Manson: Second Place is Our Objective

Icko De Guzman

Global FC coach Leigh Manson is resigned to the thought that his club can only battle for second place after their 1-1 draw against Pachanga Diliman FC. Pachanga went ahead in the eighth minute from a Jinggoy Valmayor strike and almost claimed a vital upset over the defending League champions until Jason Dantes levelled things […]

Vietnam Friendly on the Cards for the Azkals

Icko De Guzman

The Philippine Football Federation hopes that they can work out a friendly match for the Azkals before their FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match at home against Uzbekistan on September 8. Currently second in Group H with six points but behind to DPR Korea on goal difference, the Azkals do not have a scheduled World Cup […]


Only two types of player define the modern game Manila, 1st July – Today, there are only two types of players – those that cause chaos and those that control everything. The game changers and the play makers. The best managers, players and minds have spoken – football has changed. In the words of Pep […]

Pachanga Diliman Frustrate Global 1-1

Icko De Guzman

It was a night to remember for Pachanga Diliman FC after they inflicted a shock 1-1 draw to defending League champions Global FC in Monday’s United Football League action at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. It was a much needed result for the eight-placed side. They had conceded a total of 14 goals in their last […]

Lewis: Luck and Hard Work Led to Win

Icko De Guzman

Kaya FC coach Fabien Lewis summed up Saturday’s win against Loyola Meralco Sparks FC as the “best day for a comeback.” Down 0-1 due to a Brad Grayson goal in the first half, Kaya equalized twice in the second half. However, a last minute goalkeeping blunder from Sparks goalkeeper Tomas Trigo gifted Kaya the 3-2 […]

Kaya Win Over Meralco Sparks, 3-2

Icko De Guzman

Kaya FC rebounded from Wednesday’s loss with a come from behind 3-2 win over Loyola Meralco Sparks FC in Saturday’s fiery United Football League encounter at Rizal Memorial Stadium. OJ Porteria was big for Kaya. The forward, who was playing with an injury, provided Christian Ayew’s winner in the 90th minute. The win allowed Kaya […]

McMenemy Speaks Out on Sparks’ Situation

Icko De Guzman

Meralco Sparks coach Simon McMenemy was beyond relieved that his side bounced back after Saturday’s big loss to Ceres La Salle FC. The Sparks defeated Team Socceroo, 4-0, last Tuesday night to go third in the table. However, McMenemy hopes that his team does not make a repeat of the second half performance. The Sparks […]

New Challenge Ahead for Kaya Coach Fabien Lewis

Icko De Guzman

Newly appointed Kaya head coach Fabien Lewis looked at the positives even though his side yielded to Green Archers United FC last Wednesday. Appointed just three weeks ago, Lewis had a rough start in the Kaya hot seat. Kaya conceded two goals in the first half and were unable to convert their chances on the […]

In Form: Paolo Pascual Nets Clean Sheet Against Kaya

Icko De Guzman

Paolo Pascual continued his scintillating form in the second round of the United Football League. The goalkeeper notched another clean sheet as Green Archers United FC defeated Kaya FC, 2-0, Wednesday night. According to the Cebuano stopper, “all the sacrifices we did (in training) paid off.” Robert Cañedo and Robert Lopez Mendy scored the two […]

Giganto: Win is a Morale Booster

Icko De Guzman

Manila Jeepney forward Eric Giganto relished the result his team pulled off. After a disappointing first round, the Beep-Beep squad welcomed the second round with a shock 3-2 win over Stallion FC last Wednesday at Rizal Memorial Stadium. The forward, who is a mainstay for two-time defending champions Far Eastern University in the UAAP, admitted […]

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