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James Younghusband joins Ceres in PFL return

Aug 17, 2019 - 9:40 AM

Months after his Davao-based squad folded, James Younghusband heads back to action to reinforce Ceres' bid for a third straight PFL title

VETERAN PRESENCE. James Younghusband aims to impress for two-time PFL champion Ceres-Negros FC. Photo from Ceres Media

Younghusbands encourage positivity for Azkals' Asian Cup run, PH football growth

Apr 11, 2018 - 2:39 PM

The Younghusbands are confident of the Azkals’ chances in this year’s Suzuki Cup in preparation for the Asian Cup

OPTIMISTIC. After years in the Philippines, Phil and James Younghusband want to achieve more with the Azkals and for Philippine football. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez/Philippine Football Federation

Rappler Talk Sports: Younghusband brothers on Azkals' Asian Cup berth

Apr 06, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Brothers Phil and James Younghusband drop by the Rappler office to share their thoughts on this culminating experience as veterans of the Philippine Azkals

Younghusbands lead Azkals' scoring as Yemen match ends in draw

Sep 05, 2017 - 9:56 PM

The Philippines still remains on top of Group F in the Asian Cup UAE 2019 qualifiers despite the draw

DRAW. The Younghusband brothers score the two goals for the Philippines to remain on top of Group F. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Younghusband brothers to transfer to Davao Aguilas

Jul 29, 2017 - 1:24 PM

UPDATED Phil and James Younghusband are set to leave Loyola after 6 years with the club

NEW TEAM. Phil Younghusband and James Younghusband are set to transfer to Davao Aguilas F.C. File photo by Mark Cristino

UFL Cup adds a different flavor to Pinoy club football

May 21, 2015 - 1:34 AM

Leagues require teams to be consistent Cups ask for teams to be perfect or perfectly lucky

Global's Marco Casambre (in blue) battles for possession against two Nomads players in UFL Cup action over the weekend. Photo by Bob Guerrero

How to fill the PSS for the Azkals' World Cup qualifier

May 15, 2015 - 7:17 PM

Putting an Azkals game at the 25 000 seat Philippine Sports Stadium might sound ambitious but with a few marketing strategies the Philippines could have a solid 12th man vs Bahrain

The PSS has a capacity of 25,000, but with the right marketing the Azkals could fill up a substantial portion of those seats. Photo by Bob Guerrero

Azkals roster revealed ahead of Bahrain training camp

Mar 17, 2015 - 4:37 AM

Rob Gier Phil Younghusband and Martin Steuble headline the list of players called for the FIFA World Cup qualifier as well as the return of Neil Etheridge

James Younghusband and his brother Phil are two of the players being called up for training camp in Bahrain. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

SMS-based program launched for Azkals fans

Mar 16, 2015 - 7:48 PM

The Philippine national football team is set to get closer to their fans through an initiative by a mobile content firm

The Azkals players and management announce the service. Photo by Bob Guerrero

Loyola FC blanks Green Archers United

Mar 16, 2015 - 3:53 AM

Loyola Meralco Sparks blanked the booters of Green Archers United FC 1 0 to bring home another win in the United Football League

Loyola FC's Phil Younghusband dribbles the ball. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Global, Loyola set for PFF-Smart finals showdown

Jan 30, 2015 - 2:54 PM

Global FC and Loyola Meralco Sparks FC overcame their foes in the semi final round to arrange a showdown on Saturday for the PFF National title

Mark Hartmann of Global FC attacks against Ceres. Photo from PFF

HIGHLIGHTS: Azkals vs Indonesia (Suzuki Cup)

Nov 25, 2014 - 1:12 AM

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

Global, Ceres to meet in UFL FA League Cup final

Nov 05, 2014 - 12:59 AM

Reigning UFL champions Global FC will face Ceres La Salle in the inaugural UFL FA League Cup final

Loyola's Phil Younghusband is dejected after Global FC eliminates his team from the UFL FA League Cup. Photo by Mark Cristino

