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.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Some notes on the Ceres-Loyola match

Loyola defeated Ceres, 1-0, last Saturday during the Smart National Club Championships at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium. Phil Younghusband scored in the 40th minute to even up their head-to-head match up with Ceres at 1-1.

Loyola Meralco Sparks
CA√ĎAS, Joaquin Carlos #33
DEL ROSARIO, Anton Edward #4
DORLAS, Bongbong Roxy #11
GREATWICH, Simon Clive #8
HARTMANN, Matthew James #3
LEE, Joo Young #47
MALLARI, Edward #5
MITTER, Adam Thomas #2
TRIGO, Tomas Angel #26 (GK)
YOUNGHUSBAND, James Joseph #7 (CAPT)
YOUNGHUSBAND, Philip James #10

Matt Hartmann is the longest serving Sparks player on this squad. Loaded with veteran national players and solid foreigners. Improved defense. 

Ceres - La Salle
CASAS, Louie Michael #25 (GK)
CHRISTIAENS, Jeffrey #28
KAMA, Valentine #45
KIM, Sang Min #26 (CAPT)
OKUNAIYA, Oladipo Babsola #18
OTT, Manuel #8
PASINABO, Arnie Jr. #16
SABIO, Jason Abbott #3
SON, Yong Chan #2

I’ve said this before, wish they’d drop the La Salle tag. This is not a La Salle Bacolod team anymore. The only one with green roots is Arnie Pasinabo and J. Baguioro. Hasn’t been for a while now. It’s as faux as the Sparks and its Loyola tag or Green Archers United. It’s a pro team with its transplanted Global and Kaya players and national team vets. But it is solid. And it’s always a treat to watch Louie Casas back at goal.

J Baguioro is the only one in their starting lineup that came up from their champion U-23 team.

There’s a possibility these two teams will clash again in the finals. Looking forward to that match up.

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