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Stephan Schrock signs with United City Football Club

Beatrice Go

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Stephan Schrock signs with United City Football Club

Photo by Mymy Alagaban/Ceres-Negros FC

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Philippine football star Stephan Schrock is slated to be the captain of United City Football Club

Ceres-Negros FC star Stephan Schrock signed up under his club’s new name and management and was slated to captain the squad in the eventual resumption of the 2020 AFC Cup and the Philippines Football League’s fourth season.

The Bacolod-based squad, which has been renamed to United City Football Club, announced his signing on Tuesday, July 28.

The star midfielder continued to be committed to the club as he aimed to win more titles in both the regional and local tournaments.

“Cheers to whoever signed me, u just became the title contender #1,” wrote Schrock in an Instagram post.

United City Football Club will unveil its official logo and complete lineup on Wednesday, July 29.

A group of private investors led by MMC Sportz Asia is now managing the top club in Southeast Asia after Ceres Liner chairman Leo Rey Yanson announced that he was selling the club.

Before the coronavirus pandemic put a halt to the world of sports, the team was undefeated in the 2020 AFC Cup and stood on top of Group G with 7 points off 2 wins and 1 draw.

United City Football Club will also aim for its first PFL title under the new name as Ceres-Negros FC copped the championship in all 3 seasons of the local professional football tournament.

PFL clubs can now resume training as the joint administrative order was signed by the Games and Amusement Board, Department of Health, and Philippine Sports Commission. –

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Beatrice Go

More commonly known as Bee, Beatrice Go is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Philippine sports governance, national teams, football, and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.