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Road to the Olympics: The AFC Under-23 Championship

Icko De Guzman

The Philippines Under-23 squad flew to Thailand last Sunday for the qualifiers of the AFC Under-23 Championship. The Philippines’ first match is today, March 27. The qualifiers will go on until March 31 at Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok. What is the AFC Under-23 Championship? The AFC Under-23 Championship (also known as the 2016 AFC U-23 […]

Rob Gier: Zenith Soccer Tours and What’s Next for the Azkals

Icko De Guzman

Azkals skipper Rob Gier is already preparing for the life after he hangs up his boots. The defender, who has been with the Azkals since 2009, launched Zenith Soccer Tours early this year in the hopes of providing an unforgettable footballing experience for children. The project itself was started in June 2014. “It just seems […]

Ceres La Salle Stop Stallion FC, Archers Win

Ceres A. Lina

Ceres La-Salle FC faced tough Stallion FC on Sunday night at the Rizal Memorial Stadium and stomped away with a 3-nil victory. The rain was falling steadily on the pitch when the match began. Just 7 minutes in, play was stopped because of a power interruption. After a brief discussion, players trooped back to their […]

Sparks Blanks Global

Ceres A. Lina

The Loyola Meralco Sparks wrested a 1-0 victory over Global FC on Saturday night at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. Some of Global’s players sat the match out — they arrived only the night before the match from their AFC Cup assignment in Myanmar. Global started with Roland Sadia, Jerry Barbaso, Amani Aguinaldo, Masaki Yanagawa, Daisuke […]

Global Off the Mark in Yadanarbon Loss

Icko De Guzman

Global FC were left reeling after they suffered a 0-2 defeat in their AFC Cup group G match against Yadanarbon Wednesday night at Mandalar Thiri Stadium in Mandalay, Myanmar. It was the second loss in the AFC Cup for the UFL champions who are currently in the bottom of the group G standings. Global only […]

New Azkals?

Ceres A. Lina and Icko De Guzman

The Philippine Men’s National Football Team management are set to call up at least three new players for the Azkals for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers this June. “We have a couple of players that we would like to have (for the Azkals),” said coach Thomas Dooley after the Azkals Mobile Service launch Monday at […]

Kaya FC Blank Team Soccerroo, 5-nil

Ceres A. Lina

Kaya FC bucked a slow start to beat Team Socceroo FC, 5-nil, at the Rizal Memorial Stadium on Tuesday night. The match was originally slated for a weekend but was postponed to a later date because of the UAAP Finals which were also held at RMS. Even if the match was on a weekday, the […]

PFF Announces Azkals Squad for Bahrain Camp

Icko De Guzman

The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) announced today the Azkals who will fly for a training camp to Bahrain next week. The camp will be from March 23 thru 31. The training camp, which is part of the National Team’s preparation for the World Cup qualifiers, will culminate with a friendly between the Philippines and the […]

Loyola Meralco outwit Green Archers; Stallion leave it late over Army

Icko De Guzman

Ten-man Loyola Meralco Sparks FC relied on James Younghusband’s heroics to defeat Green Archers United, 1-0, Sunday night at Rizal Memorial Stadium. The win allowed the Sparks to overtake Global FC in the standings with 15 points. But it was a hard fought win as Green Archers stopper Paolo Pascual pulled 10 saves to keep […]

Ceres La Salle outlasts Kaya, Pachanga wins

Ceres A. Lina

Ceres La Salle FC battled Kaya FC to a 2-1 victory on Saturday night at Rizal Memorial Stadium. It was a pretty nervy start for the Kaya defense, as Ceres pressed early. But it was Kaya’s Louis Clark who got a first clear crack at goal, sending the ball just over the crossbar in the […]

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