Monday, July 25, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Trivia on how the name JP Voltes came about:
An hour before the JP Voltes games, you will notice their team manager Yuki Tanaka at the SM Tickets booth giving out tickets to children. The kids are part of his charity, who now become de facto cheerleaders of JP Voltes in the games.
When Patrick Franksson scores big, Laos wins. Suffice to say he didn't score today, thus the result. Might he prove to be a useful pickup in the transfer window?
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Very Random Musings from the UFL action on the weekend of July 9/10
Another dominant Global display.
I wonder how much attacking verve they lost with the loss of Daisuke Sato. Congrats Sato, btw. Definitely a level up.
That Sato/Minegishi combo on the left flank always gave other teams a lot of trouble with their pace and understanding.
Marco Casambre strikes me as too raw, but it will be a good opportunity for him to develop. As would Nathan Octavio.
By the way, Global started out with Casambre - Villanueva - Amani - Barbaso at the back for the game against Global.
When was the last time you saw an all-Filipino back four start for the top 6 teams in the UFL?
Patrick Deyto sent off with a straight red. Wow. How often do you see keepers getting sent off because of dissent?
Deyto was called by the linesman for handling the ball outside the area. He saved the subsequent direct free kick, and was seen saying something to the linesman.
What would he have said to have merited a straight red?
JP Voltes winning against top sides shouldn't be counted as 'upsets' anymore, IMHO. They have been a joy to watch in the UFL -- a breath of fresh air, if you must.
Asked before the match what their gameplan was -- JP Voltes coaching staff said: "Simple pass, just the simple pass. Play the short pass and go into space." It's really that simple.
Takumi Uesato -- such a find. Sitting in his couch on Okinawa, Japan looking for a club -- before JP Voltes came knocking.
As for Loyola -- a setback before the match against a fading Kaya FC.
Can Loyola find the defensive solidarity they so badly need? Never looked like keeping a clean sheet, and this has been a problem for them all season long.
Started with Mallari - de Jong - Joaco - Koichi, but were forced to put in Anton del Rosario at the start of the second half.
This allows de Jong to help a midfield losing its discipline and battle against a very physical JP Voltes.
With Tommy Trigo set to depart, it will be down to Gui Hasegawa to man the posts -- and he has to improve. That second JP Voltes goal.........
Last five games of Loyola before JP Voltes were:
First things first, that first goal by Ceres should never have been one -- the previous play leading to it was a high boot by Schrocky.
How on earth did the linesman not call it? It was in front of him........!
That said, after that, Ceres simply played Kaya off the park.
Kaya were missing OJ Porteria (left the club) and Louis Clark (suspension), and that dulled their edge a bit.
Alfred Osei and Miguel Tanton tried to drive the team, but they can't do it by themselves.
OJ Porteria leaving Kaya midway through the season? Which club he goes to next, he doesn't mention. But, unless it is a step up (ie. S.League, for example), fans would have hoped he stayed at the club till at least the end of the season.
A look at Kaya's record against four of the top five teams:
Thursday, June 30, 2016
PFF will host matches with Perth Glory FC on 20, 23, and 26 July 2016, as follows:
- Global FC vs Perth Glory FC | July 20 | Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila
- UFL All-Stars vs Perth Glory FC | July 23 | Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila
- Philippine National Team vs Perth Glory FC | July 26 | Quirino Stadium, Bantay, Ilocos Sur
Perth Glory has scheduled its training camp in the Philippines as part of its strategic initiative of touring South East Asia with the objective of staging an official Hyundai A-League matches in the region.
PFF has sought approval for FIFA and AFC clearances and permits to officially host the matches. Kick-off times and ticketing details will be announced later.
The PFF inspection team have visited the Quirino Stadium in Bantay, Ilocos Sur which has a newly installed artificial pitch. Recommendations have been relayed to the stadium owner to ensure the facilities meet the standards for international matches.
The Chinese Taipei men’s National Team and the Northern Marianas Men’s and Women’s National Team have also conducted their traning camp in the Philippines last May and June 2016.
