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Kaya wins, Air Force draws in PPL debut

Apr 28, 2019 - 3:40 PM

Kaya demolishes Green Archers United while Air Force figures in a draw with Mendiola in the first-ever match day of the Philippine Premier League

MAIDEN TRIUMPH. Kaya FC-Iloilo clinches the first win in the Philippine Premier League. Photo from PPL

Kaya overpowers Home as Roberts, Osei score braces

Mar 13, 2019 - 5:38 PM

The Iloilo-based squad jumps to first place in Group H in the AFC Cup 2019

SHUTOUT. Kaya FC surprisingly overwhelms reigning ASEAN Zonal champion Home United. Photo from AFC Cup Twitter

Kaya FC nails 2019 AFC Cup berth in extra time effort

Oct 27, 2018 - 7:45 PM

Kaya FC-Iloilo nabs a sure spot in the 2019 AFC Cup along with Ceres-Negros FC

Kaya FC Iloilo: Football comes home

Jun 30, 2018 - 7:14 PM

The PFL club is poised to reenergize the football scene in one of the Philippines' traditional hotbeds

HOMETOWN HERO. Born in Calinog, Iloilo, Kaya FC standout Shirmar Felongco is an inspiration to local kids. Photo by Don Laczi

Football: So, how's that national league coming along?

Jan 12, 2017 - 2:17 PM

The upcoming Philippines Football League is getting closer to becoming a reality

NEW LEAGUE. The Loyola Meralco Sparks hold tryouts on Wednesday at McKinley Hill Stadium in preparation for the upcoming Philippines National League. The league is "90 percent" certain to push through this season, says Nonong Araneta, signaling a transformation for Philippine club football. Image by Bob Guerrero

AFC Cup: Why we should remain upbeat despite Ceres and Kaya's exits

May 26, 2016 - 6:52 PM

Despite the tough round of 16 losses Pinoy football clubs and their fans should be proud of how far they have come

WE'VE COME A LONG WAY. Ceres FC, pictured, and Kaya FC are indicative of just how far club football has come in the Philippines. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

AFC Cup knockout stage: Kaya, Ceres aim for quarterfinals

May 22, 2016 - 4:10 PM

It s win or go home time for two Filipino clubs this week Do they have what it takes to make it to the Elite Eight?

AFC Cup: Ceres, Kaya crash Round-of-16 party in style

May 11, 2016 - 8:57 PM

Postmatch thoughts as Ceres routs Sheikh Jamal and Kaya guts out a goalless draw to attain yet another milestone for Philippine football

VICTORY BUS. Ceres FC ended its group stage run in style. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

AFC Cup: Crunch time for Ceres, Kaya in final group stage matches

May 09, 2016 - 3:57 PM

Both Filipino clubs have plenty to play for in the AFC Cup on Tuesday Can Kaya join Ceres in the knockout stage?

BUSMEN. Manny Ott and the unbeaten Ceres La Salle can solidify a first place finish in their AFC Cup group with a win over Lt. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Limited at home. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Ceres takes another step forward in AFC Cup

Apr 13, 2016 - 12:07 PM

Ceres had every reason not to beat Tampines Rovers but still managed to gut out 3 points to move to the top of their group

INJURY TIME. Ceres wasn't at full strength but had the depth to gut out 3 points. Photo by Santino Honasan

UFL Cup quarters preview: Why a little bit of hatin' is good

Mar 31, 2016 - 6:40 PM

The UFL Elite Eight is on this weekend and one match stands out as a tasty derby contest: Kaya versus Loyola

Kaya 1, Balestier Khalsa 0: We belong

Mar 16, 2016 - 10:03 AM

Kaya FC wins a second home game in the AFC Cup thanks to Antonio Ugarte s second half strike Philippine clubs are showing they can match their Asian counterparts toe to toe

KAYA MO YAN. Antonio Ugarte is ecstatic after scoring the 1-0 goal. Kaya is showing it can hang with its rivals in the AFC Cup. Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

