Etheridge: Playing on a Regular Basis

Icko De Guzman

Azkals goalkeeper Neil Etheridge admitted that the upcoming English Football season will be a crucial step in his career. Etheridge signed a two-year deal with Football League One side Walsall FC two weeks ago. The goalkeeper said that Walsall was the right club for him. “They showed a lot of trust and desire to bring […]

Change in UFL League Schedule Frustrated Manson

Icko De Guzman

Global FC head coach Leigh Manson blasted the League’s scheduling change after their 2-2 draw against leaders Ceres La Salle FC on Sunday night. Had the original schedule pushed through, Global would have faced Team Socceroo in the Round of 16 of the UFL Cup and would have faced the same opposition on Wednesday, July […]

Dooley: We Have to Collect Points Wherever We Can

Icko De Guzman

Philippine Men’s National Football Team coach Thomas Dooley highlighted the importance of his team’s perfect start in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. The Azkals were victorious in their first two matches — a 2-1 win against Bahrain at home last June 11 followed up with a 2-0 win over Yemen last June 16. Speaking […]

Comeback Classic: Global Force Draw Against Ceres

Icko De Guzman

Global FC fought tooth and nail to force a 2-2 stalemate against fierce rivals Ceres La Salle FC in the much anticipated clash between the defending champions and the League leaders Sunday night at Rizal Memorial Stadium. The Bacolod side scored two goals in the first half. But Global showed their championship poise with a […]

Grayson Double Lifts Sparks Over Stallion

Icko De Guzman

Bradley Grayson struck twice as the Loyola Meralco Sparks defeated Stallion FC, 3-1, in Saturday’s resumption of the United Football League at Rizal Memorial Stadium. It was a much-needed victory for the Sparks who had lost two of their last three matches — one each against title rivals Ceres La Salle FC and Kaya FC. […]

Ceres, Global Resume UFL League Title Race

Icko De Guzman

The United Football League First Division makes a return this weekend with four anticipated matches. The League took a week-long break as Rizal Memorial Stadium hosted the Luzon Qualifiers of the Philippine National Games. The UFL Cup Round of Sixteen was supposed to take place last Thursday, but changes in the schedule have forced the […]

Azkals Reach All-Time High in FIFA Rankings

Icko De Guzman

The Philippine Men’s National Team reached greater heights in the FIFA rankings which were released yesterday. The Azkals climbed to 124th — up 13 places from 137th — to clinch their all-time highest spot in the history of the rankings. In addition, the Philippines have again snatched the number one ranking in South East Asia […]

Azkal Jerry Lucena Pens Contract Extension with Esbjerg fB

Icko De Guzman

Azkals midfielder Jerry Lucena has signed a contract extension with his home club Esbjerg fB and was also named assistant coach in the club’s elite youth team. Lucena, who has been a staple on the Azkals side since his debut against Palestine in 2011, was ecstatic with the extension which will see him play for […]

Adidas Launch Ace and X in Distinct Fashion

Icko De Guzman

On July 4, 2015, members of the Philippine football community were at Sparta in Mandaluyong City to witness the formal launch of the newest football boots from Adidas — the Ace15 and the X15. For the launch of the new boots, Adidas Philippines held trials for both the Ace15 and the X15. The event was […]

Clark: Our Goal is to Win that AFC Cup Spot

Icko De Guzman

Kaya FC’s Louis Clark was still over the moon after last week’s come from behind 3-2 victory over Loyola Meralco Sparks FC. Kaya were behind by a goal to the Sparks in the first half but goals from Chris Greatwich, Clark, and Christian Ayew gave Kaya all three points at the end of another clash […]

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