GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

NAPA Rovers play in training match ahead of trip to PI

[June 8, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] Four-time Budweiser Soccer League Premier Division champions NAPA Rovers added a training match against visiting Kyoto Sangyo University of Japan in preparation for the Guam club's international club friendly in the Philippines against Stallion Laguna FC.

In Tuesday's training match at Guam Football Association National Training Center, the visiting team, first-time winners of the "Guam Challenge" tournament in Japan, broke down the Rovers defense early on to win 8-0 with two goals from Kuwagaki Chikahiro (26', 50') and one each from Mitani Tomoshi (8'), Toyoshima Yoshiki (16'), Fukuyama Sora (31'), Nishikawa Kazuya (37'), Kagawa Yuhi (52'), and Saotome Shogo (78').

The Rovers will depart Guam Friday evening to the Philippines, where the club's Premier Division and Division 2 teams will face off against Philippines Football League's Stallion Laguna FC Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

The Rovers' traveling roster includes Jason Cunliffe, Marcus Lopez, Ian Mariano, and Jonahan Romero, all of whom previously played professionally in the Philippines. Kick off time for the top-tier teams is 3 p.m. Saturday (Philippines time) at Biñan Football Stadium.

To watch the match again online, click on https://mycujoo.tv/ch/376?id=6377

To catch the NAPA Rovers' match against Stallion Laguna FC, check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KppiV_sSnQI

 

NAPA Rovers FC's Ashton Surber controls the ball at his feet as he looks for options to get around Kyoto Sangyo University's Maruyama Shunpei during the teams' training match played Tuesday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The visiting Kyoto Sangyo University team from Japan won 8-0.

 

Kyoto Sangyo University's Tanimoto Kazuma looks for attacking options facing defensive pressure from NAPA Rovers FC's Donovan Reyes during the teams' training match played Tuesday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The visiting Kyoto Sangyo University team from Japan won 8-0.

 

NAPA Rovers FC's Ian Mariano stays focused on the ball as he attempts to take it through the midfield as Kyoto Sangyo University's Toyoshima Yoshiki tries to keep him back during the teams' training match played Tuesday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The visiting Kyoto Sangyo University team from Japan won 8-0.

 

NAPA Rovers FC's Jan Flores attempts to build up an attacking play from the right side facing defensive pressure from Kyoto Sangyo University's Toyoshima Yoshiki during the teams' training match played Tuesday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The visiting Kyoto Sangyo University team from Japan won 8-0.

 

NAPA Rovers FC's Jonahan Romero looks for a teammate to pass the ball to as Kyoto Sangyo University's Mitani Tomoshi keeps track of his movement during the teams' training match played Tuesday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The visiting Kyoto Sangyo University team from Japan won 8-0.

 

NAPA Rovers FC's Marcus Lopez maneuvers through Kyoto Sangyo University defenders as he makes his way to the goal during the teams' training match played Tuesday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The visiting Kyoto Sangyo University team from Japan won 8-0.

 

Players from both NAPA Rovers FC and Japan's Kyoto Sangyo University pose for a group photo following the teams' training match played Tuesday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Kyoto Sangyo University won 8-0.

 
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