Perth Glory FC is a professional Australian football club based in Perth, Australia, and currently sits at 7th place in the Hyundai A-League.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
2) BAÑA, Rupert Ed
3) CASTILLO, Christian Michael
4) CLAVANO, Lui
5) COLET, Kendall
6) GAUDIEL, Renko Feliz
7) JONG, han Seon [KOR]
8) KOFFI, Konan Marc Antoine [CIV]
9) LIPARDO, Jose Rafael
10) MATHAY, Alfredo Carlitos
11) MONTEMAYOR, Jin Daniel
12) ORACION, Jose Paolo
13) ORTIZ, Enrique Thaddeus
14) SON, Jeong Hyeon [KOR]
15) WEIDMAR, Martin
16) YOSHIOKA, Mashu
17) BONGALAN, Gonzalo (youth / reserve roster)
18) CO, Ryan Matthew (youth / reserve roster)
19) GAYOSO, Javier Augustine (youth / reserve roster)
20) JAMES, Kenneth John (youth / reserve roster)
21) ORDOÑEZ, Martin (youth / reserve roster)
22) POE, Joseph Gerard (youth / reserve roster)
23) SORIANO, Kenneth Gerard (youth / reserve roster)
24) TANCHUAN, Alain (youth / reserve roster)
25) VALDEZ, Joshua (youth / reserve roster)
2) DE GUZMAN, Raphael Clifford
3) DIAZ, Van Rey <FR: Manila Jeepney FC>
4) DOLINO, Aldrin <FR: Green Archers United FC>
5) EVANGELISTA, Mervin Paul
6) FERRER, Nicolas Jr. <FR: Manila Jeepney FC>
7) JOSEPH, Rigoberto Carlos
8) RAMOS, Javier Francisco Jr.
9) TETANG ZIEPOP, Maxime Valery [CMR] <FR: Green Archers United FC>
2) OCTAVIO, Nathan <FR: Pachanga Diliman FC>
3) ORTIZ, Juan Carlos [ESP]
4) PETROVIC, Ivan [SRB]
5) PETTYS, Charley
6) ESSWEIN, Andreas Campollo (youth / reserve roster)
2) BALANUECO, Jannryl
3) DAGA-ANG, Juarlito
4) GUMBAN, John Resty
5) JURAO, Angelou Val <FR: Manila Jeepney FC>
6) MACAPAL, John
7) SALAHIT, Paul Ariel
8) UZOKA, Chima
1) ABAN, Elijah
2) ANGELES, Alen Franco
3) CAÑEDO, Robert <FR: Green Archers United FC>
4) MABANAG, Michael Jerremy
5) MENZI, Michael <FR: Manila Jeepney FC>
6) TAKANO, Daishi [JPN]
7) UESATO, Takumi [JPN]
2) MENZI, Audie
3) REED, Adam Michael [ENG] <Stallion FC>
4) TANTON, David
2) BATEAU, Sean Anthony Gilbert [TRI] <FR: Global FC>
3) ELHABIB, Izzeldin Elzaki Ibarahim [SDN] <FR: Global FC>
4) DIMAANO, Jose Salvador (youth / reserve roster)
5) PIQUE, Juan Miguel Bradley (youth / reserve roster)
6) SHAHROOD, Shahin [IRN] (youth / reserve roster)
7) SILVERIO, Lanz Jason (youth / reserve roster)
8) SILVERIO, Lorenz Justin (youth / reserve roster)
9) TAKZARE, Reza [IRN] (youth / reserve roster)
2) MAGASSA, Aboubacar 
2) APPIAH, Stephen [GHA]
3) BIÑAS, Kevin Regan
4) CARLOS, Jon Aaron
5) DOMINGO, Patrick Michael
6) EJE, James Michael
7) EPILI, Alfred
8) FOFANA, Lassana [CIV]
9) HWANG, Jong Won [KOR]
10) KIGBU, Alu [NGA] <FR: Team Socceroo FC>
11) KIM, Chan Woo [KOR]
12) NJI, Madi Taniform [CMR]
13) OKEAGU, Michael Chiemela [NGA]
14) UGWU, Ifeanyi Elias [NGA]
15) ZACAL, Dennis Jr.
2) ALBIÑO, Joevic <FR: Phil. Army FC>
3) ARCILLA, Garlet
4) BEDIA, Roy Kent
5) BIDAR, Soheil 
6) COOPER, Romeo Share [LBR] <FR: Laguna Kabuscorp FC>
7) FARIÑAS, Federico Jr.
