Wings Red stay perfect in Minetgot Cup SP17 U18 division
[March 21, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] Wings Red staved off a comeback by Quality Distributors to win 3-2 and stay perfect through Week 4 of the Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth League U18 division Monday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.
After taking a commanding 3-0 lead with just 10 minute left to play, Quality got on board three minutes later with an Eddie Huang penalty kick. Four minutes later, a goal from Won Jae Ro put his team within one, but time expired for any additional scores in the contest. Devan Mendiola scored twice for Wings Red, including the eventual game-winner, and teammate Derek Okuhama also scored in the win.
In Monday evening’s other U18 match, defending champions Bank of Guam Strykers (3-1) edged Wings Black 1-0 with a goal from Clayton Mitchell.
Triple J RW youth league returns with Week 4 matches
[March 12, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] Thousands of athletes in the Triple J Auto Group Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League returned to the pitch after a weeklong break Saturday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.
In the U18 division, the ASC Trust Islanders Betde moved up to the top spot in division standings following an 8-0 win over the previously undefeated FC Barrigada Crusaders.
Following the Islanders in division standings are last season’s champions, the EFR Southern Cobras Black, after the team’s 5-4 edge of the Tigers. Though both the Islanders and Cobras are equal in total points gained at seven, the Islanders hold a goal differential advantage to take the No. 1 spot.
Bank of Guam Strykers win SP17 Minetgot Cup opener
[February 28, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] Defending champions Bank of Guam Strykers managed to hold down Wings Black 3-2 in an opening week U18 division match of the Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth League Monday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.
The Strykers pulled ahead 2-0 in the first half with goals from Vincent Cruz and Joshua Calvo, but Wings Black cut their deficit in half on a goal by Tyler Presto just one minute into the deciding half.
Xavier Naputi scored the eventual game winner about 20 minutes later on a long-distance strike. Phoenix Pahl pulled Wings Black within one in the 80th minute, but his team ran out of time to attempt a comeback.
Triple J extends partnership with GFA; provides vehicles
[February 24, 2017 - Upper Tumon, Guam] Triple J Auto Group, a division of Triple J Enterprises, Inc., announced renewal of its Platinum corporate sponsorship agreement with the Guam Football Association (GFA).
The sponsorship agreement, which will run through December 31, 2018, includes all official vehicles, with the most recent addition of two Kia Sedona minivans, and naming rights for the Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League.
“We are excited to be back on board as a Platinum Corporate sponsor for GFA,” said Jeff Jones, President and COO of Triple J Enterprises, Inc. “Triple J embraces GFA’s aspirational position for thousands of youth soccer players on Guam, we know as sponsors, we play an important role in continuing to grow the sport of soccer for years to come.”
EFR Southern Cobras begin youth league title defense
[February 19, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] The EFR Southern Cobras Black began their title defense with a 7-1 win over the Guam Shipyard Wolverines as upper age divisions of the Triple J Auto Group Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League officially began their Spring 2017 season at the Guam Football Association National Training Center Saturday.
The Cobras, winners of the U17 division in Fall 2016, retained most of their players as the league shifted the top age division to U18 for 2017.
“During the break between last season and this season, we had practice sessions and scrimmages, but I’m really excited that the league has finally started,” said Cobras’ Austin Rioja, a 16-year-old student at Southern High School.