AFC Cup: Kaya 1, New Radiant 0 – The Youth Movement delivers

Mar 09, 2016 - 12:55 PM

OJ Porteria s stoppage time winner gives Kaya its first ever win in the AFC Cup on Tuesday Kaya s kids made it happen Here are some postgame thoughts

VICTORY. Porteria and his mates celebrate the late winner. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

AFC Cup preview: Kaya FC's special anniversary moment

Mar 07, 2016 - 3:45 PM

In their 20th year of existence Kaya FC finally has its first home game in the Asian stage this Tuesday It s a milestone for a great Pinoy football club

KAYA MO YAN. OJ Porteria (left) and Kenshiro Daniels (right) are among the leading lights of Kaya FC today. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Ceres vs Selangor AFC Cup post-game: Good match, better event

Feb 24, 2016 - 2:16 AM

The busmen fight back to dig out a point thanks to an 88th minute equalizer But the bigger story is how this game augurs well for Pinoy club football

WORTHY INVESTMENT. Stephan Schrock showed he was worth whatever Ceres was paying for him by factoring in both of their goals. Photo by Bob Guerrero

Why Pinoy football fans should care about the AFC Cup

Feb 22, 2016 - 1:34 PM

Filipino football clubs Ceres and Kaya will get a taste of international competition starting Tuesday Learn why their matches deserve our attention

PASSPORTS OUT. Kaya FC and Ceres-La Salle will get a taste of international football in the AFC Cup. Their international exposure could breathe life into Filipino club football. Photo by Bob Guerrero

Football frenzy begins: Previewing the 2016 UFL Cup

Feb 04, 2016 - 3:37 PM

Which team will stand tallest in the United Football League Cup? Rappler previews the upcoming competition with team by team analysis

Phil Younghusband of Loyola and Adrian Gallardo of Ceres battle for possession. The two teams play each other on Sunday night. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

At Kaya FC Academy, grassroots football starts at a young age

Nov 08, 2015 - 7:09 AM

Kaya Academy started by one man looking for a place for his son to play now has 800 enrollees and is the model for sustainable grassroots football growth in the Philippines

COACH CHRIS. Chris Greatwich's commitment to Kaya FC goes beyond coaching the main team. Photo courtesy Kaya Academy

UFL Cup Final: Kaya accomplishes an upset for the ages

Aug 29, 2015 - 3:58 PM

Kaya FC ends its title drought with a victory over Ceres in the UFL Cup Final on Friday after nearly blowing a 2 0 lead Take a look back on an unforgettable night of football

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS. Kaya FC ended its championship drought with a dramatic win over Ceres. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Kaya wins UFL Cup in penalty shootout

Aug 29, 2015 - 5:51 AM

Kaya FC denies Ceres a season double after winning the UFL Cup in a penalty shootout

KAYA MO YAN. Kaya FC wins the UFL Cup with an upset victory over a Ceres side that had been dominant all year long. Photo from Kaya's Facebook page

UFL Cup Final Preview: Can Kaya prevent a Ceres double?

Aug 27, 2015 - 9:32 AM

It s a classic cup final matchup: the dominant force against a plucky underdog in the last match of the Philippine club season Who will lift the trophy?

ONE LAST MATCH. Ceres FC was crowned champions of the UFL League this year. Determined underdogs Kaya look to prevent their double

A postcard from Philippine football's future

Jul 23, 2015 - 4:48 AM

How might the Beautiful Game in the Philippines change a half century from today? Here is a light hearted look into the crystal ball

Will football arenas in the Philippines have retractable tops and "real" artificial turf in the future? Only time will tell. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

A wishlist for the upcoming Philippine Football National League

Jun 25, 2015 - 1:10 PM

The Philippines will have its own national football league soon Here are some ideas to help make it work

Filipino club teams Manila Jeepney and Stallion do battle in the UFL. Photo by Bob Guerrero.

