30 July 2014

Azkals Peace Cup training camp

Official Team Nomination for the 2014 Peace Cup Training Camp
(the squad will be reduced after the training camp to 24 players)

Goalkeeper : Roland Müller, Patrick Deyto, Nicholas O'Donnell, Paolo Pascual

Defense : Charles Pettys, Amani Aguinaldo, Anton Del Rosario, Jeffrey Christiaens, Daisuke Sato, Simone Rota, Roxy Dorlas, Rob Gier, Juan Guirado

Midfield : Marwin Angeles, Misagh Bahadoran, Kenshiro Daniels, Jason De Jong, Christopher Greatwich, Simon Greatwich, Curt Dizon, Paolo Bugas, Jerry Lucena, Martin Steuble

Midfield / Forward : Joven Bedic, OJ Porteria, James Younghusband, Stephan Schröck

Forward : Nathaniel Burkey, Patrick Reichelt, Mark Hartman, Daniel Gadia, Phil Younghusband, Javier Patino, John Kanayama

Charley Pettys leaving Global Fc

Azkals fil-American Charley Pettys is leaving Global FC.  He got his debut for Azkals against Nepal in April this year , but was not in the squad for AFC Challenge Cup.

Charley tweeted today that he is leaving Global Fc .

No news about where he is going , but it is expected that he is leaving Philippines.

Fil-Am Burkey inks with Ceres FC


Ceres-La Salle FC is continuously building a powerhouse squad ahead of its debut in the First Division of the United Football League (UFL) when the season kicks off late this year.

After signing Fil-German midfielder Manny Ott, another national team standout inked a deal with the newly-promoted UFL team Ceres FC.

Fil-Am striker Nate Burkey reportedly has officially signed up with the Bacolod-based club Ceres FC.

Burkey started his professional career in 2011-2012 UFL seasons where he suited up for the Kaya FC and with Pachanga Diliman FC as his last team before he transferred to Ceres.

The 29-year-old Washington DC-born veteran forward last wore the national colors in summer during the Asian Football Confederation Challenge Cup in Maldives.

With Burkey’s entry with the multi-titled Ceres-La Salle FC, it’s expected that the provincial club will be one of the toughest clubs in the league’s premier division.

Just in the off-season, the reigning UFL Division 2 champion and back-to-back PFF-Smart Club Men’s Championship titlist has already signed up five players into its roster.

Over the weekend, Ceres inked former Azkals’ Fil-German midfielder Manuel Gelito “Manny” Ott, while signed Fil-Belgian left back Jeffrey Christiaens, Fil-Spanish central defender Juani Guirado and Spanish striker Adriano Gallardo late June and early this month.

Ceres FC is expected to formally present the newly acquired players as well as the entire roster for the upcoming UFL tournament anytime soon./WDJ


Azkals training camp at RMS, Manila

The Azkals Team will have its training for the upcoming Peace Cup started on 18th of August 2014. The team will have its training camp on August 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29 held in the Rizal Memorial Stadium at Manila. The Azkals Team invite all fans to support us during our training camp. Visitors will have the opportunity for autographs and picture taking with the team members and the coach after the training sessions.

29 July 2014

Ceres signs Fil-German Ott

By Jerome S. Galunan Jr.

Bacolod-based and multi-titled Ceres-La Salle FC is expected to be one of the star-studded and toughest clubs in the First Division when the United Football League’s (UFL) season kicks off later this year.
This, after the UFL Division 2 champion and back-to-back PFF-Smart Club Men’s Championship titlist has reportedly signed up another great player to its roster.
Over the weekend, reports stated that Ceres signed up former Azkals’ midfielder Manuel Gelito “Manny” Ott.
The Fil-German Ott is the fourth signee of the club during the off-season following Fil-Belgian left back Jeffrey Christiaens, Fil-Spanish central defender Juani Guirado, and Spanish Adriano Gallardo.
While the 22-year old Ott started his career in Germany with SV Ilmmünster, FSV Pfaffenhofen, and TSV 1860 München before suited up for the FC Ingolstadt II in 2009, however, it was in 2010 when the Fil-German began his international exposure when he was called up to play for the Philippines against Chinese Taipei.
In 2011, he again suited up for the Azkals U23 during the Southeast Asian Games held in Indonesia wherein he was able to play with other Ceres mainstays Joshua Beloya and Christiaens.
With the addition of Ott in the team, Ceres becomes more of an attacking squad with both its first and second teams capable of performing at the same level.
Earlier, Ceres signed up Fil-Spanish defender Guirado.
Guirado first played for the Ceres during the AFC President’s Cup in Bacolod last summer.
The 34-year old Fil-Spanish central defender, who was on-loan at Ceres, displayed great performance – scoring a pair of goals against Rimyongsu SC of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Chinese Taipei’s Tatung FC – most likely to have convinced the club owner to sign him for a 2-year deal starting this season.
Meanwhile, Christiaens and Spanish striker Gallardo were likewise signed up with Ceres side late last month.
On the other hand, late reports also hint of Azkals’ Nate Burkey as another prospect to sign up with Ceres FC.
For head coach Ali Go, the club’s build-up is part of the team’s rigid preparation for a tough competition ahead in this UFL season.
With the recent fast paced changes in the Ceres roster, it also raised many eyebrows from league followers.
But Go reiterated that Ceres has its system and acquiring players is based on the team’s requirement – right player at the right position.
Ceres FC is yet to formally present the newly acquired players as well as the entire roster seeing action in the upcoming UFL tournament./



27 July 2014

Azkals Nate Burkey has signed for Ceres Fc !

