GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

Goals galore in opening week of men's Premier Division

[October 14, 2018 - Harmon, Guam] There was no shortage of goals as the Budweiser Soccer League Premier Division officially kicked off Saturday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

Fourteen players from five teams scored 21 goals in four matches to begin 2018-2019 season.

The NAPA Rovers FC’s Min Sung Choi earns the early lead in the league’s Golden Boot race, scoring four against Manhoben Lalahi in his team’s 7-1 win. Kelby Hernandez, Devan Mendiola, and Mark Chargualaf also scored for the five-time defending champions Rovers and Kyle Halehale scored for Manhoben Lalahi.

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NAPA Rovers make it five-straight with win vs LOA Heat

[May 29, 2018 - Harmon, Guam] Perennial Budweiser Soccer League champions NAPA Rovers FC secured their fifth-straight title over the weekend, but not without an incredible fight from finals debutant Lots of Art Heat in a 4-3 contest at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

With the score at 3-3 in the closing minutes of the match, the Rovers’ Mark Chargualaf managed to maneuver through Heat defenders to find space for a shot on goal, only to have the ball parried by Heat goalkeeper Ryan Root. Before Heat defenders were able to recover, Rovers’ Matt Robles followed up with a right-footed shot inside the goal box for the eventual game-winner.

The Rovers had the upper hand early in the first half with a goal from captain Chargualaf in the 15th minute, but eight minutes later, speedster Gideon Tyquiengco nearly sprinted the entire length of the pitch, moved into the penalty area with Rovers defenders scrambling to catch him, and dished the ball off to A.J. Root for the finish to level the match.

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LOA Heat makes first finals appearance in Budweiser League

[May 25, 2018 - Harmon, Guam] Lots of Art Heat rightfully earned its championship-caliber status as the team heads into the final match of the Budweiser Men’s Soccer One League set for 7 p.m. Sunday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

The league’s eighth-ranked team shattered all doubts from naysayers after first defeating No. 1 Islas de los Ladrones FC 6-5 in the quarterfinals and next, No. 4 Bank of Guam Strykers I 4-3 in the semifinals. No other team in the entire league had been able to defeat a stacked IDL FC team, which features the league’s Golden Boot winner Ashton Surber, the league’s Golden Glove winner Johann Noetzel, and several players with international playing experience for Guam.

The back-to-back wins guaranteed the Heat at least a top two finish and possibly its first-ever Budweiser Soccer League championship title. LOA Heat will next play four-time defending champions NAPA Rovers to cap its Cinderella story season.

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Islas de los Ladrones FC win battle of undefeated teams

[March 15, 2018 - Harmon, Guam] Islas de los Ladrones FC emerged as the lone undefeated team in the Budweiser Soccer League’s top division with a 4-2 win over previously undefeated NAPA Rovers in Week 18 action at GFA.

Matt Robles put the Rovers on top early in the match, after finishing a pass from Min Sung Choi on the right side in the ninth minute, but just eight minutes later, IDL’s Jonahan Romero sent teammate Marcus Lopez barreling down the right side of the field for the finish to level the match. Lopez later slotted in a penalty kick in the 25th minute and completed a hat trick with the eventual game-winner in the 50th minute.

Ten minutes later, IDL’s Ryan Quitugua finished a corner kick play with a right-footed volley to extend his team’s lead to three goals. The Rovers’ Min Sung Choi added a goal in the 74th minute for the eventual final score.

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UOG, Rovers, IDL stay perfect through Week 11 in Bud soccer

[January 23, 2018 - Harmon, Guam] The University of Guam Tritons, NAPA Rovers FC, and Islas de los Ladrones (IDL) FC remain as the lone undefeated teams of the Budweiser Soccer League top division through Week 11 matches at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

The Tritons (7-0) continue on top of the league leaderboard after defeating Shipyard Haya 5-3 Sunday evening with a pair of goals from Dylan Naputi and one each from Joseph Quan, Dominic Gadad, and Jacques Diambra-Odi. Rogelio Argueta, Jameil Morris, and David John Cruz scored for Shipyard Haya.

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