GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

Masakåda win EAFF tourney with perfect record

[July 4, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] The Masakåda, Guam women's national team, qualified for the semifinal round of the EAFF E-1 Football Championship following second win of the Round 1 tournament, a 5-0 contest against the Northern Mariana Islands at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

Guam's Paige Surber finished the match with two goals - one goal in each half - to lead the Masakåda. Simie Willter, Samantha Kaufman and Anjelica Perez also scored in the contest.

With the win, Guam moves on to Chinese Taipei in November, to play in the tournament's semifinal round against Korea Republic, Chinese Taipei, and Hong Kong. Guam is no stranger to the next round of play, also advancing in 2014.

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Masakåda open EAFF tourney with win over Macau-China

[June 30, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] The Masakåda, Guam women's national team, opened the EAFF E-1 Football Championship Round 1 Guam with a strong 5-0 victory over Macau-China early Wednesday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

Despite a highly defensive formation utilized by the visiting team, Guam managed to set the pace of the match and find spaces for shots. Skyylerblu Johnson, IIAAG Girls High School Soccer League All-Island MVP, broke the scoring ice for Guam, finishing a cross from Inyssa Perez. Next, 2014 Round 1 MVP Samantha Kaufman put Guam ahead by two with a header off a corner kick play. 2014 Round 1 Top Scorer Paige Surber and team captain Anjelica Perez also scored in the first half for the 4-0 halftime score.

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Community invited to meet the Masakada team at GFA

[June 24, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] The local community will have the opportunity to meet the players, coaches, and staff of the Masakåda, Guam women’s national team on Sunday in a community event presented by Grey Goose at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

The team will be having a training session beginning at 5 p.m. that will be open for fans to watch. After the session, all players, coaches and staff will be available for photos, autographs, and interviews. The team is currently in a training camp ahead of the EAFF E-1 Football Championship Round 1 Guam tournament.

“The community support for the Matao, the Guam men’s team, from last year’s FIFA World Cup qualifiers was tremendous, and we are hoping to get that same atmosphere for the Masakåda, our women’s team,” said Mark Chargualaf, Masakåda head coach.

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Masakåda shortlisted for Round 1 of EAFF tourney

[June 18, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] After a series of training sessions and weekend training matches, Masakåda head coach Mark Chargualaf has released the names of 24 players selected to the team’s training camp beginning June 22.

Selected for the week-long training camp are Ariya Cruz, Jena Cruz, Gabrielle Evaristo, Jalana Garcia, Kaycee Hoover, Maria Abbey Iriarte, Skyylerblu Johnson, Samantha Kaufman, Yae Kawauchi, Brianne Leon Guerrero, Koharu Minato, Colleen Naden, Randi Jo Paulino, Anjelica Perez, Inyssa Perez, Arisa Recella, Mya Jade Sanchez, Kimberly Sherman, Demi-Rae Shimizu, Franshay Shippey, Paige Surber, Kaeliana Taitano, Sabrina Wiegand, and Simie Willter.

Guam’s final roster for the EAFF E-1 Football Championship Round 1 Guam will be released at the conclusion of the training camp. Only 18 players will be selected for the final squad, as well as two alternates.

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Masakåda play first June training match ahead of EAFF tourney

[June 5, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] The Masakåda training squad played its first official training match of the month against the Guam U14 Boys national training squad Saturday in preparation for the EAFF E-1 Football Championship Preliminary Round set to kick off June 29.

The training match is the first of weekly matches ahead of the team’s first match of the regional tournament. The women’s team defeated the U14 Boys team 3-0 at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Skyylerblu Johnson, Bud Light Women’s Soccer League Spring 2016 Golden Boot winner and IIAAG Girls High School Soccer League All-Island MVP, scored the team’s first goal in the first half. Anjelica Perez, former captain of the St. Martin University Saints, an NCAA Division II university in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, scored for the Masakåda training squad in the second half. The other goal came on a U14 Boys squad own goal.

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