Azkals rise 5 spots in FIFA ranking ahead of friendlies

Oct 26, 2014 - 5:53 PM

The Philippine National Football team s FIFA World ranking improves from 134 to 129

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Azkals drop 6 spots but remain SEA’s top squad

Sep 19, 2014 - 8:03 PM

The Philippine national football team dropped six spots in the FIFA rankings but maintain the top spot in South East Asia

Phil Younghusband celebrates the 2-1 goal during the Azkals' loss to Myanmar. File photo by Josh Albelda

Azkals fall to Myanmar in Peace Cup final

Sep 06, 2014 - 11:05 PM

Myanmar inched their way past the two time defending champion Philippines to take the coveted Peace Cup crown

The Myanmar team celebrates their 3-2 victory over the Azkals to take the Peace Cup title. Photo by Josh Albelda

Azkals dominate Chinese Taipei to book Peace Cup final showdown

Sep 03, 2014 - 11:21 PM

The Azkals delivered on a night when Filipino sports fans needed a positive result to boost their moods defeating Chinese Taipei to advance to the Peace Cup final

Mark Hartmann of the Philippines celebrates after scoring a goal against Chinese Taipei. Photo by Josh Albelda

Dooley reveals Peace Cup Azkals roster

Aug 29, 2014 - 11:23 PM

The Younghusband and Greatwich brothers all made the cut as the Philippines prepares to defend its Peace Cup title

RELEASED. Azkals coach Thomas Dooley addresses the media as he issues the final roster for the Peace Cup. Photo by Jaelle Nevin Reyes

Azkals down UFL champs Global in Manila friendly

Aug 28, 2014 - 2:10 AM

The Azkals notched a win over defending UFL champs Global FC as the team fosters chemistry leading to next month s Peace Cup

Phil Younghusband of the Azkals scores the first goal of the game against Global FC. Photo by Mark Cristino

Azkals aim for party atmosphere with Global FC friendly

Aug 26, 2014 - 3:58 AM

The Azkals will look to create a party atmosphere with their free friendly match against Global FC including live music and meet and greets

Azkals Roxy Dorlas and Charley Pettys work the ball around as head coach Thomas Dooley looks on in practice. Photo by Jaelle Nevin Reyes

National Football Club Championship kicks off August 22

Aug 19, 2014 - 8:48 PM

The Philippine Football Federation announced the launch of the 2014 National Football Club Championship which kicks off August 22

From left to right: PFF tournaments department head Cyril Dupitas, General Secretary Edwin Castanes and Smart Sports Senior Marketing Manager Christopher John Quimpo answer questions from the media. Photo by Jaelle Nevin Reyes

IN PHOTOS: Azkals open training camp for Peace Cup

Aug 18, 2014 - 7:59 PM

The Philippine National Football Team begins their preparations to defend their Peace Cup title next month

ON THE JOB. Roxy Dorlas and Charley Pettys work the ball around as head coach Thomas Dooley looks on. Photo by Jaelle Nevin Reyes

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

UFL: Kaya, Stallion snatch early lead in Charity Cup semis

Jul 20, 2014 - 3:07 AM

Stallion FC and Kaya FC each earned an early lead after sneaking past their rivals in the first leg of the semifinal round of the UFL Football Alliance Charity Cup

UNRELENTING. Kaya FC's Thomas Taylor pounding the stifling defense of Loyola FC en route to a hat trick. Photo by Nevin Reyes/Rappler

Remembering the Philippines as a football nation

Jun 17, 2014 - 6:43 AM

Before hoops fever engulfed the nation the Philippines was an Asian football powerhouse As the World Cup heats up writer JM Siasat looks back at the Philippines football history

The international success of the Philippine Azkals has sparked interest in the sport of football domestically despite many of the players being foreign-born. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Phil Younghusband hospitalized after head collision

