Football

  • Kaya FC-Makati continues to roll in PFL

    KAYA FC-Makati sustained its fine form of late in the Philippines Football League on Wednesday, rolling to its fourth straight win with a 5-2 victory over Ilocos United FC at its University of Makati Stadium.

    Drawing a hat trick from forward Jordan Mintah, Kaya (7-2-3) sustained its resurgence after hitting a rough patch previously in the newly created national football league, and is now back on top of the standings with 23 points in 12 games, tied with FC Meralco Manila (7-2-1).

  • Kaya, Global fight to a goalless draw in Cebu

    By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

    THE exciting and highly competitive Saturday Philippines Football League (PFL) fixture in Cebu City between Kaya FC-Makati and host side Global FC ended in a goalless draw that left both teams tied in the standings.

  • LALIGA’S REGIONAL HEAD IVAN CODINA HEADLINES AMONG TOP-NOTCH LINE-UP OF SPEAKERS AT ‘THE BUSINESS OF FOOTBALL - PHILIPPINES’ ON MAY 18 AT NEW WORLD MAKATI HOTEL

    15 MAY 2018 - MANILA: LaLiga’s top executive in Asia, Ivan Codina, will be one of the international speakers gracing the much anticipated ‘Business of Football - Philippines’, a one-day conference, sanctioned by the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) and organized by MMC Sportz, set to take place on Friday, May 18, 2018, at the New World Makati Hotel.

  • League-leading Meralco Sparks play JPV Marikina in ‘away’ match

    By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

    LEAGUE-leading FC Meralco Manila treks back to the pitch today as it plays JPV Marikina FC in an “away” Philippines Football League match at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium.

  • Long-running Aboitiz Football Cup goes national with Batangas event

    AFTER two decades of complementing and enhancing the football scene in the Visayas, particularly Cebu, AboitizLand has decided to bring its long-running football league to the national level, holding its inaugural Luzon edition beginning next month.

    Happening at the Aboitiz Pitch at The Outlets in Lipa, Batangas, the Aboitiz Football Cup (AFC)-Luzon is expected to host more than 100 teams composed of approximately 3,000 players, coaching staff, technical team, partners, and spectators from all over the region.

  • Marikina pips Davao Aguilas in Football League thriller

    TAGUM CITY - JPV Marikina edged Davao Aguilas in a five-goal thriller last Sunday to climb to third in the Philippines Football League table at Davao del Norte Sports Complex.

    Goals from Takashi Odawara, Boyet Canedo and Takumi Uesato proved enough to spoil the Aguilas’ home debut, witnessed by a league-record 4,300 spectators.

  • Mauricio Pochettino hails in-form Heung-Min Son after Tottenham beat CSKA Moscow

    Mauricio Pochettino says Heung-Min Son is "on fire" after the forward scored the winner in Tottenham's 1-0 victory over CSKA Moscow in the Champions League.

  • Meralco coach: We have to develop killer instinct

    SITTING on top of the table two weeks into the inaugural Philippines Football League season, FC Meralco Manila coach Aris Caslib feels his squad has yet to play to its potential after toiling to a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over newcomer Ilocos United last Saturday at Rizal Memorial Stadium. 

    Goals from new signing Tyler Matas and Jake Morallo in each half completed another fightback for the Manila side, which fell behind on former Meralco player and now Ilocos striker Graham Caygill’s 13th minute strike. 

  • Meralco Manila Sparks win battle of top teams

    FC MERALCO Manila reasserted its might in the Philippines Football League on Saturday night, beating erstwhile streaking JPV Marikina FC, 2-1, in the battle of top teams at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium.

    Using a “gift” from its opponent in the opening half as a springboard, the Sparks, with the win, improved to 7-2-0 and 23 points in nine games, five points clear of JPV (6-0-3), which has 18 points.

