FEU, DLSU Resume Battle in PFF Women’s Cup Final

Icko De Guzman

The Final of the PFF Women’s Cup between Far Eastern University and De La Salle University resumes this Sunday, September 27, 2015, 9 AM, at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. Both teams were neck and neck in the first 32 minutes of action last week. However, the match was abandoned because of torrential rain that left […]

Ateneo Claw UST, Snatch Third Place

Icko De Guzman

The Ateneo de Manila University battled through a bevy of setbacks to defeat the University of Santo Tomas, 4-3, and clinch third place in the PFF Women’s Cup last Sunday at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. Camille Rodriguez’ 87th minute winner lifted a wounded Ateneo side that weathered the loss of goalkeepers Mariane Caparros and Kitkat […]

Philippines vs Vietnam Friendly Canceled

Icko De Guzman

The chance to face Vietnam again will have to wait another day. Philippine Football Federation (PFF) General Secretary Atty. Edwin Gastanes confirmed yesterday that they have officially requested the cancellation of the friendly between the Philippines and Vietnam that was initially scheduled for October 3, 2015. It would have been the fourth meeting between the […]

PFF, Smart Launch Under-22 Amateur Championships

Icko De Guzman

The Philippine Football Federation yesterday announced the PFF-Smart Under-22 Amateur Championships which is set to begin next month. According to PFF General-Secretary Atty. Edwin Gastanes, the U22 tournament will take over from the former PFF-Smart National Club Championships, which was an open tournament. The reason for the change in format is to find younger talent […]

FEU, DLSU Clash in PFF Women’s Cup Final

Icko De Guzman

Far Eastern University and De La Salle University will face off in the PFF Women’s Cup Final after winning in their respective semifinal matches last Sunday at rain-drenched Rizal Memorial Stadium. The defending Women’s Cup champions defeated University of Santo Tomas, 3-0, in the first game. Jovelle Sudaria put the Tamaraws ahead in the 13th […]

Thomas Dooley: We Want to Play These Kinds of Games

Icko De Guzman

Coach Thomas Dooley admitted that losses against teams like Uzbekistan are what his players need to gain experience. The Azkals were on the wrong side of the scoresheet as they succumbed to their first loss in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers last Tuesday. Uzbekistan’s performance that night underlined the gap between the two sides. […]

Daisuke Sato: To Make the Country Proud

Icko De Guzman

The 1-5 loss against Uzbekistan may have dampened the mood for the Philippines but it served as the coming of age for defender Daisuke Sato. Ever since he made his debut in April 2014, Sato has made the left back position his own with his ferocity in fighting for the ball. Against a superiorly strong […]

Philippines Humbled by Uzbekistan

Icko De Guzman

In perhaps their biggest match to date, the Philippines succumbed to a more technically sound Uzbekistan side, losing 1-5 in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers last night at the rainy Philippine Sports Stadium in Bocaue, Bulacan. Stephan Schrock’s 65th minute free kick was the only high moment for the Azkals against an Uzbekistan side […]

Phil Younghusband: We Can Create Something Out of Nothing

Icko De Guzman

The itch to score will always be there for Phil Younghusband, and ahead of their crucial 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match against Uzbekistan tonight at the Philippine Sports Stadium, this still holds true. The Azkals skipper, who is set to get his 74th international cap tonight, admitted that the Azkals journey has been a […]

Luke Woodland: Carry On from Where We Left Off

Icko De Guzman

Azkals defender Luke Woodland is eager to get his home debut when the Philippines battle Uzbekistan in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers tonight at the Philippine Sports Stadium in Bocaue, Bulacan. The 19-year-old defender missed the chance to make his home debut for the Azkals in the Bahrain match last June 11 because his […]

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