Jun 08, 2014 - 4:58 AM

Azkals star Phil Younghusband was stretchered off the pitch after colliding with Reynald Villareal during CLEAR Dream Match III

Manchester United stars Scholes, Cole happy with PH hospitality

Jun 08, 2014 - 3:32 AM

Manchester United alums Paul Scholes and Andy Cole had fond impressions of their stay in Manila after competing in the CLEAR Dream Match

MANILA BLUE MOON. Andy Cole breaks away from Andrew Santiago during CLEAR Dream Match III. Photo by Josh Albelda

Team James reigns supreme at CLEAR Dream Match III

Jun 07, 2014 - 11:44 PM

James Younghusband and team only needed a lone goal to end his sibling rivalry with Phil Younghusband and win 1 nil

ADVANTAGE JAMES. James Younghusband (R) holds up the trophy with Manchester United's Andy Cole. Photo by Josh Albelda

Younghusband Brothers ready for Saturday's CLEAR Dream Match

Jun 06, 2014 - 6:11 PM

Phil and James Younghusband look to showcase their skills in the third edition of CLEAR Dream Match

RUBBER MATCH. Phil Younghusband stares at his brother James during Friday's press conference. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Dooley eyes AFF Suzuki Cup crown for Azkals next

Jun 03, 2014 - 9:03 PM

Azkals coach Thomas Dooley is raising the stakes by targeting the championship of the Suzuki Cup in November

AZKALS TOP DOG. Azkals head coach Thomas Dooley has high hopes for the team after their impressive Challenge Cup run. Photo by Mark Cristino

[Last Lap] A gallant silver football medal for the Azkals

May 31, 2014 - 5:32 PM

The Philippine Azkals have nothing to be ashamed of after winning silver in the AFC Challenge Cup

The deciding goal by Palestine's Ashraf Nu'man Alfawaghra that propelled them to victory over the Philippines. Photo from AFC Challenge Cup Twitter

Palestine tops Azkals 1-0 in AFC Challenge Cup finale

May 31, 2014 - 1:58 AM

A second half goal by Ashraf Nu man Alfawaghra is the deciding score that lifts Palestine over the Philippines

The deciding goal by Palestine's Ashraf Nu'man Alfawaghra that propelled them to victory over the Philippines. Photo from AFC Challenge Cup Twitter

UFL president praises Azkals for Challenge Cup success

May 29, 2014 - 11:40 PM

United Football League president Randy Roxas had high praise for the Azkals for the success they have enjoyed leading up to their showdown with Palestine

TOP DOGS. Many of the Azkals also play in the UFL, including the Younghusband and Greatwich brothers. Screenshot from AFC Asian Cup Youtube

Chris Greatwich's goal to remember

May 29, 2014 - 4:53 AM

Ten years into his Azkals career Chris Greatwich is once again the toast of the Philippine national men s football team after scoring the game winner against Maldives

GREAT-WICH. Chris Greatwich, seen here in a friendly against Malaysia earlier this year, says that his seventh and most recent international goal has been his most memorable. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Azkals vs Maldives (AFC Challenge Cup)

May 27, 2014 - 9:55 PM

Live blog of the Philippine Azkals semifinals match against Maldives in the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup

Maldives warned for ticket fraud ahead of Azkals game

May 27, 2014 - 4:38 PM

The AFC has warned the Maldives risks suspension from international competition stemming from alleged ticket fraud linked to the Challenge Cup

File photo of the Maldives football team. Photo from Maldives football Facebook

Azkals set for 'difficult game' against Maldives in Challenge Cup semis

May 26, 2014 - 8:57 PM

The Philippine team has just one team standing between them and a berth in the AFC Challenge Cup finals

MALDIVES SHOWDOWN. Azkals head coach Thomas Dooley feels that the Azkals must play like they did against Turkmenistan to beat a 'great' Maldives team. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

