Dan Palami - updates

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Young aces strengthen Azkals' arsenal for Asian Cup

Sep 28, 2018 - 10:36 AM

Expect new faces to join the Philippine Azkals as Asian Cup preparations go full throttle

NEW-LOOK. The Philippine Azkals will be composed of a mix of veteran players and new faces. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez/ Philippine Football Federation

New Azkals coach sets World Cup target for Philippines

Jun 15, 2018 - 5:07 PM

Football veteran Terry Butcher compares the lofty goal to climbing Mount Everest: 'You want to go right to the top'

BIG CHALLENGE. New Philippine team coach Terry Butcher (right), who has managed clubs in England, Scotland, Wales and Australia, says he likes working with an emerging team like the Azkals. File photo by Andy Buchanan/AFP

New Azkals coach on board next month as Asian Cup buildup gets going

May 18, 2018 - 7:12 PM

Team manager Dan Palami says the new Azkals coach succeeding Thomas Dooley will be introduced on June 14

SAME GOAL. The Azkals hope to sustain an impressive 2018 run under a new coach. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez/ Philippine Football Federation

Tougher tasks, bigger assignments lined up for Philippine Azkals

Mar 29, 2018 - 12:13 PM

The Filipino football fans are in love again with the Philippine Azkals, and more wins will keep that passion burning

SWEET VICTORY. Philippine Azkals celebrate 2-1 win over Tajikistan which clinched the country's first-ever ticket to the elite Asian AFC Cup.  Photo by Glen Charles Lopez/ Philippine Football Federation

No decision yet on Dooley's contract according to Azkals manager Palami

Mar 28, 2018 - 4:02 PM

Dooley's contract expired after the Tajikistan match

QUESTIONS. Azkals head coach Thomas Dooley (L) in the post-match press conference with 'Man of the match' Kevin Ingreso (R). Photo courtesy of Glen Charles Lopez/Philippine Football Federation

IN PHOTOS: Meet the Azkals' newest 'member'

Mar 31, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos receives his very own jersey from the Azkals manager

FAMILY TIME. Bongbong Marcos watches Tuesday evening's game with his two sons. Photo from the Office of Senator Bongbong Marcos.

Pressure to win too much for UP, says Palami

Sep 26, 2015 - 6:48 PM

Team manager Dan Palami blamed the huge pressure to win as the reason for the Diliman based squad s downward spiral

TOO MUCH PRESSURE. UP has fallen to 3 straight losses after starting the season a 2-0. UP guard Paul Desiderio is seen here trying to score against the stingy defense of defending champion NU. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Global FC AFC Cup home game moved to Rizal Memorial

Feb 17, 2015 - 3:21 AM

According to the club’s chief executive Dan Palami they opted to hold the first home game at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium instead of the PSS because of time restrictions

Global FC's AFC Cup home game has been moved. Photo from Global FC's Facebook

Global FC ready to represent PH in AFC CUP

Feb 04, 2015 - 3:08 PM

The reigning UFL champions will open the tournament against South China AA on February 25 at Philippine Stadium in Bulacan

Global FC Goalkeeper Patrick Deyto File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Azkals receive death threats, take extra security ahead of Thailand match

Dec 10, 2014 - 3:03 PM

Azkal players are not allowed leave their hotels and are required extra security during team functions after receiving death threats ahead of their match with Thailand

Kroekrit Thawikan of Thailand (R) fights for the ball with Martin Steuble (L) of the Philippines during their match on December 6. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Azkals 'motivated' to beat Thailand in Suzuki Cup semis

Dec 05, 2014 - 7:54 PM

As fans prepare to brave rain from Typhoon Ruby Azkals manager Dan Palami says his side is ready to end a 14 game losing streak to Thailand

The Azkals haven't beat Thailand in 42 years. File photo by Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP

Azkals to end 42-year losing streak to Thailand, says PFF

Dec 03, 2014 - 4:02 PM

The Philippines hasn t beaten Thailand since 1972 a fact PFF president Mariano Araneta expects to change when they meet in the AFF Suzuki Cup semis

The Azkals are hoping for more scenes like this when they meet Thailand in a 2-match semifinal series. Photo by Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: Azkals vs Laos (Suzuki Cup)

Nov 22, 2014 - 12:00 PM

Rappler s live blog of the Azkals opening match in the AFF Suzuki Cup vs Laos

Defense key in Azkals' Suzuki Cup campaign

Nov 21, 2014 - 1:16 PM

Azkals team manager Dan Palami says focusing on defense while continuing to be aggressive on offense is key to the team s AFF Suzuki Cup campaign

Azkals Phil Younghusband (L) vies for the ball against Global FC's Valentine Kama (C). File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

For UP, the bonfire signals an end and a beginning

Aug 11, 2014 - 4:31 PM

From a student who witnessed UP s last win two years ago to a an alumnus who rejoiced the Maroon s 1986 championship the long wait for a victory is worth it

The bonfire burned bright after UP's first win in two years. Photo by Joel Leporada

IN PHOTOS: UP celebrates first win with bonfire

Aug 09, 2014 - 11:06 PM

The University of the Philippines Diliman campus was transformed into party central on Saturday August 9

