GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

Masakåda take away valuable experience vs Singapore

[December 10, 2017 - Singapore] Naivety in a few moments of the international friendly match between a relatively young Guam Women’s National Team “Masakåda” and the Singapore “Lionesses” proved costly in the form of three goals Saturday evening at the Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore.

“We are all obviously disappointed in the result, but I’m still proud of what the players have gained through the match in such a short time they’ve been together,” said Belinda Wilson, Guam’s head coach.

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Guam Masakåda to take on Singapore in 2017 FIFA friendly

[December 1, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] The Masakåda, Guam women’s national football team, will play in its first FIFA international friendly match since 2004 when the team takes on Singapore at the Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore on Dec. 9.

“We are very grateful to have been afforded this opportunity, as these types of matches are few and far between for many women’s teams,” said Belinda Wilson, Guam’s head coach. “In addition to many of the familiar names who have been on the women’s squad in previous years, we’ve identified several up-and-coming players who have shown the drive and skill set to potentially succeed at the senior national level. We would like to integrate these players into the senior national program and create sustainability and depth to the program, as we’ve laid out in our four-year Strategic Plan.

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Guam teams win Women's and Youth Marianas Cup 2017

[October 9, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] Guam's teams in the Women's Marianas Cup 2017 and the Youth Marianas Cup 2017 got the job done Sunday, defeating their Northern Mariana Islands counterparts with a pair of shutouts at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

The Guam Women's National Team "Masakåda" defeated the Northern Mariana Islands Women's National Team 6-0 in the teams' second meeting since the summer of 2016 during the EAFF E-1 Football Championship Preliminary Round 1 Women's Competition. April Talledo scored twice in her debut for Guam, including the match's first goal in the 16th minute. Skyylerblu Johnson also scored twice in the contest - once on a penalty kick in the 36th minute and another in the 58th minute.

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Belinda Wilson appointed as new GFA Technical Director

[May 23, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] Highly decorated professional coach and FIFA Technical Study Group member Belinda Wilson of Australia officially has been named Technical Director of Guam Football Association and head coach of the Masakåda, Guam women’s national team.

Wilson arrived in Guam May 16 after signing a two-year contract, with an option to renew, for the positions at GFA.

“Most of all it’s exciting obviously getting to know the people involved in football in Guam, but also understanding where we are from a footballing perspective,” Wilson said. “I think the overall impression I’ve gotten so far is that everyone is keen and passionate about football and developing the game on the island, with the focus around youth development.

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Johnson, Naden in special tryout for HPU women's soccer

[April 12, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] While most students are leisurely enjoying Spring break, George Washington High School students and soccer standouts Skyylerblu Johnson and Colleen Naden will be in Hawaii this week for a special women’s soccer tryout session at Hawaii Pacific University.

The pair was introduced to Hawaii Pacific University women’s soccer head coach Gina Brewer by former Guam resident Phoebe Minato, who had previously played on the university’s team, as well as the Masakåda, Guam women’s national team. Johnson and Naden began E-mail communication in January with Brewer, who expressed interest in their potential contribution to the university’s team.

“I really hope we amaze (Brewer); I hope she likes what she sees and is willing to give us spots on the team, and potentially a scholarship to attend the university,” Naden said.

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