in the 14th and 19th minute went a begging as the Philippines then replied through Aleander Yap but whose twice attempt was blocked by Myanmar keeper Htet Eindra Lin.
But with just two minutes remaining of the first half, the Philippines finally found the back of the net when Garcia stabbed home the cross from Yap.
The score at the end of the first half was 1-0 to the Philippines.
Myanmar came barging into the second half and just seven minutes in, a cross from Noe Khin was slammed into goal by Pyae Kyaw.
Five minutes later in the 52nd minute, Myanmar went ahead for the first time in the game where off a poor clearance from Philippines defender Alessandra Villalon, the always running Pyae Kyaw ran the ball in to beat keeper Rizamee Ugbanial for only the second time in the competition.
But the Philippines girls showed plenty of guts as they regrouped and started to pressure Myanmar and in the 57th minute, they found the equaliser through Viviane Cera, who blasted the ball in after the Myanmar defenders failed to clear the cross.
And with four minutes remaining, Garcia unleashed a superb screamer from 20metres out for the winner.
With the win, the Philippine will now take on Thailand in the final of the championship in two days. 

RESULTS
SEMI-FINALS – 18 May 2017
Thailand 6 Cambodia 0
Philippines 3 Myanmar 2

FIXTURES
20 May 2017
(Third & Fourth Placing) 1600: Cambodia vs Myanmar
(Final) 1830: Thailand vs Philippines
http://www.aseanfootball.org/v2/2017/05/girls-u15-garcia-screamer-puts-philippines-final/

AFF U15 Girls Semifinal : Philippines vs Myanmar




Official livestreamlink :


https://mycujoo.tv/ch/281?id=6099

17 May 2017

PFL : Weekend Match Days 5 and 6

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The Philippines Football League return to action this weekend with three action packed matches. 

JPV Marikina Football Club will be hosting early leaders FC Meralco Manila at 4 pm on Saturday asKAYA Futbol Club-Makati takes on Davao Aguilas Football Club at 7pm. 

Global Cebu FC then returns to action when it visitsStallion Laguna Football Club Philippines on Sunday. See you at the stadiums!

Late JDT goal frustrates resolute Ceres Negros FC in five-goal AFC Cup semifinal first leg

JOHOR Darul Ta'zim defended its home turf in the face of a resolute Ceres Negros FC attack, holding on for a 3-2 win in the first leg of the AFC Cup zonal semifinals on Wednesday night in Johor.

Hazwan Bakri scored the match winner for the home team in the 64th minute of a game blessed with a flurry of amazing goals from both ends of the pitch.
Hazwan picked the ball up from the top right corner of the pitch, turned, and then fired a screamer that was slightly deflected by Roland Muller but went into the net anyway.
The Busmen had one more chance late to go level, but the Southern Tigers managed to hold on thanks to some big defensive plays by Marcos Antonio.
"The third goal was very unlucky but we still have a game to go," said Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic, looking forward to hosting the return leg in Bacolod.
"We had a lot of chances today but they played really well, too. It's not easy. We don't have much experience in this. We'll see what we can do in Bacolod and it will not be easy for them also," he added. 
Gonzalo Cabrera opened the scoring for the hosts with a fine solo strike in the 18th minute but Fernando Rodrigues quickly took that back for the Busmen with an amazing diving header in the 21st minute.
The visitors then went ahead courtesy of Bienve Maranon with his own sublime solo goal off the counter as he rammed the ball into the top corner past Farizal.
Just when the tide started to turn for the Negros side, Safiq Rahim scored the equalizer with his own header, with a minute left in the first half.
Though Ceres wasn't victorious, the Busmen will be coming back to Panaad on May 30 with two away goals.
That means if Ceres wins with a 1-0 or a 2-1 result in Bacolod, then they go through to the finals.
Other than those results, the Busmen need to win by two goals to advance. 