  • Messi’s Argentina faces exit

    Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia (AFP)--Lionel Messi’s Argentina were on the brink of a humiliating World Cup exit on Thursday after they were humbled 3-0 by Croatia on a dramatic day at the World Cup that saw the European side join France in the knockout rounds.

  • MMC SPORTZ ASIA: “THE BUSINESS OF FOOTBALL - PHILIPPINES” SET FOR MAY 18 AT NEW WORLD HOTEL IN MAKATI

    26 APRIL 2018 - MANILA: Riding on the heels of the historic Asian Cup 2019 qualification the Philippine Men’s National Team, more popularly known as The Azkals, the Philippines is set as the perfect venue for the upcoming “The Business of Football - Philippines” one-day Conference.

  • New dawn for football

    DEVELOPMENT of Philippine football is set to get added push with the establishment of a “truly national and professional league” in the country -- the Philippines Football League (PFL) -- which one football analyst describes as the “next logical step.”

    Formally launched last Friday at the Shangri-La at the Fort, the PFL is the culmination of what proponents said is four years of making a dream of taking the growth of the sport of football to another plane a reality.

  • Neymar Jr’s Five Kicks off to Incredible Start with Qualifier A

    Feb 20, 2016 (MANILA, Philippines) – On Saturday, February 18th 2017, 6 teams squared off for in the Qualifier A matches for the Neymar Jr’s Five. The afternoon saw many exciting matches, including the semi-final contest between Kidzania and Laro, which saw the latter taking the win with a score of 4:0.

    Team Captain Anton Del Rosario commented, “The qualifier today was a great time. Had to learn the game and adjust tactics as we were all new to it. Amazing that Red Bull has gotten involved in the football scene. It’s something we need more of.”

  • No vanity for Misagh

    For Iranian-Filipino footballer Misagh Bahadoran, being clean and neat is not vanity. 

    The forward for Global FC and winger for the Philippines national team, does not even wear perfume. So when actress and model Sam Pinto, who Misagh has been dating since December 2015, asked what his perfume was, Misagh just laughed.

  • OFFICIAL: Real Madrid sign Thibaut Courtois

    Real Madrid officially announced that they’ve completed a deal for Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. Los Blancos will pay around €35 million as a transfer fee, according to reports.

    Real Madrid C.F. and Chelsea F.C. have agreed the transfer of Thibaut Courtois, who has signed for the club for the next six seasons. After the medical that will take place tomorrow, Thursday 9 August, the player will be presented at 1pm in the presidential box at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium.

  • Perspolise represents PH at Brazil World Finals

    by Robbie Pangilinan

    Perspolise will represent the Philippines at the World Finals at the Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr. in Praria Grande, Brazil after snatching the coveted win from tournament favorite Tondo FC at the Neymar Jr’s Five National Finals at Turf BCG, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, on April 21.

  • PFL top clubs Meralco, Kaya reengage this weekend

    PHILIPPINES Football League (PFL) pace-setting teams FC Meralco Manila and Kaya FC-Makati get tangled once again this season in a scheduled league fixture tomorrow at 4 p.m. at the University of Makati Football Stadium.

    The 4 p.m. game marks the third time that the two teams are meeting in the inaugural season of the newly created national football league which has the Sparks getting the better of Kaya so far, 2-0.

  • PFL-leading Meralco Sparks return to action in Cebu

    OUT of action in the Philippines Football League (PFL) for three weeks, league-leading FC Meralco Manila Sparks resume their campaign tomorrow in Cebu City when they collide with host side Global Cebu FC.

  • PFL: Kaya continues to have Aguilas’ number

    KAYA-ILOILO FC got back to winning on Saturday, defeating Davao Aguilas FC anew, 2-1, in their Philippines Football League (PFL) match at the Iloilo Sports Complex.

  • PH hosts Hong Kong in rugby tourney

    THE 2016 Transcom Cup between the Philippines and the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union kicks off this weekend in Calamba, Laguna.