GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

Women's All-Stars play training match vs Japan pro team

[January 21, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] Selected players from the Bud Light Women's Soccer League sized up against visiting professional team, Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara, from Japan, in an exhibition match played Friday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

The visiting team from Japan, 11-0 winners in the match, recently won Division 2 of the Plenus Nadeshiko League and will enter the top flight of women's club soccer in the country this upcoming season. In order to prepare for their maiden season in the Japan's top women's flight, the team players and coaching staff held a training camp in Guam, which included the exhibition match against the Bud Light Women's Soccer League All-Stars.

The pro team featured Yoko Tanaka, Japan's top scorer in the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup, who scored six in the country's bronze finish in 2012. A handful of other players are also featured on Japan's current U20 women's national team, U23 women's national team, as well as the Nadeshiko, the Japan women's national team, former champions of the FIFA Women's World Cup.

 

Personal Finance Center Lady Crushers' Anjelica Perez controls the ball in the midfield during an exhibition match against Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara, a visiting professional team from Japan Friday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

 

Bank of Guam Lady Strykers' Phoebe Minato is pulled back as she attempts to gain possession of the ball in an exhibition match against Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara, a visiting professional team from Japan Friday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

 

Personal Finance Center Lady Crushers' Skyylerblu Johnson controls the ball after gaining possession in the midfield in an exhibition match against Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara, a visiting professional team from Japan Friday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

 

Bud Light Women's All-Stars starting 11 players pose for a group photo before an exhibition match against Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara, a visiting professional team from Japan Friday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. In the photo are, front row from left to right: Colleen Naden (Personal Finance Center Lady Crushers), April Talledo (Quality Distributors FC), Phoebe Minato (Bank of Guam Lady Strykers), Skyylerblu Johnson (Personal Finance Center Lady Crushers), and Koharu Minato (Bank of Guam Lady Strykers). In the back row, from left to right are Laura Nadeau (NAPA Lady Rovers), Sabrina Kenney (Personal Finance Center Lady Crushers), Chyna Ramirez (Quality Distributors FC), Hallie Wigsten (Bank of Guam Lady Strykers), Anjelica Perez (Personal Finance Center Lady Crushers), and Maggie Phillips (NAPA Lady Rovers).

Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara starting 11 players pose for a group photo before an exhibition match against the Bud Light Women's Soccer League All-Stars Friday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

Captains from the Bud Light Women's League All-Stars and Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara, a professional team from Japan, pose for a photo with match referees before an exhibition match Friday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

Players and staff from the Bud Light Women's League All-Stars and Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara, a professional team from Japan, pose for a group photo after an exhibition match Friday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

 
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