GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

Rovers see top spot in two divisions before holiday break

[December 15, 2015 - Harmon, Guam] The Rovers lead both Budweiser Soccer League Premier Division and Division 2 following the league's final matches before the holiday break.

Premier Division

Two-time defending champions Rovers FC DI earned a comfortable 5-2 win against last season's runner-up Strykers FC Dec. 13 at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Mauro Rodriguez scored twice in the win and teammates Abraham Gutierrez, Natsuki Recella, and Yaw Antwi-Agyei "Nana" scored once each. Marcus Lopez and Bill Kerr scored for the Strykers.

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Guam-based Matao players to return to Budweiser league

[October 16, 2015 - Harmon, Guam] Many of the Guam-based Matao players will be back in time for Week 2 of Division I action of the Budweiser Soccer League beginning Saturday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

Defending champions Rovers DI will take on Guam Shipyard at 7 p.m. Saturday, followed by 2014-2015 runners-up Strykers taking on the Southern Cobras at 9 p.m. In the lone Division I match Sunday, Quality Distributors FC will take on the Sidekicks at 7 p.m.

Last season’s champions will be looking for their first win this season after dropping their opener to Quality Distributors 3-2 in a physical opening-week match that saw six yellow cards between the two teams and also resulted in a red card for Rovers DI's Nathan Sablan in the 82nd minute.

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Rovers edge Payless Supermarkets Strykers for league title

[April 26, 2015 - Harmon, Guam] Superior goal differential helped the defending champions Rovers FC take the 2014-2015 Budweiser Soccer League title as the team ended its regular season battling to a 2-2 draw with second-place Payless Supermarkets Strykers FC Sunday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

Despite not being able to defeat the Strykers in the team's last two fixtures, the Rovers prevailed on overall goal differential to officially finish on top of league standings above the Strykers FC. Both teams finished the season with 14-2-2 records and tied in points with 44. In head-to-head competition, both teams also finished tied, as the Rovers won the teams' first encounter 4-2, the Strykers won the teams' second fixture 7-0, leading up to the 2-2 draw. The Rovers, however, finish the season with a better goal differential - +91 compared to the Strykers' +65.

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Payless Supermarkets Strykers closer to No. 1 with win

[April 23, 2015 - Harmon Guam] Goal differential is the only thing keeping the Payless Supermarkets Strykers FC from taking the top spot in the Budweiser Soccer League standings after its 7-0 win over Quality Distributors in a rescheduled match Wednesday evening at the Guam Football Association.

The Strykers FC (14-2-1) now boast the same record as league leaders Rovers FC, but the Rovers hold the edge with a +91 goal differential, compared to the Strykers FC's +65 goal differential. Both teams are tied in head-to-head competition, with the Strykers FC winning the teams' most recent fixture 7-0.

The league title will be determined after the two teams' final fixture Sunday at 7 p.m. The Rovers FC will need at least a draw to win the title for the second-straight season, while the Strykers will need a second-straight win against the current league leaders.

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Rovers take undisputed top seat in Budweiser Division I soccer

The Rovers FC (6-1) defeated Guam Shipyard (5-2) to stay in first place in league standings with a 3-1 win. Ian Mariano, Natsuki Recella, and David McCallum scored one each for the winning team. Andre Gadia scored Shipyard's goal.

Shipyard, the only team to have defeated the Rovers this season, needed at least a draw to nab first place going into the league's two-week break. In Sunday's match, Shipyard was without its top scorer Cameron Giles and Rovers added back Ian Mariano, the league's Golden Boot frontrunner, and Jason Cunliffe in their lineup after the pair took a break from the team's first fixture with Shipyard.

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