GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

China PR dominates, wins EAFF Round 2 tourney in Guam

[December 6, 2018 - Harmon, Guam] The women's national team from the People's Republic of China flexed its football prowess in Guam, winning the EAFF E-1 Football Championship 2019 Round 2 Guam tournament and sweeping all individual awards Wednesday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

After recording the largest victory margin in this year's tournament - a 10-0 win over Mongolia on opening day - China PR blanked Hong Kong 6-0 and next shut out Chinese Taipei 2-0 in the competition's final showdown. China PR forward Wang Shanshan was credited with six goals in the tournament, nabbing Top Scorer honors and also the tournament MVP award, as determined by performance evaluations by Korea Republic TSG Min Dongseong. The Top Scorer award was presented to Wang Shanshan by Guam Football Association President Tino San Gil and the MVP award was presented to Wang Shanshan by Northern Mariana Islands Football Association President Jerry Tan. Guam Football Association Executive Committee members George Lai and Gian Tenorio presented the champions trophy to China PR.

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Guam readies for hosting of first-ever EAFF Rd 2 tourney

[November 3, 2018 - Harmon, Guam] The highest-level women's international football competition to be staged in Guam will kick off in less than a month at the Guam Football Association National Training Center in Harmon.

Teams from the People's Republic of China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, and Mongolia will converge on Guam for the EAFF E-1 Football Championship 2019 Round 2 Guam for a coveted spot in the final round of the region's flagship tournament. Already in the final round are Japan, Korea Republic, and DPR Korea.

The tournament officially kicks off Dec. 1 with a double header first featuring Chinese Taipei playing against Hong Kong at 11 a.m. at GFA. China, PR will next play against Mongolia at 3:45 p.m.

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Coaches finalizing Guam rosters for 2017 Marianas Cup

[October 5, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] The upcoming 2017 Marianas Cup Guam U18 Boys competition will be a showcase of talent from the U18 division of the Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth League when the All-Stars take on the Northern Mariana Islands U18 National Team Sunday at GFA.

A total of 22 players were selected from the league’s five teams in the division to train as a team and of the 22, 18 will be chosen to suit up for the tournament match set for 4 p.m. Sunday.

“The selection process involved members of the GFA Technical Department watching and listing potential players who showed a good understanding of the game,” said Mark Chargualaf, head coach of the Guam U18 All-Stars. “These players also demonstrated the necessary technical ability that helped them stand out in their respective games.

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NAPA Rovers fall to Philippines Stallion FC in int'l friendly

[June 11, 2017 - Laguna, Philippines] The Philippines' Stallion Laguna FC handed the NAPA Rovers a 4-0 loss in the Guam club's first-ever AFC-recognized international club friendly Saturday at the Biñan Football Stadium in Laguna, Philippines.

To watch the NAPA Rovers FC-Stallion Laguna FC fixture online, check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KppiV_sSnQI

Stallion FC recently received its official club license to compete in the new, fully professional Philippines Football League from the Philippines Football Federation earlier this year after the team played consistently in the United Football League (UFL), according the PFF Web site. In the team's current season in the PFL, Stallion FC is tied for points at the bottom of the league table with a 0-1-3 record after four matches, the PFL Web site states. Stallion Laguna next plays against Davao Aguilas FC (0-1-3) Jun. 18.

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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.

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