GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

Nihon University Bambino to play friendly match in Guam

[November 10, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] A total of 24 of the top young talent in the Budweiser Soccer League mixed with veteran stars have been tapped for a Guam All-Star squad to train for the upcoming “Guam Challenge” match at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

The final selection will play Nov. 14 beginning at 7 p.m. against visiting Nihon University “Bambino”.

“It’s going to be a high intensity game knowing the kind of game the visiting university teams play in Japan, and we’re up to the task,” said Chima Mbakwem Guam All-Stars Head Coach. “The main objective of course is to win and looking at the quality of players we have and also at the kind of game played in Japan, I believe we’re ready to match up with them.

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Budweiser League selection plays Japan's Nihon University

[November 15, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] A visiting Japan university tournament championship team brought its expected caliber of play in a 9-1 victory over Guam's Budweiser Soccer League selection, made up mostly of the league's rising Under-23 talents combined with veteran league stars Tuesday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

Guam's team, expecting a high intensity of play from the opening whistle, matched the visiting team shot-for-shot in the first ten minutes of play. Adjusting to the Guam selection's physicality, Nihon University caught a break in the 12th minute, when midfielder Ryosuke Saito sent a through ball to teammate Yoshitaka Shimizu, muscling his way to the goal for the finish. Moments later, Ryo Nihei scored the eventual game winner on a give-and-go play with teammate Kanta Furuya on the right side.

The Guam selection scored its lone goal of the match in the 55th minute on a penalty kick by captain Jason Cunliffe.

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Six top division men's teams stay perfect through Week 6

[October 30, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] Six out of 17 teams remain undefeated through Week 6 of the Budweiser Soccer League Premier Division played at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

The University of Guam Tritons allowed their first two goals of the season against Pago Bay Disasters, but remain undefeated with an 8-2 win Sunday. Dylan Naputi led all scorers with four goals and teammates Kyle Legozzie, Jacques Diambra-Odi, Noah Duenas, and Todd Pangelinan also scored in the win. Paul Estaquio and Ryan Palomo scored one each for Pago Bay.

In other matches, the undefeated Islanders FC lead the league in goals scored with 22 in two matches and zero goals allowed so far following the team’s 6-0 win over Haya United Wednesday evening. Aaron Blaz, Kris Fernandez, Brandon Auayan, Jordan Jasmin, Kyle Perez, and Michael Crowley each scored once in the shutout win.

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30 goals scored in Week 5 of 2017/8 Budweiser Soccer 

[October 23, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] An average of six goals per match were scored in Week 5 of the Budweiser Soccer League’s top division at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

The Bank of Guam Strykers I shut out FC Familia 7-0 in their first match of the 2017-2018 season Saturday evening with four goals from Scott Spindel and two from league debutant Mark Iseke. Takumi Odell scored the Strykers I’s other goal.

Defending champions NAPA Rovers produced the week’s other shut out victory, a 4-0 contest Friday evening against the Sidekicks. Matt Robles finished with a hat trick and last season’s Golden Boot winner, Min Sung Choi, scored the Rovers’ other goal.

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Bud FA17/SP18 season heats up with Week 4 matches

[October 17, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] After a one-week hiatus for the recently concluded 2017 Marianas Cup tournament, the Budweiser Soccer League continued with Week 4 matches at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

In Sunday’s lone match, six different players scored in Bank of Guam Strykers B’s 3-3 draw with Haya United. Nathan Schneider, John Anthony Cruz, and James Lee scored for Strykers B and Haya United’s goals were scored by Adam Rivera, Scottie Angoco, and Sydney Talledo.

In Saturday evening’s matches, an 84th minute penalty kick by Pago Bay Disasters’ Francis McJohn earned his team its first point of the season in a 1-1 draw with Quality Distributors. Bryan Reid scored Quality’s lone goal.

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