 Azkals Nate Burkey , fil-American who played last season for Pachanga Diliman has signed for Ceres Fc. This is the last of many fil-foreigners signings for Ceres Fc

List over Ceres Fc signings :

Juani Guirado
Patrick Reichelt
Marwin Angelees
Marvin Angeles
Jeffrey Christiaens
Carli De Murga
Manny Ott
Jason Sabio

All these players are fil-foreigners who have played for Philippines.

Ceres Fc has also signed Spanish player Adriano Gallardo

Ang Liga results and fixtures this weekend

July 26, 2014 (Saturday)
Match Results
Venue: San Beda College Football Field

Match #34 8:00AM NU-A 0-1 DBTC
Match #35 10:00AM DLSL 0-6 UE
Match #36 1:00PM CSB 0-2 NU-B
Match #37 3:00PM MCL 0-9 SBC

Matches today!

July 27, 2014 (Sunday)
Venue: Malayan Colleges Laguna

10:00AM Match 38 Ateneo De Manila University 8-0 De La Salle Lipa 
1:00PM Match 39 University of Perpetual Help System Dalta vs Lyceum of the Philippines University
3:00PM Match 40 Malayan Colleges Laguna vs University of the Philippines (Diliman)

Venue: San Beda College
1:00PM Match 41 Rizal Technological University vs Arellano University
3:00PM Match 42 University of the East vs Graduate School College of Law - UST

Global FC downs Kaya to win UFL FA Charity Cup title

Jaelle Nevin Reyes

MANILA, Philippines - Ending their season with another dominating performance, Global FC defeated Kaya FC 3-1 to capture their second straight United Football League title on Saturday, July 26 at Rizal Memorial Football Stadium.
Despite the downpour of heavy rain at the newly refurbished Rizal Stadium, fans from both sides came to watch the squads battle it out for their chosen charity.
In a striking turn of events, however, the two teams in the finals agreed to split the P100,000 bounty for the inaugural Football Alliance Charity Cup between the two chosen charities, namely the FairPlay for All Foundation and the Homeless World Cup Team Philippines.
As the game started, a hasty attack from the Kaya side marred the defense of Global in hopes of striking gold in the early part of the first half.
Kaya’s Jovin Bedic opened the blitz for his club by striking the ball from long distance but was easily denied by keeper of Global FC.
On the other side, Izo Elhabib capitalized on a defensive miscue by Kaya, taking a shot on goal that was denied by Kaya’s Nick O’Donnel.
Several attacks on both sides of the pitch were laid down by the opposing squads, each eager to score and take the edge over the other for the remaining minutes of the first half.
Mark Hartmann scored off an assist by John Kanayama from the left wing to break the silence of the first half in the 44th minute.
Not long after the opening goal, another one sank for Global, this time by Elhabib who curled the ball to the far side of the post to beat the goalie.
As rain poured on the second half of action for the final, a tough tackle by Kaya FC’s Thomas Taylor prompted the referee to pull out a yellow card from his pocket.
The game continued to be physical as a hard challenge by Emmanuel Mbata from inside the penalty area garnered him a caution while a penalty kick was awarded to the Global side.
The commotion from inside the box rumbled into a scuffle resulting to a yellow card to Global’s Amani Aguinaldo and another to Mbata who was then sent off the field due to a red card.
As the opposing sides settled, Hartmann fired the penalty to the O’Donnel-manned goal to extend the lead of his team to 3-0.
Making matters worse for the yellow shirts, a second yellow card was presented to Taylor after a stiff tackle on Global’s Marco Casambre.
With just 9 men on their side, Kaya’s playing coach Chris Greatwich was sent in as a substitute in hopes of salvaging their conquest to take the FA Cup.
The substitution proved to be a great choice for Kaya FC as Greatwich sank the last goal in the contest on the 81st minute from just inside the box.
Four minutes of stoppage time was added to regulation but no goals from either side were sank, with Global prevailing 3-1.
Amani Aguinaldo from the winning club was chosen as the Most Valuable Player of the Football Alliance Charity cup.
Stallion takes third place
Former UFL Cup champs Stallion FC sneaked past the formidable Loyola Meralco Sparks FC to earn third place in the FA Cup, 5-3.
Stallion conquered the first few minutes of the first half as Christian Thomert converted a goal in the 22nd minute to take the early lead for his crew.
The Loyola side did not back down from the early setback as Graham Caygill equalized the score of both squads two minutes after the opener.
Teams went head-to-head as the game progressed, both keen to break the 1-1 goal deadlock.
In the 76th minute, Stallion’s Nathanial Alquiros seized a goal that overthrew the tie between the two clubs.
A few minutes after, Loyola answered with a goal of their own, this time by Simon Greatwich, who headed a striking ball off a corner in the 86th minute.
Regulation ended in a 2-2 standstill which encouraged the match officials to extend the game into two additional 15-minute halves.
In an outstanding turn of events, no goals were converted in either of the two additional halves.
As the game went into penalty shootout, the booters of Stallion outnumbered the penalties sank by Loyola, 3-1. The game ended with Stallion taking 3rd place in the FA Cup after posting a 5-3 win against Loyola. -