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

Kaya FC head coach leaves post

Mar 31, 2015 - 6:30 PM

Adam Reekie s resignation is effectively immediately

Adam Reekie leaves Kaya FC after spending just about six months with the club. Photo from the Kaya FC Official Facebook page

Azkals' Chris Greatwich to take break from international play

Mar 25, 2015 - 7:20 AM

Chris Greatwich explains his exclusion from the Azkals Bahrain training camp saying he wants to spend more time with his family

GREAT-WICH. Chris Greatwich will be taking an indefinite leave from international play. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Clark, Ayew brace lifts Kaya FC over Pachanga FC

Mar 22, 2015 - 3:09 PM

Louis Clark adn Christian Ayew each score a brace to help Kaya FC get a win over Pachanga FC

Louis Clark, seen here getting a Golden Boot award, scores a brace for Kaya FC. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Ceres FC gives Kaya first loss of the season

Mar 14, 2015 - 11:53 PM

Adrian Gallardo and Patrick Reichelt each contributed a goal for Ceres FC

Ceres La Salle FC's Adrian Gallardo gestures after scoring for his team. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Clark powers Kaya in win versus Global

Mar 08, 2015 - 5:36 AM

Louis Clark scores two goals to lead Kaya FC past Global FC in United Football League action

KAYA MO YAN. Kaya FC's Louis Clark scored two goals to lead Kaya past Global. File photo by Mark Cristino

Kaya FC whips Green Archers United to take top spot

Feb 16, 2015 - 6:58 AM

Kaya FC blanked Green Archers United FC 2 0 to take the move to the top of the United Football League rankings

KAYA MO YAN. OJ Porteria of Kaya FC fires a shot on goal against Green Archers United. Porteria scored on the game's goals in a 2-0 win. Photo by Mark Cristino

Loyola, Ceres advance to PFF semis

Jan 27, 2015 - 12:32 PM

Loyola Meralco Sparks FC and Ceres La Salle FC have qualified to advance to the semis of the Philippine Football Federation Smart National Club Championship after finishing as the two two teams of Group A

NEXT ROUND. Ceres FC has advanced to the semis after making the top two of Group A. Photo from Ceres Facebook

Ceres FC escapes Kaya's late game rally

Jan 23, 2015 - 5:52 AM

Defending national champs Ceres La Salle FC escaped the late game wrath of Kaya FC to kick off the final group stage of the Philippine Football Federation Smart National Club Championship

Ceres FC began their Smart Nationals campaign with a win over Kaya. Photo from Ceres FC's Facebook

National football tilt resumes

Jan 21, 2015 - 1:52 PM

The Smart National Club Championship round of eight resumes on Thursday January 22

Leaders of the football clubs participating in the PFF Smart National Club Championship during the tournament's press conference. Photo by Jaelle Nevin Reyes/Rappler

UFL: Global, Kaya remain unbeaten in Group B

Sep 28, 2014 - 12:19 PM

Top clubs Global and Kaya defeated their opponents to continue their winning ways in Group B after match day 5 of the United Football League FA League Cup

Global FC's Satoshi Otomo trying to sneak a pass through the tough defense of Laos FC. Photo by Jaelle Nevin Reyes

Kaya FC rips Forza in UFL FA League Cup

Sep 26, 2014 - 2:27 AM

Louis Clark grabbed his second career hat trick as Kaya FC continued its domination of Group B opposition

Kaya's starting 11. Photo from UFL's Facebook

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

Global FC downs Kaya to win UFL FA Charity Cup title

Jul 27, 2014 - 3:52 AM

Ending their season with another dominating performance Global FC defeated Kaya FC 3 1 to capture their second straight United Football League title

GLOBAL DOMINATION. Global FC celebrates after defeating Kaya FC to win their second straight UFL title. Photo by Jaelle Nevin Reyes/Rappler

Young talents boost Kaya FC ahead of UFL FA Cup final

Jul 25, 2014 - 5:19 PM

Kaya FC will try to unseat Global FC as UFL Football Alliance Cup champions with a younger squad bolstered by teenagers who have been promoted from their Youth squad

