GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

Rovers FC set to make history at AFC Cup in Kyrgyzstan

[August 16, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] Budweiser Soccer League three-time defending champions, Rovers FC, will make history Aug. 19 when the team becomes the first club team from Guam to compete in an official AFC club football tournament match.

The team departed Guam Monday to Kyrgyzstan to compete in the qualifying stage of the 2017 AFC Cup. While in Bishkek, the Rovers will compete against Dordoi FC, runner up in the 2015 Kyrgyzstan League, on Aug. 19 and against Benfica de Macau, 2016 Campeonato da 1ª Divisão do Futebol champions, on Aug. 21. Only the top team will qualify for a spot in the next round of the multi-tiered club football tournament. The complete schedule of all upcoming qualifying stage matches is available on the AFC Web site.

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Rapa Nui FestPac delegation visited GFA for friendly match

[June 2, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] The rumors were true – members of the Rapa Nui delegation to the Festival of Pacific Arts made their way to the Guam Football Association National Training Center Wednesday evening for a friendly match against Budweiser Soccer League champions, Rovers FC.

The Rovers, coming off of the team’s recent championship victory at the Bank of Guam 9th Annual GFA Cup, stamped their authority early and finished with a 9-4 victory by the final whistle in front of a couple hundred spectators.

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Visiting Chuo University exact revenge on BSL All-Stars

[May 25, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] After losing the Budweiser Soccer League All-Stars last year, Japan's Chuo University used a year of preparation to exact revenge and succeeded in a friendly match held Tuesday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center in Harmon.

The visitors managed to keep the BSL All-Stars scoreless in the first half, while crafting two goals of their own.

The BSL All-Stars, without the Rovers' top players Jason Cunliffe and Ian Mariano, later scored in the second half. Quality Distributors' Scott Leon Guerrero built up the play from the right back position, streaming down the touchline to pass off to Guam Shipyard's Min Sung Choi on the right wing. Choi crossed the ball to the Strykers FC's Ricky Katsumata, who finished the play with a volley a few years in front of the goal.

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Rovers win DI title, look ahead to GFA Cup tourney

[May 11, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] Rovers FC are officially champions of two of three divisions of the Budweiser Soccer League based on the latest league standings, released after Week 20 matches by Guam Football Association.

In the Premier Division, Rovers FC captured its third-consecutive championship, boasting a 17-3 win-loss record with 137 goals scored in 20 matches played. The team also had the best defensive record, allowing opponents just an average of 1.2 goals per match.

Guam Shipyard, the defending Bank of Guam GFA Cup tournament champions, finished its Premier Division season in second place behind the Rovers with a 15-4-1 win-loss-draw record.

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Five-goal performance keeps Choi as Golden Boot leader

[April 11, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] Five goals from Guam Shipyard's Min Sung Choi in his team's 16-0 drubbing of the Sidekicks keeps the striker on top of the Golden Boot leader board after Week 19 of the Premier Division of the Budweiser Soccer League at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

In the current race, Choi, with 36 goals for the current season, leads the Rovers' Ian Mariano, last season's Golden Boot winner, by six goals. Mariano scored four goals in the Rovers' 13-1 victory over the Southern Cobras in Week 19. The Cobras' Ashton Surber, a former Golden Boot winner, is third in the race with 27 goals. In the Premier Division's other Week 19 match, Quality Distributors defeated Strykers FC 8-4.

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