The fire burns bright as the crowd chants on. Photo by Joel Leporada

The Azkals and the need to unite

Aug 09, 2014 - 3:07 PM

You can say the losers of this situation are the Filipino fans that have pledged their unconditional support to the Azkals over the past few years Naveen Ganglani writes

Facing revolt, Azkals coach Dooley takes aim at Schrock, Etheridge, Cagara

Aug 08, 2014 - 1:51 PM

Azkals coach Thomas Dooley didn t hold back in his criticism of Azkal players Neil Etheridge Stephan Schrock and Dennis Cagara

Coach Thomas Dooley had harsh words for Azkals Stephan Schrock, Neil Etheridge and Dennis Cagara at Thursday's press conference. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

WATCH: Azkals coach Dooley fires back at Schrock, Etheridge, Cagara

Aug 07, 2014 - 9:39 PM

After being rocked by the criticism and withdrawals of Stephan Schrock and Dennis Cagara Azkals coach Thomas Dooley addressed the media to offer his side

"The PFF are not a pick-up club or a pick-up organization or a chicken farm as Stephan was releasing in the social media," said Dooley. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

On Azkals controversy: Locals need playing time, too

Aug 06, 2014 - 7:32 PM

The Philippine Football Federation says the team s star players may not be released by their home clubs in Europe for tournaments like the ASEAN Football Federation AFF Suzuki Cup because it s not an official FIFA event

“Bottom line, our National Coach Thomas Dooley [needs] to have a team ready which consists more or less [of] our local players to compete [in] events like the Suzuki Cup," said a statement on the Azkals Facebook page. Photo by Mark Cristino

Stephan Schrock announces resignation from Azkals

Aug 04, 2014 - 4:26 PM

Fil German Azkals standout Stephan Schrock tendered his resignation from national team duties according to the team’s official Facebook

SCHROCK SHOCK. Stephan Schrock has resigned from the Philippine national football team. File photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.

Palami likes Azkals' chances in AFC Challenge Cup

Apr 22, 2014 - 7:39 PM

With new coach Thomas Dooley national team manager Dan Palami likes their chances when they see action in the Asian Football Confederation Challenge Cup in the Maldives next month

Azkals manager Dan Palami is optimistic heading into the AFC Challenge Cup. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Azkals set date with Malaysia as Challenge Cup nears

Mar 28, 2014 - 4:44 PM

The Philippine National Men s Football Team upped their preparations for the 2014 Asian Football Confederation Challenge Cup with another friendly with Malaysia on April 27 in Cebu City

Azkals coach Thomas Dooley will look to break the team's three-game draw streak with Malaysia when they meet next month. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Former US captain Thomas Dooley announced as new Azkals coach

Feb 07, 2014 - 3:51 PM

The Philippine Football Federation announced that Thomas Dooley will be the new head coach of the Philippine National Team at a press conference Friday morning at the PFF House of Football headquarters in Pasig City

AZKALS NEW TOP DOG. Newly appointed Philippine National Football Team coach Thomas Dooley gestures while answering questions from the media during a press conference on Friday afternoon. The German-American coach replaces German Hans Michael Weiss. Photo by Mark Cristino

Former US International Dooley named new Azkals head coach

Jan 31, 2014 - 7:03 PM

Azkals management select former US international and captain Thomas Dooley as the new Philippine National Football team head coach

File photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda

UFL Preview: Global FC eyes return to the top

Jan 11, 2014 - 2:55 AM

Can Global FC stamp themselves as the best football team in the country? One football reporter analyzes their chances

A RETURN TO GLORY? Global FC remains as good a team as any as they prepare for to kick off the new UFL season

No Azkals, Malditas in SEA Games

Jun 27, 2013 - 5:49 PM

The Philippines will not be sending delegates to the football and futsal competitions of the 2013 SEA Games

File photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.

Global FC opens President's Cup bid vs Bhutan club

May 08, 2013 - 5:15 PM

Reigning UFL champion Global FC makes its President s Cup debut versus a Bhutan club

ALL SET. Global and their opponents in the President's Cup during the pre-match press conference. Photo from Global FC Facebook page.

Global FC taps Scottish manager Brian Reid as new head coach

Jan 07, 2013 - 6:10 PM

Global FC proves its seriousness in establishing dominance in the local football scene by securing the services of veteran Scottish manager Brian Reid as its new head coach

(from the Global F.C. Facebook page)

Global FC to join AFC President’s Cup

Jan 03, 2013 - 11:53 PM

The club will face other league champions from countries like Palestine Mongolia and Chinese Taipei

Azkals ask manager to donate part of their bonus to Pablo victims

Dec 07, 2012 - 6:14 PM

Azkals team manager Dan Palami told media that players asked him to donate part of their expected bonus to relief efforts for those affected by typhoon Pablo

Younghusbands back on Azkals roster?

Oct 03, 2012 - 4:05 PM

Azkals management said Phil and James Younghusband are back on the roster for preparation games in Bahrain and Kuwait but the brothers deny having been called up to participate

Photo by Dominic Go.

Balls for Peace: 994 more balls to go

Aug 10, 2012 - 8:34 PM

With 2 weeks to go the Balls for Peace campaign needs over 900 soccer balls more to hit its 2000 target

Azkals player, team manager respond to allegations

Mar 03, 2012 - 11:54 AM

Team manager Dan Palami apologized to Cristy Ramos while player Lexton Moy turned to Twitter