Read more at http://www.spin.ph/football/news/late-jdt-goal-frustrates-resolute-ceres-negros-fc-in-five-goal-afc-cup-semifinals#LX2OJZBygiw46LzC.99

AFC Cup : JDT 3-2 Ceres Negros Fc









I FEEL CONFIDENT THAT WE CAN GET A RESULT – RAMSAY

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Ceres winger Iain Ramsay is confident of his teams chances their first Zonal semifinal match against Johor Darul Ta’zim. His belief stems from how Ceres-Negros survived the virtual group of death in the AFC Cup and getting results from teams like Hanoi FC. The Philippines international shares his thoughts on the forthcoming match.
“I think we should be extremely proud of ourselves to finish the top of our group,” said the A-League veteran. “We had very strong and competitive teams against us and to finish top, and to play the way we did, we should be extremely proud. We’ve got JDT ahead of us now and were looking forward to that. It’s a new goal for us now, to beat them over two legs, and I think finishing top of our group gives us plenty of confidence.”
But Ramsay and the team are well aware of the challenge ahead. JDT are no pushovers especially in their home stadium. The Azkals winger treats the home team with the same respect as he did to all previous opponents. “We won’t take them lightly. We haven’t done that to any team in this competition thus far. As i said, the confidence of the squad now especially getting out of this group, is very high. Were looking forward for the game against a strong opposition with the crowd behind them. I feel confident that we can get a result.”
The home crowd will be a factor in this match with at least half of the 30,000 capacity expected to support the Johorean team. Ramsay relishes the chance of playing in front of a hostile crowd. “What footballer doesnt want to play in front of a packed crowd? I mean, rest assured well go out there and well give them decent competition. We’re confident that we can get a result and quite doing that were going back to Bacolod with a point or three points behind us and I hope that our home crowd in Bacolod will make the difference and give us the win.”
The first leg is set on May 17 in Johor with the return leg on May 31 in Bacolod. The kickoff for the first semifinal is slated at 845PM with live coverage on Fox Sports.
http://ceresfootball.com/i-feel-confident-that-we-can-get-a-result-ramsay/

16 May 2017

Home Utd grab vital away stalemate as Plazibat break Global hearts at the death

By Kevin Estrada


MANILA -- S-League's Home United had snatched a vital draw away at ten-man Global Cebu in the most dramatic fashion, eking out a 2-2 draw in their first leg of the AFC Cup ASEAN Zone Semifinal tonight at the Rizal Memorial.

The visiting Protectors came back from a goal down twice over the short-handed hosts and will have two away goals to bring back to the Lion City two weeks from now, as both sides scored on each half to split the pot heading into the return leg.

Global Cebu will have to rue their missed chances, as well as shortage in manpower in the next leg, with Marjo Allado will have to ponder his defensive formation in Jalan Besar after Amani Aguinaldo has been tossed to the showers in the second half, as he already started the semifinal one centre-back short after Wesley Dos Santos has been suspended on cards.

In what has been an equal battle between two group winners, it was the home side who struck first just fifteen minutes in, when Darryl Roberts converted on a Hikaru Minegishi pass to chip it to the back of Hassan Sunny's net for his fourth goal of the tournament.

However Adam Swandi equalized 18 minutes later, tapping the ball into the empty net after Faris Ramli wiggled away from Jerry Barbaso to put the half on even footing at a goal apiece.

But Aguinaldo regained the lead for the Queen City outfit seven minutes after the restart, beating everyone from a Kemy Agustien corner with a shot to the roof.

Stipe Plazibat's introduction right after the goal changed the game in favor of the away side, as he was at hand with two plays that tilted the tie in their balance.

The Croatian duly draw Aguinaldo's second bookable offence in the 76th minute when he was harshly tackled to the right leg after beating the centre-back on the turn.

With four added minutes after the 90th minute, more drama ensued as Sunny showed his form that frustrated the Azkals in the Suzuki Cup last November, denying Minegishi and late substitute Misagh Bahadoran with timely shot-stopping, the first of them even hit the crossbar.

And in the final play of the game, Plazibat made the man advantage count by rising from a header from a Song Ui-Yong corner that made the score interesting as it goes to Singapore for the second leg.

http://www.dugout.ph/2017/05/home-utd-grab-vital-away-draw-vs-global.html

AFC Cup : Global Cebu 2-2 Home United












Attendance : 486

75 min Amani Aguinaldo Red card

15 May 2017

Transitioning Global Cebu look to put internal problems aside for Home faceoff

By Kevin Estrada

MANILA -- Global Cebu will try to put aside the crisis that hounded them ahead of their ASEAN Zone semifinal with S.League's Home United tomorrow.

Coming off the heels of the shock departure of Toshiaki Imai last week, newly-installed interim manager Marjo Allado dismisses any sort of pressure today as they will try to sustain their momentum from the group stage by not changing anything in the system the Japanese tactician had implemented.

"Coach Imai will be missed but the mentality is just to keep on winning games," the long-time gaffer of UST Men's team said.


