Official Opening of Drop in Center and Payatas FC 1st Year Anniversary


This is the exciting update for the Fair Play for All Foundation. Just a couple months ago, the foundation celebrated their one year anniversary. The celebration included the long awaited official opening of the new drop in center located in the heart of Payatas and home to Payatas FC and the FFA. I was honored to be given the opportunity to experience and be apart of the … [Read more...] – Lexton Moy on Azkals’ steep climb in Nepal


by LEXTON MOY Posted on 03/29/2012 12:42 PM Source: In February of 2011, the Philippine National Football team started their quest to conquer the 2012 Asian Football Confederation Challenge Cup.What was once glorious dreams of making it to the actual tournament held this year in Nepal were met with … [Read more...]

Back From Another Country to Reunite with Club

After a long trip to Dubai and Qatar with the National Team, we returned to the Philippines to rejoin our clubs efforts in taking on the UFL League. Jason Sabio, Joshua Beloya and myself landed late Friday night with a couple things on our minds. With a 8 hour flight behind us, the main focus was rest and recuperation, but more importantly we had a very crucial Kaya FC match to … [Read more...]

Falling Short of a Turn Around Rematch


In the 2011 UFL Cup, Kaya FC faced Loyala Meralco Sparks in the Cup Semifinals for the first time since the revival of the UFL. With each team riding high on the wave of the football boom in the Philippines and recruiting big named players to the league, both have ramped up for the intense competition. Up until the semifinal rounds, the Loyola-Kaya match-up was one of the most … [Read more...]

Kaya-Archer Match-up on the Eve of Chinese New Year


Yesterday marked the eve of Chinese New Year. As the day approached, I continued the tradition of cleaning the house and preparing for the New Year. With our Kaya FC vs Green Archers match to focus for, I was in the midst of thinking about family and home, and New Year preparations with the big game in the back of my mind. In many ways, the turn of the new year, really gave me … [Read more...]

Playing Cup Champions: Philippines Airforce


Last night Kaya FC played Air force in the United Football League opening game. With the league ceremony and excitement level sky high prior to kickoff, our team seemed pretty focused and determined to play the defending League and UFL Cup Champions. For me, it was the first time we've faced any armed forces team in competition. During the Cup we seemingly missed the … [Read more...]

New Season-New Look: 2012 UFL League Opener


Moving through the Holidays and out the New year, there has been so much buzz around the 2012 United Football League. Today marks the opening ceremonies and the League opening match between two much talked about teams, Kaya FC and current UFL Cup Champions Air force. Prior to this day, Kaya FC was in need for some regrouping after suffering a touch loses in the UFL Cup, first … [Read more...]

Long Teng Cup: An Azkals’ Historical Relevance (Part 2)


Continuation from Long Teng Cup: An Azkals’ Historical Relevance (Part 1) After years of playing with a unique group of Chinese players, my father and his friends had bonded over time and connected themselves to one another through a passion for soccer. This group was formed in a foreign country, in a far away place from home, by ethnicity, culture and love for the game. … [Read more...]

Long Teng Cup: An Azkals’ Historical Relevance (Part1)

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Before I dive into the significance of the Long Teng Cup, I think it is important to uncover the history that brings us to this day in age where football has developed to its very critical turning point. To some people, this massive wave of Azkals frenzy might seem like an overnight explosion, and to others, I might seem like just a player that suddenly appeared from an … [Read more...]

Crossing Football Cultures: A Dream-Cup Come True

Azkals vs LA Galaxy

The last several months have been quite exciting and extremely busy for me. It seems like just a short while ago, I had landed in Manila for the first time. The day I landed, I encountered trials and signed with Kaya FC. Shortly thereafter, the Azkals’ training in preparation for the Long Teng Cup had started, and since then, between the UFL Cup, International Friendlies, and … [Read more...]