YOUNG MAN'S GAME. Sixteen-year-old midfielder Iñigo Herrera steals the ball from the more experienced Loyola side. Photo by Jaelle Nevin Reyes/Rappler

UFL: Kaya, Global battle anew for FA Cup Final

Jul 23, 2014 - 2:25 AM

Kaya FC and Global FC defeated their rivals to earn the coveted spots in the finals of the United Football League Football Alliance Charity Cup

KAYA MO YAN. Diego Barrera and his Kaya FC side will face Global FC with the UFL FA Cup title at stake. Photo by Jaelle Nevin Reyes/Rappler

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

Global FC solidifies top spot after 7-0 whipping of Pasargad

Mar 29, 2014 - 11:38 PM

Global FC cemented themselves on the number one spot as they made mincemeat of Pasargad

GLOBAL DOMINATION. Mark Hartmann and Global FC put a 7-0 beating on Pasargad to solidify their number one spot in the UFL. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

UFL: Kaya bucks tentative first half, beats Socceroo 4-2

Mar 29, 2014 - 9:34 PM

After letting in two goals in the first 45 minutes Kaya FC returned in the second half with their title aspirations in mind as they trumped Team Socceroo FC

UFL: Global blanks Socceroo 9-0 to keep pace with Loyola

Mar 20, 2014 - 11:06 PM

A ruthless Global FC unleashed a 9 goal onslaught on their latest victim as they toppled Team Socceroo 9 nil to stay within striking distance of league leading Loyola Meralco

UFL: Mallari propels Kaya over Global

Feb 27, 2014 - 10:41 AM

Kaya FC emerged as 1 nil winners as Eddie Mallari punched in the lone goal of the game against Global FC

UFL: Global, Army notch wins against Stallion, Pasargad

Feb 21, 2014 - 12:52 PM

Global FC rolled to a 5 0 thumping of defending champions Stallion FC while Army – GTI FC drubbed Pasargad 2 nil

GLOBAL STATUS. Global FC's Misagh Bahadoran celebrates after scoring one of his two goals Thursday night. Photo by Mark Cristino

Kaya – Loyola ends in draw, Pachanga defeats GAU

Feb 19, 2014 - 1:18 AM

The Loyola Meralco Sparks were held to a draw against Kaya FC while Pachanga – Diliman FC nipped Green Archers United 1 nil

DRAW. Loyola's Phil Younghusband (L) battles for the ball against Kaya's Masa Omura (R). Photo by Mark Cristino

UFL: Global, Kaya roll to wins over Pachanga, PSG

Feb 06, 2014 - 11:05 PM

Even this early in the season the league’s contenders are slowly separating themselves from the pretenders as Global FC thumped Pachanga – Diliman 4 1 while Kaya FC also notched a 3 1 victory over Pasargad FC

GLOBAL DOMINATION. Global's Mark Hartmann (23) dribbles the ball past Pachanga's Nathan Octavio (11). Photo by Mark Cristino

UFL: Global crushes Army-GTI; Kaya draws GAU

Feb 02, 2014 - 4:20 AM

Global FC put on a show as they dominated Philippine Army GTI 9 1 while Green Archers United and Kaya FC ended in a draw

UFL: Loyola blanks GAU for win #4, Stallion beats Kaya

Jan 28, 2014 - 11:10 PM

The Loyola Meralco Sparks mauled Green Archers United 3 0 while Stallion FC defeated Kaya FC to earn their first win of the season

FIRST TO FOUR. Robert Canedo and Phil Younghusband celebrate after a goal. Photo by Mark Cristino

UFL: Mbata, Porteria lead Kaya in 7-1 rout of Team Socceroo

Jan 23, 2014 - 11:11 PM

Emmanuel Mbata scored a hat trick while OJ Porteria had a brace of his own as Kaya FC destroyed Team Socceroo 7 1

UNA KAYA. Emmanuel Mbata registered a hat-trick en route to a blowout victory. Photo by Mark Cristino