On the eve of their home tie tomorrow at 7:30PM at Rizal Memorial, Allado acknowledges the tough match-up, especially both of the protagonists came to the knockout stage as winners of their respective groups and its respective results will not matter.

"It's not an easy game for us at home. We do not care about the results of Home Utd in S.League and AFC Cup," Allado added.

With his health improving, Misagh Bahadoran is still doubtful to start for tomorrow but he is willing to come off the bench if his mentor will allow, depending on the recommendations of their medical staff.

"The team is winning all the games without me, so if the coach wants me to play, I'll play," the skipper commented.


http://www.dugout.ph/2017/05/transitioning-global-cebu-afc-cup-home-utd.html

14 May 2017

JPV Marikina spoils Davao’s home debut with close win

By Ferdin Sanchez

Everything looked set for a fantastic debut of the Philippines Football League in Mindanao soil as pre-match hype and rigorous preparations hoped to propel the home side to an inspired display in front of a raucous 4,384-strong crowd. 

However, JPV Marikina had other plans as they spoiled the party with a thrilling 3-2 victory over the Davao Aguilas at the Davao Del Norte Sports Complex in Tagum.

A worn-out, wet pitch made it hard for the players to acclimatize themselves to the conditions but Takashi Odawara capitalized with an instinctive finish after only two minutes from kick-off to put the visitors in front.

However, only 6 minutes after the goal, Dylan De Bruycker was again on target to put the ball past Gasic. 

From then on, it was all JPV Marikina. Capitalizing on the sloppy mistakes of Davao at the back and wayward passes by goalie Marko Trkulja, veteran midfielder Boyet Canedo struck from a freekick from just outside the box after a foul by Aguilas captain Jason Cordova.

Just before the halftime whistle, Marikina custodian Gasic was called into action with an instinctive save from a 30-yard screamer by Papua New Guinea international Brad MacDonald.

In the second half, Davao continued to look vulnerable form the counter-attack, struggling to contain the likes of Takumi Uesato and John Celiz from marauding along the flanks.

The visitors looked to put the final nail on the coffin after Uesato scored from a free header coming off a corner as the Aguilas’ defending looked tired and distraught. 

De Bruycker pulled one back from the penalty spot for the Aguilas to set up a thrilling end, only to be frustrated by a resilient JPV backline.

The win earned the Marikina s quad their first three points of the PFL season while the Aguilas remain near the bottom with a point after last week’s draw away at Ilocos United.


http://www.dugout.ph/2017/05/jpv-marikina-spoils-davaos-home-debut.html?m=1

13 May 2017

PFL Sunday : Davao Aguilas 2-3 JPV Marikina Fc

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Livestreamlink  .:

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GIRLS’ U15: Philippines win Group B;

VIENTIANE (13 May 2017) – Philippines confirmed their arrival into the semi-finals of the AFF Under-15 Girls’ Championship as group winners when they whitewashed Singapore 3-0 to maintain their perfect record of three wins from three matches.
But what made the win for the Philippines girls more outstanding was the fact that they did not concede a single goal enroute to their passage to the next round.
“We are of course very happy to make the semi-finals as we have met our initial target of winning all our matches,” said Philippines head coach Marielled Benitez.
“There are some things which we need to work on obviously, where the finishing still needs some polishing.”
The pressure was always going to be on Singapore to deliver against one of the best organised teams in the competition this year.
But with the likes of Dorcas Chu and Putri Nur Syaliza Sazali a little off colour on the day, it allowed the Philippines more possession and space to push the ball around.
And it did not take them too long to get on the score sheet when Arianna Lepage banged in a 10th minute cross from Kassandra Kalamea.
In full control and with no danger of losing the battle at the centre of the park ably commanded by the lanky Myria Garcia, the Philippines came at the Singapore defence three minutes later but the attempt from Alexander Yap was saved by keeper Azura  Azlan.
The best that Singapore could muster was a defensive lapse on the part of the Philippines defence in the 35th minute but with only the goalkeeper to beat, striker Danelle Tan just could not find the finishing touch.
Philippines continued their dominance into the second half and with several chances missing the intended target, it was only in the 62nd minute that they were able to add to the score line with Myria heading in the cross from Yap.
Five minutes later, the Philippines completed and celebrated their comprehensive victory with a dipping shot from Cera Mendoza to beat Azura Azlan for the third time on the day.
http://www.aseanfootball.org/v2/2017/05/girls-u15-philippines-win-group-b-cambodia-squeeze-semis/

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