Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Monday, September 3, 2012

With new Kaya forward/midfielder Anton Ugarte

I had to ask Antonio Ugarte is he was related to the man for whom the old Ugarte Football Field was named after (now the Ayala Triangle in Makati). "Yes, he is the brother of my great grandfather," says the Fil-Am just finished his career with San Francisco State University and signed with Kaya FC today.

"Anton" as he likes to be called, would follow Kaya's matches on the internet and even liked the club in their Facebook page. "Then someone suggested that I come over for a tryout. Coach Kale (Alvarez) liked my stuff on a video and asked me to work out with the team. I guess I did well enough for them to give me a try."

Ugarte, who plays both the forward and midfield positions, is a fan of FC Barcelona and Leo Messi. "I arrived the other week and they have made me feel like a part of the family.  And it sure is cool that there are a number of guys on this team who are from the Bay Area. It makes the transition easier. Now I hope I can contribute to Kaya's season." And he already did by scoring a goal during Kaya's title run in last weekend's Kia Cup. 

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations Antonio on making it to the UFL and Kaya FC. Thanks for following our recommendations. I hope you can continue your family tradition by eventually playing on the national team as well. Good luck on your stay there from the guys at the usapang forum.