Greetings from Hong Kong! For those of you who do not know, I will be away with the National Team this week as we prepare for our game with Hong Kong on Tuesday evening. Fellow Kaya member OJ Porteria and I will be in action for the Azkals so tune in on Tuesday, 8pm to watch the game on ABS-CBN.
We have some important changes to the schedule this week so please pay attention to the changes that we have made:
Mon- 4-6pm @ Mckinley Hill. Elite Only
Tues- 4-6pm @ Cuenca. Academy
Wed- 4-6pm @ BGC. Academy & Kindersoccer Note: U11 game @ Umak 4pm & U13 game @ Emperador 2pm
Thur-4-6pm @ Cuenca. Academy
Fri- 4-6pm @ Mckinley Hill. Elite & Kindersoccer
Sat- 8-10am @ Mckinley Hill. Academy
Note- No more sessions Friday @ BGC. Elite training on Friday’s are now at Mckinley Hill.
This weekend saw our Elite teams win 3, tie 1 and lose 2. Here were the results:
Diego Aspiras put in a virtuoso performance scoring all 6 goals in the 6-3 win vs Socceroos. They now sit atop of the U9 table, with 4 teams sharing a 4-0-1 record for 12 pts!
A tough 3-2 loss for coach Nate’s side in a game in which they dominated. A wondergoal by Chris Hagedorn and a Shane Clemente PK were not enough to give them the victory. Despite that, Nate was pleased with the teams overall performance and attitude.
Coach Diego picked up a valuable 3 pts when Enrique Cuervo’s goal gave us the 1-0 v Socceroo. The result has been coming as Diego’s team has improved week on week and were rewarded for all their recent efforts this weekend.
A depleted side for Coach Jonah were handed their first loss of the season at the hands of Global. With many of his players away with school commitments, Jonah’s side battled hard with Nica Sy, Jamie Young and hattrick scorer Ottmar Figueroa outstanding. They are still in title contention 3 points behind the leaders with a game in hand.
With 5 members of Coacj Mike’s team away on International duty, the side dug deep to salvage a 3-3 tie with Agila. Nino Herrera, Dan O’Reilly and Jonny McCartor got the goals as they stay joint top of the league with PSG.
Kenshiro Daniels put on a great display of finishing with 4 goals in the first half en route to a 7-1 win vs Socceroo. Rocky Plaza, Paolo Garciano and Michelle Maniquis rounded off the win for Coach Inaki’s side. They are now in second place with a top of the table clash with Loyola this weekend.
For more info and the schedule & league tables, check out http://www.uflphilippines.com.
Lastly, please make sure you return your questionnaires this week either via email or in person on Friday (elite) or Saturday (academy). Please do make me chase you up individually!
That’s it for now, thanks so much for reading and see you out on the field.
Una Kaya Kids!