8) FERMIN, Joseph Ryan <FR: Team Socceroo FC>
9) HERVA, Jaybone <FR: Phil. Army FC>
10) LEONAR, John Paulo
11) LLEVARES, Albert
12) MADIA, Lester <FR: Fleet Marine FC>
13) MUNGCAL, Mar Oscar
14) NCHAMA, Masa Ango Santiago [EQG]
15) REGIS, Divino <FR: Team Socceroo FC>
16) SHADIDEH, Masood [IRN] <FR: Team Socceroo FC>
17) SONG, Woo [KOR]
18) SYLVANUS, Emmanuel Arinzechukwu 
19) YARED, Jose Anton
2) BORROMEO, Nicholas Christian
3) CASIL, Arnel
4) GROMMEN, Joshua
5) POLLI, Carlo [SUI]
6) SADIA, Roland Dely [CIV] <FR: Global FC>
7) VILLACIN, Nicholas Christian
Monday, April 18, 2016
2) CABAÑIERO, Rolando Jr.
3) CALVO, Valentino
4) CAMINOS, Jose Alfe
5) CLOTTEY, Joseph Attuquaye [GHA]
6) FERNANDEZ, Habagat Viktor Hamin Grace [from Youth / Reserve Roster]
7) FRANCISCO, Norman John Robert
8) FRIAS, John Albert
9) GALICIA, Christian Lowell
10) KONE, Losseni [CIV]
11) LEYBLE, Richard
12) MENGANE, Pampam Justin [CIV]
13) OMGBA, Augustin [CMR]
14) ORCULLO, Gerald
15) RECHE DONHA, Joao Alexandre [BRA]
16) REGALA, Darwin
17) SAFARIAN SIAHMAZGI, Khosro [IRN]
2) PASINABO, Arnie Jr. (NOT FREE TO SIGN)
2) ALEGRE, Frederico Martin
3) AVANCEÑA, Raphael Angelo
4) BAMBA, Sam Lama [CIV]
5) DAPOG, Elijah
6) MANIQUIS, Mikel Romano
7) MONTELIBANO, Jose Luis Ricardo
8) TIU, Briggs
2) BEHGANDOM, Milad [IRN]
3) ELHABIB, Izzeldin Elzaki Ibrahim [SDN]
4) KANAYAMA, John Christopher (Loyola FC)
2) CAÑEDO, Robert
3) DOLINO, Aldrin
4) EPESSO, Gary Ngaly [CGO] (NOT FREE TO SIGN)
5) MELEKE, Stephane [CIV]
6) TETANG ZIEPOP, Maxime Valery [CMR]
7) UZOKA, Kennedy
2) NAKAZONO, Yuuki [JPN]
3) PELAYO, Meliton
4) SOBREVEGA, Louie Jay
5) WADA, Shimpei [JPN]
2) TANTON, Vito Javier (NOT FREE TO SIGN)
2) DALMAN, Jhonny
3) JUKES, Reginald Roel Jr.
