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.


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.


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.


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.


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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