VIDEO: Azkals vs. Turkmenistan Challenge Cup highlights

May 25, 2014 - 6:41 AM

Watch video highlights of the Azkals 2 nil victory over Turkmenistan which clinched a semi finals spot for the Philippines

Patrick Reichelt of the Philippines celebrates after scoring a goal against Turkmenistan. Screen shot from Youtube

Azkals defeat Turkmenistan 2-nil to advance to Challenge Cup semis

May 24, 2014 - 9:44 PM

The Azkals needed just a draw to advance but came out with a win after Phil Younghusband and Patrick Reichelt scored the games only two goals

The Philippines' Patrick Reichelt (9) goes up for a header in last month's friendly against Malaysia. File photo by Mark Cristino

Azkals face Turkmenistan with Challenge Cup semis berth at stake

May 24, 2014 - 3:37 AM

The Azkals need at least a draw against Turkmenistan on Saturday to advance to the semi finals of the AFC Challenge Cup

Newly appointed Philippine National Football Team coach Thomas Dooley led the Azkals to victory over Laos. Photo by Mark Cristino

Team James and Team Phil reveal Clear Dream Match III rosters

May 21, 2014 - 6:12 PM

The rosters have been announced for June 7 s Clear Dream Match 3 which is the biggest football all star game in the country

Phil and James Younghusband pose with the Clear Dream Match III trophy. Photo from press release

Azkals must win Challenge Cup to keep PH football kicking

May 18, 2014 - 2:57 AM

Four years after the Azkals defied the odds and set football on fire in the Philippines the national team will now play with the stakes as high as ever

James Younghusband of the Azkals dribbles past Malaysian defenders during their scoreless draw in April. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Younghusbands bare lineups for Clear Dream Match 3

May 01, 2014 - 4:46 PM

Looking to settle their sibling rivalry on the pitch in Clear Dream Match 3 Phil and James Younghusband have buffed up their respective squads

Global pulls rug from under Loyola in titanic UFL showdown

Apr 30, 2014 - 2:03 AM

In what could be the title decider this season Global FC pulled off a spectacular come from behind 2 1 win over Loyola

Global's Misagh Bahadoran (9) celebrates after scoring the equalizer against Loyola. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Azkals, Malaysia draw in Cebu

Apr 28, 2014 - 12:01 AM

Relive the Azkals draw with Malaysia on Sunday April 27 in photos by Rappler s Mark Cristino

OJ Porteria of the Azkals attacks down the wings against Malaysia. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Dooley wins 1st match for Azkals; new recruits shine

Apr 12, 2014 - 10:18 AM

The win comes as a welcome progress for the Philippines shortly after they dropped 13 places in the latest FIFA Rankings

POWER. The Azkals slide in the FIFA rankings. File photo by Josh Albelda

Loyola returns to winning ways after win over Army

Apr 06, 2014 - 12:24 AM

With Loyola Meralco looking on the verge of another disappointing result substitute Freddy Gonzales turned a slim one goal advantage into a 4 1 rout as the Sparks thumped Philippine Army – GTI FC

SPARK RETURNS. Freddy Gonzales of Loyola Meralco opened up the game with a hat trick. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

PH Girls thrash England 6-0 to barge into Street Child World Cup semis

Apr 05, 2014 - 5:55 PM

The Philippine Girls’ Team continue to inspire with their dominant play thrashing England to earn a spot in the Street Child World Cup semis

BELIEVE. Crystal and Street Child World Cup coach Roy Moore celebrate their victory over England. Photo from press release

Younghusband brothers headline Azkals lineup for Qatar camp

Apr 02, 2014 - 12:49 PM

Hoping to get their first win under newly installed German American coach Thomas Dooley the Philippine National Men’s Football Team bared its lineup for their upcoming training camp in Qatar this month

QATAR BOUND. The Younghusband brothers James (L) and Phil (R) will banner an Azkals unit that heads to Qatar next week to train for the Asian Football Confederation Challenge Cup. Photo by Ryan Songalia/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