2) CERDEÑA, Joseph Anthony
3) DAHL, Christian Magnus [DEN]
4) HARTMANN, Darren Maurice
5) JAMAL, Dalir Lord [IRN]
6) JOERGENSEN, Kristian [DEN]
7) JONES, Christopher Ian
8) LAWLESS, Christopher
9) ORTIZ, Enrique Thaddeus
10) PAPILLON, Gael Anthony
11) UJAM, Charles Ekene [NGA]
12) VIVA, Roel
2) CABRERA, Marlon
3) CAMARA, Mohammed [GUI]
4) CORDERO, John Paul
5) CUNA, Thomas
6) CUYOS, Jerome
7) DE CASTRO, John Kevin
8) ENDAYA, Mark Henry
9) GARCIANO, Bryan
10) GATASI, Lawrence
11) GHAZY NOURELDIN, Ahmed Safwat [EGY]
12) JOHNSON, Foday Nah [LBR]
13) KNOWLDEN, Malachi III [LBR]
14) LAPITAN, Rodmel Mari
15) NGOM, Amadou Lamine [SEN]
16) PADUA, Larsen Anatoly
17) PEPITO, Hayeson
18) SALANGUIT, Christian
19) SALISAD, Randy
2) NOETZEL, Johann Thomas [NMI]
3) QORDJA, Ernest [ENG}
4) SILITONGA, Reuben Raya
5) WRIGHT, Max William [ENG
Sunday, March 27, 2016
MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM TO PLAY DPR KOREA SQUAD ON 29 MARCH 2016
The following players have been called up to compose the national squad for the Home Match against the DPR Korea National Team on 29 March 2016 at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila, Philippines under the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – Asian Qualifiers / AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019™ Qualifiers (Round 2):
· AGUINALDO, Amani Manuel – Global FC
· ARISTORENAS, Jorrel Zachary – Loyola Meralco Sparks FC
· BAHADORAN, Misagh – Global FC
· CLARINO, Mario Javier – Global FC
· DANIELS, Kenshiro Michael – Kaya FC
· DEL ROSARIO, Dominic Liam – Kaya FC
· DEYTO, Patrick Phillip – Global FC
· ETHERIDGE, Neil Leonard – Walsall FC
· GADIA – Loyola Meralco Sparks FC
· GUIRADO, Juan Luis – Ceres-La Salle FC
· MULLER, Roland – Servette FC
· OTT, Manuel – Ceres-La Salle FC
· PATIÑO, Javier – Henan Jianye FC
· RAMSAY, Iain – Tractorsazi FC
· REICHELT, Patrick – Ceres-La Salle FC
· ROTA, Simone – Stallion FC
· SATO, Daisuke – Global FC
· STEUBLE, Martin Markus – Ceres-La Salle FC
· TANTON, Miguel – Kaya FC
· TRIGO, Tomas Angel – Loyola Meralco Sparks FC
· VILLANUEVA, Dennis – Global FC
· WOODLAND, Luke –
· YOUNGHUSBAND, James Joseph – Loyola Meralco Sparks FC
The team with the accompanying officials arrived in Manila last night, Saturday, 26 March 2016 from Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
The Philippines vs. DPR Korea match will be the ultimate game of both teams under the joint 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – Asian Qualifiers / AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019™ Qualifiers (Round 2):
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
- AGUINALDO, Amani Manuel – Global FC
- ARISTORENAS, Jorrel Zachary – Loyola Meralco Sparks FC
- CLARINO, Mario Javier – Global FC
- DANIELS, Kenshiro Michael – Kaya FC
- DEL ROSARIO, Dominic Liam – Kaya FC
- DEYTO, Patrick Phillip – Global FC
- ETHERIDGE, Neil Leonard – Walsall FC
- FLORES, Jim Ashley – Stallion FC
- GUIRADO, Juan Luis – Ceres-La Salle FC
- PATIÑO, Javier – Henan Jianye FC
- PORTERIA, Jose Elmer – Kaya FC
- RAMSAY, Iain – Tractorsazi FC
- REICHELT, Patrick – Ceres-La Salle FC
- ROTA, Simone – Stallion FC
- SATO, Daisuke – Global FC
- STEUBLE, Martin Markus – Ceres-La Salle FC
- TRIGO, Tomas Angel – Loyola Meralco Sparks FC
- VILLANUEVA, Dennis – Global FC
- WOODLAND, Luke
Thursday, February 25, 2016
ADVISORY ON THE 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP QUALIFIER MATCH BETWEEN THE PHILIPPINES AND DPR KOREA ON MARCH 29, 2016
We wish to advise all football enthusiasts that the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM) – Asian Qualifiers / AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 (TM) Qualifiers (Round 2) match between the Philippines and DPR Korea will be held on Tuesday, 29 March 2016, at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila. Kick-off is at 8:00pm.
Tickets are sold via TicketWorld starting tomorrow, 26 February 2016 thru its online booking and major ticket outlets.
Tickets prices are:
Category 1 – Php 1,500.00
Category 2 – Php 1,000.00
Category 3 – Php 500.00
Category 4 – Php 300.00
Category 5 – Php 200.00
Category 6 – Php 100.00
We invite all to watch and lend support to the national team during their ultimate match in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM) – Asian Qualifiers / AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 (TM) Qualifiers (Round 2).