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Sparks vs Stallion: Last Hope for AFC Cup

The grueling UFL season will come to an end this weekend, with the battle for second place, and its corresponding entry into the AFC Cup, still very much alive. Ceres-La Salle are currently in the driver’s seat with a slim advantage, but if they falter against JP Voltes in their...
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Gonzales on Impressive Center Back Stint

One of the most impressive aspects of the Loyola Meralco Sparks’ recent win over Kaya was the solid defensive performance from a makeshift back line. Alongside mainstays Joaco Cañas, Kouichi Belgira, and Eddie Mallari, midfielder Anto Gonzales was slotted into the center back position, shoring up a defense that had...
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Villanueva Reflects on Standout Outing Against Kaya

Last Saturday’s encounter between the Loyola Meralco Sparks and Kaya FC brought out an unlikely hero. Ace Villanueva, once the third-choice keeper for the Sparks, started in the game due to Guilherme Hasegawa’s injury, and he did not disappoint. With the battle for second spot at its climax, the Sparks...
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McMenemy on Villanueva: I thought he was phenomenal

Just before the start of the match against rivals Kaya FC last Saturday, an unfortunate injury struck first-choice goalkeeper Guilherme Hasegawa during the warmups. That meant head coach Simon McMenemy had no choice but to field youngster, Ace Villanueva, in what was a vital encounter in the quest to finish second...
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Sparks Regain League Second Spot With Crucial Kaya Win

The Loyola Meralco Sparks took an important step in taking second place in the 2016 UFL League after a terrific win against their rival, Kaya FC, at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. The victory propelled the Sparks to the runners-up position with 40 points and one game remaining. Before the match started,...
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Sparks vs Kaya: The Derby For Second

Despite gaining another three points against Green Archers United (GAU) at Zamboanga, the Loyola Meralco Sparks are still trailing behind Ceres-La Salle FC by one point in the race for the UFL League’s second spot. On Saturday, the Sparks will have a chance to snatch the vital runners-up position from...
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